09/16/2013 01:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Alan Alda And The Truth About Hypnosis (VIDEO)

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Alan Alda told me about the first time he was hypnotized. When he was an out-of-work actor, Alan got paid $25 to participate in a psychiatric study where he was hypnotized. He told me that there was no doubt in his mind that it worked! Today, he puts himself into a hypnotic trance when he's in unpleasant situations -- like when he's getting an MRI.

Watch Alan's new PBS broadcast, "Brains on Trial" for a fascinating look at neuroscience in the courtroom.

See below for more on Alan's work in science and his legendary career:

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