Introduction: Mind Over Matter: Redesign My Brain (01:14)
In this 3rd and final episode, Todd Sampson will execute a Houdini-like escape, learn about body intelligence, and how to visualize and harness emotions.
Under-water Escape (03:35)
Alexandria the Great demonstrates the power of the mind by holding her breath and remaining calm while freeing herself from chains and weights.
Physical Fitness Test (02:05)
Todd Sampson undergoes the Navy Clearance Diver test.
Autonomic Nervous System Test (03:01)
Todd Sampson undergoes a bio-feedback test to track stress responses.
Test Results (01:59)
Todd Sampson scores well on physical fitness, but needs to work on diaphragmatic breathing.
Breath Holding Exercise (02:10)
Free diver Ant Williams shows Todd Sampson how to completely fill his lungs.
Underwater Breath Hold (03:29)
Todd Sampson tries to hold his breath for one minute. Ant Williams says tension affects performance.
Visualization Test #1 (03:10)
Todd Sampson throws darts while connected to a machine that tracks his gaze and arm muscle efficiency.
Translating Thoughts into Commands (03:44)
Using a multichannel high resolution EEG machine, Tan Le makes a mini-helicopter fly.
Mental-Duel Car Race (01:28)
Tan Le and Todd Sampson use brainwave technology to control toy cars.
Abdominal Contraction Exercise (03:10)
Todd Sampson stays underwater through three breathing contractions with guidance from Alexandria the Great.
Escapology Training (02:10)
Todd Sampson learns more about the 25 ft. chain and combination locks he will need to remove for his underwater escape.
Managing Emotions (03:05)
Todd Sampson learns about the science of emotional intelligence from Sue Langley. She assesses how aware he is of his emotions.
Emotion Physiology Test (02:54)
Sue Langley guides Todd Sampson through an exercise to see if he can shift his emotions from one to another. She measures his coherence ratio.
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (04:22)
Todd Sampson uses black out goggles and relies on physical reference points to escape.
Underwater Escape Trial Run (02:26)
Todd Sampson successfully unchains his hands and feet but is unable to hold his breath for 2 minutes.
Visualization Test #2 (02:07)
Todd Sampson shows improvement in eye-tracking ability and arm muscle efficiency in this second dart throwing exercise.
Second Bio-Feedback Test Results (02:19)
Todd Sampson learns about his improved test scores and coherence ratio.
Brain Scores After Training (02:06)
After three months of training, experts scan Todd Sampson's brain to document changes. Dr. Michael Merzenich says the brain can rewire at any age.
Emergency Medical Staff (02:36)
At the poolside, medical experts are ready to rescue Todd Sampson if need be. Sampson takes a moment for visualization.
Applying Chains & Locks (02:35)
While getting chained up, Sampson describes an incident the week before where he was unable to remove the locks and had to be rescued.
Death-Defying Underwater Escape (02:32)
See Todd Sampson release himself from chains secured by five combination locks.
Final Thoughts: Redesign My Brain: Mind Over Matter (01:02)
Dr. Michael Merzenich is excited about the revolution of brain plasticity medicine. Todd Sampson reminds us that anyone can improve their brain.
Credits: Redesign My Brain: Mind Over Matter (00:48)
Credits: Redesign My Brain: Mind Over Matter
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