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Free The Mind (2013)

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Convinced by the Dalai Lama to apply the same methods used to study anxiety and depression to research kindness and compassion, renowned neurologist Richard Davidson examines the nature of consciousness as manifested in our physical body, and the possibility of using mental practices to change the physical structure of the brain. The results Davidson finds through the course of his studies offer new hope for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and youngsters with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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A wealth of information is sufficiently articulated, though the film's greatest strength is Ambo's compassion toward the subjects.

October 11, 2013 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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Davidson's compilation of seemingly immeasurable data is interesting, as is the doctor himself.

October 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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If you focus on its fascinating subject matter and the dramatic revelations presented here with irrefutable impact, "Free the Mind" qualifies as a pioneering inquiry at the outermost boundaries of neuroscience.

July 25, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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Danish director Phie Ambo's documentary only scratches the surface of a complex subject.

June 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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By the end of this documentary, you'll feel like a kid again, filled with wonder and questions about humanity and yourself.

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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"There's something healing about simply watching "Free the Mind" ...

May 17, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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