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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 2: Meeeeeeeeee! Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Meeeeeeeeee! Summary and Analysis

Feynman eagerly volunteers to participate in a hypnosis demonstration that will be performed by a visiting psychology professor. He is very excited about the idea of a new learning experience.

When Feynman is in a trance, the hypnotist tells him things like, "You can't open your eyes." The entire time, Feynman is pretty sure he could open his eyes and yet he chooses not to. Before he lifts the trance, the hypnotist tells Feynman that he will not walk straight back to his chair after his experience, but instead will take the long way around the room. This time, Feynman is consciously determined to resist. However, later when he is walking back to his chair he feels so uncomfortable that he is forced to turn around and walk the other way. Feynman then realizes he had been under the...

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