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Diane Benscoter:
How cults rewire the brain

TED2009 · 6:24 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain
6:24 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

Diane Benscoter spent five years as a "Moonie." She shares an insider's perspective on the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about today's most troubling conflicts and extremist movements.

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Diane Benscoter, an ex-Moonie, is now invested in finding ways to battle extremist mentalities and their potentially deadly consequences. Full bio
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