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Amazing video about the strange powers of placebos

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The brains of placebo responders still feel pain, but interpret it differently (Study)

“In placebo responders, activity dropped in areas processing pain, but increased in areas involved in emotion. This suggests that, rather than blocking pain signals into the brain, the placebo is changing the interpretation of pain.” http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19944-would-a-placebo-work-for-you.html

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Evidence that placebos could work even if you tell people they’re taking placebos

Evidence that placebos could work even if you tell people they’re taking placebos “[…] In a clinical trial, he found that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) felt that their symptoms improved when they took placebo pills, even if they … Continue reading

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