Posts Tagged: placebo effect

It’s All In Your Head…And the Rest of Your Body

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You’re probably aware of the placebo effect—because you think it’s real medication, a sugar pill, for example, relieves your pain—but have you heard of its evil twin, the nocebo effect? Through different biological mechanisms, it achieves something very similar to the placebo effect, but reversed: If you’re told your sugar pill causes side effects like […]

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Science Saturday

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So, might time travel explain the problems with the super-collider? For the first time, photographic evidence of the placebo effect in action. Performance affects perception, even for professional athletes. If you’ve always suspected that your bullying boss is an idiot, science has your back. I wouldn’t recommend emailing the story to your boss, however, unless […]

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