The Placebo Effect

18 Sep

The other day, I came across this comic, on the neurobiology of the placebo effect, from Scientific American:

It is pretty great. For a more detailed information of how the brain can decrease our perception of pain, check out the gate control theory of pain.

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One Response to “The Placebo Effect”

  1. littlehistorian November 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    I like the Pez. I bet most medicine in the past had a placebo effect, if it didn’t actually make you worse!

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