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.


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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