Why does the placebo effect work? [Science Video]

The placebo effect is a long-recognised phenomenon that has played an important part in the history of medicine — from the healing powers of Stonehenge to administering placebo drugs to modern day patients. But it’s not until recently that science has begun to truly understand how the placebo effect really works.

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One Response to Why does the placebo effect work? [Science Video]

  1. Better question: What’s up with the Nocebo effect?
    Nocebo’s the exact same thing as a placebo, but it makes you feel worse rather than better – and can actually kill people in the most extreme cases.

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