Join science broadcaster Daniel Keogh (aka Australia’s Professor Funk and host of the ABC series The Stupid Species: Why Everyone – Except You – Is An Idiot) as he leads us on this short and enlightening exploration of the many strange effects of placebos (and nocebos). Watch his 3-minute video. See also: Dr. Ben Goldacre’s Rapid-Fire Story of the ‘Nocebo Effect’
Very cool. Amazing placebo examples, indeed. Thx for this, Carolyn.
Who could have guessed that placebos actually work better if you take two pills instead of one, if you take capsules instead of pills, or if the placebo is injected instead of in a capsule? Thanks for this awesome link.
Fascinating – thanks Carolyn for this look at the bizarre effectiveness of placebos.