Friday, October 7, 2011

The Strangeness Of The Placebo Effect

I found this on The Advice Godess. It's an interesting video on the placebo effect. Enjoy.


  1. Andy,

    Awesome video, thanks for sharing. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that belief in a god or supreme being works the same as a placebo? If a person believes god will heal them, does their belief (not god) actually heal them sometimes? I would venture to say it does, but I'd like to hear your opinion.

    1. I had a professor for a course in medical psychology and her mantra was Love your pill." From what I understand Christians don't have any edge on a nonbeliever, because they probably (all things being equal) believe in whatever treatment (God, pills, etc)the same. I don't think the effects are cumulative, for example, if you believe in God and your pills the placebo effect is bigger than just believing in pills alone.


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