Posted by: grokscience | December 2, 2015

Prescribing Placebos

EC-Head-Shot-200x300Throughout history, physicians have made use of the placebo effect. Now, scientists are trying to understand how and why placebos work. On this episode, Professor John Kelley, the Deputy Director of the Program in Placebo Studies & the Therapeutic Encounter at Harvard Medical School discusses the mechanisms of the placebo effect and its role in medicine.

Take the blue pill… 😉

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