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Placebos Can Lower Emotional Distress, Even When People Know They’re Taking Placebos – ScienceAlert

New research exploring the strange boundaries of the placebo effect has turned up another mysterious oddity: placebos have the power to reduce neural markers of emotional distress, even in cases where people have been told in advance they’re only tak

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New research exploring the strange boundaries of the placebo effect has turned up another mysterious oddity: placebos have the power to reduce neural markers of emotional distress, even in cases where people have been told in advance they’re only taking a placebo, and not an active drug.
It’s a result the researchers claim may be a first-of-its-kind demonstration of a ‘non-deceptive’ placebo conferring genuine, measurable psychobiological changes not just self-reported benefits or behavioural o…

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