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10 Crazy Facts About the Placebo Effect

The Placebo Effect is one of the strangest and least understood phenomenons found in human physiology and psychology. Most of us know a thing or two …

The Placebo Effect Is Real. Now Doctors Just Have To Work Out How To Use It

It’s fair to say this shift wouldn’t have happened without Ted Kaptchuk, who heads Harvard’s placebo program. Over 35 years, he’s been investigating …

Are All Placebo Effects Equal? Placebo Pills, Sham Acupuncture, Cue Conditioning and Their Association

Abstract<p>Placebo treatments and healing rituals have been used to treat pain throughout history. The present within-subject crossover study examines …

The extremum theory: Understanding the placebo effect

You must unlearn what you have learned- Yoda, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi<p>Good day to you ladies and gentleman. Today I would like to …

Which wins- the mental attitude or the placebo effect?

When we take pharmaceuticals or homeopathic remedies to alleviate symptoms, it is hard to determine if the drug is the active agent or our brain is. …

The Placebo Effect: Transforming Biology With Belief

Natural Law (Part 1): A Reformed Satanist Illuminates Our Natural Power To Create<p>Published<p>1 day ago<p>on<p>July 29, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>As human beings, …

Human Transmission of Alzheimer's Protein May Have Occurred as Result of Medical Procedures

<b>Amyloid beta pathology in the grey matter and blood vessel walls characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the related cerebral amyloid</b> …

The Neuroscience Behind Moral Behavior

<b>An Investigation of Patients with Macroanatomical Brain Lesions</b><p>In 1888, Leonore Welt, a Swiss physician, reviewed a series of patients with damage to …

Preventing long-term mental health issues in Nepal

Call-in radio programme aims to reduce psychological impact of earthquake.<p>More than 8,700 people have died since the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal. As the country begins to rebuild, mental health professionals are reaching out to those in need.<p>"I saw a lot of grief in people," says counsellor …

Mental Health

10 Slept-On Robin Williams Movies You Need to Watch

<i>Death to Smoochy</i> (2002)<p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p>When this dark comedy came out, critics didn’t know what to make of the Barney-gone-wrong caper. …

Mona Lisa, the Alien Girl Apollo 20 Found on the Moon

At the center of one of the most controversial conspiracy theory lies the notorious Apollo 20 mission, along with the strange things it …

A Letter to My Pre-Bipolar Self

Dear 17-year-old Em,<p>I know that high school has not been easy on you. Although your peers would never know it because you are a great actress, always with your big cheerleader smile, I know that when you go home, you cry a lot. I also know that many days, depression and anxiety get the better of …

The Brain

We don’t have to be monsters: The new neuroscience of genocide and mass murder

<b>Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (MGM)</b><p>The Holocaust and other genocides taught us ordinary people can enact horrors. Now we might understand the science<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 13, 2015 1:15pm (UTC)<p>In 1997, UCLA neurosurgeon Itzhak Fried described a new medical syndrome, …

Dementia 101: Types of Dementia

<b>Dementia, Alzheimer's, senility, forgetfulness.</b> All of these words point to an experience. But do they point to the same one? Are they different? Are they the same?<p>I often hear these words thrown around interchangeably. Here I hope to give some etymological clarity. Aging in America is confusing. …

Dementia

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Decades of textbook teaching could be overturned by discovery, which might also explain links between poor health and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical …

Immune System

Dear Graduate, Here's What Nobody Told You

Dear Graduate,<p>This is a big milestone moment. I hope you’re proud of all you accomplished. You did good, kid.<p>Graduation brings up a bag of mixed …

Eight men charged in Malala attack were acquitted in April, not sentenced: Pakistan police

The Pakistani police and the country's public prosecutor said Friday that eight out of 10 militants charged with involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist and later Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted in April — and not sentenced to life in prison as reported at the …

Malala Yousafzai

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

Transcendental Meditation for Depression and Anxiety

<b>Is TM right for You?</b><p>Transcendental meditation has been used in therapy offices for depression and anxiety for over 35 years. This adjunct therapy has …

Meditation