We Believe Because We Evolved That Way part two

Why we have a placebo effect - Part II By Peter Blanch continued.... Bruce Hood (Hood 2009) in his book “Supersense: why we believe in the unbelievable” makes a couple of quite pertinent points. He outlines a simple experiment he uses in his presentations where he presents to the audience ‘the pen’ (he admits to stretching the truth here) … [Read more...]

We Believe Because We Evolved That Way part one


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Australian Institute for Sport

Why we have a placebo effect - Part I By Peter Blanch For a long time now, I have stood with my feet precariously placed on two icebergs that sometimes slowly drift apart and sometimes drift back together again (obviously increasing and decreasing my sensation of precariousness).  The first iceberg is where I started as a clinician, with both … [Read more...]