The paradoxical placebo effect and how it works
The placebo effect is a pretty notorious enigma in the health field. But more so for reasons of just complete ambiguity. From being studied for over 60 years, there is very little known about this technique beyond the truth of administering an inactive drug and allowing you body to virtually heal itself.
Until recently that is… professor Nicholas Humphrey started shining some light on this mystery paradox. The Emeritus Professor of Psychology at London School of Economics seeks to answer questions like why they work in first place and how we can utilize those neurological pathways to heal ourselves.