Tylenol May Blunt Emotions

In a randomized, controlled trial, 85 people took 1,000 milligrams of Tylenol or a placebo. After an hour, researchers showed them several images in random order. The images ranged from extremely pleasant (children laughing in a park with kittens) to neutral (a...

The Placebo Effect in Fighting Colds and Flu

The concept of placebos goes back centuries. During the late 1700’s the word placebo was referred to as an inert substance falsely presented as a real drug in order to improve a person’s health. Fast-forward to 2010, a Harvard Medical School study found...


We recently posted on the nocebo response; the better known entity is placebo. The placebo response is fascinating, as it is a very real response. Our studies generally involve testing the effects of a drug, or procedure, versus placebo. For instance, if we have a new...
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