4 Amazing Psychological Experiments

The placebo effect

The placebo effect explains how our mind and body works hand in hand.

As explained by Jeremy Dean Phd. Psychology. Perhaps you’ve had the experience that a headache improves seconds after you take an aspirin? This can’t be the drug because it takes at least 15 minutes to kick in.


Your mind knows you’ve taken a pill, so you feel better. In medicine it seems strongest in the case of pain: some studies suggest a placebo of saline (salty water) can be as powerful as morphine.

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