Can we knowingly fool ourselves? In episode 86 of Parsing Science we talk with Darwin Guevarra from Michigan State University about his research exploring how placebos sometimes have the power to reduce neural markers of emotional distress, even in cases in which people are told told that they’re only taking a placebo rather than an active drug. His open access article, “Placebos without deception reduce self-report and neural measures of emotional distress,” was published with Jason S. Moser, Tor Wager & Ethan Kross on July 29th, 2020 in the journal Nature Communications.
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Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
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What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers