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The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect (How to Feel Better with Sugar Pills)

The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect is an animated short about the placebo effect by Daniel Keogh and Luke Harris. If you haven’t heard of the placebo effect before, it’s basically getting therapeutic value (like morphine) from something that has no therapeutic value (a sugar pill). For example, if someone repackaged Tic Tacs into an Aspirin bottle and sold them as pain killers without changing their ingredients, they would actually kill pain in people. Unsurprisingly, placebo’s powers and effects only gets weirder from there.


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