Ep 33: Just dumb enough to work

Just dumb enough to work

It’s called, “open label placebo,” and it seems to work by all reports. You take a sugar pill or other placebo, you know it is just a placebo, and yet sometimes, you still get some benefits.

Here’s a short NPR segment when an author is interviewed about his experiences using a placebo that he knew was a placebo to help with writer’s block.

Can Placebos Work If You Know They’re Placebos?