Dr Ben Goldacre - The Placebo effect
Type of Spiritual Experience
I don't agree with Ben about the lying, giving a placebo is not lying or deceiving it is a form of treatment that works by belief, but the video is helpful nevertheless.
A description of the experience
The placebo effect - NHS choices
Ben Goldacre, doctor and author of Bad Science, explains what the placebo effect is and describes its role in medical research and in the pharmaceutical industry.
The source of the experienceScientist other
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsPlacebo effect
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBelieving in the spiritual world
Enacting ritual and ceremony