#1
Hey guys, do you think the placebo effect is a such thing. How does one use the placebo effect to their advantage? Anyway, I was wondering if you though the Placebo was a legit theroy or total bull. Discuss.
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#2
Seems reasonable.
Why not?
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#4
The mental effect known as placebo, not the band ^^
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#5
im not so sure about it. maybe with less noticeable things it works. Like ibuprofen (advil) or something. but say, not with vikaden.
#6
It's been scientifically proven to be effective 100% of the time if done properly.
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#7
Well if you know it's a placebo, it's not gonna, innit.
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#9
how about the programs with the wave simulators that can simulate pot or LSD or coffe or stuff like that? Is it all in your head?
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you cant really use a placebo on yourself, as youd know it was a placebo, and it wouldn't work
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#11
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how about the programs with the wave simulators that can simulate pot or LSD or coffe or stuff like that? Is it all in your head?


woah, i never heard about that. ellaborate please? sounds interesting.
#12
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how about the programs with the wave simulators that can simulate pot or LSD or coffe or stuff like that? Is it all in your head?


Only if you had no idea you actually hadn't just taken the drugs. Pardon the double negative.
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Hey guys, do you think the placebo effect is a such thing. How does one use the placebo effect to their advantage? Anyway, I was wondering if you though the Placebo was a legit theroy or total bull. Discuss.


it helps even out some effects for experimental medicine. your mind tricks you in thinking that you are taking something that should help you and so it creates strong self fulfilling prophecies. people thing that the "treatment" is effecctive. but yeah, i believe its a legit theory according to psychology.
#14
The Placebo affect is always there. If people think that a pill will cure them then their mood hieghtens, once their mood hightens then their body produces less of a specific chemical which makes people depressed and as a result they get better.

However, IMO, if someone gets cured of cancer by a natural remedy then its not a placebo, despite what the Health system and pharmaceutical companies tell us
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The mental effect known as placebo, not the band ^^


i know what you were talking about.
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As they say, ignorance is a bliss


EDIT: Yes, placebos in som cases do work, our minds are alot more powerful than you think.
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#17
placebo effect is definetly real... people dont give the human mind enough credit for the way the body feels and reacts under dufferant circumstances.
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#19
I thinkj it would be pretty cool to experiment with the effect.
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#20
can there be a reverse placebo effect then? like if you are actually taking real medicine but they told you its a placebo? will your mind trick you in thinking that it really will not heal you?
#24
The is a program that has been proven to give you the effects of drugs through sound files. Called "I-Doser
#25
The audio thing is called Brainwave Synchronisation, I've tried it actually. The first time I got really alert for a while afterwards, the next time I had a migraine for a day or two.
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can there be a reverse placebo effect then? like if you are actually taking real medicine but they told you its a placebo? will your mind trick you in thinking that it really will not heal you?


No because with proper medication, your body is being treated by the pills irrespective of what your thinking. With placebos your body is being treated by your mind thinking that your getting better.
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#27
anyways.... http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3600342/I-Doser
There you go
I-doser with lots of different drug simulations. I've only tried the french roast thing that is a sample, but I think I felt a bit awake, 'couse I was kinda tired when I started listening to it.
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#28
There was a thread about the brainwave generator awhile back. Didn't work for me, but some people swore by it. But since sound has very little to do with brain activity, I doubt it has any real effect except the placebo effect.
#29
i dunno about its medical uses, but you can generally think yourself drunker, or soberer than you are, and its worked to some extent for pain relief with me...I think.
#30
The placebo effect is pretty deep. it's used for lots of things, and if you pull it off properly it WILL work.
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#31
it depends on the person. for me i get hungry when i see other people eat. so, i almost never get hungry on my own.
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If a balding man took a placebo pill being told that it was a hair growth pill, would he grow any hair??


hmm...im guessing u could convince urself u had more hair than if actually did if thats any good to u
#34
really i beleive this thing works on certain occasions i dont know about curing people but we messed with one of my friends and gave him a advil that we had shaved the letters off and told him it was a painkiller after a while of him slurring and stuff we told him what we done and he said he really felt that way and thought we lied and it really was a painkiller so, yeah i beleive it
#35
If you have trouble getting to sleep, and someone gives you a pill and they say it will help you sleep you believe that it won't be difficult to get to sleep, so you can.
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#36
Why would someone slur their speech and stuff after a single painkiller? ...
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#37
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lol.

But yes of course the placebo effect works. You'd most likely have to not know it was fake though.
#38
the placebo effect is real, a friend made my friends feel high+sleepy form smoking TEA LEAVES
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