View full lesson: The placebo effect is an unexplained phenomenon wherein drugs, treatments, and therapies that aren’t supposed to have an effect — and are often fake — miraculously make people feel better. What’s going on? Emma Bryce dives into the mystery of placebos’ bizarre benefits. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Globizco.
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The power of the placebo effect - Emma Bryce