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Why Do Placebos Work?


Placebos are treatments that don’t actually do anything. They have no medical effect and no active medicine. It’s not a drug that is intended to improve your health. So why do they sometimes work? Well, it turns out your brain is super powerful – so powerful that it can even trick itself! Join Alie Astrocyte as she explores the fun facts about the neuroscience of placebos.

[Video and text source: Neuro Transmissions YouTube channel]