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sixpenceee:

physicswithbalzer:

sixpenceee:

This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.
Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 
These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 
It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 
SOURCE
I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

Jesus fuck, this is in the WSJ, it’s real. It’s real and my life is now complete. Humans are amazing and also fucking morons. The human body is a twat.
I LOVE HUMANS.

Things like these deserve more attention! 

sixpenceee:

physicswithbalzer:

sixpenceee:

This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.

Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 

These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 

It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 

SOURCE

I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

Jesus fuck, this is in the WSJ, it’s real. It’s real and my life is now complete. Humans are amazing and also fucking morons. The human body is a twat.

I LOVE HUMANS.

Things like these deserve more attention! 

swinton:

This is my favorite dog, Brownie. Even though she’s a tad lazy. And is a tad afraid of me. But she’s always polite and shakes my hand. And she’s great at keeping secrets. Look at her wink.

(via the-fox-says-fuck-you)

introvertedhippie asked: Honestly I think the power of the mind is so underrated it's ridiculous. The place effect is, in my opinion, one of the greatest things evolution has given us and we've yet to understand it. From taking sugar pills thinking they're actual pills to take surgeries to even religion. If a person really believes whatever they are doing is real even if it's not it can become actualized. It's astonishing

sixpenceee:

YES!

YES!

THIS IS WHERE I STAND COMPLETELY

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

-Nikola Tesla

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