Monday, October 03, 2005

Unpolished Ideas About Neuroscience Discovery...and Other Stuff

Every once in a while I take some ideas out of the tumbler before they are polished, and inflict them on the world, complete with grit and rough surfaces.

Those who read the Ann Arbor News, and perhaps some other sources, may have heard about this study.  One of the neuroscientists at the University of Michigan did a brain scan study on the placebo effect, showing that there are visible changes in the functioning of the brain when a person has a positive response to a placebo.  (For an interesting tangent, see also this study concerning gender differences in pain perception.)  Continue reading here.

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