Sunday, May 22, 2016

Philosophy Wire: Placebo. Mind training.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-05-22]: Scientist have discovered a way to make neurons respond to a placebo (a medically ineffective treatment), in the same way as they would to medically effective treatment, according to a new study. [1] But if something responds to a placebo, then it is not a placebo after all. If it works, it is not ineffective after all. Words. Definitions. Ruling our pockets. And our lives...

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