The brain and illusions
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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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You can train your body into thinking it’s had medicine

You can train your body into thinking it’s had medicine | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Silly picture is irrelevant but the article is intriguing. It is a series of stories about using the placebo effect to increase immuno-suppression instead of taking huge amounts of toxic drugs. It's a bit of a slog to read through but interesting just the same.

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Of the Imagination, as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body | The Quackometer

Of the Imagination, as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body | The Quackometer | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at Exeter and Plymouth Universities have issued an excited press release about how their researchers have demonstrated the benefits of acupuncture and how it would save resources for the NHS.

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Virtual reality illusions: the medical and scientific benefits

Virtual reality illusions: the medical and scientific benefits | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Is it possible to have the illusion that your body has changed radically, or that a different body is your body?

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