Comments on: Bloggingheads and the placebo effect http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/08/bloggingheads-and-the-placebo-effect/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Alan Furth http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/08/bloggingheads-and-the-placebo-effect/comment-page-1/#comment-6934 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:47:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1378#comment-6934 Here’s an interesting post on the placebo effect from The Situationist:

http://thesituationist.wordpress.com/200 9/09/18/placebo-and-the-situation-of-hea ling/

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By: James Kwak http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/08/bloggingheads-and-the-placebo-effect/comment-page-1/#comment-6524 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:39:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1378#comment-6524 Someone I am sitting to said that there are studies that show you can get a placebo effect from a drug you know is a placebo. Sorry, no cites.

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By: mike d http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/08/bloggingheads-and-the-placebo-effect/comment-page-1/#comment-6516 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 19:00:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1378#comment-6516 My old friend Tom Lee came across this a while back, riffing on the brilliant line “That’s right: someday soon scientists may be working to develop a pill that can mimic the placebo effect.”

http://www.manifestdensity.net/2008/02/2 8/tautologous-but-highly-patentable/

He was writing about this study that (I believe) shows the placebo effect has increased over time.

http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/200 8/02/27/antidepressants_depressing_news_ or_not.php

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By: Matt Stiles http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/08/bloggingheads-and-the-placebo-effect/comment-page-1/#comment-6511 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:04:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1378#comment-6511 Felix,

For some reason, I seem to remember seeing a study along those lines done in either Choices, Values and Frames by Kahneman and Tversky or Behavioral Finance by Thaler.

Sorry for not having more details. Both are good reads regardless, though.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/08/bloggingheads-and-the-placebo-effect/comment-page-1/#comment-6499 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 14:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1378#comment-6499 Treatments for the common cold often work, and are derived from the placebo effect. Lots of orange juice helps me, and whether it’s because of the placebo effect or not doesn’t really matter.

Note that “orange juice works if and only if you believe in it” is logically equivalent to “orange juice fails to work if and only if you don’t believe in it”. I have a friend for whom no common-cold remedies work, in part because he’s educated and thinks of himself as very rational, but his equilibrium is no more rational than mine, and mine works out better from a practical standpoint.

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