Tag Archives: placebo effect

August 31

Psychosurgery: from ice picks to electrodes

If you were to hazard a guess at the date of the first neurosurgery, what would you say? An image from [1] showing evidence of brain surgery in a Stone Age skull I’m going to bet that “the Stone Age” didn’t occur to you as a legitimate answer, but a skeleton dated to roughly 5000 B.C. […]

February 19

From Gold Thongs to Opioid Receptors: The Placebo Effect

All things considered, maybe it’s not so preposterous that our perceptions of pain or other ills can change if our brain expects them to.