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Suggestible you : placebos, false memories, hypnosis, and the power of your astonishing brain

Author: Erik Vance
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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His riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Vance
ISBN: 9781426218194 1426218192 9781426217890 1426217897
OCLC Number: 978250086
Description: 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Inside the placebo effect --
Placebos, storytelling, and the birth of modern medicine --
Meet your inner pharmacist --
Hunting the mysterious placebo responder --
Your mind's parlor tricks --
The dark side of suggestion --
You are getting sleepy ... --
Satan worshipers, aliens, and other memories of things that never happened --
Suggestible us --
Sex, drugs, and ... --
Harnessing the power of expectation.
Responsibility: Erik Vance.

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His riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events.

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