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Using The Placebo Effect To Enhance Your Life With An App? [VIDEO]

One of the most fascinating things you come across as someone working in health related professions is the placebo effect. Depending on how you define this effect it can either be seen as a sort of betrayal or a sort of autosuggestion. However there seems to be no discussion that this effect exists. The Placebo Research Center – a project focusing on educating people about how to create and harness a placebo effect directed by social entrepreneur Daniel Jacobs – wants to develop an app to take the placebo effect out of the lab. Here is a demo of the app:

If you want to support the app you can do join the crowdfunding at indiegogo.



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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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