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What Can Placebos Do?

Duration: 01:34

Placebos work due the power of our expectations. Here are some of the surprising things that a placebo can do. Even the size and shape of the pill can make a difference.

Available since: Thu 13 Feb 2014

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Horizon 2013-2014, The Power of the Placebo

8/12 Investigating how placebos work, and how we could all benefit from their hidden power.

First broadcast: 17 Feb 2014

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