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(Scientific American)   How powerful is the placebo effect? "[P]eople who stand in powerful poses (think Superman) for a minute or two, have similar hormonal changes to people who are given actual power and authority over another person"   (scientificamerican.com ) divider line
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2012-10-22 10:53:57 AM  
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Worked for him.
 
2012-10-22 11:05:57 AM  
I do hear the theme song to the tv show when I stand like that

/and then I remember how freakin old that is
 
2012-10-22 11:28:56 AM  
As the kids are saying it these days, "Done in one."
 
2012-10-22 11:44:45 AM  
That article was exactly what I expected!
 
2012-10-22 12:34:55 PM  
That's why I oil up and strike the crab pose.
 
It really brings the striation out in my tittays.
 
2012-10-22 12:35:10 PM  
In other words if you look like a wolf or a sheepdog the sheep will obey without question.

This has been known to all alpha males since before God was a twinkle in the Universe's eye
 
2012-10-22 12:36:05 PM  
Positive thinking can be a motivator. More at 11.
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2012-10-22 12:39:57 PM  
No wonder the Politics tab is full of such strong, powerful men

www.oddpic.com
 
2012-10-22 12:45:28 PM  
Power stance!

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2012-10-22 01:06:59 PM  
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Doesn't know what to think about this
 
2012-10-22 01:09:20 PM  
Sometimes a beard works, too.
 
2012-10-22 01:22:18 PM  
www.vanityfair.com

/ hormones
 
2012-10-22 01:37:08 PM  
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2012-10-22 02:00:00 PM  
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2012-10-22 03:20:47 PM  
That was a pretty interesting article. I especially liked the part regarding phantom limbs and the brain accepting a virtual reality avatar as its own. So many implications and possibilities. I wonder how many years it will be until we can remove the brain from the body and put it in something else. I want to be a race-car when I grow up! That turns into a jet-fighter!

I guess it would be easier to just replace my feet with wheels and my hands with turbines. But I'll need an energy source with more output than digestion.

On the other side of that it means the mind can sort of accept a virtual world as a real world, which makes a The Matrix style VR theoretically possible. So maybe I can just pretend to be a race-car-jet-fighter in a fake world, as long as the sensory input is detailed enough.

Really wish I could be around 100+ years from now, just to see what we do with this capability of the brain. Or how we change the brain itself. And in case flying cars ever happen.

/Wasn't there an old Playstation commercial that showed a neural interface? It was like PS13, but until then, here's the PS2 or whatever was coming out at the time.
 
2012-10-22 03:28:27 PM  
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2012-10-22 03:47:32 PM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: /Wasn't there an old Playstation commercial that showed a neural interface? It was like PS13, but until then, here's the PS2 or whatever was coming out at the time.


PS9. (pops)
 
2012-10-22 04:14:13 PM  
Smiling will make you feel happier. I know it sounds dumb, but it's actually true. And it costs you nothing.

Try it.
 
2012-10-22 04:21:10 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: And it costs you nothing.


Seeing as how I'm fueled by my constant rage, it costs me my ability to smite those who I deem deviant.
 
2012-10-22 04:36:05 PM  
Did the original article say sheeple or something?
 
2012-10-22 04:37:08 PM  
Where can I get this "placebo"!??!
 
2012-10-22 07:31:37 PM  

Shazam999: Where can I get this "placebo"!??!


drugline.org
 
2012-10-22 10:29:50 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Shazam999: Where can I get this "placebo"!??!

[drugline.org image 200x200]


That crap does nothing for me even as a placebo.

/wheres the damn ephedrine
 
2012-10-22 11:15:39 PM  
SHAZAM!
 
2012-10-23 02:11:07 AM  
people that were not raised immersed in religion have not experienced how strong The Force can be. and those who were raised immersed in religion don't realize how bamboozled they are if they never pop their head up out of the mole hole and take a look at the world around them.
 
2012-10-23 03:04:29 AM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: That was a pretty interesting article.


I thought it was a terrible article. the major flaw was that it referred to things that had obvious dose-related effects as "placebos." How can they be placebos? If anything, this article shows various non-pharmaceutical medical interventions that need to be considered by health scientists and professionals because they are effective.
 
2012-10-23 03:28:56 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Eddie Ate Dynamite: That was a pretty interesting article.

I thought it was a terrible article. the major flaw was that it referred to things that had obvious dose-related effects as "placebos." How can they be placebos? If anything, this article shows various non-pharmaceutical medical interventions that need to be considered by health scientists and professionals because they are effective.


Placebos can have a dose related effect if the person thinks a larger dose will make a placebo stronger.
 
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