Placebo Power: sciammind

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Placebo Power: sciammind

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Scientific American Mind
Volume 16, Number 4, 2005

Head Lines
December 2005 issue


Placebo Power
By Kiryn Haslinger

Optimists are no longer alone in promoting "mind over matter." A compelling study claims there is chemical credence for the placebo effect, at least in masking pain.

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor neuroscientist Jon-Kar Zubieta, who led the work, says that people produce a natural painkilling chemical in the brain when they expect to experience relief. Researchers gave test subjects a slow, long, harmless injection of a pain-inducing salt solution into the jaw. When the injection began, the subjects were asked to rate their level of pain. As it continued, the researchers said, falsely, that they had just added pain-relieving serum into the solution. Subjects were asked again to rank their discomfort.

Throughout the episode, subjects’ brains were scanned using positron emission tomography (PET). It showed that in people who said they felt less uncomfortable, particular regions of the brain produced painkilling endorphins right after the placebo was promised. The people who expected to get relief actually produced it.

The results “open a new avenue for understanding pain as a complex experience that is moderated by a type of emotional mechanism,” Zubieta says. If the mind can induce chemical changes in the brain, psychologist and physicians could possibly devise ways to prompt natural medication through the power of suggestion. If fruitful, the approach could be tried for a variety of conditions. “The idea is to harness these mechanisms,” Zubieta explains. “Ultimately you want people to be more resilient, to have more capacity to suppress a negative experience”.


Tässä vielä muutama linkki mistä voi lukea huomattavasti enemmän tutkimuksista:
http://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2005/placebo.htm
http://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2003/paingene.htm
http://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2 ... nbrain.htm
http://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2 ... inpain.htm
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They were tattooed from head to foot, and they brandished cutlasses and big clubs with spiked knobs. They shouted ferociously in their native Finnish, and they swung cutlass and club as if berserk, sometimes felling their own men in their fury.
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hauska ajatus missähän vaiheessa trippaillaan vain kehon omalla dmt:llä
käsittääkseni siinä vaiheessa kun kuolee niin juuri ennen *lähtöä* keho erittää suuria määriä dmt:tä, tosin sen tripin voi kokea vain kerran......
työni on HUIPPU salaista.......... en tiedä siitä oikeastaan mitään
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HUUHAA wrote:
hauska ajatus missähän vaiheessa trippaillaan vain kehon omalla dmt:llä
käsittääkseni siinä vaiheessa kun kuolee niin juuri ennen *lähtöä* keho erittää suuria määriä dmt:tä, tosin sen tripin voi kokea vain kerran......
Näinhän taitaa toisinaan tapahtua. Tämä tosin riippuu huomattavasti siitä, mihin sairauteen tai tilaan kuolee. vrt. turha luulla, että tätä tapahtuu jos esimerkiksi ampuu itsensä.

Ei hymiötä, ei vissiin saisi tehdä pilaa (niin monille) vakavasta asiasta.
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Mä ammun itteni....
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