Posted on 6th November 2018 at 11:42
Last night I watched a very interesting programme on BBC 2
“Can my brain cure my body?” in which the lovely Dr Michael Mosely carried out an experiment on 100 people from Blackpool with chronic severe back pain.
They were led to believe that they were taking part in a clinical trial whereby half of them would be taking a new miracle pain killer and the other half placebos.
As with such trials none of them would know which they were taking but they believed there was a 50/50 chance they were on the pain killers.
However, there was a twist with this study …. unknown to them, all of them were actually taking placebos!