Spark My Muse

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Esp 88: Suggestible to Healing-Placebo Science, guest Erik Vance - Spark My Muse

November 18, 2016

Humans are suggestible and science writer Erik Vance has studied how that talent can offer us a healthier and better life. Today, Erik shares tales of getting electric shocks, faith healing, and encountering a witch doctor to get himself cursed to write his recent book "Suggestible You"; and we discuss the ways experts in medicine and science are finding that our brains can be primed to lessen our pain and ease our symptoms and suffering. His findings are remarkable.

Show notes have extras including links to his book, min-by-min details and related episodes I've done with false memory expert Dr Steven Porter, and on Ellen Banger's work on placebo effect. Find that at

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