Lecture on the Placebo-Effect

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Date and time
Nov 24, 2020 12:45 - 14:00

Lecture on the Placebo-Effect

Everyone has heard about the Placebo-effect: but what exactly is it and how does it affect our lives? 

When you take a pill, your brain starts to anticipate. Based on certain expectations, it produces painkilling or soothing substances: the so-called placebo effect. That’s why your headache possibly vanishes after swallowing a fake pill. 

Prof. dr. Andrea Evers (Health Care Psychology Leiden) investigates how physicians can use this placebo effect to cure their patients more efficiently. And now she will be giving a lecture about the Placebo-effect as a part of the Week of Inspiration.

You can find more info and the link to the Livestream on www.utwente.nl/weekofinspiration.