Placebo: Doctor You
Part of Clod Ensemble's Placebo
This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018.
How do placebos work? Why do sugar pills get real results? There’s only one way to find out. Join placebo researcher Dr. Jeremy Howick to get up close and personal with the evidence for mind-body healing and placebo responses. You’ll explore the mechanisms and evidence for placebos, which include expectations and empathy, neural mechanisms, social connections and agency. Plus, submit yourself to a range of exercises designed to trigger healing, play doctor and make your own plan to harness the power of placebos.