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Old 31 January 2013, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
Reporting less pain does not mean feeling less pain.
However, even if they don't feel less pain, but only think they feel less pain, then they feel "better" than they think they otherwise would. They feel relieved - this is only an emotional response, but it is still real, in a way. To me, that has always been my understanding of the placebo effect.
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