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Got the right personality for a placebo?


According to new neuroscience research, some personality traits might make you more likely to get pain relief from a placebo—a fake medicine.

And, the University of Michigan researchers show it’s not just your mind telling you the sham drug is working or not. Your brain’s own natural painkiller chemicals may actually respond to the pain differently depending on your personality.

Full story at Futurity.

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