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Placebo Experiment 2

Rockylightning
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6/19/2011 8:27:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Test subject was asked to put his arm through a hole in a cardboard box. There was a plastic box full of bees inside the cardboard box. Once his hand was inside I told him I let the bees free so they could sting him. I then poked his arm with the sharp end of an unbended paperclip. Then I said I was going to poke his arm with the paperclip. I poked him harder than the first time, yet he still thinks the first poke was more painful (when a "bee did it").

Results:

1. Told it was a bee. Rated 9/10 on pain spectrum
2. Told it was a paperclip. Rated 5/10 on spectrum even though I poked harder.

Conclusion: Placebo intensifies, and deintensifies pain.

Yes he was getting paid this time.
Ragnar_Rahl
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6/19/2011 8:28:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This is science, not philosophy.
It came to be at its height. It was commanded to command. It was a capital before its first stone was laid. It was a monument to the spirit of man.
Rockylightning
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6/20/2011 1:35:04 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 8:28:05 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
This is science, not philosophy.

Since when can you not do philosophical experiments?
LaissezFaire
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6/20/2011 10:19:07 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 8:28:38 PM, nonentity wrote:
Where are your parents?
Should we subsidize education?
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: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
LaissezFaire
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6/20/2011 10:21:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Also, you don't know whether it was you saying bee vs. paper clip that made the difference, or whether being the 1st or 2nd poke made the difference, or some combination of both that doesn't tell you how much of the effect was which.
Should we subsidize education?
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http://mises.org...

http://lewrockwell.com...

http://antiwar.com...

: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.