The placebo effect and our physiology

15-06-2018

Expectations and beliefs play an important role in the placebo effect. But did you know that expectations can also have an influence on our physiology? I wonder whether expectations could have such an influence on, for instance, heartrate in our biofeedback games! What do you think?


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Crum, A. J., Corbin, W. R., Brownell, K. D., & Salovey, P. (2011). Mind over milkshakes: mindsets, not just nutrients, determine ghrelin response. Health Psychology, 30(4), 424-429.

Crum, A. J., & Langer, E. J. (2007). Mind-set matters: Exercise and the placebo effect. Psychological Science, 18(2), 165-171.

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PhD-candidate interested in how and why applied games for mental health work.

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