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?
Exercise, loosing weight and the placebo effect
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