This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.
Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year.
These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough?
It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed.
I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST
“I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”
Thats mildly hilarious
They sold her a wolf. Where is this shelter??? I have a mighty need.
That’s the most southern thing i ever heard and it’s so cute!
You’re more distracted than a kitten in a room full o’ yarn
I take that back.
THAT WAS FREAKING TOO MUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE!
My music theory professor was born and raised in Georgia, and got his degree from Ole Miss. Some of the stuff he says is gold. For instance, about one of the composers we were learning about, this is what he said:”That man was a musical genius, I tell you what, but he was crazier than a batsy bug.”