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Old 03-09-2016, 12:13 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by carlore View Post
beliefs are so powerful. its like placebo effect and psychosomatics.

how come one person can drink loads or take loads of drugs, and hardly get effected and another can't?
Reminds me of that University of New Zealand "Alcohol Placebo" study in 2003. Participants were told they were drinking vodka and lime when it was really just plain old water. Oddly enough, despite never actually drinking real alcohol, the participants displayed mental and physiological signs of intoxication. The power of belief at work.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3035442.stm
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