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The evolutionary psychology of healing: a human success story


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summary

Humphrey and Skoyles proposes an evolutionary explanation for the placebo paradox: even though it might be possible in theory, in practice our brains dare not routinely invoke powerful recovery mechanisms because they have costs that often outweigh the benefits.

item type
article in a journal
authors
Nicholas Humphrey and John Skoyles
pubmed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22975000
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journal
Curr Biol
year
2012
month
Sep
volume
22
number
17
pages
R695-8

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