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The Resource Suggestible you : a remarkable journey into the brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal, Erik Vance

Suggestible you : a remarkable journey into the brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal, Erik Vance

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Suggestible you : a remarkable journey into the brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal
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Suggestible you
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a remarkable journey into the brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal
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Erik Vance
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Suggestible you
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the curious science of your brains ability to deceive, transform, and heal
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eng
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This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events. Drawing on centuries of research and interviews with leading experts in the field, Vance takes us on a fascinating adventure from Harvard s research labs to a witch doctor s office in Catemaco, Mexico, to an alternative medicine school near Beijing (often called China s Hogwarts ). Vance s firsthand dispatches will change the way you think and feel. Expectations, beliefs, and self-deception can actively change our bodies and minds. Vance builds a case for our internal pharmacy the very real chemical reactions our brains produce when we think we are experiencing pain or healing, actual or perceived. Supporting this idea is centuries of placebo research in a range of forms, from sugar pills to shock waves; studies of alternative medicine techniques heralded and condemned in different parts of the world (think crystals and chakras); and most recently, major advances in brain mapping technology. Thanks to this technology, we're learning how we might leverage our suggestibility (or lack thereof) for personalized medicine, and Vance brings us to the front lines of such study."
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Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events. Supporting this idea is centuries of placebo research in a range of forms, including studies of alternative medicine techniques and major advances in brain mapping technology
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Vance, Erik
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153
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non fiction
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  • Mental suggestion
  • Placebos (Medicine)
  • Psychology
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adult
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the curious science of your brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal
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Suggestible you : a remarkable journey into the brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal, Erik Vance
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Inside the placebo effect -- Placebos, storytelling, and the birth of modern medicine -- Meet your inner pharmacist -- Hunting the mysterious placebo responder -- Your mind's parlor tricks -- The dark side of suggestion -- You are getting sleepy... -- Satan worshippers, aliens, and other memories of things that never happened -- Suggestible us -- Sex, drugs, and... -- Harnessing the power of expectation
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ocn961388153
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24 cm
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283 pages
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9781426217890
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2016023450
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)961388153
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Suggestible you : a remarkable journey into the brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal, Erik Vance
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Inside the placebo effect -- Placebos, storytelling, and the birth of modern medicine -- Meet your inner pharmacist -- Hunting the mysterious placebo responder -- Your mind's parlor tricks -- The dark side of suggestion -- You are getting sleepy... -- Satan worshippers, aliens, and other memories of things that never happened -- Suggestible us -- Sex, drugs, and... -- Harnessing the power of expectation
Control code
ocn961388153
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781426217890
Lccn
2016023450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)961388153

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