Ask The Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists SA episode

Fri, 17th Jul 2015

Why does the placebo effect work?

An assortment of drugs (c) Melinda @ Wikipedia

Why does the placebo effect work? Why do we get goosebumps? Why does scratching relieve itches? How can you fix bad breath? Why is it hard to wee if someone else is there? How long does food stay in the stomach? Plus, why screams are scary.

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