QotW - 16.09.20 - Do animals exhibit placebo effects?

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When animal drugs testing is reported, they often compare the efficacy of an active drug to that of a placebo. I have always wondered whether there are any examples of animals actually exhibiting placebo effects (perhaps more intelligent mammals) or whether these reports should more accurately refer to a 'control group'. Do animals ever consider/appreciate the effects of medical interventions? Thanks


   
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