Telesomatic events

image showing telepathy between two people as brightly coloured waves

A woman had been writing a letter to her daughter when her right hand began to burn intensely. A short time later she received a phone call from her daughter’s college to tell her that there had been an accident and her daughter’s right hand had been burned with acid.

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The nocebo effect

A scale showing the balance between placebo and nocebo

Positive expectations drive the placebo effect, whereas negative expectations drive the nocebo effect. In both cases, the brain simply does what it can to meet these expectations.

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