Conscious Culture 026: The Placebo Effect
Jun 10, 2021 3:33 am
The Placebo Effect
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This week we're discussing the Placebo Effect, the Attention Diet, and the Hedonic Treadmill.
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The Placebo Effect: Mind Over Matter
“The mind can hold tremendous power over our bodies. People walking over burning coal with no sign of pain, seemingly average people achieving feats of superhuman strength, or even just the everyday Joe overcoming tremendous adversity - we’ve all heard the stories. This influence of the mind is often undermined and even brushed aside as wishful thinking.”
“Distractions have become so pervasive in the digital age that we've come to accept them as normal. Here's how we can escape their grip and free our minds a little.”
The Hedonic Treadmill - Are We Forever Chasing Rainbows?
“The hedonic treadmill (also known as hedonic adaptation) is a theory positing that people repeatedly return to their baseline level of happiness, regardless of what happens to them.”
“Learn and apply fundamental machine learning concepts with the Crash Course, get real-world experience with the companion Kaggle competition, or visit Learn with Google AI to explore the full library of training resources.”
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SEO Glossary: The Basic Terms Everyone Needs To Know
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“ThanAverage is a small unscientific investigation into how we value and compare ourselves to each other.”
Quote of the Week
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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