Thursday, November 23, 2017

5 Ways to Use the Unbelievable Power of Placebo


Technology is advancing at an astonishing rate.

Developers are squeezing computer components into smaller and smaller spaces, so that it's possible to fit millions of microprocessors onto the head of a pin. Yet despite this rapid growth in capability, the human brain remains the most powerful ‘computer’ on the planet.

If you could look inside your brain, you'd find it contained 100 billion nerve cells called neurons. Each of these has the equivalent of around 60 megabytes of RAM. 
That's enough to process thousands of operations every second. Multiply that by 100 billion and you get some idea of the power sitting on top of your shoulders.

And if you've ever wondered just how powerful your brain is, the placebo effect provides the perfect example.


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