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Religion and the Placebo Effect (with Dr. Andy Thomson)

Sep 24, 2013 4:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Dr. Andy Thomson, MD, is a staff psychiatrist for Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia Student Health Center, as well as the University of Virginis Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. He joins us for a fascinating look at the human brain as it relates to belief, and he'll share a perspective on The Placebo Effect that might not be what you expect. LINKS: Book: "Why We Believe in God(s) by Dr. Andy Thomson  Dr. Andy Thomson Speech: “Morality: From the Heavens or from Nature” “The Moral Life of Babies” “The Moral Instinct" by Steven Pinker   "Science in Hollywood" - Carolyn Porco

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