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Neuroscience: Illness is not all in your mind—but a lot of it is

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And that’s a good thing, too. Here’s an item from Discover that we mightn’t have expected in a pop science mag:

Once dismissed as a curiosity, the placebo effect is now recognized as the key to the brain’s “inner pharmacy.” If only doctors knew how to open the medicine cabinet.

We’d have to pay to read the rest but this opener will take some wrecking, to add in materialist sludge.

2 Replies to “Neuroscience: Illness is not all in your mind—but a lot of it is

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    Robert Byers says:

    Illness is real. however i think the power of the memory can affect the body.
    its not our brain but our memory and it can mimic things.

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: Although I’ve often heard said, ‘just because you say are a Christian doesn’t necessarily make you one’, it turns out that Atheists have a worse problem than the Christian does in that regards. As this atheistic article points out, ‘just because you say you are an Atheist doesn’t necessarily make you one’:

    Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke By Nury Vittachi | July 6th 2014
    Excerpt: “atheism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,” says Graham Lawton, an avowed atheist himself, writing in the New Scientist. “They point to studies showing, for example, that even people who claim to be committed atheists tacitly hold religious beliefs, such as the existence of an immortal soul.”
    This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since we are born believers, not atheists, scientists say.,,,
    This feeling of having an awareness of another consciousness might simply be the way our natural operating system works.,,,
    Of course these findings do not prove that it is impossible to stop believing in God. What they do indicate, quite powerfully, is that we may be fooling ourselves if we think that we are making the key decisions about what we believe, and if we think we know how deeply our views pervade our consciousnesses. It further suggests that the difference between the atheist and the non-atheist viewpoint is much smaller than probably either side perceives.,,,
    In the meantime, it might be wise for religious folks to refrain from teasing atheist friends who accidentally say something about their souls. And it might be equally smart for the more militant of today’s atheists to stop teasing religious people at all.
    We might all be a little more spiritual than we think.
    http://www.science20.com/write.....oke-139982

    James 2:19
    You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.

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