Placebos and placebo mechanisms

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On this edition of the Line One we discuss placebos and the work of Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti and others, who are researching the mechanisms behind placebo effects. Our guest is Dr. Virginia Campbell, creator of the Brain Science Podcast.
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  • Virginia Campbell, MD is an emergency room and palliative care physician and creator of the Brain Science Podcast that discusses recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy.

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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, July 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!