Preview – The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?

The Placebo Experiment
Picture Shows: Dr Michael Mosley attempts to train his own body to respond to a vile tasting green drink. Image Credit: BBC/Windfall Films/Maia Krall-Fry.

Michael Mosley carries out an experiment for Horizon to examine the positives of the placebo effect.

In this programme Mosley “tricks” a group of people who are all suffering chronic back pain to take some medication which is actually a placebo in order to examine how taking a pill that actually has no effect than help you by tricking our mind into helping you. Mosley also examines a placebo that seems to work even though you know it is a placebo.

The Placebo Experiment is on BBC Two at 21.00.