Tag Archive | Placebo effect

The iPhone Placebo Effect

Kudos to Jimmy Kimmel (of all people) for pointing out our silly obsession with the new. While this may be funny to those of us who don’t have every iDevice (pretty sure that isn’t really a word and I made it up) ever made, this probably isn’t too different from how we react to numerous […]

Interesting Statistics from 60 Minutes

I can’t embed the videos here at this point, but here are a series of videos from recent 60 Minutes episodes that reference statistics in the news. First, on a recent case of forged credentials and misrepresented data at Duke University. The main piece can be found here. A bit about the researcher and his overstated […]