You’ve heard of the placebo effect, but the nocebo effect is just as powerful. Scientists have linked it to the controversial “WiFi Sickness,” and others. Laci breaks down the Nocebo Effect, and how it’s affecting thousands of people around the world.
“The Nocebo Effect: How We Worry Ourselves Sick”
“Many of us hope to find Wi-Fi wherever we go, preferably for free.”
“Mass Psychogenic Illness Attributed to Toxic Exposure at a High School”
“Epidemic hysteria, also referred to as mass psychogenic or sociogenic illness and transient situational disturbance, was first described over 600 years ago, and it has been reported in a variety of cultures and settings.”
“FEELING QUEASY? WI-FI ‘SICKNESS’ ALLEGEDLY AFFECTS 5 PERCENT OF POPULATION”
“Some people can’t live without wireless — most in the modern world probably would classify themselves in this category. But, there are those on the flip side who can’t even live around Wi-Fi. Seriously.”
“Effects of cell phone radiofrequency signal exposure on brain glucose metabolism.”
“The dramatic increase in use of cellular telephones has generated concern about possible negative effects of radiofrequency signals delivered to the brain.”
“Provocation with stress and electricity of patients with ‘sensitivity to electricity'”
“Twenty-four patients with self-reported “sensitivity to electricity” were divided into two groups and tested in a double-blind provocation study.”
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