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02 August 2017

The reality of the so-called placebo effect is well established.

The reality of the so-called placebo effect is well established. US Scientists have discovered that it works for the emotional impact of romantic rejection, too. They monitored the brain activity of volunteers who had recently undergone an "unwanted romantic breakup”. When participants were given a nasal spray which – they were told – could reduce emotional pain, they felt less emotional distress when shown a picture of their ex and areas of their brain associated with feel-good chemicals like dopamine became more active, while others linked to rejection quieted.

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