In this episode we discuss the placebo effect, and some famous examples of this phenomenon. In research, placebos are used to determine if what is being studied has a significant affect above and beyond what we believe will happen. As essentially, a placebo can be extremely effective if we believe if will have an affect. So in essence, our mind can determine how effective something is. This can be witnessed in multiple different areas, especially when it comes to supplementation, diets and training programmes.