Researchers have found that the placebo effect does not require blindness, tricking the test subjects. Tell people they are getting a sugar pill and it still works.
No, this is not a joke. Years of research. They theorize that the theater surrounding the doctor visit, with the white coat and all, somehow makes the sugar pill work.
Could be important for audio as well. I have been working on setting up a test where I duct tape a femtoclock, or a matchbox, to the outside of a MicroRendu and do comparisons with a plain MicroRendu. But with this result, I could use regular transparent tape and tell people “this change doesn’t do anything” and it might still work. With sufficient theater surrounding it. (This was a joke.)
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