Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs
Is anyone here well versed enough in psychology to explain how one can have a placebo effect opposite to the expected direction, e.g. preferring a $10 printer cable to a $200 audiophile USB cable? Or for that matter having any differential placebo effect at all when one doesn't expect a difference?
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There are so many psychological effects that have influence on our hearing (and our thinking and all other senses as well).
If you guys want to get deeper into this topic, I highly (HIGHLY) recommend you read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman (Psychology Professor, Nobel Prize Winner).
This book made my jaw drop several times. Sometimes I needed half an our to fully understand what I read because the discoveries psychologist made in the last couple decades are soo counterintuitive.
Anyway, get this book and be prepared for some serious headaches .
Edited by Kaffeemann - 12/13/12 at 3:03pm