© 2017 by Amsterdam Religion Cognition and Behavior Lab

GOD HELMET & PLACEBO STUDIES

Several studies from our lab show that human beliefs in the ability to unleash hidden mental powers can exert powerful effects on experience and performance. For instance, in a recent large-scale study conducted at a music festival in the Netherlands that received wide media-attention, we found that about half of all participants reported intense mystical and spiritual experiences in association with the use of a so-called ‘god-helmet’ – allegedly capable of inducing these experiences.

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The findings from this study can be found here