In the News! Unlocking the Healing Power of You – National Geographic Magazine Published On December 6, 2016 Social Media Share this article Facebook Twitter LinkedIn At the University of Florida, Parkinson’s disease patient Russell Price undergoes surgery to implant a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead that will deliver electrical impulses to motion-controlling parts of his brain, treatment which has been shown to provide substantial relief from symptoms in appropriately selected patients. Additional improvement in some patients may also derive from the mere expectation that the procedure will help—the so-called placebo effect. “It’s not a magical thing,” says neurologist Michael Okun. “It’s another part of the brain that is producing a beneficial effect not directly related to the action of our treatment.” By Erik Vance Photographs and Videos by Erika Larsen Science is showing that how you feel isn’t just about what you eat, or do, or think. It’s about what you believe! To read the full article and see the video please use this link! To view the video only click here!