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New York City's Placebo Buttons and The Post Hoc Fallacy

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Published on Dec 9, 2013

Placebo buttons surround you, pretending to do your bidding, learn more about things like this in You Are Now Less Dumb, the new book from the author of You Are Not So Smart.

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ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG). September 2002 edition. Web: http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/htm...

Adams, Cecil. "Do 'Close Door' Buttons on Elevators Ever Actually Work?" The Straight Dope. November 7, 1986. Web: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/r...

Arabe, Katrina C. "'Dummy' Thermostats Cool Down Tempers, Not Temperatures." ThomasNet News, Apr. 11, 2003. Web: Sept. 2012, http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2003/04...

Luo, Michael. "For Exercise in New York Futility, Push Button." The New York Times, Feb. 27, 2004. Web: Sept. 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/27/nyr...

Placebo Buttons: Does Pushing Actually Help? (2010, May 23). Retrieved 2010, from http://abcnews.go.com/: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/place...

Sandberg, Jared. "Employees Only Think They Control Thermostat." The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 15, 2003. Web: Sept. 2012, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10425....

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