A follow-up fMRI study of a transferable placebo anxiolytic effect.

@article{Zhang2011AFF,
  title={A follow-up fMRI study of a transferable placebo anxiolytic effect.},
  author={Wencai Zhang and Shaozheng Qin and Jian-You Guo and Jing Luo},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={
          1119-28
        }
}
Our previous study showed that placebo expectations can develop in a transferable manner; for example, a placebo expectation developed within an analgesic experience may lead to reduced anxiety. Considering that activities in such emotion-responsive areas as the amygdala and insula can be detected through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we used fMRI to further study the transferable placebo anxiolytic effect. A main-effect analysis showed that activity in the amygdala and insula… CONTINUE READING
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