How Placebos Change the Patient's Brain

@article{Benedetti2011HowPC,
  title={How Placebos Change the Patient's Brain},
  author={Fabrizio Benedetti and Elisa Carlino and Antonella Pollo},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={339-354}
}
Although placebos have long been considered a nuisance in clinical research, today they represent an active and productive field of research and, because of the involvement of many mechanisms, the study of the placebo effect can actually be viewed as a melting pot of concepts and ideas for neuroscience. Indeed, there exists not a single but many placebo effects, with different mechanisms and in different systems, medical conditions, and therapeutic interventions. For example, brain mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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