Placebo mechanisms and reward circuitry: clues from Parkinson's disease.

@article{FuenteFernndez2004PlaceboMA,
  title={Placebo mechanisms and reward circuitry: clues from Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Ra{\'u}l de la Fuente-Fern{\'a}ndez and Michael Schulzer and A. Jon Stoessl},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={67-71}
}
Recent evidence indicates that the placebo effect in Parkinson's disease is mediated by the release of dopamine in the dorsal striatum. Interestingly, there is also placebo-induced dopamine release in the ventral striatum, which establishes a connection between the placebo effect and reward mechanisms. Specifically, we propose that placebo responses are… CONTINUE READING