SBI Research Seminar September 15, 12.30-13.30 (OBS the time)

“The role of higher cognitions in placebo responses”


Karin Jensen, PhD.

Department of Clinical Neuroscience,

Karolinska Institutet

Place: Tellus, Scheeles väg 1, plan 5, Karolinska Institutet.

Until recently, theories concerning placebo and nocebo(negative placebo) mechanisms had a strong emphasis on conscious expectations, suggesting that higher order areas of the brain process the predictive cues associated with pain relief. Recent findings challenge existing placebo models and suggest that placebo responses can be elicited outside of conscious awareness and in individuals with severe intellectual disabilities


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