The Neuroscience Report—Vol. 32 (December 28, 2015): The Power of Placebo

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The latest in neuroscience—sorted and summarized for you

Welcome to The Neuroscience Report where each week we will highlight a specific topic in neuroscience and provide you with links to 5 journal articles, 5 news articles, and 5 wildcard picks. Brought to you by Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience—your source for peer-reviewed, evidence-based information.

This week’s topic: The Power of Placebo

Journal Articles

Placebo Effects in Medicine

Placebo and Nocebo Effects in the Neurological Practice

Rethinking Psychopharmacotherapy: The Role of Treatment Context and Brain Plasticity in Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Interventions

Molecular Mechanisms of Placebo Responses In Humans

The Use of Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials for the Approval of Psychiatric Drugs:

Part I—Statistics and the Case for the “Greater Good”

Part II—Ethical Considerations Related to the Individual Participant

News Articles

Expensive” Placebo Beats “Cheap” One in Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Why Do Americans Respond to Drug Placebos More Than Any Other Nationality

Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

Homeopathic Drugs: No Better Than Placebos?

Is the Placebo Effect in Some People’s Genes?


The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015

The Making of Dr. Oz

The Placebo Effect: Harnessing the Healing Power of the Mind

The Quackish Cult of Alternative Medicine

The Onion: FDA Approves Sale Of Prescription Placebo

Have a great week!

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