Psychology & Psychiatry

If you expect an itch, you'll get an itch

If you expect something is going to itch, the itching really does get worse. Leiden health psychologist Danielle Bartels has proved the effect of negative expectations on itching. What's remarkable is that this nocebo effect ...

Medical research

The placebo effect meets the proteome

The molecular bases of the placebo effect are poorly understood. A team led by LMU researcher Karin Meissner has now studied the phenomenon in the context of nausea, and identified specific proteins that correlate with its ...

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