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Placebo Intervention Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-23)
According to the placebo-reward hypothesis, placebo is a reward-anticipation process that increases midbrain dopamine (DA) levels. Reward-based learning processes, such as reinforcement learning, involves a large part of the DA-ergic network that is also activated by the placebo intervention. Given the neurochemical overlap between placebo and reward learning, we investigated whether verbal ...