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2023 Nov 22

Behav Brain Res


A novel investigation of placebo analgesia through social communication in mice.


Totsch SK, Sorge RE


In rodents, placebo analgesia is often investigated through direct conditioning of stimuli, but humans can experience placebo analgesia through expectation without experience. In this study, we sought to determine whether placebo analgesia could be elicited through social communication.