Placebo Intervention Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals.

Placebo Intervention Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals.
Related ArticlesPlacebo Intervention Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals. Sci Rep. 2017 01 23;7:41028 Authors: Turi Z, Mittner M, Paulus W, Antal A Abstract 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 instructions in conjunction with a placebo intervention are capable of enhancing reward learning in healthy individuals by using a monetary reward-based reinforcement-learning ... read more
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