Plenary session 5 – Tuesday 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM

This page contains the title, and presenters from the fifth plenary session held on Tuesday July 9, 2019, in the Grote Zaal. Please note that you can click on the presenter’s name for the full abstract.

Plenary session 5: Novel neuroimaging findings: how do placebo effects work?

Christian Büchel: The role of the periaqueductal gray in placebo and nocebo.

Lauren Atlas: Dissociating psychological and neural components of placebo and expectancy-based modulation.

Vitaly Napadow: Brain concordance supports patient/clinician therapeutic alliance and modulates placebo analgesia: a hyperscan fMRI approach.

Floris de Lange: How are expectations and sensations combined in the sensory brain?

Vishvarani Wanigasekera: Placebo effects in RCTs: emerging neuroimaging evidence and implications for the additivity model in RCTs.