ICS, Psychology and Neuroscience Professor Tor Wager was interviewed by Knowable Magazine for his research on the placebo effect.
"In early April, several hundred scientists converged in the Netherlands for the first-ever meeting of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies. The topic drew psychologists, psychiatrists, physiologists, ethicists and neuroscientists, all enthusiastic about focusing a wider lens on a booming area of study: investigation of how beliefs, expectations and motivations can shape health. The well-documented, if often incidental, effects of placebos — drugs with no active ingredients, or other shams concocted to better measure another therapy’s effect — have triggered that boom"
Read more of the article: Rebranding Placebos