• Fabrizio Benedetti
  • Paul Enck
  • Elisa Frisaldi
  • Manfred Schedlowski

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 225)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luana Colloca
      Pages 17-35
    3. Debora L. Morton, Wael El-Deredy, Anthony K. P. Jones
      Pages 71-80
    4. Lene Vase, Gitte Laue Petersen, Karen Lund
      Pages 121-136
  3. Emerging Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Elisa Carlino, Alessandro Piedimonte, Elisa Frisaldi
      Pages 149-157
    3. Laura Wendt, Antje Albring, Manfred Schedlowski
      Pages 159-181
    4. Andrea W. M. Evers, Danielle J. P. Bartels, Antoinette I. M. van Laarhoven
      Pages 205-214
  4. Clinical Practice and Clinical Trials

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-311

About this book


Due to the recent explosion of placebo research at many levels the Editors believe that a volume on Placebo would be a good addition to the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology series. In particular, this volume will be built up on a meeting on Placebo which will be held in Tuebingen (Germany) in January 2013, and where the most prominent researchers in this field will present and exchange their ideas. The authors who will be invited to write chapters for this volume will be the very same speakers at this meeting, thus guaranteeing high standard and excellence in the topic that will be treated. The approach of the book is mainly pharmacological, including basic research and clinical trials, and the contents range from different medical conditions and systems, such as pain and the immune system, to different experimental approaches, like in vivo receptor binding and pharmacological/behavioral conditioning. Overall, the volume will give an idea of modern placebo research, of timely concepts in both experimental and clinical pharmacology, as well as of modern methods and tools in neuroscience.


Brain imaging Clinical practice Clinical trials Neuropharmacology Placebo response

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Benedetti
    • 1
  • Paul Enck
    • 2
  • Elisa Frisaldi
    • 3
  • Manfred Schedlowski
    • 4
  1. 1.Neuroscience Department and National Institute of Neuroscience LabsUniversity of Turin Medical SchoolTurinItaly
  2. 2.Department of Psychosomatic MedicineUniversity Hospitals TuebingenTuebingenGermany
  3. 3.Neuroscience Department and National Institute of Neuroscience LabsUniversity of Turin Medical SchoolTurinItaly
  4. 4.Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral ImmunobiologyUniversity Hospital EssenEssenGermany

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