Direct current to the brain’s right dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex found to enhance placebo effect

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Turin Medical School has found that applying direct current to the brain’s right dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex can enhance the placebo effect in patients. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,, the group describes experiments they conducted with patients receiving a small jolt of electricity through the skin to a part of the brain just beneath the forehead.

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