Themes and Projects

At IPS, we investigate the placebo effect from multiple perspectives. Our team conducts basic laboratory research on the mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects, as well as studies psychological and physiological aspects of it. We explore clinical applications of the placebo effect in both healthy volunteers and clinical populations, and collaborate on several projects exploring animal models of the placebo effect. Additionally, we have ongoing projects aimed at developing training and educational tools for clinicians to help them implement their knowledge about the placebo effect into their practice.