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University of Michigan Health System

Brain response to placebo

Caption: These images created from data gathered on PET scanners shows the areas of the brain where levels of natural mu-opioid painkillers rose in healthy volunteers who received a painful injection followed by a placebo. This response corresponded with certain personality traits.

Credit: Zubieta laboratory, University of Michigan

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