Pain, evolution, and the placebo response

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):459-460 (2002)
Williams argues that humans have evolved special purpose adaptations for eliciting medical attention from others, such as a specific facial expression of pain. She also recognises that such adaptations would almost certainly have coevolved with adaptations for providing and responding to medical care. The placebo response may be one such adaptation, and any evolutionary account of pain must also address this important phenomenon.
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X02260082
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