Table 1.

Subjective pain ratings of identical pain stimuli before and during expectancy manipulation on placebo side (IS, dIS) and control side (IS, IS) in sessions 2 and 3 (n = 16; mean ± SD)

Session 2 Session 3
Before During Before During
Placebo side 12.9 ± 2.3 3.5 ± 2.1 12.4 ± 2.5 2.5 ± 2.3
Control side 13.2 ± 1.8 12.8 ± 2.4 11.9 ± 3.2 12.4 ± 3