Dynamic brain-to-brain concordance and behavioral mirroring as a mechanism of the patient-clinician interaction

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Science Advances  21 Oct 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 43, eabc1304
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc1304

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vol. 6 no. 43

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  • Received for publication April 8, 2020
  • Accepted for publication August 25, 2020
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  1. Dan-Mikael Ellingsen1,2,3,*,
  2. Kylie Isenburg3,
  3. Changjin Jung3,4,
  4. Jeungchan Lee3,
  5. Jessica Gerber3,
  6. Ishtiaq Mawla3,
  7. Roberta Sclocco3,5,
  8. Karin B. Jensen6,
  9. Robert R. Edwards7,
  10. John M. Kelley8,9,
  11. Irving Kirsch9,
  12. Ted J. Kaptchuk9 and
  13. Vitaly Napadow3,5,7
  1. 1Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  2. 2Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT), Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
  3. 3Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA.
  4. 4KM Fundamental Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea.
  5. 5Department of Radiology, Logan University, Chesterfield, MO, USA.
  6. 6Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  7. 7Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
  8. 8Endicott College, Beverly, MA, USA.
  9. 9Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: d.m.ellingsen{at}


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