|Fabrizio Benedetti, MD, is Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Turin Medical School in Italy. He was consultant for the Placebo Project at the US National Institute of Health and member of the six strong Placebo Study Group of the Mind-Brain-Behavior Initiative at Harvard University. He held positions at the University of California in Los Angeles and at the University of Texas in Dallas. His current scientific interests are the placebo effect across diseases, pain in dementia, and intraoperative neurophysiology for mapping the human brain. He is author of the book Placebo Effects: Understanding the Mechanisms in Health and Disease which is in press by Oxford University Press.