Dr. Antoinette van Laarhoven
Antoinette van Laarhoven is Assistant Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the psychoneurobiology of itch and pain, with a special interest in unraveling the mechanisms of chronic itch and pain conditions, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and post-burn itch. At the moment, she particularly focuses on the neurobiological processing (e.g., measured by EEG) of induced itch and pain by use of quantitative sensory testing (QST), and the role of expectations in the experience of these somatosensory sensations.Back to the people page
News and events
Talk show Daphne op Dindag On Tuesday April 25 prof. dr. Andrea Evers was invited as a guest in the talk show ‘Daphne op Dindag’. She talked about the role placebo and nocebo effects can have in the treatment of physical and mental conditions.
Kaya Peerdeman wins EPP article award Kaya Peerdeman, PhD candidate at Andrea Evers’ research group at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, has won the EPP article award for the best academic paper of 2015-2016.
Prestigious Vici grant of 1.5 million euro for Andrea Evers for the power of expectations The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Andrea Evers a Vici grant for her research proposal about the role of nocebo effects for insufficiently explained somatic symptoms
1st official SIPS conference on placebo studies From April 2 to April 4 2017, Andrea Evers and co-workers will host the 1st official conference on placebo studies. This conference will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands.