Joe Blythe, MSc
In November 2017 Joe began his PhD research in the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit as a part of Prof. Evers’ Vici project, “The power of expectations: Unraveling the role of nocebo effects in the sensitization of somatic symptoms.” His research focuses on identifying the neurobiological mechanisms underlying nocebo effects in itch, through the use of pharmacological inductions, associative learning, and neuroimaging (fMRI). His goal is to identify the neural circuitry which translates negative expectations into measurable nocebo responses.Back to the people page
News and events
Dissertation defense Kaya Peerdeman If you imagine in advance that something is not going to hurt, this could mean you experience less pain. This discovery was made by health psychologist Kaya Peerdeman during her PhD research on the placebo effect. PhD defence 7 February.
Lecture prof. dr. Lene Vase: Placebo effects and expectations across therapeutic interventions Lecture: Placebo effects and expectations across therapeutic interventions. Date: 7th Feb., 11.15 am. Location: Faculty of Social and Behav. Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, Room: 1A20
Sylvia van Beugen wins ARPH Best Thesis Award During the 7th annual meeting of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) Sylvia van Beugen, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, was awarded with the ’Best PhD Thesis Award’.
Andrea Evers presents VSNU Dgital Society Agenda to minister Ingrid van Engelshoven The Digital Society research agenda was presented by the Dutch universities during the VSNU Impact festival on 23 November.