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
Health, Prevention and the Human Life Cycle Spring Event 2018 Announcement: Spring Event 'Data Science for Health & Prevention'
Thursday May 31th 13:30- 18:00
APS Scholar award PhD student Aleksandrina Skvortsova was awarded with one of the APS Scholar Awards for her presentation 'Conditioning of the neuroendocrine system: Learned oxytocin responses'.
LIBC Sylvius Mini Symposium: Psychobiological factors in itch Two presentations about psychobiological factors in itch combined into an mini symposium. 1.A multisensory approach to itch by Dr. H. Holle and 2. Itching for nocebo mechanisms by Drs. M. van de Sand
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.