Simone Meijer, MSc
Simone's PhD research is part of a VICI project focusing on the role of nocebo effects in the sensitization and desensitization of insufficiently explained somatic symptoms, such as pain, itch or fatigue. In this project, the influence of negative expectations on the onset, course, and recovery of these symptoms will be investigated. These symptoms have a great impact on daily functioning of patients, and effective treatments are limited.
The aim of my project is to develop an effective treatment for the desensitization of persistent insufficiently explained somatic symptoms, by using combined psychological and neurobiological methods. She hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in insufficiently explained symptoms and to help patients suffering from these symptoms to recover.Back to the people page
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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.