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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Scientists present NeuroLabNL research agenda to ministers What effect does bullying have on the brain? This is just one of the key research questions included in the NeuroLabNL science agenda. Scientists presented the agenda to Ministers Van Engelshoven and Dekker on 3 July at Campus The Hague.
First guidelines for applying placebo effect in clinical practice It is becoming increasingly clear that the placebo effect has a great influence on medical treatment. An international, interdisciplinary team of researchers has now written a first set of guidelines on how to apply the placebo effect in clinical practice
Symposium 'Clinical Implications of Placebo Effects' On 21 June, 2018 a symposium about clinical implications of placebo effects will be held in Museum Boerhaave, Leiden.
With Regine Klinger, Luana Colloca, and Andrea Evers as speakers
Dissertation defense Maaike Ferwerda On June 20, 2018 Maaike Ferwerda will defend her dissertation about the development and effectiveness of a tailored guided internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy.