LingLing Weng, MSc
LingLing started as a PhD student at Leiden University in October 2017. Her PhD research focuses on generalization of placebo and nocebo effects between itch and pain in healthy people. She is curious about the mechanisms underlying placebo effects and nocebo effects in itch and pain, and try to explore common and specific expectation mechanisms in physical symptoms of pain and itch.
LingLing will try to combine psychological (e.g. placebo effect, expectation) with physical factors to predict the development of disease (e.g. itch, pain).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.