Mia Thomaïdou, MSc
Mia will be focusing her research on unexplained pain symptoms, in a pharmacological fMRI study that aims to unravel the functional and neurochemical mechanisms underlying nocebo symptom sensitization and de-sensitization. While she will mainly be working with pain and neuropharmacological inductions in healthy participants, other PhD candidates in the same team will be exploring nocebo symptoms in patient groups, as well as unexplained itch and fatigue symptoms. She is delighted to be standing on the shoulders of scientists in our faculty who have been contributing to the knowledge-base of placebo and nocebo research for years. She is equally delighted about designing novel paradigms that will allow for the investigation of the neural correlates of medically unexplained pain, by combining long-established classical conditioning paradigms with cutting-edge brain imaging methods.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.