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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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.