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Symposium on psychoneurobiological conditioning

The Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University organizes a symposium on psychoneurobiological conditioning, that will take place on Thursday 5 November 2015.

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Meta-analysis on quality of life in living kidney donors

Lieke Wirken, PhD student at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, in collaboration with her supervisors dr. Henriët van Middendorp and prof. dr Andrea Evers, has published an article in the leading journal American Journal of Transplantation.

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Veni grant for Antoinette van Laarhoven for studying attentional disengagement from itch

Antoinette van Laarhoven has been awarded a VENI grant by NWO for her proposal “Itch even harder to ignore than pain? A psychophysiological approach to attentional processing of somatosensory sensations”.

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European research grant for serious gaming and eHealth intervention

Andrea Evers has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to develop innovative therapeutic interventions.

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The role of placebo effects in itch-treatment of patients with skin disease

Placebo effects seem to have a considerable role in the treatment of itch in patients with common skin diseases. Dr. Antoinette van Laarhoven and colleagues have published these findings in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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