Antoinette van Laarhoven, PhD
Antoinette van Laarhoven is Assistant Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the psychoneurobiology of itch and pain, with a special interest in unraveling the mechanisms of chronic itch and pain conditions, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and post-burn itch. At the moment, she particularly focuses on the neurobiological processing (e.g., measured by EEG) of induced itch and pain by use of quantitative sensory testing (QST), and the role of expectations in the experience of these somatosensory sensations.Back to the people page
News and events
Distinguished guests for the BENEFIT for all-project. Thursday 29th November, the BENEFIT for all-project was visited by distinguished guests.
Leiden university becomes first Dutch 'healthy university'. Leiden University is the first Dutch university to join the Healthy Universities international network. Lifestyle workshops, rewards for good behaviour and the latest interventions encourage students and staff to live more healthily.
Taking the power of expectations to the patient How easily can you be influenced in your expectations? To what degree do your expectations influence you, for example, your symptoms when being ill or the effects of treatment? And how can such expectations be applied to optimize patient care?
Andrea Evers about healthy lifestyle behaviour at BNR Beter On 8th October Andrea Evers, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, appeared as a guest in BNR Beter to talk about a healthy lifestyle behaviour