Joe Blythe, MSc

PhD students

In November 2017 Joe began his PhD research in the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit as a part of Prof. Evers’ Vici project, “The power of expectations: Unraveling the role of nocebo effects in the sensitization of somatic symptoms.” His research focuses on identifying the neurobiological mechanisms underlying nocebo effects in itch, through the use of pharmacological inductions, associative learning, and neuroimaging (fMRI). His goal is to identify the neural circuitry which translates negative expectations into measurable nocebo responses.

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News and events

  • How important is the 1,5 meter? The more the virus appears to be contained, the greater the resistance to the Corona measures. How important is the 1,5 meter and can it still be maintained?Andrea Evers catches up with us 'Met het oog op morgen' on NPO Radio 1.
  • Andrea Evers appointed Medical Delta Professor for Healthy Society Nine professors can now also call themselves "Medical Delta professors". They received a dual appointment to at least two of the five academic institutions in South Holland affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology.
  • Expectations guide our health - PhD defense Stefanie Meeuwis Positive expectations about a particular medicine support the actual health outcomes, even when people are told that that it is a placebo-effect. The opposite, the nocebo-effect, does also work that way. Health psychologist Stefanie Meeuwis found proof
  • Behavioral consequences of Corona Andrea Evers as a behavioral expert about Corona in multiple news broadcasts as for example 'Feiten en Fabels' (NPO 1, Dutch news broadcast) and M (NPO 1). What are psychological consequences of the Corona pandemic? What does it mean for our mental health
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