Joe Blythe, MSc
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.Back to the people page
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Kaya Peerdeman wins ARPH Young Talent Award Kaya Peerdeman, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, Leiden University, received the ARPH Young Talent Award for her research into the role of expectations in the experience of physical complaints
Liesbeth van Vliet receives 'For Women in Science'-award for placebo and communication research Liesbeth Van Vliet gets the chance to work at the NIAS institute with her scholarship on her research into communication with patients and their relatives in serious, often incurable diseases.
Special guests for the BENEFIT for all-project Thursday 29th November, the BENEFIT for all-project was visited by special 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.