Mia Thomaïdou, MSc

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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.

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