Latest news and events
Health, Prevention and the Human Life Cycle Spring Event 2018 Announcement: Spring Event 'Data Science for Health & Prevention'
Thursday May 31th 13:30- 18:00
APS Scholar award PhD student Aleksandrina Skvortsova was awarded with one of the APS Scholar Awards for her presentation 'Conditioning of the neuroendocrine system: Learned oxytocin responses'.
LIBC Sylvius Mini Symposium: Psychobiological factors in itch Two presentations about psychobiological factors in itch combined into an mini symposium. 1.A multisensory approach to itch by Dr. H. Holle and 2. Itching for nocebo mechanisms by Drs. M. van de Sand
Dissertation defense Kaya Peerdeman If you imagine in advance that something is not going to hurt, this could mean you experience less pain. This discovery was made by health psychologist Kaya Peerdeman during her PhD research on the placebo effect. PhD defence 7 February.
The research group of Andrea Evers Psychoneurobiology of Health and Disease
The research group of Andrea Evers is based at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University. We study the role of psychoneurobiological factors in health, stress, and a wide range of chronic somatic symptoms and conditions, including mechanism-oriented fundamental lab research and applied translational intervention research.
We work in an interdisciplinary setting, collaborating with clinical and research departments within and outside of Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center.
Our aim is to gain insight into the psychoneurobiology of health, stress, and chronic conditions. In addition, we develop and examine ways to optimise human potential and health care for both patients and health care professionals.
In our lab research, we apply multiple psychoneurobiological techniques (e.g., questionnaires, experimental tests, EEG, autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune assessments) in combination with sophisticated behavioural and physical paradigms (e.g., Quantitative Sensory Testing, conditioning). In addition, we work truly interdisciplinary in optimising health care by combining insights from different disciplines such as psychology, medicine, biology, genetics, and communication. We use these insights to develop and implement disease-generic personalised psychological or psychobiological interventions for patients with all chronic somatic complaints and conditions, for example by means of e-health.
If you are interested in volunteering or doing a research project with us, please contact us.