Postdoctorate researcher (FNRS chargé de recherches and KUL)
Coordinators : Pr. V. Legrain (UCL) and Pr. J. Vlaeyen (KUL)
My main research interest is to understand how attention shapes the elaboration and perception of nociceptive and non-nociceptive inputs, both in healthy and in clinical populations. More in detail, I investigate the interplay between space representation and the elaboration of somatosensory nociceptive and non-nociceptive stimuli. In addition, byusing fMRI techniques, I also study how our brain responds to noxious stimuli and what is the role of specific brain regions in the elaboration of noxious inputs.
Using novel techniques based on electroecencephalography, the objective of this postdoctoate research fellowship is to characterize the role of vision and spatial attention on the elaboration of somatosensory stimuli, in particular, nociceptive somatosensory stimuli.