Institute of Neuroscience (IONS) - Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)


Diana Torta (KULeuven)

Senior academic staff - Health Psychology, KULeuven

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. In 2013, Diana Torta joined the NOCIONS group at UCLouvain on an co-funded Marie Curie-Academie UCLouvain scholarship to explore human nociception and its modulation. In 2016, she obtained a Chargé de Recherche grant from the Fondation National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) and a post-doc position at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at KULeuven. Using novel techniques based on electroecencephalography, the objective of her postdoctorate research fellowship was to characterize the role of vision and spatial attention on the elaboration of somatosensory stimuli, in particular, nociceptive somatosensory stimuli. In 2019, Diana Torta obtained an academic position at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at KULeuven.


Torta DME, De Laurentis M, Eichin KN, Von Leupoldt A, van den Broeke EN, Vlaeyen J. Pain (2020); in press.

De Keyser R, Mouraux A, Quek GL, Torta DM, Legrain V. Exp Brain Res (2018); in press. [PDF]

van den Broeke EN, Torta DM, Van den Bergh O. Clin Psychol Sci (2018); in press. [PDF]

van den Broeke EN, de Vries B, Lambert J, Torta DM, Mouraux A. Clin Neurophysiol (2017); 128(8):1445-1456. [PDF]

Torta DM, van den Broeke EN, Filbrich L, Jacob B, Lambert J, Mouraux A. Pain (2017); 158(4):691-697. [PDF]

Vizzari V, Barba S, Gindri P, Duca S, Giobbe D, Cerrato P, Geminiani G, Torta DM. Eur J Pain (2016); 21(4):738-749. [PDF]

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