Diana Torta - former postdoc (UCL MoveIn)

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.

Publications

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Torta DME, Ninghetto M, Ricci R, Legrain V.

14:120

Rating the Intensity of a Laser Stimulus, but Not Attending to Changes in Its Location or Intensity Modulates the Laser-Evoked Cortical Activity

2020

Clinical Neurophysiology

van den Broeke EN, de Hemptinne P, Mercken M, Torta DM, Lambert J, Mouraux A.

in press

Central sensitization of nociceptive pathways demonstrated by robot-controlled pinprick-evoked brain potentials

2020

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Torta DME, Ninghetto M, Ricci R, Legrain V.

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Rating the intensity of a laser stimulus, but not attending to changes in its location or intensity modulates the laser-evoked cortical activity

2020

Pain

Torta DME, De Laurentis M, Eichin KN, Von Leupoldt A, van den Broeke EN, Vlaeyen J.

in press

A highly cognitive demanding working memory task may prevent the development of nociceptive hypersensitivity

2020

Experimental Brain Research

De Keyser R, Mouraux A, Quek GL, Torta DM, Legrain V.

in press

Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation to study tool-selective processing in the human brain

2018

Clinical Psychological Science

van den Broeke EN, Torta DM, Van den Bergh O.

in press

Central sensitization: explanation or phenomenon?

2018

Nature: Scientific Reports

Torta D, Filbrich L, van den Broeke E, Legrain V.

8(1):5359

No perceptual prioritization of non-nociceptive vibrotactile and visual stimuli presented on a sensitized body part

2018

The Journal of Pain

Clauwaert A, Torta DM, Danneels L, Van Damme S.

19(2):219-227

Attentional Modulation of Somatosensory Processing During the Anticipation of Movements Accompanying Pain: An Event-Related Potential Study

2018

Clinical Neurophysiology

van den Broeke EN, de Vries B, Lambert J, Torta DM, Mouraux A.

128(8):1445-1456

Phase-locked and non-phase-locked EEG responses to pinprick stimulation before and after experimentally-induced secondary hyperalgesia

2017

Cortex

Torta D, Legrain V, Mouraux A, Valentini E.

89:120-134

Attention to pain! A neurocognitive perspective on attentional modulation of pain in neuroimaging studies

2017

Pain

Torta DM, van den Broeke EN, Filbrich L, Jacob B, Lambert J, Mouraux A.

158(4):691-697

Intense pain influences the cortical processing of visual stimuli projected onto the sensitized skin

2017

European Journal of Pain

Vizzari V, Barba S, Gindri P, Duca S, Giobbe D, Cerrato P, Geminiani G, Torta DM.

21(4):738-749

Mechanical pinprick pain in patients with unilateral spatial neglect: The influence of space representation on the perception of nociceptive stimuli

2016

Consciousness and Cognition

Filbrich L, Torta DM, Vanderclausen C, Azanon E, Legrain V.

41:135-8

Using temporal order judgments to investigate attention bias towards pain and threat-related information. Methodological and theoretical issues

2016

Neuroimage: Clinical

Torta DM, Costa T, Luda E, Barisone G, Palmisano P, Duca S, Geminiani G, Duca S, Cauda F.

11:686-93

Nucleus Accumbens functional connectivity predicts Medication Overuse Headache

2016

European Journal of Neuroscience

Torta DM, Churyukanov M, Plaghki L, Mouraux A.

42(9):2707-15

The effect of heterotopic noxious conditioning stimulation on Ad-, C- and Ab-fiber brain responses in humans

2015

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

NOCIONS : PAIN RESEARCH AT UCLOUVAIN