Diana Torta - former postdoc (UCL MoveIn)

Group : 

André Mouraux

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

2020

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

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

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

in press.

2020

Improving the recording of pinprick-evoked brain potentials in the context of central sensitization: the use of robot-controlled mechanical pinprick stimulation and a stimulus evaluation task

Clinical Neurophysiology

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

in press.

2020

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

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

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

in press.

2020

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

Pain

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

in press.

2018

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

Experimental Brain Research

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

in press.

2018

Central sensitization: explanation or phenomenon?

Clinical Psychological Science

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

in press.

2018

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

Nature: Scientific Reports

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

in press.

2018

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

The Journal of Pain

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

in press.

2017

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

Clinical Neurophysiology

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

in press.

2017

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

Cortex

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

in press.

2017

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

Pain

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

in press.

2016

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

European Journal of Pain

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

in press.

2016

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

Consciousness and Cognition

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

in press.

2016

Nucleus Accumbens functional connectivity predicts Medication Overuse Headache

Neuroimage: Clinical

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

in press.

2015

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

European Journal of Neuroscience

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

in press.

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

NOCIONS : PAIN RESEARCH AT UCLOUVAIN