Louise Manfron - PhD student (FSR)

Group : 

Valéry Legrain

Assessing the efficiency of an analgesic treatment requires to measure pain and the integrity of the neural system mediating pain perception, i.e. the nociceptive system. However, the interpretation of these measurements often relies on the idea that the response of a patient to a nociceptive stimulus is only determined by the properties of this stimulus. I wish to challenge this idea by suggesting that the ability to perceive the ocurence of a nociceptive stimulus and to perceived it as painful depends on the integration of sensory inputs from the different sensory modalities, including non-somatic stimuli such as visual stimuli. I propose to demonstrate this hypothesis using an original a​pproach combining cognitive psychology methods and psychophysics of the nociceptive system.



Investigating perceptual simultaneity between nociceptive and visual stimuli by means of temporal order judgments

Neuroscience Letters

Manfron L, Filbrich L, Nijs E, Mouraux A, Legrain V.

in press.


The influence of visual experience and cognitive goals on the spatial representations of nociceptive stimuli


Vanderclausen C, Manfron L, De Volder A, Legrain V.

in press.


Seeing or not Seeing Where Your Hands Are. The Influence of Visual Feedback About Hand Position on the Interaction Between Nociceptive and Visual Stimuli

Multisensory Research

Manfron L, Legrain V, Filbrich L.

in press.


Unimodal and crossmodal extinction of nociceptive stimuli in healthy volunteers

Behabioural Brain Research

Filbrich L, Blandiaux S, Manfron L, Farnè A, De Keyser R, Legrain V.

in press.


Does the body shape visuospatial perception?


Legrain V, Manfron L, Garcia M, Filbrich L.

in press.

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