Our group takes a computational approach to uncover the neural mechanisms that underlie human pain perception and its cognitive modulation, with a special focus on the spinal cord. We take the perspective that pain is not solely a passive reaction to noxious stimulation, but is actively constructed by the central nervous system and thus amenable to change. Our research involves extensive behavioral and psychophysiological recordings in combination with various imaging modalities (fMRI, EEG, MEG), where we also develop novel approaches to optimize image quality in the spinal cord.
Available PhD projects
Our group is currently not accepting new doctoral students for primary supervision, but co-supervision is possible.