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EURON Lecture

In the EURON lectures, scientists of two partners present their work on a common topic, but using different approaches. This sets the stage for a subsequent interactive discussion.

20 May, 2021 | 16.00 hrs
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Habituation: a target for pain management? | Carine Vossen

Since 9 years, Carine Vossen works as anesthesiologist with subspeciality neuro-anesthesia at the Maastricht University Medical Centre. In 2018, she defended her PhD thesis with the topic: Cortical processing of pain: the role of habituation. Currently, she collaborates in a research project to study habituation to pain using fMRI (MHENS, FPN). 


Exploring central sensitisation and is modulation in humans | André Mouraux

André Mouraux is a neurologist, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of UCLouvain, Brussels Belgium. Using non-invasive functional neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), combined with new techniques to selectively activate specific classes of nociceptive afferents, his research follows two main axes. First, to understand how the human brain processes nociceptive sensory input and how this leads to the perception of pain. Second, to understand the plastic changes in nociceptive pathways that occur after inflammation, injury or sustained nociceptive input that induce peripheral and central sensitization and may underlie the development of chronic pain in humans.

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