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Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:39

NWO Rubicon grant for pain researcher Aleksandrina Skvortsova

The Rubicon grants are awarded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to give promising young researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.Aleksandrina Skvortsova has been awarded a Rubicon grant by the NWO. She will use it to conduct research at McGill University in Canada into whether memories and stress influence how we experience pain.

Skvortsova currently works at the department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She will spend 24 months at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Research has shown that previous experiences influence our pain sensitivity. Skvortsova will research the role of stress in the relationship between past and present pain, and whether the pain experience can be reduced by reducing stress.

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