October 1, 2019
StratNeuro Retreat 2019
StratNeuro is the strategic research area neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and KTH for integrating clinical and basic research and to foster a new generation of leaders and scientists in translational neuroscience. Karin Jensen gave a talk at the annual retreat at Sånga Säby, titled: Brain processes underlying the perception of pain.
September 7, 2019
A delegation at the EFIC congress
Jens Fust, Maria Lalouni, Moa Pontén and Silvia Fanton at the European Congress for Pain in Valencia, Spain.
August 14, 2019
New publication on the role of conscious awareness in pain perception
Our sleep and pain study has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports! The study includes sleeping participants who were exposed to pain, and then tested for pain after they woke up. A very stimulating but difficult experiment, performed in collaboration with sleep professor John Axelsson (Stockholm University/KI) and Paolo D’Onofrio (senior researcher at Stockholm University).
Ponten M, Fust J, D’Onofrio P, van Dorp R, Sunnergård L, Ingre M, Axelsson J, Jensen K. The pain alarm response - an example of how conscious awareness shapes pain perception. Scientific Reports, In Press, 2019.
Image by: John Townsend
July 7 - 9, 2019
Presentations at the SIPS International Placebo Conference in Leiden
Karin Jensen (PI), Moa Pontén (PhD Candidate) and Alexander Stridh (MD student) gave oral presentations at the SIPS Conference in Leiden, July 7-9 2019. Karin talked about placebo effects in surgery, Moa about the role of opioids in conditioned pain and Alexander about placebo effects in the use of Viagra and other PDE5I drugs.
Image by: Aleksandrina Skvorts
June 22, 2019
New publication on the doctor-patient relationship
A new paper that explores the neural activations of medical doctors while they treat patients has been accepted for publication in Translational Psychiatry. The title is: “Reward and Empathy in the treating clinician: The neural correlates of successful doctor-patient interactions”, and the authors are: Jensen KB, Gollub RL, Kong J, Lamm C, Kaptchuk TJ, Petrovic P. The image is taken from the first publication from 2014 (Jensen et al, Molecular Psychiatry, 2014).
June 16 - 20, 2019
ISPP Placebo Symposium at the Paediatric Pain Conference in Basel
Karin Jensen gave a talk at a placebo symposium at the 12th International Symposium on Paediatric Pain in Basel, Switzerland. The symposium was titled: Placebo effects in children: sensory perception, executive function and potential applications in the clinical setting. Speakers were: Tim Oberlander (Canada), Regula Neuenschwander (Schweiz) and Ella Weik (Canada).