Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Lene Vase


Lene Vase
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Special interests

Placebo and nocebo effects

Pain modulation across central nervous system disorders 

Evidence-based tests of pharmacological, surgical, psychological and complementary treatments


Current research

Nocebo effects in heart surgery

Placebo effects in abdominal surgery

Placebo effects in deep brain stimulation

Placebo effects in neurodegenerative disorders

Placebo effects in music-induced pain treatment

Placebo effects in mindfulness-based treatment of chronic pain 

Psycho-neuro-biological effects of interaction with animals



Animal Contact, Trygfonden

International Network Programme. Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

EU-COST Action "Pain and Dementia"

The Investment Capital of University Research (UNIK: UNiversitetsforskningens InvesteringsKapital)

Knowledge and Research Center for Alternative Medicine (ViFAB)


Reviewer activities

Associate editor for PAIN

Ad hoc reviewer for The Lancet, JAMA, Nature Communication and Psychological Science

Reviewer for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)


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