Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences


Aarhus University



Lene Vase


Lene Vase if Professor Dr. Med, Ph.D (Psychology), Professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University and Director of PN Research Lab, Psychology & Neuroscience, Placebo & Nocebo.

Lene Vase investigates psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying placebo and nocebo effects across central nervous diseases such as Pain, Parkinsons’ disease and Alzheimers disease. She has
developed multiple novel placebo controls to adequately test the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments like surgery, deep brain stimulation and music.

Lene Vase has more than 100 peer-reviewed international publications in high-ranking journals including the Lancet, Lancet Neurology, and JAMA Psychiatry and her research has been supported by EU and the National Research Council. The work by Lene Vases team has been mentioned in The New York Time, Der Spiegel og The Sydney Morning Herald and she serves on several international research committees.


Monday, September 19, 2022

1:00pm EDT4:30pm EDT

Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Basic Science and Implications for Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Refresher Course
Room: 701 B

During the last decade, psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying placebo and nocebo effects have been identified and by now it…

Friday, September 23, 2022

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Nocebo Effects in the Covid-19 Area How Does Information About Side-Effects Influence Actual Side-Effects and How can we Mitigate These Effects? Findings Across Three Continents

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

It is well-know that information about side-effects may lead to side-effects. Yet, less is known about the general public’s knowledge…