This year’s award ceremony took place on June 10th at the 48th Annual Conference “Psychologie & Gehirn” (PuG) in Tuebingen (Germany), where Andreas Strube was presented as the Young Scientist Award winner 2023. Andreas is a PhD student at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Institute of Systems Neuroscience in Germany and received a trophy, a certificate and a cheque for 1000€.
In his awarded publication, “Agency affects pain inference through prior shift as opposed to likelihood precision modulation in a Bayesian pain model,” he and his co-authors show that agency and positive treatment expectations additively enhance treatment success. EEG data suggest modulation by agency at expectation- and sensory-related processes. Computational modeling shows that this can be integrated as a prior shift in a Bayesian pain model.
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