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Annual Award of the Belgian Pain Society 2019

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The winner of the research prize is Dr Camille Vanderclausen (UCL). The paper by Dr. Vanderclausen focuses the interaction between somatotopic and spatiotopic representation of nociceptive stimuli. The jury was impressed by the clear design of the study contrasting normal subjects with a group of
early blinds in an experiment exploring locating a threatening stimulus in its environment. In an easily understandable paradigm, it could be concluded that the way we perceive nociceptive
stimuli is shaped by early visual experience. Dr Vanderclausen presented shortly her work at the Annual Scientific Congress on Saturday 18th May 2019 and won EUR 5000.

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