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Espen Bjørkedal

Koordinator for bachelorprogrammet i psykologi
Forskningsgruppe for kognitiv nevrovitenskap




Forskningsinteresser

Kognitiv og affektiv nevrovitenskap. Placebo effekten. Smerte og psykologiske faktorer i smerte. EEG/ERP

Forskningsprosjekter

PhD prosjekt: Aktiv placebo.

Biografiske data

PhD i psykologi, UiT Norges Arktiske Universitet.

MA Philosophy of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex, UK .

Cand.philol. i filosofi, Universitetet i Bergen.

Andre publikasjoner

Mueller, M., Bjørkedal, E. and Kamping, S. (2012). Manipulation of Expectancy and Anxiety in Placebo Research and Their Effects on Opioid-Induced Analgesia. Journal of Neuroscience. 2012 32: 14051-14052.

Bjørkedal, E. & Flaten, M.A. (2012) Expectations of increased and decreased pain explain the effect of conditioned pain modulation in females. Journal of Pain Research, 2012:5, pp 289-300. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S33559

Bjørkedal, E. & Flaten, M.A. (2011). Interaction between expectancies and drug effects: an experimental investigation of placebo analgesia with caffeine as an active placebo. Psychopharmacology, 215, 537-548. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2233-4

Flaten, M.A., Aslaksen, P.M., Lyby, P.S., & Bjørkedal, E. (2011). The relation of emotions to placebo responses. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Section B, 366, 1818-1827. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0407.

Undervisning

Fagområde utdanning: nevrovitenskap og biologisk psykologi.

Emneansvar, foreleser og veileder PSY-2002 Bachelor-oppgave

Emneansvar og foreleser PSY-1004 Biologisk psykologi

Foreleser PSY-0700 Tenkning, læring og skriving i høyere utdanning.
Foreleser PSY-1001 Innføring i generell psykologi
Foreleser PSY-2547 Kognitiv nevrovitenskap

Foreleser PSY-2549 Affektiv nevrovitenskap
Veileder PSY-1509 Forskningsrapport II
Veileder PSY-1510 Forskningsrapport III

Arbeider i CRIStin


  • Flaten, Magne; Bjørkedal, Espen; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; Figenschau, Yngve Anton; Aslaksen, Per M. Failure to Find a Conditioned Placebo Analgesic Response.. Frontiers in Psychology 2018; Volum 9 (1198). ISSN 1664-1078.s doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01198.

  • Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; Aslaksen, Per M; Flaten, Magne; Åsli, Ole; Bjørkedal, Espen; Martinussen, Laila Marianne. Developing a model for measuring fear of pain in Norwegian samples: The Fear of Pain Questionnaire Norway. (sammendrag) Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2017; Volum 17 (1). ISSN 1877-8860.s 425 - 430.s doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.10.009.

  • Aslaksen, Per M; Åsli, Ole; Øvervoll, Morten; BjØrkedal, espen. Nocebo hyperalgesia and the startle response. (fulltekst) Neuroscience 2016; Volum 339. ISSN 0306-4522.s 599 - 607.s doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.10.040.

  • Aslaksen, Per M; Zwarg, Maria Lorentze; Eilertsen, Hans-Ingvald Hage; Gorecka, Marta Maria; BjØrkedal, espen. Opposite effects of the same drug: reversal of topical analgesia by nocebo information. (fulltekst) Pain 2015; Volum 156 (1). ISSN 0304-3959.s 39 - 46.s doi: 10.1016/j.pain.0000000000000004.

  • Bjørkedal, Espen; Flaten, Magne Arve. Expectations of increased and decreased pain explain the effect of conditioned pain modulation in females. Journal of Pain Research 2012; Volum 2012:5. ISSN 1178-7090.s 289 - 300.s doi: 10.2147/JPR.S33559.

  • Flaten, Magne Arve; Aslaksen, Per M.; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; BjØrkedal, espen. The relation of emotions to placebo responses. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 2011; Volum 366 (1572). ISSN 0962-8436.s 1818 - 1827.s doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0407.

  • Bjørkedal, Espen; Flaten, Magne Arve. Interaction between expectancies and drug effects: an experimental investigation of placebo analgesia with caffeine as an active placebo. Psychopharmacology 2011; Volum 215 (3). ISSN 0033-3158.s 537 - 548.s doi: 10.1007/s00213-011-2233-4.

  • Låg, Torstein; Sæle, Rannveig Grøm; Bjørkedal, Espen; Øvervoll, Morten. Effects of a flipped classroom intervention in a large enrolment academic skills course. Librarian's information literacy annual conference (sammendrag) 2017-04-10 - 2017-04-12 2017.

  • Flaten, Magne; Aslaksen, Per M; BjØrkedal, espen; Brox, Jan; Lyby, Peter Solvoll. The role of experimenter gender in placebo analgesia.. Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research 2015-09-30 - 2016-10-04 2015.

  • Flaten, Magne Arve; Aslaksen, Per M; Brox, Jan; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; BjØrkedal, espen. THE ROLE OF EXPERIMENTER GENDER IN PLACEBO ANALGESIA. Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting 2015-09-30 - 2015-10-04 2015.

  • Müller, Maike; BjØrkedal, espen; Kamping, Sandra. Manipulation of Expectancy and Anxiety in Placebo Research and Their Effects on Opioid-Induced Analgesia. Journal of Neuroscience 2012; Volum 32 (41). ISSN 0270-6474.s 14051 - 14052.s doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3756-12.2012.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Flaten, Magne Arve. The role of information in the effect of the DNIC procedure. Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting 2011-09-14 - 2011-09-18 2011.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Flaten, Magne Arve. SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE MODULATION OF PAIN BY PAIN: THE ROLE OF EXPECTANCIES AND STRESS. Psychophysiology 2011; Volum 48. ISSN 0048-5772.s S62 - S62.

  • Flaten, Magne Arve; Aslaksen, Per M.; BjØrkedal, espen; Figenschau, Yngve; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; Åsli, Ole. EMOTIONAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE REDUCTION OF PAIN AFTER ADMINISTRATION OF A PLACEBO. Bial Foundation Symposium 2010-04-07 - 2010-04-10 2010.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; Flaten, Magne Arve. INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN NOCEBO RESPONDING - FEAR OF PAIN AND HEART RATE VARIABILITY. Psychophysiology 2010; Volum 47. ISSN 0048-5772.s S62 - S62.

  • Flaten, Magne Arve; BjØrkedal, espen; Lyby, Peter Solvoll; Figenschau, Yngve; Aslaksen, Per M.. GENDER EFFECTS IN CLASSICAL CONDITIONING OF PLACEBO ANALGESIA. American Psychosomatic Society meeting 2010-03-10 - 2010-03-13 2010.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Aslaksen, Per M.; Flaten, Magne Arve. Event-related potentials to painful stimulation after caffeine and placebo in a balanced placebo design. American Pain Society meeting 2010-05-05 - 2010-05-08 2010.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Aslaksen, Per M.; Flaten, Magne Arve. The role of diffuse noxious inhibitory control in placebo analgesia. Similar mechanisms?. Society for Neuroscience meeting 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-21 2009.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Nermo, Thomas; Aslaksen, Per M.; Flaten, Magne Arve. THE EFFECT OF AN ACTIVE PLACEBO ON PAIN-INDUCED EVENT RELATED POTENTIALS IN A BALANCED PLACEBO DESIGN. Psychophysiology 2009; Volum 46. ISSN 0048-5772.s S127 - S127.

  • BjØrkedal, espen; Flaten, Magne Arve. A review of the effect of active placebo compared to placebo. World Institute of Pain 2007-09-26 - 2007-09-29 2007.

  • Flaten, Magne Arve; Aslaksen, Per Matti; Bjørkedal, espen; Lyby, Peter Solvoll. Pain and cold sensation are decreased by the DNIC procedure. World Institute of Pain 2007-09-26 - 2007-09-29 2007.

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