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Dr. Marian van der Meulen

Marian van der Meulen

Research scientist

Faculté ou Centre Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l'Éducation et des Sciences Sociales​
Department Département Sciences comportementales et cognitives
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E04 45-050
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 6284

Marian van der Meulen is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg since 2011. She holds an MSc degree in biology from the University of Utrecht, received her PhD degree in cognitive neuropsychology from the University of Edinburgh and worked as a postdoc in cognitive neuroimaging at the University of Geneva. In her current research, she uses functional brain imaging (fMRI) to study neuropsychological processes related to pain perception. Her main research interests are

  • brain imaging techniques
  • clinical neuropsychology
  • memory and cognition
  • pain processing


Research Projects:

Age-related Changes in Human pain perception and modulation: Evidence from functional brain imaging (ACHE)

Last updated on: mardi 21 janvier 2020

Last updated on: 12 déc 2018

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See detailIntact pain modulation through manipulation of controllability and expectations in aging
González-Roldán, Ana María; Terrasa, Juan Lorenzo; Prats-Sedano, Maria Angeles; Sitges, Carolina; van der Meulen, Marian; Anton, Fernand; Montoya, Pedro

in European Journal of Pain (2021)

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See detailBrief mindfulness training can mitigate the influence of prior expectations on pain perception
Vencatachellum, Shervin; van der Meulen, Marian; van Ryckeghem, Dimitri; van Damme, Stefaan; Vögele, Claus

in European Journal of Pain (2021), 25(9), 2007-2019

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See detailAlterations in Neural Responses and Pain Perception in Older Adults During Distraction
Gonzalez-Roldan, Ana Maria; Terrasa, Juan Lorenzo; Sitges, Carolina; van der Meulen, Marian; Anton, Fernand; Montoya, Pedro

in Psychosomatic Medicine (2020), 82

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See detailAge-Related Changes in Pain Perception Are Associated With Altered Functional Connectivity During Resting State
Gonzalez-Roldan, Ana Maria; Terrasa, Juan Lorenzo; Sitges, Carolina; van der Meulen, Marian; Anton, Fernand; Montoya, Pedro

in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2020), 12(116),

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See detailDistraction from pain: The role of selective attention and pain catastrophizing
Rischer, Katharina Miriam; Gonzalez-Roldan, Ana Maria; Montoya, Pedro; Gigl, Sandra; Anton, Fernand; van der Meulen, Marian

in European Journal of Pain (2020), 24(10), 1880-1891

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See detailPain and cognitive pain modulation in aging
van der Meulen, Marian

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailThe destruction of distraction? Neural mechanisms of reduced task-related analgesia with aging.
Rischer, Katharina Miriam; Dierolf, Angelika; Gonzalez-Roldan, Ana Maria; Montoya, Pedro; Anton, Fernand; Van Der Meulen, Marian

Poster (2019, September 06)

See detailThe role of executive functions in task-related analgesia
Rischer, Katharina Miriam; Gigl, Sandra; Dierolf, Angelika; González-Roldán, Ana Maria; Anton, Fernand; Van Der Meulen, Marian

Poster (2019, March)

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See detailReduced modulatory effects of distraction on pain due to aging
Siquier, A; Prats, MA; Montoya, P; Sitges, C; Van Der Meulen, Marian; Anton, Fernand; Gonzalez-Roldan, A

Scientific Conference (2018, July)

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See detailPainful decisions: How classifying sensations can change the experience of pain
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Anton, Fernand; Petersen, Sibylle

in European Journal of Pain (2017)

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See detailThe role of cognitive reappraisal in placebo analgesia: an fMRI study
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Kamping, Sandra; Anton, Fernand

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2017), (2017), 1-10

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See detailPrefrontal activation during placebo analgesia is related to cognitive reappraisal
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Anton, Fernand

Poster (2015, September)

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See detailThe neural basis of age-related changes in motor imagery of gait: an fMRI study
Allali, G; Van Der Meulen, Marian; Beauchet, O; Rieger, S; Vuilleumier, P; Assal, F

in Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (2014), 69(11), 1389-1398

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See detailThe influence of individual motor imagery ability on cerebral recruitment during gait imagery.
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Allali, Gilles; Rieger, Sebastian W.; Assal, Frédéric; Vuilleumier, Patrik

in Human Brain Mapping (2014), 35(2), 455-470

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See detailAssociative and semantic memory deficits in amnestic MCI as revealed by fMRI
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Lederrey, Cecile; Rieger, Sebastian W.; Van Assche, Mitsouko; Schwartz, Sophie; Vuilleumier, Patrik; Assal, Frédéric

in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology : Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (2012)

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See detailInvestigating multitasking in high-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorders using the virtual errands task.
Rajendran, Gnanathusharan; Law, Anna; Logie, Robert H.; Van Der Meulen, Marian; Fraser, Diane; Corley, Martin

in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders (2011), 41(11), 1445-1454

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See detailIpsilateral hyperschematia without spatial neglect after right frontal lesion
Saj, Arnaud; Chiuvé, Sabina C.; Brugger, Camille; Van Der Meulen, Marian; Assal, Frédéric

in Journal of the Neurological Sciences (2011), 308(1-2), 142-3

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See detailGait and cognition: The impact of executive function.
Allali, Gilles; Van Der Meulen, Marian; Assal, Frédéric

in Swiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry (2010), 161(6), 195-199

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See detailEvidence for a workspace model of working memory from semantic implicit processing in neglect.
Della Sala, Sergio; Van Der Meulen, Marian; Bestelmeyer, Patricia; Logie, Robert H.

in Journal of Neuropsychology (2010), 4(2), 147-166

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See detailWhen a graph is poorer than 100 words: A comparison of computerised natural language generation, human generated descriptions and graphical displays in neonatal intensive care.
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Logie, Robert H.; Freer, Yvonne; Sykes, Cindy; McIntosh, Neil; Hunter, Jim

in Applied Cognitive Psychology (2010), 24(1), 77-89

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See detailPharmacological interventions in primary care: hopes and illusions.
Assal, Frédéric; Van Der Meulen, Marian

in Giannakopoulos, P.; Hof, P.R. (Eds.) Dementia in Clinical Practice (2009)

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See detailFragmenting and integrating visuo-spatial working memory.
Logie, Robert H.; Van Der Meulen, Marian

in Brockmole, James (Ed.) The Visual World in Memory (2009)

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See detailSelective interference with image retention and generation: Evidence for the workspace model.
Van Der Meulen, Marian; Logie, R. H.; Della Sala, S.

in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology [=QJEP] (2009), 62(8), 1568-80

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