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Helena Gunnarsson

Senior lecturer
Department of Psychology Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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In June 2018 I received my PhD, and now I am working as an Associate Professor in Psychology.


In several research projects, I have investigated the influence of different pain states on pain perception and cognitive functions, such as psychomotor ability, sustained attention, abstract thinking and self-control. I have investigated how experimental pain influence cognitive functions, as well as how clinical musculoskeletal pain influence cognitive functions. In ongoing projects I am investigating how experimental and clinical pain influence stereotypical judgments, and how clinical pain affects logical reasoning.