Tamara Cancela

Office 5154, Uni-Mail

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 92 20
Fax: +41 (0)22 3799219
University of Geneva
40, Bd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Research Interests

Reciprocal influences of pain and cognitive control, the role of effort mobilization assessed as cardiovascular reactivity, time dynamics, and executive functions in these processes, motivational intensity theory, self-regulation, self-control.



June 2018 Master in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Thesis: The influence of working memory on pain
Advisor: Dr. Nicolas Silvestrini
June 2016 Bachelor in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Professional experience

September 2018-Present PhD candidate, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Journal articles

Cancela, T., & Silvestrini, N. (in press). The impact of pain on mental effort assessed as cardiovascular reactivity. PAIN Reports.