About the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory

Welcome to the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory home page. We use neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study how we come to experience our own body as an object distinct from the environment. Our aim is to characterize the perceptual rules and brain mechanisms whereby a central representation of one's own body is constructed by the integration of signals from the different sensory modalities (e.g., vision, touch, and proprioception). We also investigate how the central body representation influences how we think, feel and remember ourselves, and how the external world looks to us. Finally, we study how the human body can be extended by machines and artificial limb devices for the purpose of designing, for example, advanced prosthetic limbs that feel more like real limbs.


[2019-05-01] “Short-term visual deprivation boosts the flexibility of body representation” becomes one of the Top 100 (most read) Scientific Reports articles in Neuroscience in 2018. Click here to see the list and here to read the article.

[2019-02-28] Multisensory correlations–not tactile expectations– determine the sense of body ownership, according to our new study published in PLOS ONE. Click here to read.

[2019-01-24] A new OSF-preprint reports how reductions in own hand ownership do not interfere with rapid finger movements. Read it here.

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