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.


[2022-05-05] Blind people are better at sensing their own heartbeats. Click here to read the preprint.

[2022-03-29] A new iScience article shows that sensory attenuation and sensory gating are district perceptual phenomena. Click here to read.

[2021-12-28] Short-term visual deprivation does not enhance cardiac interoception, thermosensation, or tactile spatial acuity. Click here to read the new study published in Biological Psychology.

[2021-12-08] Perceptual illusion of body ownership enhances memory accuracy and re-experiencing. Click here to read the new study published in iScience.


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