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.

News!

[2020-01-26] Do we come in pieces or as a single whole? Read the new study on full-body ownership published in PLOS ONE. Click here to read.

[2020-12-09] We describe a new two-body illusion! Read the article published in Royal Society Open Science here.

[2020-09-01] Illusory body-sex change produces a more balanced sense of own gender and reduces gender-stereotypical beliefs. Click here to read the new study in Scientific Reports.

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