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.


[2018-07-10] It sounds like my hand! A new study describes how auditory cues boosts the sense of body ownership. Click here to read.

[2018-06-21] A new study published in PLOS ONE reveals links between perceived obesity, body dissatisfaction and vulnerability to develop eating disorders. Click here to read the article.

[2018-04-24] A new study published in Nature Communications describes how imagined self-touch feels like real self-touch. Click here to read the press-release and Click here to read the paper.

[2018-04-06] Henrik Ehrsson is awarded an European Research Council Advanced Grant. Click here to read.

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