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.


[2023-11-27]. The sense of body ownership significantly enhances memory trace reactivation during recall. Read our latest fMRI study in Cerebral Cortex here.

[2023-11-08] Heather Iriye has been awarded a project grant from the Swedish Research Council for the project “Kroppen i Minnet”. Click here to read.

[2023-10-17] Subcortical regions contributes to the sense of body ownership. Click here to read the new review article published in Brain”.

[2023-08-07] Rubber hand illusion does not change motor cortical excitability. Click here to read.


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