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.


[2023-03-24] Blind individuals are better at sensing their own heartbeats than sighted. Read more here.

[2023-03-16] Mental imagery changes bodily awareness. Click here to read the new study.

[2023-02-28] How do blind individuals experience affective touch? Read the new article published in Behavioural Brain Research here.

[2023-02-17] A J Neuroscience article identifies the neural correlates of the senses of body ownership and agency and their interaction during voluntary movement. Click here to read.

[2022-11-15] How do visuo-tactile and visuo-vestibular correlations combine in illusory body ownership? Click here to read the new PLOS One article.


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