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.


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

[2023-06-20] Neural substrate of ssubtle temporal errors between predicted and actual somatosensory feedback in self-touch. Click here to read the new J Neuroscience paper.

[2023-05-12] A new study in Cognition shows that rubber hand illusion sensitivity relies on the timing difference between visual and tactile signals. Click here.

[2023-05-04] Proprioceptive uncertainty promotes the rubber hand illusion. Click here to read the new Cortex article .


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