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.


[2019-01-24] A new OSF-preprint reports how reductions in own hand ownership do not interfere with rapid finger movements, which suggests that the motor system may not be reliant on body ownership in order to generate movement. Follow this link to read and provide feedback. https://osf.io/uckhf/

[2018-12-27] A new study published in J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform demonstrates visuo-vestibular congruence boosts body ownership. Click here to read.

[2018-11-29] A new article published in Cerebral Cortex presents the first intracranial electrophysiological characterization of the rubber hand illusion. Click here to read.

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