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.


[2018-01-30] Tool use extends near-personal space according to a new study published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Click here to read.

[2017-12-21] A new article published in Experimental Brain Research describes how our limb position sense is updated in the absence of conscious awareness. Click here to read more.

[2017-12-05] Henrik Ehrsson receives a Distinguished Professor grant from the Swedish Research Council. Click here to read more.

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