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.

News!

[2020-05-27] We introduce a new discrimination task to register body ownership perception in the rubber hand illusion in a rigorous way and to clarify the underlying multisensory integration mechanisms. Read the preprint here.

[2020-05-01] Konstantina Kilteni is starting as independent group leader at the Department of Neuroscience. Click here to read more.

[2020-03-02] We are announcing a new postdoc position! Deadline is May 31st. For more information click here.

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