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.


[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.

[2022-10-19] The shape of pleasantness from light touch modeled at the individual level in a new article in Journal of Neurophysiology here.

[2022-10-14] Probabilistic functions determine the rubber hand illusion. Read the new eLife article here.

[2022-08-08] Causal inference of body ownership in the posterior parietal cortex. Click here to read the new J Neuroscience article.


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