About the Brain, Body, and Self Laboratory

The Brain, Body, and Self Lab focuses on investigating the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms that underlie our perceptual awareness of our own bodies. Our research has unveiled significant insights into the perceptual and computational principles that determine bodily self-awareness, the associated cortical and subcortical networks, and the impact of bodily self-representation on higher cognitive functions, including episodic memory, sense of self-location, and self-concept. Additionally, we aim to deepen our understanding of disturbances in bodily-self perception in neuropsychiatric conditions and contribute to the development of prosthetic limbs and virtual reality simulations that more closely mimic the sensation of real limbs and bodies. Our long-term, overarching goal is to unravel how the brain implements the sense of 'I' in both health and disease.

News!

[2024-02-16]. How are wholeness and parts interconnected in bodily awareness? Read the new study published in Cognition here.

[2024-02-16] We are looking for new postdocs! Extended deadline! Apply for the position here: https://ki.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:687736/

[2024-01-23]. How to Investigate texture congruence in body ownership using psychophysics! Click here to read our latest paper.

[2023-12-20] Blind individuals are immune to the non-visual rubber hand illusion. Click here to read the new study.

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