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.


[2017-09-15] Arvid Guterstam receives the The Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize for his PhD thesis on the neural mechanisms of the sense of bodily self. Click here to read more.

[2017-08-17] A new article published in eLife reveals how body ownership boosts visual awareness. Click here to read.

[2017-07-17] Body ownership changes the perception of self-touch, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Click here to read

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