About the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory

Welcome to the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory home page. We use neuroimaging, neurostimulation, 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 (vision, touch, proprioception). We also investigate how information from the body influences how we perceive the external world and how we think, feel and remember ourselves. Finally, we study how the human body can be extended by machines and artificial limb devices to design, for example, advanced prosthetic limbs that feel more like real limbs.

News!

[2014-10-08] A new study in The Journal of Neuroscience pinpoints the brain mechanism of the mental imagery-induced ventriloquist illusion. Click here to read.

[2014-05-11] Barbie-illusion revisited! A new study reports how the sense of one's own body rescales the visual representation of external space. Click here to read.

[2014-03-10] Our ability to create new memories for life events depends on the sense of being located inside the body. Click here to read about this new study published in PNAS, here to read the press-release, and here to see the movie.

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