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!

[2015-03-28] Henrik Ehrsson gives a TEDx-talk, watch it here.

[2015-02-23] A new study published in Consciousness and Cognition investigates the relationship between conscious awareness and the conceptual self-representation. Click here to read.

[2015-11-07] The lab is featured in a new documentary by National Geographic entitled "More than human". Click here to see Paul Giamatti try out the moving rubber hand illusion and here to see him try out the Barbie-doll illusion.

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