Zakaryah Abdulkarim, MD
(PhD Student)


One of the fundamental ways in which we interact with our surroundings is through movement. However, in order to move our body, we must have a sense of what this body is made up of, what belongs to us and what does not (i.e., body ownership). Zakaryah's research focuses on the neural processes that bring these two phenomena together, the feeling of ownership and voluntary action.

Sample Publications

Abdulkarim Z, Ehrsson HH. Recalibration of hand position sense during unconscious active and passive movement. Experimental Brain Research (2017) [Epub ahead of print]. PDF

Abdulkarim Z, Ehrsson HH. No causal link between changes in hand position sense and feeling of limb ownership in the rubber hand illusion. Atten Percept Psychophys. (2015). [Epub ahead of print] PDF

Gentile G, Björnsdotter M, Petkova VI, Abdulkarim Z, & Ehrsson HH. Patterns of neural activity in the human ventral premotor cortex reflect a whole-body multisensory percept. Neuroimage. (2015) 1(109), 328-340. PDF

Guterstam A., Abdulkaraim, Z., & Ehrsson H.H. Illusory ownership of an invisible body reduces autonomic and subjective social anxiety responses. Scientific Reports (2015) PDF


Zakaryah Abdulkarim, MD
PhD Student
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet, Biomedicum
Solnavägen 9, 171 65 Solna, Sweden

email: zakaryah.abdulkarim @
office phone: (+46) 08 524 87 217