Lab Alumni

Christopher C. Berger, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher

Christopher was a postdocoral researcher (and former PhD student) in the lab and his research utilizes classic mulltisesory illusions to examine how the brain distinguishes between endogenous and exogeneous sensory events. Click here for more information about his research. Dr. Berger is currently a postdoc in Shinsuke Shimojo's lab at the California Institute of Technology, USA.

Catherine Preston, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Catherine was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. Her research interests included the processes underlying both body ownership and movement agency. Click here for more information about her resaerch.

email: catherine.preston @ york.ac.uk

Hiske van Duinen, PhD, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiske was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. Her resaerch focused on how the brain integrates the various signals that play a role in proprioception, the sense of knowing where your limbs are in space, with a particular focus on the hand. Click here for more information about her research.

email: hiskevanduinen @ gmail.com

Andreas Kalckert, PhD

Andreas was a PhD student in the lab and his research focused on how the sense of ownership of the body and the sense of agency over bodily movements work together to enable us to recognize ourselves. Click here for more information about his research.

email: andreas.kalckert @ gmail.com

Giovanni Gentile, PhD

Giovanni was a PhD student in the lab and his research focused on the neural mechanisms of the multisensory representation of the body and its immediate surroundings in the human brain. Click here for more information about his research.

email: ggentile @ caltech.edu

Loretxu Bergouignan, PhD

Loretxu was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab and she used fMRI to investigate the role of self-representation on the neurocognitive processes involved in transforming life experiences into memory. Click here for more information about her resaerch.

email: l.bergouignan @ bcbl.eu
phone: (+34) 943309300 (ext.228)

Claudio Brozzoli, PhD, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Claudio was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab and his resaerch focused on the role of peripersonal space in the interactions between the body and the objects and its relationship with the feeling of body ownership throught the use of fMRI and TMS. Click here for more information about his research.

email: claudio.brozzoli @ ki.se
office phone: (+46) 8 524 87 984

Alexander Skoglund, PhD, Research Engineer

During his time in the lab, Dr. Skoglund has set up the groups electronic lab, and designed several components used in our day-to-day research. Among the designs are an MRI compatible finger tap detection system, laser trigger for the TMS, software and hardware for stereo viewing and online manipulation, etc. Click here for more information about his work. He now works as a technical consultant at ÅF.

Laura Schmalzl, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

During her time in the lab, Dr. Schmalzl utilized her background in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive science to conduct studies investigating the plasticity of body representation in healthy individuals as well as patient populations. Click here for more information about her research.

Valeria Petkova, MSc, PhD

During her time here in the Brain, Body & Self Lab, Dr. Valeria Petkova used state of the art neuroimaging techniques and behavioral methods to study the perceptual and neural underpinnings of body ownership. Dr. Petkova's PhD Thesis title was, "Do I need a body to know who I am? Neural Mechanisms of body ownership"--click here for pdf. Click here for more information about her research.

Malin Björnsdotter, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Björnsdotter is currently conducting postdocs in Singapore, Yale, and other places. During Dr. Björnsdotter's time here in the BBS lab as a postdoctoral fellow her resaerch interests included developing and applying machine learning methods for analysis of brain activity patterns. Click here for more information about her resaerch.

email: malin.aberg @ gmail.com

Michael Harvey, PhD

Michael Harvey (USA) was the first postdoc in the lab. From November 2008 to January 2010 he worked on a project to look for multisensory responses in early visual areas with Per Roland and Henrik Ehrsson. Michael is currently based at University of Chicago, USA.

Internship Student Alumni

Dominika Radziun Master's Student

Dominika (Nika) Radziun was doing a six-month internship as a part of her master's thesis in Psychology at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. Her supervisor was Henrik Ehrsson.

email: nika.radziun @ gmail.com
office phone: (+46) 08 524 87 989

Marta Marciniak Master's Student

Marta Marciniak (from University of Warsaw) was doing a summer-internship. Her supervisors were Konstantina Kilteni and Henrik Ehrsson.

email: mart.marciniak @ gmail.com

Laufey Brynjarsdottir Master's Student

Laufey Brynjarsdottir was doing a nine-month internship for her master's thesis in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Maastricht University in our lab. Her supervisors were Nora Preuss and Henrik Ehrsson.

email: l.brynjarsdottir @ student.maastrichtuniversity.nl

Marieke Weijs Master's Student

Marieke Weijs was doing a six-month internship for her master's thesis in Neuroscience and Cognition at Utrecht University in our lab. Her supervisors were Pawel Tacikowski and Henrik Ehrsson. Marieke is now off to take on a PhD student position in Birgitta Lenggenhager's lab in Zurich, Switzerland.

email: m.l.weijs @ students.uu.nl

Evelina Husén Bachelor's student

Evelina Husén (Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet) did a summer-internship in our lab. Her supervisors were Zakaryah Abdulkarim and Henrik Ehrsson.

email: evelina.husen @ stud.ki.se

Hanna Eneqvist Bachelor's student

Hanna Eneqvist (Neuroscience BSc at the University of Edinburgh) did a summer-internship in our lab. Her supervisors were Björn van der Hoort and Henrik Ehrsson.

email: hanna.eneqvist @ gmail.com

Joanna Szczotka Master's Student

Joanna Szczotka (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland) did a three-month internship in our lab in the fall of 2016. Her supervisors were Arvid Guterstam and Henrik Ehrsson.

email: joanna.szczotka @ student.uj.edu.pl

Sofia Fröman

In the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011 Sofia Fröman had an intership in the lab as part of her master degree specializing in Mechatronics at the KTH machine design department. During her time here she worked on developing the initial designs for an MR compatible moving rubber hand. Click here for more information about her work in the lab.

Hedvig Zetterberg

In the Spring and Summer of 2010 Hedvig Zetterberg (Sweden) made an internship in the lab as part of her master degree in clinical medical science at the Karolinska Institutet. She conducted a study on the rubber hand illusion with blind participants. Hedvig is currently working as a physiotherapist at Akademiska Sjukhuset i Uppsala.

Mehrnoush Khoshnevis

Mehrnoush Khoshnevis (Sweden) conducted a six month internship in the lab in the spring of 2009 (research preparatory course). She worked with Valeria Petkova and Henrik Ehrsson on a behavioural project to study the role of the visual perspective on full-body ownership illusions. In 2011 her experiments were published in Frontiers of Psychology (Petkova et al. 2011). In 2010 Mehronoush was accepted into the medical school at Uppsala University where she is currently pursuing her training as a medic.