Christopher C. Berger, Ph.D.
(Postdoctoral Researcher)

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Can what one imagines in one's mind change what one percieves in the external world? In an attempt to shed light on this question, Chris is examining the relationship between mental imagery and multisensory perception using perceptual illusions and functional magentic resonance imaging (fMRI). In another line of research, he is also investigating the role of certain afferent/efferent processes in the feeling of body ownership and the sense of agency.

BBS Lab Publications

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Tacikowski, P., Berger, C. C. & Ehrsson, H. H. (2017). Dissociating the Neural Basis of Conceptual Self-awareness from Perceptual Awareness and Unaware Self-processing. Cerebral Cortex. Epub ahead of print. PDF

Berger, C. C. & Ehrsson, H. H. (2017). The Content of Imagined Sounds Changes Visual Motion Perception in the Cross-Bounce Illusion. Scientific Reports, 7:40123. PDF

Berger, C. C. & Ehrsson, H. H. (2016). Auditory Motion Elicits a Visual Motion Aftereffect. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10:559. PDF

Berger, C. C. & Ehrsson, H. H. (2014). The Fusion of Mental Imagery and Sensation in the Temporal Association Cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(41), 13684-13692. PDF

Berger, C. C. & Ehrsson, H. H. (2013). Mental imagery changes multisensory perception. Current Biology, 23(14), 1367-72. PDF


Christopher C. Berger, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
Retzius väg 8, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

email: christopher.c.berger @
office phone: (+46) 08 524 87 984