Laura Crucianelli, PhD
(Postdoctoral Fellow)


Laura's research in the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory focuses on the relationship between multisensory integration, interoceptive processing and sense of body ownership. Laura completed her PhD at the Department of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire and University College London, UK. Her PhD and first postdoc at KatLab (UCL) investigated affective touch, sense of body ownership and interoceptive awareness in both healthy and clinical populations.

Sample Publications

Crucianelli, L., Paloyelis, Y., Ricciardi, L., Jenkinson, P., & Fotopoulou, A. (2018). Embodied precision: Intranasal oxytocin modulates multisensory integration. bioRxiv, 361261.

Crucianelli, L., Wheatley, L., Filippetti, M. L., Jenkinson, P. M., Kirk, E., & Fotopoulou, A. K. (2018). The mindedness of maternal touch: An investigation of maternal mind-mindedness and mother-infant touch interactions. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF

Crucianelli, L., Krahé, C., Jenkinson, P. M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2017). Interoceptive ingredients of body ownership: Affective touch and cardiac awareness in the Rubber Hand Illusion. Cortex. PDF

Crucianelli, L., Cardi, V., Treasure, J., Jenkinson, P., & Fotopoulou, A. (2016). The perception of affective touch in Anorexia Nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 239, 72-78. PDF

Crucianelli, L., Metcalf, N. K., Fotopoulou, A. & Jenkinson, P. (2013). Bodily pleasure matters: Velocity of touch modulates body ownership during the rubber hand illusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:703. PDF


Laura Crucianelli, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet, Biomedicum
Solnavägen 9, 171 65 Solna, Sweden

email: laura.crucianelli @
office phone: (+46) 08 524 87 217