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.


[2016-10-12] Motion sounds elicit a visual 'waterfall-illusion' according to a new study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. Click here to read.

[2016-10-12] Illusory obesity makes women, but not men, experience body dissatisfaction, according to a new study published in Cerebral Cortex. Click here to read the press-release.

[2016-10-06] A new study published in Scientific Reports describes the "Invisible Barbie-doll illusion" which reveals how the sense of one's own body determines how one sees the external world. Click here to read the paper.

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