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.

News!

[2016-07-14] A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology shows that the processing of conceptual self-related information is cognitively effortless and could easily co-occur with additional mental tasks. Click here to read.

[2016-06-26] A new study published in Cognition reveals how "magnetic force-fields" around our hands tells us how the brain represents space. Click here to read, and click here to read the commentary in New Scientist.

[2016-03-28] Henrik Ehrsson gives a TEDx-talk, watch it here.

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