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.


[2015-11-10] A new study in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics investigates the relationship between proprioception and the sense of limb ownership. Click here to read.

[2015-04-30] A new study in Current Biology reports how illusory out-of-body experiences can be decoded from patters of brain activity. Read the article here and the press release and here.

[2015-04-23] Illusion of having an invisible body changes our stress response in challenging social situations. Click here to read the new paper in Scientific Reports, and here to read the press-release.

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