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!

[2018-04-12] A new study published in Psychological Science reports how mental imagery induces cross-modal plasticity. Click here for the press release and here read the article.

[2018-04-06] Henrik Ehrsson is awarded an European Research Council Advanced Grant. Click here to read.

[2018-01-30] Tool use extends near-personal space according to a new study published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Click here to read.

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