Renzo Lanfranco, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow


Our senses are constantly bombarded with information from the outside world and from within our own bodies. How does the brain process all this information to create a coherent and meaningful subjective experience? Renzo’s research deals with consciousness and perceptual awareness. His work in the lab focuses on the computational and neural mechanisms of body ownership and on the function of conscious awareness in the sense of self. He uses psychophysics, computational modelling, and EEG methods. Renzo completed his PhD at the Department of Psychology of the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical psychology in Chile.

Sample Publications

Lanfranco RC., Canales-Johnson A., Rabagliati H., Cleeremans A., Carmel D. “Minimal exposures reveal visual processing priorities” bioRxiv (preprint) PDF

Lanfranco RC., Chancel M., Ehrsson HH. (2023) “Quantifying body ownership information processing and perceptual bias in the rubber hand illusion” Cognition PDF

Lanfranco RC., Rabagliati H., Carmel D. (2023) “Assessing the influence of emotional expressions on perceptual sensitivity to faces overcoming interocular suppression” Emotion PDF

Lanfranco RC., Rabagliati H., Carmel D. (2023) “The importance of awareness in face processing: a critical review of interocular suppression studies” Behavioural Brain Research PDF

Lanfranco RC., Stein T., Rabagliati H., Carmel D. (2022) “Gaze direction and face orientation modulate perceptual sensitivity to faces under interocular suppression” Scientific Reports PDF

Lanfranco RC., Rivera-Rei A., Huepe D., Ibanez A., Canales-Johnson A (2021) “Beyond imagination: Hypnotic visual hallucination induces greater lateralised brain activity than visual imagery” NeuroImage PDF


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

email: renzo.lanfranco @
office phone: (+46) 8 524 87 989

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