Nora Preuss, PhD
(Postdoctoral Fellow)


The vestibular system not only gives us our sense of balance and coordinates head and eye-movement, it also plays a role in so-called "higher vestibular functions" that comprise spatial cognition and body awareness. Nora's research in the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory focuses on the contribution of vestibular information to body awareness and ownership using behavioral methods, vestibular stimulation, and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Sample Publications

Preuss, N. Ehrsson HH. Full-body ownership illusion elicited by visuo-vestibular integration. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. Dec 27 (2018) [Epub ahead of print]. PDF

Preuss, N., Brynjarsdóttir BL, Ehrsson HH. Body ownership shapes self-orientation perception. Sci Rep.( 2018) 8(1):16062. PDF

Preuss, N., Ellis, A., & Mast, F.W. (2015). Negative emotional stimuli enhance vestibular processing. Emotion, 15(4), 411-415. Link

Mast, F.W., Preuss, N., Hartmann, M., & Grabherr, L. (2014). Spatial cognition, body representation and affective processes: The role of vestibular information beyond ocular reflexes and control of posture. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8. PDF

Preuss, N., Hasler, G., & Mast, F.W. (2014). Caloric vestibular stimulation modulates affective control and mood. Brain Stimulation, 7(1), 133-140. Link

Preuss, N., Harris, L., & Mast, F.W. (2013). Allocentric visual cues influence mental transformation of bodies. Journal of Vision, 13(12). PDF


Nora Preuss
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet, Biomedicum
Tomtebodavägen 16, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

email: nora.preuss @
office phone: (+46) 8 524 87 984