Laura Schmalzl, PhD
(Postdoctoral Fellow)

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Laura's background is in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive science. Here in Henrik Ehrsson's lab she conducted studies investigating the plasticity of body representation in healthy individuals as well as patient populations. During her time in the lab, her studies involved the use of both virtual reality techniques and fMRI.

Sample Publications

Schmalzl L, Kalckert A, Ragnö C, & Ehrsson HH. Neural correlates of the rubber hand illusion in amputees: A report of two cases. Neurocase (2013). DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2013.791861 PDF

Schmalzl L, Ragnö C & Ehrsson HH. An alternative version of mirror therapy: Illusory touch can reduce phantom pain when illusory movement does not. The Clinical Journal of Pain. (Epub ahead of print) PDF

Schmalzl, L., Zopf, R., & Williams, M. A. (2012). From head to toe: Evidence for selective brain activation reflecting visual perception of whole individuals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:108, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00108. LINK

Schmalzl, L., Thomke, E., Ragnö, C., Nilseryd, M., Stockselius, A., & Ehrsson, H. H. (2011). "Pulling telescoped phantoms out of the stump": Manipulating the perceived position of phantom limbs using a full-body illusion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:121, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00121. PDF

Schmalzl, L., & Ehrsson, H. H. (2011). Experimental induction of a perceived "telescoped" limb using a full-body illusion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,5:34, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00034. PDF