About

The main goal of the lab is understanding how the human brain builds a representation of the body in space, important for action and perception. To this aim, we use different techniques from cognitive neuroscience, including psychophysics, fMRI, intracranial EEG recording, neuropsychology and neural network modeling to study the multisensory mechanisms of underlying the representation of Peripersonal Space (PPS).

 

We study 4 main research questions:

 

1. How is the body in space (PPS) represented in the brain to generate self experience? 2. How do brain or body pathologies affect neural representations and how can we repair them??
3. How do body and space representations interact with higher-level social and cognitive functions?? 4. How do body and space representations change with experience?

 

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