H Henrik Ehrsson

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Threatening a rubber hand that you feel is yours elicits a cortical anxiety response
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:9828-33. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Holding an object: neural activity associated with fingertip force adjustments to external perturbations
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Neuropediatric Research Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 97:1342-52. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the involvement of the posterior parietal cortex in coordination of fingertip forces for grasp stability in manipulation
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 90:2978-86. 2003
  4. pmc Neural substrate of body size: illusory feeling of shrinking of the waist
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 3:e412. 2005
  5. pmc Touching a rubber hand: feeling of body ownership is associated with activity in multisensory brain areas
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 25:10564-73. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint That's my hand! Activity in premotor cortex reflects feeling of ownership of a limb
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 305:875-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Effector-independent voluntary timing: behavioural and neuroimaging evidence
    Sara L Bengtsson
    Neuropaediatric Research Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Neurosci 22:3255-65. 2005
  8. pmc If I were you: perceptual illusion of body swapping
    Valeria I Petkova
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e3832. 2008
  9. doi request reprint From part- to whole-body ownership in the multisensory brain
    Valeria I Petkova
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Retzius vag 8, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Biol 21:1118-22. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The invisible hand illusion: multisensory integration leads to the embodiment of a discrete volume of empty space
    Arvid Guterstam
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:1078-99. 2013

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Threatening a rubber hand that you feel is yours elicits a cortical anxiety response
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:9828-33. 2007
    ..These findings are of fundamental importance because they suggest that the feeling of body ownership is associated with changes in the interoceptive systems...
  2. ncbi request reprint Holding an object: neural activity associated with fingertip force adjustments to external perturbations
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Neuropediatric Research Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 97:1342-52. 2007
    ..Taken together, our findings suggest different central mechanisms for the grip-force responses during loading and unloading...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the involvement of the posterior parietal cortex in coordination of fingertip forces for grasp stability in manipulation
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 90:2978-86. 2003
    ..We suggest that this area might represents a node in the network of cortical and subcortical regions that implement anticipatory control of fingertip forces for grasp stability...
  4. pmc Neural substrate of body size: illusory feeling of shrinking of the waist
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 3:e412. 2005
    ..Based on this finding we suggest that relative size of body parts is computed by the integration of more elementary somatic signals from different body segments...
  5. pmc Touching a rubber hand: feeling of body ownership is associated with activity in multisensory brain areas
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 25:10564-73. 2005
    ..We propose that this could be the mechanism for the feeling of body ownership...
  6. ncbi request reprint That's my hand! Activity in premotor cortex reflects feeling of ownership of a limb
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 305:875-7. 2004
    ..The neural activity in the premotor cortex reflected the feeling of ownership of the hand. This suggests that multisensory integration in the premotor cortex provides a mechanism for bodily self-attribution...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effector-independent voluntary timing: behavioural and neuroimaging evidence
    Sara L Bengtsson
    Neuropaediatric Research Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Neurosci 22:3255-65. 2005
    ..A subset of these regions plays important roles for the organization of rhythmic sequences of several intervals...
  8. pmc If I were you: perceptual illusion of body swapping
    Valeria I Petkova
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e3832. 2008
    ..Our results are of fundamental importance because they identify the perceptual processes that produce the feeling of ownership of one's body...
  9. doi request reprint From part- to whole-body ownership in the multisensory brain
    Valeria I Petkova
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Retzius vag 8, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Biol 21:1118-22. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that the unitary experience of owning an entire body is produced by neuronal populations that integrate multisensory information across body segments...
  10. doi request reprint The invisible hand illusion: multisensory integration leads to the embodiment of a discrete volume of empty space
    Arvid Guterstam
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:1078-99. 2013
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  11. doi request reprint Listening to rhythms activates motor and premotor cortices
    Sara L Bengtsson
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    Cortex 45:62-71. 2009
    ..We argue that the complexity of rhythm sequences is an important factor in modulating activity in many of the rhythm areas. However, the difference in complexity of our stimuli should be regarded as continuous...
  12. pmc The illusion of owning a third arm
    Arvid Guterstam
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e17208. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Neural control of rhythmic sequences
    Fredrik Ullén
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Neuropediatric Research Unit, Karolinska Institute, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:368-76. 2005
    ..We thus suggest that this set of regions is important for abstract, movement-independent, temporal sequence control. This organization may be important for increased flexibility in voluntarily timed motor tasks...
  14. pmc Disintegration of multisensory signals from the real hand reduces default limb self-attribution: an fMRI study
    Giovanni Gentile
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurosci 33:13350-66. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Lighter or heavier than predicted: neural correlates of corrective mechanisms during erroneously programmed lifts
    Per Jenmalm
    Neuropediatric Unit, Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurosci 26:9015-21. 2006
    ..These findings show how the parietal cortex, cerebellum, and motor cortex are involved in the signaling of the discrepancy between predicated and actual sensory feedback and the associated corrective mechanisms...
  16. pmc When right feels left: referral of touch and ownership between the hands
    Valeria I Petkova
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 4:e6933. 2009
    ..This finding is important because it reveals a new bilateral multisensory mechanism for tactile perception and limb ownership...
  17. doi request reprint FMRI adaptation reveals a cortical mechanism for the coding of space near the hand
    Claudio Brozzoli
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurosci 31:9023-31. 2011
    ..They also demonstrate a selective mechanism implemented by human perihand neurons in the premotor and posterior parietal areas and add to earlier findings from humans and nonhuman primates...
  18. doi request reprint Mental imagery changes multisensory perception
    Christopher C Berger
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Biol 23:1367-72. 2013
    ..These findings advance our understanding of the relationship between imagery and perception and provide new opportunities for investigating how the brain distinguishes between endogenous and exogenous sensory events...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dissociating brain regions controlling the temporal and ordinal structure of learned movement sequences
    Sara L Bengtsson
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Neurosci 19:2591-602. 2004
    ..We conclude that humans use different brain networks for temporal and ordinal sequence control, and that the performance of combined sequences activates both networks, the medial cerebellum, and the superior colliculus...
  20. doi request reprint Disowning one's seen real body during an out-of-body illusion
    Arvid Guterstam
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Retzius vag 8, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Conscious Cogn 21:1037-42. 2012
    ..Our findings are important because they reveal a relationship between the representation of self-location in the local environment and the multisensory representation of one's own body...
  21. pmc Upper limb amputees can be induced to experience a rubber hand as their own
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 131:3443-52. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Brain activity during predictable and unpredictable weight changes when lifting objects
    Christina Schmitz
    Neuropediatric Unit, Deptartment of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 93:1498-509. 2005
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  23. pmc Rubber hands feel touch, but not in blind individuals
    Valeria I Petkova
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e35912. 2012
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  24. pmc Being Barbie: the size of one's own body determines the perceived size of the world
    Björn van der Hoort
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e20195. 2011
    ..These findings are fundamentally important as they suggest a causal relationship between the representations of body space and external space. Thus, our own body size affects how we perceive the world...
  25. ncbi request reprint How many arms make a pair? Perceptual illusion of having an additional limb
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Retzius vag 8, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Perception 38:310-2. 2009
    ..This is an important observation because it suggests that even the gross morphology that we experience of ourselves is a construct resulting from dynamic and integrative processes in the perceptual systems...
  26. ncbi request reprint Neural networks for the coordination of the hands in time
    Fredrik Ullén
    Neuropediatric Research Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 89:1126-35. 2003
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  27. ncbi request reprint Imagery of voluntary movement of fingers, toes, and tongue activates corresponding body-part-specific motor representations
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Department of Neuroscience and Motor Control Laboratory, Karolinska Institutet, S 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 90:3304-16. 2003
    ..Thus the content of the mental motor image, in this case the body part, is reflected in the pattern of motor cortical activation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dominance of the right hemisphere and role of area 2 in human kinesthesia
    Eiichi Naito
    Division of Human Brain Research, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 93:1020-34. 2005
    ..Furthermore, our results provide evidence for a right hemisphere dominance for perception of limb movement...
  29. ncbi request reprint Brain regions controlling nonsynergistic versus synergistic movement of the digits: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Motor Control Laboratory, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurosci 22:5074-80. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the human neural substrate for skillful digit movement includes a sensorimotor network of nonprimary frontoparietal areas and the cerebellum that, in conjunction with M1, control the movements of the digits...
  30. pmc Integration of visual and tactile signals from the hand in the human brain: an FMRI study
    Giovanni Gentile
    Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurophysiol 105:910-22. 2011
    ..These results identify a set of candidate frontal, parietal and subcortical regions that integrate visual and tactile information for the multisensory perception of one's own hand...
  31. ncbi request reprint The experimental induction of out-of-body experiences
    H Henrik Ehrsson
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 317:1048. 2007
    ..This demonstrates that the experience of being localized within the physical body can be determined by the visual perspective in conjunction with correlated multisensory information from the body...
  32. pmc Neural correlates of the rubber hand illusion in amputees: a report of two cases
    Laura Schmalzl
    a Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurocase 20:407-20. 2014
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  33. ncbi request reprint Body ownership affects visual perception of object size by rescaling the visual representation of external space
    Björn van der Hoort
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Retziusvag 8, 17177, Stockholm, Sweden
    Atten Percept Psychophys 76:1414-28. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that, by changing body size, the entire spatial layout rescales and new objects are now perceived according to this rescaling, without the need to see the body. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint Multisensory representation of the space near the hand: from perception to action and interindividual interactions
    Claudio Brozzoli
    1Brain, Body and Self Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuroscientist 20:122-35. 2014
    ..We will contend that the hand-centered representation of space, known as perihand space, is a multisensory-motor interface that allows interaction with the objects and other persons around us. ..
  35. doi request reprint An alternative to traditional mirror therapy: illusory touch can reduce phantom pain when illusory movement does not
    Laura Schmalzl
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute Arm Prosthesis Unit, Red Cross Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 29:e10-8. 2013
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  36. ncbi request reprint Human superior parietal lobule is involved in somatic perception of bimanual interaction with an external object
    Eiichi Naito
    National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Research Department 1, Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, Biophysical ICT Group, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Seika cho, Soraku gun, Kyoto, 619 0288, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 99:695-703. 2008
    ..The anterior SPL seems to be involved in the somatic perception of bimanual interaction with an external object probably by computing the spatial relationship between the two hands and a hand-held object...
  37. ncbi request reprint Somatic sensation of hand-object interactive movement is associated with activity in the left inferior parietal cortex
    Eiichi Naito
    Division of Brain Research, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurosci 26:3783-90. 2006
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  38. ncbi request reprint I feel my hand moving: a new role of the primary motor cortex in somatic perception of limb movement
    Eiichi Naito
    Division of Human Brain Research, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm S171 77, Sweden
    Neuron 36:979-88. 2002
    ..This novel function of MI contrasts with its traditional role as the executive locus of voluntary limb movement...
  39. doi request reprint On the other hand: dummy hands and peripersonal space
    Tamar R Makin
    Department of Neurobiology, Life Sciences Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Behav Brain Res 191:1-10. 2008
    ..Finally, we propose a simple model that situates the 'rubber hand illusion' in the neurophysiological framework of multisensory hand-centred representations of space...