- Minding gaps on the skin: Opposite bisection biases on forehead and back of one's head
Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Center for Integrative Human Physiology ZIHP, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
Conscious Cogn 42:9-14. 2016
..We discuss these findings in the frame of the current literature on spatial attention and perspective taking. ..
- Listening to your heart and feeling yourself: effects of exposure to interoceptive signals during the ultimatum game
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00100, Rome, Italy
Exp Brain Res 230:233-41. 2013
..In addition, this study introduces a valuable procedure to manipulate online the access to interoceptive signals and for exploring the interplay between viscero-sensory information and cognition...
- The sense of the body in individuals with spinal cord injury
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
PLoS ONE 7:e50757. 2012
..Furthermore, plasticity-related cortical changes might influence the dynamics of the bodily self...
- Paradoxical extension into the contralesional hemispace in spatial neglect
Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Cortex 48:1320-8. 2012
- Alpha band oscillations correlate with illusory self-location induced by virtual reality
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
Eur J Neurosci 33:1935-43. 2011
..We argue that these alpha oscillations in sensorimotor cortex and mPFC reflect self-location as manipulated through multisensory conflict...
- Multisensory mechanisms in temporo-parietal cortex support self-location and first-person perspective
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland
Neuron 70:363-74. 2011
- Seeing the body modulates audiotactile integration
Jane E Aspell
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Eur J Neurosci 31:1868-73. 2010
..We also show that these CCEs are modulated by vision of the body...
- How vestibular stimulation interacts with illusory hand ownership
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Station 19, Lausanne, Switzerland
Conscious Cogn 19:33-47. 2010
..As only left anodal GVS lead to such changes, and based on neurological data on body part ownership, we suggest that this vestibular interference is mediated by the right temporo-parietal junction and the posterior insula...
- Restoring tactile awareness through the rubber hand illusion in cervical spinal cord injury
1IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 27:704-8. 2013
..Spinal cord injury can leave affected body parts insentient and unmoving, leading to specific disturbances in the mental representation of one's own body and the sense of self...
- Influence of galvanic vestibular stimulation on egocentric and object-based mental transformations
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL, Station 15, 1015, Lausanne, Switzerland
Exp Brain Res 184:211-21. 2008
..We suggest that this effect relies on shared functional and cortical mechanisms in the posterior parietal cortex associated with both right anodal GVS and mental imagery...
- Spatial aspects of bodily self-consciousness
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Brain Mind Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland
Conscious Cogn 18:110-7. 2009
- Pain and somatic sensation are transiently normalized by illusory body ownership in a patient with spinal cord injury
Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, Rome, Italy
Restor Neurol Neurosci 34:603-13. 2016
..In this study, we investigated the effect of high-level multisensory manipulation on subjective experiences of pain, touch, and body-ownership...
- Don't look at my wheelchair! The plasticity of longlasting prejudice
IRCCS Istituto di Recovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Research Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
Med Educ 49:1239-47. 2015
..However, little is known about whether and how implicit assumptions and direct contact modulate the interaction and quality of professional interventions in education and health contexts...
- Participants' above-chance recognition of own-heart sound combined with poor metacognitive awareness suggests implicit knowledge of own heart cardiodynamics
Ruben T Azevedo
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00100 Rome, Italy
Sci Rep 6:26545. 2016
..These results suggest an implicit access to fine-grained neural representations of elementary cardio-dynamic parameters beyond heartbeat timing. ..
- When less is more - Implicit preference for incomplete bodies in xenomelia
Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
J Psychiatr Res 84:249-255. 2017
..We conclude that this is the first behavioral evidence demonstrating a conflict of self-identification on an implicit level and this enriches current understandings of xenomelia as a primarily neurological disorder...
- Video ergo sum: manipulating bodily self-consciousness
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Station 15, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Science 317:1096-9. 2007
..Our results indicate that spatial unity and bodily self-consciousness can be studied experimentally and are based on multisensory and cognitive processing of bodily information...
- Keeping in touch with one's self: multisensory mechanisms of self-consciousness
Jane E Aspell
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
PLoS ONE 4:e6488. 2009
..Here we designed a novel paradigm linking the study of bodily self-consciousness to the spatial representation of visuo-tactile stimuli by measuring crossmodal congruency effects (CCEs) for the full body...
- Not That Heart-Stopping After All: Visuo-Cardiac Synchrony Does Not Boost Self-Face Attribution
Department of Psychology, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
PLoS ONE 11:e0160498. 2016
..We thus conclude that visuo-cardiac synchrony does not boost self-attribution of the face as it does that of hand and full-body. ..
- Disturbed body integrity and the "rubber foot illusion"
Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich
Neuropsychology 29:205-11. 2015
..We sought to further test the most prominent neuroscientific hypothesis that suggests xenomelia results from a breakdown in multisensory integration for the affected body part...
- The bodily self and its disorders: neurological, psychological and social aspects
aNeuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich bZIHP, Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology, Zurich, Switzerland
Curr Opin Neurol 27:644-52. 2014
..The experience of ourselves as an embodied agent with a first-person perspective is referred to as 'bodily self'. We present a selective overview of relevant clinical and experimental studies...
- Binding body and self in visuo-vestibular conflicts
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 26, Zurich, CH 8091, Switzerland
Eur J Neurosci 41:810-7. 2015
- Xenomelia: a social neuroscience view of altered bodily self-consciousness
Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Neuroscience Center Zurich, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
Front Psychol 4:204. 2013
..This integrated view of xenomelia will promote the subfield of consciousness research concerned with the unity of body and self...