Consciousness Research and Embodiment

The CORE Lab aims to better understand the relationships between body perception and self awareness in healthy people as well as in patients suffering from chronic pain and neurological conditions.

We investigate the link between multi-sensory body perception and self-consciousness with a focus on interoceptive awareness. One of our goals is to use the findings from cognitive neuroscience paradigms that systematically manipulate body perception in order to treat patients with conditions such as chronic pain. Our lab specialises in various methods including EEG, Morphometry, Virtual Reality, Algometry, and MRI.

Ongoing projects include assessment of the neural correlates of subjective symptom burden in patients with atrial fibrillation using volume-based morphometry, testing interoceptive predictive coding model of conscious presence while measuring EEG, and exploring virtual reality as a new therapeutic tool for chronic pain.