December 4, 2016

At the Laboratory of Action and Body (LAB), Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, we investigate how our brain uses the information we perceive through the senses to create our sense of self. The main focus of our research is to empirically identify the basic neurocognitive principles governing the sense of self.

Our research is inter-disciplinary, based on neuroscientific and psychological experimental paradigms as well as on neurophilosophical approaches to selfhood.

In our experiments we ask how our sense of self is influenced, among other things, by the way we integrate information from different senses, by our awareness of our own heartbeats, by our relationships with others, by our perception of the space around us, and by our social and political attitudes.