The role of temperature on body awareness
Body awareness is a multisensory process that involves the integration of signals from the outside, such as sight, with internal signals, such as temperature, which provide an indication of the inner body state. Researchers of the EU-funded Homeothermic Self project are interested in understanding the mechanism by which these signals are combined at the anterior insula of the brain to provide coherent body awareness. Using functional MRI, they aim to provide neuroimaging evidence that is currently lacking. The project will also investigate the specific contribution of temperature to body sensing, with important implications for neurological and psychiatric conditions characterised by lack of body awareness.
Call for proposal
See other projects for this call