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Behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging investigations on the role of temperature perception in body ownership

Project description

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

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 191 852,16