How our body remembers
Our past bodily experiences (like pain caused by injury) are recorded as body memory (BM) which impacts our everyday behaviour. It also affects our wellbeing and emotions like depression, anxiety or fear. Unfortunately, the neuronal mechanisms and pathways that underline human BM still lack clarification due to obstacles related to experimental research on offline representations of bodily feelings. To fill this knowledge gap, the EU-funded BodyMemory project will use 7 Tesla functional magnetic resonance imaging (7T-fMRI) in combination with topographic mapping, psychophysics, and modern VR techniques. The project will use recent advances in episodic memory research to systematically investigate the storage, retrieval, and finally intervention-induced plasticity of the somatosensory BMs and emotions.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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