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How does our brain store bodily experiences?

Project description

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.

Host institution

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Net EU contribution
€ 1 496 015,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Germany

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Magdeburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 496 015,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg

See on map

Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Magdeburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00