What makes your body your own? How do babies learn to distinguish between their own and other people’s bodies? The purpose of this research is to study how human beings develop an integrated sense of self that is grounded to a coherent body, and how different processes interact together to maintain and updated body awareness. While my work focuses on infancy and childhood, I am also interested in adults’ body awareness.
Della Longa L, Filippetti ML, Dragovic D, Farroni T (2020). Synchrony of Caresses: Does Affective Touch Help Infants to Detect Body-Related Visual–Tactile Synchrony?. In Frontiers in Psychology.
Filippetti ML, Crucianelli (2019). If I were a grown-up: Children’s response to the rubber hand illusion with different hand sizes. In Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
Filippetti ML, Kirsch, Crucianelli, Fotopoulou A (2019). Affective certainty and congruency of touch modulate the experience of the rubber hand illusion. In Scientific Reports.
Orioli G, Filippetti ML, Gerbino W, Dragovic D, Farroni T (2018). Trajectory Discrimination and Peripersonal Space Perception in Newborns. In Infancy.
Filippetti ML, Tsakiris M (2017). Heartfelt embodiment: Changes in body-ownership and self-identification produce distinct changes in interoceptive accuracy. In Cognition.
Filippetti ML, Farroni T, Johnson MH (2016). Five-Month-old Infants' Discrimination of Visual-Tactile Synchronous Facial Stimulation. In Infant and Child Development.
Filippetti ML, Orioli G, Johnson MH, Farroni T (2015). Newborn Body Perception: Sensitivity to Spatial Congruency. In Infancy.
Filippetti ML, Lloyd-Fox S, Longo MR, Farroni T, Johnson MH (2014). Neural mechanisms of body awareness in infants. In Cerebral Cortex.