Body awareness

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.


(2019). Affective certainty and congruency of touch modulate the experience of the rubber hand illusion. In Scientific Reports.

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(2018). Trajectory Discrimination and Peripersonal Space Perception in Newborns. In Infancy.

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(2016). Five-Month-old Infants' Discrimination of Visual-Tactile Synchronous Facial Stimulation. In Infant and Child Development.

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(2015). Newborn Body Perception: Sensitivity to Spatial Congruency. In Infancy.

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(2014). Neural mechanisms of body awareness in infants. In Cerebral Cortex.

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(2013). Body perception in newborns. In Current Biology.

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