Laboratory MySpace

Prof. Andrea Serino


The main goal of MySpace lab (LMYS) is understanding how the human brain builds a representation of the body in space, important for action and perception. To this aim, we will use different techniques from cognitive neuroscience, including psychophysics, fMRI, intracranial and scalp EEG recording, neuropsychology and neural network modeling to study the multisensory mechanisms of underlying the representation of Peripersonal Space (PPS). 

Research at MySpace includes 4 lines of investigation aimed at understanding: 1) how PPS is represented in the human brain; 2) how PPS representation is affected, by brain or spinal cord lesions; 3) how new robotic and virtual reality technologies shape PPS representation or help in its recovery; 4) how PPS mediates higher-level cognitive and social functions.

The My Space lab is funded by the SNSF (under the SNSF Professorship scheme), the CHUV, the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of UNIL, the Leenaards foundation, Carigest, the Cariplo Foundation, the EU Marie-Curie Program.

 Last updated on 31/08/2018 at 11:21