New paper by Haike van Stralen in Cortex on body representation and left right orientation

van Stralen, H. E., Dijkerman, H. C., Biesbroek, J. M., Kuijf, H. J., van Gemert, H. M. A., Sluiter, D., … van Zandvoort, M. J. E. (2017). Body representation disorders predict left right orientation impairments after stroke: A Voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study. Cortex. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2017.05.025

 

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New paper by Manasa Kandula on tactile expectation and peripersonal space

Kandula, M., van der Stoep, N., Hofman, D., Dijkerman H.C. (2017) On the contribution of overt tactile expectations to visuo‑tactile  interactions within the peripersonal space. Experimental Brain Research, DOI 10.1007/s00221-017-4965-9

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Publication Jutta de Jong on full body illusion and affective touch

De Jong, J.R., Keizer, A., Engel, M.M., Dijkerman, H.C. (2017). Does affective touch influence the Virtual Reality full-body illusion? Experimental Brain Research. DOI 10.1007/s00221-017-4912-9

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Publication Miranda Smit on handedness and the rubber hand illusion

Smit, M., Kooistra, D.I., van der Ham I.J.M., Dijkerman H.C. (in press) Laterality
and Body Ownership: Effect of Handedness on Experience of the Rubber Hand Illusion. Laterality.

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Publication Anouk Keizer on effects full body illusion in anorexia nervosa

Keizer, A., van Elburg, A., Helms, R., & Dijkerman H.C. (2016) A Virtual Reality Full Body Illusion Improves Body Image Disturbance in Anorexia Nervosa. 11(10), e0163921 PloS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163921.

See also:

http://www.uu.nl/nieuws/heup-en-buik-beter-inschatten-in-virtuele-wereld

http://www.nu.nl/utrecht/4332891/universiteit-utrecht-helpt-anorexiapatienten.html

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PhD defence Rudmer Menger

Rudmer Menger succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: Can’t touch this: Understanding information processing for obstacle avoidance behavior on the 26th of August.

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Dr. Menger after the PhD defence

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New paper on body ownership in Schizophrenia

Klaver, M. & Dijkerman, H.C. (2016). Bodily Experience in Schizophrenia: Factors Underlying a Disturbed Sense of Body Ownership. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00305.

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Paper effect of action capabilities on location perception published

Kandula, M., Hofman, D., Dijkerman, H.C. (2016) Location estimation of approaching objects is modulated by the observer’s inherent and momentary action capabilities. Exp Brain Res. DOI 10.1007/s00221-016-4637-1

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Paper on the modulation of visuotactile interactions by threatening stimuli accepted for publication

de Haan, A.M., Smit, M., van der Stigchel, S., Dijkerman, H.C. (in press) Approaching Threat Modulates Visuotactile Interactions in Peripersonal Space. Experimental Brain Research

 

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New PhD project on body ownership

On 1 October Kayla Stone has started working in our lab on her PhD project investigating the function of body ownership . She will use experimental manipulations involving the MIRAGE as well as studying individuals with Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Her project is funded by a NWO talent grant.

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