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Welcome to the BodyLab

Department of Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London

Our body is the most familiar object we encounter. We know it like the back of our hand. Or do we? Recent findings have shown that in many situations the brain appears to maintain remarkably distorted and impoverished representations of the body. In the BodyLab, our research investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms by which we form representations of our body, and how these representations affect all aspects of our mental lives.

The BodyLab is part of the Mace Experimental Research Laboratories in Neuroscience (MERLiN) in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London.