Assist. Professor Andrea Serino
Head of laboratory
Head of the Laboratory MySpace
Service of neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation (NPR)
The main goal of the lab is understanding how the human brain builds a representation of the body in space, important for action, perception and cognition. To this aim, we use different techniques from cognitive neuroscience, including psychophysics, virtual reality, fMRI, intracranial and scalp EEG, neuropsychology and neural network modelling to study the multisensory mechanisms underlying the representation of the socalled peripersonal space (PPS). From such basic knowledge, our aim is to build translational approaches helping to understand and potentially counteract the consequences of brain damages.
The MySpace Lab is mainly funded by an SNSF Professorship grant and sustained by the Leenaards Fundation, the Carigest, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie program and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of UNIL.
Keywords: Peripersonal space, Body representations, Multisensory integration, Virtual reality & robotics, Embodiment, Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation