Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
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New Arrival: Hsin-ping Wu joins LNCO
Hsin-ping Wu is joining the lab as a new PhD student to work on the experimental induction of out-of-body experience using a new approach combining virtual reality and robotics.
Seeing your own body in Virtual Reality impacts episodic memory
How does the experience of seeing our own body impact our memory? In order to address this question Baptiste Gauthier and colleagues used resting-state fMRI to measure activity changes related to the experience of one’s own body as compared to seeing no body, using immersive virtual reality. They found body view-induced increased connectivity within the right medial temporal lobe (MTL) and MTL-neocortical connectivity changes correlating with the subjective experience of remembering, providing neural evidence linking the bodily self and episodic memory.
EMPIRIS supports neurotechnology research on early signs of dementia
Strengthening the existing collaboration with researchers and partner hospitals in Bern, Barcelona, Geneva, and Sion, the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience has been awarded funding for four years to detect early signs of dementia using innovative neurotechnology.