Dr Jane Aspell MA(Oxon); PhD


University position

Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr Jane Aspell MA(Oxon); PhD is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

School of Psychology and Sport Science

Institutes

Anglia Ruskin University

Email

jane.aspell@aru.ac.uk

Home page

https://sites.google.com/view/se... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

What is a Self? How does our brain generate the conscious experiencer of our lives? What is the relation between the physical self - the body - and the mental self? Jane Aspell aims to tackle these thorny questions lying at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy. She does this by creating 'out of body' illusions using video-based virtual reality setups, by measuring the integration of multisensory exteroceptive and interoceptive bodily signals, and by testing neurotypical participants, participants with autism, and participants with chronic pain. Her research probes both outside- and inside-bodily experience to investigate the brain bases of bodily self-consciousness. Her studies have been funded by the Bial Foundation, The British Academy/Leverhulme, Versus Arthritis, the Wellcome Trust and The Urology Foundation.

Research Focus

Keywords

self

interoception

body

multisensory

virtual reality

Clinical conditions

Autism

Chronic pain

Depersonalisation Disorder

Eating disorders

Schizophrenia

Equipment

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiology (ECG; EGG)

Experimental Psychology

Virtual Reality

Collaborators

Cambridge

Peter Bright

Flavia Cardini

Alex Clarke

Mike Lee

Viren Swami

Nikesh Thiruchelvam

United Kingdom

Geoff Bird Web: https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/team/ge...

Dorothy Cowie Web: https://www.durham.ac.uk/staff/d...

International

Anna Ciaunica Web: https://ulisboa.academia.edu/AnnaCia...

Bigna Lenggenhager Web: https://www.psychology.uzh.ch/en/area...

Jennifer Windt Web: https://research.monash.edu/en/pers...

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