Dr. Jakub Limanowski


Arbeitsbereich Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Raum JK25/222d
14195 Berlin

I am interested in the bodily foundations of selfhood, meaning the experience of being a self distinct form, but among other selves. Currently I am investigating the neuronal mechanisms underlying minimal selfhood through behavioral and fMRI experiments using the Rubber Hand Illusion and related paradigms.

Limanowski, J., & Blankenburg, F. (2015). Network activity underlying the illusory self-attribution of a dummy arm. Human Brain Mapping (Epub ahead of print). doi: 10.1002/hbm.22770

Limanowski, J. (2014).What can body ownership illusions tell us about minimal phenomenal selfhood? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 946. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00946

Limanowski, J., Lutti, A., & Blankenburg, F. (2014). The extrastriate body area is involved in illusory limb ownership. NeuroImage, 86, 514-524. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.10.035

Wold, A., Limanowski, J., Walter, H., & Blankenburg, F. (2014). Proprioceptive drift in the rubber hand illusion is intensified following 1 Hz TMS of the left EBA. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 390. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00390

Limanowski, J., & Blankenburg, F. (2013). Minimal self-models and the free-energy principle. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:547. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00547

Video documentary of Rubber Hand Illusion experiments with high-school students during the 3sat nano camp: http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/index.php?display=1&mode=play&obj=36881

Video coverage of Rubber Hand Illusion demonstration for high-school students during the Brain Awareness Week 2013 at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain: http://dasgehirn.info/aktuell/hirnschau/baw-gummihand-und-hirnstrom-4834/

Report of the Rubber Hand Illusion fMRI experiments in various local German newspapers, e.g. Westfälische Nachrichten, http://www.wn.de/Welt/Kinder/2013/04/Kinder-Das-Geheimnis-im-Gehirn