My central research question is how the brain represents the body I have and move as my body. In my experiments, I use virtual reality and bodily illusions to manipulate the multisensory feedback from the own body, likewise during rest and action; I use mainly fMRI to look at how the brain treats, and adapts to, such manipulations, and the resulting changes in one’s body representation. I like to interpret these experimental results within theoretical frameworks of probabilistic world- and self-modeling in the brain.
Limanowski, J. (2017). (Dis-)Attending to the Body - Action and Self-Experience in the Active Inference Framework. In T. Metzinger & W. Wiese (Eds.). Philosophy and Predictive Processing: 18. Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group. doi: 10.15502/9783958573192. PDF.
Limanowski, J., Kirilina, E., & Blankenburg, F. (2017). Neuronal correlates of continuous manual tracking under varying visual movement feedback in a virtual reality environment. Neuroimage, 146, 81-89. doi: 0.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.11.009. PDF.
Limanowski, J., & Blankenburg, F. (2016). Integration of visual and proprioceptive limb position information in human posterior parietal, premotor, and extrastriate cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 2582-2589. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3987-15.2016.
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., 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. PDF.
Limanowski, J., & Hecht, H. (2011). Where do we stand on locating the self? Psychology, 2, 312-317. doi: 10.4236/psych.2011.24049. PDF.
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