Dr. Jakub Limanowski

Dr. Jakub Limanowski

Arbeitsbereich Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging

Please visit my website for the latest information about my research.  

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). That’s not quite me! Limb ownership encoding in the human brain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1130-1140. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv079. PDF.

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. PDF.

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