We are interested in how our interoception – the sense of internal body states- affect numerous psychological processes including perception, cognition, and emotion.
We strive to delineate the mechanisms underlying these links, how they are processed within the brain, their typical and atypical development, and the methods with which they can be measured. We study these associations in a variety of populations from across the lifespan.
Our staff use a variety of techniques to study the psychophysiological and neural underpinnings of interoception, such as electrophysiological recording (EEG), functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), interventional techniques (TMS/tDCS), physiological recordings and behavioural measures.
Through these methodologies, we aim to answer a range of different research questions: