MindBrainBody Lectures

The MindBrainBody Lectures take place on Mondays every 3-4 weeks virtually. The access link and details about the lectures will be given shortly before the date of the lecture. Everyone is invited to join virtually!

Upcoming MindBrainBody Lecture:

We would like to invite you to our next MindBrainBody Lecture.
Monday , 12.07.2021 at 11am
Meeting ID: 815 6464 7279   Passcode: 093283
Guest Speaker:

Francesca Fardo, PhD
Associate Professor

Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
& Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

Illusions in the thermo-nociceptive system
Alternating innocuous warm and cold stimuli on the skin can strangely provoke a hot and burning sensation. This misperception of heat and pain resembles cold allodynia – a common symptom in patients with polyneuropathy. In this talk, I will present novel protocols to investigate pain and heat illusions, based on the thermal grill illusion or TGI (i.e., spatial alternations of warm and cold stimuli) and the thermal sensory limen or TSL paradigm (i.e., temporal alternations of warming and cooling). The TGI has been largely investigated in healthy individuals, while the TSL is commonly used to assess paradoxical heat sensations (PHS) in patients with neuropathy. I will discuss how new TGI protocols can be used to investigate spinal integration of thermo-nociceptive afferent inputs and how new TSL protocols may redefine our functional interpretation of thermo-nociceptive illusions.



Scheduled Lectures:

Monday, 26.07.2021 at 11am.

Dr. Lucie Charles

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London



Previous MindBrainBody Lectures

Date Presenter Lecture Title
14 10.05.2021 Jakub Limanowski Precision control for a flexible visuo-proprioceptive body representation
13 29.03.2021 Rochelle Ackerley How do you feel? The contribution of a single mechanoreceptive afferent to tactile sensation
12 08.03.2021 James Kilner The role of internal bodily signals in action and perception
11 08.02.2021 Sophie Betka The exploration of components of bodily self-consciousness, using mixed-reality
10 25.01.2021 Micah Allen Towards better interoceptive biomarkers in computational psychiatry
9 21.12.2020 Joachim Lange The rhythms of temporal perception
8 07.12.2020 Thomas Baumgarten Effects of intrinsic and extrinsic neural activity changes on stimulus processing and perception
7 30.11.2020 Timo Stein Measuring unconscious visual processing
6 19.10.2020 Elena Azanon Gracia Location specificity of tactile distance aftereffects
5 12.10.2020 Louise Kirsch What’s so special about touch? A multidimensional approach to study social touch
4 05.10.2020 Natalie Schaworonkow Methodological aspects of analyzing neuronal rhythms in electrophysiological recordings
3 28.09.2020 Niels Kloosterman How More Unconstrained Neural Dynamics Aid Adaptive Behaviour
2 07.09.2020 Saskia Haegens Oscillatory building blocks underlying perception & cognition.
1 24.08.2020 Luke E. Miller Tools extend the spatial coding of touch beyond the body
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