Research Topics

Santa Lucia - Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Sapienza University of Rome

Interoception and brain-body interactions

Interoception and brain-body interactions

This line of research aims at investigating how interoceptive signals (e.g., cardiac, respiratory and gastric signals) contribute to corporeal awareness and higher cognitive functions (Berlucchi & Aglioti, 2010), including how such signals affect nervous activity, by means of virtual reality and neuroimaging techniques.

Related recent Publications:

  • Monti A, Porciello G, Panasiti MS, & Aglioti SM (2021). Gut markers of bodily self-consciousness. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2021.03.05.434072
  • Monti A, Porciello G, Panasiti MS, & Aglioti SM (2021). The inside of me: interoceptive constraints on the concept of self in neuroscience and clinical psychology. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-021-01477-7
  • Porciello G, Monti A, & Aglioti SM. (2018). The Gastric Network: How the stomach and the brain work together at rest. ELife, 7, e37009. doi: 10.7554/eLife.37009
  • Monti A, Porciello G, Tieri G, & Aglioti SM (2019). The “embreathment” illusion highlights the role of breathing in corporeal awareness. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123(1), 420–427. doi: 10.1152/jn.00617.2019

Main characters in this research line: Alessandro Monti, Giuseppina Porciello, Maria Serena Panasiti, Alisha Vabba, Andrea Salaris, Chiara Cantoni, Sara Di Marco, Sofia Ciccarone

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