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From body to brain: Patrick Haggard at TEDxBarcelona

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Published on Jul 23, 2013

Patrick Haggard is professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London. He has received various awards and honours for his work, including recent Research Fellowships from the Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust and Economic and Social Science Research Council. His research interests include the neural control of human action, the conscious experience of voluntary action, and the neural and psychological aspects of body representation.
In his talk Patrick shows how we can trick our consciousness and our sense of self and our body by doing simple experiments. These findings can help us in the future in therapies to promote a coherent self in humans and to créate alternative inputs for people with sensory disabilities.
The talk has been recorded at TEDxBarcelona on the 17th of May 2013. For more information please visit www.tedxbarcelona.com

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