•  108
    Political Theory with an Ethnographic Sensibility
    with Bernardo Zacka, Brooke Ackerly, Jakob Elster, Signy Gutnick Allen, Humeira Iqtidar, and Paul Sagar
    Contemporary Political Theory 20 (2): 385-418. 2021.
    Political theory is a field that finds nourishment in others. From economics, history, sociology, psychology, and political science, theorists have drawn a rich repertoire of schemas to parse the social world and make sense of it. With each of these encounters, new subjects are brought into focus as others recede into the background, ushering a change not only in how questions are tackled but also in what questions are thought worth asking.
  •  99
    Explicit and Implicit Own's Body and Space Perception in Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders and Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Scoping Review
    with Antonello Viceconti, Eleonora Maria Camerone, Deborah Luzzi, Debora Pentassuglia, Matteo Pardini, Diego Ristori, Giacomo Rossettini, Alberto Gallace, and Marco Testa
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 14. 2020.
  •  77
    What is embodiment? A psychometric approach
    with Friederike Schüür, Marjolein P. M. Kammers, Manos Tsakiris, and Patrick Haggard
    Cognition 107 (3): 978-998. 2008.
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    Plasticity of body representation fundamentally underpins human tool use. Recent studies have demonstrated remarkably complex plasticity of body representation in humans, showing that such plasticity (1) occurs flexibly across multiple time scales and (2) involves multiple body representations responding differently to tool use. Such findings reveal remarkable sophistication of body plasticity in humans, suggesting that Vaesen may overestimate the similarity of such mechanisms in humans and non-…Read more
  •  44
    Merging second-person and first-person neuroscience
    with Manos Tsakiris
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (4): 429-430. 2013.
    Schilbach et al. contrast second-person and third-person approaches to social neuroscience. We discuss relations between second-person and first-person approaches, arguing that they cannot be studied in isolation. Contingency is central for converging first- and second-person approaches. Studies of embodiment show how contingencies scaffold first-person perspective and how the transition from a third- to a second-person perspective fundamentally involves first-person contributions
  •  42
    The person in the mirror: Using the enfacement illusion to investigate the experiential structure of self-identification
    with Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Rosie Coleman, and Manos Tsakiris
    Consciousness and Cognition 21 (4): 1725-1738. 2012.
    How do we acquire a mental representation of our own face? Recently, synchronous, but not asynchronous, interpersonal multisensory stimulation between one’s own and another person’s face has been used to evoke changes in self-identification. We investigated the conscious experience of these changes with principal component analyses that revealed that while the conscious experience during synchronous IMS focused on resemblance and similarity with the other’s face, during asynchronous IMS it focus…Read more
  •  40
    Near space and its relation to claustrophobic fear
    with Stella F. Lourenco and Thanujeni Pathman
    Cognition 119 (3): 448-453. 2011.
  •  37
    Flexibility and development of mirroring mechanisms
    with Bennett I. Bertenthal
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (1): 31-31. 2008.
    The empirical support for the shared circuits model (SCM) is mixed. We review recent results from our own lab and others supporting a central claim of SCM that mirroring occurs at multiple levels of representation. By contrast, the model is silent as to why human infants are capable of showing imitative behaviours mediated by a mirror system. This limitation is a problem with formal models that address neither the neural correlates nor the behavioural evidence directly
  •  30
    Automaticity and inhibition in action planning
    with Bennett I. Bertenthal
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (1): 44-45. 2004.
    We question the generalizability of Glover's model because it fails to distinguish between different forms of planning. The highly controlled experimental situations on which this model is based, do not reflect some important factors that contribute to planning. We discuss several classes of action that seem to imply distinct planning mechanisms, questioning Glover's postulation of a single “planning system.”.
  •  29
    The plasticity of near space: Evidence for contraction
    with Stella F. Lourenco
    Cognition 112 (3): 451-456. 2009.
  •  27
    Categorical perception of tactile distance
    with Frances Le Cornu Knight and Andrew J. Bremner
    Cognition 131 (2): 254-262. 2014.
  •  25
    Emotion is perceived accurately from isolated body parts, especially hands
    with Ellen Blythe and Lúcia Garrido
    Cognition 230 (C): 105260. 2023.
  •  25
    Shared contributions of the head and torso to spatial reference frames across spatial judgments
    with Sampath S. Rajapakse, Adrian J. T. Alsmith, and Elisa R. Ferrè
    Cognition 204 (C): 104349. 2020.
  •  24
    Conceptual distortions of hand structure are robust to changes in stimulus information
    with Klaudia B. Ambroziak and Luigi Tamè
    Consciousness and Cognition 61 107-116. 2016.
    Hands are commonly held up as an exemplar of well-known, familiar objects. However, conceptual knowledge of the hand has been found to show highly stereotyped distortions. Specifically, people judge their knuckles as farther forward in the hand than they actually are. The cause of this distal bias remains unclear. In Experiment 1, we tested whether both visual and tactile information contribute to the distortion. Participants judged the location of their knuckles by pointing to the location on t…Read more
  •  22
    Seeing the body distorts tactile size perception
    with Renata Sadibolova
    Cognition 126 (3): 475-481. 2013.
  •  21
    Eating and body image: Does food insecurity make us feel thinner?
    with Klaudia B. Ambroziak and Elena Azañón
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40. 2017.
  •  21
    Visual illusion of tool use recalibrates tactile perception
    with Luke E. Miller and Ayse P. Saygin
    Cognition 162 (C): 32-40. 2017.
  •  20
    Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right. This book takes a detailed look at the evolution of border security in the United States after 9/11. Far from the walls and fences that dominate the news, it reveals borders to be thick, multi-faceted and binational institutions that have evolved greatly in recent decades. The book contributes to debates within political …Read more
  •  19
    Opposite size illusions for inverted faces and letters
    with Eamonn Walsh and Carolina Moreira
    Cognition 245 (C): 105733. 2024.
  •  19
    Reconstructing neural representations of tactile space
    with Luigi Tamè, Raffaele Tucciarelli, Renata Sadibolova, and Martin I. Sereno
    NeuroImage 229. 2021.
    Psychophysical experiments have demonstrated large and highly systematic perceptual distortions of tactile space. Such a space can be referred to our experience of the spatial organisation of objects, at representational level, through touch, in analogy with the familiar concept of visual space. We investigated the neural basis of tactile space by analysing activity patterns induced by tactile stimulation of nine points on a 3 × 3 square grid on the hand dorsum using functional magnetic resonanc…Read more
  •  18
    Perceptual and Conceptual Distortions of Implicit Hand Maps
    with Stefania Mattioni and Nataşa Ganea
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9. 2015.
  •  16
    Mapping visual spatial prototypes: Multiple reference frames shape visual memory
    with Elena Azañón, Raffaele Tucciarelli, Metodi Siromahov, and Elena Amoruso
    Cognition 198 (C): 104199. 2020.
  •  16
    Size Constancy Mechanisms: Empirical Evidence from Touch
    with Luigi Tamè, Suzuki Limbu, Rebecca Harlow, and Mita Parikh
    Vision 6 (3). 2022.
    Several studies have shown the presence of large anisotropies for tactile distance perception across several parts of the body. The tactile distance between two touches on the dorsum of the hand is perceived as larger when they are oriented mediolaterally than proximodistally. This effect can be partially explained by the characteristics of primary somatosensory cortex representations. However, this phenomenon is significantly attenuated relative to differences in acuity and cortical magnificati…Read more