Rebecca Böhme (center), Adam Enmalm (left) and Reinoud Kaldewaij (right) are running a functional imaging scan of a person's brain and spinal cord simultaneously at CMIV, Campus US.
What are the mechanisms behind the distinction between self- and other? How do top-down and bottom-up pathways interact to facilitate distinct processing of self- and other-generated sensations? Does this distinction already occur in the spinal cord through integration of peripheral and cortical signals? To answer these questions, we utilize an innovative neuroimaging technique, which combines functional imaging of the cortex and of the spinal cord.