I am a junior research group leader at the Centre for Tactile Internet of the TU Dresden, focusing on human action and perception. Previously I was a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions research fellow at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging.
I use virtual reality and bodily illusions to manipulate the perception of one’s body during rest and action. Then I use functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetoencephalography to look at how the brain reacts to these manipulations – how it changes its body representation or which novel actions it triggers. To better understand these changes, I use computational models and simulations. I interpret my empirical results within the active inference framework of brain function. Occasionally I also write about the philosophical implications of such interpretations.