Tricking the Brain
"Tricking the brain" using HMDs and multisensory feedback. Left: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) applied over motor brain areas to study the cortical excitability during motor task performance visualized in immersive VR. Right: Visual and auditory feedback to induce the "Stone Arm Ilusion" over embodied avatar perceived from first-person perspective.
Swiss National Science Foundation
Buetler, K.A., Penalver-Andres, J., Özen, Ö., Ferriroli, L., Müri, R.M., Cazzoli, D., and Marchal-Crespo, L. (2022). “Tricking the Brain” Using Immersive Virtual Reality: Modifying the Self-Perception Over Embodied Avatar Influences Motor Cortical Excitability and Action Initiation. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:787487. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.787487