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Prof Patrick Haggard
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
17 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AR
Appointment
  • Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary
I have two major research themes. The first is the cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action. Experiments in this theme attempt to link the subjective experience of intending and performing manual actions to the brain processes that occur before and after actual movement. The second research theme is the representation of one's own body. How does the brain create and maintain a represention of one's own body as a physical object? How is this representation influenced by current sensory inputs, such as touch and pain? How do such body representations contribute to a sense of self? These questions are addressed both in perceptual experiments, and in measures of brain activity elicited when subjects refer to a cognitive representation of the body.
Academic Background
1991 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Experimental Psychology University of Cambridge
1987 BA Bachelor of Arts – Natural Sciences Tripos Part II: Experimental Psychology University of Cambridge
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