Prof. Dr. Elena Azañón

Elena Azañón is head of the Somatosensory and Body Perception Lab at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and at Otto-von-Guericke University. Her research investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms of tactile perception and body representation in humans and how they affect all aspects of our mental lives. Part of her research is also devoted to the study of imagery as a tool for perception and learning, and the impact imagery has on emotion and memory. She will contribute to the center by studying behavioural and neural mechanisms of somatosensory perception, affective touch and imagery in neuropsychiatric disorders, using a combination of psychophysical paradigms and electrophysiology with the ultimate aim of providing targeted psychiatric disease interventions.

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