A PDF version of the Conference Program is available for download here.

: Clube Universitário do Porto (Rua do Campo alegre 877, Porto.)

First day – October 17th

Morning session chair: Anna Ciaunica
10:00 – 10:20 Registration
10:20 – 10:30 Opening remarks: Dr. Anna Ciaunica & Dr. Harry Farmer
10:30 – 11:15 Antonia Hamilton: Self & other in imitation & interaction
11:15 – 12:00 Coffee-break + Poster presentations (Poster session 1)
12:00 – 12:25 Sonia Ponzo, Luise P. Kirsch, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Paul M. Jenkinson: Balancing body ownership: visual capture of proprioception and affectivity during vestibular stimulation
12:25 – 12:50 Laura Crucianelli: From the body to the self: Affective touch and multisensory integration in anorexia nervosa
12:50 – 15:00 Lunch break

Afternoon session chair: Laura Crucianelli
15:00 – 15:45 Harry Farmer: Putting Ourselves in Another’s Skin: Using the Plasticity of Self-Perception to Enhance Empathy and Decrease Prejudice
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Pierre Jacob: Why mindreading is unlikely to be a cognitive gadget
16:45 – 17:30 Coffee-break + poster presentations (Poster session 2)
17:30 – 18:15 Anna Ciaunica & Harry Farmer: Altered Self-Experiences in Depersonalisation


Second day – October 18th

Morning session chair: George Deane
10:30 – 11:15 Katerina Fotopoulou: Putting the self in perspective: Disembodied minds and hypermentalised selves
11:15 – 12:00 Coffee-break + Poster presentations (Poster Session 3)
12:00 – 12:25 Cosimo Urgesi, Giulia D’Argenio, Dusana Dorjee, Paul E. Downing: Effects of self-transcendence on the embodied understanding of others’ emotional states
12:25 – 12:50 Klaus Gärtner, Robert W. Clowes: The ‘self’ in a dynamical environment
12:50 – 15:00 Lunch break

Afternoon session chair: Anna Ciaunica
15:00 – 15:45 Pascal Ludwig: Transparent self-knowledge and the monitoring of attention
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee-break + Poster presentations (Poster session 4)
16:30 – 17:15 Sarah Garfinkel: Interoceptive mechanisms underlying emotion and dissociation
19:00 Conference Diner (location to be confirmed)


Third day – October 19th

Morning session chair: Sonia Ponzo
10:30 – 11:15 Dave Ward: Pulling Ourselves Together: Depersonalisation and the Integrated Self
11:15 – 12:00 Coffee-break + Poster presentations (Poster Session 5)
12:00 – 12:25 George Deane: Lucid dreaming through the lens of predictive processing
12:25 – 12:50 L. Skora, D. Campbell-Meiklejohn, A. K. Seth, R. B. Scott: Subjective visual experience is related to prediction of own responses
12:50 – 15:00 Lunch break

Afternoon session chair: Harry Farmer
15:00 – 15:45 Andrea Serino: Self in (peripersonal-) space
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee-break + Poster presentations (Poster Session 6)
16:30 – 17:15 Barry Smith: Which Side of the Mirror?


Poster presentations:

Session 1

  1. Martina Fanghella, Sebastian Gaigg, Tina Forster, Matteo Candidi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Beatriz Calvo Merino: Embodied representations of emotional expressions in ASD: a study with SEPs
  1. Alessandra Finisguerra, Louise Kirschm Sonja A. Kotz, Emily S. Cross, Luca F. Ticini, Cosimo Urgesi: Dissociating embodied aesthetics and emotional reactivity in motor responses to artworks


Session 2 

  1. Natalie C. Bowling, Vanessa Botan, Jamie Ward & Michael J. Banissy: Atypical Bodily Self-Awareness in Vicarious Pain Responders
  1. Vanessa Botan: Atypical Bodily Ownership in Vicarious Pain Responders Interpreted through Bayesian Sensory Inference


Session 3 

  1. Ivan Patané, Claudio Brozzoli, Eric Koun, Francesca Frassinetti, Alessandro Farnè: Object ownership modulates peripersonal space during observed and executed actions
  1. James W.A. Strachan, Merryn D. Constable, Günther Knoblich: Ownership Effects Across Territory Boundaries


Session 4

  1. Alessandro Montia, Giuseppina Porcielloa, Gaetano Tierib, and Salvatore M. Agliotia: Embreathment’ illusion gauges impact of respiration on embodiment
  1. Martina Fusaro, Matteo Lisi, Gaetano Tieri: Vicarious experience of (intimate) touch in Immersive Virtual Reality


Session 5 

  1. Duangkamol Srismith: Investigating changes in body image & interoceptive abilities as individual response to physical activity
  2. Rebecca Böhme, Markus Heilig, Håkan Olausson: Distinction of self-produced touch and social touch at cortical and spinal cord levels


Session 6

  1. Liam Cross, Liam Whiteman, Sarah Ward: From I to We: Shifts in salient identities following interpersonal coordination.