Munich Neuroscience Calendar


12.07.2018, 17:15 TUM Lehrstuhl für Bewegungswissenschaft - Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaft

Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Simone Schütz-Bosbach
Institute: Faculty of psychology and educational sciences, Ludwig Maximilians Univerität München

Title: Interoception and embodied predictive coding

Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60
80992 München

Host: Joachim Hermsdörfer
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Interoception refers to the awareness of internal bodily states. Early work explored interoception as a purley bottom-up, sensory driven phenomenon. Recent theoretical frameworks, however, conceptualise the generation of internal awareness as a top-down, prediction driven state, which is achieved by comparing sensory-autonomic feedback to foregone predictions based on past experiences. Using EEG we explored the contributions of predictive coding to interoception across various experiments. Finally, we also developed a link between internal and external sensory perception by exploring the way interoceptive states influence the ability to act within the outer environment.