Oliver Alan Kannape
Fields of expertise
Jedi Mind Tricks
The overarching goal of my research is to understand the functional and neuronal contributions of human action and (action) awareness to body perception and self-consciousness. In other words – how does my brain define my self, my body, and my bodily boundaries? How do my actions distinguish me from the environment and from other selves around me? My second goal is to translate these findings to rehabilitation - be it through VR based interventions or to inform the design and ultimately embodiment of wearable robotics.
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
O. A. Kannape; S. Perrig; A. O. Rossetti; O. Blanke : Distinct locomotor control and awareness in awake sleepwalkers; Current Biology. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.060.
O. A. Kannape; A. Barre; K. Aminian; O. Blanke : Cognitive Loading Affects Motor Awareness and Movement Kinematics but Not Locomotor Trajectories during Goal-Directed Walking in a Virtual Reality Environment; Plos One. 2014. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0085560.
O. A. Kannape; O. Blanke : Self in motion: sensorimotor and cognitive mechanisms in gait agency; Journal of neurophysiology. 2013. DOI : 10.1152/jn.01042.2012.
R. Salomon; M. Lim; O. Kannape; J. Llobera; O. Blanke : "Self pop-out": agency enhances self-recognition in visual search; Experimental Brain Research. 2013. DOI : 10.1007/s00221-013-3549-6.
O. A. Kannape / O. Blanke (Dir.) : Agency in Walking Humans Sensorimotor & [and] Cognitive Contributions to Bodily Self-Consciousness. Lausanne, EPFL, 2012. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5319.
O. A. Kannape; O. Blanke : Agency, gait and self-consciousness; International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology. 2012. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.12.006.
E. KNEUSS; A. DIXON; H. MOTTAZ; T. NGUYEN : Conscious motor awareness ; 2010.
O. A. Kannape; L. Schwabe; T. Tadi; O. Blanke : The limits of agency in walking humans; Neuropsychologia. 2010. DOI : 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.02.005.
O. Blanke; O. Kannape : Global body representation and self-consciousness; Ikonografie des Gehirns; Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2008. p. 66-81.