Bodily illusions and the sense of self

MelSlaterMavi2012 smallHow is it that we know that our body is ours and that we own it? How do we feel our own body? Does how our body feel affect how we think? Our attitudes? Desires? If any of these questions intrigue you, then you will enjoy this special seminar by two of the world’s leading experts in this area.


The University of South Australia, in partnership with University College London and PainAdelaide, present Professor Mel Slater from ICREA-University of Barcelona and University College London and Professor Maria V. Sanchez-Vives, from ICREA (Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies) . Their work has pushed the boundaries of our understanding of the interaction between our sense of body and a range of other thoughts, beliefs and perceptions (information processing in the cerebral cortex, body representation and the use of virtual reality from a neuroscience and medical perspective).


Date Monday 7 July 2014
Time 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue PM-06, Playford Building, City East campus, Click here for campus map
Cost FREE and open to the public
Contact Due to limited places, if you would like to attend this public lecture please email us or contact us on 08 8302 2454 to reserve a place.


Pain AdelaideIt’s on again! The PainAdelaide Stakeholders’ Consortium is proud to present ‘Probably the best little pain meeting in the world’: Bob Coghill | Peter O’Sullivan | Johan Vlaeyen | Glen King | Stuart Brierly | David Butler | Some surprises!

Date: 30 March 2015

We hope to see you again! Mark it off in your diary NOW! To register your interest, contact us and we will put you on the waiting list and send you a registration pack as soon as it’s ready:

Could the gain for chronic pain involve stimulating your brain?


mike riddingWe have been sticking electrodes onto and into people in pain for some time. Considering that the only 100% guaranteed method to relieve pain is to stop your brain working – although this is associated with a substantial risk and side effect profile – Continue reading “Could the gain for chronic pain involve stimulating your brain?”