Brain Sciences


Meet the researcher: Patrick Haggard

I am interested in how the brain's basic processes of input and output contribute to mental life.

Patrick Haggard

22 September 2020

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and provides a rich sensory description of our interaction with the world around us.  I study how the brain combines all these signals to produce a sense of one's own body as a coherent object, and the basis of the self.   Next a distinctive feature of the human mind is its astonishing ability to change the world, sending motor commands that produce desired outcomes in the external environment.  I also investigate the basic processes that bind our voluntary motor commands to their consequences.