Manos Tsakiris

Professor of Neuroscience

Manos Tsakiris leads the BIAS project at the Warburg Institute, which aims to address timely research questions at the intersection of sciences and humanities. Its particular focus will be on the biological mechanisms and cultural factors that shape our relations to other people in a culture powered by images. In line with Professor David Freedberg’s commitment to building bridges across the boundaries between the humanities, arts and sciences, BIAS will seek to forge new and innovative synergies across the disciplines.

Manos Tsakiris studied psychology and philosophy before completing his PhD in psychology and cognitive neurosciences at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. His research has focused on the neurocognitve mechanisms that shape the experience of embodiment and self-identity using a wide range of research methods, from psychometrics and psychophysics to neuroimaging. He is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also Director of Research (2014+). His research is funded by ESRC (UK), Volkswagen Foundation (Germany) and by a Starting Investigator Grant from the European Research Council. He has published widely in neuroscientific and psychology journals, and his current research projects investigate the plasticity of self-identity.He is the recipient of the 2014 Young Mind and Brain Prize  and of the 22nd Experimental Psychology Society Prize. His research has attracted interest from media around the world, and has appeared in major international news organizations (Reuters, BBC, The Times, The Guardian, El Pais, Mail on Sunday,  Le Figaro, Wall Street Journal, El Mundo,Huffington Post, Scientific American).

More on the BIAS project can be found here.

Publications

    2016

Reputation in an Economic Game Modulates Premotor Cortex Activity during Action Observation
Farmer, H., Apps, M. & Tsakiris, M. 1 Sep 2016 In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 44, 5, p. 2191–2201
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Motor versus body awareness: Voxel-based lesion analysis in anosognosia for hemiplegia and somatoparaphrenia following right hemisphere stroke
Moro, V., Pernigo, S., Tsakiris, M., Avesani, R., Edelstyn, N. M. J., Jenkinson, P. M. & Fotopoulou, A. 1 Oct 2016 In : Cortex. 83, p. 62-77
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Intimate imitation: Automatic motor imitation in romantic relationships
Maister, L. & Tsakiris, E. 1 Jul 2016 In : Cognition. 152, p. 108-113
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The multisensory basis of the self: from body to identity to others
Tsakiris, M. 21 Apr 2016 In : The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. p. 1-28
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Can the self become another?: Investigating the effects of self-association with a new facial identity
Payne, S., Tsakiris, M. & Maister, L. 7 Mar 2016 In : The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. p. 1-29
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Electrophysiological correlates of self-specific prediction errors in the human brain
Sel, A., Harding, R. & Tsakiris, M. 15 Jan 2016 In : NeuroImage. 125, p. 13–24
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Cardio-visual integration modulates the subjective perception of affectively neutral stimuli
Teixeira Azevedo, R., Ainley, V. & Tsakiris, E. 1 Jan 2016 In : International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology. 99, p. 10-17
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Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation of right temporoparietal area inhibits self-recognition
Payne, S. & Tsakiris, M. 2016 In : Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience.
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    2015

Decreased interoceptive accuracy following social exclusion
Durlik, C. & Tsakiris, M. 1 Apr 2015 In : International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology. 96, 1, p. 57–63
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Your place or mine: Shared sensory experiences elicit a remapping of peripersonal space
Maister, L., Cardini, F., Zamariola, G., Serino, A. & Tsakiris, M. 1 Apr 2015 In : Neuropsychologia. 70, p. 455–461
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Heartfelt Empathy? No Association between Interoceptive Awareness, Questionnaire Measures of Empathy, Reading the Mind in the Eyes test or the Director Task.
Ainley, V., Maister, L. & Tsakiris, M. Apr 2015 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, 554
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Changing bodies changes minds: owning another body affects social cognition
Maister, L., Slater, M., Sanchez-Vives, M. V. & Tsakiris, M. 1 Jan 2015 In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19, 1, p. 6-12
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Action sounds update the mental representation of arm dimension: contributions of kinaesthesia and agency
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Tsakiris, M., Marquardt, T. & Bianchi-Berthouze, N. 2015 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, p. 689
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    2014

Heartfelt imitation: high interoceptive awareness is linked to greater automatic imitation
Ainley, V., Brass, M. & Tsakiris, M. Jul 2014 In : Neuropsychologia. 60, p. 21-8
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Balancing the "inner" and the "outer" self: interoceptive sensitivity modulates self-other boundaries
Tajadura-Jiménez, A. & Tsakiris, M. Apr 2014 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143, 2, p. 736-44
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Being watched: the effect of social self-focus on interoceptive and exteroceptive somatosensory perception
Durlik, C., Cardini, F. & Tsakiris, M. Apr 2014 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 25, p. 42-50
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Change my body, change my mind: the effects of illusory ownership of an outgroup hand on implicit attitudes toward that outgroup
Farmer, H., Maister, L. & Tsakiris, M. 13 Jan 2014 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 4, p. 1016
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Enhanced interoceptive awareness during anticipation of public speaking is associated with fear of negative evaluation
Durlik, C., Brown, G. & Tsakiris, M. 2014 In : Cognition and Emotion. 28, 3, p. 530
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Sensitivity to differences in the motor origin of drawings: from human to robot
De Preester, H. & Tsakiris, M. 2014 In : PLoS One. 9, 7, p. e102318
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Subliminal versus supraliminal stimuli activate neural responses in anterior cingulate cortex, fusiform gyrus and insula: a meta-analysis of fMRI studies
Meneguzzo, P., Tsakiris, M., Schioth, H. B., Stein, D. J. & Brooks, S. J. 2014 In : BMC Psychology. 2, 1, p. 52
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Trust in me: Trustworthy others are seen as more physically similar to the self
Farmer, H., McKay, R. & Tsakiris, M. 2014 In : Psychological Science. 25, 1, p. 290–292
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    2013

Predictive codes of familiarity and context during the perceptual learning of facial identities
Apps, M. A. J. & Tsakiris, M. 13 Nov 2013 In : Nature Communications. 4, p. 2698
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Active and passive-touch during interpersonal multisensory stimulation change self-other boundaries
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Lorusso, L. & Tsakiris, M. 1 Oct 2013 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 22, 4, p. 1352-1360
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Agency in the sensorimotor system and its relation to explicit action awareness
Weiss, C., Tsakiris, M., Haggard, P. & Schütz-Bosbach, S. 1 Oct 2013 In : Neuropsychologia.
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More of myself: Manipulating interoceptive awareness by heightened attention to bodily and narrative aspects of the self
Ainley, V., Maister, L., Brokfeld, J., Farmer, H. & Tsakiris, M. 7 Sep 2013 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 22, 4, p. 1231-1238
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Plasticity in Unimodal and Multimodal Brain Areas Reflects Multisensory Changes in Self-Face Identification
Apps, M. A. J., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Sereno, M., Blanke, O. & Tsakiris, M. 20 Aug 2013 In : Cerebral Cortex.
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Merging second-person and first-person neuroscience
Longo, M. R. & Tsakiris, M. Aug 2013 In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 36, 4, p. 429-30
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My face, my heart: Cultural differences in integrated bodily self-awareness
Maister, L. & Tsakiris, M. 28 Jun 2013 In : Cognitive Neuroscience.
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Experiencing ownership over a dark-skinned body reduces implicit racial bias
Maister, L., Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G. & Tsakiris, M. 13 May 2013 In : Cognition. 128, 2, p. 170-178
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I suffer more from your pain when you act like me: Being imitated enhances affective responses to seeing someone else in pain
De Coster, L., Verschuere, B., Goubert, L., Tsakiris, M. & Brass, M. 28 Apr 2013 In : Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience.
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Mirror-touch synaesthesia changes representations of self-identity
Maister, L., Banissy, M. J. & Tsakiris, M. Apr 2013 In : Neuropsychologia. 51, 5, p. 802-8
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The free-energy self: A predictive coding account of self-recognition
Apps, M. A. J. & Tsakiris, M. 15 Feb 2013 In : Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews.
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I feel your fear: shared touch between faces facilitates recognition of fearful facial expressions
Maister, L., Tsiakkas, E. & Tsakiris, M. Feb 2013 In : Emotion. 13, 1, p. 7-13
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Body conscious?: Interoceptive awareness, measured by heartbeat perception, is negatively correlated with self-objectification
Ainley, V. & Tsakiris, M. 2013 In : PLoS One. 8, 2, p. e55568
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Embodying an outgroup: the role of racial bias and the effect of multisensory processing in somatosensory remapping
Fini, C., Cardini, F., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Serino, A. & Tsakiris, M. 2013 In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 7, p. 165
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Predictive codes of familiarity and context during the perceptual learning of facial identities
Apps, M. A. J. & Tsakiris, M. 2013 In : Nature Communications. 4, 2698
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    2012

It Feels Like It's Me: Interpersonal Multisensory Stimulation Enhances Visual Remapping of Touch From Other to Self
Cardini, F., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Serino, A. & Tsakiris, M. 31 Dec 2012 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
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The person in the mirror: using the enfacement illusion to investigate the experiential structure of self-identification
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Longo, M. R., Coleman, R. & Tsakiris, M. Dec 2012 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 21, 4, p. 1725-38
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Action sounds recalibrate perceived tactile distance
Tajadura Jimenez, A., Väljamäe, A., Toshima, I., Kimura, T., Tsakiris, M. & Kitagawa, N. 2012 In : Current Biology.
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Beyond the colour of my skin: How skin colour affects the sense of body-ownership
Farmer, H., Tajadura-Jiménez, A. & Tsakiris, M. 2012 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 21, 3, p. 1242-56
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Looking into myself: Changes in interoceptive sensitivity during mirror self-observation
Ainley, V., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Fotopoulou, A. & Tsakiris, M. 2012 In : Psychophysiology.
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The different faces of one's self: an fMRI study into the recognition of current and past self-facial appearances
Apps, M., Tajadura Jimenez, A., Turley, G. & Tsakiris, M. 2012 In : NeuroImage. 63, 3, p. 1720–1729
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The other in me: interpersonal multisensory stimulation changes the mental representation of the self
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Grehl, S. & Tsakiris, M. 2012 In : PLoS One. 7, 7, p. e40682
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    2011

Just a heartbeat away from one's body: interoceptive sensitivity predicts malleability of body-representations
Tsakiris, M., Jiménez, A. T. & Costantini, M. Aug 2011 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences. 278, 1717, p. 2470-2476
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I-space: the effects of emotional valence and source of music on interpersonal distance
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Pantelidou, G., Rebacz, P., Västfjäll, D. & Tsakiris, M. 2011 In : PLoS One. 6, 10, p. e26083
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Mirror-view reverses somatoparaphrenia: Dissociation between first- and third-person perspectives on body ownership
Fotopoulou, A., Jenkinson, P. M., Tsakiris, M., Haggard, P., Rudd, A. & Kopelman, M. D. 2011 In : Neuropsychologia. 49, 14, p. 3946-55
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    2010

Having a body versus moving your body: neural signatures of agency and body-ownership
Tsakiris, M., Longo, M. R. & Haggard, P. Jul 2010 In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 9, p. 2740–2749
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My body in the brain: a neurocognitive model of body-ownership
Tsakiris, M. Feb 2010 In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 3, p. 703-712
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Hands only illusion: multisensory integration elicits sense of ownership for body parts but not for non-corporeal objects
Tsakiris, M., Carpenter, L., James, D. & Fotopoulou, A. 2010 In : Experimental Brain Research. 204, 3, p. 343-52
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    2009

Contraction of body representation induced by proprioceptive conflict
Longo, M. R., Kammers, M. P. M., Gomi, H., Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P. 15 Sep 2009 In : Current Biology . 19, 17, p. R727-8
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Specificity and coherence of body representations
Kammers, M. P. M., Longo, M. R., Tsakiris, M., Dijkerman, H. C. & Haggard, P. 1 Jan 2009 In : Perception. 38, 12, p. 1804-20
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Self awareness and the body image
Longo, M. R., Schüür, F., Kammers, M. P. M., Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P. 2009 In : Acta Psychologica. 132, 2, p. 166-72
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The sense of body: a multidisciplinary approach to body representation
Tessari, A., Tsakiris, M., Borghi, A. M. & Serino, A. 2009 In : Neuropsychologia. 48, 3, p. 643-4
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    2008

The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one's body
Tsakiris, M., Costantini, M. & Haggard, P. Oct 2008 In : Neuropsychologia. 46, 12, p. 3014–3018
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Is my body the sum of online and offline body-representations?
Tsakiris, M. & Fotopoulou, A. 2008 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 17, 4, p. 1317-20; discussion 1321-3
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Looking for myself: current multisensory input alters self-face recognition
Tsakiris, M. 2008 In : PLoS One. 3, 12, p. e4040
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The role of motor intention in motor awareness: an experimental study on anosognosia for hemiplegia
Fotopoulou, A., Tsakiris, M., Haggard, P., Vagopoulou, A., Rudd, A. & Kopelman, M. 2008 In : Brain. 131, Pt 12, p. 3432-42
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What is embodiment? A psychometric approach
Longo, M. R., Schüür, F., Kammers, M. P. M., Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P. 2008 In : Cognition. 107, 3, p. 978-98
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    2007

On agency and body-ownership: phenomenological and neurocognitive reflections
Tsakiris, M., Schütz-Bosbach, S. & Gallagher, S. 2007 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 16, 3, p. 645-60
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    2006

Neural signatures of body ownership: a sensory network for bodily self-consciousness
Tsakiris, M., Hesse, M. D., Boy, C., Haggard, P. & Fink, G. R. 2006 In : Cerebral Cortex. 17, 10, p. 2235-44
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    2005

The rubber hand illusion revisited: visuotactile integration and self-attribution
Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P. 1 Feb 2005 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 31, 1, p. 80-91
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Experimenting with the acting self
Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P. 1 Jan 2005 In : Cognitive Neuropsychology. 22, 3, p. 387-407
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Having a body versus moving your body: How agency structures body-ownership
Tsakiris, M., Prabhu, G. & Haggard, P. 2005 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 15, 2, p. 423-32
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    2004

A specific role for efferent information in self-recognition
Tsakiris, M., Haggard, P., Franck, N., Mainy, N. & Sirigu, A. 2004 In : Cognition. 96, 3, p. 215-31
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    2003

Awareness of somatic events associated with a voluntary action
Tsakiris, M. & Haggard, P. 2003 In : Experimental Brain Research. 149, 4, p. 439-46
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