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i_mBODY Lab

Interactive Multisensory Body-centred Experiences
at the Intersection of Neuroscience & Technology

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Ana Tajadura-Jiménez

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Ana Tajadura-Jiménez

Self-perception, embodiment, human multisensory perception and emotion in everyday contexts and new media technologies.

Ana Tajadura-Jiménez is an Associate Professor at UC3M and Honorary Research associate at the University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC).

She leads the i_mBODY lab, in which research focuses on understanding how sensory-based interaction technologies could be used to alter people’s perceptions of their own body, their emotional state and their motor behaviour patterns. This research is empirical and multidisciplinary, combining perspectives of psychoacoustics, neuroscience and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

She is currently Principal Investigator of the AEI-funded Magic OutFit project, which aims to inform the design of technology to make people feel better about their bodies and sustain healthy lifestyles. She is also Principal Investigator of the project BODYinTRANSIT funded by a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council. Prior to this she obtained a PhD in Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). She was a post-doctoral researcher in the Lab of Action and Body at Royal Holloway, University of London, an ESRC Future Research Leader and Principal Investigator of The Hearing Body project at University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC) and a Ramón y Cajal fellow at Universidad Loyola Andalucía. Her work has led her to receive the 2019 “Excellence Award”  from the UC3M Consejo Social and the 2021 Science and Engineering Award from the Fundación Banco Sabadell. Her current research interests include body perception, embodied cognition, affective interaction, virtual reality and wearable and self-care technologies to support emotional and physical health. You can check her publications here

Women with ED are more susceptible to this illusion vs. healthy controls (Eshkevari et al. 2011; see also Keizer et al. 2014)