This Integrated Project aims at dissolving the boundary between the human body and surrogate representations in immersive virtual reality and physical reality. Dissolving the boundary means that people have the illusion that their surrogate representation is their own body, and act and have thoughts that correspond to this. The work in VERE may be thought of as applied presence research and applied cognitive neuroscience, and it would also significantly add to scientific knowledge in these areas.


Participant name Country Principal Investigator
Universitat de Barcelona (UB, Coordinator) Spain Prof. M. Slater
Consorci Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS) Spain Prof. M. Sanchez Vives
Guger Technologies (g.tec) Austria Dr C. Guger
Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) Germany Prof. M. Buss
Dr. A. Peer
Scuola di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant´Anna (SSSA) Italy Prof.M. Bergamasco
Dr A. Frisoli
Dr F. Tecchia
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France Prof. A. Kheddar
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland Prof. O. Blanke
Fondazione Santa Lucia (FSL) Italy Prof. S. M. Aglioti
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGUM) Germany Prof. T. Metzinger
Weizmann Institute (WIS) Israel Prof. T. Flash
Dr R. Malach
Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) Portugal Dr V. Costa Orvalho
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC H.) Israel Dr D. Friedman
University College London (UCL) UK Prof. P. Haggard
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mechanics Bulgaria Prof. I. Petkova Veneva


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VERE is an Integrated Project funded under the European Seventh Framework Program, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), Grant Agreement Number 257695.