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Welcome to the UCD Body Lab

 The Body Lab, established by Dr Sarah Cooney in 2022, is located in the School of Psychology at University College Dublin.


 Our research examines beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes toward the bodily self. We are particularly interested in the link between body image, internal body awareness (interoception), and well-being in different groups (e.g., women and those with chronic health conditions).


Studies also examine the role of multisensory perception and embodiment in learning.

 We use a mixed-method approach that includes psychophysical testing, virtual reality, and online data collection.

Currently, our lab consists of researchers and students all examining topics related to the bodily self; click below to meet the lab members:

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Do our beliefs about our appearance affect how we imagine movement?


View Publications from our lab

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