Every day we effortlessly distinguish whether we are looking in a mirror or at someone else. This apparently simple function is not obvious and can be deteriorated as an effect of neurodegeneration of brain injury.
Despite the centrality of self-other discrimination in daily life, its psychophysical counterparts are still under investigation. In this SeMoLa project I develop experimental protocols to precisely address this question, by exploiting the eye-tracking technology to understand the properties of (and possibly the differences between) self- and other-faces.
The findings of this project will constitute the background to foster further studies using brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques.