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Christian Pfeiffer

Christian Pfeiffer is currently a PhD student of cognitive neuroscience at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. His research centers on bodily illusions, multisensory integration, self-consciousness, spatial cognition, and the vestibular system.

OM Contributions


  • Pfeiffer, C., Schmutz, V., & Blanke, O. (2014). Visuospatial viewpoint manipulation during full-body illusion modulates subjective first-person perspective. Experimental Brain Research, 232(12), 4021-4033.

  • Pfeiffer, C., Serino, A., & Blanke. O. (2014). The vestibular system: A spatial reference for bodily self-consciousness. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8(31), 1-13.

  • Romano, D., Pfeiffer, C., Maravita, A., & Blanke, O. (2014). Illusory self-identification with an avatar reduces arousal responses to painful stimuli. Behavioural Brain Research, 261, 275-281.

  • Salomon, R., Lim, M., Pfeiffer, C., Gassert, R., & Blanke, O. (2013). Full body illusion is associated with widespread skin temperature reduction. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 65.

  • Pfeiffer, C., Lopez, C., Schmutz, V., Duenas, J. A., Martuzzi, R., & Blanke, O. (2013). Multisensory origin of the subjective first-person perspective: Visual, tactile, and vestibular mechanisms. PLoS ONE, 8(4), 1-15.