Jared Medina


Our research is dedicated to examining the functional and neural architecture of higher-order body representations (e.g. the body schema), along with understanding how body representations interact with spatial, attentional, and motor systems. We use behavioral studies of brain-damaged and neurologically intact individuals, along with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.

Feel free to learn more about my current research interests and available lab resources. For a list of recent presentations and publications, please see my CV or Google Scholar profile.

We are currently recruiting brain-damaged individuals for a new research study on body representation after stroke. For more information, please e-mail me at jmedina@psych.udel.edu.

Our lab is accepting graduate students for the 2017-18 academic year. If you a prospective graduate student, feel free to e-mail me with questions about the lab, new research projects, and available resources.



Touch and the Body Schema

How do we know that we were touched? Or where we were touched? What happens to tactile systems after brain damage? How plastic is the damaged brain?

Body Space and Action

How do we integrate information from differences senses to form a coherent sense of our body? How do these representations interact with action systems?

Frames of Reference

How do we represent the space around us? Do we represent it differently compared to the area outside of where we can act?

Resources and Current Projects

What resources are available in the lab? What populations are available? What are some new research projects?


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Updated: June 22, 2016