A study that has come about as a result of observations made during the development of my work Somatic Drifts whilst Artist-in-Residence, Affiliate Researcher, Sansom Institute, Body in Mind, University of South Australia and School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University Western Australia through ANAT’s Synapse residency.
This paper provides preliminary evidence of therapeutic effects arising from the experience of an embodiment illusion in participants with low back pain.
Published in Muscoloskeletal Science Journal, Volume 39, February 2019, “Embodying the illuson of a strong fit back, a pilot proof of concept study” by Nishigami, Martin Wand, Newport, Ratcliff, Themelis, Moen, Jones, Moseley and Stanton. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.07.002d
Panel event for The Art of Pain art/science exhibition and symposium, Hawke Centre Adelaide July 2015.
The Art of Pain: Playing Tricks With The Mind – Illusion and its affect
Research fellow Dr Valeria Bellan discusses how the processing of tactile and painful stimuli informs multisensory integration and body representation – and in particular how our understanding of our peripersonal space informs our experience of pain.
Valeria will be joined by two of The Art of Pain exhibiting artists, Cat Jones and Eugenie Lee, who have both worked alongside her and other researchers at Body in Mind to test how artistic tools and processes concerned with illusion can contribute to this research.
My Synapse residencies are interspersed with other artistic projects (and other research too!). One of these projects, Anatomy’s Confection is a new work made for Proximity Festival 2014 at Fremantle Art Centre. I initially thought this project and its research were on a completely different tangent to my Synapse research. However as it turns out after chatting to Jane Bowering…
Continue reading Embodiment, Pelvic Pain and Anatomy’s Confection
Today I met with Susan Hillier to chat about her experimentation with visual-motor feedback in a clinical setting. Continue reading Susan Hillier and Proximity Clinical
Valeria Bellan is working on a paper towards her thesis. Her work involves various illusions. I’ve helped her make an illustrative video to accompany one of her papers. Continue reading Disappearing Hand Trick – Right Hand Drift
I’m currently in residence with the Body in Mind team at University of South Australia, Sansom Institute for Health Research. Continue reading Body in Mind
I visited Prof Mathew Martin-Iverson and Kyran Graham, Phd candidate, in the Neuropsychiatry department at Graylands Hospital, Shenton Park, Perth.
They were both extraordinarily generous with their time and information shared. Continue reading Use of illusion in neuro-psychiatry