Haruki Yusuke joins Blanke Lab as a visiting PhD student

© 2022 EPFL

© 2022 EPFL

Haruki Yusuke has joined our Lab, as a visiting PhD student, thanks to support received from the young researcher exchange program, between Japan and Switzerland.

Haruki graduated with a Master's degree in Human Sciences from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2022. Currently he is a PhD student at the Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences and at the Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN), Hokkaido University. From April 2022, he is also a Research Fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Haruki specializes in cognitive neuroscience and his research focuses on elucidating the mechanism of how internal bodily sensations (interoception) contributes to awareness and the influence of interoception on higher-order cognition. He is also broadly interested in embodied cognition and is currently conducting empirical research in collaboration with a fellow philosopher at CHAIN.

At EPFL, Haruki will be investigating whether spatial navigation is linked to brain-heart interactions, using electroencephalography and virtual reality.

Welcome to the Lab Haruki!