Vestibular sensory processing contributes to sense of self/embodiment
Season One of Making Sense has flown by so fast (crazy, right!?). Today’s episode is the final episode of season one and one of my favorites because I get to talk to one of my mentors about one of my favorite sensory topics.
The vestibular system is critically involved in integrating sensory signals from inside our bodies (interoception) with sensory signals from outside ourselves (exteroception). There is a large body of work showing that our sense of self stems from multisensory integration. Today, Lisa Porter and I unravel the important role of the vestibular system to our sense of self. From the role vestibular sensation plays in modulating sensory processing to vestibular sensations contribution to safety and perspective taking, listen to Lisa and I discuss the impact of this important sensory system.
Resources Mentioned In this episode:
- Kestly, T. (2014). The interpersonal neurobiology of play : Brain-building interventions for emotional well-being (First ed., Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology). New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
- Lopez C. (2015). Making Sense of the Body: the Role of Vestibular Signals. Multisensory research, 28(5-6), 525–557. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-00002490
- Polkinghorne, D. E. (1996). Transformative narratives: From victimic to agentic life plots. American journal of occupational therapy, 50(4), 299-305.
- Porges, S. (2019). Brain-body connection may ease autistic people’s social problems. https://www.spectrumnews.org/opinion/viewpoint/brain-body-connection-may-ease-autistic-peoples-social-problems/
- Dan Siegel on Interpersonal Neurobiology: https://m.drdansiegel.com/about/interpersonal_neurobiology/