Manos Tsakiris studied psychology and philosophy before completing his PhD in psychology and cognitive neurosciences at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. His research has focused on the neurocognitve mechanisms that shape the experience of embodiment and self-identity using a wide range of research methods, from psychometrics and psychophysics to neuroimaging. He is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. His research is funded by ESRC (UK), Volkswagen Foundation (Germany) and by a Starting Investigator Grant from the European Research Council. He has published widely in neuroscientific and psychology journals, and his current research projects investigate the plasticity of self-identity. He was awarded the 22nd EPS Prize Lecture from the Experimental Psychology Society, UK, and the 2014 Mind & Brain Young Investigator Prize from the Center for Cognitive Science of Turin, Italy.