Dr. med. Lukas Heydrich

  • Neurologie FMH (2016)
  • Dissertation (Dr.med.) bei Prof. Langewitz (Psychosomatik)
  • MD-PhD Thesis “Turning body and self inside out: Extero- and interoceptive signal integration in temporo-parietal and insular cortex” (Prof. Olaf Blanke, EPFL, Lausanne)
Qualifikationen /
  • Elektroencephalographie (SGKN)
  • Elektroneuromyographie (SGKN)
  • Oberarzt Neurologie, Inselspital Bern 2017-2019)
  • Assistenzarzt Neurologie, Inselspital Bern (2014-2017)
  • Assistenzarzt Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Spital Rorschach, KSSG (2013-2014)
  • Assistenzarzt Neurologie Universitätsspital Genf Neurologie (2011-2013)
  • Staatsexamen Uni Basel (2007)
  • Medizinstudium in Basel 2001-2007
  • Gymnasium in Basel


  • Cardio-visual full body illusion alters bodily self-consciousness and tactile processing in somatosensory cortex. Heydrich L, Aspell JE, Marillier G, Lavanchy T, Herbelin B, Blanke O. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 18;8(1):9230. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27698-2.
  • Ictal postural phantom limb sensation is associated with impaired mental imagery of body parts. Heydrich L, Kaliuzhna M, Dieguez S, Nançoz R, Blanke O, Seeck M. J Neurol. 2017 Jul;264(7):1532-1535. doi: 10.1007/s00415-017-8554-4. Epub 2017 Jun 30. No abstract available.
  • Illusory hand ownership in a patient with personal neglect for the upper limb, but no somatoparaphenia. Ronchi R, Heydrich L, Serino A, Blanke O. J Neuropsychol. 2018 Sep;12(3):442-462. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12123. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
  • Early specialized care after a first unprovoked epileptic seizure. Fisch L, Lascano AM, Vernaz Hegi N, Girardin F, Kapina V, Heydrich L, Rutschmann O, Sarasin F, Vargas MI, Picard F, Vulliémoz S, Héritier-Barras AC, Seeck M. J Neurol. 2016 Dec;263(12):2386-2394. Epub 2016 Sep 7.
  • Lateralising value of experiential hallucinations in temporal lobe epilepsy. Heydrich L, Marillier G, Evans N, Blanke O, Seeck M. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Nov;86(11):1273-6. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2014-309452. Epub 2015 Jan 13.
  • Neurological and robot-controlled induction of an apparition. Blanke O, Pozeg P, Hara M, Heydrich L, Serino A, Yamamoto A, Higuchi T, Salomon R, Seeck M, Landis T, Arzy S, Herbelin B, Bleuler H, Rognini G. Curr Biol. 2014 Nov 17;24(22):2681-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.09.049. Epub 2014 Nov 6.
  • "Crossed" somatoparaphrenia: an unusual new case and a review of the literature. Perren F, Heydrich L, Blanke O, Landis T. Exp Brain Res. 2015 Jan;233(1):175-9. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-4101-z. Epub 2014 Oct 10. Review./li>
  • Suppression of the auditory N1-component for heartbeat-related sounds reflects interoceptive predictive coding. van Elk M, Lenggenhager B, Heydrich L, Blanke O. Biol Psychol. 2014 May;99:172-82. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.03.004. Epub 2014 Mar 26.
  • Auditory verbal hallucinations of epileptic origin. Serino A, Heydrich L, Kurian M, Spinelli L, Seeck M, Blanke O. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Feb;31:181-6. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.12.014. Epub 2014 Jan 14.
  • Visual capture and the experience of having two bodies - Evidence from two different virtual reality techniques. Heydrich L, Dodds TJ, Aspell JE, Herbelin B, Bülthoff HH, Mohler BJ, Blanke O. Front Psychol. 2013 Dec 18;4:946. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00946. eCollection 2013.
  • Turning body and self inside out: visualized heartbeats alter bodily self-consciousness and tactile perception. Aspell JE, Heydrich L, Marillier G, Lavanchy T, Herbelin B, Blanke O. Psychol Sci. 2013 Dec;24(12):2445-53. doi: 10.1177/0956797613498395. Epub 2013 Oct 8.
  • Distinct illusory own-body perceptions caused by damage to posterior insula and extrastriate cortex. Heydrich L, Blanke O. Brain. 2013 Mar;136(Pt 3):790-803. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws364. Epub 2013 Feb 18.
  • Multisensory mechanisms in temporo-parietal cortex support self-location and first-person perspective. Ionta S, Heydrich L, Lenggenhager B, Mouthon M, Fornari E, Chapuis D, Gassert R, Blanke O. Neuron. 2011 Apr 28;70(2):363-74. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.03.009.
  • Partial and full own-body illusions of epileptic origin in a child with right temporoparietal epilepsy. Heydrich L, Lopez C, Seeck M, Blanke O. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Mar;20(3):583-6. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.01.008. Epub 2011 Feb 21.
  • Illusory own body perceptions: case reports and relevance for bodily self-consciousness. Heydrich L, Dieguez S, Grunwald T, Seeck M, Blanke O. Conscious Cogn. 2010 Sep;19(3):702-10. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2010.04.010. Erratum in: Conscious Cogn. 2011 Jun;20(2):487.
  • Swiss Cancer League communication skills training programme for oncology nurses: an evaluation. Langewitz W, Heydrich L, Nübling M, Szirt L, Weber H, Grossman P. J Adv Nurs. 2010 Oct;66(10):2266-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05386.x. Epub 2010 Jul 16.
  • Abnormal self-location and vestibular vertigo in a patient with right frontal lobe epilepsy. Lopez C, Heydrich L, Seeck M, Blanke O. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Feb;17(2):289-92. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2009.12.016. Epub 2010 Jan 25.