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Nicholas Paul HolmesDOB: 24th September 1976 E-mail: npholmes@at@firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, & Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, ICNC, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Awarded for: Hearing with our hands
Held at: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI), under Dr. Leon Deouell, Director of the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology
From the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Awarded for: The neural basis of bodily self-recognition
Held at: Espace et Action, Lyon, France, under Pr. Yves Rossetti, Head of Organisations sensori-motrice et cognitive de l'action
Year 1 Report - Year 2 Report
Poster:Holmes NP, Calvert GA, Spence C (2005) Where does the body end & the world begin? Multisensory interactions in peripersonal space. Wellcome Trust Final Year Doctoral Students Meeting, London, UK, 27th January
Presentation: Holmes NP, Calvert GA, Spence C (2003) Brain, body, & space: Does tool-use *extend* visuotactile peripersonal space? International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), McMaster University, Canada, 16th June
Held at: Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, under Prof. Charles Spence, and Prof. Gemma A Calvert
The Experimental Psychology Society & the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Awarded for: Holmes NP, Plainis S, Murray IJ (2000) Hemispheric asymmetries in perceptual-motor processing and the 'Space-Ship Plot': Simple reaction time to lateralised sinusoidal gratings. BSc Thesis, University of Manchester, 42pp.
Novartis Institute for Medical Sciences, University College, London
Running a high-throughput drug screening laboratory; Conducting a feasibility study of a model of drug absorption across the human intestine; Techniques mastered include HPLC; pharmacokinetics; cell culture; radiochemical usage; Ten thousand word report on work and findings contributed ten percent towards my degree
- Functional magnetic brain imaging (fMRI)
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, e.g., parietal, cerebellar, motor, single/repetitive pulse methods)
- Motor evoked potentials (MEP); Electromyography (EMG); Galvanic skin response (GSR)
- 3D kinematic hand movement recording, analysis, and on-line control
- Behavioural / psychophysical techniques, including multisensory stimulus presentation
- Basic electronics and computer hardware construction
- Journal Reviewing (ad hoc) for:
Acta Psychol (5); Behav Brain Funct (1); Behav Brain Sci (1); Brain Res (2); Brain Topog (2); Cereb Cortex (4); Cognition (2); Cogn Neuropsychol (1); Cogn Neurosci (1); Conscious Cognit (3); Cortex (3); Curr Biol (4); Ear Hearing (1); Eur J Cogn Psychol (1); Eur J Neurosci (1); Exp Brain Res (18); (1); Front Neurosci (1); Front Psychol (1); IEEE Trans Haptics (1); Int J Psychophysiol (1); J Cogn Neurosci (7); J Exp Psychol Gen (1); J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform (8); J Neurophysiol (4); J Neuropsychol (1); J Neurosci (5); J Neurosci Meth (1); J Int Neuropsychol Soc (1); NeuroImage (1); Neuropsychologia (12); Neuroscience (1); Perception (3); Percept Psychophys (1); Phenomenol Cogn Sci (1); Psychol Sci (4); Psychol Neurosci (1); Psychonom Bull Rev (3); PLoS ONE (56); Q J Exp Psychol (6); (1); (Total: 173 for 41 journals)
- Grant reviewing: BBSRC; ESRC; Human Frontiers Science Programme; Wellcome Trust
- Other reviewing: European Science Foundation CNCC Essay Competition
- Expert in Windows & Linux operating systems, Office software, etc
- Programming: Expert in Matlab, HTML, PHP, MySQL; Can also do Turbo Pascal & Presentation
- Functional brain imaging analysis in FSL, MRICro, BrainSight
- 2004, The Body In The Brain, PsyPag Meeting (Postgraduate section of the BPS), Manchester, September.
Contributors: Mirta Fiorio, University College; London Nicholas P. Holmes, Oxford University; Louise Whiteley, University College, London. Presentation:Holmes NP, Calvert GA, Spence C (2004) Tools, brains, & bodies: Projecting sensations into outer space. Psychology Post Graduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG), Manchester Metropolitan University, 27th July
- 13 courses: (Perception, Data Collection & Analysis 1-2, Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience, Debates in Psychology, Methods in Neuroscience, Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience, Research Methods & Data Analysis, Skills for Psychology, Personal tutorials, Research methods, Project, Social Neuroscience Research, Practical methods 2, )
- 100 lectures (total: 168 hours)
- 21 practicals (total: 39 hours)
- 26 tutorials (total: 23 hours)
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Other supervision & teaching
- 2008, Department of Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.Sc. Final Year Project.
- 2005, Department of Psychology, University of Oxford, M.Sc. Research Project.
Published as:Snijders HJ, Holmes NP, Spence C (2007) Direction-dependent integration of vision and proprioception in reaching under the influence of the mirror illusion. Neuropsychologia, 45(3):496-505
- 2004, 2005, Oxford University, Departmental Open-Day Presentations to A-level Students on Perceiving the World
- 2002-2004, Oxford University, 12 hours tutorial teaching in groups of 2-3 final year undergraduate students on the topics of Synaesthesia, and Multisensory Integration
- Science Communication course, Oxford, two days, September, 2001
- UK Grad School transferable skills course, Windermere, four days, February, 2004
- Tutorial Teaching course, Oxford, one day, June, 2004
- Scientific Writing course, Oxford, one day, March, 2005
- Teaching course, Oxford, one day, June, 2005
Supervised by Drs Charles Spence and Gemma Calvert, respectively of the Department of Experimental Psychology and University Laboratory of Physiology, The University of Oxford
Citation: Holmes NP (2005) Of tools, mirrors, & bodies: Multisensory interactions in peripersonal space. PhD Thesis, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 302pp.
Comprising two research projects:
Holmes NP, Christensen LOD, Miall RC (2002) Reaching to a target is disrupted by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the cerebellum: Empirical support for state-estimation by feed-forward internal models. MSc Thesis, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 31pp.
Miall RC, Christensen LOD, Cain O, Stanley J (2008) Disruption of state estimation in the human lateral cerebellum. Public Library of Science Biology, 5(11):e316
...and five lecture courses: (Methods of Analysing Neuronal Circuity; Mapping and Imaging Techniques; Computational Neuroscience; Animal Models and Clinical Aspects of Neuroscience; Molecular Neuroscience)
First Class B.Sc. Hons. in Psychology and Neuroscience, with a year's Industrial Experience, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Third-year project:Holmes NP, Plainis S, Murray IJ (2000) Hemispheric asymmetries in perceptual-motor processing and the 'Space-Ship Plot': Simple reaction time to lateralised sinusoidal gratings. BSc Thesis, University of Manchester, 42pp.
Dissertation:Holmes NP (1999) The self in its brain: Neural representations of the body. BSc Thesis, University of Manchester, 34pp.
Selected course modules: Psychology: Ecological visual perception; Consciousness, philosophy, and the brain; Motor control. Neuroscience: Generation and control of movement; Neuropharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuroethology
A-Levels in Psychology, Human Biology, Maths, and AS-Statistics - all grade A; National Mathematics Contest, Silver Certificate, Exeter College, Devon
GSCEs (7A, 2B grades), including Maths and Extended Maths, Double English, Double Sciences, and two Foreign Languages, Beacon Community College, Sussex