"...the hand, 'teacher and agent of the brain'..." (HG Wells, The War of The Worlds)

We conduct research on 'the hand': How we perceive its location, size, and shape, how this affects our movement and thought, and what role the brain plays in these processes.

We are interested in using any appropriate method to study these topics in humans: Behaviour, kinematics, eye-tracking, MRI, TMS, EMG, GSR, EEG, and most other three-letter cognitive neuroscience acronyms.

If you would like to work or study with us in Nottingham UK, please contact us and have a look at funding opportunities: Nottingham University Student Funding

...News...
- 09/09/2016 Silvia arrives to start her MRC-funded PhD - Welcome Silvia!!!
- 01/08/2016 Arran arrives in Nottingham to run his two-person motion-tracking online rTMS study!
- 04/07/2016 Blandine submits her paper on 'Ceiling effects in the MABC-2' - congratulations and fingers crossed!!!
- 27/06/2016 Arran's application for a 3-month research trip to Rome accepted!!!
- 23/05/2016 Luigi's TMS article FINALLY accepted in NeuroImage!!!! Congratulations Luigi!!!!
- 27/04/2016 Luigi visits Nottingham to talk about his research. Welcome Back!!!
- 11/04/2016 Silvia Zeni accepts the MRC DTP IMPACT PhD studentship, to start in September 2016 - fantastic news, well done Silvia!
- 04/04/2016 Luigi re-re-re-re-submits his amazing TMS article on tactile detection. In bocca al lupo!
- 01/04/2016 The first GRASP article is submitted to Frontiers in Psychology's special DCD issue. Hooray! May many more follow.
- 26/02/2016 Luigi's review on bilateral interactions in touch accepted at Cognitive Neuropsychology!
- 21/12/2015 PhD Studentship in 7T MRI and TMS available in the HandLab: [this position has closed] (email Nick first!)!!!
- 21/12/2015 Thanks to the University for making a video about our work on dyspraxia!
- 04/12/2015 The HandLab is shortlisted for MRC PhD studentship funding to continue scanning the cerebellum at 7T!!
- 24/11/2015 Arran's commentary article accepted in Journal of Neuroscience. Hooray!!
- 14/11/2015 Nick's article on online-control of movement finally(!) published in Vision Research!
- 29/10/2015 The GRASP project is featured on BBC East Midlands Today!
- 20/10/2015 Grant Success: The HandLab has been given an extra money from the School of Psychology for scanning adults at 7T to collect additional pilot data!!!
- 19/08/2015 Many thanks to the 91(!) children who caught aliens for us at the Summer Scientist Week!
- 13/08/2015 The HandLab Aliens do Summer Science Week at the University of Nottingham!
- 03/08/2015 3rd re-submission of manuscript to Vision Research: PLEASE PUBLISH MY PAPER!!!
- 25/07/2015 Luigi's 7 TMS experiments submitted to Journal of Neuroscience fingers-fingers crossed-crossed!
- 15/07/2015 The first new participant is scheduled in the lab!!
- 02/07/2015 Blandine, Caroline, and Nick attend the 11th international Conference on DCD!!!
- 08/06/2015 Blandine French starts as our new Researcher on the GRASP project! Hooray - welcome Blandine!!!
- 01/06/2015 Hannah McGlashan has come back from Australia to join us as new volunteer researcher on the GRASP project! Welcome to the Handlab!
- 19/05/2015 Arran's article published in Frontiers!! Awesome work Arran.
- 01/04/2015 After five years in Reading, the HandLab moves to the University of Nottingham!!
- 02/03/2015 Katherine submits her infant EEG paper on action observation. Good luck Kat!!
- 16/02/2015 The HandLab begins to share its software
- 13/02/2015 Francesca and Ben submit their Final Year Project paper! Congratulations to you!!!
- 29/01/2015 Arran submits his MSc experiment to Frontiers. Great Matlabbing and best of luck!!!
- 27/01/2015 Katherine's review is the 20th most-downloaded article at Neuropsychologia!
- 26/01/2015 Luigi's 7 TMS experiments rejected from PNAS! Cross all your fingers for the next submission(s)...
- 21/01/2015 Luigi submits 7 TMS experiments to PNAS. Cross all your fingers..!
- 20/01/2015 The Hand Lab performs its 1000th experiment! Well done to all of us :-)
- 29/12/2014 Katherine invited to comment on a new review of Mirror Neurons!
- 03/12/2014 Tamar Makin (et al.)'s TMS-MEP article accepted in Cortex!!!
- 15/11/2014 Rachael and Caroline attend Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC!
- 11/11/2014 The HandLab runs Reading's first TMS-EEG experiment! Well done to Ian Daly from Systems Engineering for making it happen!
- 05/11/2014 Francesca Allerton presents at the 2014 British Neuropsychological Society to collect her Undergraduate Project Prize!!!
- 24/10/2014 The GRASP project scans our first child! Well done Caroline and Rachael!!
- 22/09/2014 Francesca Allerton wins the 2014 British Neuropsychological Society's Undergraduate Project Prize!!! Awesome Work Cesca!!!
- 19/09/2014 Katherine's awesome review article accepted in Neuropsychologia!
- 19/09/2014 Rachael, Caroline, and Nick attend Minding the Gaps in Cambridge
- 28/08/2014 Arran and Katherine present posters at Social Cognition: Origins, Mechanisms, and Disorders
- 27/08/2014 Katherine Naish visits from Canada to talk about mirror neurons. Welcome home Katherine!
- 26/08/2014 Kyran Graham's second paper accepted, this time at Frontiers in Psychiatry! Well done Kyran!!
- 09/08/2014 Blandine finishes her UROP project in style! Thanks for all your hard work. See you for a PhD!!!
- 28/07/2014 Kyran Graham's paper accepted at Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics! Well done Kyran!!
- 28/07/2014 Cathy's new grating robot arrives in the lab! Still awaiting a name for it...
- 02/07/2014 Blandine starts her UROP studentship. Welcome and good luck!
- 15/05/2014 HandLab wins part of another UROP Summer Scholarship with Ying Zheng from Engineering!
- 14/05/2014 PhD Studentship available, with Andrew Glennerster, William Harwin, and Nick Holmes
- 01/05/2014 Blandine French accepted into the HandLab as this year's UROP Summer Scholar! Congratulations, well done, and welcome!!!
- 29/04/2014 The HandLab wins part of an EPSRC Vacation Bursary with Engineering department!
- 29/04/2014 HandLab awarded part of a 3.5-year EPSRC Doctoral Training Fellowship!
- 28/04/2014 HandLab and Lotte's lab awarded £450 from School Research Committee for the TMS-SMART project!
- 22/04/2014 Dr Caroline Blanchard joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher! Bienvenue!
- 04/03/2014 Nick and Rachael submit their online-control article to Vision Research! Fingers crossed!
- 03/03/2014 Luigi's first tactile article published!
- 03/03/2014 Katherine re-submits her awesome TMS Mirror Neuron review article. Fingers crossed!
- 12/02/2014 Luigi's first tactile article accepted at Frontiers in Psychology!
- 04/02/2014 The HandLab is awarded another UROP Summer Scholarship for 2014! Well done Cathy!
- 15/01/2014 Dr Katherine Naish leaves to Canada :-(. But well done!!!
- 06/01/2014 Postdoctoral research position available (REF: RS14001; Jobs.ac.uk)
- 12/12/2013 Luigi wins a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Birkbeck, London. Excellent news, Luigi! Welcome Home!!!!!!!!
- 10/12/2013 Katherine passes her PhD viva!!!! Many many congratulations for 3 years of excellent work!
- 22/11/2013 Third year projects begin in earnest! Best of luck to all
- 18/10/2013 Katherine submits her PhD thesis! Fantastic work well done!!!
- 01/10/2013 Welcome to Rachael and Cathy! Three very exciting years begin..!
- 30/09/2013 Luigi wins the best presentation award of the Italian Psychological Association!! Many congratulations Luigi!!
- 15/08/2013 Nick's co-authored article accepted at Frontiers in Perception Science! Well done Meytal!
- 05/08/2013 Rachael Sperring accepts our Research Assistant position - Welcome Rachael!
- 05/08/2013 Meg Digweed starts her UROP project - welcome and good luck!
- 26/06/2013 Nick interviewed for an article in New Scientist
- 14/06/2013 TMS coil holder installed (no swinging around, now!)
- 11/06/2013 Daniel Sanabria visits from Granada.
- 03/06/2013 Nikita wins a place on an MSc course (in New Zealand!). Congratulations, and thanks for all your hard work.
- 22/05/2013 2.5 year, 0.8FTE Research Assistant position available in The Hand Lab.
- 15/05/2013 Arran Reader is awarded a 4-year ESRC MSc+PhD Scholarship to work with the Hand Lab - many congraulations Arran!!!
- 07/05/2013 Katherine is offered a PostDoc Job in Canada. Many congratulations!!!
- 30/04/2013 The new TMS system arrived! Very stimulating.
- 26/04/2013 Gabrielle May is awarded the UROP Summer Studentship. Congratulations and Welcome!
- 09/04/2013 Kai-Ling (Cathy) Kao wins a University Science Scholarship to come to do her PhD in the Hand Lab! Many congratulations Cathy!
- 06/04/2013 Katherine presents at the British Feeding and Drinking Group's 37th annual meeting
- 05/04/2013 Nikita starts work analysing the HandLab Handedness Questionnaire.
- 25/03/2013 Meg Digweed wins a UROP Scholarship to work in the Lab this Summer - Congratulations Meg!
- 05/03/2013 The HandLab is reorganised! (where did all that space come from?)
- 01/03/2013 Scott Glover visits the Lab to give a Neuroscience Methods talk
- 26/02/2013 Nick's research grant highlighted by (internal) University page
- 21/02/2013 Francis McGlone visits the Hand Lab and gives a School Seminar
- 06/02/2013 The 500th participant is registered in the database!
- 31/01/2013 The Hand Lab is awarded two more UROP studentships (ONE TWO) for 2013!
- 25/01/2013 Luigi presents at the Bressanone apres-ski conference
- 29/11/2012 Katherine and Arran's paper accepted at Experimental Brain Research!
- 21/11/2012 Katherine gives an invited talk to Birmingham's Ingestive Behaviour Group
- 09/11/2012 Congratulations to Nick on his £600k grant from the MRC! Great news for the Hand Lab!
- 08/11/2012 The 500th participant is tested in the Lab!
- 29/08/2012 Katherine's paper highlighted by CHONPS. Keep on eating!
- 21/08/2012 Katherine's paper published!
- 26/07/2012 Katherine's paper accepted at PLoS ONE! Congratulations!
- 09/07/2012 Jonathan Cooke starts work on the Hand Recognition project
- 02/07/2012 Adrian Alsmith visits from Copenhagen
- 02/07/2012 James Charlton starts working with Luigi
- 25/06/2012 Arran Reader joins the lab for his UROP Summer Studentship
- 22/05/2012 Katherine is awarded a grant from the University Travel Fund. Congratulations!
- 17/04/2012 Luigi's article accepted in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
- 02/04/2012 The 200th participant is tested in the HandLab!
- 26/03/2012 Nick's co-authored review article accepted in Experimental Brain Research
- 23/03/2012 Luigi's article published in Cortex
- 22/03/2012 Katherine's co-authored article accepted in Appetite
- 21/03/2012 Arran Reader is recruited onto our UROP placement - congratulations and welcome!
- 09/03/2012 Nick publishes an article (first in 3 years..!)
- 01/02/2012 Summer studentship available (UoR 2nd years only) Details
- 21/01/2012 The lab website has moved (a little bit) to http://neurobiography.info/handlab.php
- 06/01/2012 The Hand Lab is awarded a UROP Summer Studentship from the University
- 07/12/2011 Luigi's article published in NeuroImage
- 15/11/2011 The 100th participant is tested in The Hand Lab!
- 26/10/2011 Three undergraduate projects start testing The Handlab Handedness Questionnaire
- 10/08/2011 The first TMS experiment begins in the lab (& in Reading)
- 06/07/2011 Katherine presents at PsyPAG
- 01/06/2011 Luigi's project begins...
- 04/05/2011 The TMS system has arrived!
- 13/04/2011 Nick Holmes is now an Academic Editor at PLoS ONE
- 07/04/2011 The TMS system is coming...
- 11/03/2011 Jeroen Smeets visits us in Reading
- 07/03/2011 Luigi Tamè wins a postdoctoral research grant to work in the lab. Congratulations!
- 01/03/2011 All sorts of ethical applications are approved. Yes We Can (do research now)
- 16/02/2011 Tobias Heed visits us in Reading
- 16/01/2011 The lab's first undergraduate research project begins
- 09/12/2010 Joern Diedrichsen visits us in Reading
- 08/11/2010 The lab recruits two new MSc student members - welcome Andreea and Szymon
- 01/10/2010 Katherine Naish joins the lab to start her PhD. Welcome!
- 08/07/2010 TMS-fMRI in Reading! The Hand Lab will be doing it soon - watch this space...
- 30/03/2010 Body Representation Workshop was a great success
- 08/03/2010 Body Representation Workshop Programme now available
- 15/02/2010 The Hand Lab is being built! Photos
- 29/01/2010 Ph.D. Studentship Position opened [now closed]
- 23/09/2009 Article published in The Journal of Neuroscience [view]
- 22/09/2009 The next 'Body Representation Workshop' is announced
- 01/09/2009 The Hand Lab opens!
- 01/09/2009 Article published in Consciousness & Cognition