Dr Nicholas Holmes

Position/Job Title:

Lecturer

Email:

n.p.holmes@reading.ac.uk

Telephone:

+44 (0)118 378 5543

Office:

1S18

Personal webpages:

Personal Laboratory

Responsibilities:

Website development; e-Learning coordinator; School Seminar convener; Chair of TMS committee.

Teaching:

Undergraduate (Perception, Debates, Cognitive Neuroscience); Postgraduate (Statistics, Cognitive Neuroscience).

Areas of interest:

Visual, somatosensory, and multisensory perception of the hand, hand position, and the space around the hand. Manual object-directed and object-avoidance actions. Mirror neurons. Peripersonal space. Tool use. Inverse effectiveness in multisensory integration. Statistical methods.

Research groups & Centres:

Perception and Action; Stats; CINN; TMS

Grants:

"Parietal and cerebellar control of reaching and grasping and its dysfunction in developmental coordination disorder". £583,913. Medical Research Council.

Qualifications:

BSc Psychology, Manchester; MSc & DPhil Neuroscience, Oxford.

Publications:

Tame, L., Moles, A. and Holmes, N. (2014) Within, but not between hands interactions in vibrotactile detection thresholds reflect somatosensory receptive field organization. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. 174. ISSN 1664-1078 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00174 (In Press)

Wilf, M., Holmes, N. P., Schwartz, I. and Makin, T. R. (2013) Dissociating between object affordances and spatial compatibility effects using early response components. Frontiers in Psychology, 4 (591). ISSN 1664-1078 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00591

Naish, K. R., Reader, A. T., Houston-Price, C., Bremner, A. J. and Holmes, N. P. (2013) To eat or not to eat? Kinematics and muscle activity of reach-to-grasp movements are influenced by the action goal, but observers do not detect these differences. Experimental Brain Research, 225 (2). pp. 261-275. ISSN 0014-4819 doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3367-2

Holmes, N. P. (2012) Does tool use extend peripersonal space? A review and re-analysis. Experimental Brain Research, 218 (2). pp. 273-282. ISSN 1432-1106 doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3042-7

Makin, T. R., Holmes, N., Brozzoli, C. and Farnè, A. (2012) Keeping the world at hand: rapid visuomotor processing for hand-object interactions. Experimental Brain Research, 219 (4). 421--428. ISSN 0014-4819 doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3089-5

Brozzoli, C., Makin, T. R., Cardinali, L., Holmes, N. P. and Farne, A. (2011) Peripersonal space: a multisensory interface for body-object interactions. In: Murray, M. M. and Wallace, M. T. (eds.) The neural bases of multisensory processes. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 449-466. ISBN 978143981214

Rossetti, Y., Holmes, N., Rode, G. and Farne, A. (2010) Cognitive and bodily selves: how do they interact following brain lesion? In: Fuchs, T., Sattel, H. and Henningsen, P. (eds.) The embodied self: dimensions, coherence and disorders. Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 117-133. ISBN 9783794527915

Makin, T. R., Holmes, N. P., Brozzoli, C., Rossetti, Y. and Farne, A. (2009) Coding of visual space during motor preparation: approaching objects rapidly modulate corticospinal excitability in hand-centered coordinates. Journal of Neuroscience, 29 (38). pp. 11841-11851. ISSN 0270-6474 doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2955-09.2009

Holmes, N.P. (2009) Inverse effectiveness, multisensory integration, and the bodily self: some statistical considerations. Consciousness and Cognition, 18 (3). pp. 762-765. ISSN 1053-8100 doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2009.04.009

Holmes, N., Calvert, G. and Spence, C. (2009) Multimodal integration. In: Binder, M. D., Hirokawa, N. and Windhorst, U. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Springer. ISBN 9783540237358

Revol, P., Farne, A., Pisella, L., Holmes, N.P., Imai, A., Koga, K. and Rossetti, Y. (2009) Optokinetic stimulation induces illusory movement of both out-of-the-body and on-the-body hand-held visual objects. Experimental Brain Research, 193 (4). pp. 633-638. ISSN 0014-4819 doi: 10.1007/s00221-008-1696-y

Holmes, N.P. (2009) The principle of inverse effectiveness in multisensory integration: some statistical considerations. Brain Topography, 21 (3-4). pp. 168-176. ISSN 0896-0267 doi: 10.1007/s10548-009-0097-2

Holmes, N. P., Spence, C., Hansen, P. C., Mackay, C. E. and Calvert, G. A. (2008) The multisensory attentional consequences of tool use: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. PLoS ONE, 3 (10). e3502. ISSN 1932-6203 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003502

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