Talks & Podcasts
Is it possible to enhance and rewire the adult brain? The Guardian Science Weekly Podcast, March 2018
In this podcast, Tamar discusses the possibilities for enhancing brain plasticity in the later stages of life.
Revolutions in Rehabilitation. Latitude Festival, July 2017
In this podcast, recorded during the Latitude Festival, Dr. Tamar Makin discusses the potential of neuroscience research to inform the development and design of cutting-edge prosthetics and VR technologies.
Cortical plasticity: how brains adapt, The Naked Scientist, Dec 2013
In this podcast from The Naked Scientist (University of Cambridge/ eLife) you can hear an interview with Tamar about whether there is a critical period of brain plasticity.
Broadcasts & Videos
Het zelfreparerende lichaam, Netherlands Public Broadcasting, Sep 2014
Our favourite feature on work in the lab from Labyrint, a Dutch science-news program. Tamar and Sanne talk about our work on brain stimulation to target phantom pain (the intro section is in Dutch, English at 13.15 minutes).
Blogs & Feature Articles
A New Challenge to the Maladaptive Plasticity Theory of Phantom Limb Pain, Pain Research Forum, Mar 2013
The Pain Research Forum discuss theories of phantom limb pain, including work from our lab on adaptive vs. maladaptive plasticity.
What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain, New York Times, Sept 2019
Our new findings about toe maps in foot artists discussed on the New York Times
Our findings being ‘hyped’ by the Independent…
‘Mind-blowing’ discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works, Independent, Apr 2017
Honestly, we wished they stuck with the press release
Secrets of a changing brain, Oxford Times, Jan 2015
Tamar, David and two of our volunteer participants (Kirsty & Clay) talk to the Oxford Times about the strategies the brain uses to compensate following amputation.