Talks & Podcasts

 
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Brain plasticity in amputees. ELSC seminar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (June, 2015)
In this video you can hear Tamar presenting some of the main research of the lab

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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. 

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The Source of Phantom Limb Pain, WAMC (North East Public Radio), Sep 2013
Radio interview and article Academic Minute – Tamar talks about the source of phantom pain. 


 

Broadcasts & Videos

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Secrets of The Brain, InsightTV (July, 2016)
In this insert from the series Secrets of the Brain, Tamar explains some of the neural basis of phantom limb pain

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Brain’s 'hand area' used by other body parts in people born with one hand, UCL (April, 2017)
In this clip Tamar describes the findings of our Current Biology paper

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Oxford-based project investigates how the brain reacts to losing a limb, itv, Jan 2015
ITV presents two quick videos which give a peek inside our lab. 

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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

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How the brain of one-handers adapt, The Conversation, April 2017
Here Beckie Nutbrown explains how the hand area of individuals born without a hand is used by the brain

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The neural finger prints of a missing hand, The Conversation, September 2016
Here Harriet Dempsey Jones describes how the brain ‘remembers’ the missing hand decades after amputation

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Rethinking phantom pain, Body in mind, Jul 2015
A blog post about the relationship between brain plasticity and phantom pain by Tamar. 

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Limb loss and the brain, British Neuroscience Association Bulletin, Summer 2015
A research feature covering Tamar's work.

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New Theory Explains Why Amputees Feel Phantom Pain, LiveScience, Mar 2013
A blog post on a feature interview with Tamar about the effect of pain on brain (re)organisation

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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. 


 

News

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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

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'Unfussy' brain finds ways of coping with loss of a hand, Oxford University News, Jan 2015
Oxford University website featuring information about our 2015 eLife article

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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.  

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What causes phantom limb pain?, NBC News, March 2013
In this piece our new evidence for neural correlates of phantom pain are critically discussed