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Effects of short-term temperature change in the innocuous range on histaminergic and non-histaminergic acute itch (2018)
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Lewis, Z., George, D. N., Cowdell, F., & Holle, H. (2019). Effects of short-term temperature change in the innocuous range on histaminergic and non-histaminergic acute itch. Acta dermato-venereologica, 99(2), 188-195. https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3077

While temperatures in the noxious range are well-known to inhibit acute itch, the impact of temperature in the innocuous temperature range is less well understood. We investigated the effect of alternating short-term temperature changes in the innocu... Read More

Transcranial magnetic stimulation over left inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortex disrupts gesture-speech integration (2018)
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Zhao, W., Riggs, K., Schindler, I., & Holle, H. (2018). Transcranial magnetic stimulation over left inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortex disrupts gesture-speech integration. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(8), 1891-1900. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1748-17.2017

Language and action naturally occur together in the form of co-speech gestures and there is now convincing evidence that listeners display a strong tendency to integrate semantic information from both domains during comprehension. A contentious quest... Read More

Brain oxygenation patterns during the execution of tool use demonstration, tool use pantomime, and body-part-as-object tool use (2015)
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Helmich, I., Holle, H., Rein, R., & Lausberg, H. (2015). Brain oxygenation patterns during the execution of tool use demonstration, tool use pantomime, and body-part-as-object tool use. International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 96(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.03.001

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Divergent findings exist whether left and right hemispheric pre- and postcentral cortices contribute to the production of tool use related hand movements. In order to clarify the neural substrates of tool use demonstrations with... Read More

Inconsistent use of gesture space during abstract pointing impairs language comprehension (2015)
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Gunter, T. C., Weinbrenner, J. E. D., & Holle, H. (2015). Inconsistent use of gesture space during abstract pointing impairs language comprehension. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 6(FEB), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00080

Pointing toward concrete objects is a well-known and efficient communicative strategy. Much less is known about the communicative effectiveness of abstract pointing where the pointing gestures are directed to “empty space.” McNeill's (2003) observati... Read More

Contagious scratching: shared feelings but not shared body locations (2013)
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Ward, J., Burckhardt, V., & Holle, H. (2013). Contagious scratching: shared feelings but not shared body locations. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 7(122), https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00122

A commentary on: The neural basis of contagious itch and why some people are more prone to it by Holle, H., Warne, K., Seth, A. K., Critchley, H. D., and Ward, J. (2012). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 19816–19821.

Personality traits in people with synaesthesia: do synaesthetes have an atypical personality profile? (2013)
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Banissy, M. J., Holle, H., Cassell, J., Annett, L., Tsakanikos, E., Walsh, V., …Ward, J. (2013). Personality traits in people with synaesthesia: do synaesthetes have an atypical personality profile?. Personality and individual differences, 54(7), 828-831. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.12.018

People with synaesthesia not only have – by definition – unusual experiences (e.g., numbers triggering colour), they also have a different cognitive profile (e.g., in terms of their memory and perceptual abilities) and a bias towards cert... Read More

What iconic gesture fragments reveal about gesture-speech integration: when synchrony is lost, memory can help. (2011)
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Obermeier, C., Gunter, T. C., & Holle, H. (2011). What iconic gesture fragments reveal about gesture-speech integration: when synchrony is lost, memory can help. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 23(7), 1648-1663. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21498

The present series of experiments explores several issues related to gesture-speech integration and synchrony during sentence processing. To be able to more precisely manipulate gesture-speech synchrony, we used gesture fragments instead of complete... Read More

That's not a real body: identifying stimulus qualities that modulate synaesthetic experiences of touch (2011)
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Holle, H., Banissy, M., Wright, T., Bowling, N., & Ward, J. (2011). That's not a real body: identifying stimulus qualities that modulate synaesthetic experiences of touch. Consciousness and cognition, 20(3), (720-726). doi:10.1016/j.concog.2010.12.002. ISSN 1053-8100

Mirror-touch synaesthesia is a condition where observing touch to another's body induces a subjective tactile sensation on the synaesthetes body. The present study explores which characteristics of the inducing stimulus modulate the synaesthetic touc... Read More