Reader in Psychology / Leader of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience group (https://www.hull.ac.uk/neuroscience)
After being awarded a Diploma in Psychology by the University of Trier in Germany in 2003, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on how gesture and language interact in the brain.
After completing this dissertation, he joined the Synaesthesia Group at the University of Sussex to work on a project on mirror-touch synaesthesia.
Dr Holle joined the University of Hull as a lecturer in psychology in 2012 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2015 and reader in 2019.
Dr Henning Holle's research is driven by a strong interest in the interaction of the senses. For his research, he uses behavioural and neuroscience techniques (e.g., TMS, fNIRS, EEG, fMRI).
Previous work has focused on interaction between the senses of vision and audition (Holle et al. 2008, 2010, Neuroimage) as well as vision and touch (Holle et al. 2014, Neuroimage). This line of research is currently is continuing by studying how visual information arising from gesture interacts with auditory information arising from speech (Zhao et al. 2018).
Another line of reserach investigates how itch, a relatively understudied tactile sensation, interacts with the sense of vision (Holle et al. 2012, Etty et al., 2022) and audition (Swithenbank et al. 2016).