Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


Tamar Makin

Dr Tamar Makin

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience

Plasticity Group Leader


Tamar Makin

Current Research and Interests

My main interest is in understanding the key drivers and limitations of reorganisation in the adult brain. My primary model for this work is studying individuals with a hand loss. A particular focus is on how habitual behaviour, such as prosthesis usage, shapes brain reorganisation. For this purpose, I integrate methods from the fields of neuroscience, experimental psychology and rehabilitation. I hope my research will enable clinicians to guide amputees and related clinical populations to take advantage of the benefits of brain reorganisation, rather than to suffer from their adverse effects.

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