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Scott Grafton Gene Tunik Antonia Hamilton Nichola Rice Stephanie Ortigue
Emily Cross Nick Wymbs

Nichola Rice - Post doctoral fellow

I recently arrived at the Grafton lab after completing my PhD at the University of Durham , under the supervision of Professor David Milner, Dr Amanda Ellison and Dr Thomas Schenk. Prior to my PhD I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of St Andrews .

My research interests involve addressing the way in which the brain processes visual information to guide actions, such as reaching, grasping, catching and obstacle avoidance. I use a range of techniques in my experiments, including behavioural testing of patients, transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

I am currently carrying out a study with healthy participants using transcranial magnetic stimulation to investigate the way in which the brain processes the planning, execution and online updating of grasping movements.


Rice, N.J., McIntosh, R.D., Schindler, I. , Démonet J.F. and Milner, A.D. (2005) Intact automatic avoidance of obstacles in patients with visual form agnosia. Submitted.

Schenk, T., Ellison, A., Rice, N.J., Milner, A.D. (2005). The role of V5/MT+ in the control of catching movements: an rTMS study. Neuropsychologia, 43, 189-198.

Schindler, I. , Rice, N.J., McIntosh, R.D., Rossetti, Y., Vighetto, A. and Milner, A.D. (2004). Unconscious navigation around obstacles is a dorsal stream function: evidence from optic ataxia. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 779-788.


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