Dr Henning Holle

Dr Henning Holle

Reader in Psychology / Leader of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience group ( www.hull.ac.uk/neuroscience )

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Summary

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).

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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Transcranial magnetic stimulation over contralateral primary somatosensory cortex disrupts perception of itch intensity

Jones, O., Schindler, I., & Holle, H. (in press). Transcranial magnetic stimulation over contralateral primary somatosensory cortex disrupts perception of itch intensity. Experimental Dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1111/exd.13803

Effects of short-term temperature change in the innocuous range on histaminergic and non-histaminergic acute itch

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

Optimizing audiovisual itch induction: The role of attention and expectancy

Laarhoven, A., Holle, H., & van Laarhoven, A. (in press). Optimizing audiovisual itch induction: The role of attention and expectancy. British journal of dermatology,

Assessing acute itch intensity : general labelled magnitude scale is more reliable than classic visual analogue scale

Jones, O., Holle, H., Jones, O., & Schindler, I. (2017). Assessing acute itch intensity : general labelled magnitude scale is more reliable than classic visual analogue scale. Acta dermato-venereologica, 97(3), 375-376. https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2584

Transcranial magnetic stimulation over left inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortex disrupts gesture-speech integration

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

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

A multisensory approach to itch

Funder

British Skin Foundation

Grant

£81,000.00

Started

1 September 2015

Status

Complete

Project

An attentional bias approach to understanding and reducing the psychosocial burden of psoriasis

Funder

Psoriasis Association

Grant

£85,500.00

Started

1 January 2019

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Holle is always very interested to hear from students, based at Hull or elsewhere, who are keen to get involved in research relating to itch perception, touch or gesture.

He usually has a number of ongoing projects that require data collection. This research experience would suit students who are considering applying for PhD funding and wish to develop their research skills / publication record.

Completed PhDs

- Olivia Jones (Primary Supervisor). 2013 - 2017. Exploring the Process of Itch and its Dimensionality: Investigations Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Funded by the University of Hull.

- Wanying Zhao (Primary Supervisor). 2014 - 2017. Exploring the role of inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortices in gesture-speech integration. Funded by the Chinese Science Council and the Hull-China Partnership.

Current PhD supervisions

- Sarah Etty (Primary Supervisor). 2019 - 2022. An attentional bias approach to Psoriasis. Funded by the Psoriasis Association.

- Zoe Lewis (Primary Supervisor). 2015 - 2019. A multisensory approach to itch. Funded by the British Skin Foundation.