Holcombe lab

Listening to spikes from a single neuron (tactile afferent) of an awake behaving human with a needle stuck in her wrist. See our paper for some data.

Listening to spikes from a single neuron (tactile afferent) of an awake behaving human with a needle stuck in her wrist. See our paper for some data.

Tanja et Sarah et al. win a best paper prize at Eurohaptics 2014!

Tanja et Sarah et al. win a best paper prize at Eurohaptics 2014!

Tatjana Seizova-Cajic, accepting her award at EuroHaptics 2014

Tatjana Seizova-Cajic, accepting her award at EuroHaptics 2014

Minimum amplitude & spatial period detectable by the fingertip. Relative to human hair width.

Minimum amplitude & spatial period detectable by the fingertip. Relative to human hair width.

A different kind of vision lab. Barcelona.

A different kind of vision lab. Barcelona.

Vision. In Trinidad, Cuba. 2001.

Vision. In Trinidad, Cuba. 2001.

Want to touch. Tactile perception.

Want to touch. Tactile perception.

To remember the mechanosensitive structures at the ends of slowly adapting (class 1 or 2) and fast adapting (class 1 or 2) nerve afferents, think "life is Fast for MPs, Slow for MR.’s". 
The fast-adapting MP stands for Meissner (class 1) and Pacini (class 2), and slow-adapting MR stands for Merkel (class 1)and Ruffini (class 2). Remember that the M in MP is Merkel because Merkel alphabetically comes before Meissner.

To remember the mechanosensitive structures at the ends of slowly adapting (class 1 or 2) and fast adapting (class 1 or 2) nerve afferents, think "life is Fast for MPs, Slow for MR.’s".

The fast-adapting MP stands for Meissner (class 1) and Pacini (class 2), and slow-adapting MR stands for Merkel (class 1)and Ruffini (class 2). Remember that the M in MP is Merkel because Merkel alphabetically comes before Meissner.

Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

Frustration and feeling stuck is a natural part of science. It’s when you come up with something truly new.

Lizzy stands in front of her EPC poster. Disqualified from the student poster prize, on grounds of not being a student. On to VSS!

Lizzy stands in front of her EPC poster. Disqualified from the student poster prize, on grounds of not being a student. On to VSS!