Monday, 14. December 2015 16:43

European Research Council awards Barbara Händel Starting Grant

Dr. Barbara Händel, a postdoctoral fellow in the Fries Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute, has received a prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant of 1,5 Million Euro over the next five years to investigate the interaction between body movements and perception.Up to now the vast majority of studies which investigate perceptual processes and their underlying brain activity  are conducted while people suppress their natural movements. Dr. Barbara Händel will be using cutting-edge technology to directly relate perception to brain activity in sensory areas during concurrently executed body movements. This research will help us understand how we perceive our surroundings during natural behaviour.
We congratulate Barbara Händel on her achievement and wish her all the best.