​This 5-years ERC-funded project

​ investigates how natural hand usage shapes behavior and intrinsic and task-evoked brain activity

Hands are things with which we act

The marvelous dexterity of the hands allows us to manipulate objects, alter the environment by building and using tools.

Our hands are also fundamental for social interactions. ​

From the theoretical standpoint, this project introduces a new perspective that combines natural statistics from the environment and the body for understanding the information that is coded in the functional architecture of the brain. This framework has great implications for the developmental and the experimental psychology, as well as for the educational training programs.