Dimitris Voudouris
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Dimitris Voudouris

Early Stage Researcher

Faculty of Human Movement Sciences
Vrije Universiteit
Van der Boechorststraat 9
1081 BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands


  1. B.Sc. in Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  2. M.Sc. in Physical Activity and Quality of Life, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


For grasping and manipulating an object, one must place his digits on specific positions on the object's surface. The role of obstacles on the selection of these positions, the grasping points, is the main question of the project I am currently working on. We use behavioral experiments to study how  sensory inputs and motor planning are exploited for making an optimal motor decision. Since January 2010 I am also working on a collaborative project with Royal Holloway University of London, together with Eli Brenner, Andy Smith and Marco Bartolucci. The aim of this project is to study, using fMRI, whether grasping and double (with two-digits) pointing are represented by similar brain activity patterns. Apart from this, since October 2010 I am working together with Eli Brenner, Vassilia Hatzitaki and Saritha Radhakrishnan on a project about the effects of postural constraints on grasping. So far one paper is published in Experimental Brain Research and a poster is presented in the FENS 2010 Satellite Symposium on Motor Control in Nijmegen, Netherlands.