Dr. Todd Handy is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His research expertise is in the domain of cognitive electrophysiology, with an emphasis on applying this method in three main lines of study: attentional deficits contributing to falls in the elderly, how mind wandering alters our neurocognitive engagement with the external environment, and how our attentional systems are activated by changes in our situational contexts, such as when we take ownership over an object.
Research interests include cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, attention and its impairment in clinical populations, mind wandering, and real-world human behaviour. In addition to numerous original research articles, he has published two edited volumes on cognitive electrophysiology, Event-Related Potentials: A Methods Handbook and Brain Signal Analysis: Advances in Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Methods, both with MIT Press. He is currently working on a book for a general science audience, titled Wandering Brains: How Our Feet Explain The Human Mind.
Dr. Handy's secondary research area is Behavioural Neuroscience.
For a full list of publications visit Dr. Todd Handy's lab website.
- Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award (2009)
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – Early Career Scholar (2001)