I have written >120 peer reviewed papers, 60 chapters and given >180 invited lectures.

My main research area has been in severe sensory loss and motor control, with research from sensory evoked potentials to perception and motor control without peripheral sensory feedback to gesture and more philosophical aspects of living without sensation. Collaborators include Chris Miall (Birmingham), Fabrice Sarlegna (Marseilles), Shaun Gallagher (Memphis) and David McNeill (Chicago).

Much of this work has been with a single participant, Ian Waterman (IW), who lives without the sensations of touch and movement/position. I first met IW in the mid 1980’s and have been working with him since. He is also the subject of two of my books.

It is a pleasure to acknowledge his huge contribution and that of GL, a similar participant from Canada.

I have been a Visiting Professor, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education, since 2003-

I have been involved in projects on virtual reality and phantom limb pain, alternative sensory substitution, facial recognition and now on a point of care neuropathy device.

I also lecture masters students on Neuroscience and the first person and on dementia.

A selection of peer reviewed papers on various topics:

Evoked potentials.

Cole JD and Katifi HA. Evoked potentials in a man with a complete large fibre sensory neuropathy below the neck. Electroenceph. and clin. Neurophysiol., 80, (1991), 103-107.

Cole JD, Merton L W, Barrett G, Treede R-D and Katifi H – Evoked potentials in a deafferented subject. Canadian Jl of Physiology and Pharmacology, 73, 1995, 234-245.

Force and effort.

These papers established that IW and a similar participant GL, had no awareness of the force or effort he produced, i.e. not consciousness of his motor output, but could judge weights with eyes open through careful attention to the effects of a planned motor command.

Cole J D and Sedgwick E M – The perceptions of force and of movement in a man without large myelinated sensory afferents below the neck. J. Physiol. 449, (1992), 503-515.

Fleury M, Bard C, Teasdale N, Paillard J, Cole J D, Lajoie Y and Lamarre Y – Weight  judgement: the discrimination capacity of a deafferented subject.  Brain, 1995, 118, 1149-1156.

Miall, C., Ingram, H., Cole, J. and Gauthier, G. The perception of alterations in peripheral weight: a central or peripherally originating task? Experimental Brain Research, 2000, 133, (4), 491-500.

Luu BL Day BL, Cole JD, Fitzpatrick RC. J. Physiol, 2011 Jul 1;589(Pt 13):3135-47. Epub 2011 Apr 26. The fusimotor and reafferent origin of the sense of force and weight.

Buckingham G, Michelakakis EE and Cole J. Perceiving and acting upon weight illusions in the absence of somatosensory information.

J Neurophys. 2016.

Motor programmes in the absence of movement and position peripheral feedback.

We have investigated various elements of IW’s ability to programme movements in advance.

Miall RC, Haggard P and Cole J D – Exp Brain Res., 1995, 107, (2), 267-280. Evidence of a limited visuo-motor memory used in programming wrist movements.

These papers, with Jean-Louis Vercher and Gabriel Gauthier in Marseilles showed some residual unconscious between eye and arm movements.

Vercher J-L, Gauthier G M, Guedon O, Blouin J, Cole J and Lamarre Y – Self moved target eye tracking in control and deafferented subjects: roles of arm motor command and proprioception in arm eye coordination. Journal of Neurophysiology, 1997, 76, 1133-1144.

Vercher J-L, Gauthier G, Cole J and Blouin J – Role of arm proprioception in calibrating the arm-eye temporal coordination. Neurosciences Letters, 1997, 237, 1-4.

Blouin J, Gauthier G M, Vercher J-L and Cole J – The relative contribution of retinal and extra-retinal signals in determining the accuracy of reaching movements in normal subjects and a deafferented patient.  Exp Brain Res., 1996, 109; 148-153.

Scarchilli K, Vercher JL, Gauthier GM, Cole J. Does the oculo-manual co-ordination control system use an internal model of the arm dynamics? Neurosci Lett, 265(2), 1999 Apr 16, 139-42.

Motor learning.

The following look at how some predictive and non-conscious motor programmes are still possible, in some conditions, even without peripheral feedback, disclosed by various means including prism adaptation, interlimb transfer and mirror drawing.

Ingram H, van Donkelaar P, Cole J D, Vercher J L, Gauthier G and Miall C – The role of proprioception and attention in a visuomotor adaptation task. Experimental Brain Research, 2000, 132, (1), 114-126.

Miall RC and Cole JD. “Evidence for stronger visuo-motor than visuo-proprioceptive conflict during mirror drawing performed by a deafferented subject and control subjects.” Exp Brain Res. 2007 Jan; 176(3): 432-9. Epub 2006 Jul 28.

Guedon O, Gauthier G, Vercher J-L, Blouin J and Cole J D – Adaptation in visuomanual tracking depends on intact proprioception.  Journal of Motor Behaviour, 30, 3, 1998, 234-248.

Lefumat HZ, Vercher J-L, Miall RC, Cole J, Buloup F, Bringoux L, Bourdin C and Sarlegna FR. To transfer or not to transfer? Kinematics and laterality quotient predict interlimb transfer of motor learning. Journal of Neurophysiology.  Published 2 September 2015 Vol. no. , DOI: 10.1152/jn.00749.2015.

Lefumat HZ, Miall RC, Cole JD, Bringoux L, Bourdin C, Vercher J-L and Sarlegna FR. Generalization of force-field adaptation in  proprioceptively deafferented subjects. Neurosci Letters, 616, (2016), 160-165.

Mechsner F, Stenneken P, Cole J, Aschersleben G, Prinz W. Bimanual circling in deafferentd patients: evidence for a role of visuoforward models. J Neuropsychol. 2007 Sep;1(Pt 2):259-82.

Hermsdörfer J, Elias Z, Cole JD, Quaney BM and Nowak DA. Preserved and impaired aspects of feed-forward grip force control after chronic somatosensory deafferentation.  . Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2008 Jul-Aug;22(4):374-84. doi: 10.1177/1545968307311103. Epub 2008 Jan 25.

Amplitude control of movement;

Nougier V, Bard C, Fleury M, Teasdale N, Cole J, Forget Y, Paillard J and Lamarre Y. Control of single joint movements in deafferented subjects: evidence for amplitude coding rather than position control. Exp Brain Res., 1996, 109, 473-482.

Motor control dependence on input; from deafferentation to Parkinson’s.

Torres EB, Cole J and Poizner H. Motor output variability from deafferented subject helps quantify proprioceptive deficits in mild Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2014, 8, 823, do 10.3389/fnhum2014.00823.

Temporal judgement and sensory feedback were investigated with a variety of paradigms here;

Billon M, Semjen A, Cole J and Gauthier G M – The role of sensory information in the production of periodic finger tapping sequences. Exp Brain Res, 1996, 110, (1), 117-130.

Drewing K, Stenneken P, Cole J, Prinz W. & Aschersleben, G. (2004). Timing of bimanual movements and deafferentation: implications for the role of sensory movement effects. Experimental Brain Research, 158, 50-57.

Stenneken P, Aschersleben G, Cole J and Prinz W. Self-induced versus reactive triggering of synchronous movements in a deafferented patient and control subjects.. Psychological Research, 2002, 66: 40-49.

Haggard P, Cole J.  Intention, attention and the temporal experience of action.  Conscious Cogn. 2007 Jun;16(2):211-20.

Stenneken P, Prinz W, Cole J, Paillard J, & Aschersleben G. (2006). The effect of sensory feedback on the timing of movements: Evidence from deafferented patients. Brain Research, 1084(1), 123-131.

These papers looked at perceptions of others from their movement in deafferented participants.

Bosbach S, Cole J, Prinz W and Knoblich G. Inferring another’s expectation from action: the role of peripheral sensation. Nature Neuroscience, Oct 2005, 8, 1295-1297.

Subject of an article, Naraain, C. ‘Thinking outside the box.’ Nature Reviews in Neuroscience, 6, Nov 2005, 821.

Bosbach S, Knoblich G, Reed CL, Cole J, Prinz W. Body inversion effect without body sense: insights from deafferentation. Neuropsychologia. 2006;44(14):2950-8.

Mental imagery/conscious knowledge.

ter Horst AC, Cole J, van Lier R, Steenbergen B. The effect of chronic deafferentation on mental imagery: a case study. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42742. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042742. Epub 2012 Aug 7.

Fourneret P, Paillard J, Lamarre Y, Cole J and Jeannerod M. Lack of conscious knowledge about one’s own actions in a haptically deafferented patient. Neuroreport, 2002, 13 (4), 541-7.

How vision and proprioception normal interact to guide movement and its agency.

Balslev D, Cole J, Miall RC. Proprioception contributes to the sense of agency during visual observation of hand movements: evidence from temporal judgments of action. J Cogn Neurosci. 2007 Sep;19(9):1535-41.

Balslev D, Miall RC, Cole J. Proprioceptive deafferentation slows down the processing of visual hand feedback. J Vis. 2007 Sep 28;7(5):12.1-7.

Sensory mechanisms in absence of large, myelinated nerve fibres.

IW and GL retain pain and temperature sensation, since their neuropathy appears to affect only large, myelinated fibres. This has led to a number of papers on their residual sensory function.

Olausson H, Cole J, Rylander K, McGlone F, Lamarre Y, Wallin BG, Krämer H, Wessberg J, Elam M, Bushnell MC, Vallbo A. Functional role of unmyelinated tactile afferents in human hairy skin: sympathetic response and perceptual localization. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Jan;184(1):135-40.

Cole J,  Bushnell MC, McGlone F, Elam M, Lamarre Y and Olausson H. Which afferents underpin the detection of low force monofilaments (von Frey hairs)? Muscle Nerve. 2006 Jul; 34 (1):105-7.

Olausson HW, Cole J, Vallbo A, McGlone F, Elam M, Krämer HH, Rylander K, Wessberg J, Bushnell MC. Unmyelinated tactile afferents have opposite effects on insular and somatosensory cortical processing. Neurosci Lett. 2008 May 9; 436(2):128-32. Epub 2008 Mar 12

Caetano G, Olausson H, Cole J. Jousmaki V and Hari R. Cortical responses to Adelta-fiber stimulation: magnetoencephalographic recordings in a subject lacking large myelinated afferents. Cereb Cortex, 2010 Aug;20(8):1898-903. Epub 2009 Dec 3.

Liljencrantz J, Bjornsdotter M, Morrison I, Bergstrand J, Ceko M, Seminovicz DA, Cole J, Bushnell CM and Olausson H. Altered C-tactile processing in human dynamic tactile allodynia.. Pain. 2013 Feb;154(2):227-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.10.024. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

Mancini F, Bauleo A, Cole J, Lui F, Porro CA, Haggard P and Iannetti GD. Whole-body mapping of spatial acuity for pain and touch.  Annals of Neurology, 2014, 75, 917-924.  DOI: 10.1002/ana.2417

These papers, involving Linkoping, Liverpool and NIH Bethesda, question conventional views of small fibres being solely underpinning the perception of pain.

Nagi S, Marshall AG, Makdan A, Jarocka E, Liljencrantz J, Ridderström M, Shaikh S, O’Neill F, Saade D, Donkervoort S, Foley AR, Minde J, Trulsson M, Cole J, Bönnemann CG, Chesler AT, Bushnell MC, McGlone F and Olausson H. An ultrafast system for signaling mechanical pain in human skin. .Science Advances  03 Jul 2019: Vol. 5, no. 7, eaaw1297DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw1297

Nagi S, Marshall AG, Makdan A, Jarocka E, Liljencrantz J, Ridderström M, Shaikh S, O’Neill F, Saade D, Donkervoort S, Foley AR, Minde J, Trulsson M, Cole J, Bönnemann CG, Chesler AT, Bushnell MC, McGlone F and Olausson H. Innocuous pressure sensation requires A-type afferents but not functional PIEZO2 channels in humans. Nature Communications in press.


Treede R-D and Cole JD – Dissociated secondary hyperalgesia in a subject with a large fibre sensory neuropathy. Pain, 53, 1993, 169-174.

Day, B. and Cole, J. Vestibular-evoked postural responses in the absence of somatosensory information. Brain, 2002, 125: 2081-2088.

Day BL, Guerraz M, Cole J. Sensory interactions for human balance control revealed by galvanic vestibular stimulation. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2002;508:129-37.

Body Image/Body Schema.

The body image and body schema are concepts of theoretical interest, rather than being neuroscienticfic terms. In this much cited paper, Shaun Gallagher and I made the case for IW’s paucity of schema without feedback, and its partial replacement by a modified body image.

Gallagher, S and Cole, J. Body Image and Body Schema in a Deafferented Subject, Journal of Mind and Behaviour, 1995, 16, (4), 369-390.

Gallagher S, Butterworth GE, Lew A and Cole J. Hand mouth coordination, congenital absence of limb and evidence for innate body schemas. Brain and Cognition, 38, 1998, 53-65.


IW’s gesture has been a long standing area of interest. Since he has replaced unconscious motor habits with cognitive control of movement, how far does this apply to that most expressive of movements, gesture?

Cole J, Gallagher, S., and McNeill, D. 2002. “Gesture following deafferentation: A phenomenologically informed experimental study,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 1 (1): 49-67.

Gallagher  S, Cole, J. and McNeill, D. 2002. “Social cognition and the primacy of movement revisited” (Comment). Trends in Cognitive Science, 6 (4): 155-56.

Bertenthal B, Cole J, Gallagher S & McNeill D. Behavioural Brain Sciences commentary on article by Michael Arbib, ‘From monkey lie action recognition to human language: An evolutionary frame for neuro-linguistics.’ Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2005, 28, 138-9 ‘Gesture-first, but no gestures?’

Ecological action.

More recently in a series of experiments with Chris Miall and others in Birmingham, we have tried to investigate more ecologically salient actions in IW and other deafferented participants.

Miall, R.C., Kitchen, N.M., Nam, SH, Cole, JD and Sarlegna F. Exp Brain Res (2018). Proprioceptive loss and the perception, control and learning of arm movements in humans: evidence from sensory neuronopathy.

Does proprioception influence human spatial cognition? A study on individuals with massive deafferentation.  Alix G Renault, Malika Auvray, Gaetan Parseihian, R Chris Miall, Jonathan Cole, Fabrice Sarlegna, Front. Psychol., 07 August 2018 |

Miall RC, Rosenthal O, Orstavik K, Cole J, Sarlegna FR. (2019) The role of haptic feedback in object manipulation: a study in chronically deafferented individuals when grasping and lifting objects.Exp Brain Res. 2019 Sep;237(9):2167-2184. doi: 10.1007/s00221-019-05583-2. Epub 2019 Jun 17

RC Miall, D Afanasyeva, JD Cole, P Mason. The role of somatosensation in automatic visuomotor control: a comparison of congenital and acquired sensory loss. under revision Exp Brain Res. 

RC Miall, D Afanasyeva, JD Cole, P MasonConscious body image and vision-based body schema: evidence from individuals with congenital and acquired neuropathy. In press Exp Brain res.

Pain Research.

In Southampton I was a research fellow looking at whether at a technique called spinal cord stimulation might be useful for pain after spinal cord injury. We concluded it as not from our clinical results and for physiological reasons.

Cole JD, Illis LS and Sedgwick EM – Pain produced by spinal cord stimulation in a patient with allodynia and pseudotabes.  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. and Psychiat. 1987, 50, 1083-1084.

Cole JD, Illis LS and Sedgwick EM – Intractable central pain in spinal cord injury is not relieved by spinal cord stimulation. Paraplegia, 29, (1991), 167-172.

Rose M, Robinson J, Ells J and Cole J D – Pain following spinal cord injury: Results from a postal survey. Pain, 34, (1988), 101-102.

Cole J D, Illis L S and Sedgwick E M – On the late failure of spinal cord stimulation for  deafferentation pain. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 4, 1992, 345-47.

This paper, from much later, showed that virtual re-embodiment, with recovery of perceived sensation and agency towards a missing limb is associated with reduced phantom limb pain.

Cole J, Crowle S, Austwick G and Henderson-Slater D. Exploratory findings in virtual induced agency for phantom limb pain. Disability & Rehabilitation, 2009, 31, 10, 846 – 854.


Foell J, Bekrater-Bodmann R, Flor H. & Cole J. Phantom limb pain after lower limb trauma: origins and treatments. Int J Lower Extrem Wounds, 2011.

Perry BN, Mercier C, Pettifer SR, Cole J, Tsao JW. Virtual Reality Therapies for Phantom Limb Pain. Eur J Pain. 2014 Aug;18(7):897-9. doi: 10.1002/ejp.559.


Whilst in Southampton I became interested in tremor related to various neurological conditions.

Cole JD, Philip HI and Sedgwick EM – The effect of frontoparietal lesions on stability and tremor in the finger.  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. and Psychiatr. 1988, 51, 1411-1419.

Cole JD, Philip HI and Sedgwick EM – Stability and tremor in the finger associated with cerebellar hemisphere and cerebellar tract lesions in man. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. and Psychiatr. 1988, 51, 1558-1568.

Cole JD, Illis LS and Sedgwick EM – Unilateral essential tremor after wrist immobilisation: A case report. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. and Psychiatr. 52, (1989), 286-7.

Clapham’s Sign first description.

Clapham L, Thomas S, Allen D, Arunachalam R, Cole J.Laryngol Otol. 2011 Jul;125(7):732-7. Facial muscle contraction in response to mechanical stretch after severe facial nerve injury: Clapham’s sign.

Faces and phenomenologically informed papers.

My interest in the face was expressed mainly through narrative and in my two books on the subject. But I have been involved in some more academic and empirical work in this area too.

Cole J. On ‘being faceless:’ selfhood and facial embodiment. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 1997, 4, (5-6), 467-484.

Cole J. ‘About Face’ reply to review,  Nature, 1998, Mar 5, 392: 6671.

Cole J. Living with difficulties of facial processing: some ontological consequences of  c    clinical facial problems. Pragmatics and Cognition, 2000, 8, (1), 237-260

Cole J. Self-Consciousness and the Body, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2000, 7, (6), 50-52.

Calder A, Keane J, Cole J, Campbell R. and Young A. Facial identity and expression recognition in Moebius Syndrome. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2000, 17, (1/2/3), 73-87.

Bate, S., Cook, S.J., Mole, J., & Cole, J. (2013).  First report of generalized face processing difficulties in Mobius sequence.  Plos One, 8 (4), e62656

More Philosophically informed papers.

Some papers have moved from neuroscience to more philosophically informed work too.

Cole J. Empathy needs a face. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2001, 8: 51-68.

Cole J, ‘From the ‘Outside In’. On the need for shared perspectives; a neurological view. Studies in Communication Sciences, 2004, 4, (2), 155-172.

Cole J. Wittgenstein’s neurophenomenology. Medical Humanities. 2007, 33, 59-64.

Cole, JD., and Montero, B. 2006.  Affective proprioception. Janus Head, 9, 2, 299-320.

Cole J. The phenomenology of agency and intention in the face of paralysis and insentience. Phenom. Cogn Sci 2007, 6, 309-325.

Cole J. and Gallagher S. “‘Nailing the Lie,’ that rigorous science and a humane approach do not go together.” Journal of Consciousness Studies, series on the work of contemporary neuroscientists. Vol.11, No.2, Feb 2004 (pp3-21).

Cole, J. Merleau-Ponty and neurological impairment. Revue de la Pensee d’aujourd’hui, 2008, 16-36, 212- 240

Cole, J. Phenomenology, neuroscience and impairment. Abstracta, 2, 2008, 20-33.

Cole J. Impaired embodiment and intersubjectivity. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences: Volume 8, Issue 3 (2009), Page 343- 360.

Gallagher S. and Cole J. Dissociation in self-narrative. Consciousness and Cognition. Conscious Cogn. 2011 Mar;20(1):149-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2010.10.003

Cole J. Pathways to the Reconstruction of Selfhood in Chronic Transformative Disability: The Example of Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2011, 18, 2, 74-78.

Cole J. Beyond the Face. Living with Visible Difference. ‘Kritische Berichte. Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften’ (Critical Inquiries) Berlin. 2012.

Cole J. Crit of Hammeroff, ‘Understanding Consciousness.’ Pragmatics and Cognition, 11, 2004. (pp 394-404).

Cole J. Imagination after neurological losses of movement and sensation: The experience of spinal cord injury. Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, 2005, 4, 2, 183-195.

Cole J. A neuroscientific perspective on medieval intimacies. Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies (2012) 3, 461–466

In this short letter, I managed to persuade Oliver Sacks to collaborate;

Cole J, Sacks O. Waterman I. On the immunity principle: a view from a robot. Trends in Cognitive Science, 2000, 4, (5), 167.

I have published around sixty chapters, of which this is a selection;

Cole JD. The pathophysiology of the autonomic nervous system in spinal cord injury. In Illis, Ed. Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury. Oxford University Press. 1987

Cole JD. Hemisphere lesions and tremor. In Findley L J and Koller W C Eds. Handbook of Tremor Disorders, Marcel Dekker, USA, 1995, pp 429-442.

Cole J and Paillard J. Living without touch and peripheral information about body position and movement: studies with deafferented subjects. In: Bermudez J, Eilan N and Marcel A Eds – ‘The Body and the Self.’ MIT Press, 1995, pp 245-266. Reprinted in paperback edition of ‘The Body and the Self.’  The MIT Press, 1998.

Engler G, Cole J and Merton WL. Spinal Cord Disease: Diagnosis and Management.  Dekker: New York, 1998.

Cole and Merton. Clinical neurophysiology in the diagnosis of spinal cord disease.

Cole. Pain associated with Spinal Cord Disease

Cole and Weller. Spinal cord disease: pathology and presentation.

Cole and Tromans. Sexual Problems associated with spinal cord disease.

Gallagher S. and Cole J. 1998. “Body Schema and Body Image in a Deafferented Subject,” in Body and Flesh: A Philosophical Reader, ed. Donn Welton (Oxford: Blackwell), pp. 131-147. Originally published in Journal of Mind and Behavior 16 (1995): 369-390;

Aschersleben G, Stenneken P, Col, J. & Prinz W. Timing mechanisms in sensorimotor synchronization. In W. Prinz & B. Hommel (Eds.), 2002, Common mechanisms in perception and action: Attention and Performance, Vol. XIX. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cole J. Tetraplegia and self-consciousness. Chapter 6 In Zahavi, D. and Grunbaum, T. 2004. The structure and development of self-consciousness. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp 105 – 122.

Cole J. Living without touch and proprioception. In 7th International Congress of the FM Alexander Technique, Congress Papers. Ed Anne Oppenheimer. London: STAT Books, pp 85-97.

Translated in German as, Ein Leben ohne Propriozeption und Beruhrungssin, Sehen and Bewegen, 3, Online, December 2006.

Cole J. On the relation of the body image to sensation and its absence.  In de Preester, H. and V. Knockaert. Body image and Body Schema.  Benjamins, 2005.

Cole J. British Pioneers of research into human haptic perception., in Grunwald, M. Human Haptic Perception. Basel: Birkhauser, 2007, chapter 3, pp 41-54.

Cole, J. The neuroscience and phenomenology of sensory loss. In Grunwald, M. Human Haptic Perception. Basel: Birkhauser, 2007, chapter 24, pp295-302

Cole J. Virtual & Augmented Reality, Phantom Experience and Prosthetics. In Neuroprostheses, Ed Gallagher, Desmond, McLachlan. London: Springer, 2007, p141-153.

Cole, J. ‘The role of the face in intersubjectivity; emotional communication and emotional experience – lessons from Moebius Syndrome. In ‘Enacting Intersubjectivity, a cognitive and social perspective.’ Eds Morganti, Carassa and Riva. IOS Press, 2008, Chapter 16, pp 237-250.

See also Shaun Gallagher, Brainstorming, 2008, Exeter: Imprint Academic. A series of interdisciplinary conversations with ‘some of the best minds of our time,’ Michael Arbib, Jonathan Cole, Christopher Frith, Michael Gazzaniga, Marc Jeannerod, Tony Marcel, the late Jacques Paillard, Jaak Panksepp and the late Francisco Varela.

Cole J. Proprioception. Oxford Companion to Consciousness.

Cole J. Agency in impairments of movement. 2010. Eds Gallagher and Schmicking, Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science. Dordrecht, New York etc.  p655-670.

Kapur N. Cole J, Manley T and Pascual-Leone A. Introduction, in Kapur, Manley, Pascual-Leone and Ramachandran, The Paradoxical Brain. Cambridge: CUP

Kapur N. Cole J, Manley T and Pascual-Leone A. Closing Chapter, in Kapur, Manley, Pascual-Leone and Ramachandran, The Paradoxical Brain. Cambridge: CUP

Cole J. The hand as a sensory exploratory tool. In Radman, Z. The hand as an organ of the mind. MIT Press, 2013.

Wiseman B and Cole J. Degas; Movement from the inside and out. With Boris Wiseman. For Helena de Preester, 2013, Moving Imagination. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Cole J. Large fiber sensory neuropathy. Encyclopedic of Neuroscience. Springer Verlag, Section Editor: Simon Gandevia. 2009. DOI:

Cole J. Proprioception, effect of neurological disease. For Encyclopedia of Neuroscience: proprioception. Springer Verlag, Section Editor: Simon Gandevia. 2009.

Cole, J. Large fibre sensory neuropathy, effect on proprioception. Encyclopaedia of Neuroscience: proprioception. Springer Verlag, Section Editor: Simon Gandevia. 2009. DOI:

Quaeghebeur L, Duncan S, Gallagher S, Cole J, & McNeill D. Aproprioception, gesture, and cognitive being, Chapter 194 in Mouton Handbook on Body – Language – Communication. Edited by: Cornelia Müller, Alan Cienki, Ellen Fricke, Silva Ladewig, David McNeill, and Sedinha Tessendorf. pp 2026–2048

Bogart K, Cole, J and Breigel W. On the consequences of living without facial expression. For Mouton Handbook on Body – Language – Communication, An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction.  Edited by: Cornelia Müller, Alan Cienki, Ellen Fricke, Silva Ladewig, David McNeill, and Sedinha Tessendorf, (2014), pp 1969–1982

Cole J., Morrison I, Perini I. and Olausson H. Insights from A-beta or C-fiber denervated subjects. In; Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents; Editors: Håkan Olausson, Johan Wessberg, India Morrison, and Francis McGlone. 2016. New York: Springer, p175-186

Cole J and Gallagher S. Narrative and Clinical Neuroscience; Can phenomenological approaches and empirical work cross-fertilize? For Whitehead  and Woods. The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, 2016. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p377-394.

Cole, J. The embodied and social self; insights on body image and body schema from neurological conditions. In Ataria and Gallagher, Body Image and Body Schema, forthcoming.