September 26, 2021

Harry Farmer

Harry Farmer, MSc 


From 2005 to 2008 I studied at the University of Bristol for a joint honours BSc in Psychology and  Philosophy.  Following this I began an MSc in  Psychological Research at the University of Oxford  which I completed  in September 2009.  I then spent a year working as Research and Special Project  Officer at City and Hackney Mind, a mental health charity, before beginning my PhD in Psychology at  Royal Holloway, University of London.

Research interests:

My main research interest is the role of the body in both cognition and conscious experience.

My current research focuses on how interactions with other people affect the experience of one’s own  body in sensation (e.g. sense of body-ownership)  and action (e.g. sense of agency), using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, in both normal and clinical populations.

I am supervised by Dr Manos Tsakiris and funded by the Volkswagen Foundations “European Platform  for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences and Humanities” as part of the “Narcissus & Echo: Self-Consciousness and the Inter-Subjective Body” project.

Contact details:

Phone: + 44 (0)1784 446627

Postal address: Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey,TW20 0EX



  • Farmer, H. & Tsakiris, M. (2013) Touching hands: A neurocognitive review of intersubjective touch. In Z. Radman (ed.), The Hand, an Organ of the Mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Farmer, H., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., & Tsakiris M. (2012). Beyond the colour of my skin: How skin colour affects the sense of body-ownership. Consciousness and Cognition (2012), click here to view
  • Farmer, H. & Tsakiris, M. (2012). The Bodily Social Self: A Link Between Phenomenal and Narrative Selfhood. Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 3, pp. 125–144. DOI: 10.1007/s13164-012-0092-5. click here for PDF
  • Möttönen, R., Farmer, H. & Watkins, K. E. (2010). Lateralization of motor excitability during observation of bimanual signs. Neuropsychologia48, 10, pp. 3173-7.