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Frank Wilson made the care of performing artists, and other professionals whose work depends on what they do with their hands, the focus of his research and neurological practice for over 25 years. Through his many collaborations, publications, and presentations he has been influential in bringing researchers, practitioners, and educators in a broad range of disciplines into closer theoretical and practical contact. He has served as Visiting Professor of Neurology at the University of Düsseldorf; Medical Director of the Health Program for Performing Artists at the University of California, San Francisco; and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture, published by Pantheon Books in 1998; he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2012; and was a Goldman Sachs Senior Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation in 2013.

Upcoming Conferences Include:

Hand, Brain, & Self: Human Skill in the Evolution of Consciousness
Monte Verità CSF Conference "Hand, Brain and Technology", 
Ascona, Switzerand, September 7-12, 2014

Follow link to abstract here.


Helping Hands - Wonders and Woes of Prosthetic Technologies
9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Stanford University, January 15-19, 2015

Follow link to abstract here.



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