UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Lucie Charles

Dr Lucie Charles

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2015

Research summary

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow of the British Academy, studying the cognitive processes related to metacognition, action awareness and freedom of choice. I study how we monitor our own actions and how it relates to our subjective experience of control over our behaviour. In a first line of research, I work on understanding what people know about their motor actions and what makes them confident in their own movements. In a second line of research, I investigate the neural correlates of volition, exploring the cognitive processes that enable people to make free decisions and evaluate their own freedom of choice.