I am a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology and Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging where I lead the Metacognition Group.
The question that drives most of what we do in the lab is: what supports the remarkable capacity for human self-awareness? To address this question we combine experimental and theoretical approaches (psychophysics, computational modelling, neuroimaging) to understand how people become self-aware of aspects of their cognition and behaviour (such as perception, memory and decision-making), and why such awareness is often impaired in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Current interests focus on understanding contributions of human prefrontal cortex to metacognition, and how self-awareness and social cognition may share a core neurocomputational basis.
On the web
- Dogmatism manifests in lowered information search under uncertainty. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2009641117
- Calibrating the experimental measurement of psychological attributes Nature Human Behaviour DOI: 10.1038/s41562-020-00976-8
- Theories of consciousness are solutions in need of problems Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-3 DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2020.1841744
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