BA/BSc (Hons), PhD
Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology
- Tutorial Fellow, New College
Mark's research explores the role of selective attention in perception, working memory and flexible decision-making. Mark is particularly interested in how these core cognitive functions are integrated for goal-directed adaptive behaviour.
As Head of Attention Group at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Mark coordinates a programme of cognitive neuroscientific research exploring the mechanisms that underpin high-level cognition in the human brain. This research programme exploits a broad range of complementary methods for measuring and stimulating brain activity with high temporal and spatial resolution. Mark's group are also exploring new directions to translate their research in fundamental cognitive neuroscience to psychiatric models of mood disorders.
Mark maintains a neuroscience blog, The Brain Box, to disseminate his own research to a more general audience, as well as to comment on other public-interest topics in neuroscience from the latest breakthroughs to ongoing controversies. Mark also co-hosts Brain Metrics at Nature. Mark also uses Twitter to engage his science with a wider public audience: @StokesNeuro.
Intrinsic neuronal dynamics predict distinct functional roles during working memory.
Wasmuht DF. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9
The Importance of Single-Trial Analyses in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Stokes M. and Spaak E., (2016), Trends Cogn Sci, 20, 483 - 486
A pilot study of the effect of short-term escitalopram treatment on brain metabolites and gamma-oscillations in healthy subjects.
Maron E. et al, (2016), J Psychopharmacol, 30, 579 - 580
Distinct Mechanisms for Distractor Suppression and Target Facilitation.
Noonan MP. et al, (2016), J Neurosci, 36, 1797 - 1807
Testing sensory evidence against mnemonic templates.
Myers NE. et al, (2015), Elife, 4