Brain & Cognition (Nobre Lab)
I am a DPhil student in the Brain and Cognition Lab, headed by Kia Nobre, based at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, part of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging.
My previous work has investigated memory-guided attention to try to understand how memories and expectations dynamically guide visual perception and attention. To investigate this, I have used behavioural, eye-tracking, EEG (electro-encephalography) and MEG (magneto-encephalography) to investigate the neural mechanisms underpinning these behaviours.
My doctoral work will focus primarily on trying to understand how deep brain areas are associated with surface cortical activity in memory-guided attention, using simultaneous EEG-fMRI recordings to examine the relationship between sub-cortical BOLD activity and cortical neuronal oscillations.
I did my BA in Experimental Psychology at New College, Oxford (2012-2015) before working as a Research Assistant on the 'Premembering' project in the B&C Lab until 2018.
I also have a strong interest in the use of large, pre-existing datasets to enhance mental health treatments and care. I worked part-time on a collaboration with researchers at Yale to further investigate the association between exercise and mental health.
Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms.
Chekroud SR. and Chekroud AM., (2018), JAMA Psychiatry, 75, 1091 - 1092
Decoding the influence of anticipatory states on visual perception in the presence of temporal distractors.
van Ede F. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9
Benefits of flexible prioritization in working memory can arise without costs.
Myers NE. et al, (2018), J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 44, 398 - 411