We seek to improve understanding of interactions between cognition and emotion, particularly in the context of individual differences. Investigation of the selective processes underlying people's construction of their environments has shown the primacy of emotional factors, with relevance for health and also for economic decision-making. Selective processes have in addition been explored in terms of cognitive performance tasks which appear to provide new insight into some aspects of disorders such as IBS. More generally, basic research on underlying psychological processes may assist with some elements both of the promotion of good health and of the management of some health problems. Other striking differences among individuals in the area of laterality have been investigated in terms both of their extent and their possible sources.
Research and Patient Liaison:
- Eleanor Chatburn
- Katya Malykhina, University of Pennsylvania
- Maura Lysaght, St Edmund Hall
- Sarah Atayero, Wadham College
- Ian Clemente, Harris Manchester College
- Susanna O'Brien, St Edmund Hall
New research students shortly to join our team:
Bella Yantcheva will be visiting from the University of Adelaide and will be investigating cognitive and other factors in food intolerance.
Prospective graduate students who are interested in applying to join the lab may contact Professor Maryanne Martin, by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in mind-body interactions and the relationship between cognition and health?
The Cognition and Health lab is looking for undergraduate students interested in doing an exciting internship in our lab.
We offer you the opportunity to be involved with a variety of activities. Depending on when you start and how long you will be working with us, you could be involved with literature searches, the development and set up of a research project, working on computerized tests, pilot testing, recruitment or data collection with participants. All of these activities will give you valuable insight into conducting experimental research.
You will also gain first-hand experience of testing participants with modern psychological procedures and paradigms.
The studies are looking at cognitive factors in healthy individuals and people with chronic illnesses.
We are looking for bright, personable and conscientious students, with an eye for detail and high motivation.
Type: Unpaid internship
Length: Between 5 -12 weeks depending on the needs of the projects and your level of commitment.
Dates: Holiday plans can be accommodated.
If you are interested, please contact Julia Henrich at j
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Cognition and Health Team
- Cognitive Factors in chronic illness (e.g., Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Asthma)
- Objects that We Value
- Handedness and Laterality
- Economic Decision Making and Emotion
- Mindfulness and Health
- Prof Gregory Jones – University of Warwick, UK
- Prof Marcus Munafò – University of Bristol, UK
- - University of Athens, Greece
- Dr Sarah Chapman – University College London, UK
- Dr Barbara Gabrys – Materials, University of Oxford, UK
- Chris Dawes – Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, UK
- Dr Nancy Puccinelli – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
- Prof Stan Maes - University of Leiden, The Netherlands
- Dr Veronique de Gucht - University of Leiden, The Netherlands
- Dr Marta Marques - University of Leiden, The Netherlands
- Dr Dominik Karos - Economics, University of Oxford, UK