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.
Concurrent visual and motor selection during visual working memory guided action.
van Ede F. et al, (2019), Nat Neurosci, 22, 477 - 483
Temporally Unconstrained Decoding Reveals Consistent but Time-Varying Stages of Stimulus Processing.
Vidaurre D. et al, (2019), Cereb Cortex, 29, 863 - 874
Selective inhibition of distracting input.
Noonan MP. et al, (2018), Behav Brain Res, 355, 36 - 47
Intrinsic neuronal dynamics predict distinct functional roles during working memory.
Wasmuht DF. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9
Decoding the influence of anticipatory states on visual perception in the presence of temporal distractors.
van Ede F. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9