July 3, 2022

Research Overview, Funding and Collaborations

The work of the lab focuses on the neural processes that underlie the control of movement, learning and decision-making in the human brain. Our work tests ideas based on frameworks that integrate behaviour, neurobiology and theory. The methods used include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and behavioural methods that systematically investigate learning and decision-making.

Our current work is focused on the role of the cortico-cerebellar system in the acquisition of cognitive and motor skills, the anatomy and evolution of the human brain, and on circuitry that supports social cognition. A number of other projects on other themes have also been completed (please see ‘Publications’ above).

Most of the funding for our work comes from substantial project grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and we have also been supported by the Royal Society, by studentships from the Royal Holloway-St Georges Strategic Alliance and from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The work has also benefited from UK and international interdisciplinary collaborations (see ‘Collaborators’ tab under ‘People’). We are particularly grateful to the England and Wales Cricket Board ¬†for the opportunity of collaborating with them to study cognitive and motor skills in sport.