About Me

I’m a cognitive neuroscientist at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, working in the Neuroscience and Mental Health group.

I’m currently looking for a position in data science/analysis in London. I know lots of things about data, statistics, machine learning, Bayes, web development, Python, R, minds, and brains. If you’re looking for someone who knows these things, get in touch!

Interests

  • Decision-Making & Inference
  • Action & EEG
  • Metacognition & Consciousness
  • Bayes, Python & R

Experience

  • Postdoc | 2017 - Now |
    Self-Initiated Action

    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

  • Postdoc | 2015 - 2017 |
    Consciousness & Metacognition

    Institute of Philosophy, University of London

  • PhD Psychology | 2012 - 2015 |
    Conflict in Reasoning

    Queen's University Belfast

  • BSc Psychology | 2009 - 2012 |

    Queen's University Belfast

Recent Posts

Why does logistic regression overfit in high-dimensions?

Asymptotes, perfect separation, and the curse of dimensionality

Frequentist and Bayesian Hypothesis Testing

All the basics, and why you should always worry about multiple comparisons

Group coordination, automatic clustering, and scikit-learn

Using machine learning to study how people march in time

Online Experiments #2: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Simplicity vs Flexibility

Online Experiments #1: How the Web Works

It’s always been useful to be able to run experiments online. Post COVID-19, it’s essential.

Online Experiments

Studies I’ve run online (but only the fun ones)

Social Tasting

A big one. Tablet-based interactive social wine-tasting experiment. Tate Modern, 2017.

Mazeum

An enhanced questionnaire looking at memory for virtual environments

Waiting Games

A series of fun experiments on the timing of self-initiated actions. With animations.

Mouse-Tracking

Using cursor-tracking to study the dynamics of conflict during decision-making

The Rest

Some other experiments that don’t get a post of their own

Research

Some of the topics I’ve been working on

Voluntary Action, Evidence Accumulation, and Decision-Making

How does the brain initiate actions without external cues?

Conscious Awareness and Learning from Experience

What’s the point of being conscious?

Dynamics of Conflict in Reasoning

Movements of the hand reveal conflict in the mind

Publications

(2020). How social contexts affect cognition: mentalizing interferes with sense of agency during voluntary action. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

DOI

(2020). Racial bias in face perception is sensitive to instructions but not introspection. Consciousness and Cognition.

PDF DOI

(2020). The Readiness Potential reflects expectation, not uncertainty, in the timing of action. bioRxiv.

PDF Preprint

(2019). Do readiness potentials happen all the time?. NeuroImage.

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