Patricia L. Lockwood

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford


I am currently a Medical Research Council Fellow, Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. My research focuses on the psychological and neural mechanisms of social learning and decision-making.

I use a range of methods including behavioural paradigms, functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain stimulation, computational modelling, self-report and patient studies. In particular I am examining how we make decisions that affect ourselves and other people, and how individual differences in social cognition, such as empathy, determine our ability to do this. I also examine social cognition in patients with Parkinson's Disease and brain injury, as well as across the lifespan.

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