Patricia L. Lockwood

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford


I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. I am investigating social learning and decision-making with Dr. Molly Crockett, Prof. Masud Husain and Prof. Matthew Rushworth.

Before my postdoc, I studied for a PhD at University College London on a 4-year Biomedical Sciences program funded by the Medical Research Council. My PhD was supervised by Prof. Essi Viding and Dr. Jonathan Roiser.

My research investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms that underpin how we interact with other people. I use a range of methods including behavioural paradigms, functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain stimulation and computational modelling. My current work focuses on how we process information about ourselves and other people and how individual differences in social cognition, such as empathy, determine our ability to do this.

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