We are a cognitive neuroscience lab based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London led by Dr. Stephen Fleming. Our research focuses on understanding the human brain's capacity for conscious awareness and metacognition, and how these mechanisms are altered in disorders of mental health.
Metacognition refers to the ability to reflect on, monitor and control other cognitive processes, often in the absence of feedback from the outside world. By designing innovative experiments we aim to deconstruct metacognition into its component parts, such as how we recognise our errors and develop beliefs about our skills and abilities.
We combine theoretical models with a range of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience approaches including functional and structural MRI, TMS, M/EEG and eye tracking. We are strongly committed to translating our research findings into benefits for mental health and wider society.