In September 2015 I'm starting a faculty position at the Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging at UCL.

My research aims to understand the psychological, neural and computational basis of self-awareness and metacognition.

Self-awareness if often impaired in disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease, leading to loss of control and harming interactions with others. We develop methods to rigorously study self-awareness in the lab using the toolbox of experimental psychology and neuroscience. This allows us to break down self-awareness into constituent parts such as confidence, error monitoring and control, and understand how these components emerge from the interaction of different brain regions. We are also interested in how metacognition operates across different domains, such as perception and memory, and how it contributes to a sense of responsibility for our actions.

We combine theoretical modeling with a range of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience approaches including functional and structural MRI, TMS, MEG and eye-tracking. 

I am currently supported by a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship at University of Oxford. Since 2011 I have been visiting Nathaniel Daw's lab at New York University. I am Executive Director of the ASSC, and I occasionally blog at The Elusive Self.

Please check out my research page and CV for more details.


T: +1 347 662 9919

E: sf102 [at]

A: Center for Neural Science, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10010, USA