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Robert Mok


DPhil student


Robert Mok is a graduate student at the Brain & Cognition Lab, supervised by Kia Nobre, and is based at New College.

Rob is interested in the cognitive neuroscience of attention and working memory. His doctoral work investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie flexible control over visual and affective information in perception and working memory, in the context healthy ageing. To tackle these questions, he uses behavioural methods, computational modelling and neuroimaging including fMRI and MEG. He is part of the Cognitive Health in Ageing Project (CHA) and studies the neural mechanisms that underlie cognitive function and emotional processing in old age and mood disorders.

Rob grew up in Hong Kong. He completed his undergraduate studies at University College London (UCL), where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He also obtained an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences at Birkbeck and UCL, doing his Master’s project and a research assistantship with the late Professor Jon Driver and Dr. Vincenzo Romei at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL.