Entries by Annabel Songco

Oxford Town and Gown 10k

This year the OCEAN Lab participated in the Oxford 10k Town and Gown race, which is an annual event that raises money in aid of the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK. The ‘OCEAN’s Eleven’ team did a fantastic job on the day, navigating the 10km route around the scenic parks and rivers of Oxford. Well done […]

MQ: Transforming Mental Health 2017

Elaine Fox, Sam Parsons, and Annabel Songco presented at MQ’s Annual Science Meeting, which was held in London in February 2017. The two day event brought together leading experts from across the world of mental health research, from a diverse range of disciplines, to discuss how innovative research can drive improvements to outcomes and inform […]

Merry Christmas from the OCEAN Lab

This year we celebrated the festive season with a delicious Christmas feast at a local pub. In 2016, we welcomed to the OCEAN Lab team – Sam Hall-McMaster who joined as a DPhil student, Alex Temple McCune who joined as a Masters student, and two visiting students from the Netherlands. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas […]

Cognitive Bias Symposium

The OCEAN Lab recently hosted an exciting symposium at the Department of Experimental Psychology in Oxford to discuss the latest developments in Cognitive Bias research. The symposium featured talks from international guest speakers – Dr Patrick Clarke (University of Western Australia), Dr Lies Notebaert (University of Western Australia), Dr Janna Vrijsen (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands), […]

OCEAN Lab Away Day

We recently went on an OCEAN Lab Away Day to the beautiful region of the Cotswolds. This special day was a nice opportunity for the group to spend some time together, share ideas, discuss potential collaborations, and most importantly have some fun! We started the day off by having some morning tea and coffee in […]

The Why Factor: Fear vs. Fact

Elaine features in the BBC World Service’s latest instalment of The Why Factor. In the episode – entitled Fear vs. Fact – presenter Mike Williams asks if we now live in a post-factual age — where messages of fear dominate and the truth goes unspoken or unheard. He investigates the ‘Backfire Effect’ which means that […]

BAP 2016 Summer Meeting

Desiree Spronk attended the Summer Meeting of the British Association for Psychopharmacology which was held from 17th- 20th of July, 2016 in Brighton. The main purpose of the visit was to learn about the latest psycho-pharmacological and neurocognitive research in Great Britain, specifically in relation to addictive and binge eating behaviours. It was a very […]

Dr Desiree Spronk

On the 9th of March 2016, Desiree Spronk successfully defended her thesis titled: ‘Individual differences in the acute effects of cannabis and cocaine on cognitive control’. In her PhD, Desiree investigated how acute administration of cannabis and cocaine affect a number of cognitive control functions in regular users. The defense was held in the Aula […]