Mark Stokes Death – University of Oxford Cognitive Neuroscience Professor Mark Stokes has sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He died leaving behind his family and loved ones in shock. He was announced dead on Sunday 18th December 2022 on Facebook by Gregory Hilton in a publication that reads “A heartfelt goodbye to Dr. Mark Stokes This is not political and in a brief time Professor Stokes made the world a better place”.
Mark Stokes Education
Mark graduated from the University of Melbourne with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 2003. He majored in English, Philosophy, and Psychology. Mark relocated to the United Kingdom in 2004 in order to pursue his doctoral studies at Cambridge University’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit with John Duncan and Rhodri Cusack. Mark was granted a Junior Research Fellowship at St. John’s College, Oxford in 2007.
During his time there, he collaborated with Kia Nobre in the Brain and Cognition Laboratory on research pertaining to attention and memory. Mark was given the title of University Research Lecturer and elected to a Science Research Fellowship at St. John’s College in addition to receiving an MRC Career Development Fellowship in 2012 to investigate the neural basis of selective inhibition as a principal investigator in Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology.
Mark Stokes Career
Mark studies the implications of selective attention on perception, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. Mark is particularly curious about how these foundational cognitive functions are integrated to provide adaptive behavior with a focus on achieving goals. As the Head of Attention Group in the Division of Experimental Psychology, Mark was responsible for overseeing a wide range of studies in the field of cognitive neuroscience.
The purpose of this research is to discover how the human brain is able to perform at such a high cognitive level. In order to monitor and stimulate brain activity with a high degree of temporal and spatial resolution, this study program employs a wide variety of supplemental methodologies.
Mark Stokes’ obituary will be released by the family
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