Alex is a postdoctoral researcher at University College London, working with Professor Oliver Robinson in the Neuroscience and Mental Health group. She previously completed a DPhil in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, focusing on eating disorders and compulsivity, and has an MSc in Neuroscience and a BA in Psychology and Philosophy. She is interested in exploring cognition (such as learning and decision-making) and how it may differ in those who experience mental illness. Her interests include eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, computational psychiatry, intolerance of uncertainty, compulsivity, catastrophising, and cognitive neuroscience.
Alexandra Pike, Alexis An Yee Low and Jonathan Roiser critically appraise a recent n-of-1 study on ‘brain pacemakers for depression’, which received extensive press coverage earlier this month. The case study looks at deep brain stimulation (closed-loop neuromodulation) in an individual with treatment-resistant depression.[read the full story...]