Advancing Cognitive Control and Mental Health Research
The Morein Lab aims to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of how problems with cognitive and response control can contribute to mental health conditions. Our research integrates experimental psychology, psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience . To date, our research has focused in particular on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Hoarding Disorder (HD). The lab is led by Dr Sharon Morein (aka Morein-Zamir) and is based at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
Current Research & News
Congratulations to Hannah Belcher! "Shining a light on a hidden population: Social functioning and mental health in women reporting autistic traits but lacking diagnosis" just accepted to Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Excited to welcome Emily Breese as a post doctoral research fellow who will be working to understand trait differences and their impact on habitual behaviour
Recent research has been featured in The Conversation - Hoarding: people with ADHD are more likely to have problems as well as in discussion in the Science Society on Clubhouse and in a webinar with Sean Fletcher as part of an Orchard OCD and Made of Millions Foundation webinar.
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Shining a light on a hidden population: Social functioning and mental health in women reporting autistic traits but lacking diagnosis (Belcher et al.) Details
Elevated levels of hoarding in ADHD: a special link with inattention. (Morein-Zamir et al., 2022). Details
Prefrontal cortex activation and stopping performance underlie the beneficial effects of atomoxetine on response inhibition in healthy and cocaine use disorder volunteers (Zhukovsky et al., 2021). Details
Camouflaging intent, first impressions, and age of ASC diagnosis in autistic men and women (Belcher et al., 2021). Details