Morein Lab

Advancing Cognitive Control and Mental Health Research

Our Focus

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

Very excited to begin working with Dr Amy L. Milton on Understanding Phenotypic Trait Differences and their Impact on Habitual Behaviour: A Fully Translational Approach (and thank you to the BBSRC for funding this). We will be looking to hire post-doctoral fellows in the near future - if interested do get in touch!

Congratulations to Peter on a great publication! Prefrontal cortex activation and stopping performance underlie the beneficial effects of atomoxetine on response inhibition in healthy and cocaine use disorder volunteers

Live Survey: participate in our study for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher. People differ in their attitudes and preferences for specific brands. In this project, we want to investigate whether there are any associations between attitudes and behaviours, and brand preference.

Congratulations to Hannah on publishing her paper! Gender of autistic individuals and the person rating them matters for first impressions - an important addition to the existing literature on the topic.



Recent Publications

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

Stopping a Response When You Really Care about the Action: Considerations from a Clinical Perspective (Morein-Zamir & Anholt, 2021). Details