SARAH-JAYNE BLAKEMORE received a bachelor’s degree with homors in experimental psychology from Oxford University and her doctorate in 2000 from University College London. She is currently a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.
Blakemore’s research centers on social cognitive neuroscience. Her group at UCL studies the development of mentalizing, action understanding, and executive function during adolescence, using a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging methods. A second focus of their research is on social cognitive deficits in autism. Blakemore is co-author (with Uta Frith) of The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education.