Mark Stokes is a senior research scientist at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, University of Oxford. As Head of the Attention Group, his research programme explores the brain mechanisms that control attentional selection for perception, memory, decision-making and conscious awareness. In addition to frontline research, he is also interested in public engagement. In 2012, he launched a neuroscience blog, The Brain Box, to discuss all matters mind and brain, covering research from his own lab as well as latest findings and controversies in the field. He has also been commissioned to contribute blog posts and comments to mainstream news providers, including the Guardian and The Independent.