James Madog Harris

James Madog Harris
University of Luxembourg · Psychosocial Stress and Health

MRes Cognitive Neuroscience- University of West of Scotland Msc Sport & Exercise Psychology- University of Stirling- MSc Psychology of Mental Health- University of Edinburgh, BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics - University of Bath


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October 2019 - October 2020
University of the West of Scotland
Field of study
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
September 2017 - July 2018
University of Stirling
Field of study
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
September 2016 - October 2016
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion with BPS accreditation)


Publication (1)
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The OP was intended to create awareness about cannabis use patterns in Luxembourg and cross-cultural issues of replicating drug policy in a different country. It was also for me to practice writing about an issue I care about to a wider audience.


Projects (2)
Humans have the ability to project themselves in future situations to potentiate the development and maintenance of goal-oriented behaviors. This project aims to identify the core network of brain regions mediating episodic future thinking when being used to simulate daily-life sustainable behaviors.
To date, the effects of cannabis use and physical activity on cognitive domains have been studied separately. Yet, there are good reasons why one should study these two lifestyle factors simultaneously: 1. Appear to share biological pathways via the endocannabinoid system. 2. Appear to have 'contrasting' effects on executive function. 3. Existing social constructs of the "stoner" and the "athlete" assumes choosing one lifestyle factor can influence the individual's behaviour towards the other lifestyle factor. 4. To provide public health guidelines regarding 'compensatory' lifestyle choices. Our choice to focus on EEG research is based on the instrument's excellent temporal resolution, allowing us to identify the subtle ways in which physical activity and cannabis use may alter each other's effects on the brain. Our hope is that this project will provide useful insight on two of today's most important public health issues: the legalisation of recreational cannabis and the ongoing struggle against sedentary behaviour.