Mr Nahian Chowdhury
Conjoint Associate Lecturer

Mr Nahian Chowdhury

Doctor of Philosophy 

Master of Clinical Psychology 

Medicine & Health
School of Medical Sciences

Dr Nahian Chowdhury is a postdoctoral research fellow. Dr Chowdhury’s work involves the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to understand the neural mechanisms for pain and cognitive control. Specifically, he is interested in how cognitive control mediates the neural and subjective response to pain. Dr Chowdhury is passionate about translating research into clinical practice, with the aim of finding brain biomarkers for cognitive control and pain that will be used diagnostically or be used as targets for therapies such as repetitive brain stimulation.

  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Chattopadhyay A; Majumder S; Chandak C; Chowdhury N, 2014, 'Constructive Reversible Logic Synthesis for Boolean Functions with Special Properties', in Reversible Computation, Springer International Publishing, pp. 95 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08494-7_8
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Blaszczynski A; Harris JA, 2021, 'Motor cortex dysfunction in problem gamblers', Addiction Biology, vol. 26, pp. e12871, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/adb.12871
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chowdhury NS; Luu W; Palmisano S; Ujike H; Kim J, 2021, 'Spatial presence depends on ‘coupling’ between body sway and visual motion presented on head-mounted displays (HMDs)', Applied Ergonomics, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103355
    Journal articles | 2021
    He JL; Hirst RJ; Puri R; Coxon J; Byblow W; Hinder M; Skippen P; Matzke D; Heathcote A; Wadsley CG; Silk T; Hyde C; Parmar D; Pedapati E; Gilbert DL; Huddleston DA; Mostofsky S; Leunissen I; MacDonald HJ; Chowdhury NS; Gretton M; Nikitenko T; Zandbelt B; Strickland L; Puts NAJ, 2021, 'OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition Task', BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13428-021-01680-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Harris JA, 2020, 'Stop signal task training strengthens gaba-mediated neurotransmission within the primary motor cortex', Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 32, pp. 1984 - 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01597
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nikitenko T; Chowdhury N; Puri R; He JL, 2020, 'Response inhibition in humans: a whistle stop review', Journal of neurophysiology, vol. 123, pp. 861 - 864, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00572.2019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Seminowicz D; Bilska K; Chowdhury N; Skippen P; Millard S; Chiang AKI; Chen S; Furman A; Schabrun S, 2020, 'A novel cortical biomarker signature for predicting pain sensitivity: protocol for the PREDICT longitudinal analytical validation study', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.18.20024695
    Journal articles | 2020
    Seminowicz DA; Bilska K; Chowdhury NS; Skippen P; Millard SK; Chiang AKI; Chen S; Furman AJ; Schabrun SM, 2020, 'A novel cortical biomarker signature for predicting pain sensitivity: Protocol for the PREDICT longitudinal analytical validation study', Pain Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000833
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tran DMD; Chowdhury NS; McNair NA; Harris JA; Livesey EJ, 2020, 'Linking cortical and behavioural inhibition: Testing the parameter specificity of a transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol', Brain Stimulation, vol. 13, pp. 1381 - 1383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.07.010
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chowdhury N; Livesey E; Harris J, 2019, 'Erratum to the abstract, “The relationship between short interval intra-cortical inhibition and stopping ability” (Brain Stimulation (2019) 12(2) (445), (S1935861X18308623), (10.1016/j.brs.2018.12.443))', Brain Stimulation, vol. 12, pp. 832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2019.02.024
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chowdhury N; Livesey E; Harris J, 2019, 'The relationship between short interval intra-cortical inhibition and stopping ability', Brain Stimulation, vol. 12, pp. 445 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2018.12.443
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Harris JA, 2019, 'Contralateral and Ipsilateral Relationships between Intracortical Inhibition and Stopping Efficiency', Neuroscience, vol. 415, pp. 10 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.07.013
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Harris JA, 2019, 'Individual differences in intracortical inhibition during behavioural inhibition', Neuropsychologia, vol. 124, pp. 55 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.01.008
    Journal articles | 2019
    He J; Fuelscher I; Coxon J; Teo W; Barhoun P; Enticott P; Chowdhury N; Hyde C, 2019, 'Interindividual differences in both resting-state intracortical and interhemispheric inhibition predicts individual differences in relevant motor performance', Brain Stimulation, vol. 12, pp. 477 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2018.12.555
    Journal articles | 2019
    He JL; Fuelscher I; Coxon J; Chowdhury N; Teo WP; Barhoun P; Enticott P; Hyde C, 2019, 'Individual differences in intracortical inhibition predict motor-inhibitory performance', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 237, pp. 2715 - 2727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-019-05622-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Blaszczynski A; Harris JA, 2018, 'Variations in response control within at-risk gamblers and non-gambling controls explained by GABAergic inhibition in the motor cortex', Cortex, vol. 103, pp. 153 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.03.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Blaszczynski A; Harris JA, 2017, 'Pathological Gambling and Motor Impulsivity: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis', Journal of Gambling Studies, vol. 33, pp. 1213 - 1239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10899-017-9683-5
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chowdhury NS; Marlow PJ; Kim J, 2017, 'Translucency and the perception of shape', Journal of Vision, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/17.3.17
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kim J; Tan K; Chowdhury NS, 2016, 'Image statistics and the fine lines of material perception', i-Perception, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041669516658047
  • Preprints |
    Chowdhury N; Chang W-J; Millard SK; Skippen P; Bilska K; Seminowicz DS; Schabrun SM, The Influence of Experimental Pain on Primary Motor Cortex Function: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-33009/v1
    Preprints |
    Chowdhury NS; Rogasch NC; Chiang A; Millard SK; Skippen P; Chang W-J; Bilska K; Si E; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, The influence of somatosensory and auditory evoked potentials on concurrent transcranial-magnetic stimulation – electroencephalography recordings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.17.469035
    Preprints |
    Chowdhury NS; Skippen P; Si E; Chiang A; Millard SK; Furman AJ; Chen S; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, The reliability of two prospective cortical biomarkers for pain: EEG peak alpha frequency and TMS corticomotor excitability, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.06.22271797
    Preprints |
    He J; Hirst R; Puri R; Coxon JP; Byblow WD; Hinder MR; Skippen P; Matzke D; Heathcote A; Wadsley C; Silk T; Hyde C; Parmar D; Pedapati E; Gilbert D; Huddleston D; Mostofsky SH; Leunissen I; MacDonald H; Chowdhury N; Gretton MB; Nikitenko T; Zandbelt B; Strickland LJG; Puts N, OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition task, http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fzdp2

2020 – ACNS Emerging Researcher Award

2019 – Sydney University Publication Prize

2018- International Graduate Accommodation award for the 3rd International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society

2017 – Travel award for Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) Conference

2017 – Sydney University PsychFEST Best Presentation

2016 – Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference Best Presentation

2015 – The University Medal

The PREDICT Project: A novel cortical biomarker signature for predicting pain sensitivity

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the second most common musculoskeletal pain condition and is associated with pain and tenderness of the jaw. Although a number of biological factors have shown an association with chronic TMD in cross-sectional and case control studies, there are currently no biomarkers that can predict the development of chronic symptoms. Because of the difficulty in treating chronic pain, development of brain signal predictive biomarkers is of growing interest. The PREDICT project will aim to develop a predictive biomarker signature of pain severity and duration using two commonly available techniques – electroencephalogram (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) – and perform initial clinical validation in first onset TMD. The biomarker could have utility in identifying patients at high risk of transitioning from acute to chronic pain and has additional potential for clinical application in the treatment and prevention of chronic pain.

Statistical Component for Ocular Imaging and Applied Vision Science