Dr Nahian Chowdhury

Dr Nahian Chowdhury

Conjoint Lecturer

Doctor of Philosophy 

Master of Clinical Psychology 

Medicine & Health
School of Biomedical 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, and to treat pain. Dr Chowdhury is passionate about translating research into clinical practice, with the aim of finding brain biomarkers for 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 | 2024
    Tran DMD; Chowdhury NS; Harris JA; Livesey EJ, 2024, 'The effect of staircase stopping accuracy and testing environment on stop-signal reaction time', Behavior Research Methods, 56, pp. 500 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13428-022-02058-1
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chowdhury NS; Chiang AKI; Millard SK; Skippen P; Chang W-J; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2023, 'Combined transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography reveals alterations in cortical excitability during pain', eLife, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/elife.88567.3
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chowdhury NS; Chiang AKI; Millard SK; Skippen P; Chang WJ; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2023, 'Combined transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography reveals alterations in cortical excitability during pain', eLife, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.88567
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chowdhury NS; Skippen P; Si E; Chiang AKI; Millard SK; Furman AJ; Chen S; Schabrun SM; Seminowicz DA, 2023, 'The reliability of two prospective cortical biomarkers for pain: EEG peak alpha frequency and TMS corticomotor excitability', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2022.109766
    Journal articles | 2023
    Loomes M; Tran DMD; Chowdhury NS; Birney DP; Harris JA; Livesey EJ, 2023, 'Is cortical inhibition in primary motor cortex related to executive control?', Cortex, 160, pp. 100 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.12.013
    Journal articles | 2023
    Schabrun SM; Si E; Millard SK; Chiang AKI; Chen S; Chowdhury NS; Seminowicz DA, 2023, 'Intramuscular injection of nerve growth factor as a model of temporomandibular disorder: nature, time-course, and sex differences characterising the pain experience', Neurobiology of Pain, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ynpai.2023.100117
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chang WJ; Adie S; Naylor JM; Chowdhury N; Finn H; Rizzo RRN; O'Hagan E; Schabrun SM, 2022, 'Feasibility and safety of combining repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and quadriceps strengthening exercise for chronic pain in knee osteoarthritis: A study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, 12, pp. e062577, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062577
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chowdhury NS; Chang WJ; Millard SK; Skippen P; Bilska K; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2022, 'The Effect of Acute and Sustained Pain on Corticomotor Excitability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Group and Individual Level Data', Journal of Pain, 23, pp. 1680 - 1696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2022.04.012
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chowdhury NS; Rogasch NC; Chiang AKI; Millard SK; Skippen P; Chang WJ; Bilska K; Si E; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2022, 'The influence of sensory potentials on transcranial magnetic stimulation – Electroencephalography recordings', Clinical Neurophysiology, 140, pp. 98 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2022.05.015
    Journal articles | 2022
    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, 2022, 'OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition Task', Behavior Research Methods, 54, pp. 1530 - 1540, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13428-021-01680-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chowdhury N, 2021, 'SY1.7. Rewiring pain through non-invasive brain stimulation', Clinical Neurophysiology, 132, pp. e40 - e40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2021.02.026
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chowdhury NS; Livesey EJ; Blaszczynski A; Harris JA, 2021, 'Motor cortex dysfunction in problem gamblers', Addiction Biology, 26, 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, 92, pp. 103355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103355
    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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 17, pp. 17 - 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, 7, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041669516658047
  • Preprints | 2024
    Chowdhury NS; Bi C; Furman AJ; Chiang AKI; Skippen P; Si E; Millard SK; Margerison SM; Spies D; Keaser ML; Da Silva JT; Chen S; Schabrun SM; Seminowicz DA, 2024, A novel cortical biomarker signature accurately and reliably predicts individual pain sensitivity: The PREDICT longitudinal analytical validation study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2024.06.16.24309005
    Preprints | 2024
    Chowdhury NS; Millard SK; de Martino E; Larsen DB; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM; Andrade DCD; Graven-Nielsen T, 2024, POSTERIOR-SUPERIOR INSULA REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION REDUCES EXPERIMENTAL TONIC PAIN AND PAIN-RELATED CORTICAL INHIBITION IN HUMANS, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2024.05.14.594260
    Preprints | 2024
    Chowdhury NS; Taseen K; Chiang A; Chang W-J; Millard SK; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2024, A 5-day course of rTMS before pain onset ameliorates future pain and increases sensorimotor peak alpha frequency., , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2024.06.11.598596
    Preprints | 2024
    Millard S; Chiang AKI; Chowdhury N; Chang W-J; Furman A; De Martino E; Graven-Nielsen T; Schabrun S; Seminowicz D, 2024, Peak alpha frequency is not significantly altered by five days of experimental pain and repetitive transcranial stimulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2024.06.14.599003
    Preprints | 2023
    Chowdhury NS; Chiang AK; Millard SK; Skippen P; Chang W-J; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2023, Alterations in cortical excitability during pain: A combined TMS-EEG Study., , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.04.20.537735
    Preprints | 2023
    Chowdhury NS; Chiang AKI; Millard SK; Skippen P; Chang W-J; Seminowicz DA; Schabrun SM, 2023, Alterations in cortical excitability during pain: A combined TMS-EEG Study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/elife.88567.2
    Preprints | 2023
    Millard S; Chiang AKI; Humburg P; Chowdhury N; Rehan R; Furman A; Mazaheri A; Schabrun S; Seminowicz D, 2023, Effects of nicotine compared to placebo gum on sensitivity to pain and mediating effects of peak alpha frequency, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.08.11.552723
    Preprints | 2023
    Millard SK; Chiang AKI; Humburg P; Chowdhury N; Rehan R; Furman AJ; Mazaheri A; Schabrun SM; Seminowicz DA, 2023, Effects of nicotine compared to placebo gum on sensitivity to pain and mediating effects of peak alpha frequency, , http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/elife.91933
    Preprints | 2023
    Millard SK; Chiang AKI; Humburg P; Chowdhury N; Rehan R; Furman AJ; Mazaheri A; Schabrun SM; Seminowicz DA, 2023, Effects of nicotine compared to placebo gum on sensitivity to pain and mediating effects of peak alpha frequency, , http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/elife.91933.1
    Preprints | 2022
    Chowdhury N; Skippen P; Si E; Chiang A; Millard S; Furman A; Chen S; Seminowicz D; Schabrun S, 2022, 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 | 2022
    Schabrun SM; Si E; Millard SK; Chiang AKI; Chen S; Chowdhury NS; Seminowicz DA, 2022, Intramuscular injection of nerve growth factor as a model of temporomandibular disorder: nature, time-course, and sex differences characterising the pain experience, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2022.12.13.520244
    Preprints | 2021
    Chowdhury N; Rogasch N; Chiang A; Millard S; Skippen P; Chang W-J; Bilska K; Si E; Seminowicz D; Schabrun S, 2021, 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 | 2021
    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, 2021, OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition task, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fzdp2
    Preprints | 2020
    Chowdhury N; Chang W-J; Millard SK; Skippen P; Bilska K; Seminowicz DS; Schabrun SM, 2020, 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

2024 - Co-Investigator for a grant titled "Efficacy of home-based transcranial direct current stimulation on knee osteoarthritis" funded by Arthritis Australia. 

2024 - Chief Investigator for project titled "Alterations in cortical excitability during acute pain" funded by BrainBox Initiative 

2022 - Brainbox Research Challenge Award Runner Up

2021 - Faculty of Science Prize for Outstanding Thesis (Psychology), University of Sydney

2021 - Tasman Lovell Medallion for Best Thesis in Psychology, University of Sydney

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: Analytical validation of a novel cortical biomarker signature for predicting pain sensitivity

The EXCITE Project: Does repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation have a protective effect when delivered prior to pain?

The REVAMP Project: Understanding the physiological mechanisms underlying the analgesic effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation 

The BRAINBOX Project: Characterising brain changes during sustained pain

 

My Research Supervision

Two ILP Honours Students 

My Teaching

Statistics in R

Psychological Interventions