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Vinh Nguyen

I completed a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland in 2014 under the supervision of Prof Ross Cunnington and Prof. Michael Breakspear. My PhD project examined neural responses across modalities with a focus on the integration of EEG and fMRI to investigate brain network underlying face processing and preparation of voluntary movement. 

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, under the Translational Neuroscience Group led by Dr. Christine Guo. My research involves the integration of multimodal neuroimaging (f/MRI, M/EEG) together with physiological recordings (Heart rate, skin conductance) to study functional brain networks in healthy participants as well as patients with dementia and epilepsy. 


Systems Neuroscience Group
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
300 Herston Rd
Herston QLD 4006


Guo CC, Hyett MP, Nguyen VT, Parker G, Breakspear M (2016). Distinct neurobiological signatures of brain connectivity in depression subtypes during natural viewing of emotionally salient films. Psychological Medicine (in press).
Hyett MP, Parker G, Guo CC, Zalesky A, Nguyen VT, Yuen T, Breakspear M (2015). Disrupted Neuronal Adaptation in Melancholia during Emotional Film Viewing NeuroImage: Clinical (in press). 

Nguyen VT, Breakspear M, Hu X, Guo CC (2015) The integration of the internal and external milieu in the insula during dynamic emotional experiences. NeuroImage 124: 455-463. 

Breakspear M, Roberts G, Green MJ, Nguyen VT, Frankland A, Levy F, Lenroot R, Mitchell PB (2015). Network dysfunction of emotional and cognitive processes in those at genetic risk of bipolar disorder. Brain 138: 3427-3439. 

Guo, CC, Hyett MP, Nguyen VT, Parker G, Breakspear M (2015) Out-of-sync: Disrupted neural activity in emotional circuitry during film viewing in melancholic depression. Scientific Reports 5: 11605. 

Nguyen VT, Breakspear M, Cunnington R (2014). Reciprocal interactions of the SMA and cingulate cortex sustain pre-movement activity for voluntary actions. Journal of Neuroscience 34: 16397-16407 

Vanhatalo S, Alnajjar A, Nguyen VT, Colditz P, Fransson P (2014) Safety of EEG-fMRI recordings in newborn infants at 3T: A study using a baby-size phantom. Clin. Neurophysiol. 125, 941–946. 

Nguyen VT, Cunnington R (2014) The superior temporal sulcus and the N170 during face processing: Single trial analysis of concurrent EEG-fMRI. Neuroimage 86: 492–502.

Nguyen VT, Breakspear M, Cunnington R (2013). Fusing concurrent EEG-fMRI with dynamic causal modeling: Application to effective connectivity during face perception. NeuroImage 102: 60-70.