Vinh Thai Nguyen

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Voluntary action is one of the core functions of the human brain, and is accompanied by the well known readiness potential or Bereitschaftspotential. A network of cortical areas is responsible for the motor preparation process, including the anterior mid-cingulate cortex (aMCC) and the SMA. However, the relationship between activity in these regions during(More)
Face-selective neural signals have been reliably identified using both EEG and fMRI studies. These consist of the N170 component, a neural response peaking approximately 170ms after a face is presented, and face-selective activations in the fusiform face area (FFA), the occipital face area (OFA), and the superior temporal sulcus (STS). As most neuroimaging(More)
The emotional and cognitive vulnerabilities that precede the development of bipolar disorder are poorly understood. The inferior frontal gyrus-a key cortical hub for the integration of cognitive and emotional processes-exhibits both structural and functional changes in bipolar disorder, and is also functionally impaired in unaffected first-degree relatives,(More)
Whilst external events trigger emotional responses, interoception (the perception of internal physiological states) is fundamental to core emotional experience. By combining high resolution functional neuroimaging with concurrent physiological recordings, we investigated the neural mechanisms of interoceptive integration during free listening to an(More)
Within the primate visual system, areas at lower levels of the cortical hierarchy process basic visual features, whereas those at higher levels, such as the frontal eye fields (FEF), are thought to modulate sensory processes via feedback connections. Despite these functional exchanges during perception, there is little shared activity between early and late(More)
Despite the wealth of research on face perception, the interactions between core regions in the face-sensitive network of the visual cortex are not well understood. In particular, the link between neural activity in face-sensitive brain regions measured by fMRI and EEG markers of face-selective processing in the N170 component is not well established. In(More)
While a rich body of research in controlled experiments has established changes in the neural circuitry of emotion in major depressive disorders, little is known as to how such alterations might translate into complex, naturalistic settings--namely involving dynamic multimodal stimuli with rich contexts, such as those provided by films. Neuroimaging(More)
Impairments in attention and concentration are distinctive features of melancholic depression, and may diminish the ability to shift focus away from internal dysphoric states. Disrupted brain networks may underlie the inability to effectively disengage from interoceptive signals in this disorder. This study investigates changes in effective connectivity(More)
Physical activity is disrupted in many psychiatric disorders. Advances in everyday technologies - such as accelerometers in smart phones - opens exciting possibilities for non-intrusive acquisition of activity data. Successful exploitation of this opportunity requires the validation of analytical methods that can capture the full movement spectrum. The(More)
Functional connectivity analysis has become a powerful tool for probing the human brain function and its breakdown in neuropsychiatry disorders. So far, most studies adopted resting-state paradigm to examine functional connectivity networks in the brain, thanks to its low demand and high tolerance that are essential for clinical studies. However, the(More)