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Trevor Chong

BMedSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


My research uses a combination of behavioural and neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the processing of effort and reward in the human brain. I am interested not only in understanding such processes in healthy individuals, but also in clinical conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, which are commonly associated with decision-making impairments.

My other interests include:

  • How actions are represented in the human brain, in particular via the mirror neuron system.
  • The distinction between conscious and unconscious processes.
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Recent Publications

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Key Publications

Chong, T.T-J., Cunnington, R., Williams, M.A., & Mattingley, J.B. (2009). The role of selective attention in matching observed and executed actions. Neuropsychologia47(3), 786-795
Chong, T.T-J., Cunnington, R., Williams, M.A., Kanwisher, N., & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). fMRI adaptation reveals mirror neurons in human inferior parietal cortex. Current Biology18(20), 1576-1580
Chong, T.T-J., Williams, M.A., Cunnington, R., & Mattingley, J.B. (2008). Selective attention modulates inferior frontal gyrus activity during action observation. NeuroImage40(1), 298-307