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Trung Thanh Ngo

  • PhD in Neuroscience (Trung.Ngo@uq.edu.au)
  • Honorary Fellow
  • Mater Research Institute-UQ
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Research interests

vestibulocortical neuromodulationphylogenetics of bistable switching (binary decision-making / choice behaviour)perceptual & autonomic neurobiologyhistory of science & technologydevice technology development (minimal phenotyping)chronobiology

About

I completed a PhD in Neuroscience (2009) with eminent Australian neurobiologist Jack Pettigrew (FRS). My research employed caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) — a simple, non-invasive (unihemispheric) brain stimulation technique — to demonstrate evidence for a novel neural mechanism of visual rivalry: the interhemispheric switch model. I was awarded an NHMRC postdoctoral clinical research fellowship to continue investigating rivalry mechanisms and abnormalities in psychiatric groups. From 2010–2015 I was project coordinator and technology lead for this work at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. My fellowship studies also examined CVS as a potential therapeutic intervention in persistent (chronic) pain disorders. I am continuing this body of work with the following research projects: [A] Testing and validating novel visual task measures for identifying individuals at increased risk of developing mental illness (e.g., young people, at-risk/early psychosis cohorts). [B] Effectiveness of non-invasive vestibular neuromodulation protocols as a treatment for psychiatric and neurological illnesses (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia, epilepsy, persistent pain). [C] Development of autonomic activity recording devices with real-time analysis output of endogenous rhythms and their clinical (diagnostic) utility in psychiatry, neurology and sleep medicine. [D] Phylogenetics and evolution of bistable switching — from bacterial chemotaxis and fruit fly optomotor responses to binary decision-making in mammals (e.g., approach/avoidance choice behaviour) and disordered mood/cognitive states in humans (e.g., mania/depression, denial/insight).

Publications (5)

  • Evidence that eye‐movement profiles do not explain slow binocular rivalry rate in bipolar disorder: Support for a perceptual endophenotype

    • Law P
    • Gurvich C
    • Ngo T
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  • The effect of stimulus strength on binocular rivalry rate in healthy individuals: Implications for genetic, clinical and individual differences studies

    • Law P
    • Miller S
    • Ngo T
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  • No relationship between binocular rivalry rate and eye-movement profiles in healthy individuals: A Bayes factor analysis

    • Law P
    • Paton B
    • Riddiford J
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  • Binocular rivalry, brain stimulation and bipolar disorder

    • Ngo T
    • Barsdell W
    • Law P
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  • Early views on binocular rivalry

    • Wade N
    • Ngo T
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Professional experience

Honorary Fellow

Mater Research Institute-UQ

September 2016 - Present

Research Outputs & Impact, Scholarly Communication & Repository Services, UQ Library

University of Queensland

May 2016 - Present

Adjunct Research Fellow

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

September 2015 - Present

Affiliate

QIMR Berghofer Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory

June 2016 - August 2017(a year)

Research Officer

QIMR Berghofer Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory

July 2015 - May 2016(10 months)

Research Fellow

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

February 2013 - September 2015(3 years)

Visiting Scientist

QIMR Berghofer Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory

April 2013 - July 2015(2 years)

Honorary Research Fellow, Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre

Caulfield Hospital

April 2012 - December 2014(3 years)

Academic Research Assistant

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

September 2012 - February 2013(5 months)

Adjunct Research Fellow

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

April 2012 - September 2012(5 months)

Research Fellow, Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre

Caulfield Hospital

April 2008 - March 2012(4 years)

Research Fellow

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

April 2008 - March 2012(4 years)