Matthew Nour

IMPRS COMP2PSYCH
PhD Student
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • MA Medical Sciences (Neuroscience), 2009, University of Oxford
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BM BCh), 2012, University of Oxford
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists Membership (MRCPsych), 2017
  • UCL Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellow, University College London, since 2018

Research interests

  • Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying psychiatric symptoms, with a focus on using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate psychotic disorders (e.g. schizophrenia)

Selected publications

Adams, R. A., Moutoussis, M., Nour, M. M., Dahoun, T., Lewis, D., Illingworth, B., Veronese, M., Mathys, C., de Boer, L., Guitart-Masip, M., Friston, K. J., Howes, O. D., & Roiser, J. P. (2020). Variability in action selection relates to striatal dopamine 2/3 receptor availability in humans: A PET neuroimaging study using reinforcement learning and active inference models. Cerebral Cortex, bhz327, Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhz327. PMID: 32083297

Dahoun, T., Nour, M. M., McCutcheon, R. A., Adams, R. A., Bloomfield, M. A. P., & Howes, O. D. (2019). The relationship between childhood trauma, dopamine release and dexamphetamine-induced positive psychotic symptoms: a [11C]-(+)-PHNO PET study. Translational Psychiatry, 9(287). doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0627-y. PMID: 31712556

McCutcheon, R. A., Nour, M. M., Dahoun, T., Jauhar, S., Pepper, F., Expert, P., Veronese, M., Adams, R. A., Turkheimer, F., Mehta, M. A., & Howes, O. D. (2019). Mesolimbic dopamine function is related to salience network connectivity: An integrative positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance study. Biological Psychiatry, 85(5), 368–378. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.09.010. PMID: 30389131

Nour, M. M., Dahoun, T., McCutcheon, R. A., Adams, R. A., Wall, M. B., & Howes, O. D. (2019). Task-induced functional brain connectivity mediates the relationship betwenn striatal D2/3 receptors and working memory. eLife, 8:e45045. doi:10.7554/eLife.45045. PMID: 3129074

Nour, M. M., Dahoun, T., Schwartenbeck, P., Adams, R. A., FitzGerald, T., Coello, C., Wall, M. B., Dolan, R. J., & Howes, O. D. (2018). Dopaminergic basis for signaling belief updates, but not surprise, and the link to paranoia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(43), E10167–E10176. doi:10.1073/pnas.1809298115. Original research. PMID:30297411

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