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Biography

I am a neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist based at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences in Melbourne, Australia. I am currently appointed as a Senior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow at Monash, and lead the Monash Cognitive Neurology Laboratory. I consult at cognitive clinics at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and Alfred Health. 

I completed both my undergraduate research training (BMedSc) and medical training (MB,BS) with Honours at Monash University in 2002. I then embarked on my doctoral research with Jason Mattingley at the University of Melbourne, and in collaboration with Nancy Kanwisher at MIT. After being awarded my PhD in 2007, I returned to speciality training in Neurology via St. Vincent's Hospital and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) as a consultant neurologist in 2013. That year, I was awarded an NH&MRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Early Career Fellowship, which I took to Oxford to work with Masud Husain. I returned to Australia in 2015 to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders in Sydney, before commencing my current position at Monash. 

Research Interests

Cognitive impairments affect individuals across a broad range of neurological disease. The Cognitive Neurology Laboratory at Monash University seeks to understand the neurobiology of learning, memory and decision-making in healthy individuals, and how these processes are impacted by neurological illness. 

Our research bridges the domains of basic cognitive neuroscience and clinical cognitive neurology, with the ultimate goal of developing new paradigms that may be translated into the clinical setting to guide the diagnosis and management of cognitive symptoms. 

To accomplish this, we combine insights from psychology, economics and neuroscience, and apply cross-disciplinary methodologies including psychophysics, computational modelling, electroencephalography, structural and functional brain imaging, pharmacological intervention, and brain lesion studies.

Research area keywords

  • Decision-making
  • Motivation
  • Reward
  • Dopamine
  • Parkinson's disease

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Projects

Research Output

Definition: Apathy

Chong, T. T. J., Jul 2020, In : Cortex. 128, p. 326-327 2 p.

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Human hippocampal CA3 damage disrupts both recent and remote episodic memories

Miller, T. D., Chong, T. T-J., Davies, A. M. A., Johnson, M. R., Irani, S. R., Husain, M., Ng, T. W. C., Jacob, S., Maddison, P., Kennard, C., Gowland, P. A. & Rosenthal, C. R., 24 Jan 2020, In : eLife. 9, 47 p., e41836.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Normative performance of older individuals on the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-Revised (HVLT-R) according to ethno-racial group, gender, age and education level

Ryan, J., Woods, R. L., Murray, A. M., Shah, R. C., Britt, C. J., Reid, C. M., Wolfe, R., Nelson, M. R., Lockery, J. E., Orchard, S. G., Trevaks, R. E., Chong, T. J., McNeil, J. J., Storey, E. & on behalf of the ASPREE Investigator Group, 26 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 17 p.

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Randomized placebo-controlled trial of the effects of aspirin on dementia and cognitive decline

Ryan, J., Storey, E., Murray, A. M., Woods, R., Wolfe, R., Reid, C., Nelson, M. R., Chong, T., Williamson, J., Ward, S. A., Lockery, J., Orchard, S. G., Trevaks, R., Kirpach, B. R., Newman, A. B., Ernst, M. E., McNeil, J. & Shah, R. C., 25 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Neurology. 12 p.

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Dopamine restores cognitive motivation in Parkinson's disease

McGuigan, S., Zhou, S-H., Brosnan, M. B., Thyagarajan, D., Bellgrove, M. A. & Chong, T. T-J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Brain. 142, 3, p. 719-732 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Activities

  • 9 Non-HDR Supervisions

Emily Babbage (Psychology Honours)

Trevor Chong (Supervisor)

2019

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Amy Huynh (Psychology Honours)

Trevor Chong (Supervisor)

2019

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Veronica Mazur (Bachelor of Biomedical Science)

Trevor Chong (Supervisor)

2019

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Isabelle Stevenson (Psychology Honours)

Trevor Chong (Supervisor)

2018

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Wei Binh Chong (Masters of Biomedical Science)

Trevor Chong (Supervisor)

2018

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions