The Think/No-Think Paradigm and psychological disorders


This is part of my PhD research. It has the following aims:
  • Replication of the Think/No-Think paradigm (with extension)
  • The ability to suppress unwanted using the Think/No-Think paradigm in relation to two distinct psychological disorders.
  • Using the Think/No-Think paradigm as a countermeasure in Brain Fingerprinting
This project is being completed in collaboration with Prof Michael Anderson at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK.

Publications


The resistance of the ERP-based technique Brain Fingerprinting to countermeasures of direct suppression and thought substitution


M. Usman Afzali, Richard D. Jones, Alex P. Seren-Grace, Robin W. Palmer, Dena Makarious, Mariana N. B. Rodrigues, Ewald Neumann



The interaction of the Think/No-Think paradigm with OCD and PTSD


M. Usman Afzali, Davide Nardo, Richard D. Jones, Joshua Lynskey, Julia Newlands, Ewald Neumann