Usman Afzali, PhD


PhD in Psychology. Forensic Neuroscientist. Cognitive Scientist. Research Associate in Computational Neuroscience


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School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing


University of Canterbury


20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand




Usman Afzali, PhD


PhD in Psychology. Forensic Neuroscientist. Cognitive Scientist. Research Associate in Computational Neuroscience



School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing


University of Canterbury


20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand



The Think/No-Think Paradigm



Role: Lead researcher

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


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Publications


Classification accuracy of the ERP-based Brain Fingerprinting and its robustness to direct-suppression and thought-substitution countermeasures


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


Applied Cognitive Psychology


Behavioural evidence of suppression-induced forgetting and its interaction with psychological traits.


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


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