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Camilla Nord
Research staff

Camilla.Nord@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
01223 767481

I am an Investigator Scientist and AXA Research Fellow on the Cognition, Emotion, and Mental Health Programme. My research investigates the brain basis of neuropsychiatric disorders: what changes in our brain during periods of mental ill-health? How does the way our brains process the world make us more or less susceptible to developing a mental health disorder? And finally, how can we capitalise on the tools of neuroscience - brain imaging, brain stimulation, computational modelling - to improve our ability to treat mental health disorders?

To answer these questions, I conduct three types of experiments:

  • Basic neuroscience experiments investigating how we make decisions, process rewards and emotions, and other cognitive mechanisms important for maintaining mental health (e.g., this MR imaging study in adolescents, or this behavioural study)
  • Clinical experiments in patient populations, such as people suffering from major depressive disorder, to investigate brain and behavioural differences that occur as a result of a mental health condition (e.g., this fMRI study, or this behavioural study)
  • Translational/intervention studies testing out new ways of treating mental health disorders (such as this trial of a new treatment for depression or this experimental study of a new type of brain stimulation) 

 

I also have an interest in methodological issues affecting neuroscience and psychiatry - see my work on statistical power and imaging reliability (here and here).

Publications:

  1. Nord CLDalmaijer E, ArmstrongT, Baker K, Dalgleish T. A causal role for gastric state in human disgust avoidance. Current Biology (In Press)

  2. Lawson, RP, Bisby, J, Nord, CL, Burgess, N, Rees, G. The computational, pharmacological, and physiological determinants of sensory learning under uncertainty. Current Biology (In Press)

  3. Nord CL, Halahakoon C, Lally N, Limbachya T, Pilling S, Roiser JP. The neural basis of hot and cold cognition in depressed patients, unaffected relatives, and low-risk healthy controls: an fMRI investigation. Journal of Affective Disorders (2020) 274: 389-398. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.022

  4. Voon V, Joutsa J, Majuri J, Baek K, Nord CL, Arponen E, Forsback S, Kaasinen V. The neurochemical substrates of habitual and goal-directed control. Translational Psychiatry (2020) 10: 84. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-0762-5

  5. Nord CL, Halahakoon DC, Limbachya T, Charpentier CJ, Lally N, Liebowitz J, Pilling S, Roiser JP. Neural predictors of treatment response to brain stimulation and psychological therapy in depression: a double-blind randomized controlled trialNeuropsychopharmacology (2019) 44: 1613–1622. doi: 10.1038/s41386-019-0401-0

  6. Nord CL, Gray A, Robinson OJ, Roiser JP. Reliability of prefrontal-amygdala coupling during emotional face processingBrain Sciences(2019), 9(4), 89. doi:10.3390/brainsci9040089

  7. Nord CL, Kim S, Rømer Thomsen,K, Callesen MB, Kvamme TL, Jensen M, Pedersen MU, Voon VThe myeloarchictecture of impulsivity: premature responding in youth is associated with decreased myelination of ventral putamenNeuropsychopharmacology(2019) 0:1–8. doi: 10.1038/s41386-019-0343-6.

  8. Nord CL, Popa T, Smith E, Hannah R, Doñamayor N, Weidacker K, Bays PM, Rothwell J, Voon VThe effect of frontoparietal paired associative stimulation on decision-making and working memoryCortex(2019) 117: 266-276. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2019.03.015

  9. Kohl S, Hannah R, Rocchi L, Nord CL, Rothwell J, Voon V. Cortical paired associative stimulation influences response inhibition: cortico-cortical and cortico-subcortical networksBiological Psychiatry (2019) 85:355-363. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.03.009.

  10. Nord CL, Lawson RP, Huys QJM, Roiser JP. Exaggerated loss-specific Pavlovian-instrumental transfer in unmedicated major depressionScientific Reports(2018) 8:12582 doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30828-5.

  11. Nord CL, Valton V, Wood JX, Roiser JP. Power up: a re-analysis of ‘power failures’ in neuroscience using mixture modelling.Journal of Neuroscience(2017) 3592-16. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3592-16.2017.

  12. Nord CL, Gray A, Charpentier CJ, Robinson OJ, Roiser JP. Unreliability of putative fMRI biomarkers during emotional face processing.NeuroImage (2017) 156:119-127.

  13. Nord CL, Forster S, Halahakoon C, Munafò, MM Roiser, JP. Prefrontal cortex stimulation does not affect emotional bias, but may slow emotion identificationSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience(2017) 12(5): 839-847.

  14. Nord CL, Prabhu G, Nolte T, Fonagy P, Dolan RJ, Moutoussis M. Vigour in active avoidance.Scientific Reports(2017) 7(60). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00127-6.

  15. Lawson RP, Nord CL, Seymour B, Thomas DL, Dayan P, Pilling S, Roiser JP. Disrupted habenula function in major depressionMolecular Psychiatry (2017) 22(2):202-208. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.81

  16. Torrisi S, Nord CL, Balderston N, Roiser JP, Grillon C, Ernst M. Resting state connectivity of the human habenula at ultra-high fieldNeuroimage (2016) 147:872-879doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.034

  17. Nord CL, Roiser JP. Non-invasive direct current brain stimulation for depression: the evidence behind the hype.Advances in Clinical Neurology and Rehabilitation(2015) 15(5):9-11.

  18. Nord CL, Lally N, Charpentier C. Harnessing electric potential: DLPFC tDCS induces widespread brain perfusion changes.Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience(2013) 7:99. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00099

  19. Lally N, Nord CL, Walsh V, Roiser J. Does excitatory fronto-extracerebral tDCS lead to improved working memory performance?F1000 Research (2013) 2:219. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-219.v2

CBSU publications
NORD, C. L., LAWSON, R.P., DALGLEISH, T. (In Press) Disrupted dorsal mid-insula activation during interoception across psychiatric disorders, The American Journal of Psychiatry [Read More]

NORD, C. L., Feldman Barrett, L., Lindquist, K.A., Ma, Y., Marwood, L., Satpute, A.B., DALGLEISH, T. (In Press) Distinct neural effects of psychological therapy and antidepressant medication on the brain’s affect circuitry: a synthesis across three meta-analyses, NORD, C.L., Barrett, L.F., Lindquist, K.A., Ma, Y., Marwood, L., Satpute, A.B., DALGLEISH, T. [Read More]

NORD, C. L. (2021) Predicting response to brain stimulation in depression: a roadmap for biomarker discovery, Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 8(1), 11-19 [Open Access]

NORD, C. L., DALMAIJER, E., Armstrong, T., BAKER, K., DALGLEISH, T. (2020) A causal role for gastric rhythm in human disgust avoidance, Current Biology, 31(3), 629-634.e3 [Open Access]

LAWSON, R., Bisby, J., NORD, C. , Brugess, N., Rees, G. (2020) The computational, pharmacological, and physiological determinants of sensory learning under uncertainty, Current Biology, 31(1), 163-172.e4 [Open Access]

NORD, C. L., Halahakoon, D.C., Lally, N., Limbachya, T., Pilling ,S,. Roiser, J.P. (2020) The neural basis of hot and cold cognition in depressed patients, unaffected relatives, and low-risk healthy controls: an fMRI investigation, Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, 1 September 2020, 389-398 [Open Access]

Kohl, S., Hannah, R., Rocchi, L., NORD, C. L., Rothwell, J., Voon, V. (2019) Cortical Paired Associative Stimulation Influences Response Inhibition: Cortico-cortical and Cortico-subcortical Networks., Biological Psychiatry, 85, 355-363 [Read More]

NORD, C. L., Popa, T., Smith, E., Hannah, R., Donamayor, N., Weidacker, K., Bays, P.M., Rothwell, J., Voon, V (2019) The effect of frontoparietal paired associative stimulation on decision-making and working memory, Cortex, 117, 266-276 [Open Access]

NORD, C. L., Seung-Goo, K., Buhl Callesen, M., Kvamme, T.L., Jansen, M., Pedersen, M.U., Romer Thomsen, K., Voon, V. (2019) The myeloarchitecture of impulsivity: premature responding in youth is associated with decreased myelination of ventral putamen., Neuropsychopharmacology, 44(7), 1216–1223 [Open Access]

NORD, C. L., Gray, A., Robinson, O.J., Roiser, J.P. (2019) Reliability of Fronto-Amygdala Coupling during Emotional Face Processing., Brain Sciences, 9(4), 89 [Open Access]

NORD, C. L., Halahakoon, D.C, Limbachya, T., Charpentier, C., Lally, N., Walsh, V., Leibowitz, J., Pilling, S., Roiser, J.P. (2019) Neural predictors of treatment response to brain stimulation and psychological therapy in depression: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. , Neuropsychopharmacology, 44(9), 1613-1622 [Open Access]

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