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Neurophysiological Research Faculty/Staff

Chella Kamarajan

Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Lab

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Phone: 718-270-2913

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

 

EDUCATION

2002 - 2004 — Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Lab, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY

2001 - 2002 — Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

2001 — Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India (Dissertation: "Psychophysiological Correlates of Hypnosis in Functional Mental Disorders")

1996 — M.Phil. (Medical and Social Psychology), Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India (Dissertation: "Premorbid Personality and Life Events in Functional Mental Disorders: Toward Evolving a Causal Model")

1993 — M.A. (Psychology), Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India

 

 

Selected Publications


 

Chorlian DB, Rangaswamy M, Manz N, Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Edenberg H, Kuperman S, Porjesz B (2015) Gender modulates the development of theta event related oscillations in adolescents and young adults. Behavioural Brain Research. 292:342-352. PMID: 26102560.

 

Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Chorlian DB, Porjesz B (2015) The use of current source density as electrophysiological correlates in neuropsychiatric disorders: A review of human studies. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 97:310-322. PMID: 25448264.

 

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B (2012) Brain waves in Impulsivity Spectrum Disorders, in Psychology of Impulsivity, Cyders MA (ed), pp. 20-93, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.

 

Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Manz N, Chorlian DB, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Porjesz B (2012) Topography, power, and current source density of theta oscillations during reward processing as markers for alcohol dependence. Human Brain Mapping. 33:1019-1039. PMID: 21520344.

 

Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Porjesz B (2012a) Event-Related Oscillations in Alcoholism Research: A Review. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy. Suppl 7:1-13. PMID: 24273686.

 

Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Tang Y, Chorlian DB, Roopesh BN, Manz N, Stimus A, Rangaswamy M, Porjesz B (2012b) Neurocognitive deficits in male alcoholics: an ERP/sLORETA analysis of the N2 component in an equal probability Go/NoGo task. Biological Psychology. 89:170-182. PMID: 22024409.

 

Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Tang Y, Chorlian DB, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Manz N, Saunders R, Stimus AT, Porjesz B (2010) Dysfunctional reward processing in male alcoholics: an ERP study during a gambling task. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 44:576-590. PMID: 20035952.

 

Roopesh BN, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Chorlian DB, Pandey AK, Porjesz B (2010) Reduced resource optimization in male alcoholics: N400 in a lexical decision paradigm. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 34:1905-1914. PMID: 20659074.

 

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B, Rangaswamy M, Tang Y, Chorlian DB, Padmanabhapillai A, Saunders R, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Manz N, Stimus AT, Begleiter H (2009) Brain signatures of monetary loss and gain: outcome-related potentials in a single outcome gambling task. Behavioural Brain Research. 197:62-76. PMID: 18775749.

 

Roopesh BN, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Chorlian DB, Stimus A, Bauer LO, Rohrbaugh J, O'Connor SJ, Kuperman S, Schuckit M, Porjesz B (2009) Priming deficiency in male subjects at risk for alcoholism: the N4 during a lexical decision task. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 33:2027-2036. PMID: 19764939.

 

Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Chorlian DB, Manz N, Tang Y, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Stimus AT, Porjesz B (2008) Theta oscillations during the processing of monetary loss and gain: a perspective on gender and impulsivity. Brain Research. 1235:45-62. PMID: 18616934.

 

Chen AC, Porjesz B, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Tang Y, Jones KA, Chorlian DB, Stimus AT, Begleiter H (2007) Reduced frontal lobe activity in subjects with high impulsivity and alcoholism. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 31:156-165. PMID: 17207114.

 

Rangaswamy M, Jones KA, Porjesz B, Chorlian DB, Padmanabhapillai A, Kamarajan C, Kuperman S, Rohrbaugh J, O'Connor SJ, Bauer LO, Schuckit MA, Begleiter H (2007) Delta and theta oscillations as risk markers in adolescent offspring of alcoholics. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 63:3-15. PMID: 17129626.

 

Jones KA, Porjesz B, Chorlian D, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Padmanabhapillai A, Stimus A, Begleiter H (2006) S-transform time-frequency analysis of P300 reveals deficits in individuals diagnosed with alcoholism. Clinical Neurophysiology. 117:2128-2143. PMID: 16926113.

 

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B, Jones K, Chorlian D, Padmanabhapillai A, Rangaswamy M, Stimus A, Begleiter H (2006) Event-related oscillations in offspring of alcoholics: neurocognitive disinhibition as a risk for alcoholism. Biological Psychiatry. 59:625-634. PMID: 16213472.

 

Padmanabhapillai A, Porjesz B, Ranganathan M, Jones KA, Chorlian DB, Tang Y, Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Stimus A, Begleiter H (2006a) Suppression of early evoked gamma band response in male alcoholics during a visual oddball task. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 60:15-26. PMID: 16019097.

 

Padmanabhapillai A, Tang Y, Ranganathan M, Rangaswamy M, Jones KA, Chorlian DB, Kamarajan C, Stimus A, Kuperman S, Rohrbaugh J, O'Connor SJ, Bauer LO, Schuckit MA, Begleiter H, Porjesz B (2006b) Evoked gamma band response in male adolescent subjects at high risk for alcoholism during a visual oddball task. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 62:262-271. PMID: 16887227.

 

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B, Jones KA, Choi K, Chorlian DB, Padmanabhapillai A, Rangaswamy M, Stimus AT, Begleiter H (2005a) Alcoholism is a disinhibitory disorder: neurophysiological evidence from a Go/No-Go task. Biological Psychology. 69:353-373. PMID: 15925035.

 

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B, Jones KA, Chorlian DB, Padmanabhapillai A, Rangaswamy M, Stimus AT, Begleiter H (2005b) Spatial-anatomical mapping of NoGo-P3 in the offspring of alcoholics: evidence of cognitive and neural disinhibition as a risk for alcoholism. Clinical Neurophysiology. 116:1049-1061. PMID: 15826845.

 

Porjesz B, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Jones KA, Padmanabhapillai A, Begleiter H (2005) The utility of neurophysiological markers in the study of alcoholism. Clinical Neurophysiology. 116:993-1018. PMID: 15826840.

 

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B, Jones KA, Choi K, Chorlian DB, Padmanabhapillai A, Rangaswamy M, Stimus AT, Begleiter H (2004) The role of brain oscillations as functional correlates of cognitive systems: a study of frontal inhibitory control in alcoholism. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 51:155-180. PMID: 14693365.

 

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