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Naseem ChoudhuryProfessor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Year Joined RCNJ: 2009

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7776
  • Email: nchoudhu@ramapo.edu
  • Office: G273
  • Office Hours: Tues 9 -10:15 a.m., Thurs 9 - 10 a.m.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology University of Vermont

Convening Group:

  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning, Cognition and Teaching
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Data Analysis in Psychology
  • Advanced Topics: The Cultural Nature of Development

Teaching Interest:

  • Neural Basis of Cognitive Development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Poverty and Development
  • Primary Prevention

Research Interest:

  • Neural basis of infant information processing, and the role of perceptual abilities in typical and atypical development.
  • The moderating effects of familial and sociocultural factors on atypical development.
  • Lab: http://babylab.rutgers.edu/HOME.html

Recent Publications (from 2009 to present):

  • Choudhury, N.A., & Benasich, A.A. (Under review). Theta oscillations during processing of rapid frequency change differ between infants with a family history of Specific Language Impairment and controls.
  • Choudhury, N.A., & Benasich, A.A. (Under review). Experience based plasticity on basic auditory processing in 9-month-old infants with a family history of language-based learning disorder and control infants, and naïve infants.

 

  • Musacchia G., Choudhury, N.A., Ortiz-Mantilla, S., Realpe-Bonilla,T., & Benasich, A.A (2017). Oscillatory signatures of maturation and auditory experience in infants.  Journal of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience.

 

  • Cantiani, C., Choudhury, N.A, Yu, Y., Shafer, V., Schwartz, R., & Benasich, A.A. (2016). From Sensory Perception To Lexical-Semantic Processing: An ERP Study In Non-Verbal Children With Autism. PLoS One
  • Cantiani, C., Riva, V., Piazza. C., Bettoni, R., Molteni, M., Choudhury, N.A., Marino, C., & Benasich, A. (2016). Multi-feature auditory discrimination predicts linguistic outcome in italian infants with and without risk for language-learning impairment.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Benasich, A. A., Choudhury, N., Peters, S. & Ortiz-Mantilla, S. (2016, Winter). Early Screening and Intervention of Infants at High Risk for Developmental Language Disorders: The Role of Nonlinguistic Rapid Auditory Processing. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 42 (1), 24–29.

 

  • Cantiani, C., Riva, V., Piazza. C., Bettoni, R., Molteni, M., Choudhury, N., Marino, C., & Benasich, A. (2015). Rapid auditory processing in Italian infants at risk for language and learning impairment. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Benasich, A., Choudhury, N., Peters, S., & Ortiz-Mantilla, S. (2015). Approaches to Early Screening and Intervention of Infants at High Risk for Developmental Language Disorders” In N. Gaab & G. Eden (Eds) Early Identification and Treatment of Dyslexia: a Brain-based Perspective. (Peer reviewed)
  • Heim, S., Choudhury, N.A., & Benasich, A.A. (2015: Accepted). Changes in the early and late mismatch negativity responses in children with a language impairment following a computerized auditory intervention. Brain Topography
  • Cantiani, C., Riva, V., Piazza. C., Bettoni, R., Molteni, M., Choudhury, N.A., Marino, C., & Benasich, A. (2015, Accepted). Multi-feature auditory discrimination predicts linguistic outcome in italian infants with and without risk for language-learning impairment. Cognitive Development
  • Choudhury, N.A., Parascando, J.A., & Benasich, A.A., (2015). Mismatch responses in school-age children and adults: Effects of rate of presentation and attention. PLoS ONE, 10(9)DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138160

 

  • Benasich, A. A., Choudhury, N. A., Realpe-Bonilla, T., & Roesler, C. P. (2014). Plasticity in Developing Brain: Active Auditory Exposure Impacts Prelinguistic Acoustic Mapping. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(40), 13349-13363.
  • Choudhury, N., Parascando, J., Ortiz-Mantilla, S. & Benasich, A.A., (2014) Theta oscillations during processing of rapid frequency change differ between infants with a family history of Specific Language Impairment and controls. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.
  • Musacchia, G., Ortiz-Mantilla, S., Choudhury, N., et al. (2014). Hemispheric and temporal dynamics as a function of auditory experience in the infant brain. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

 

  • Musacchia, G., Choudhury, N., Ortiz-Mantilla, S., Roesler, C., Realpe-Bonilla, T., & Benasich A.A. (2013). Infant oscillations and behavior: Evoked oscillations reflect rate and rapid tone discrimination at 4 months. Neuropsychologia (TBA)
  • Heim, S., Keil, A., Choudhury, N., Friedman, J. T., & Benasich, A.A. (2013). Early gamma oscillations during rapid auditory processing in children with a language-learning impairment: Changes in neural mass activity after training. Neuropsychologia, 51, 990-1001
  • Musacchia, G., Choudhury, N., Peters, S., & Benasich A.A. (2013). Moving beyond the ERP: Event-related and spontaneous oscillations in young infants.  Symposia presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA
  • Musacchia, G., Choudhury, N., Roesler, C., Realpe-Bonilla, T., & Benasich A.A. (2013). Evoked theta oscillations reflect rate and rapid tone discrimination in infants. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Reyolds, K. & Choudhury, N. (April, 2013). Role of guidance counselors in adolescent identity formation. Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY
  • Musacchia, G., Choudhury, N., Peters, S., & Benasich A.A. (2013). Moving beyond the ERP: Event-related and spontaneous oscillations in young infants. Symposia presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA

 

  • Benasich, A. A. & Choudhury N. (2012). Timing, Information processing and Efficacy: Early Factors that Impact Childhood Language Trajectories. In A. A. Benasich & R. H. Fitch (Ed) Developmental Dyslexia: Early Precursors, Neurobehavioral Markers and Biological Substrates. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Musacchia, G., Choudhury, N., Ortiz-Mantilla, S., Roesler, C., Realpe-Bonilla, T., & Benasich A.A. (2012). Evoked theta oscillations reflect rate and rapid tone discrimination in infants. Poster presented at the Society for Neurosciences 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Guo Z., Heim, S., Choudhury, N., & Benasich A.A. (2012). Phase-amplitude coupling between neuronal oscillations in the theta and gamma band is related to recognition memory in 6-month old infants. Poster presented at the Society for Neurosciences 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Peters, S., Musacchia, G., Ortiz-Mantilla, S., Choudhury, N., & Benasich A.A. (2012). Characterization of spontaneous brain oscillation in 4-month old infants. Poster presented at the Society for Neurosciences 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Heim, S., Keil, A., Choudhury, N., Friedman, J.T., & Benasich A.A.(2012). Temporal Resolution of Sensory Oscillatory Activity in Children with a Language-Learning Impairment is Improved by Computerized Audio-Visual Training. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Choudhury, N., Realpe-Bonilla, T., Parascando, J. & Benasich, A.A., (2012). Contrasting Infants with a Family History of Specific Language Impairment to those with a Family History of Dyslexia: Continuum or Discrete Groups? Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Barr, R., Horn, P., Fenstermacher, S.K., Zachary, C., Ramirez, J., Bengoechea, P., Benasich, A., Choudhury, N., & Linebarger, D. (2012). Factors associated with poor Rapid Auditory Processing in low income minority families. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, New Orleans, LA. October, 2012.
  • Yu, Y. H., Choudhury, N., Cantiani, C., Shafer, V.L., MacRoy-Higgins, M., Schwartz, R.G. and Benasich, A.A. (2012). Electrophysiological correlates of picture-word processing in three-to-seven year old non-verbal children with autism. In A. K.Biller, E. Y. Chung, & A. E. Kimball (Eds) The Proceedings of  the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), 686-697

 

  • Roesler, C., Choudhury, N., Realpe-Bonilla, T., Benasich, A.A. (2011). Computerized auditory training accelerates the N200 response in 7 month old infants. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Choudhury, N., Chojnowska, C., Yu, Y., Flax, J., Shafer, V. & Benasich, A.A (2011). Differences in Sensory and Complex Visual Processing in Non-Verbal Children with ASD and Age-Matched Controls: A Visual ERP Study.  Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Voelker, J. & Choudhury, N (2011). Parenting style and language abilities in children with a family history of SLI at 24 months of age. Poster presented at the Annual Psychology Research Symposium, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ.
  • Choudhury, N., & Benasich A.A. (2011). Development of Cortical ERPs to Auditory Stimuli in Infants with Family History of Language Impairment and Age-Matched Controls from 6- to 48-Months. Clinical Neurophysiology, 22(2), 320-328.
  • Gou, Z, Choudhury, N., & Benasich, A.A. (2011). Predicting Cognitive and Language Skills at 4 and 5 years from Resting Frontal Gamma Power at 2 years. Behavioral Brain Research 220(2), 263-70.

 

  • Gou, Z, Choudhury, N. & Benasich A.A. (2010). Cortical resting Gamma at 16-36 months reveals language performance.  Poster presented at the Society for Neurosciences 39th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Choudhury, N. Gou, Z, & Benasich A.A. (2010). Early Gamma, Phonological Awareness and Grammar in early childhood.  Poster presented at The Extraordinary Brain Conference sponsored by The Dyslexia Foundation, Cong, Ireland
  • Gou, Z, Choudhury, N. & Benasich A.A. (2010). Cortical resting Gamma at 16-36 months reveals language performance.  Paper presented at the Temporal Dynamic of Learning Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Roesler, C.P., Friedman, J.T., Realpe-Bonilla, T., Choudhury, N. & Benasich A.A. (2010). Morphology and topography of the mismatch response (MMR) to non linguistic and speech based stimuli in 7-month old infants. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, QE Canada.
  • Ortiz-Mantilla, S., Choudhury, N., & Benasich, A. A. (2010). Involuntary switching of attention mediates differences in event-related responses to complex tones between early and late Spanish-English bilinguals. Brain Research, 1362, 78-92.

 

  • Choudhury N., & Benasich, A. A. (2009). Infant information processing and family history of specific language impairment: Converging evidence for early auditory perceptual deficits.  In N. C. Singh & H. Eswaran (Ed) Proceeding from the Indo-US Workshop on Neuroscience and Imaging
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