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Ben Dunkley

TitleMEG Clinical Associate, Associate Scientist
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentDiagnostic Imaging
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
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    Cardiff University, UKPhD09/2012Neuroscience & Psychology
    Aston University, UKMRes09/2008Psychology Research Methods with Neuroimaging
    University of Sussex, UKBSc07/2007Psychology & Cognitive Science

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    Dr. Benjamin Dunkley studied at Cardiff University, UK, where he completed his PhD thesis on the role of cortical oscillations in oculomotor control and vision motion perception. He then completed a postdoc at York University, Toronto, where he studied transaccadic integration and spatiotopic representation in the dorsal visual stream. This was followed by a postdoc at SickKids with Drs. Margot Taylor and Elizabeth Pang, studying functional brain circuitry in cognition and behaviour and how this is dysfunctional in neuro-psychiatric disease, including PTSD and concussion. He now works at SickKids as a Clinical Associate.

    Research Interests
    - Neural oscillations and circuitry, systems neuroscience
    - Clinical neurophysiology
    - Cognition, perception and action

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    1. Dunkley, BT, Wong, S, Jetly, R, Pang, EW & Taylor, MJ. Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder and longitudinal hyper-responsivity to trauma-related visual stimuli: Stability over two years. The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. 2019.
    2. Kim JA, Bosma RL, Hemington KS, Rogachov A, Osborne NR, Cheng JC, Oh J, Crawley AP, Dunkley BT, Davis KD. Neuropathic pain and pain interference are linked to alpha-band slowing and reduced beta-band magnetoencephalography activity within the dynamic pain connectome in patients with multiple sclerosis. Pain. 2019 Jan; 160(1):187-197. PMID: 30188456.
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    3. Kovarski K, Mennella R, Wong SM, Dunkley BT, Taylor MJ, Batty M. Enhanced Early Visual Responses During Implicit Emotional Faces Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Oct 29. PMID: 30374763.
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    4. White EJ, Nayman C, Dunkley BT, Keller AE, Valiante TA, Pang EW. Addressing the Language Binding Problem With Dynamic Functional Connectivity During Meaningful Spoken Language Comprehension. Front Psychol. 2018; 9:1960. PMID: 30369900.
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    5. Safar K, Wong SM, Leung RC, Dunkley BT, Taylor MJ. Increased Functional Connectivity During Emotional Face Processing in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Hum Neurosci. 2018; 12:408. PMID: 30364114.
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    6. Sato J, Mossad SI, Wong SM, Hunt BAE, Dunkley BT, Smith ML, Urbain C, Taylor MJ. Alpha keeps it together: Alpha oscillatory synchrony underlies working memory maintenance in young children. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2018 11; 34:114-123. PMID: 30336447.
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    7. Dunkley BT, Wong SM, Jetly R, Wong JK, Taylor MJ. Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic hyperconnectivity in emotional processing. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 20:197-204. PMID: 30094169.
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    8. da Costa L, Shah-Basak PP, Dunkley BT, Robertson AD, Pang EW. Visual Working Memory Encoding and Recognition in Good Outcome Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Patients. Front Neurol. 2018; 9:494. PMID: 29997567.
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    9. Bardouille T, Power L, Lalancette M, Bishop R, Beyea S, Taylor MJ, Dunkley BT. Variability and bias between magnetoencephalography systems in non-invasive localization of the primary somatosensory cortex. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 Aug; 171:63-69. PMID: 29843072.
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    10. Dunkley BT, Urban K, Da Costa L, Wong SM, Pang EW, Taylor MJ. Default Mode Network Oscillatory Coupling Is Increased Following Concussion. Front Neurol. 2018; 9:280. PMID: 29755402.
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    11. Shah-Basak PP, Urbain C, Wong S, da Costa L, Pang EW, Dunkley BT, Taylor MJ. Concussion Alters the Functional Brain Processes of Visual Attention and Working Memory. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Jan 15; 35(2):267-277. PMID: 29020848.
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    12. Sussman D, da Costa L, Chakravarty MM, Pang EW, Taylor MJ, Dunkley BT. Concussion induces focal and widespread neuromorphological changes. Neurosci Lett. 2017 05 22; 650:52-59. PMID: 28428014.
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    13. Mennella R, Leung RC, Taylor MJ, Dunkley BT. Disconnection from others in autism is more than just a feeling: whole-brain neural synchrony in adults during implicit processing of emotional faces. Mol Autism. 2017; 8:7. PMID: 28316771.
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    14. Dunkley BT, Pang EW, Sedge PA, Jetly R, Doesburg SM, Taylor MJ. Corrigendum to "Threatening faces induce fear circuitry hypersynchrony in soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder". Heliyon. 2016 Dec; 2(12):e00145. PMID: 28018983.
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    15. da Costa L, Dunkley BT, Bethune A, Robertson A, MacDonald M, Pang E. Feasibility of Magnetoencephalography after Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. Front Neurol. 2016; 7:163. PMID: 27799919.
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    16. da Costa L, Dunkley BT, Bethune A, Robertson A, Keller A, Pang EW. Increased Frontal Lobe Activation After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Stroke. 2016 10; 47(10):2503-10. PMID: 27531345.
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    17. Dunkley BT, Baltaretu B, Crawford JD. Trans-saccadic interactions in human parietal and occipital cortex during the retention and comparison of object orientation. Cortex. 2016 09; 82:263-276. PMID: 27424061.
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    18. Dunkley BT, Doesburg SM, Sedge PA, Jetly R, Shek PN, Pang EW & Taylor MJ. Alpha hyperconnectivity and atypical memory processing in soldiers with PTSD. Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology. 2016; 2(1):54-63.
    19. Sussman D, Pang EW, Jetly R, Dunkley BT, Taylor MJ. Neuroanatomical features in soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. BMC Neurosci. 2016 Mar 31; 17:13. PMID: 27029195.
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    20. Dunkley BT, Pang EW, Sedge PA, Jetly R, Doesburg SM, Taylor MJ. Threatening faces induce fear circuitry hypersynchrony in soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Heliyon. 2016 Jan; 2(1):e00063. PMID: 27441243; PMCID: PMC4945901.
    21. Mišic B, Dunkley BT, Sedge PA, Da Costa L, Fatima Z, Berman MG, Doesburg SM, McIntosh AR, Grodecki R, Jetly R, Pang EW, Taylor MJ. Post-Traumatic Stress Constrains the Dynamic Repertoire of Neural Activity. J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 13; 36(2):419-31. PMID: 26758834.
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    22. Pang EW, Dunkley BT, Doesburg SM, da Costa L, Taylor MJ. Reduced brain connectivity and mental flexibility in mild traumatic brain injury. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 02; 3(2):124-31. PMID: 26900581.
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    23. Dunkley BT. Differential Intrinsic Coupling Modes in Psychological and Physical Trauma. Front Psychiatry. 2015; 6:140. PMID: 26500562; PMCID: PMC4593937.
    24. Dunkley BT, Freeman TC, Muthukumaraswamy SD, Singh KD. Evidence that smooth pursuit velocity, not eye position, modulates alpha and beta oscillations in human middle temporal cortex. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Dec; 36(12):5220-32. PMID: 26416222.
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    25. Dunkley BT, Doesburg SM, Jetly R, Sedge PA, Pang EW, Taylor MJ. Characterising intra- and inter-intrinsic network synchrony in combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Nov 30; 234(2):172-81. PMID: 26422117.
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    26. Dunkley BT, Sedge PA, Doesburg SM, Grodecki RJ, Jetly R, Shek PN, Taylor MJ, Pang EW. Theta, mental flexibility, and post-traumatic stress disorder: connecting in the parietal cortex. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0123541. PMID: 25909654.
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    27. Dunkley BT, Da Costa L, Bethune A, Jetly R, Pang EW, Taylor MJ, Doesburg SM. Low-frequency connectivity is associated with mild traumatic brain injury. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 7:611-21. PMID: 25844315; PMCID: PMC4379387.
    28. Dunkley BT, Doesburg SM, Sedge PA, Grodecki RJ, Shek PN, Pang EW, Taylor MJ. Resting-state hippocampal connectivity correlates with symptom severity in post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuroimage Clin. 2014; 5:377-84. PMID: 25180157; PMCID: PMC4145533.
    29. Allen CP, Dunkley BT, Muthukumaraswamy SD, Edden R, Evans CJ, Sumner P, Singh KD, Chambers CD. Enhanced awareness followed reversible inhibition of human visual cortex: a combined TMS, MRS and MEG study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e100350. PMID: 24956195.
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    30. Dymond S, Lawrence NS, Dunkley BT, Yuen KS, Hinton EC, Dixon MR, Cox WM, Hoon AE, Munnelly A, Muthukumaraswamy SD, Singh KD. Almost winning: induced MEG theta power in insula and orbitofrontal cortex increases during gambling near-misses and is associated with BOLD signal and gambling severity. Neuroimage. 2014 May 01; 91:210-9. PMID: 24457067.
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    31. Dunkley BT, Freeman TC, Muthukumaraswamy SD, Singh KD. Cortical oscillatory changes in human middle temporal cortex underlying smooth pursuit eye movements. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Apr; 34(4):837-51. PMID: 22110021.
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