I publish experimental research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and have acted as a scientific peer reviewer for Neuron, American Journal of Psychiatry, PLoS Computational Biology, Current Biology, Biological Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. I am currently co-editing a Biological Psychiatry CNNI special issue on Natural Language Processing (AI analysis tool).

Here you can find links to my peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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Nour MM, McNamee D, Liu Y, Dolan RJ. Trajectories through semantic spaces in schizophrenia and the relationship to ripple bursts. PNAS 2023 [Press] [The Times] [i] [The Guardian podcast] [Code]

Nour MM, Huys QJM. Natural Language Processing in Psychiatry: A Field at an Inflection Point. Biological Psychiatry 2023

Nour MM, Liu Y, Higgins C, Woolrich M, Dolan RD. Reduced coupling between offline neural replay events and default mode network activation in schizophrenia, Brain Communications 2023

Fradkin I, Nour MM, Dolan RJ. Theory Driven Analysis of Natural Language Processing Measures of Thought Disorder using Generative Language Modeling. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging 2023

Arumuham A, Nour MM, Veronese M, Onwordi E, Rabiner IA, Howes OD. The histamine system and cognitive function: An in vivo H3 receptor PET imaging study in healthy volunteers and patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychopharmacology 2023

Jauhar S, McCutcheon R, Veronese M, Borgan F, Nour MM, … Howes OD. The relationship between striatal dopamine and anterior cingulate glutamate in first episode psychosis changes with antipsychotic treatment. Translational Psychiatry 2023

Pillinger T, Osimo EF, de Marvao A, Shah M, Francis C, Huang J, D’Ambrosio E, Firth J, Nour MM, McCutcheon RA, Pardiñas AF, Matthews PM, O’Regan DP, Howes OD. Effect of polygenic risk for schizophrenia on cardiac structure and function: a UK Biobank observational study. Lancet Psychiatry 2023

Shatalina E, Ashok A, Wall MB, Nour MM, Myers J, Reis Marques T, Rabiner EA, Howes OD. Reward processing in schizophrenia and its relation to Mu opioid receptor availability: a [11C]-carfentanil PET and fMRI study Neuroimage Clinical 2023


Nour MM, Liu Y, Dolan RJ. Functional neuroimaging in psychiatry and the case for failing better. Neuron 2022

Nour MM, Beck K, Liu Y, Arumuham A, Veronese M, Howes OD, Dolan RJ. Relationship Between Replay-Associated Ripples and Hippocampal N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors: Preliminary Evidence From a PET-MEG Study in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open 2022

Nour MM, Dolan RJ. Synaptic Gain Abnormalities in Schizophrenia and the Potential Relevance for Cognition. Biological Psychiatry 2022

Liu Y, Nour MM, Schuck N, Behrens TEJ, Dolan RJ. Decoding cognition from spontaneous neural activity. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2022

Rogeau A, Nordio G, Veronese M, Brown K, Nour MM, Osugo M, Jauhar S, Howes OD, McCutcheon RA. The relationship between glutamate, dopamine, and cortical gray matter: A simultaneous PET-MR study. Molecular Psychiatry 2022

Watts R, Kettner H, Geerts D, Gandy S, Kartner L, Mertens L, Timmermann C, Nour MM, Kaelen M, Nutt D, Carhart-Harris R, Roseman L. The Watts Connectedness Scale: a new scale for measuring a sense of connectedness to self, others, and world. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2022

Ribeiro D, Hallett W, Howes OD, McCutcheon RA, Nour MM, Tavares AAS. Assessing the impact of different penalty factors of the Bayesian reconstruction algorithm Q.Clear on in vivo low count kinetic analysis of[ 11 C]PHNO brain PET-MR studies. EJNMMI Research 2022

Zahid U, McCutcheon RA, Borgan F, Jauhar S, Pepper F, Nour MM, Rogdaki M, Osugo M, Murray GK, Hathway P, Murray RM, Howes OD. The effect of antipsychotics on glutamate levels in the anterior cingulate cortex and clinical response: A 1H-MRS study in first-episode psychosis patients. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2022

Kaar S, Angelescu I, Nour MM, Reis Marques T, Sharman A, Sajjala A, Hutchison J, McGuire P, Large C, Howes OD. The effects of AUT00206, a novel Kv3.1/3.2 potassium channel modulator, on task-based reward system activation: a test of mechanism in schizophrenia. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2022


Nour MM, Liu Y, Arumuham A, Kurth-Nelson Z, Dolan RJ. Impaired neural replay of inferred relationships in schizophrenia. Cell 2021. [Code] [Recorded talk] [Press]

McCutcheon RA, Brown K, Nour MM, Smith SM, Veronese M, Zalaya F, Osugo M, Jauhar S, Hallett W, Mehta MM, Howes OD. Dopaminergic organisation of the striatum is linked to cortical brain activity and brain expression of genes associated with psychiatric disorders. Scientific Advances. 2021.

Blackman G, Lisshammar JEL, Zafar R, Pollak TA, Pritchard M, Cullen AE, Rogers J, Carter B, Griffiths K, Nour MM, David AS, McGuire P, Stewart R, MacCabe J. Clozapine Response in Schizophrenia and Hematological Changes. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2021;41(1):19-24.


Adams RA, Moutoussis M, Nour MM, Dahoun T, Lewis D, Illingworth B, Veronese M, Mathys C, Boer L De, Guitart-masip M, Friston KJ, Howes OD, Roiser JP. Variability in Action Selection Relates to Striatal Dopamine 2/3 Receptor Availability in Humans: A PET Neuroimaging Study Using Reinforcement Learning and Active Inference Models. Cerebral Cortex 2020;30(6):3573-3589.

McCutcheon RA, Jauhar S, Pepper F, Nour MM, Rogdaki M, Veronese M, Turkheimer FE, Egerton A, McGuire P, Mehta MM, Howes OD. The Topography of Striatal Dopamine and Symptoms in Psychosis: An Integrative Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Biol. Psychiatry – Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuroimaging 2020;5(11):1040-1051.


Nour MM, Dahoun T, McCutcheon RA, Adams RA, Wall MB, Howes OD. Task-induced functional brain connectivity mediates the relationship between striatal D2 / 3 receptors and working memory. Elife 2019;8(e45045):1-23. [Code]

McCutcheon RA, Nour MM (co-first author), Dahoun T, Jauhar S, Pepper F, Expert P, Veronese M, Adams RA, Turkheimer F, Mehta MA, Howes OD. Mesolimbic Dopamine Function Is Related to Salience Network Connectivity: An Integrative Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Study. Biological Psychiatry 2019;85(5):368-378.

Dahoun T, Nour MM, Adams RA, Trossbach S, Lee SH, Patel H, Curtis C, Korth C, Howes OD. Disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 functional polymorphisms and D2/D3 receptor availability: A [11C]-(+)-PHNO imaging study. Genes, Brain Behavior. 2019;18(8):1-10.

Dahoun T, Nour MM, McCutcheon RA, Adams RA, Bloomfield MAP, Howes OD. The relationship between childhood trauma, dopamine release and dexamphetamine-induced positive psychotic symptoms: a [11C]-(+)-PHNO PET study. Translational Psychiatry 2019;9(1):287.

Zokaei N, Nour MM, Sillence A, Drew D, Adcock J, Stacey R, Voets N, Sen A, Husain M. Binding deficits in visual short-term memory in patients with temporal lobe lobectomy. Hippocampus 2019;29(2):63-67.

Jauhar S, Veronese M, Nour MM, Rogdaki M, Hathway P, Natesan S, Turkheimer F, Stone J, Egerton A, McGuire P, Kapur S, Howes OD. The Effects of Antipsychotic Treatment on Presynaptic Dopamine Synthesis Capacity in First-Episode Psychosis: A Positron Emission Tomography Study. Biological Psychiatry 2019;85(1):79-87.

Jauhar S, Veronese M, Nour MM, Rogdaki M, Hathway P, Turkheimer FE, Stone J, Egerton A, McGuire P, Kapur S, Howes OD. Determinants of treatment response in first-episode psychosis: an 18F-DOPA PET study. Molecular Psychiatry 2019;24(10):1502-1512.

Timmermann C, Roseman L, Schartner M, Milliere R, Williams LTJ, Erritzoe D, Muthukumaraswamy S, Ashton M, Bendrioua A, Kaur O, Turton S, Nour MM, Day CM, Leech R, Nutt DJ, Carhart-Harris RL. Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG. Scientific Reports 2019;9(1):16324.


Nour MM, Dahoun T, Schwartenbeck P, Adams RA, FitzGerald THB, Coello C, Wall MB, Dolan RJ, Howes OD. Dopaminergic basis for signaling belief updates, but not surprise, and the link to paranoia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 2018;(10):201809298.

Nour MM, McCutcheon R, Howes OD. The Relationship between Dopamine Synthesis Capacity and Release: Implications for Psychosis. Neuropsychopharmacology 2018;43(6):1195-1196. (letter)

Jauhar S, Krishnadas R, Nour MM, Cunningham-Owens D, Johnstone EC, Lawrie SM. Is there a symptomatic distinction between the affective psychoses and schizophrenia? A machine learning approach. Schizophrenia Research. 2018;202:241-247.

Erritzoe D, Roseman L, Nour MM, MacLean K, Kaelen M, Nutt DJ, Carhart-Harris RL. Effects of psilocybin therapy on personality structure. Acta Psychiatr. Scand. 2018;138(5):368-378.

Jauhar S, McCutcheon R, Borgan F, Veronese M, Nour MM, Pepper F, Rogdaki M, Stone J, Egerton A, Turkheimer F, McGuire P, Howes OD. The relationship between cortical glutamate and striatal dopamine in first-episode psychosis: a cross-sectional multimodal PET and magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging study. The Lancet Psychiatry 2018;5(10):816-823.


Nour MM, Carhart-Harris RL. Psychedelics and the science of self-experience. British Journal of Psychiatry 2017;210:177-179.

Nour MM, Evans L, Carhart-Harris RL. Psychedelics, Personality and Political Perspectives. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 2017;49(3):182-191.

Nour MM, Nour JM. Perceptual distortions and deceptions : what computers can teach us. British Journal of Psychiatry – Bulletin 2017;41(1):37-40.

Nour MM, Nour MH, Tsatalou O-M, Barrera A. Schizophrenia on YouTube. Psychiatric Services. 2017;68(1):70-74.

Jauhar S, Nour MM, Veronese M, Rogdaki M, Bonoldi I, Azis M, Turkheimer F, Young AH, Howes OD. A test of the trans-diagnostic dopamine hypothesis of psychosis, using PET imaging in bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia. JAMA Psychiatry 2017;74(12):1203-1213.

Ashok AH, Marques TR, Jauhar S, Nour MM, Goodwin GM, Young AH, Howes OD. The dopamine hypothesis of bipolar affective disorder: the state of the art and implications for treatment. Molecular Psychiatry 2017;22(5):666-679.


Nour MM, Evans L, Nutt D, Carhart-Harris RL. Ego-Dissolution and Psychedelics: Validation of the Ego-Dissolution Inventory (EDI). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2016;Jun 14;10:269. [Recorded talk]

Nour MM, Najashima I, Coutinho E, Woodhall M, Sousa F, Revis J, Takai Y, George J, Kitley J, Santos ME, Nour J, Cheng F, Kuroda H, Misu T, Martins-da-Silva A, DeLuca G, Vincent A, Palace J, Waters P, Fujihara K, Leite MI. Pregnancy outcomes in aquaporin-4 – positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Neurology 2016;86:79-87.

Howes OD, Nour MM. Dopamine and the aberrant salience hypothesis of schizophrenia. World Psychiatry 2016;15(1):3-4.


Nour MM, Nour JM. Perception, Illusions and Bayesian Inference. Psychopathology 2015;48(8):217-221.

Nour MM, Howes OD. Interpreting the neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia in the context of normal brain development and ageing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 2015;112(21):E2745-E2745. (letter)

Nour MM, Barrera A. Schizophrenia, Subjectivity, and Mindreading. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2015;41(6):1214-9.

Nour MM, Krzanowski J. Therapeutic potential of psychedelic agents. British Journal of Psychiatry 2015;206(5):433-434. (letter)