Tommy Ng

Tommy Ng Hock Beng
Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Division of Psychology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Education
Ph.D., Human Cognition and Brain Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
M.S., Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Professional Experience
Research Assistant, Kanazawa Institute of Technology-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Research Intern, Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunication Research International, Kyoto, Japan
Teaching Assistant, Department of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Teacher, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Research Interests
Higher cognitive functions in the cerebellum. Volitional and anticipatory motor control. Motor dysfunction in neuro-developmental and neuro-degenerative disorders. Use of electroencephalography and magentoencephalography for evaluating brain functions in humans.

Publications
Book Chapters
Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2010). An EEG/MEG study of anticipatory postural adjustment in a bimanual load-lifting task. In W. Christensen, E. Schier, and J. Sutton (Eds.), In ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (pp. 261-269). Sydney: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.

Periodicals
Ng, T.H.B, Sowman, P.F., Brock, J., Johnson, B.W. (Submitted). Neuromagnetic imaging reveals timing of volitional and anticipatory motor control in bimanual load lifting. Neuropsychologia.Ng, T.H.B, Sowman, P.F., Brock, J., Johnson, B.W. (Accepted). Neuromagnetic brain activity associated with anticipatory postural adjustments for bimanual load lifting task. NeuroImage.Ng, T.H.B, Sowman, P.F., Brock, J., Johnson, B.W. (2011). Premovement brain activity in a bimanual load-lifting task. Experimental Brain Research 208: 189-201.

Published Abstracts
Ng, T. & Milner, T.E. (2009). Neural mechanisms of sensorimotor integration measured with fMRI [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other Presentations
Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2011, Dec). Temporal dynamics of motor coordination in bimanual load lifting. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neurosciences Conference, 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society of Psychophysiology, Sydney, Australia.

Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2011, Nov). Mechanisms of motor control as markers of cognitive development. Paper presented at the ARC Center of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders Annual Workshop, Sydney, Australia.

Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2011, June). Premovement brain activity in a bimanual load-lifting task. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Quebec City, Canada.

Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2010, September). An EEG/MEG study of anticipatory postural adjustment in a bimanual load-lifting task. Poster session presented at the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia.

Ng, T. & Milner, T.E. (2009, April). Neural mechanisms of sensorimotor integration measured with fMRI. Paper presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong, Australia.

Ng, T and Milner TE (2007, March). Neural mechanisms of incorporating knowledge of prior movement experience into feedforward motor commands. Paper presented at the Alberta Motor Control Conference, Calgary, Canada.