• Psychiatry
  • Institute
  • Brain Mapping Unit
  • Research Focus


  • Connectomics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Behaviour
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Pain
  • Brain cancer
  • Movement disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Randomised control trials
  • Behavioural analysis
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    Anujan Poologaindran

    University Position
    PhD student


    Originally from Toronto (Canada), I am a neuroscientist at Cambridge (UK) working on building a life in academic medicine. My scientific work intersects at functional neurosurgery, behavioural neuroscience, and brain mapping with a special focus on the frontal lobes and thalami. Specifically, I am currently working on mapping brain networks governing complex functions such as sadness, pain, and attention. Through minimally-invasive surgical techniques, I hope these maps will help alleviate suffering in individuals living with neurological and psychiatric illnesses.

    Key Publications

    The cortical organization of language: distilling human connectome insights for supratentorial neurosurgery.

    Journal: J Neurosurg
    E-pub date: 31 Jul 2020
    Authors: A Poologaindran, SR Lowe, ME Sughrue

    Letter: Elucidating the Principles of Brain Network Organization Through Neurosurgery.

    Journal: Neurosurgery
    E-pub date: 1 Jul 2020
    Authors: A Poologaindran, J Suckling, ME Sughrue


    Deep brain stimulation for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): emerging or established therapy?

    Journal: Mol Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2021
    Authors: H Wu, M Hariz, V Visser-Vandewalle, L Zrinzo, VA Coenen, SA Sheth, C Bervoets, M Naesström, P Blomstedt, T Coyne, C Hamani, K Slavin, JK Krauss, KG Kahl, T Taira, C Zhang, B Sun, H Toda, T Schlaepfer, JW Chang, J Régis, R Schuurman, M Schulder, P Doshi, P Mosley, A Poologaindran, G Lázaro-Muñoz, J Pepper, G Schechtmann, A Fytagoridis, D Huys, A Gonçalves-Ferreira, P-F D'Haese, J Neimat, G Broggi, O Vilela-Filho, J Voges, A Alkhani, T Nakajima, R Richieri, D Djurfeldt, P Fontaine, R Martinez-Alvarez, Y Okamura, J Chandler, K Watanabe, JA Barcia, B Reneses, A Lozano, L Gabriëls, A De Salles, CH Halpern, K Matthews, JJ Fins, B Nuttin

    Practical Application of Networks in Neurosurgery: Combined 3-Dimensional Printing, Neuronavigation, and Preoperative Surgical Planning.

    Journal: World Neurosurg
    E-pub date: 1 May 2020
    Authors: R Romero-Garcia, Y Erez, G Oliver, M Owen, S Merali, A Poologaindran, RC Morris, SJ Price, T Santarius, J Suckling, MG Hart

    Hypoactivity in the Paraterminal Gyrus Following Bilateral Anterior Capsulotomy.

    Journal: Can J Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2020
    Authors: TA Hurwitz, CR Honey, KR McLeod, A Poologaindran, AJ Kuan