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Dr Progress Njomboro

Ph.D. (Birmingham University)

Background and research interests

  • Neuropsychiatric and cognitive correlates of Apathy (Dysexecutive impairments and Socio-cognitive deficits)
  • Neural substrates of goal directed behaviour
  • Acquired brain damage (degenerative disorders, Stroke, Traumatic brain injury)
  • Lesion studies; functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Teaching responsibilities

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Selected publications

Njomboro, P., Deb, S., & Humphreys, G.W. (2008). Dissociation between decoding and reasoning about mental states in patients with theory of mind reasoning impairments. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 1557-1564. 

Njomboro, P. & Deb, S. (2012). Poor Dissociation of patient-evaluated apathy and Depressive symptoms. Current Gerontology and Geriatric Research. doi:10.1155/2012/846075

Njomboro, P. (2012). The neurocognitive phenotype in apathy following acquired brain damage. South African Journal of Psychology, 42, 369-380.

Njomboro, P., Deb, S., & Humphreys, G.W. (2012). The Relationship between apathy and executive functions: insights from brain damage involving the anterior cingulate cortex. BMJ Case Reports, doi:10.1136/bcr-02-2012-5934

Njomboro, P., Deb, S., & Humphreys, G. W. (2012). Apathy symptoms modulate motivational decision making on the Iowa gambling task. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8(1), 63. 

Njomboro, P., Humphreys, G. W., & Deb, S. (2014). Exploring social cognition in patients with apathy following acquired brain damage. BMC neurology, 14(1), 18.

Njomboro, P., & Deb, S. (2014). Distinct Neuropsychological Correlates of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Affective Apathy Sub-Domains in Acquired Brain Injury. Frontiers in Neurology, 5.