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Avijit Chowdhury, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
  • Research Fellow, Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Avijit Chowdhury, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow whose research focuses on contemplative neuroscience, such as meditation and prayer, at the Meditation Research Group at McLean Hospital. He specializes in using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the neural correlates of behavior and mental processes.

As a graduate student, Dr. Chowdhury also studied the role of regret-based decision making in depressed individuals and how it relates to brain activity, using fMRI and computational modeling to understand behavior in neuroeconomic tasks.

Education & Training

  • 2015 BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 2021 PhD in Psychology, National University of Singapore
  • 2021-2022 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


Phone: 617.855.4209
Office Address: Belmont campus - Oaks Building, Room 347