Dr Alekhya Mandali

University position

Research Associate


Department of Psychiatry



Home page

https://sites.google.com/view/al... (personal home page)

Research Themes

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


I am an engineer turned computational neuroscientist with a research focus on building mathematical models and applying computational techniques to study the pathophysiology of various neurological and psychiatric conditions such as Parkinson's disease, OCD and addiction. Specifically to understand the effect of various therapeutic techniques such as pharmaceutical medications and deep brain stimulation

My primary research interest is in studying compulsivity in the psychiatric spectrum . I employ both experimental and computational methodologies for a better understanding of compulsive and impulsive behaviours in OCD and addiction.

Research Focus


Computational Neuroscience

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Parkinson's disease

spiking neuron models

compulsivity and impulsivity

Clinical conditions


Cognitive impairment

Movement disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Parkinson's disease


Computational Modelling

Transcranial Magnetic stimulation



Srinivasa Chakravarthy

Ahmed Moustafa

Chenchen Zhang

Associated News Items

Key publications

Mandali A, Weidacker K, Kim SG, Voon V (2019), “ The ease and sureness of a decision: evidence accumulation of conflict and uncertainty” Brain Volume 142, Issue 5, Pages 1471–1482

Mandali A, Rengaswamy M, Chakravarthy VS, Moustafa AA. (2015), “A spiking Basal Ganglia model of synchrony, exploration and decision making. ” Frontiers in Neuroscience. 9:191.



A Mandali, VS Chakravarthy, R Rajan, S Sarma, A Kishore (2016), “Electrode Position and Current Amplitude Modulate Impulsivity after Subthalamic Stimulation in Parkinsons Disease—A Computational Study” Frontiers in Physiology