Dr Alekhya Mandali
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I study neural mechanisms pertaining to behaviors that are repetitive (compulsive) and impulsive, and factors (mood/external factors) that influence them. Specifically in the context of neuropsychiatric conditions such as Parkinson's disease, OCD, and addiction.
Experimentally, I employ invasive (deep brain stimulation) and non-invasive(Transcranial magnetic stimulation) techniques to modulate the underlying networks that govern these behaviors. Computationally, data-driven and network-based models are utilized to understand and estimate parameters that capture the behavior
I am happy to discuss my research and collaborate.
Transcranial Magnetic stimulation
Associated News Items
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