Dr. Nirmala M
I wish to understand brain processing associated with higher states of consciousness as well as pathological states.
Human: Neuroelectrophysiology (EEG Short & Long term video EEG, MEG, EP, ERP, ENMG, PSG, TMS, Carotid Doppler, IOM), Sleep, Epilepsy, Degenerative diseases, Complementary and alternative medicine.
I worked on mindfulness meditation and its efficacy on cognitive functions and sleep architecture by using wake EEG, ERP, PSG and fMRI. I used MATLAB for data analysis.
Neurophysiological correlates of mindfulness meditation - A polysomnographic and neurocognitive study (PhD)
Guide: Dr. Bindu M. Kutty
2009-2014: PhD (Neurophysiology) - NIMHANS, Bangalore.
2007-2009: MPhil (Neurophysiology) - NIMHANS, Bangalore.
2004-2006: MS (Neuroscience) - Dr ALMPGIBMS, Taramani Campus, University of Madras, Chennai.
2000-2004: BSc (Allied Health Science in Neuroscience) - Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI), Porur, Chennai.
2003: Merit card in Neuroscience at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI), Porur, Chennai.
2017- till date: Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) in DBT funded Project Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), INDIA.
Project title- Accelerator Program for Discovery in Brain Disorders using Stem Cell (ADBS)
2016-2017: Assistant professor in Majmaah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012-2013: Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in DST-CSI funded Project at Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), INDIA.
Project title - Neural correlates of Well Being associated with Mindfulness Meditation:
A Neuropsychophysiological and Neuroimaging study
2006-2007: Junior Technologist at Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital, Bengaluru.
Keywords of Interest: Consciousness, Meditation, Neurophysiology, EEG, ERP, fMRI, PSG & Animal EEG