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Dr. Shantala Hegde

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Dr. Shantala Hegde

Faculty Profile

Designation
Associate Professor
Associated with NIMHANS as faculty since (Month and Year)
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Employment History

2012-2018 - Assistant Professor Professor (Neuropsychology), faculty-in-charge of Music Cognition Laboratory Department of Clinical Psyhchology, NIMHANS, Bangalore.

April 2009 –June 2012, Senior Scientific Officer, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore

 August 2008- February 2009 Associate Consultant (Cognitive Psychologist) Learning Laboratory, Talent Transformation Division WIPRO, Bangalore

Educational Qualifications
MSc (Psych), MPhil (Clin Psych), PhD (area of specialization- Neuropsychology)
Awards, Fellowships and Recognitions, Memberships

2018- Wellcome Trust/India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship

2017- Affiliate Professional Member- The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy

2017-Fondazione Pierfranco e Lusia Mariani Foundation Scholarship- Neuroscience and Music  VI

2017- ACIAN  Trust International Travel Grant (4th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology Trust)

2016- Fellow, Helsinki Summer School in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Brain Research Unit Institute of Behavioral Sciences & Cicero Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland. 

2016 - Science Fellow, Exploring Mind Through Music 2016, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

April 2009- June 2012- Worked towards establishing the Music Cognition Laboratory at NIMHANS 

2012- Nominated for the 'Young researcher award' by the Society for Education, Music and Psychology  Research (SEMPRE) -12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) & the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), 23-28 July 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece.   

2012- The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE) attendance bursary award (750 Euros) - 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) & the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), 23-28 July 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece.   

 2012- International Travel Grant, by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to present paper at the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) & the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), 23-28 July 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

2012- ACIAN  Trust International Travel Grant (4th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology Trust) 

2011- Best Paper Award, at the at the First National Conference on Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, KA, India, November 24-26, 2011. 

2011- International Travel Grant awarded by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to present paper at the  2011 Conference of Society for Music Perception & Cognition, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, August 11-14, NY, USA. 

2010- Program committee member for the European Cognitive Science Conference 2011 (EuroCogSci 2011) to be held  New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria 21-24 May 2011 

2009- ‘The International Young Investigator Award’, by the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. This award was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), USA. 

2007 - International Travel grant awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)to present paper at the International Travel Grant awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to present paper at the 2007 Society for Music Perception & Cognition Conference held in Concordia University, Montreal and towards one month laboratory visit to International Laboratory for Brain Music and Sound Research (BRAMS) 

2007-  International Travel Grant awarded by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to present paper at the 2007 Society for Music Perception & Cognition Conference held in Concordia University, Montreal and towards one month laboratory visit to International Laboratory for Brain Music and Sound Research (BRAMS) 

 2007-  Fellowship awarded by the ACIAN Trust, to present paper at the 2007 Society for Music Perception & Cognition Conference held in Concordia University, Montreal and towards one month laboratory visit to International Laboratory for Brain Music and Sound Research (BRAMS) 

2006- Fellowship to attend the ‘National School on New Dimension to NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance): from Molecules to Human Behavior’ organized by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE, Manipal 

2005- Fellowship awarded by the Vivian Smith Advanced Studies Institute of the ‘International Neuropsychological Society’ 

2000National Eligibility for Lectureship awarded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India. 

 

Contact Information
+91 80 26995183/ 5180 (office) +91 80 26995453 (Neuropsychology Unit) +91 80 26995369 (Cognitive Psychology and Neurosciences Laboratory, Neurobiology Research Center) Email: shantala.hegde@gmail.com/ shantalah@nimhans.ac.in
Areas of Research Interest

Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Neuromusicology, Music Cognition, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience; Electroencephalograh-Event Related Potenal (EEG-ERP), functional Magentic Resonance Imaging methods

Other Information
Select Media Coverage
Deccan Chronicle - The road to musical recovery
 
Times of India (Chennai Edition) Hard science pitches for healing melodies 
 
The intersection - Music and Emotion

Bangalore Mirror- 16-Yr-old undergoes brain surgery while keeping awake and humming songs

I Wonder- What makes a sad song sad? 

 LiveMint- Tune in to happiness  

 World Science Festival, ‘Notes and Neurons’ June 2009