Publications and Presentations

1.     Basavaraju RSanjay TNMehta UMMuralidharan KThirthalli J. Cortical inhibition in symptomatic and remitted mania compared to healthy subjects: A cross-sectional study. Bipolar Disord. 2017 Dec;19(8):698-703.

2.   Mirror neuron dysfunction and ego-boundary disturbances in schizophrenia: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Basavaraju R, Mehta UM, Thirthalli J, Gangadhar BN. Indian J Psychol Med. 2015 Jan-Mar;37(1):58-65.

 

3.   Association of intracortical inhibition with social cognition deficits in schizophrenia: Findings from a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Mehta UM, Thirthalli J, Basavaraju R, Gangadhar BN. Schizophr Res. 2014 Sep;158(1-3):146-50

 

4.   Mirror neuron activity and symptom severity in drug-naïve mania - a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Mehta UM, Basavaraju R, Thirthalli J. Brain Stimul. 2014 Sep-Oct;7(5):757-9

 

5.   Reduced mirror neuron activity in schizophrenia and its association with theory of mind deficits: evidence from a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Mehta UM, Thirthalli J, Basavaraju R, Gangadhar BN, Pascual-Leone A. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Sep;40(5):1083-94

 

6.   Mirror neuron dysfunction-a neuro-marker for social cognition deficits in drug naïve schizophrenia. Mehta UM, Basavaraju R, Thirthalli J, Gangadhar BN. Schizophr Res. 2012 Nov;141(2-3):281-3

 

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7.   Mirror neuron disinhibition may be linked with catatonic echo-phenomena: a single case TMS study. Mehta UM, Basavaraju R, Thirthalli J. Brain Stimul. 2013 Jul;6(4):705-7

AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

1.   Won the Zonal level Dr. D.S.Raju Memorial PG Paper Award for the oral paper presentation titled “Mirror Neuron Dysfunction and Ego-boundary disturbances in Schizophrenia: A TMS Study” at IPSOCON-2013, Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS)-South Zone at Kumarkoam, Kerala on 18-20th October 2013.

 

2.   Won the Dr. H.S. Subramanyam Memorial Best PG Paper Award in 23rd annual conference of KANCIPS, Indian Psychiatric Society, Karnataka Chapter, held on 3rd August 2013 in Hassan, Karnataka, for the paper titled “Mirror Neuron Dysfunction and Ego-boundary disturbances in Schizophrenia: A TMS Study”

 

3.   Presented poster titled, “Mirror neuron activity and symptom dimensions in drug-naïve mania- a transcranial magnetic stimulation study” at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders in Seoul, South Korea, March 18-21, 2014.

 

4.   Presented the poster titled “Mirror Neuron Dysfunction and Ego-boundary disturbances in Schizophrenia: A TMS Study” in IConS VI (6th International Conference on Schizophrenia) held by SCARF (Schizophrenia Research Foundation) in Chennai, Sep 21-23 2012 

 

5. Presented a paper titled “Cognitive functioning in Schizophrenia, specific areas of impairment and its’ implications” on 31st Aug 2008 in the conference KANCIPS-2008, Manipal (Karnataka State Branch of Indian Psychiatric Society).