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Chand, Tara



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  • Dr. Tara Chand is an Assistant Professor at the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS). He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Tübingen, Germany at the intersection of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Psychiatry Clinic in Tübingen. After his doctorate, he worked as a postdoc at the Institute of Psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. The focus of his research is the investigation of affective processing in the brain and body by means of multimodal acquisition and analysis approaches.

research overview

  • As a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, he worked with the research group of Prof. Ilona Croy on affective processing during social interactions. Before his postdoctoral, Tara Chand was also a research associate at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Jena, where his work focused on the effects of ketamine on the emotional modulation of psychophysiological signals. His PhD thesis at the University of Tübingen with Prof. Dr. Martin Walter focused on the dynamics of the central-peripheral stress response following acute psychosocial stress. It provided valuable insights into the interplay between stress and physiological responses. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and is the subject of presentations at national and international conferences. In recognition of his outstanding peer-reviewed research, he has received the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Society (RFS) Awards in Science.

teaching overview

  • At the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Tara Chand taught the Master’s course “Methods in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience”, which focused on objective methods for the study of cognitive and affective processing and psycho-neurological disorders. As a PhD student at the University of Tübingen, he led many laboratory sessions for the orientation program of master’s and medical students, where he taught them the fundamentals of programming, electrophysiology and neuroimaging. He also supported them in the implementation of their research ideas through the development of tailor-made research designs.

full name

  • Tara Chand

primary email

  • tara.chand[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in