Nandini Singh Chatterjee

Nandini Chatterjee Singh

Education (UNESCO MGIEP)


Obtained degreeInstitutionSupervisor / LabFocus of work
Masters in PhysicsUniversity of Nagpur, India  
PhD in PhysicsUniversity of Pune, India Synchronization in coupled sine-circle maps



PositionInstitution                              Supervisor / LabFocus of work
Post-doctoralOhio University Chaos in coupled diode resonators
Post-doctoralUC Berkeley Birdsong learning in zebra finches

About Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh:

Nandini Chatterjee Singh is a cognitive neuroscientist and currently Senior Project Office at UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, in New Delhi, India. Nandini works on learning, in the context of literacy, emotion and music. Nandini received her PhD in physics from the University of Pune in India. Her post doctoral research focused on auditory learning mechanisms in songbirds at University of California Berkeley. She established the first cognitive and neuroimaging laboratory in India at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) in India. Her research is focused on language, literacy, and music. Using behavioral and functional neuroimaging experiments, her research aims to understand neurodiversity especially children with autism and dyslexia. Her work in biliteracy led to the development of DALI (Dyslexia Assessment for Languages of India), the first tool standardized tool to screen and assess dyslexia in multiple Indian languages. Her research laboratory at NBRC conducts research on how Indian ragas elicit distinct emotions. Since 2017, she has been leading the development of a new framework for social and emotional learning at UNESCO MGIEP. Entitled, EMC2, this framework builds competencies in Empathy, Mindfulness, Compassion and Critical Inquiry, through a new digital interactive curriculum using global issues and is designed for adolescent children.