Narayanan Srinivasan

Narayanan SrinivasanProfessor & Head

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Awards and Honors

Award for Excellence, University of Allahabad

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Fellow, Psychonomic Society


PhD (Psychology) – University of Georgia, Athens, USA

MS (Psychology) – University of Georgia, Athens, USA

ME (Electrical Engineering) – Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

BSc (Physics) – University of Madras, Chennai, India

Representative Publications: [For a larger list, see my other publications page]

Edited Books

Guest Editor (Special Issues)

  • Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2017). Mindfulness, Emotion and Cognition. Mindfulness, Volume 8(1), Springer.
  • van Leeuwen, C., Srinivasan, N., & Jordan, S. (2015). Complexity in Brain and Cognition. Cognitive Processing, Volume 16(4), Springer.
  • Raffone, A, Srinivasan, N, & van Leeuwen, C. (2014). Understanding perceptual awareness and its neural basis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1641).
  • Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Special Issue on Neuroscience of Meditation and Consciousness, Cognitive Processing, Springer.

Selected Publications

  • Srivastava, N., & Srinivasan, N. (in press). Intertemporal impulsivity can also arise from persistent failure of long-term plans. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary on Pepper & Nettle (2017)]
  • Kar, B. R., Srinivasan, N., Nehabala, Y., & Nigam, R. (2017). Proactive and reactive control depends on emotional valence: A Stroop study with emotional expressions and words. Cognition & Emotion. [pdf] [doi].
  • Kumar, D., & Srinivasan, N. (2017). How multi-scale control structures sense of agency: Investigating intentional binding using event-control approach. Consciousness and Cognition, 49, 1-14. [doi].
  • Mukherjee, S., Sahay, A., Pammi, V. S. C., & Srinivasan, N. (2017). Is loss-aversion magnitude-dependent? Measuring prospective affective judgments regarding gains and losses. Judgment and Decision Making, 12, 81-89.
  • Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2017). Mindfulness and cognitive functions: Toward a unifying neurocognitive framework. Mindfulness, 8, 1-9. [pdf] [doi]
  • Singh, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2017).  Concentrative meditation influences visual awareness: A study with color afterimages. Mindfulness, 8, 17-26. [pdf]  [doi]
  • Becker, J.C., Butz, D.A., Sibley, C.G., Barlow, F.K., Bitacola, L., Christ, O., Khan, S., Leong, C.H., Pehrson, S., Srinivasan, N., Sulz, A., Tausch, N., Urbanska, K., & Wright, S. (2017). What do National Flags Stand For? An Exploration of Associations across 11 Countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 335-352. [doi]
  • Tybur, J.M., …, Srinivasan, N., …, & Zezelj, I. (2016). Parasite stress and pathogen avoidance relate to distinct dimensions of political ideology across 30 nations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(44), 12408-12413. [pdf] [doi]
  • Khan, S.S., Hopkins, N., Reicher, S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., & Stevenson, C. (2016). Collective participation impacts on social identity: A longitudinal study with control data. Political Psychology, 37, 309-325. [pdf] [doi]
  • Reicher, S., Hopkins, N., Khan, S.S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., & Stevenson, C. (2016). Explaining effervescence: How shared social identity produces positive experiences in crowds. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 20-32. [pdf] [doi]
  • Jordan, J.S., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2015). The role of complex systems theory in cognitive science. Cognitive Processing, 16, 315-317. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., Tewari, S., Makwana, M., & Hopkins, N. (2015). Attention mediates the effect of context-relevant social meaning on prospective duration judgments. Timing and Time Perception, 3, 189-200. [pdf] [doi]
  • Khan, S.S., Hopkins, N., Reicher, S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., & Stevenson, C. (2015). Shared identity predicts enhanced health at mass gatherings. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 18(4), 504-522. [pdf] [doi]
  • Husain, S., Vasishth, S., & Srinivasan, N. (2015). Integration and prediction difficulty in Hindi sentence comprehension: Evidence from an eye-tracking corpus. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 8(2):1-12. [pdf] [doi]
  • Bandyopadhyay, D., Srinivasan, N., & Pammi, V. S. C. (2015). Differential effects of irrelevant emotional context on regret and rejoice: A behavioural economic investigation of decision making under risk. Psychological Studies, 66, 249-256. [pdf] [doi]
  • Gupta, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2015). Only irrelevant sad but not happy faces are inhibited under high perceptual load. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 747-754. [pdf] [doi]
  • Raffone, A., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2015). Rapid switching and complementary evidence accumulation enable flexibility of an all-or-none global workspace for control of attentional and conscious processing: A reply to Wyble et al. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 370(1661):20140315. [pdf] [doi]
  • Khan, S.S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., Hopkins, N., Reicher, S., & Ozakinci, G. (2014). Efficacy and well-being in rural north India: The role of social identification with a large-scale community identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 787-798. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N. (2014). Are there really autonomous “unconscious” goals that drive behavior? An event-control approach to goals and actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:723. [pdf] [doi]
  • Husain, S., Vasishth, S., & Srinivasan, N. (2014). Strong expectations cancel locality effects: Evidence from Hindi. PLoS ONE, 9(7):e100986. [pdf]  [doi]
  • Becker, D. V., & Srinivasan, N. (2014). The vividness of the happy face. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 189-194. [doi]
  • Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., & Manjaly, J. (2014). Global processing fosters donations towards charity appeals framed in an approach orientation. Cognitive Processing, 15, 391-396. [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., & Gingras, B. (2014). Emotional intelligence predicts individual differences in proneness for flow among musicians: The role of control and distributed attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:608. [pdf] [doi]
  • Raffone, A, Srinivasan, N, & van Leeuwen, C. (2014). Perceptual awareness and its neural basis: bridging experimental and theoretical paradigms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1641):20130203. [doi]
  • Raffone, A., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2014). The interplay of attention and consciousness in visual search, attentional blink and working memory consolidation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences369(1641):20130215. [doi]
  • Kumar, D., & Srinivasan, N. (2014). Naturalizing sense of agency with a hierarchical event-control approach. PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92431. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., & Mukherjee, S. (2014). Even ‘unconscious thought’ is influenced by attentional mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 40-41. [pdf]  [doi]
  • Khare, V., Verma, A., Kar, B. R., Srinivasan, N. & Brysbeart, M. (2013). Bilingualism and the increased attentional blink effect: Evidence that the difference between bilinguals and monolinguals generalizes to different levels of second language proficiency. Psychological Research, 77, 728-737. [pdf] [doi]
  • Lohani, M., Gupta, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Cross-cultural evaluation of the international affective picture system on an Indian sample. Psychological Studies, 58, 233-241. [pdf]  [doi]
  • Baijal, S., Nakatani, C., van Leeuwen, C., & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Processing statistics: An examination of focused and distributed attention using event related potentials. Vision Research, 85, 20-25. [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., Hopkins, N.P., Reicher, S.D., Khan, S.S., Singh, T., & Levine, M. (2013). Social meaning of ambiguous sounds influences retrospective duration judgments. Psychological Science, 24, 1060-1062. [pdf] [doi]
  • Bandyopadhyay, D., Srinivasan, N., & Pammi, V.S.C. (2013). Dissociable effects of task irrelevant emotional information on decision making under risk. Neuroscience of Decision Making, 1:1. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., Mukherjee, S., Mishra, M. V., & Kesarwani, S. (2013). Evaluating the role of attention in the context of unconscious thought theory: Differential impact of attentional scope and load on preference and memory. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:37. [pdf] [doi]
  • Mukherjee, S. & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Attention in preferential choice. Progress in Brain Research, 202, 117-134. [pdf] [doi]
  • Bandyopadhyay, D., Pammi, V. S. C., & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Role of affect in decision making. Progress in Brain Research, 202, 37-53. [pdf] [doi]
  • Vasishth, S., Shaher, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2012). The role of clefting, word order and given-new ordering in sentence comprehension: Evidence from Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 5, 35-56. [pdf]
  • Tewari, S., Khan, S.S., Hopkins, N., Srinivasan, N., & Reicher, S. (2012). Participation in mass gatherings can benefit well-being: Longitudinal and control data from a North Indian Hindu pilgrimage event. PLOS ONE, 7(10): e47291. [pdf] [doi]
  • Kumar, D., & Srinivasan, N. (2012). Hierarchical event-control and subjective experience of agency. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:410. [pdf] [doi]
  • Saxena, N., Srinivasan, N., & Pandey, J. (2012). Desired change in outcome affects the structure of counterfactual thinking. International Journal of Mind, Brain, and Cognition, 3, 39-57. [pdf]
  • Lachmann, T., Khera, G., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2012). Learning to read aligns visual analytical skills with grapheme-phoneme mapping: evidence from illiterates. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, 4:8. [pdf] [doi]
  • Becker, V.D., Neel, R., Srinivasan, N., Neufeld, S., Kumar, D., & Fouse, S. (2012). The  vividness of happiness in dynamic facial displays of emotion. PLoS One, 7(1): e26551. [pdf] [doi]
  • Bhattacharjee, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Hindustani raga representation and identification: A transition probability based approach. International Journal of Mind, Brain, and Cognition, 2, 63-92. [pdf]
  • Kumar, D., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Emotion perception is mediated by spatial frequency content. Emotion, 11, 1144-1151. [pdf] [doi]
  • Baijal, S., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Consolidation of statistical information of multiple objects in working memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 1733-1741. [pdf] [doi]
  • Baijal, S., Jha, A., Kiyonaga, A., Singh, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). The influence of concentrative meditation training on the development of attention networks in early adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:153. [pdf] [doi]
  • Mishra, R., Pandey, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Revisiting the scrambling complexity hypothesis in sentence processing: A self-paced reading study on anomaly detection and scrambling in Hindi. Reading & Writing, 24, 709-727. [pdf] [doi]
  • Rao, C., Vaid, J., Srinivasan, N., & Chen, H. (2011). Orthographic characteristics speed Hindi word naming but slow Urdu naming: Evidence from Hindi/Urdu biliterates. Reading & Writing, 24, 679-695. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., & Gupta, R. (2011). Global-local processing affects recognition of distractor emotional faces. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 425-433. [pdf] [doi]
  • Baijal, S., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Emotional and hemispheric asymmetries in shifts of attention: an ERP study. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 280-294. [pdf] [doi]
  • Gupta, R., Kar, B.R., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Cognitive-motivational deficits in ADHD: Development of a classification system. Child Neuropsychology, 17, 67-81. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srivastava, P., Kumar, D., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Time course of visual attention across perceptual levels and objects. Acta Psychologica, 135, 335-342. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., & Hanif, A. (2010). Global-happy and local-sad: Perceptual processing affects emotion identification. Cognition & Emotion, 24, 1062-1069. [pdf] [doi]
  • Raffone, A., Tagini, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Mindfulness and the cognitive neuroscience of attention and awareness. Zygon, 45, 627-646. [pdf] [doi]
  • Ranjan, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Dissimilarity in creative categorization. Journal of Creative Behavior, 44, 71-83. [pdf] [doi]
  • Chandrasekaran, S., Athreya, D., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Investigating prospective control: when and how actions supporting cognition are generated. International Journal of Mind, Brain, and Cognition, 1, 93-114. [pdf]
  • Srinivasan, N., & Mukherjee, S. (2010). Attribute preference and selection in multi-attribute decision making: Implications for unconscious and conscious thought. Consciousness & Cognition, 19, 644-652. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., & Gupta, R. (2010). Emotion-attention interactions in recognition memory for distractor faces. Emotion, 10(2), 207-215. [pdf] [doi]
  • Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). The exploration of meditation in the neuroscience of attention and consciousness. Cognitive Processing, 11, 1-7. [pdf] [doi]
  • Baijal, S., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Theta activity and meditative states: Spectral changes during Sahaj Samadhi meditation. Cognitive Processing, 11, 31-38. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srivastava, P., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Time course of visual attention with emotional faces. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 369-377. [pdf] [doi]
  • Baijal, S., & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Types of attention matter for awareness: A study with color afterimages. Consciousness & Cognition, 18, 1039-1048. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N., Srivastava, P., Lohani, M., & Baijal, S. (2009). Focused and distributed attention. Progress in Brain Research, 176, 87-100. [pdf] [doi]
  • Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2009).  An adaptive workspace hypothesis about the neural correlates of consciousness: insights from neuroscience and meditation studies. Progress in Brain Research, 176, 161-180. [pdf] [doi]
  • Gupta, R., Kar, B. R., & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Development of task switching and post-error-slowing in children. Behavioral & Brain Functions, 5, 38. [doi]
  • Gupta, R. & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Emotions help memory for faces: Role of whole and parts. Cognition & Emotion, 23, 807-816. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N. & Pariyadath, V. (2009). GRAPHIA: A computational model for identifying phonological jokes. Cognitive Processing, 10, 1-6. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N. (2008). Interdependence of Attention and Consciousness. Progress in Brain Research, 168, 65-75. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N. & Baijal, S. (2007). Concentrative meditation enhances pre-attentive processing: A MMN study. Neuroreport, 18, 1709-1712. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N. (2007). Dynamic approaches to language processing. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 33(2), 29-44.
  • Srinivasan, N. (2007). Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity: EEG based Approaches. Methods, 42, 109-116. [pdf] [doi]
  • Dietrich, A. & Srinivasan, N. (2007). The optimal age to start a revolution. Journal of Creative Behavior, 41, 54-74. [pdf] [doi]
  • Srinivasan, N. & Brown, J.M. (2006). Effects of endogenous spatial attention on the detection and discrimination of spatial frequencies. Perception, 35, 193-200. [pdf]

Editorial Work

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