CogSci Journal Club @ CBCS

Cognitive Science is a multi-disciplinary field, which is young and rapidly growing. At the CBCS Journal Club, we encourage critical discussion on the diverse research areas that fall under the umbrella of Cognitive Science. Sessions are lively and throw light on how scientific research is done.

The CBCS Journal Club meets bi-monthly. Each session is led by a presenter and a discussant, decided on a volunteer basis. Published research is presented. Papers are circulated a week in advance – for listeners to read, then attend the session, if they wish to. Sessions have a 1 ½ hour duration and take place at the Centre, on Saturdays.

Participation in the Club is open to all members of CBCS.

Here’s a list of the sessions we’ve had so far :-

Session 2023-24
Date Paper Presenter Moderator
20/01/2024 Friedlander, K. J., & Fine, P. A. (2018). “The penny drops”: Investigating insight through the medium of cryptic crosswords. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 904. Akanksha Pendharkar Amruthavalli
7/10/2023 Utkarsh Shukla
23/09/2023 Sumit Sannmath Utkarsh Shukla
02/09/2023 Pelowski, M., Specker, E., Gerger, G., Leder, H., & Weingarden, L. S. (2020). Do you feel like I do? A study of spontaneous and deliberate emotion sharing and understanding between artists and perceivers of installation art. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 14(3), 276–293. Amruthavalli Poulami Kar
19/08/2023 Neys, W. D. (2006). Dual Processing in Reasoning: Two Systems but One Reasoner. Psychological Science, 17(5), 428–433. Rohit Singh Poulami Kar
05/08/2023 Paolo Capotosto, Valentina Sulpizio, Gaspare Galati & Antonello Baldassarre (2023). Visuo-spatial attention and semantic memory competition in the parietal cortex. Ankita Rani Amruthavalli
Session 2022
Date Paper Presenter Moderator
31/01/2022 Norenzayan, A., Atran, S., Faulkner, J. & Schaller, M. (2006). Memory and mystery: The cultural selection of minimally counterintuitive narratives. Ansh Bharadwaj Hurshitha Vasudevan
07/02/2022 Mon, S.K., Nencheva, M., Citron, F.M.M., Lew-Williams, C. & Goldberg, A.E. (2021). Conventional metaphors elicit greater real-time engagement than literal paraphrases or concrete sentences. Sayali Pethe Dr. Supriya Ray
21/02/2022 Frick, A., Brandimonte, M.A., & Chevalier, N. (2021). Disentangling the respective contribution of task selection and task execution to self-directed cognitive control development. Tripti Verma Ganga Tiwari
12/03/2022 Ferrier, D.E., Bassett, H.H., & Denham, S.A. (2014). Relations between executive functions and emotionality in preschoolers : Exploring a transitive cognitive-emotion linkage. Frontiers in Psychology. Moon Majumdar Amruthavalli
26/03/2022 Felker, E., Klockmann, H., & De Jong, N. (2019). How conceptualizing influences fluency in first and second language speech production. Applied psycholinguistics. Swati Kushwaha Kriti Das
16/04/2022 Pan, Y., Cheng, QP. & Luo, QY (2012). Working memory can enhance unconscious visual perception. Hurshitha Vasudevan Gokul Krishna
Logistics of the club is managed by the J.C. Committee.

For any support or further information, you may contact

Ankita Rani ( or,

Utkarsh Shukla (