• “Attention in the heart of intelligence” by Dr. Charo Rueda, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC), University of Granada, Spain – 28th October, 2020
  • “Emotions, network dynamics and brain states” by Dr. Patrik Vuilleumier, University of Geneva, Switzerland – 29th October, 2020


  • Dr. Marieke van Vugt, University of Groningen — Distinguishing healthy and pathological mind-wandering with cognitive science and modeling
  • Prof. Anindya Sinha, National Institute of Advanced Studies — Scio Ergo Sum: Knowledge of the Self in a Nonhuman Primate [Foundation day lecture]
  • Dr. Nisheeth Srivastava, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur — Demystifying recognition and recall
  • Dr. Suryadeep Dash, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University — How the brain commits to an action: perspectives from Primate oculomotor system
  • Prof. Prof. Arne Dietrich, Department of Psychology American University of Beirut — Advances in the brain mechanisms of creative thinking


  • Prof. Harish Karnick, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur — Evolution of compositional language in a community: some computational experiments [Foundation day Lecture]
  • Dr. Aviva Berkovich-Ohana, University of Haifa, Israel — Meditation and neural alterations in self-related networks
  • Dr. Navin Cota, Imaging Genetics and Informatics Lab, Georgia State University/Mind Research Network — Multivariate Methods for fusion of Multimodal Imaging and Genetic Data in schizophrenia


  • Dr. Dipanjan Roy, IIIT Hyderabad — Tight link between endogenous oscillation and perceptual learning in the human cortex
  • Dr. Nisheeth Srivastava, University of California, San Diego, USA — Subjective probability distortions arise from selective memory recall
  • Prof. Surampudi Bapi Raju, IIIT Hyderabad and University of Hyderabad — The promise of AI
  • Dr. Samar Husain, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi — Locality and Expectation Interact: Evidence from Hindi
  • Dr. Kamal K. Chaudhary, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar — Semantic Processing: Electrophysiological Evidences
  • Prof. Pratibha Karanth, ComDEALL Trust, Bangalore — Mind or Body – the key to the self and the other in Autism
  • Dr. Arindam Bhattacharjee, University of Toronto — What did the Bayesian ideal observer teach us about vibrotactile perception?
  • Mr. Saurabh Gupta, IIT Kharagpur — Location Recommendation in Social Networks


  • Prof. Sitabhra Sinha, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai — Minds, Modules and Memory: Exploring networks of the nervous system?
  • Prof. Sitabhra Sinha, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai — Why it pays to be nice to complete strangers: Co-action equilibrium in non-cooperative games
  • Prof. Suvarna Alladi, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad — Dementia and Cognitive disorders:  challenges and opportunities [Foundation day lecture]
  • Dr. Vimal Kumar, IIT Kanpur — Introduction to Game theory and Evolutionary dynamics


  • Prof. Chandan Vaidya, George Town University, USA — Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of Individual differences: Genes, Brain  & Behavior [Foundation day Lecture]
  • Prof. Anil Seth, University of Sussex, UK — Interoceptive predictive coding, conscious presence, and the experience of body ownership
  • Dr. Bart Krekelberg, Rutgers University, USA — Neural mechanisms of perceptual stability
  • Prof. Stephen Reicher, University of St. Andrews, UK — Nature of Conformity: What Milgram and Zimbardo’s Studies Really Show


  • Mr. Dean Pospisil, Pitzer College, California, USA — Neuroscience and Art in a Global Context
  • Dr. Saskia Jaarsveld, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany — Solving and Creating 3×3 Matrices: Do Intelligence and Creativity show an Identical Development?
  • Dr. Kirstin Bergstrom, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany —The irrelevant speech effect in short-term memory: The role of phonological interference
  • Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Dirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology — Brain Computer Interface to improve quality of life of differently abled persons
  • Dr. Snehlata Jaiswal, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi — Inhibitory binding in working memory
  • Dr. Supriya Ray, Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, California, USA — Oculomotor decision making in the eye fields of primate brain


  • Dr. Sumantra Chattarji, National Centre of Biological Sciences, Bangalore — Effect of Stress on Hippocampus and Amygdala [Foundation Day Lecture]
  • Dr. Vaughn Becker. Arizona State University, USA — A Functionalist approach to social signal detection
  • Dr. Nirmalya Guha, IIT Kanpur — Blockers, Watchmen and the War of Cognitions: A New Epistemology
  • Dr. Krishna Prasad Miyapuram, Consumer Perception and Beh. Dept., Uniliver R & D, Netherlands
  • Prof. Max Velmans, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London — Reflexive Monism: How to Arrive at an Eastern Place from a Western Direction
  • Dr. Matthew Belmonte, Visiting Professor, National Brain Research Centre, India — EEG data analysis training
  • Monk Vimal — Contemplative Practices in Modern Society
  • Dr. Ramakrisha Chakravarthi, PDF, CerCo, CNRS, France — —
  • Prof. Ype Poortinga, Tilburg University, Netherlands —
  • Prof. John Berry, Canada —
  • Prof. Amitabha Mukherjee, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur — The Semantics First Manifesto [Foundation Day Lecture]
  • Mr. Balaraju Battu, Utrecht University, Netherlands — Rationality of Economic Decisions
  • Prof. Sastri Chivukula of Indian Institute of Guwahati has visited the Centre on April 20, 2010. He has also interacted with CBCS faculty and students.
  • Prof. Harish Karnick, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur — On learning the names of Colors
  • Prof. Dean I. Radin, Institute of Noetic Sciences & Sonama State University, California, US — Mind and consciousness: Noetic experiences
  • Prof. P.K. Pandey, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi — A Cognitive view of the Syllable
  • Dr. Garga Chatterjee, Harvard University, USA — Perceptual and Cognitive processes in prospagnasia: what does it tell us about face processing


  • Prof. Barry Ruback, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. — Role of small group in Collective Behavior
  • Prof. Subhendu Ghosh, Department of Biophysics, University of Delhi — Noise in Cells, Membranes & Neurons
  • Dr. Peter Lane of School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. — Cognitive Architectures
  • Dr. Krishna Prasad Miyapuram, Unilever R&D, The Netherlands — Neuroeconomics of reward processing
  • Dr. Avi Chaudhury, McGill University, Canada — Face Perception


  • Dr. Pammi V.S. Chandrasekhar, Emory University Atlanta — Neurobiological regret and rejoice functions for aversive outcomes
  • Dr. Alarik Arenander, Director of Iowa’s Brain Research Institute & President of The Leader’s Brain and Maharshi Management University, U.S.A — The Impact of Transcendental Meditation Research on the Neuroscience of Meditative States and Human Development
  • Dr. Prasannanshu, Assistant Professor, Skyline University College, Sharjah — Psycholinguistics


  • Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharya, Goldsmiths, University of London — Neural Predictors of Cognitive Insight
  • Dr. Ramesh Mishra, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Campus Golm, Potsdam, Germany — Computational Approaches to Language & Speech Disorders
  • Dr. Atanendu Sekhar Mandal, VLSI Design Group, Central Electronics & Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, (Raj.) — Designing an Embedded Processor for Smart Camera Applications
  • Prof. Cees van Leeuwen, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan — Symmetry & Strategy: A Perceptual Organization Perspective on Dyslexia
  • Prof. Rajani Konantambigi, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai — Observation Methods


  • Prof. P.N. Tandon,  Former Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi & Member, CBCS Advisory Committee — Nature of Consciousness
  • Prof. D. Narayana Dutt, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore — EEG Signal Processing
  • Prof. Chhanda Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur — Mental Properties
  • Prof. R.M.K. Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur — Natural Language Processing in Indian Languages
  • Ms. Somsukla Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur — Modelling Concept Space: An Investigation into Bilingual Lexical Processing
  • Mr. Jaison Manjaly,  Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur — Metaphysics of the Mental: Dualism and Beyond
  • Prof. K. D. Broota, Delhi University — Introduction to Experimental Designs
  • Prof. R. C. Mishra, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi — Introduction to Culture and Cognition
  • Prof. Pawan Sinha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA — From Fragments to Objects: Mechanisms of Visual Integration
  • Dr. Bipin Indurkhya, International Institute of Information and Technology, Hyderabad — (i) Computers and Creativity (ii) Metaphor and Cognition


  • Prof. Babban Mishra, D.D.U. University — series of lectures on Language Acquisition
  • Prof. Ramadhar Singh, National University of Singapore — Meta norm enforcement: Wider Social Circle of responsibility in the East and the West
  • Mr. David Toney, University of Edinburgh, UK — (i) Computational Interfaces and(ii) Reinforcement Learning
  • Prof. Kiran Kumar, University of Mysore — Altered states of consciousness: Indian perspectives
  • Prof. G.C. Gupta, Delhi University — Theory of Mind
  • Prof. Amita Chatterjee, University of Jadhavpur, Kolkota — Language and Thought
  • Prof. R.C. Mishra, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi — Two lectures on “Cognitive Development: Cross-cultural Perspectives
  • Prof. J.P. Das, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada — Two lectures (i) PASS model approach to cognitive disorders and (ii) COGENT, A cognitive enhancement training program


  • Prof. P.N. Tandon, President, NBRC Society, and Member UGC — Neurobiology of Memory
  • Dr. B.D. Choudhary, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad — Learning Teaching & Technology
  • Dr. Sangeetha Menon, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore — Lectures on ‘Mind and Consciousness
  • Dr. Arne Dietrich, American University of Beirut, Lebanon — Two lectures on Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Prof. G.C. Gupt, University of Delhi, Delhi — Cognitive Architecture
  • Prof. J. P. Das, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada – Two lectures (i) Intelligence: What is old and what is new? and (ii) Dyslexia


  • Prof. A. K. Mohanty (Director, Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi) and Prof. L. B.Tripathi (Senior Professor, CBCS), Discussion on Interface-Cognitive Science & Linguistics
  • Prof. Shobini L. Rao, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore — Evidence of Brain Plasticity
  • Prof. Ramadhar Singh, National University of Singapore, Singapore — Various Models of Information Integration
  • Prof. A.K. Mohanty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi — Psycholinguistic Perspective of Cognitive Science
  • Dr. Sameer Singh, University of Exeter, UK — Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science


  • Prof. Pierre Dasen (Dept. of Anthropology and Education, University of Geneva), Ms. Marie Ann Brayon (Psychology and Education, University of Geneva), and Prof. R. C. Mishra (B.H.U, Varanasi) – Series of lectures on Culture and Cognition
  • Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen & Dr. Neeltje Huppes, International Centre of Education, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry — Towards an Integrated Understanding of Consciousness, 2002.
  • Prof. Manas K. Mandal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur — Cognitive Neuroscience