Niharika Singh

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Assistant Professor


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Ph.D., Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India

M.Sc. (Cognitive Science), Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India

B.Sc. (Biology), University of Allahabad, India

Research Interests:

Language processing, language and attention and vision interaction, bilingualism and cognitive control

Research Projects:

“Age related differences in prediction in language comprehension.” Funded under CSRI-DST (2021- 2024)

Interaction of global and local attention and sentence comprehension (funded by DST) (Completed)


Journal articles

1.     Saint-Aubin, J., Hilchey, M. D., Mishra, R., Singh, N., Savoie, D., Guitard, D., & Klein, R. M. (2018). Does the relation between the control of attention and second language proficiency generalize from India to Canada? Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(3), 208–218.

2.     Mishra, R. K., & Singh, N. (2016). The influence of second language proficiency on bilingual parallel language activation in Hindi-English bilinguals. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28, 396-411.

3.     Singh, N., & Mishra, R. K. (2015). Unintentional activation of translation equivalents in bilinguals leads to attention capture in a cross-modal visual task. PloS one, 10(3), e0120131.

4.     Singh, N., & Mishra, R.K. (2015).  The modulatory role of second language proficiency on performance monitoring: evidence from a saccadic countermanding task in high and low proficient bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1481.

5.     Mishra, R. K. & Singh, N. (2014). Language non-selective activation of orthography during spoken word processing in Hindi–English sequential bilinguals: an eye tracking visual world study. Reading and Writing, 27(1), 129-151. doi:10.1007/s11145-013-9436-5

6.     Singh, N., & Mishra, R. K. (2013). Second language proficiency modulates conflict-monitoring in an oculomotor Stroop task: evidence from Hindi-English bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology4:322. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00322.

7.     Singh, N., & Mishra, R. K. (2012). Does language proficiency modulate oculomotor control? Evidence from Hindi–English bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition15(4), 771–781. doi:10.1017/S1366728912000065.

8.     Mishra, R. K., Hilchey, M. D., Singh, N., & Raymond, M. (2012). On the time course of exogenous cueing effects in bilinguals : Higher proficiency in a second language is associated with more rapid endogenous disengagement, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(8), 1502-1510

9.     Huettig, F., Singh, N., & Mishra, R. K. (2011). Language-mediated visual orienting behavior in low and high literates, Frontiers in Psychology, 2:285. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00285

10.  Singh, N., & Mishra, R. K. (2010). Simulating Motion in Figurative Language Comprehension, The Open Neuroimaging Journal4, 46-52

11.  Mishra, R. K., & Singh, N. (2010). Online Fictive Motion Understanding: An Eye-Movement Study With Hindi. Metaphor and Symbol, 25(3), 144-161.

Book Chapters

1.     Mishra, R. K. & Singh, N. (2016).Top-down influence of executive control in bilinguals: Influence of proficiency. In John W. Schwieter (Ed.). Cognitive control and consequences in the multilingual mind. John Benjamins Publishing.

2.   Mishra, R. K., & Singh, N. (2015). Spoken Word Mediated Interference in a Visual Task: Eye-Tracking Evidence from Bilinguals. In Attention and Vision in Language Processing (pp. 165-181). Springer India.