Master’s First Year: Refers to the Masters’ students of the session 2023-2025 (Email List: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Master’s Second Year: Refers to the Masters’ students of the session 2022-2024 (Email List: email@example.com)
Master’s First Year Students:
Akanksha is from Mumbai and has completed her BA in Psychology from the University of Mumbai. Her previous background in science and her appreciation for versatility and holistic understanding drew her to pursue Cognitive Science, and her research interests include consciousness, perception, and ed-tech. She is an avid reader and occasional writer, whose belief in the adage “a jack of all trades, master of none; still better than a master of one” has made her an amateur in a range of other hobbies. She hopes to work in developing better academic accommodations for neurodiverse students.
I am from Dehradun although my hometown is Buxar, Bihar and I have done my BSc in CBZ. An aspiration to explore my knowledge regarding the brain and an enthusiasm to unravel the mysteries of subconscious mind, motivated me to pursue masters in the field of cognitive science. Being an interdisciplinary field, it is an interesting approach to study the brain and human behaviour from the perspective of science as well as arts. My objective involves the enhancement of the scientific understanding regarding various aspects of consciousness, its biological basis, neural mechanism underlying the consciousness and its association with mental health condition such as PTSD and depression. Outside curricular time, I love singing, I like to paint and draw mandala art, playing basketball, volleyball and badminton and I am also a taekwondo player. I also love to travel and explore new places.
I come from Odisha and was born and brought up in Kharagpur, West Bengal. I completed my bachelor’s in applied psychology from Amity University, Kolkata. It was during my second year in college that I was introduced to the fields of Physiological and Cognitive Sciences. Human behaviour had always intrigued me from the very beginning, but to be able to comprehend each minute mechanism behind every aspect of our behaviour, fascinated me the most. My background in psychology has enabled me to explore a variety of topics such as states of stress and relaxation, emotion induction through literary texts, and the processes that underlie language acquisition and memory formation. A basic exposure to EEG studies and observing wave-based data during creative or meditative activities, as well as some exposure to programming to analyse language stylistics using various statistical tools continued to interest me and hold my attention. My other interests include playing the guitar and the piano, reading, and exploring while taking photographs.
A room of many colours, as people might call him, he’s a poet, a musician, a writer, a photographer, a public speaker, an EMCEE, a budding researcher et al. He believes in experiencing life in the present and embraces each moment that comes to him. From an academia perspective, he is an engineering graduate in ECE from IPU, Delhi, and is presently here to understand people, their behaviour and how they perceive everything around, especially music.
Kundal hails from Indore and has successfully completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology from DAVV, Indore. His abiding fascination with brain sciences, coupled with an unwavering passion for unravelling the intricacies of the human mind, led him to the captivating realm of Cognitive Science. Endowed with an insatiable curiosity and an analytical mindset, he aspires to dedicate his career to comprehending how the brain processes information, shapes behaviour, and ultimately gives rise to the enigma of consciousness. His primary interests encompass Cognitive Neuroscience, Perception, and the Philosophy of Mind. Beyond his academic pursuits, he delights in exploring various facets of life, immersing himself in reading books, producing music, and engaging in badminton matches.
I was born and brought up in Varanasi and pursued an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Zoology, and Biotechnology from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore. While my undergraduate modules tipped my interest towards Neuroscience, my fascination with multi-disciplinary approach to research helped me transition into the field of Cognitive Science. As I currently explore the different domains that studies the mind, I am interested to delve deeper into cognitive brain functions and its implications for HCI and AI. Apart from academia I am interested in art, media, photography, and science fiction.
I was born and brought up in Allahabad. My formative years unfolded at St. Mary’s Covent Inter College. I then went on to pursue my undergrad in Political Science from Sri Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi.
However, it was the year 2019 that sowed the seeds of neuroscience in my mind, when I came to Cbcs and won the Brain Bee Championship.
This triumph acted as a catalyst, propelling me towards Cognitive Science—a crossroads of disciplines. My passion lies in intertwining public policy and public opinion with the intricate threads of cognitive psychology and human behaviour.
Beyond the confines of the classroom, I find solace in writing and oratory. I love to curate nuanced playlists and strategies.
Reading, debating, and immersing myself in true crime podcasts are my chosen indulgences. Amidst it all, drumming and photography find their place. Yet, it is literature and psychology that reside at the core of my being.
“Like if Cleopatra grew up in a small town.” – T.S.
The ability to have a multi-perspective approach is something I was truly intrigued as I entered the secondary level in school. The thought of approaching a subject with multiple dimensions rather than having a single extensive approach was something new to me and caught my attention. I went on to pursue graduation extending my approach with the same mindset. Bachelor’s in architecture satisfied my creative inclination to an extent with a firm realization that my architectural projects were always circling the psychological approach to the design. By the end of Graduation my interest points were set around–psychology, consciousness, meditation, brain-computer interaction, etc. That was the time I came across the term, “Cognitive Science” and I started with the intention to understand the aspects it was offering. My other interests are writing, reading, painting–but mostly I wander off.
Human behaviour has always fascinated Sidharth, and the human psyche is a subject of keen interest to him, and cognitive sciences provided the perfect backdrop to study the intricacies of behaviour and cognition with an objective lens. Reason, individualism, and scepticism are some of the beliefs he holds dear. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology.
I was born and brought up in Allahabad and I pursued my undergraduate degree in Biology. I’ve always been fascinated by the functioning of the human mind and how it influences our behaviour and perception of the world. The interdisciplinary approach of cognitive science allowed me to explore both the theoretical aspects of human cognition and the practical applications of technology in understanding and simulating cognitive processes. It brings together psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and even computer science to unravel the complexities of human cognition. The idea of comprehending how thoughts are formed, how memories are stored and retrieved, and how language shapes our understanding of the world is incredibly intriguing to me. I believe that studying cognitive science can provide insights not only into human nature but also into the development of advanced AI and intelligent systems. I enjoy engaging in activities that allow me to unwind and explore different aspects of life. I love to travel and explore this beautiful world around us. I find it relaxing to take long walks in nature, which also gives me a chance to clear my mind. I’m a bit of a food enthusiast, so trying out new recipes and exploring different cuisines is also a something I love to do. Additionally, I’m a STEM educator, which gives me a chance to pass on my love of science to others. Overall, I’m someone who’s driven by a curiosity about the human mind and dedicated to exploring this magic scientifically.
Master’s Second Year Students:
Ananya is tenacious,hard working and a dreamer who loves to dream big and aims for big things in life. She is from a small city Mau( UP). She has completed her gradution in Psychology, Political Science and English literature from Lucknow university . And while being on a journey with psychology she got to know about Cog Sci which really interested her and here she is exploring understanding of human mind.She is interested in human behaviour, cognitive disorders,emotions and functioning of mind. Somedays it comes to being totally unaware about it but maybe that’s what make her more driven to learn about it. Apart from academics she loves exploring the nature, doodling ,painting,and a eclectic taste of music.
Ankita belongs to Patna, Bihar. She has completed her graduation in Neurophysiology technology from JIPMER, Puducherry where she majored in Clinical Neurophysiology and electrophysiology following which she chose to pursue cognitive science and broke the chain of finding technical jobs after studying neurotechnology. Her interests lie in the areas of neuroprosthesis, neurobionic devices, cognitive disorders, brain stimulation techniques and cognitive development.
Arvindhane is from Pondicherry where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Dialysis Technology (Paramedical) at JIPMER. His curiosity to explore the complexity of human mind and his cravings to understand thoughts and emotions led him to pursue Cognitive Science. He loves to think and question about self & his reality around very often. Derives great pleasure both physically and mentally by playing Basketball in his free time.
“Eclectic” is the word that describes Joveta’s backgrounds as well as her interests. She is from Bengaluru and completed her graduation in Psychology, English Literature and Journalism from Jain University. Her interests lie in Decision Making, Consumer Neuroscience, UX/UI Design, Time Perception and Perception of Music.
Radhika is from Jhansi and completed her bachelors in Mathematics honours from Miranda House, University of Delhi.
Always being equally fascinated by science and art, and how our brains function, led her to the study of mind.
Her areas of interest are cognitive neuroscience, memory and learning, brain plasticity, AI, decision-making and music cognition. Outside the classroom she can be found petting dogs in the campus, reading, taking photographs, exploring different cuisines or maybe singing in her room.
Rajneet comes from Punjab. Human behaviour intrigues her. The day she got to know about Psychology, she decided that she want to explore the field. She completed her B.A. (Hons) in psychology. Through her journey with psychology she got to know about cognitive science. Which brought her here with the idea to explore cognition and thus behavior in terms of brain activity
Remya is a native of Kerala. She completed her Bachelors in Psychology from University of Calicut. The main reason for opting a masters in Cognitive Science was her interest in understanding the intricacies of brain activity and its effects on Cognition. Her area of interests are decision making, emotion, UI\UX design and consumer behavior. She aspires to utilize her knowledge and skills in the area of product development. Apart from academics she spends most of her time reading and working on mandala art.
Rohit is from Mumbai and has completed his Bachelors in Instrumentation Engineering from V.E.S.I.T. (Mumbai University). His curiosity about philosophical concepts combined with his fascination with equations has led him to the path of pursuing Cognitive Science in order to figure out the algorithms that govern the human mind. His interests lie in Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience to answer these questions.
Mufeed is from Kerala. He completed his bachelor’s in psychology from Calicut University. He is interested in decision-making, emotion, attention and consciousness. He loves music and cricket.
Shubhi is a free spirit ,exploring who she is and always being in awe of her interesting life. She is from Jabalpur(M.P) and has completed her Bachelors from Institute for Excellence in Higher Education,Bhopal. She believes that “the mind is always willing to help us” and loves the beautiful paradox of the mind using itself to understand itself. While researches in sleep,dreams,false memories,the secret life of plants,decision making and mental imagery amaze her, it all comes down to believing that “I know nothing” and this must be a good point to start and never turn back!
Sumit is from Kolkata and has his B.Sc. in psychology from Calcutta University. After finishing his 12th-grade year, he was first introduced to psychology and became interested in it.He found interest in cognitive science since it can provide him with a much better understanding of human behaviour and emotions. His areas of interest are UI/UX design, psycholinguistics, and consumer behaviour.
Utkarsh Shukla is an ambitious, overthinking, and perseptive guy from the city of nawabs – Lucknow. Coming from a psychology background, Utkarsh has multiple interests in the field of cognitive science, with computational linguistics, decision-making, game theory, and psychometrics, to name a few. He is interested in integrating human sciences with the machine world by critically understanding both. Apart from studies, he loves to listen to Hindi music and is always interested in movies and series on which he spends his free time.