MSc. Students 2020
Aadishree Dixit holds a BA in Philosophy from Fergusson College, Pune and an MA in English with Communication Studies from CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Her various interests enjoy playing a multiplayer version of tug-of-war with her mind, but some of the areas that she would like to learn more about are learning, creativity, language, and decision making. She enjoys drinking good coffee, trying to make art, and attempting to beat writer's block.
Aarthi did her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai. She is interested in human behavior, dementia, and mental health disorders. She is adventurous and loves to try new things.
Abhinanda is a Pyschology graduate from Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University. She considers herself to be a loud Delhi-ite who likes to have lengthy anti-establishment rants when she's not thinking about momos. She hopes to merge her interest in politics and social cognition through the progression of this course. She likes to read, dance, and watch over-the-top television.
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I am a Zoology graduate from Ravenshaw University, Odisha. My research interest lies in neuroscience of memory, attention, and psychology of emotions. Music, good food, and Self-Punversation are my stress busters. I wish to become a polyglot.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. I live by the motto - Let Life Surprise You. I find joy in the simple things in life - laying next to my cat, a good book on a rainy day, feeling the warmth of the sun on a winter morning, and a good meal with the people I love. I often wonder if reality is an illusion, whether my cat has consciousness, and whether consciousness means anything at all.
Apoorva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from Ramjas College, DU. Apart from jostling with brain stuff, she watches movies unrestricted by language and era, and is always eager to have at-length discussions about anime series. Apoorva can be found tapping her feet to Dire Straits while attempting to redefine reality on a canvas.
Athira Kottayi is a graduate in Psychology from Little Flower Institute of Social Science and Health, Kerala. She is someone who is deeply in awe of the beauty of little things and moments in life, wondering at the same time about the purpose of life in an ever-expanding universe and the lack of meaning of the social constructs like one's religion, money, gender, nationality and so on, which are acquired merely as a matter of chance. She is intrigued by the intrinsic functioning of the human mind and wishes to research aspects like consciousness, neuroplasticity, sensation and perception, the influence of psychedelic plants on various human cognitive processes, and shamanism. Good times with friends and family, travelling, food, music, books, and table tennis are few of the many things that excite her.
Devangshu holds a BS in Biology from Christ University and an MSc.from the Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru. When he isn't thinking about what it feels like to be a bat, he likes to think of ways and means to understand the brain and how it continuously adapts to its surroundings to generate (mostly) appropriate behaviour. He loves to indulge in activities that make him sweat, for instance activities like drumming or playing frisbee, to name a few. Also, in case you can't find him, then he would probably be outside bird watching or trekking or engaging in some such activity.
I have a B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology degree from Maharani's College, University of Rajasthan. The fun fact about me is that I love dancing and love to explore new places, confronting unforeseen challenges, and to know unfamiliar cultures.
I have studied Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from (FLAME University), Pune. I am curious to know how humans learn and store what they learn. I like to engage myself in watching Korean dramas, reading fiction, and solo travelling. I always try to figure out how my dog understands multiple languages. Struggling with PCOS, I am learning to love myself more. I always aim to be a ‘work in progress’ so that I never stop learning (especially from my mistakes).
Khushi holds a B.Sc. (Honors) Zoology from Shivaji College, University of Delhi. A self-declared nature enthusiast who also appreciates art, aesthetic and good food, even though she prefers to eat dessert before the meal. Khushi really likes cute stuff. She is fascinated by evolution and biodiversity, especially of the marine variety and would pick animal cognition over the human mind any day. She is always up for creating, learning, or trying new things to avoid monotony at all costs.
I graduated with a first rank in Psychology majors from Ravenshaw University. I am curious about nature and nurture connections. When not engrossed in the human psyche, I go backpacking to offbeat places, and am enthusiastic about exploring diverse cultures, lifestyle and cuisines. My playlist ranges from acoustic to heavy metal. I also enjoy cooking, petting cats and dogs and dancing. I am interested in examining brain-behavior correlates of psychiatric illness and neuroplasticity.
I have a Bachelor's in Biotechnology from Government Holkar Science College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. I am a tea lover and I like watching funny tv shows. You can find me sitting peacefully, lost in a book or listening to music and creating a playlist for every occasion. My research interests are Decision making, Learning and Memory, Cognition and Emotion, Behavioral Economics
I have done my Bachelor's in Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. In my leisure time, I love listening to music, dancing, and creating art. My passion towards art always makes me wonder how artists perceive the world and in their ability to portray the finest details so exquisitely. Also, my research interest majorly lies in cognition and emotion along with perception, attention, and memory.
Simran holds a BA in Philosophy from Fergusson College, Pune. Though fascinated by everything philosophy, their research interests are primarily in the fields of socio-political philosophy and ethics. They started learning French out of love for 19th century French philosophy, but now find themself hooked to learning languages and work part-time as a French teacher. Simran is passionate about water in all its glorious forms and is the happiest while swimming, walking in the rain and jumping in puddles next to unsuspecting individuals. A fledgling triathlete, Simran aspires to do an Ironman in their lifetime.
Tanisha did her undergrad in biotechnology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Her current interests lie in psychiatric disorders, brain imaging, and brain computer interface. When she isn't sleeping, you'll find her walking around and hunting down new skills to learn.
I'm a psychology major from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) with diverse interests. An avid reader who writes occasionally and appreciates art in almost every form. I love poetry, ghazals, and cinema. I am currently busy working on my social skills, forming informed opinions, unlearning everything that isn't wired right in my brain and dreaming about a world where being apolitical is a crime!
Wardah completed her B.Sc in Psychology (Hons) from Surendranath College, University of Calcutta. Her interests include philosophy of science, computational neuroscience, AI, animal intelligence and 4E cognition.