Cognitive Science Lab
Cognitive Science is the study of the mind and intelligence, and shares rich interdisciplinarity across Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Education and Media Studies. The overarching goals of Cognitive Science is to understand and model the mind and its processes like attention, memory, executive functions by utilizing ideas and approaches from these complementary disciplines.
The Cognitive Science Division within the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at IIIT-D comprises faculties with backgrounds in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience and Media Psychology. Present areas of research in the Cognitive Science Lab include Visual Attention and Perception, Social and Affective Cognition, and the processing of media messages.
We employ psychophysical and neurophysiological methodologies for experimentation. Presently the lab is equipped with an eye-tracker, which is being used to record gaze positions and pupil diameter, while participants are performing various cognitive behavioral tasks.