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ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science

Welcome! Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS8) aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to cognitive science. Two types of contributions are welcome: theoretical developments arising from practical problems, and case studies where methodologies are applied. The themes will broadly cover as many fields within Cognitive Science as possible and we will invite papers from domains as varied as computer science, signal processing, HCI, psychology, Linguistics, philosophy of mind and so on. Hosting this event in AMBC has the added advantage of bringing this new domain to the students and researchers from various institutes of north east India and offer them an opportunity to interact between theoreticians and practitioners. Prominent researchers from the field will deliver keynote addresses and we will also invite oral and poster presentations.

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Program Schedule

Day 1 | Thursday, January 20, 2022

09:00 – 10:15AM | Inaugural ceremony

10:15 – 10:30AM | Tea Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Keynote Talk 1

  • Game-based courses for learning – results of an online digital game-based course to build social and emotional skills in adolescents | Nandini Chatterjee Singh, UNESCO MGIEP

11:35 – 12:55PM | Poster Session 1

  • Personality Profiles of ‘Troublesome’ People | Apeksha Srivastava and Frederick L. Coolidge | Zoom Link
  • Introducing a standardize affective picture set based on repetitious everyday life pictures in Iranian media | Arefe Atamanesh, Abdol-Hossein Vahabie, Javad Hatami and Pooya Sajjadi
  • Psycho-Social Correlates Of Suicidal Ideation Among College Student | Anajan Prusty 
  • Interaction between Enumeration and Perceptual Averaging over different Presentation duration | Sumit Pareek, Anjana Prusty, Anuj Shukla and Rakesh Sengupta | Zoom Link
  • Recall Errors For Features In A Single Object Increases With Intervening Recall Probe Question | Srishti Jain, Raju S. Bapi and Rakesh Sengupta | Zoom Link
  • The decrease in Vitamin D and changes in white matter integrity leads to cognitive impairment in elderly population from Northern India | Abhai Kumar and Rameshwar Nath Chaurasia
  • Waist circumference and body fat percentage are the potential indicators of cognitive performance among postmenopausal women | Mankamal Kaur and Maninder Kaur | Zoom Link
  • Effects of early abstinence on cognitive functions in alcohol-dependent patients | Amol Kirat Kaur and Dr. Prabhoo Dayal | Zoom Link
  • The Perception of Abstractness of Concepts | Vanalata Bulusu | Zoom Link
  • Effect Prospective Memory Loading On Accuracy Of Prospective Memory And Ongoing Task | Dasmine D’Souza, Gagan Bajaj and Jayashree Bhat | Zoom Link
  • ‘Am I what I believe?’ An attempt to explore Metacognitive Accuracy using Absolute Self-Estimations. | Nidhi Lalu Jacob, Dr. Gagan Bajaj, Aysha Rooha, Dr. Vinitha Mary George and Dr. Jayashree S Bhat | Zoom Link
  • Turnover Decision Making Under Risk: Evaluating The Mediating Role Of Organizational Justice And Organizational Commitment Among The Security Personnel In Jammu & Kashmir | Dr. Shakir Hussain Parrey | Zoom Link
  • ‘Are my cognitive abilities really as good as others?’ – A study to explore metacognitive abilities | Aysha Rooha, Dr. Gagan Bajaj, Nidhi Lalu Jacob, Dr. Vinitha Mary George and Dr. Jayashree S. Bhat | Zoom Link
  • Cognitive Behaviour In Teleost | Atifa Haseeb Ansari and Sippy Singh | Zoom Link
  • Cultural Adaptation of M-CHAT R/F Malayalam version | Dr. Nandini Jayachandran, Dr. Immanuel Thomas, Dr. Mary Iype, Dr. Suresh P.A. and Sneha Sebastian
  • Use of Music and Social Media for Social Surrogacy during Covid-19 lockdowns in India | Saumya Srivastava and Vinoo Alluri
  • The roles of trait anxiety, psychological flexibility and coping strategies on the mental health impact of COVID-19 on college students in India | Adithya Jain, Rishabh Singhal and Priyanka Srivastava | Zoom Link
  • The Effect of the Type of Music on Human Attention | Nitya Ann Eapen, Sai Chandana Mukkamala and Madhavi Rangaswamy | Zoom Link
  • An Exploration of the Effects of Bimodal Stimuli on Selective Attention |  Krithika Nambiar and Pranesh Bhargava | Zoom Link
  • The Effect of Stress on Abstract Reasoning | Sanskar Tibrewal, Arathy Rose Tony, Vivek Pamnani and Priyanka Srivastava | Zoom Link

1:00 – 1.30 PM | Poster Q &A sessions (individual parallel Zoom sessions)

Individual zoom links will be updated soon

1:30 – 2:45 PM | Lunch Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM | Keynote Talk 2

  • Principles of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging and relevance to clinical applications | Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, University College London, UK

4:00 – 4:30 PM | Tea Break

4:30 – 6:45 PM | Talk Session 1

  • Positive, not negative, emotions facilitate response inhibition under high load | Shubham Pandey and Rashmi Gupta
  • Cross Cultural Evaluation of Emotional Words on an Indian Population | Himansh Sheoran and Priyanka Srivastava
  • Reversibility and Rationality in Jean Piaget’s Theory of Reasoning | Mark Winstanley
  • Numerosity based Go/No-go task Performance influenced by Subitizing and Estimation range but not Relative Numerosity | Srishti Jain, P. V. Raja Shekar and Rakesh Sengupta
  • How do bad memories and ability to judge Morality affect deceptive Behaviour? | P Venkata Ramana Rao, B Micheal Jackson, Rakesh Sengupta and P V Raja Shekar
  • Trait mindfulness is associated with shorter temporal horizons, but not lower delay discounting | Shivam Bohra and Narayanan Srinivasan
  • Multiple Object Awareness capacity is larger and correlates with Visual Working Memory capacity | Prasad Mane and Narayanan Srinivasan
  • Intra-individual Variability in Reaction Time: A Marker of Sex Differences in Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) Cognitive Control Tasks | B Indupriya and Singh Varsha
  • Musical aptitude – a better indicator of reaction time than musical training | Azhagammal Sc, Elvira Brattico and Vinoo Alluri
  • Contingency of the Capture: Conscious and Unconscious? | Shivam Puri, Seema Prasad and Ramesh Mishra
Day 2 | Friday, January 21, 2022

09:00 – 11:15AM | Talk Session 2

  • Electrical vestibular nerve stimulation: An alternative therapy to improve spatial and verbal memory in patients with Parkinson’s disease | Dr Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy, Dr Sudhir Gawarikar, Dr Anita Choudhary, Dr Potey G G, Dr Manju Purohit, Ashish Pathak, Rohit Singh Chouhan and Mahadik V K
  • The graded rise of inflammatory markers in hippocampus induced by intracerebroventricular streptozotocin (STZ) injection at increasing time points showed correlations with some memory impairments in rats | Nicky Singh, Debasish Bandopadhyay and Tusharkanti Ghosh
  • A scale-invariant perturbative approach to study information communication in dynamic brain networks | Varun Madan Mohan and Arpan Banerjee
  • Aperiodic and periodic components of ongoing oscillatory brain dynamics link distinct functional aspects of cognition across adult lifespan | Kusum Thuwal, Arpan Banerjee and Dipanjan Roy
  • Neurocognitive dysfunction in patients with opioid dependence: Does it improve on buprenorphine-based agonist treatment? | Abhishek Ghosh, Simranjit Kaur, Abhishek Verma, Debashish Basu, Ritu Nehra, Chirag K Ahuja, Paramjit Singh and Manish Modi
  • Measuring the Level of Consciousness in the Brain using Network Connectivity Approaches | Aditi Kathpalia and Nithin Nagaraj
  • Decoding hand grasped movement with EEG: Characterizing gamma oscillations, temporal biomarkers and other cortical potentials. | Bodda Sandeep and Shyam Diwakar
  • Direct vs Indirect injury response to neonatal brain: a study of white matter volume, Cognition and resting state network changes in Birth brachial plexus vs Traumatic brachial plexus injury. | Shubham Kaushal, Dhananjaya I. Bhat, Dhaval P. Shukla and B. Indira Devi
  • Distinct roles of MMN and P300 in processing prediction errors across modalities | Priyanka Ghosh, Siddharth Talwar and Arpan Banerjee
  • Neural Correlates of Understanding Object Concept in Human Brain | Shefali Gupta and Tapan Gandhi

11:15 – 11:25AM | Tea Break

11:25 – 11:45AM | Sponsors Presentation

  • Tobii Pro Eye tracking as tool in Research | Parag Amodkar, Tobii Pro AB

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Keynote Talk 3

  • Neural Circuits for Mental Simulation | Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 

1:00 – 2:00 PM | Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:45PM | Poster Session 2

  • Modulatory Effects of Hand Presence on Temporal Judgments | Krishnapriya Ks and Tony Thomas | Zoom Link
  • Effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Centella asiatica on 3-nitropropionic acid induced Huntington like symptoms in adult zebrafish | Vishal Kumar and Arti Singh | Zoom Link
  • Cross-cultural evaluation of erotic and gory images of International Affective Picture System on an Indian sample | Surabhi Lodha and Rashmi Gupta | Zoom Link
  • Neurocognition and COVID-19: The Identification of Neurocognitive Patterns in Patients with and without Anosmia | Madhumita Mahali and Frederick L. Coolidge | Zoom Link
  • Quercetin Alleviated Rotenone-induced Neuroinflammation, Memory, and Cognitive Alteration in Swiss Albino Mice | Dr. Juli Jain, Dr. Whidul Hasan, Mr. Pronit Biswas, Dr. Rahesh Singh Yadav and Dr. Deepali Jat | Zoom Link
  • Impairments in navigational search strategy switching during early stages of disease pathogenesis in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease | Smitha Karunakaran | Zoom Link
  • Effect of multi-talker noise at different SNRs on listening effort among individuals with noise induced hearing loss | Hemanth Shetty
  • A Review On Icariin: A Promising Perspective For Future Application In Parkinson’s Diseases | Jyoti Raghav and Nandini Dubey | Zoom Link
  • Development in a Homosexual’s Experiences: Childhood Encounters of Gay Individuals | Pratosh Kamal Das and Baiju Gopal | Zoom Link
  • Development of Cognitive retraining module for improving cognitive deficits of abstinent patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome, Cannabis Dependence Syndrome and Opioid Dependence Syndrome in a Tertiary Care De-addiction Centre of Northern India | Gaurishanker Kaloiya, Siddharth Sarkar, Piyush Ranjan, Ashwani Mishra, Tanveer Kaur and Abhishek Banga | Zoom Link

3:00 – 4:00 PM | Keynote Talk 4

  • Bottom-up and top-down strategies for multiscale brain modelling | Egidio D’angelo, University of Pavia,Italy

4:00 – 4:30 PM | Tea Break

4:30 – 5:15PM | Poster Session 2

  • Visuo-locomotive Update in Naturalistic Navigation: Multimodal analysis examining the role of familiarity and rotational locomotion | Vasiliki Kondyli and Mehul Bhatt | Zoom Link
  • Cognitive achievement in offspring of diabetic mothers | Rishikesh Behere, Sonali Wagle, Naomi Dsouza, Rohan Shah, Swapnali Sonawane, Aboli Bhalerao and Chittaranjan Yajnik | Zoom Link
  • Multimodal Screening For Dyslexia | Harismithaa Lr and Dr. G. Sudha Sadasivam | Zoom Link
  • Neurodevelopmental genes in photoparoxysmal EEG response | Swetha Damodharan, Mary Iype and Ayyappan Anitha | Zoom Link
  • Mechanism of mood stabilizing drug’s action to explore new avenue for drug target | Shruthy Priya P, Bhuvarahamurthy Venugopal and Parthasarathy Ranga N | Zoom Link
  • Efficacy of Cognitive Retraining among patients with SUDs having Cognitive Deficits: A Narrative Review | Gaurishanker Kaloiya, Abhishek Banga, Piyush Ranjan, Ashwani Mishra, Prabhu Dayal and Siddharth Sarkar | Zoom Link
  • Examining the effect of SNPs of circadian clock components in stroke induced cognitive Impairment | Dr.Dipanwita Sadhukhan, Dr. Arindam Biswas and Dr. Atanu Biswas | Zoom Link
  • One Carbon Metabolism in Health and Disease: Special Emphasis on Cognition | Prof. Kallur Nava Saraswathy
  • Dynamic allocation of cognitive resources under risk | Samarth Mehrotra and Nisheeth Srivastava
  • Investigation of Cognitive function and Brain Energy Metabolism in Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s disease | Anant Bahadur Patel

5:30 – 6.00 PM | Poster Q &A sessions (individual parallel Zoom sessions)

Individual zoom links will be updated soon

6:15 – 7:15PM | Cultural Program

Day 3 | Saturday, January 22 2022

7:30 – 8:30 AM | Keynote Talk 5

  • An empirical argument that perception is non-conceptual | Ned Block, New York University, USA 

8:30 – 9:00AM | Breakfast

09:00 – 11:45AM | Talk Session 3

  • Consciousness is an invention, neither a hard neither an easy problem, never an illusion. Consciousness it’s not the explanandum, consciousness is the explanans. | Vitor Manuel Dinis Pereira
  • Does Case Marking influence the Timing of Verb Retrieval during Sentence Production? | Mudafia Zafar and Samar Husain
  • On-center off-surround RNN model for enumeration in natural images using saliency maps | Bhavesh K Verma, Raju S. Bapi, Ravichander Janapati and Rakesh Sengupta
  • Mathematical Modelling of Biochemical Networks in Neurodegenerative Diseases | Hemalatha S and Shyam Diwakar
  • Resting-state functional MRI connectivity alterations related to cognitive changes in intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas before and after embolization treatment | Sabarish Sekar, Santhosh Kumar Kannath, Sushama Ramachandran, Ramshekhar N. Menon and Bejoy Thomas
  • Modeling joint torque estimations for a lower and upper limb based on accelerometer derived gait data for assistive exoskeleton | Abhijith Balachandran, Chaitanya Nutakki and Shyam Diwakar
  • Locality Effects in the Processing of Argument Structure and Information Status using Reading Aloud Paradigm | Rupesh Pandey, Sidharth Ranjan and Rajakrishnan Rajkumar
  • The impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on Indian students and the mediating roles of psychological flexibility and coping strategies | Adithya Jain, Rishabh Singhal and Priyanka Srivastava
  • Procrastination and Progress-Effort Characteristic of a Task | Pritam Laskar and Nisheeth Srivastava
  • Evaluating the ML Models for MindBigData (IMAGENET) of the Brain Signals | Priyanka Jain, Mayuresh Panchpor, Saumya Kushwaha and Naveen Kumar Jain

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Keynote Talk 6

  • “Humane” Computer Interaction – The role of HCI in facilitating social and vocational empowerment | Bhavani Rao, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 

1:00 – 2:00 PM | Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:20 PM | Poster Session 3

  • The Role of BMI and Perceptual Load in Attention Capture by Food Stimuli | Rajeshwari Muthukumaran, Rashmi Gupta, Naomi Kakoschke and Antonio Verdejo-García | Zoom Link
  • The benefit of knowledge generation using hands | Seokmin Kang and Mingtsan Lu | [Meeting id 5489122926]
  • Occasion Noise is moderated by Expertise: Insights from over a Billion open source chess games | Amarnath Dasaka, Bapi Raju Surampudi and Praneeth Gosu | Zoom Link
  • Visual Memory Enhancements Near The Hands | Lakshmi P and Tony Thomas | Zoom Link
  • Emo-Spots: Detection and Analysis of Emotional Attributes through Bio-Inspired Facial Landmarks | Bakkialakshmi. V.S
  • A Study On Parkinson’s Disease Under The Context Of Reinforcement Learning | Sreeja Sasidharan Rajeswari and Dr.Manjusha Nair | Zoom Link
  • Deep Learning Framework for Causal Connectivity based Epileptic Neuromarkers from Multi-channel EEG | Vishwambhar Pathak, Prabhat K Upadhyay and Vivek Gaur | Zoom Link
  • Cerebellum Model Circuitry Explaining Knockout Behaviour of Purkinje Neuron during Movement Disorder | Arathi Rajendran and Shyam Diwakar | Zoom Link
  • Stability of sensorimotor network sculpts the dynamic repertoire of resting state across age | Nisha Chetana Sastry, Dipanjan Roy and Arpan Banerjee | Zoom Link
  • Modelling neural activity dependent vascular changes in cerebellar granular layer | Sreedev R, Chaitanya Nutakki and Shyam Diwakar | Zoom Link
  • Computational Modeling of Neurovascular Coupling and fMRI BOLD Correlates of Neural Circuits using BOLDsim | Chaitanya Nutakki and Shyam Diwakar | Zoom Link
  • Implementing Web-based Bioinformatics and Biosignal Analysis Virtual Laboratories for Neuroscience Education in Universities | Dhanush Kumar, Joshy Alphonse, Krishnashree Achuthan, Bipin Nair and Shyam Diwakar | Zoom Link
  • Learner Perception and Preferences of Using Virtual Laboratories in STEM education pre and post-COVID -19 Pandemic | Rakhi Radhamani, Anandhu Presannan, Krishnashree Achuthan, Bipin Nair and Shyam Diwakar | Zoom Link
  • Computational Drug Repurposing Approach To Identify Potential Dpp-4 Inhibitors To Develop Novel Antiparkinson Therapy | Parag Varshney and Girdhar Khandelwal | Zoom Link
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Behavioural Addiction: Exploring the Role of Reward and Compulsivity Circuits | Jaisoorya Ts
  • Temporal structure of heart-brain interactions across adult lifespan | Kirti Saluja, Dipanjan Roy and Arpan Banerjee | Zoom Link
  • Multimodal and Interpretable Diagnostic-cum-Therapeutic Framework for Epileptic Seizure Prediction | Rajat Gupta, Aniket Joshi, Shaurya Shriyam and Tapan Gandhi | Zoom Link
  • Music Emotion Recognition via Deep Learning and comparison with human perception | Ramaguru Guru Ravi Shanker and Vinoo Alluri | Zoom Link
  • What catches the eye? Priming, bottom-up processing and visual letter search | Kathryn Sam, Pranjali Ektare and Madhavi Rangaswamy | Zoom Link
  • Design Synthesis & Analysis Training – Impact on Innovation Abilities in Engineering Students | Vidisha Golecha, P.V. Raja Shekhar and Sridhar Condoor
  • Effect of Nature Experience on Fronto- Parietal Correlates of Neurocognitive Processes : An ERP Study | Dr. Pooja Sahni and Prof. Jyoti Kumar | Zoom Link

3:20 – 3.50 PM | Poster Q &A sessions (individual parallel Zoom sessions)

Individual zoom links will be updated soon

4:00 – 5:00 PM | Fireside chat


Hosted by: Nithin Nagraj, NIAS, Bengaluru

Veeky Baths, BITS, Goa Campus 

5:00 – 5:30 PM | Tea Break

5:30 – 6:00 PM | Valedictory Function

6:15 – 7:15 PM | General Body Meeting

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About ACCS

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary domain that challenges researchers and scientists to examine cognitive processes and understand how the mind works, functions, and behaves. The understanding of cognition needs knowledge in different areas including Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction, Skilling, Medicine, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Education.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of cognitive science, The Government of India and the Department of Science and Technology had formed the Association for Cognitive Science (ACS) in 2013. In the last seven years, the ACS has been organizing an Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS) at some of the top universities in India including IIT Kanpur, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Guwahati, IISc Bangalore, BITS Goa and University of Hyderabad. This year the conference will be hosted by Amrita Mind Brain Center (AMBC), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Amritapuri Campus in Kerala. Along with invited talks, we will have paper presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions etc. This 8th ACCS conference will be completely online.

About Amrita Mind Brain Center

The Amrita Mind Brain Center has been established by Chancellor Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (AMMA) to drive scientific advancements combining focused efforts from multiple schools, integrating neurosciences, experimental methods in the study of nervous systems and behavior, building medical devices, furthering understanding of neurological disorders, pave new paths in the science of yoga and meditation, advance artificial intelligence and studying the mind and consciousness. With focus on brain and mind related health and technologies, the center will orchestrate the development and application of new technologies to investigate brain function, dysfunction, and therapy.

Call for Contributions

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Kollam, India, January 20-22, 2022

Abstract Registration Deadline : December 22, 2021  Closed

Submission Deadline : November 25, 2021  December 22, 2021  Closed

Topics: Cognitive Science Neuroscience Computational Neuroscience Psychology

Cognitive Science, is a rapidly growing domain of scientific enquiry in India. In order to bring this community under one umbrella, the Association for Cognitive Science (ACS) has been organizing an Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS) since 2014. The 8th edition of ACCS, to be hosted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), Kollam, India will be completely online.

Submission Guidelines

  1. We welcome abstracts (min word limit:500) from all areas of cognitive science and from anyone worldwide.
  2. This year we are accepting only an abstract containing the salient details of your study. Please copy and paste the title and abstract into the submission form. Word limit for the abstract is 1000 words.
  3. We are not accepting any paper-length submissions this year, so please include all relevant details in the abstract itself.
  4. A small number of abstracts will be selected for talk presentations.

Submission Link


The conference concluded on January 22, 2022 at 6:08pm and was followed by a General Body Meeting that concluded at 7pm. We thank everyone for their upport and participation.

Meet Our Speakers

With a truly wide-ranging scientific program, the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science 2022 will bring together experts in various fields of cognitive neuroscience from India and around the world. Take a look at our keynote speakers:

Keynote Speakers


8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS8) to be held ONLINE by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

The Amrita Mind Brain Center will be hosting the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Sciences (ACCS8) from January 20-22, 2022.

The invited keynote speakers at this conference include Nandini Singh from the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott from University College London in UK, Egidio D’Angelo from University of Pavia, Italy, Kenji Doya from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, Ned Block from New York University, USA and Bhavani Rao, UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment at Amrita University.

The three-day event is aimed to bring together around 300 scientists and academic scholars from all around the country to discuss and present their research findings in the field of cognition, neuroscience, human-computer interfacing, psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, linguistics, decision making, computer science, yoga and music all related to brain, mind and cognitive sciences. This ever expanding domain offers exciting research and innovation opportunities for the future generation of researchers.

The conference will also include oral and poster presentations.

Local organizing chair, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Professor and Director on behalf of the Association for Cognitive Science (ACS-India) will welcome the participants. The organizing committee of this year’s conference will also include professors Bapi Raju of IIIT Hyderabad, Narayanan Srinivasan of IIT Kanpur and Krishnaprasad Miyapuram of IIT Gandhinagar.

The conference has extended the call for abstracts until December 21, 2021. The participation for the ACCS8 will be free but registration will be mandatory.

Info, free registration and abstract submission:



Local organizing committee

Dhanush Kumar

Asha Vijayan

Rakhi Radhamani

Nutakki Chaitanya Kumar

Nijin Nizar

Sandeep Bodda

Abhijith Balachandran

Arathi Rajendran

Sreedev R

Hemalatha S

Sreelakshmi S

Brain Art

Amrita Mind Brain Center is launching its first ever Brain Art competition! In this competition, we invite artistic expression on the theme “Mind and Brain” which can be expressed in a creative and inspiring way. The competition will be held under three categories- Pencil drawing, Painting and Digital art. Participants would be provided with a participation certificate and the best entry will be awarded under each category. The deadline for art submissions is 20th January 2022, 10:00 PM (IST).

Competition rules and guidelines

  1. Theme of your Art work should be related to Mind & Brain.
  2. Recommended poster size: A3 (in digital format)
  3. The event encourages artists from all age groups to enthusiastically participate and present their ideas as drawings, paintings, cartoons, doodles, sketches, posters, and digital art.
  4. There is no registration fee for the competition and any number of entries per registration.
  5. All submissions must be original and may not have been used in any previous art competitions. Posters found copied will be rejected.
  6. Participants should acknowledge that content may be used by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and/or may be provided to other organizations for social causes, educational awareness and other purposes.
  7. All participants will get an e-certificate via email.
  8. Artworks may be created with physical or digital media (please take a selfie alongside to authenticate as your own work and share us a copy of it).
  9. Submissions should be sent via email in the highest resolution. Preferred vector (.eps) and raster formats (.jpeg, .pdf, .png).
  10. The decision of our selection committee will be considered final.
  11. The name, mobile number, school/university/organization should be clearly mentioned in the email.
  12. Submit your entries to
List of Reviewers

ACCS8 Program Committee would like to thank the following scientific committee members who served as reviewers for ACCS8 abstracts.

Abhishek Sahai (FLAME University)

Amrendra Singh (University of Allahabad)

Angus McBlane (IIT Gandhinagar)

Anuj Shukla (Niruj Rheumatology Clinic)

Arjun Ramakrishnan (IIT Kanpur)

Ark Verma (IIT Kanpur)

Arpan Banerjee (National Brain Research Centre)

Balaji Jayaprakash (IISc Bangalore)

Bapi Raju Surampudi (IIIT Hyderabad)

Bhaktee Dongaonkar (FLAME University)

Bhoomika Kar (University of Allahabad)

Bindu Menon (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)

Devpriya Kumar (IIT Kanpur)

Divita Singh (Ahmedabad University)

Girish Krishnan (University of Illinois)

Joby Joseph (IIT Delhi)

Jooyoung Kim (IIT Gandhinagar)

Kavita Vemuri (IIIT Hyderabad)

Krishna Melnattur (Ashoka University)

Krishna Prasad Miyapuram (IIT,Gandhinagar)

Krishnan Namboori (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)

Leslee Lazar (IIT Gandhinagar)

Madhavilatha Maganthi (Ashoka University)

Narayanan Srinivasan (IIT Kanpur)

Naren Rao (NIMHANS)

Nisheeth Srivasatava (IIT Kanpur)

Nithin George (IIT Gandhinagar)

Nithin Nagaraj (NIAS)

Pragathi Priyadharsini Balasubramani (University of California San Diego)

Pratik Mutha (IIT Gandhinagar)

Proshanto Saha (National Forensic Sciences University)

Ramshekhar Menon (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology)

Rashmi Gupta (IIT Bombay)

Samar Husain (IIT Delhi)

Shantala Hegde (NIMHANS)

Shruti Goyal

Shyam Diwakar (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)

Sridharan Devarajan (IIT Madras)

Srikanth Padmala (IISc Bangalore)

Subasree Ramakrishnan (NIMHANS)

Sujith Thomas (IIT Kanpur)

Supratim Ray (IISc Bangalore)

Suvarna Alladi (NIMHANS)

Tony Thomas (IIT Rourkee)

Varsha Singh (IISc Bangalore)

Veeky Baths (BITS Pilani, Goa Campus)

Vignayanandam R Muddapu (IIT Madras)

Vinoo Alluri (IIIT Hyderabad)

Vishnu Sreekumar (IIIT Hyderabad)

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Keynote Talks

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Nandini Chatterjee Singh


ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott

University College London,

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Kenji Doya

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology,

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Egidio D’Angelo

University of Pavia,

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Ned Block

New York University,

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Bhavani Rao

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,

Organizing Committee

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Shyam Diwakar

Local Chair and Organizer

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Krishnaprasad Miyapuram

IIT Gandhinagar

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
S. Bapi Raju (Chair)

IIIT Hyderabad, Conference Chair

ACCS8: 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science
Narayanan Srinivasan

Department of Cognitive Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.




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