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Don Norman

Director, Design Lab and Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

The well-rounded product will enhance the heart as well as the mind, being a joy to behold as well as to use.
Dr. Don Norman is Director of the recently established Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego (2014) where he is also professor emeritus of both psychology and cognitive science. He is co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, former Vice President of Apple and former executive at Hewlett Packard. Norman serves as an IDEO Fellow, an honorary professor at Tongji University (Shanghai),and is on company boards and advisory boards. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as chair of the Psychology Department and founder and chair of the Cognitive Science Department. At Northwestern University, he is the Breed Professor of Design, emeritus and Prof. of EECS, emeritus. He has been a Distinguished Visiting Profes…
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Jay Van Bavel

Associate Professor of Psychology & Neural Science, New York University

The most important message is that our collective concerns—group identities, moral values, and political beliefs— alter our perceptions and evaluations of the world around us.
Jay Van Bavel is an Associate Professor of Psychology & Neural Science at New York University, an affiliate at the Stern School of Business in Management and Organizations, and Director of the Social Perception and Evaluation Lab. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University before joining the faculty at NYU in 2010. He teaches classes on Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Social Neuroscience, Attitudes and Evaluation, Intergroup Relations, Moral Psychology, and Professional Development.
From neurons to social networks, Jay’s research examines how collective concerns—group identities, moral values, and political beliefs—shape the mind and brain. This work add…

Nandini Chatterjee Singh

Scientist, UNESCO MGIEP, New Delhi & Professor at National Brain Research Institute, India

Though youngsters head out to acquire training and expertise in one specific field, it is its application in a novel context that is often the most exciting and thrilling. 
Nandini Chatterjee Singh has been a scientist and professor at National Brain Research Institute. Since January 2017 she has been on deputation at the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development in New Delhi (. where she is leading the development of neuroscience based digital pedagogies to build Socio-Emotional skills in school children. She continues to be actively training teachers and psychologists in DALI (Dyslexia Assessment for Languages of India) and is passionate about building awareness for learning differences. Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh has a Ph.D. in Physics and studied bird songs during her postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, B…

Steven Sloman

Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University

As a teenager, I found the critical open question that was left unanswered in so much of what I read :"how does the mind work?" 
Steven Sloman received his Ph.D.from Stanford University in cognitive psychology and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Eastern Psychological Association.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of Cognition, one of cognitive science’s premier journals. His research concerns causal reasoning,
decision making, and other higher-level cognitive processes.


Co-author of book titled "The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone"

Q1) How did you get interested in the research that you love doing?

As a teenager, I found the critical open question that was left unanswered in so much of what I read : "how does the mind work?" Questio…

Joseph LeDoux

Professor at New York University of Neural Science, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Director Emotional Brain Institute

Find your passion and hold on to it. 
Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional BrainSynaptic Self, and Anxious. LeDoux has received a number of awards, including William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scient…

Glyn Humphreys

Watts Professor and Head of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University
Psychology is a young discipline with so many fascinating questions we have yet to answer about how the mind and brain operate

He was formerly at Birkbeck College London (1979-1989) and the University of Birmingham (1989-2011). His research covers a broad range of topics in visual cognition, including aspects of social cognition, and it uses converging evidence from behavioural studies, neuropsychology, brain imaging, brian stimulation and computational modelling. He has been awarded the Spearman Medal, the President’s Award, and the Cognitive Psychology Prize from the British Neuropsychological Society, the Freda Newcombe Award from the British Neuropsychology Society and the Donald Broadbent Award from the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. He is a former President of the Experimental Psychology Society and the British Neuropsychology Society and he was Chair of the Research Excellence Framework for Psy…

Yoel Inbar

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto
We are in the midst of some exciting times
Dr. Inbar's research concerns the interplay between two general mental processes that influence judgment: rational, deliberate analysis, and intuitive, emotional reactions. Dr. Inbdar is interested in the interaction between these two kinds of thinking and the implications for people’s beliefs, actions, and choices. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and has worked with Professor Thomas Gilovich and has worked previously at Harvard University, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and Tilburg University.   His work has been featured in leading journals like PNAS, Perspectives in Psychological Science,  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Judgment and Decision making and others. Papers are available at

Q1. ) What are the most important things that you learned about the mind/brain ?
Dr. Inbar > We are much less rational than we think we are…