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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…

Susan Greenfield


Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded 32 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities and heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and has currently co-founded a biotech company developing a novel approach to neurodegenerative disorders (Neuro-Bio Ltd).In addition, she has published a wide range of  books on the Mind and the Brain. See books. In 1998 she received the Michael Faraday Medal from the Royal Society, was awarded a CBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List and was granted a non-political Life Peerage in 2001. In 2000 she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of …

Brian Nosek

Professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, and the co-founder and director of the Center for Open Science
I also like to create efficient and reliable ways to do things
Brian Nosek received a Ph.D. in from Yale University in 2002 and is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. In 2007, he received early career awards from the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). He co-founded Project Implicit ( an Internet-based multi-university collaboration of research and education about implicit cognition – thoughts and feelings that exist outside of awareness or control. Nosek investigates the gap between values and practices – such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest are implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, automaticity, social judgment and decision-making…

James T. Townsend

Rudy Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington
Interesting advances always bring critics.  Be resilient and don’t give up.
Professor Townsend is a distinguished professor at Indiana University. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University (1966) and is known for his insights on mathematical psychology. His research spans development of general mathematical approaches to human information processing in cognitive and clinical psychology including: identification of cognitive systems, configural perception, inter-modality interactions, visual and memory scanning, decision theory, attentional capacity, applications to schizophrenia and autism. Professor Townsend has worked for many years within the broad information processing approach. Within that domain, he has carried out theoretical and experimental research on the parallel vs serial processing issue and on letter and elementary pattern perception. Personal website | Wikipedia page

Q) Please discuss on of …

Michael I. Posner

Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon
Choose a problem you feel worth solving. 
Professor Posner has held multiple positions in different academic institutes like University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin, Yale University, University of Delhi, University of Minnesota. He has been the director of Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon (1989-1995) and has received many awards for teaching and research including positions at AAAS, American Philosophical Society, National medal of Science in USA (2009). He has also received multiple honorary doctorate degrees from University of Granada (Spain), University of Paris V, Vrie University of Brussels and University of Michigan. He has more than 93,000 citations to his papers and other works on attention, memory and related areas. Wikipedia page

Q.) What would be the most important take-homes from your research?
Dr. Posner> Attention is a brain system in which several separate neural networks carry out such fu…

Michael Shadlen

Professsor at Kavli Institute of Brain Science at Columbia University & Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Michael N Shadlen an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute and Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University.  He is a member of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Kavli Institute of Brain Science. Dr. Shadlen obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University, his PhD at UC Berkeley with Ralph Freeman. He trained in clinical neurology at Stanford University and to the lab as a postdoctoral fellow with William  T. Newsome. He then joined the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington, where he remained until 2012. His research focuses primarily on the neural mechanisms that underlie decision making. He is also a neurologist and a jazz guitarist. He received the Alden Spencer Prize, the Golden Brain, and he is a memb…

Russell W. Belk

Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University
Read promiscuously--anything and everything. Go where your curiosity leads you.
Professor Belk has been involved in understanding the meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving, sharing, and materialism across cultures using a variety of research methods. He has received a number of awards including Society of Marketing Advances Distinguished Marketing Scholar Award (2013), Best Professor in Marketing, World Education Congress (2012), Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research (2005). His more recent works are related to understanding the extended digital self of consumers.

Q.)Please discuss on of the most interesting findings/ideas from your research.
Dr. Belk > I have proposed the idea that the self does not stop with the skin, but is extended outward into our possessions and the environment. Thus we are in a psychological sense enlarged …

Dorothy Bishop

PROFESSOR OF DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Oxford

University Webpage and Wikipedia page

Dorothy Bishop is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she heads a programme of research into children’s communication impairments.  She is a Fellow of the British Academy,  the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Royal Society. As well as publishing in conventional academic outlets, she writes a popular blog (Bishopblog) with personal reactions to scientific and academic matters, and she tweets as @deevybee. In her spare time, under the pen name Deevy Bishop, she has written three light-hearted crime novels set in Western Australia.

Q.) Please discuss the interesting findings from your research 
I'm interested in common neurodevelopmental disorders, especially those affecting language development, where there is no obvious medical cause. It's o…

Ramadhar Singh

Distinguished University Professor, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University  Web:

Ramadhar Singh is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the British Psychological Society (BPsS), the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSS), the Singapore Psychological Society (SPsS), and the National Academy of Psychology (India) (NaoP). In 2009, Singh was voted by the alumni of trhe National University of Singapore (NUS) as an Inspiring Mentor. In December 2013, he was the only psychologist from India to be included in the APS website on Faces and Minds of Psychological Science. In January 2014, he received the Sir J C Bose Memorial Award from the Indian Science Monitor, Chennai. Since July 2014, he has also been a Consulting Editor of the Review of General Psychology, an APA journal. At the present, he is an Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of…