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Short Interviews with few distinguished thinkers on cognition


"Interviews with active researchers may provide those considering research in the field with views about what motivated others to carry out such activity and how they prepared to do so. For this reason I responded to Sumitava Mukherjee request to ask me about my research motivations and the website allows those interested to access my interview and those of other researchers.  I sincerely hope this will be helpful in giving users a useful entry into the research world." 
- M.I. Posner, Professor Emeritus, Oregon University.

Our minds and brains are complex. MindBrains features a few top researchers and thinkers worldwide by bringing their personal messages to you in small packages so that everybody can know more.

Our list of distinguished thinkers (ordered alphabetically):

Alter, Adam
Baron, Jonathan 
Bishop, Dorothy 
Blackmore, Susan 
Belk, Russel 
W. Czerwinski, Mary 
Dunn, Elizabeth 
Gilbert, Daniel 
Gino, Francesca 
Greenfield, Susan 
Griskevicius, Vladas 
Humphreys, Glyn 
Inbar, Yoel 
Kosslyn, Stephen M. 
Ledoux, Joseph 
Liberman, Nira 
Newell, Ben 
Norman, Don   (new)
Nosek, Brian 
Norton, Michael I. 
Posner, Michael I. 
Schwarz, Nobert 
Shadlen, Michael 
Singh, Nandini Chatterjee 
Sloman, Steven 
Slovic, Paul 
Singh, Ramadhar
Townsend, James T. 
Van Bavel, Jay 
Vohs, Kathleen

Common questions

Q: Who are the researchers who are featured in the MindBrains list of thinkers?

A: There is no specific rule we follow. As we come across good researchers and when others nominate somebody, we wish to request the researcher for being featured. If the person agrees, we add that person in our list. An important deciding factor is publications in good peer reviewed journals or being involved with great research either focused on society or on advancing basic research. They can be at any level of their career including independent researchers/consultants. However, any decision we take remains final.

Q: Who next?
A: We are always looking out, but please feel free to nominate or self-nominate someone you know by emailing us a short brief (3-5 lines with the web url if available) at