Social Brain in Action Lab, School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK.
I’m a PhD student in the Social Brain and Action Laboratory in the School of Psychology at Bangor University, supervised by Dr. Richard Ramsey. I am interested in investigating and exploring the cognitive and brain systems that are at work when we are engaged in the social world. More specifically, I am looking at the neural mechanisms of how humans control their tendency to automatically imitate others during social interaction. A chance encounter with a book titled “The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human” by V.S. Ramachandran inspired me to take up Psychology as a subject. I completed my BA in Psychology at Fergusson College, Pune (India) and an MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology at Bangor University in the UK. My MSc thesis investigated the electro-cortical correlates of social cognition in autism spectrum disorder under the supervision of Dr. Christoph Klein. Prior to starting my PhD., I worked as a research assistant at the Klinik fuer Psychiatrie undd Psychotherapie, Freiburg, Germany, where I used EEG to explore attentional processes in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and those on the autism spectrum.