Team

Lab members listed in alphabetical order

Anushka Ravishankar

Capstone Thesis Student


Anushka completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from Ashoka University. She is currently a student in the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research program. Her thesis aims to understand subthreshold binge eating in an Indian community sample using network analysis techniques. Her areas of interest are clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and community mental health. She aspires to earn a doctoral degree and licensure to pursue a career as a practicing clinical psychologist with a focus on assessment, testing, and diagnosis. She is a strong feminist and is passionate about fighting mental health stigma to increase help-seeking behaviour and making mental healthcare accessible to people across class, caste, gender, race, and sexual orientation. She loves listening to music, travelling, and losing herself in fiction novels. 



Arijit Bhattacharya

Ph.D. Student (Lab Rotation) 


Arijit Bhattacharya is a Ph.D. student at the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychology, Ashoka University. His research interest lies in the realm of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience of auditory perception, music cognition, predictive coding, memory, and dementia. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Technology and Masters of Technology in Biotechnology from the School of Biotechnology, KIIT Deemed to be University. Before joining the Ph.D. program at Ashoka, he pursued training in cognitive neurology from the Department of Neurology, National Institute Of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and is currently continuing his research work as a collaborative research project between Ashoka University and NIMHANS. He is also a music therapist and is working with the Indian Music Therapy Association. Arijit is a public speaker and is working towards creating awareness for neurological conditions, mental health concerns and science communication. Arijit is a Sitar Player and a disciple of Sitar Maestro Pt. Purbayan Chatterjee. He has won several national-level awards at different competitions and concerts. He writes blogs on neuroscience and music on his webpage “The Musical Brains”.  



Dipanjan Ray

Principal Investigator

Dipanjan was trained as a physician-physiologist. In his doctoral thesis, he developed a novel method to (re)construct 3D Vectorcariograms from 2D Electrocardiograms and established its clinical translatability. In his postdoc, he shifted from the cardiac signals to the most complex biological system of all: the human brain. Using functional MRI and brain connectivity analysis he provided insights into the neural processing of visual stimuli. In his second postdoc, he employed magnetoencephalography to examine how human brain perceives statistical regularities in the environment. In recent times, his research has focused on mental health and mental health conditions including depression and anxiety. When he is not getting bogged down with debugging his codes, or hiking in the Himalayas, or communicating with the dead through reading...you can find him... thinking!




Parmeshwar Dewangan

PhD Student

Parmeshwar (Param) recently joined MBBS lab at Ashoka University as a PhD scholar. His research interests lie in mathematical frameworks for brain theories encompassing perception, cognition, learning, thoughts and complex processes of understanding. Particularly he is interested in scientific study of the phenomenological properties of conscious experience. Wisdom literature and Indian philosophies have consistently been integral to his life, providing him with a philosophical understanding of consciousness. Param comes from a physics background, his postgraduate thesis was centered on substructures in galaxy groups and clusters. His hobbies include cricket, table tennis, gym workouts, travel, poetry-story writing, and a bit of acting.




Soibam Shyamchand Singh

Project Scientist III

"I completed my Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from CIRBS, Jamia Millia Islamia (in collaboration with SCIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University). I was always intrigued by the complexity and diversity of human thought processes, and most importantly the certain amount of predictability associated with these processes. To explore the underlying brain processes, I focus my research on the study of system-level organizations of brain structures and functions, using modeling approaches such as graph theory and coupled oscillator models." 




Former lab members

Ismail Bouziane

Former Master's Student

The University of The Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Master's thesis: Investigating Anxiety Associated Changes in Effective Connectivity in Sensorimotor Cortices 


Author collaboration network of Dipanjan Ray

Dipanjan Ray                                                                                     Ashoka University, India
Abhishek MukherjeeThe National Institute of Health, USA
Arnab SenguptaInstitute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, India
Arpan BanerjeeNational Brain Research Centre,  India
Brahmdeep SindhuGurgaon Civil Hospital, India
Cesar Caballero-GaudesBasque Center on Cognition Brain and Languag, Spain
Craig RichterBasque Center on Cognition Brain and Language, Spain
Damodar Prasad GoswamiNetaji Subhash Engineering College, India
Dipanjan RoyIndian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India
Dmitry BezmaternykhNovosibirsk National State Research University, Russia
Ismail BouzianeUniversity of the Basque Country, Spain
Karl FristonUniversity College London, UK
Manuel CarreirasBasque Center on Cognition Brain and Language, Spain
Mikhail Mel'nikovFederal Research Center of Fundamental and Translational Medicine, Russia
Moumita DasAshoka University, India
Nilambari HajareNational Brain Research Centre, India

Partha RaghunathanNational Brain Research Centre, India
Peter Macfarlane,University of Glasgow, UK
Pratap SharanAll India Instit.ute of Medical Sciences (Delhi), India
Ram FrostHebrew University of Jerusalem
Sandipan HazraR.G.Kar Medical College and Hospital, India 
Soibam Shyamchand SinghNational Brain Research Centre, India