Work History

Work History
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016

Principal Investigator of the Post-Doc project Funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST)

IIT Ropar

I am a qualified researcher with more than 1 year of post PhD experience in the area of Psychology, Experimental psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology. Since, October 2013, I am working as a Principal Investigator of the Post-doctorate research project funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, in the area of Cognitive Science Initiative (CSI) and the project is hosted by Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. My post- doctorate research aims to explore the visual problem associate with reading disabled children. I am also working on  EEG/ERP experiments, where I am comparing dyslexics and adequate reading children on visual letter perception task. The project  also aims in designing neurological test battery for healthy adults, gifted children, and illiterates. Further, I am also capable to interact with people from different ethnic background, which is important to draw inferences about their personality.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015


IIT Ropar

Course taught "Object perception and Memory". 

Apart from research, I was also teaching at Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. The course was offered to bachelor's and Post graduate students about statistical methods and Experimental Psychology.

Apr 2009 - Jul 2013

Research Scientist (Lecturer)

Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Cognitive and developmental Psychology,Germany

Courses taught –Cognitive Neuroscience, Introduction to Experimental Psychology,  Electrophysiology, and Research methods

Jun 2007 - Apr 2008

Junior Research Fellow

Directorate of Forensic Science

Nominative data was collected to verify the memory traces of crime related events with EEG/ERP (Neuro Signature System) equipment. As well as  Narco Analysis, EEG (Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling, N.S.S) and lie detector (Polygraph) tests were done for investigating crime scenarios. I had also taken lectures at police academy Gandhinagar, where I had explained about the importance of EEG/ERP in the forensic setup.


May 2005 - May 2007

M.A in Cognitive Science

University of Allahabad

Psychology (Cognitive Science)

May 2002 - May 2005

B.A in Psychology, Economics and English Literature

University of Allahabad

B.A in Psychology, Economics and English Literature

May 2000 - May 2002


Crosthwait Girls Inter College U.P

Research  Skills


Psychological Testing (Behavioral experiments, Paper-pencil tests and Brain activity)

1. Specialization in designing questionnaire and making behavioral inferences thorough observational methods. 2. Neurological Test batteries, their implications and behavioral inferences, especially for reading disabled children, illiterates, normally adults and children. 3. Experimental Specialization: Specialization in Electrophysiology (EEG/ERP) and behavioral experiments: Designing and data analysis based on EEG/ERP (64 electrodes channeled EEG and ERP machine) and behavioral experiments. Worked with many EEG/ERP experiments as the part of Post-Doctorate, Doctoral and Master’s program. 4. Programming: C, VISUAL FOXPRO (business system) and MATLAB. 5. Operating system: Familiar with Linux and Unix and very well familiar with Windows operating system. 6. Experimental software’s: DIRECT RT, E-PRIME AND MEDIA LAB. 7. Packages: SPSS, STATS and R, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop. 8. EEG Packages: Neuroscan and N.S.S (Neuro Signature System) as per current designation. 9. Computational modeling: MATLAB, and familiarity with PYTHON and NEURON software’s.


  • Lachmann, T., Khera, G., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2012). Learning to read aligns visual analytical skills with grapheme-phoneme mapping: Evidence from illiterates. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, 4:8. Doi: 103389/fnevo.2012.00008
  • Lachmann, T., Khera, G., & van Leeuwen, C. (2011). Congruence effects in letters versus shapes: The rule of literacy. In D. Algom et al., Proceedings for the International Society for Psychophyiscs. Tel Aviv: ISP.
  • G, Visual processing in reading and dyslexia (conveyed)


  • Nominative Data for Brain Electrical Activation Profiling (March 2006 – March 2008).

Seminars and  Workshops Attended

  • Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience (on EEG ERP and Brain Imaging) Centre For Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India (April, 2006).
  • Perceptual Illusions: A window unto Reality (as a requirement for course in Perception, 14th November, 2005). CBCS, Allahabad.
  • Brain Asymmetry and Localization of Language in Human Brain (as a requirement for course in Psycholinguists and Cognitive Neuropsychology respectively, 25th November, 2005). CBCS, Allahabad.
  • Curse of Knowledge: Metacognition in Theory of Mind. An Analysis of   Mental State Reasoning Task in Autistic Children (as a requirement for course in Research Methods), 7th December, 2005). CBCS, Allahabad
  • Neural Networks and Learning (as a requirement for course in Learning &  Memory, 19th April, 2006). CBCS, Allahabad.
  • Review of Connectionist   Models of Reading and Dyslexia (as a requirement for course in Computational Models of Cognition, 20th October, 2006). CBCS,  Allahabad.
  • Role of Attentional Priming in Word-recognition (as a requirement for course in Attention, 10th November, 2005). CBCS, Allahabad.
  • An EEG-ERP study of Deficit in Neural Processing of Tones and Phonemes in Diagnostic subgroups of Developmental Dyslexia (as a requirement for course in Cognitive Neuroscience, 14th November, 2005). CBCS, Allahabad
  • Cognitive Deficits of an Autistic Child: A Case History (as a requirement for course in Cognitive Disorders , 18th November, 2005). CBCS, Allahabad.
  • National workshop in Forensic Psychology at Forensic Science Laboratory Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India) from 18 to 22 Feb 2008

Professional membership

  • Cognitive Science Society, CBCS, India.
  • National Academy of Psychology (NAOP, India).
  • APA (American Psychology Association)


Language skills  

  • Fluent: English, Hindi, German  and Punjabi.
  • Familiar: Sanskrit, Urdu, and Bengali.


  • Merit based German scholarship “LANDES RHEINLAND-PFALZ” for the    year 2008-2010.
  • Student Grant for attending conference on ‘Time & Temporality in Language and Human Experience’ at University of Lodz, Poland, 11-13 Oct 2012.
  • Merit based scholarship (M.A. Cognitive science)
  • Merit based award in intermediate level (80.9%, U.P Board) for securing fifth position in Allahabad and first position in the college.



3. Prof. Dr. Narayanan Srinivasan

Center for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences

University of Allahabad

Allahabad- 211002

UP, India.

Ph./ Fax No.: 91-532-2460738 (dept)