Research Interests: Visual Attention, Emotion-induced Blindness, Self-bias, Working Memory
Dr Divita Singh is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University. She did her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology at Banaras Hindu University and PhD in Cognitive Science at Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar. Her PhD thesis focused on understanding the attentional control mechanism underlying temporal selection with a specific focus on the interaction between attentional blink and emotion-induced blindness. Following PhD, she worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Cognitive Science at IIT Kanpur. During her postdoc, she worked on the effect of self on attentional prioritization. She uses behavioural experimental methodology to understand the intriguing realms of human cognition. Her specific area of research interest includes Visual Attention, Emotion Induced Blindness, Self-referential processing, and working memory.