PhD (IIT Gandhinagar)
Research Interests: Visual Attention, Emotion, Self-Referential Processing, And Working Memory With A Specific Interest In Understanding How The Social Relevance Of Stimulus Influences Information Selection.
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 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 Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, at IIT Kanpur. During her postdoc, she worked on the effect of self on attentional prioritization and action execution. She uses cognitive and 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. She is also interested in the effect of stress on decision making.