Divita Singh

Divita Singh


Divita Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Social Science division of the School of Arts and Sciences. Her overarching research area includes Visual Attention, Emotion, Self-referential processing, and working memory with a specific interest in understanding how the social relevance of stimulus influences information selection. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from Banaras Hindu University. Following that she completed her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. Her doctoral 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. After that, she joined the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur’s Cognitive Science department to research on her DST-CSRI funded project on Self-referential processing. The aforementioned project investigated the effect of self on attentional prioritization and action execution. Apart from researching on facets of human behaviour, Divita enjoys reading fictional novels and practising various dance forms.

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