Three PhD Research Scholars Keerthana Kapiley, Seema Prasad Gorur, and Lekhnath S Pathak visited top European Universities as a part of Erasmus Plus, Global Student Mobility Program. These research scholars are under the supervision of Prof. Ramesh Kumar Mishra, Head of the Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, School of Medical Sciences. These students have been involved in research, in concerned international laboratories and have been able to successfully progress in their scientific research areas.
Keerthana Kapiley visited Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway from April 2 to June 30, 2017. During her visit to NTNU, she was involved in a international project with Prof. Mila Vulchanova (NTNU), Prof. Martin Pickering (University of Edinburg) and Irene Winther (University of Edinburg) on “The role of cognates during sentence processing in Norwegian-English bilinguals: Visual world study”. She says, “This project has helped me learn new skills related to experimental design and analysis for sentence processing in visual world. It has also helped me broaden my ideas and methods of scientific investigation”. She also presented a paper on “What do I choose? Influence of interlocutor awareness on bilingual language choice during voluntary object naming” for LingPhil (Linguistics and Philology) Summer School from June 11 – 16, 2017 at Oslo Organized by Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Language and Philology. “ Over all the experience was very enriching and I thank my supervisor for giving me this opportunity” she adds.
Seema Prasad Gorur, PhD student visited Free University, Germany. Seema shares her experiences saying, “I got a good opportunity recently to spend a few months in Berlin as part of an Erasmus + mobility program. I was working in the visual perception laboratory located at Charite Medical Hospital which is affiliated with Free University and Humboldt University, Berlin. During my stay, I completed a study, which examined the influence of unconscious information on voluntary behaviour in human participants. I learnt a new technique known as continuous flash suppression, which is widely used in research on unconscious cognition. Since Berlin is host to several scientific institutions, I got the chance to attend some interesting talks on a wide range of topics. Mingling with several other international students also provided me with first-hand knowledge about different cultures”. “In sum, my experience of living in Berlin was fulfilling, and I am thankful to my supervisor and the University of Hyderabad for providing this opportunity to me”, she adds.
Lekhnath S Pathak, visited Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway from April 3 to June 30, 2017. There he attended seminars and workshops organizing by Language Processing and Language Acquisition Lab of Department of Language and Literature. He also attended LingPhil (Linguistics and Philology) Summer School from June 11 – 16, 2017 at Oslo Organized by Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Language and Philology. During the 3-month stay in NTNU, he also designed and conducted language and cognition based experiment related to the area of his PhD on parallel language activation, with Nepali – English – Norwegian speaking population.
Keerthana and Lekhnaths’ visit to NTNU was a result of collaboration between Prof. Ramesh K. Mishra, UoH and Prof. Mila Vulchanova, NTU, Norway.