Adheena Reji

M.Sc. Student (2020-2022)


I completed my Masters in Mathematics from IISER Mohali

Cognition to me is

Cognition to me is all kinds of mental phenomena and processes that helps in gaining, manipulating, expressing and executing all the different kinds of knowledge or information. Almost all the processes that are involved in helping us perceive the world the way we perceive it and interact with the world the way we do it comes under cognition.

I want to study Cognitive Science because

I had always been fascinated by the idea of mind and my own thoughts. All the different philosophical positions and debates related to mind never failed to excite me. I hope that pursuing Cognitive Science is the best option I can choose since I always wanted to do what I love and love what I do.

Any specific domain of interest in Cognitive Science

I am interested in Linguistics specifically Phonology. I am also interested in Biolinguistics and Neurolinguistics to understand the evolution of language and the neural correlates of language production, comprehension and acquisition. Apart from this my interest also spreads to areas of human emotion and perception.

In future I see Cognitive Science

As helping people to better introspect their own thoughts and their own mental states as well as understand others mental conditions. It might provide people a better sense of empathy and make the world a better place to live. Cognitive Science can also bring great improvements in Brain-Machine interface that substantially improves the quality of life experience for disabled individuals.

Research interests or other future plans

My main research interests are in Theoretical linguistics. I would like to work on Phonology and also explore the research areas of bilingualism. I would also like to work on Neurolinguistics to understand the neural correlates of language production, comprehension and acquisition.

In my leisure time, I love to 

Listen to music and do paintings. I also like read and explore books related to Neuroscience, human behavior and human language.