Rashmi Gupta

Designation: 
Associate Professor
Phone: 
+91-22-2576-7377
Phone No Extn: 
7377
Email: 
Education: 

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
(CBN) Lab

The lab engages a variety of neuroimaging and clinical instruments, including multimodal MRI (e.g. BOLD activation, resting connectivity etc.), and concurrent EEG, TMS to study the cognitive (e.g. attention, central executive processes, response inhibition, working memory, reward, decision making, learning) and affective processes (e.g., value-learning, reward and punishment processing, emotional face processing), and how their (dys)function(s) may be a factor in the consequences of and predisposition to human drug addiction as well as their ability to predict treatment response. 
The focus of the CBN lab is to investigate the role of emotion and motivational influences on different cognitive functions. We also work with individuals with clinical conditions like ADHD, Autism, depression, drug abuse. 
The broad mission of CBN lab is reflected in a wide variety of research areas in cognitive neuroscience, including attention, emotion, motivation, memory, time perception, cognitive load, learning, decision making, cognitive disorders, child development, and translational research. Our key research methods are   behavioural, fMRI   (including high-field MRI at 3T for structure-function mapping),   eye-tracker, EEG, EMG, TMS, psychophysiology measures  (GSR, heart rate, respiration etc.).  
Pursuing an integrative neuroscience approach, the CBN lab maintains several international and national research collaborations with renowned scientists in the field across various universities (e.g., University College London, Birmingham University, UK; University of Geneva, University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of California San Diego, USA; University of New South Wales, Monash University, Australia; University of Guelph, Canada; Centre of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India).

If you are interested in the:
PostDoc, Ph.D., project, thesis, internship or collaboration,
please send me a detailed email with the attachment of:
        Resume
        Proposed Research Question/s
        Draft of the research proposal (it will be kept confidential)
        At least two suitable options for appointment date and time for meeting online/at IITB

 

---- Open Positions ----

Post Doctoral position at CBN lab
Applications are invited anytime (based on a rolling advertisement)
IITB Postdoctoral position information page
Postdoc Application (ODT/DOC) Form
          Alternatively, you can send your application directly to me via an email (with all the documents attached as one PDF file: max 20MB) at and  
Documents required:
1. Filled ODT Form   (from the link mentioned above),  2. CV/Resume, 3. Certificates from Bachelor to the Ph.D. degree, 4. Research Proposal, 5. At least two references/recommendations, 6. A full copy of the published papers - Top 2+

(Inter)national candidates are encouraged to apply

IITB Internship (Paid): Advertised twice every year 
Approx. Timeline (Application Submission ~August; Interview ~October; Joining ~December)
Eligibility, fixed stipend, and other information: Please check the weblink
How to apply: Candidate should apply online at this  weblink.

Internship (non-Paid): Open all year around  
How to apply: Candidate should apply by sending the email with Resume, Proposed Research Question/s, Draft of the proposal (it will be kept confidential) and, At least two suitable options for appointment date and time for meeting online/at IITB.  It is open all year around - without on-campus accomodation assistance. Based on availability, ONLY if it is available, on-campus accommodation may be given during  Mid of May - end of June and from Mid of November - end of December.

---- Ph.D. Admissions ----

IITB (Please check the website listed below for the important dates and announcements)  
IITB Ph.D. information page
HSS Ph.D. eligibility criteria
Apply Online - Ph.D. Application Form

IITB-Monash    
Application requirements and Admission criteria
International students are encouraged to apply.   

IITB: for foreign national (International students)
Deadline: for Autumn semester 15th January and for Spring semester 15th July.
IITB Ph.D. information brochure for international students
Admission to International Students With Financial Assistance
How to apply page: Ph.D. as an international student
Ph.D. application form for international student

Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF)
Announcement in Jan-Feb, the DEADLINE for submission of applications is usually in Feb-Mar, and selections are held by May to start PhD in December. Below is a general guideline; please visit the official PMRF website for proper procedures, policies and guidelines.
Eligibility (1a/1b/1c and 1d): 
1a) have completed or been pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or 2 year M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIEST (other universitites/institution students please refer to 1b.) and centrally funded IIITs. These candidates should have secured a CGPA/CPI of at least 8.0 (on a 10-point scale). For applicants in the five year integrated or dual degree programs, if separate CGPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program then the CGPA/CPI of UG part (first four year) will be considered, OR
1b) have completed or been pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or 2 year M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from any other (not covered in 1a.) Institute / University recognized in India. These candidates should have secured a CGPA/CPI of at least 8.0 (on a 10-point scale) or equivalent till the last semester and have secured a score of 750 or higher in the respective GATE subject. Eligible and interested candidates under this option 'b' should register for GATE at the official GATE 2019 website, OR
1c) have qualified GATE and be pursuing or have completed M.Tech. / MS by Research at IISc/IITs/IISERs ( hereafter referred to as host institutions) having a minimum CGPA or CPI of 8.0 (on a 10-point scale) at the end of the first semester with a minimum of four courses. Those candidates who are applying after the first semester, the CGPA or CPI requirement of 8.0 will be based on all the courses, labs, thesis that the candidate has completed. This is applicable to above eligible candidates at the time of application.
AND
1d) have completed the required academic qualifications in 1 (a), 1 (b) or 1 (c) in the preceding three years from when the application is submitted.

Fellowship:
Year 1 (Rs)70,000/month 
Year 2 (Rs)70,000/month 
Year 3 (Rs)75,000/month 
Year 4 (Rs)80,000/month 
Year 5 (Rs)80,000/month 
Apart from this, each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs. 2 lakhs per year (5 year total will be Rs. 10 lakh)
For more information please visit PMRF website

---- Resume ----

 

Education:Year:
Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences,
(Ph.D. submitted in 2009; Ph.D. viva voce exam in 2011)
I am the first person in India to receive Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences
Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS),
University of Allahabad (UOA), India
2005-2011
M.A. in Cognitive Sciences,
CBCS, UOA, India
2003-2005
B.A. in Psychology, Ancient History, and Education,
UOA, India
2001-2003
Experience: 
PositionDuration
Associate Professor in Cognitive Sciences
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
2022-Present
Assistant Professor in Cognitive Sciences
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
2017-2022
Visiting Scholar-Collaboration
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
2019-2019
Visiting Scholar-Collaboration
Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada
2018-2018
Marie Curie Bridge Fellow (At the level of Senior Scientific Officer)
Department of Neuroscience, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2014 - 2016
Marie Curie Research Associate (At the level of Senior Lecturer)
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN), University College London (UCL), UK
2011 - 2013
Visiting Scholar
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, USA
2011 - 2011
Post-doctoral Fellow
School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
2010 - 2011
Research Assistant
CBCS, UOA, India
2005 - 2005
Research Interests: 
Applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive SciencesReward and Punishment ProcessingADHD
Visual Perception(Un)conscious ProcessingAutism
MemoryVisual AwarenessDepression
AttentionDyslexiaError Monitoring
Cognitive / Perceptual LoadCognitive NeuroscienceTime Perception
Response InhibitionTask SwitchingBehavioural Economics
ODDMeditationFace Processing
Decision-makingMoral JudgementPerception
Cognition and EmotionChild DevelopmentPriming
Value-learningCognitive DisordersDelay Aversion

Research Interests

Courses Taught: 

At IITB 
Human Cognitive Processes (HS418),     
Research Methods in Social Sciences (HS605), 
Computer Aided Applied Statistics (HS615), 
Advanced Psychological Theory (HS803), 
Socio-Psychological Perspectives in Development and Change (HS603),   
Introduction to Psychology (HS303),   
Cognition and Emotion (HS451)  

Previously
Introduction to Cognition, 
Attention, 
Cognitive Disorder, 
Research Methods in social sciences, 
Human Cognitive Processes, 
Socio-psychological perspectives in development and change, 

Publications: 

Google scholar (h-index: 16, i10-index: 21)
Linkedin
Media coverage of research in BioPortfolio, Research Matters, EurekAlert, Science Daily, Science Newsline, Times of India, The Week and UCL News

  1. Jacob, J., & Gupta, R.  (2022). Neuropsychological Functions in a Pediatric Case of Partial Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: Clinical Implications.  Applied Neuropsychology: Child. (https://doi.org/10.1080/21622965.2022.2059371)
  2. Tandon, T., Ledermann, K., Gupta, R., Morina, N., Wadji, D. L., Picolo, M. P., & Soelch, C. (2022) . The Relationship between Behavioural and Mood Responses to Monetary Rewards in a Sample of Students with and without Reported Pain.  Humanities and Social Sciences Communication, 9:30 (https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-022-01044-4) (Nature Portfolio Journals).
  3. Gupta, R.  (2022). Motivational salience, not valence, modulates time perception. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0001071
  4. Muthukumaran, R. & Gupta, R. (2022). The Role of BMI and Perceptual Load in Attention Capture by Food Stimuli.  Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India.
  5. Lodha, S. & Gupta, R. (2022). Cross-cultural evaluation of erotic and gory images of International Affective Picture System on an Indian sample.  Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India.
  6. Pandey, S. & Gupta, R. (2022). Positive, not negative, emotions facilitate response inhibition under high load.  Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India.
  7. Srivastava, C. K. & Gupta, R. (2021). Book Review: Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.   Frontiers in Psychology, 12:691673. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.691673
  8. Dukes, D. et al. (Archive, 2021). Introducing the COVID-19 crisis Special Education Needs Coping Survey. PsyArXiv. View the full text here
  9. Gupta, R., Jacob, J., & Bansal, G. (2021). The role of UBI in mitigating the effects of psychosocial stressors: A review and proposal. Psychological Reports. ( View the full text here )
  10. Gupta, R., & Singh, J. P. (2021). Only irrelevant angry, but not happy, expressions facilitate the response inhibition. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 83, 114-121.
  11. Dave, R., & Gupta, R. (2020). Mandating the Use of Proximity Tracking Apps During Covid-19: Ethical Justifications. Frontiers in Medicine 7, 590265.
  12. Verma, V., & Gupta, R. (2020). Book review: Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through Autism’s Unique Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:615151.
  13. Lodha, S., & Gupta, R. (2020). Book review: Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1830. ( View the full text here )
  14. Choudhary, S., & Gupta, R. (2020). Culture and Borderline Personality. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:714.  ( View the full text here )
  15. Muthukumaran, R., & Gupta, R. (2019). Role of load and emotion in conscious perception. Proceedings of Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Goa, India. 
  16. Gupta, R. (2019). Learned-predictiveness produces hemispheric asymmetries in visual processing. Proceedings of Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Goa, India. 
  17. Singh, J., & Gupta, R. (2019). Effect of emotion in response inhibition: Role of working memory. Proceedings of Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Goa, India. 
  18. Gupta, R. (2019). Positive emotions have a unique capacity to capture attention. Progress in Brain Research (Elsevier), 247, 23-46. 
  19. Gupta, R., Raymond, J. E. & Vuilleumier, P. (2019). Priming by motivationally salient distractors produces hemispheric asymmetries in visual processing, Psychological Research, 83(8), 1798-1807. ( View the full text here )
  20. Pandey, S., & Gupta, R. (2019). Book Review: The influential mind: What the brain reveals about our power to change others. Frontiers in Psychology. ( View the full text here )
  21. Plater, L., Valecha, A., & Gupta, R., Pratt, J., & AI-Aidroos, N. (2019). Smile and the world watches: Capture by happy gaze cues outside an attentional control set.  Journal of Vision, 19(10), 217a-217a. 
  22. Gupta, R. (2018). Possible Cognitive-Emotional and Neural Mechanism of Unethical Amnesia. Activitas Nervosa Superior, 60 (1), 18-20. ( View the full text here )
  23. Gupta, R., Raymond, J. E. & Vuilleumier, P. (2016). Motivational Salience Produces Hemispheric Asymmetries in Visual Processing. Journal of Vision, 16(12).
  24. Gupta, R. (2016). Commentary: Neural Control of Vascular Reactions: Impact of Emotion and Attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1613.
  25. Gupta, R., Hur, Y, & Lavie, N. (2016). Distracted by pleasure?: Effects of positive versus negative valence on emotional capture under load. Emotion, 16, 328-337.
  26. Gupta, R. & Deák, G. O. (2015). Disarming Smiles: Irrelevant Happy Faces Slow Post-Error Responses. Cognitive Processing, 16, 427-434.
  27. Gupta, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2015). Only irrelevant sad but not happy faces are inhibited under high perceptual load. Cognition and Emotion, 29(4), 747-754.
  28. Gupta, R., Domínguez-Borràs, J., & Vuilleumier, P. Neural correlates of emotion- and reward-driven attentional capture. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Neurociencia Afectiva. Barcelona: Editorial UOC. 2014, p. 28-31.
  29. Lohani, M., Gupta, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Cross-cultural Evaluation of the International Affective Picture System with an Indian sample. Psychological Studies, 58, 233-241.
  30. Gupta, R. (2012). Distinct neural systems for men and women during emotional processing: a possible role of attention and evaluation. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 6:86.
  31. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2012). Attention and memory biases as stable abnormalities among currently depressed and currently remitted individuals with Unipolar Depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 3:99.
  32. Gupta, R. & Raymond, J. E. (2012). Emotional distraction unbalances visual processing. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 184-189.
  33. Gupta, R. (2011). Attentional, visual, and emotional mechanisms of face processing in Williams syndrome. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 5:18.
  34. Srinivasan, N. & Gupta, R. (2011). Global-Happy and Local-Sad: Perceptual Processing affects Recognition of Distractor Emotional Faces. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 425-433.
  35. Gupta, R., Kar, B. R., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Cognitive-Motivational Deficits in ADHD: Development of a Classification System. Child Neuropsychology, 17, 67-81.
  36. Gupta, R., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). Distractor Evaluation affects Awareness under High Load. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 197.
  37. Srinivasan, N. & Gupta, R. (2010). Emotion-Attention Interactions in Recognition Memory for Distractor Faces. Emotion, 10, 207-215.
  38. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2010). Specific Cognitive Deficits in ADHD: A Diagnostic Concern in Differential Diagnosis. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 778-786.
  39. Gupta, R., Kar, B. R., & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Development of Task Switching and Post-Error Slowing in Children. Behavioral and Brain functions, 5, 38.
  40. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2009). Development of attentional processes in normal and ADHD children. Progress in Brain Research, 176, 259-276.
  41. Gupta, R. (2009). Development of Task Switching and Post-Error Slowing in Children. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 15, Supplement 2, S34.
  42. Gupta, R. & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Emotion helps memory for faces: Role of whole and parts. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 807-816.
  43. Gupta, R. & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotional Memory. In H. & E. N. Chatterjee (Eds.), Advances in Developmental Neuroscience and Imaging (pp. 91-96). New Delhi: Anamaya Publishers.
  44. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2008). Interpretative Bias: Indicators of Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression. German Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 98-102.
  45. Baijal, S., & Gupta, R. (2008). Meditation-based training: A proposed intervention for attention deficit disorder. Psychiatry (Edgmont), 5, 48-55.
  46. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2008). Multiple Pathway Model: Predictor for Error Monitoring in ADHD. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society.
  47. Gupta, R. (2007). Metacognitive Rehabilitation of Autobiographical Overgeneral Memory. The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 25, 4-8.
  48. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2007). Cognitive Impairments as Diagnostic Markers for ADHD: An Overview. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 13, Supplement 2, S76.
  49. Baijal, S., & Gupta, R. (2007). Training Cortical Networks in Attention Deficit Disorder. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 13, Supplement 2, S77.
  50. Gupta, R., Kar, B. R., Thapa, K. (2006). Specific cognitive dysfunction in ADHD: An overview. In: Mukherjee J, Prakash V, editors. Recent Developments in Psychology. Delhi: Defence Institute of Psychological Research; 2006. pp. 153–170.

REVIEWER/EDITOR OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Editorial Board Member
· Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio Journals)
· Humanities and Social Sciences Communication (Nature Portfolio Journals)
Associate Editor
· Frontiers in Psychology (Cognitive Sciences section)
· Frontiers in Psychology (Emotion section)
Ad-hoc Reviewer
· Frontiers in Psychology
· Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
· Child Neuropsychology
· Cognition and Emotion
· Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
· Journal of Social and Psychological Sciences
· Memory
· Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
· Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
· Psychological Studies
· African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Conferences: 
  1. Pandey, S., &  Gupta, R. Role of Implicit Emotion in Response Inhibition and Response Adjustment (July 27-30, 2022). CogSci 2022, Toronto, Canada.
  2. Tandon, T., Gupta, R., Morina, N., &  Martin-Soelch, C. (30th-31st May 2022). Reduced Reward Responsiveness to Monetary Reward in a Sample of Students from India. Groupe de Réflexion en Psychopathologie Cognitive. University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  3. Gupta, R. (17th March, 2022). The role of emotion in our life. Invited talk at DBRAIT, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair, A &  N Islands-reg, India.
  4. Gupta, R. (4-5th March, 2022). Chaired a sessions at the 31st Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) conference organized by IIT Bombay, India.
  5. Tandon, T., Ledermann, K., Gupta, R., Morina, N., Wadji, D. L., Picolo, M. P., &  Soelch, C. (2022). Psychological and computational mechanisms modulating reward learning and reward-seeking behaviors. 17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Switzerland (4-6th September 2022).
  6. Muthukumaran, R. & Gupta, R. (2022). The Role of BMI and Perceptual Load in Attention Capture by Food Stimuli. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India.
  7. Lodha, S. & Gupta, R. (2022). Cross-cultural evaluation of erotic and gory images of International Affective Picture System on an Indian sample. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India.
  8. Pandey, S. & Gupta, R. (2022). Positive, not negative, emotions facilitate response inhibition under high load. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India.
  9. Gupta, R. (7th August 2021). Chaired a session at the Yogastha e-conference. Research in Yoga: Mind, Consciousness, and Identity organised by Yogastha club, IIT Bombay, India.
  10. Plater, L., Valecha, A., Gupta, R., & Al-Aidroos, N. (17th June 2021) Attentional Control Settings and Emotion Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science conference, Canada.
  11. Gupta, R. (19-21st March, 2021). Chaired two sessions at the 30th Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) conference organised by IIT Kanpur, India.
  12. Choudhary, S. & Gupta, R. (19-24 July, 2020, accepted). Personality structure in borderline personality disorder patients and healthy controls using MCMI-III Grossman facet scale. The 32th International  Congress of Psychiatry, Prague, Czech Republic.
  13. Gupta, R., Jacob, J. S., & Sharma, A. (10-12 January, Accepted). Emotional processing in Autism: An insight from response inhibition and distractor interference. India Autism Conference, Kolkata, India.
  14. Gupta, R. (10-12 December, 2019). Learned-predictiveness produces hemispheric asymmetries in visual processing. Annual Conference on Cognitive Sciences, BITS Pilani Goa campus, Goa, India.
  15. Prakash, J. & Gupta, R. (10-12 December, 2019). Effect of emotion in response inhibition: Role of working memory. Annual Conference on Cognitive Sciences, BITS Pilani Goa campus, Goa, India.
  16. Muthukumaran, R. & Gupta, R. (10-12 December, 2019). "Role of load and emotion in conscious perception. Annual Conference on Cognitive Sciences, BITS Pilani Goa campus, Goa, India.
  17. Plater, L., Valecha, A., Gupta, R., Pratt, J., & AI-Aidroos, N. (17-22 May 2019, Submitted). Smile and the world watches: Capture by happy gaze cues outside an attentional control set. Vision Science Society, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.
  18. Khadikar, S., & Gupta, R. (3rd May, 2019). Role of emotion in attention and perception. IRCC, IIT Bombay, India.
  19. Gupta, R. (29-30th April, 2019). Participated in the conference on engaging India and Canada Gandhian approach to sustainable development goals. Funded by MHRD, Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
  20. Gupta, R. (13-14 February, 2019). Development of a classification system for ADHD children. Helmholtz-Indian Platform on Science, Technology, Education and Research (HIPSTER) workshop, Bangalore, India.
  21. Tandon, T., Gupta, R., Morina, N., & Martin-Soelch, C. (31st January 2019). Somatic Pain among Female Acid Attack Survivors in India. Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Pain, the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  22. Gupta, R. (30-31 January 2019, Accepted). High Motivational Salient Face Distractors Slowed Target Detection: Evidence from Behavioral Studies. ICCPS 2019: 21st International Conference on Cognitive Psychology and Science, Sydney, Australia.
  23. Gupta, R. (10-12 October 2018). Images with pleasure have unique distracting power. The fifth annual conference of cognitive science, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. 
  24. Gupta, R. (31st May, 2018). The role of emotion, motivation, and value in attention. Special NACS invited talk, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada.
  25. Gupta, R. (20-22 April 2018). Learned-predictiveness but not valence modulates neural activity in the early visual cortex. NEURONUS 2018 IBRO Neuroscience Forum, Krakow, Poland.
  26. A workshop on IP and its management (13 February, 2018). Industrial Research and consultancy centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
  27. Workshop on Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Development and Training. Wadhwani Research Centre for Bioengineering (WRCB), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 20-22 November, 2017.
  28. Gupta, R. & Vuilleumier, P. (June 26-30, 2016). Motivational salience produces hemispheric asymmetries in visual processing: Behavioral & fMRI study. Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Geneva, Switzerland.
  29. Gupta, R., Raymond, J. E., & Vuilleumier, P. (May 13-18, 2016). Priming by motivationally salient distractors produces hemispheric asymmetries in visual processing. Vision Science Society, St. Pete Beach, USA.
  30. NCCR Annual Research Forum, CISA, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland, March 3-4, 2016.
  31. Gupta, R. (December 14-15, 2015). Learned-predictiveness modulates neural activity in the early visual cortex. International conference on emotion and cognition, Allahabad, India.
  32. Workshop on elevator talk, Geneva, Switzerland, 13 November, 2015.
  33. Workshop on skills in the job market outside academia, Geneva, Switzerland, 22-23 October, 2015.
  34. Gupta, R. (October 19-23, 2014). Distracted by pleasure? Positive versus negative emotional capture across different stimuli and perceptual load. Brain Circuits for Positive Emotions Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland.
  35. Gupta, R., &Lavie, N. (January 3-4, 2013). Effects of predictive value on attention and awareness. Experimental Psychological Society, UK.
  36. Juliann, P., Gupta, R., &Lavie, N. (2012). Effect of perceptual load on visual awareness: a role of value. University College London, UK.
  37. Gupta, R. (November 11-14, 2012). Emotional distraction unbalances visual processing. The Neurobiology of Emotion, Stresa, Italy.
  38. Gupta, R. (May 27 June 1, 2012). Cognitive-Motivational Deficits in ADHD: A Diagnostic Concern. 12th International Child Neurology Congress 11th Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Congress, Brisbane, Australia.
  39. Workshop on Attention and Memory: Mechanisms of Selection and Maintenance, British Academy, London, UK. April 19-20, 2012.
  40. Gupta, R. (December 11-14, 2011). Cognitive-Motivational Deficits in ADHD: Development of a Classification System.19th WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Shanghai, China.
  41. Gupta, R. & Raymond, J. E. (July 14-18, 2011). Emotional faces induce lateral attention shifts. 8th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, Florence, Italy.
  42. Workshop on “Neuroimaging-Experimental Design and Analysis Tools”, Allahabad University, India, July 22-23, 2011.
  43. Osaka-UCSD workshop 2011, UC San Diego, USA, 15-16 March, 2011.
  44. Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, 4th Biennial Research Conference 2011, Deganwy, UK, 19th-21st January, 2011.
  45. Kar, B. R., & Gupta, R. (December 10-13, 2010). Development of Task-Switching and Error Monitoring. International Conference on Cognitive Development, Allahabad, India.
  46. Gupta, R. & Srinivasan, N. (May 7-12, 2010). Distractor Evaluation affects Awareness under High Load. 2010 Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, Florida, USA.
  47. Gupta, R. &Kar, B. R., & Srinivasan, N. (December 13-16, 2009). Development of Task Switching and Post-Error Slowing in Children. XVIIIth WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Miami Beach, USA.
  48. International Conference on Language and Cognition Interface: State of the Art. CBCS, Allahabad, India, December 6-9, 2009.     
  49. Gupta, R., &Kar, B. R. (December 14-17, 2008). Development of Response Inhibition and error monitoring in ADHD children. XVIIIth Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology, IIT Guwahati, India.
  50. Srinivasan, N., Gupta, R., & Srivastava, P. (December 14-17, 2008). Emotion and Attention: A look through Sad and Happy Faces. XVIIIth Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology, IIT Guwahati, India.
  51. Gupta, R., &Kar, B. R. (December 8-10, 2008). Development of Attentional Processes in Normal and ADHD children. Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, Allahabad, India.
  52. Gupta, R., &Kar, B. R. (December 8-10, 2008). Cognitive Markers of ADHD: A Diagnostic Concern. Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, Allahabad, India.
  53. Bora, S., Hanif, A., Kar, B. R., & Gupta, R. (February 7-9, 2008). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Comprehensive Cognitive-Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program. 12th International and 43rd National Conference of The Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Kolkota, India.
  54. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (February 6-9, 2008). Multiple Pathway Model: Predictor for Error Monitoring in ADHD. 36th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Hawaii, USA.
  55. Pre-Conference Workshop on ANOVA and Multiple Regressions. IIT Guwahati, India, December 14, 2008.
  56. National conference on “Classical Indian Philosophies of Mind and Cognitive Science”, Allahabad, India, February 29-March 2, 2008.    
  57. Baijal, S. & Gupta, R. (December 9-13, 2007). Training Cortical Networks in Attention Deficit Disorder. XVIIth WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  58. Gupta, R. &Kar, B. R. (December 9-13, 2007). Cognitive Impairments as Diagnostic Markers for ADHD: An Overview. An Overview. XVIIth WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  59. Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (November 7-10, 2007). Error Monitoring Deficit and Delay Aversion in ADHD. 19th Annual International Conference on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, D.C, (Accepted).
  60. Gupta, R. & Srinivasan, N. (2007). Recognition Memory for Emotional Faces and Attentional Load. Indo-US Workshop on Developmental Neuroscience and Imaging. Manesar, Haryana, India.
  61. Gupta, R. & Srinivasan, N. (December 14-16, 2006). Whole-part effects in recognition memory for faces with emotional expressions. XVIth Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology, IIT Bombay, India.
  62. Gupta, R., Kar, B. R., & Srinivasan, N. (December 10-12, 2006). Development of attentional disengagement and error monitoring in children. Second International Conference on Cognitive Science, Allahabad, India.
  63. Gupta, R., &Kar, B. R. (September 22-24, 2006). Specific Cognitive Dysfunction in ADHD: A Diagnostic Concern. National Conference on Emerging Paradigms in Psychology, New Delhi, India.
  64. Workshop on "Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience", Allahabad, India, April 7-8, 2006.
  65. Gupta, R., & Kar, B. R. (2005). Cognitive Biases in Unipolar Depression. 15th Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP-I), Faizabad, India.
  66. International Conference on Cognitive Science, CBCS, Allahabad, India, December 2004.
  67. Building the Brain, International Symposium, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India, December, 2003.

 Talk, Seminar, and Workshop Organised: 

  1. Organizing Committee Member of 31st annual convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAoP) conference at IIT Bombay (4-6th March, 2022).
  2. A talk by Dr. Ark Verma (9th September, 2019). SHABD: A Hindi Words Database. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay.
  3. A talk by Prof. John Reid (26th April 2019). Cricket in Canada, to 1914: The Province of Nova Scotia as a Case Study in the History of a Global Sport. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay.
  4. Seminar on “Machine learning based analysis of bioimaging data” at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay on 26th June 2018 (Talk by Dr. Kaustabh Patil, Research Center Juelich, Germany).
Responsibilities: 

Teaching and Supervision,
Fund Management,
Resource Management
Administrative duties at IITB
Committee member of new MA by research program development at HSS, IITB (2021-Present)
Psychology group co-ordinator HSS, IITB (2020-Present)
Institute representative of Indo-Canadian Shastri-Research Institute, IITB (2018-2019)
Member of DUGC (2018-Present), HSS, IITB
Time-table coordinator (2018-2020), HSS, IITB
Member of M.Phil. Examination Test (MET) Committee (2018-2020), HSS, IITB
Research Progress committee member of the Ph.D. thesis of students at HSS, IDC, and SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay
Fundraising committee (2017-Present, 10 Cr. Raised), HSS, IITB
Teaching and, Supervision.

Awards: 

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  1. Koita Center for Digital Health (KCDH) research grant (2022-2024) (INR  ₹30 Lakhs). Use of Wearable sensors and Pranayama-based interventions for improving mental-wellbeing of Undergraduate Students at IITB, India.
  2. Research grant from IITB-Monash Academy (2018-2022) (INR ₹2.7 Lakhs), India.
  3. Tata Centre for Technology and Design Research Grant (2018-2019) (INR ₹12 Lakhs), India.
  4. IRCC seed grant (2018-2021) (INR ₹20 Lakhs), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  5. IRCC advance seed grant (2018-2021), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  6. Wadhwani Research Centre in Bioscience and Bioengineering (WRCBB) 4th Call Research Grant (2018-20) (INR ₹35 Lakhs), India.
  7. Indo-Canadian Shastri Research Grant (2017-18) (CAD $6.5K) for research collaboration with Prof. Mark Fenske, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada.
  8. Young Investigator Award (2017-2020) (INR ₹4 Lakhs; 1 Lakh = 100K), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  9. Marie Curie Bridge Fellowship for post-doctorate training in Cognitive Neuroscience at Department of Neuroscience, University of Geneva, Switzerland, (2014 - 2016; EUR €311K)
  10. International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) International Travel Grant award to attend 12th International Child Neurology Congress 11th Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Congress, Brisbane, Australia, (2012)
  11. Visiting Scholar Grant from National Science Foundation to visit child development lab at UCSD, USA, (2011 - 2011; USD $3K).
  12. Travel Award from the Melvin Yahr International Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (MYIPDF) to attend 19th World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Shanghai, China, (2011)
  13. Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship for post-doctorate training in Cognitive Neuroscience at Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK, (2011 - 2013; EUR €201K)
  14. IBRO Travel Award to attend 8th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience in Florence, Italy, (2011)
  15. IBRO John G. Nicholls Research Fellowship 2010 for post-doctorate training in Cognitive Neuroscience at School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales, UK, (2010 - 2011; EUR €35K)
  16. Travel Award from the MYIPDF to attend XVIII WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Miami Beach, USA, (2009)
  17. IBRO Travel Award to attend 36th Annual Meeting of International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, (2008)
  18. Travel Award from the MYIPDF to attend XVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (2007)
Memberships: 

National Academy of Psychology (NAoP), India
Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS), Australia
Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australia
Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Canada
Cognitive Science Society (CSS), USA
European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Netherlands
Psychonomic Society, USA
Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), UK
Vision Science Society (VSS), USA
Association for Psychological Science, International Associate, USA
American Psychological Association (APA), USA:
Society of Addiction Psychology (Div-050, APA)
Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Div-040, APA)
Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science (Div-003, APA)
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder (Div-033, APA)
Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (Div-006, APA)
Educational Psychology (Div-015, APA)
Society for Military Psychology (Div-019, APA)

Previous Memberships
The Science Advisory Board, Italy

Research Scholars: 

STUDENTS SUPERVISED
Master Thesis (Evaluation: First Grade) 2014 – 2016
Title: Motivational information unbalances visual processing
Department of Neuroscience, University of Geneva
Master Thesis (Evaluation: First Grade) 2014 – 2016
Title: Neural processing of value-coded faces
Department of Neuroscience, University of Geneva
Master Thesis (Evaluation: First Grade) 2012 - 2013
Title: Role of motivational distractors on attentional capture
ICN, University College London
Undergraduate Thesis (Evaluation: First Grade and published paper in 'Emotion') 2012 - 2013
Title: Distractor occurrence, value, and emotion driven attentional capture
ICN, University College London
Master Thesis (Evaluation: First Grade) 2011 - 2012
Title: Role of motivational distractors on working memory
ICN, University College London
2 Interns, ICN, UCL, UK 2011 - 2012