Dr. Aparna Pandey Assistant professor
School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Psychology;
  • Cogntive Science;
  • Psycholinguistics;
  • Language acquisition;
  • Language processing;
  • Language and Emotion;

Contact Details

  • #003, SHSS&M
  • +916747132037(office) +91-9900076835 (Mo)
  • aparnapandey@iitbbs.ac.in, ap.aparna11@gmail.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  BSc Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics 2007 University of Allahabad
  MSc Cognitive Science 2009 CBCS, University of Allahabad
  PhD Psychology 2016 University of Mysore
  Postdoctoral Cognitive Science 2020 IISc


I did bachelors in science from university of Allahabad with Psychology, Computer Science and Mathematics. I did Master’s in Cognitive Science from, University of Allahabad at Center for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences. I did PhD in Psychology from University of Mysore Under the supervision of Prof Prakash Padakannaya. I worked as senior research fellow at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, NIMHANS Bangalore. I taught to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) bangalore. Later I was Postdoctoral fellow at IISc Bangalore for two years.
In 2022, I joined IIT Bhubaneswar as Assistant Professor. At IIT Bhubaneswar, I am aspired to establish a cutting edge state of the art laboratary in the field of Cognitive Science. I plan to bring out the latest technology to understand human brain and behaviour.


Understanding Human Behavior (Spring 2023)
Emotional Intelligence (Autumn 2023)
Social Psychology (Spring 2023. Autumn 2023, Spring 2024)
Brain and Language Processing (Autumn 2023, Spring 2023)


  •  Institute Grant "Investigating Role of Emotion in Processing Language using Behavioural Measures"

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Aparna Pandey & Prakash Padakannaya. (2022) Perceptual Span in Reading Kannada Alphasyllabary. Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal
2Padakannaya, P., Pandey, A., Saligram, D., & Rao, S. R. Visual- orthographic complexity of akshara and eye movements in reading: A study in Kannada alphasyllabary. Writing Systems Research, 8 (1), 32-43. (2015). doi: 10.1080/17586801.2015.1071235.
3 Pandey, A., & Padakannaya, P. Splintered Text and Eye Movements in Reading. The Journal of Psychosocial Research. Vol. 9 Issue 2, p203-209. (2014).
4Winskel, H., Padakannaya, P., & Pandey, A. (2014). Eye movements and reading in the alphasyllabic scripts of South and Southeast Asia. In H. Winskel & P. Padakannaya (Eds.). South and Southeast Asian Psycholinguistics (pp. 315-328). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (2014). https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139084642.035
5Mishra, R., Singh, N., Pandey, A. & Huettig, F. Spoken language-mediated anticipatory eye-movements are modulated by reading ability - Evidence from Indian low and high literates. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 5, 1-10. (2012). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.5.1.3
6Ramesh Mishra, Aparna Pandey & Narayanan Srinivasan. (2011). Revisiting the Scrambling Complexity Hypothesis in Sentence Processing: A self-paced reading study on anomaly detection and scrambling in Hindi. Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 24, 709-727.

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Pandey, A., & Padakannaya, P. Asymmetry in Perceptual Span in Reading English as L2. Language in India, 14 (3), 48-58. (2014).ISSN 1930-2940

Conferences (International)

1Aparna Pandey and Prakash Padakannaya: Reading from beginning to skilled readers: A comparison between alphabetic and alpha-syllabary writing systems 10th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS10 9-11 December 2023) IIT Kanpur.
2Aparna Pandey, Georgin Jacob, & S. P. Arun: Speech attributes combine additively towards sound dissimilarity. 9th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS9 8-10 December 2022) IIT Delhi.
3Aparna Pandey and Prakash Padakannaya: Effect of meaningfulness and syntactic complexity on eye movement measurements: Comparing Kannada and English XXI Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), (December 12-14, 2011). Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat.
4Shubratha KP, Aparna Pandey and Prakash Padakannaya: Position-in-the-string and compound word processing: a priming study in English XVII Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (March 6-9, 2010), Department of Psychology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
5Aparna Pandey, Priyanka Pandey, Ramesh Mishra: Anticipatory eye movements and cognitive processing: Gender marked adjectives in Hindi XVIII Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (December 14-17, 2008). Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India.
6Aparna Pnadey and Prakash Padakannaya: Reading Headway in Children with Dyslexia. 53rd National & 22nd International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP-2018, 16-18 February) Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University
7 Aparna Pnadey and Prakash Padakannaya: Perceptual span in Kannada 17th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), (August 11-16, 2013), Humanities Lab, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
8 Aparna Pnadey and Prakash Padakannaya: Orthographic Complexity and Reading: An Eye Tracking Study 12th International Congress of Psychology (ICP), (July 22-27, 2012), Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.
9Aparna Pandey and Prakash Padakannaya: Edit Distance Hypothesis and Performance in Phoneme Awareness Tasks International Conference on Cognitive Development (ICCD - 2010) December 10-13, 2010, Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS), University of Allahabad, India.
10Aparna Pandey, Ramesh Mishra and Narayanan Srinivasan: Anomaly Detection in Scrambled Sentences: Eye Movement Data from Hindi International Conference on Language Cognition Interface: State of the Art, (December 10-13 2010) Centre of Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences, University of Allahabad, India.
11Ramesh Mishra, Aparna Pandey and Priyanka Pandey: On-Line dynamics of linguistics and Conceptual activation as a function of literacy: Evidence from eye tracking in Hindi. International Conference on Attention 2008 (December 8- December 10) Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India.

Conferences (National)

1Aparna Pandey, Ramesh Mishra, Narayanan Srinivasan: Word order interaction with grammatical status XVIII Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (December 14-17, 2008). Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Travel grant by CSIR
  • Fellowship granted by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, research grant
  • Graduate Merit Scholarship by Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences

Research Scholar

Reshman Raj: With a research focus on cognitive neuro psychology, Reshma Raj K employs her background in psychology to delve into the intricacies of the human brain. She integrates her pursuits, including a keen interest in quantitative research, while embracing hobbies like reading and traveling alongside her academic journey.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor at IIT Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, 2022 (1/11/2022-Present); Assistant Professor at Jain-deemed-to-be-University, Bangalore, 2022 (11/7/2022-31/10/2022); Post-doctoral fellow as Vision lab CNS, IISc Bangalore (March 2020-December 2021); Guest faculty at Christ University, Bangalore, (June 2019-November 2019); Assistant Professor at CMR University, Bangalore, 2018 (1/2/2018-23/April/2018); Assistant Professor at Kristu Jayanti College from January 2017 to November 2017 (2/1/2017-30/11/2017); Senior research fellow at National Institute of mental health and neurosciences, 2016 (23/May/2016-29/12/2016)

Invited talks

“Keeping eye on eye: The process of reading.” Workshop on eye tracking at Centre for Neural and Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad April 5-6 2019


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