12 Aug

Training Dogs to Dance and Pigeons to Guide War Missiles

By Tara Venkatesan American psychologist and Harvard graduate BF Skinner tried to train animals to play table tennis. Yes, you heard right. Skinner tried to apply his theory of how animals and humans...

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12 Aug

The 3 Little Green Monsters in Your Mind

By Tara Venkatesan Sigmund Freud is probably the first person you think of when you’re asked to name a famous psychologist. He came up with a way to explain the way we behave with a theory called...

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31 Jul

The 6th Sense

By Tara Venkatesan 31/07/14 Most of us learn that we have 5 senses when we’re little at school. We can see, hear, touch, taste and smell things. We also casually refer to some people as possessing...

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31 Jul

When My Brain Knows Better

by Joan Danielle Ongchoco 31 July 2014 A couple of weeks ago, I launched a pilot experiment within the Yale-NUS Cognition and Attention Lab and it failed to produce the psychological effect we were...

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Feature Events

08 Jan

CogSci Connects Singapore 2013

Organised by students of ACSI and NUS, CogSci Connects is the first student-led conference in Asia to promote awareness of the Cognitive Sciences and its opportunities in Asia and around the world. Brain Research encompassing the interdisciplinary fields of cognitive and neuroscience is transforming the world in the 21st century. The Cognitive Science, a true bridge between Liberal Arts and the Sciences is at the confluence of variety of academic studies in psychology, anthropology, computer science...

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CogSci Connects is an education platform on a mission to excite, educate and entertain young people about cognitive science. Through student created blogs, documentaries, forums and events, we want to encourage brain science literacywhich is essential for competing in any field in the 21st century, be it music, medicine, education, entertainment or entrepreneurship. So far, we have reached out...

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In The Media

Our Team

Cogsci Connectors

Tara Venkatesan

Alekhya Mandali

Joan Danielle Ongchoco

Pragati Priyadharsini

Technical Advisory Board

Prof. Charles Limb

Prof. Chris Asplund

Prof. Dale Purves

Prof. Elizabeth Spelke