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The Brain and Behaviour Conference (BBC), 2023 aims to bring together eminent scientists, clinicians and scholars with an interest in Brain and Behaviour Research. BBC, 2023 is a National level Conference organised by the Department of Psychology, CHRIST (Deemed to be University).


The conference will be held at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore Central Campus between 14th-16th December 2023. The conference intends to provide a platform for sharing research that spans cognitive, behaviour and affective neurosciences, neuropsychology and cognitive psychology emphasising both basic and applied research. The focus of the conference is to promote interdisciplinary deliberations in the fields of cognitive and neuro sciences, and its applications.


Multidisciplinary approaches utilise knowledge across different disciplines towards achieving a goal. Interdisciplinary approaches go further by being actively analytical and synthesising knowledge from various disciplines to find solutions to specific problems. The fields of cognitive and neurosciences have aimed at such a synthesis and  pursuing this framework. The BBC, therefore, is a forum to facilitate this synthesis among researchers.


Please register for BBC 2023 to attend the three day conference and listen to the talks. Single day registration (Day 2- 15th Dec) is available only for Life Sciences and Neuroscience students. If your abstract has been selected for poster or oral presentation, please register for the full conference [Not eligible for single day registration]

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline- 5th November, 2023

  • Announcement of List of Selected Abstracts- Notified by mail on 10th November, 2023

  • Early Registration Deadline- 10th November, 2023

  • Registration Deadline- 10th December, 2023

  • Conference: 14-16th December, 2023

There will be a quiz following each of the symposium sessions in BBC 2023. Participants can answer at least 12 of these quizzes to earn an E-certificate for 8 hours of continuous learning in current topics in Neuroscience.  Learn More

Demonstration of Neuroanatomy using preserved human brains by resource persons from the Human Brain Tissue Repository (HBTR) (Brain Bank), and Brain Museum at NIMHANS. Learn More


The abstracts selected for BBC, 2023 have been notified by email.

Keynote Speakers


Dr Sanjeev Jain 


Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS


Genomics and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: An Overview


Dr Jonathan Evans

Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology

School of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow


Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Current and Future Trends


Dr John P John

M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Faculty-in-charge

Multimodal Brain Image Analysis Laboratory (MBIAL), NIMHANS


Has Magnetic Resonance Imaging Brought us Closer to Understanding the Brain Pathology of Psychiatric Disorders?

Symposium Speakers


Dr Jamuna Rajeswaran

Professor and HOD

Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

Title: Creativity and Cognition: A Neuroscience Perspective

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Dr Vijaya Raman

Professor of Clinical Psychology

St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences

Title: Cognitive Functions in Children with Autism- A comparison with ADHD and Controls

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Dr Manjunath Dammalli 

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology

Siddaganga Institute of Technology

Title: Mass Spectrometry Methods for Understanding the Role of Proteins and Metals in Mental Health


Dr Sridharan Devarajan

Associate Professor

Centre for Neuroscience, IISc

Title: Designing Salient, Naturalistic "Super-stimuli' with Deep Generative Models


Dr Keshav Kumar


Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

Title: Circuitry Based Approach to Cognitive Training

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Dr Bonny Banerjee

Associate Professor, Institute for Intelligent Systems, and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Memphis, USA

Title: Predictive Agents in Artificial Intelligence


Dr Laxmi T Rao


Department of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS

Title: Why Curiosity-like Behaviour is High in some Adolescents and not All – Evidence from Animal Model of Early Life Stress


Dr Matthew Thomas

Professor and Head of Neurology

St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences

Title: Essential Oils in Neurological Conditions

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Dr Kishore Kumar Ramakrishna

Professor of Ayurveda and Head of Department

Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS

Title: Ayurveda and Mental Health


Dr Sandhya Kortagere

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Drexel University College of Medicine

Title: GTS467- A Novel Glutamate Transporter Activator Regulates Impulsive Behaviour in Rodent Model of Parkinson’s Disease

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Dr Veeky Baths

Associate Professor

Cognitive Neuroscience, BITS Pilani

Title: The Magic of Technology for Functional Assistance and Cognitive Assessment


Dr Shantala Hegde

Additional Professor

Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

Title: Neuropsychology of Musical Rhythm: From Basics to Clinical Application


Dr Kowshik Kukkemane

Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences

CHRIST (Deemed to be) University

Title: Circuit-specific Role of Sirtuin1 in the Regulation of Mood-related Behaviors.

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Dr Sowmyashree Mayur Kaku

Assistant Professor

St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences

Title: Clinical and Translational Research of EEG in Autism


Dr Bhasi Sukumaran

Professor & HOD of Clinical Psychology

SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

Title: Language Modularity and Aphasia Management.

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Dr Himani Kashyap

Additional Professor 

Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

Title: Cognition in Psychiatric Disorders: The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle.

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Dr Akila Sadasivan

Director, Samvidh Centre for Educational & Psychological Services

Title: Neural Networks Based Approach to ADHD


Dr Srikanth Padmala

Assistant Professor

Centre for Neuroscience, IISc

Title: Role of Contingency in Reward-Emotion Interactions

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Dr David J Titus


University of Minnesota, USA

Title: Exploring Prefrontal Cortex - Amygdala Interactions in Maladaptive Avoidance Following Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury


Dr Rajkumari P Reddy

Additional Professor

Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

Title: Children as Witnesses- Challenges in Establishing Competence

DATE: Day 2 (15th Dec) 10:15am-12:30pm

VENUE: Seminar Hall, 5th floor, R&D Block

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Dr Swarna Buddha Nayok 

PhD Scholar

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, NIMHANS

Title: Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Psychiatry

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Ms Vanika Dhingra

PhD Scholar

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Title: Decoding the Synaptic Molecular Puzzle with Super-resolution Microscopy


Mr Varghese Mathew

PhD Scholar

CHRIST (Deemed to be) University

Title: Self Modulates an Early Attention Process: An ERP Study

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Dr Harsh Pathak

PhD Student and CRTP Fellow; Senior Resident

Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

Title: Role of Neuromodulation in Schizophrenia

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Ms Sagarika Jaiswal

PhD Scholar

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Title: Additive Effects of Monetary Loss and Positive Emotion in the Human Brain.

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Mr Sukalyan Deb

PhD Scholar

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Title: Proactive Control of Emotional Conflict Mediated by Informative Cues and its Interaction with Temporal Unpredictability.

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Ms Priyanjali Paul

PhD Scholar

CHRIST (Deemed to be) University

Title: Neural Correlates of Affective Processing and  Psychopathy Traits.

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