Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (Research)


Apoorva Bhandari is an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences at Brown University, where his research program focuses on understanding the psychological, computational and neural principles that govern human flexible cognition and applying these principles outside the laboratory. His work addresses questions from a broad range of topics including fluid intelligence, working memory, learning & generalization, cognitive control, cognitive maps and social decision making, employing behavioural methods, functional MRI, computational modelling and machine learning. Apoorva completed his undergraduate training in biochemistry and molecular biology from India before taking a Master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh working with Emma Wood and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Cambridge working with John Duncan. His research is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation.

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