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Jaison Manjaly is Jasubhai Memorial Chair Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at IIT Gandhinagar. His research interests include curiosity, education, and exclusion. He is the Principal Investigator of the Curiosity Lab at IIT Gandhinagar, which aims to develop interventions to foster curiosity in the classroom.


Aditya Singh

Aditya Singh is a PhD student at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. He is interested in exploring the processes that underlie ‘autonomous’ information seeking. He is currently investigating why information gaps produce curiosity. He is also looking for ways to incorporate curiosity motivation in Indian classrooms.  He has a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communications Engineering from National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, and a Master’s in Cognitive Science from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. 


Samarpita Mallick

Samarpita Mallick. M.Sc. Cognitive Science student at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. She holds a BSc in Physiology, Zoology and Chemistry. 

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Shriya Naidu

Shriya Naidu completed her masters in Neuropsychology at the National Forensic Sciences University. Her work at the curiosity lab explored how a reference point of information may affect one's curiosity. She also worked on identifying the EEG correlates of epistemic curiosity using a 128 channel system. Currently, she coordinates the curiosity camps through the lab and works on projects investigating the effect of mindfulness on curiosity. 


Ihsan K

Ihsan is a Ph.D. student at the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar. He is interested in how curiosity affects learning in general. Currently, he explores the role of curiosity in enhancing procedural and declarative knowledge in adult second language acquisition. He is also interested in the computational frameworks of learning and curiosity and; natural language processing. 


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Kushal Sacheti

Founder & President of Centre for Curiosity, New York

Kushal Sacheti is a mentor, business advisor, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Kushal’s philanthropic initiatives include mentoring and advisory roles at several educational institutions and arts and social welfare organizations in India and the United States. He is the Founder and President of the Center for Curiosity (CfC) and sponsored the CfC@UPenn initiative on curiosity at the University of Pennsylvania.



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