Center for Cognitive Sciences

The Cognitive Science Research Initiative is one of the latest ventures taken up by BVRIT. The lab is being headed by Dr I.A.Pasha who is also the head of the Electronics and Communication Engineering department. The lab focuses research on intelligence and behavior, especially focusing on how information is represented, processed, and transformed (in faculties such as perception, language, memory, reasoning, and emotion) within nervous systems (human or other animal) and machines (e.g. computers). The lab boasts of the prestigious DST fund which primarily aims at building brain-computer interfaces for people with no muscle control. In addition to this major project, students are encouraged to come up with their own ideas and extensive support is given to expand their ideas, carry out their own research work and conduct experiments. BVRIT proudly claims to be one of the very few colleges in India to have established a Cognitive Science lab which is a virginal ground, especially in India

Major Hardware & Software

3 Computers, LABVIEW 2010 and Mat LAB 2010, Elvis, Compact RIO

Achievements

  • Paper "P300 based Assistive Technology for ALS Patients" is published in International Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering and Assistive technologies-2012
  • EEG Controlled Wheelchair for ALS Patients published in IEEE International Conference on communication Systems and Network Technologies-2013
  • Eye Tracker based test for Assessing cognition IEEE International Conference on communication Systems & Network Technologies-2013
  • R & D Project in Progress: "Assistive devices for Quadriplegic and ALS patients" Funded by Cognitive Science Research Initiative of Department of Science and Technology.
  • K.Abhilash (III ECE) IInd Prize for paper presentation in ELAN-2012 organized by IIT Hyderabad Started an Add-On Course, "Introduction to Cognitive Science".

Activities

R & D Project in Progress: "Assistive devices for Quadriplegic and ALS patients" Funded by Cognitive Science Research Initiative of Department of Science and Technology.

Research Groups

  1. BCI for ALS Patients
  2. Assistive Device for Quadriplegic Patients using an Eye- Tracking Device
  3. Learning Aide for Autistic Children

Research Group

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