Office of Research
Krea Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology
Ph.D, University of Cambridge
Nayantara did her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge with a research focus on attentional mechanisms in gaze perception — the underlying mechanisms that guide individuals to attentionally prioritise one gaze type (e.g., direct gaze) over the other (e.g., averted gaze) when viewing another’s gaze. She has a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Maastricht University, The Netherlands and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She has also worked as a special educator at the Centre for Child Development and Disabilities, Bangalore, where she designed and implemented intervention plans for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and trained parents to be active participants in the intervention process. Nayantara’s broader research interests lie in social perception and cognition, particularly with a view to understanding underlying pathways in neuro-atypical gaze perception.
Ramamoorthy N., Plaisted-Grant, K., & Davis, G. (2019). Fractionating the stare-in-the-crowd-effect: Two distinct, obligatory biases in search for gaze. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(8), 1015.