Mapping Neuroscience to Indian Knowledge Systems

Last date for registration: June 12, 2023

SKU: IIT Kanpur | Start Date: 15 & 16th June, 2023 Categories: ,


About the workshop :

The understanding of ‘Mind’ has occupied the thinkers and scientists alike from ages. While the ancient Philosophies understood the Mind and explained the processes to understand life. Modern Neuroscience has progressed significantly in explaining Brain and its processes. Still the enigma called “MIND’ and its deeper questions remain. Does Neuroscience map with the older models? Is there a continuity in the knowledge about Mind, Brain and behaviour, from past to future? This brief course attempts to reveal the link, interface and questions between the rich Indian knowledge systems that addressed ‘Mind’ and the state of the art -Neuroscience.


Date & Time of workshop :

15th June, 2023 (Thursday) – 05:30 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.

16th June, 2023 (Friday) –  05:30 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Last date for Registration : 12th June, 2023


Profile of the Instructor

Dr. Alok Bajpai is a Consultant Psychiatrist IIT Kanpur,a free-lance teacher , curator of programme ‘An hour with the Mahatma’, Instructor at NPTEL for MOOC courses, Collaborator in Interdisciplinary research and Cognitive Sciences. He is also the author of the book ‘Maya is reality’ on Neuroscience, ‘Psychology of Adjustment’ with Prof. Braj Bhushan.

Eligibility & Criteria

Basic understanding of Brain and Psychological concepts and should have genuine interest in exploration.

Topics Covered

  1. Brain processes underlying cognition, emotion, decision- making.

  2. Both from perspective of Neuroscience and Indian Knowledge systems – Upanishads, Sankhya, Yoga, Buddhism.

Learning Outcomes

The participants will have a broad overview of the connections between the older and the new experimental sciences- the gaps and future directions of research in the area of Brain and Mind.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in addressing deeper questions about Brain and Mind. Best suited for students of Psychology, Psychiatry, Cognitive science, Philosophers of Mind, Neuroscientists – Computational or otherwise


Attendance is mandatory to obtain a certificate of completion


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