Dr Riya graduated from the University of Hyderabad with a PhD in Cognitive Science. Her doctoral research focused on how bilingual experiences influence cognition using behavioural and eye-tracking measures. She is also interested in understanding the role of executive functions in psychopathology and cognition in older adults. During her time in NIMHAS, she was involved in a project on how literacy influences cognition. As a researcher, she wishes to apply the tools of science to improve human life and communicate the same with those who can benefit the most from it.
“What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.” ― Jean Piaget