• Dr. Divya Bhatia is an assistant professor at Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling, O.P. Jindal Global University. She obtained her PhD in behavioural neuroscience (con lode/with honors) from Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. She has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and also works as a peer-reviewer for renowned journals such as PLOS ONE and Frontiers in Psychology. She is also a member of the Cognitive Science Society and Psychonomic Society. 

research overview

  • Dr. Bhatia has managed and worked on several scientific projects including the investigation of language choice behaviour in Hindi-English bilinguals, cognitive preparedness in healthy Indian population and collaborative remembering. To carry out her doctoral work, she was awarded with International PhD Fellowship by Sapienza University. In her doctoral work, she investigated how movements and visuo-spatial working memory interact and how one’s visuo-spatial memory is influenced by performing movements in a shared/social context. In other words, her work investigated the question of how performing an action together with a partner influences individual’s encoding processes and subsequent memory retrieval. With behavioural, eye-tracking and event-related potential data, her findings provide robust evidence suggesting that people working together in a shared/social context simulate each other’s actions and that is reflected into a memory improvement in a subsequent memory task. At JGU, she is involved in a number of collaborative research projects such as investigating the influence of socioeconomic status on cognitive processing and risk-perception in emergency situations such as Covid-19. 

full name

  • Divya Bhatia

primary email

  • dbhatia[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in