Dr. Arkadeb Dutta


Assistant Professor,
Department of Sports Science & Yoga, Belur Campus Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda
Educational & Research Institute (RKMVERI)
Neuroscience Division, JIVAN, Department of Biotechnology, School of Biological
Sciences, Narendrapur Campus, RKMVERI

Research Areas

The lab is focused on the following broad areas using electroencephalography and modern neuroimaging techniques in human subjects.

  • Understanding the Brain in Chronic Pain.
  • Effect of Mind-Body Interventions in Structural and Functional Neural Plasticity in Development and Rehabilitation.
  • Designing strategies for optimum cognitive, emotional and physical performance-Extrospection and Introspection.

Selected Publications

  1. Dutta A, Lev-Ari Tidhar, Barzilay O, Mairon R, Wolf A, Ban-Shahar O, Gutfreund Y Self-motion trajectories can facilitate orientation-based figure-ground segregation. J Neurophysiol 123(3):912-926, 2020.
  2. Dutta A, Herman Wagner, Yoram Gutfreund. Responses to Pop-Out Stimuli in the Barn Owl’s Optic Tectum Can Emerge through Stimulus-Specific Adaptation. J Neurosci. 36(17):4876-87, 2016.
  3. Shai Netser, Dutta A, Yoram Gutfreund. Ongoing activity in the optic tectum is correlated on a trial-by-trial basis with the pupil dilation response. J Neurophysiol. 111(5):918-29.2014.
  4. Dutta A, Yoram Gutfreund. Saliency mapping in the optic tectum and its relationship to habituation. Front Integr Neurosci. 8(1)-1-13, 2014.
  5. Dutta A, Niranjan Kambi, Partha Raghunathan, Subash Khushu, Neeraj Jain. Large-scale reorganization of the somatosensory cortex of adult macaque monkeys revealed by fMRI. Brain Struct Funct. 219(4):1305-20, 2014.
  6. Koushik Ray K, Dutta A, Panjwani U, Thakur L, Anand JP, Kumar S (2011). Hypobaric Hypoxia Modulates Brain Biogenic Amines and Disturbs Sleep Architecture. Neurochem Int 58:112-118, 2011.

Lab Members

  • PhD Scholar:
    • Soumyajyoti Ghosal (DST Inspire Fellow JRF, MSc. (Gold Medallist), Life Sciences).
  • Past Members:
    • Arpan Chattopadhyay (MSc. Sports Science)


  • Position for PhD is open for applicants who are interested in cognitive neuroscience.
  • NET (JRF) qualified applicants from the field of life sciences, computer science, & data science and other allied fields will be preferred.
  • Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic, and are interested for innovating new ideas and applications in translational cognitive neuroscience research.
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in computer programming are compulsory for translational approach.
  • For basic cognitive research, candidates with basic knowledge in MATLAB or Python are preferred although not mandatory.

Interested applicants can contact Dr. Arkadeb Dutta (CV) for further queries.


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