Mainak Pal

Assistant Professor

I have completed my doctoral research on the Nyaya theory of illusion where I have tried to build up a cognitive model of illusion depending on the Nyaya insight. And the Nyaya hypotheses on which the model is built up is supported by the findings of Neuroscience. 

So, at present the areas of my interest are Cognitive Neuroscience and the Nyaya theory of Illusion.

Along with the areas of interest, the other areas of competence are Inductive and Deductive Logic, Analytical Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Advaita Vedanta Philosophy and the Indian Theories of Illusion.


Presidency University,
86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India

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