Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Samyogita Hardikar

Stephanstraße 1A

04103 Leipzig



Samyogita Hardikar

Samyogita Hardikar

Samyogita Hardikar


E-learning officer, Postdoc


  • +49 341 9940-2412


Main Focus

During my PhD, I am using Electroencephalography (EEG) to study the spatio-temporal dynamics of gustatory processing in the brain. With the help of a "Gustometer" designed to deliver taste stimuli with unprecedented precision, I'm looking at the sensory as well as cognitive aspects of taste perception, with particular focus on their alterations in human obesity.

More generally, I am interested in the principles behind the structure-function organisation of the brain, the interplay between emergent technologies and theories in cognitive neuroscience, and the efficient use and reporting of statistics in the field.

Curriculum Vitae


Nov 2012- Oct 2018        PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (IMPRS NeuroCom)
                                   MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.     

Oct 2008- Sept 2009       MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of York

Jun 2005- Apr 2008         BA in Psychology, University of Pune


Dec 2011- Mar 2012       Intern
                                  MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.

Mar 2011- Jan 2012       Joint organizing secretary
                                 38th National Annual Conference of the Indian
                                 Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP)

Dec 2010- Jul 2011        Assistant Psychologist/ Projects coordinator
                                  Dept. of Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health,
                                  Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune

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