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National Institute of Advanced Studies


Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, India.



Rajesh Kasturirangan

Associate Professor
School of Humanities

Room No.: S 04
Tel: 080-2218 5148
Fax: 080-2218 5028


Joined NIAS on 1st May 2006

Most significant research contribution: Developed a computational theory of how language and concepts are grounded in the world.

Dr. Rajesh Kasturirangan's research interests are in cognitive science and philosophy of mind. His current work relates to applying a combination of philosophical argument, mathematical techniques and empirical observations to classical problems in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind such as the semantics of natural languages, the epistemology of beliefs and the structure of intentionality and consciousness.

Current Programmes

» Cognition

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Recent Lectures

  • November 2010. The Dialectical Relation between Cognition and Mathematics. Centre for Contemporary Studies, IISc.
  • November 2010. Mind and Life XXII, The Scientific Study of Contemplative Practice on Human Biology and Behaviour.
  • October 2010. A Feeling for the Truth. International Conference on Consciousness, Experience and Creativity, IIT Gandhinagar.
  • January 2010. Conceptualization: The Anatomy of a 'Sense'-Organ:  International Conference on "From Experience to Thought: Debates in Consciousness, Cognition and Agency,” JNU, Delhi.

Recent Publications

  • Karmakar, S. & Kasturirangan, R. (2010).
    Cognitive Processes underlying the Meaning of Complex Predicates. To Appear in the Proceedings of the first International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia.
  • Kasturirangan, R. Guha, N. & Ram-Prasad, C. (2010).
    Indian Cognitivism and the Phenomenology of Conceptualization. To appear in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
  • Karmakar, S. & Kasturirangan, R. (2010).
    Perspectiving Space in Bāŋlā discourse. To appear in the Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Das, R., Kasturirangan, R. & Sinha, A. (2010).
    “Acha”: A case study of the perlocutionary force of gestures in Bengali.” To appear in Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Ghuman, S., Kasturirangan, R. and Sinha. A. (2010).
    True Lies! Patterns of Generalization in Tactical Deception by Wild Bonnet macaques Macaca radiate. To appear in Proceedings of the International Primatological Society Congress, 2010.

Courses Offered

  • Reason, Emotion and Ethics. 1st Semester, 2010-11.
  • Cognitive Linguistics. 1st Semester, 2010-11.





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