The objective of the society is to promote academic work and share knowledge base in the multiple facets of scientific pursuits in the brain – mind domains.
Cognition is the unique functional property of the brain and the mind is created through cognitive processes. Interactions of millions of neurons in the brain result in the genesis of complex cognitive processes, which has been labelled as the mind.
Cognitive processes shall include all signal to information conversions within the brain, their semantic interpretations, the presence of emotional states and their evaluations, and cognitive controls of all behavior, with and without awareness and perception. Considering the Indian scenario, and the scientific and professional interests of clinicians, academicians, and technologists, who are involved in the study, research, and clinical practices in the ‘brain – mind’ domains, the society shall address:
Promotion of Cognitive Neuroscience, for sharing knowledge and skills in the domains of research, clinical, and academic efforts, for understanding the varied brain – mind relationships.
These scientific contributions may come from understanding Neurobiological aspects of cognitive processes, which emerge from professional specialties of Neurophysiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry, Forensic Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Psychophysiology, Study of Language and Speech, and all rehabilitation efforts from disciplines promoting cognitive controls, including Movement and Music therapies.
The understanding also comes from the studies of the effects of Meditation and Yogic practices, of Hypnotic suggestions on the brain functions, and study of states of sleep and wakefulness.
These may be summarized as:
I. Understanding the neurocognitive changes and deficits produced by brain lesions, pharmacological, structural and functional interventions in the brain;
II. Neurocognitive technology development, neurocomputing modeling for neurocognitive functions;
III. Development and application of neurocognitive enhancement programs;
IV. Study of the origin of criminal behavior, effects of social conditioning or socialization process on neurobiological development of controls on human responses and behavior;
V. Disseminating the knowledge to professionals/ students / teachers /public through skilled workshops / seminars / public
VI. To provide the partial travel grants to students of Neuroscience/ Neuropsychology/ Neurocognition / to attend International/ National Conference from the profit generated out of society funds;
VII. To conduct yearly meetings of the Society, for promoting and sharing knowledge in different subspecialties, as common Society meetings, or as Core Group meetings.