Ruby Aikat Wins Best Paper Award at NCRACH 2019

Ruby Aikat received the Best Paper Award at the National Conference on Recenet Advances in Cognition and Health (NCRACH) 2019. Ms. Ruby Aikat, part-time PhD scholar presented a paper "Is imagery Dependent on sensory feedback? Implications for therapeutic usage of imagery". Ruby’s thesis investigates the role of mental imagery in a movement-restricted sample (spinal cord injured patients). Results from her study show that mental imagery in the spinal cord injured patients might be independent of sensory feedback, and that movement (time) remain unaffected by mental imagery. Findings help us understand the limitations of using mental imagery as a therapeutic tool. Of the twelve presentations in the session on Day I of the conference, Ruby’s paper received the Best Paper award.