Ark Verma

PhD (Ghent University)

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD (Experimental Psychology), Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2014.
    PhD thesis title: Lateralization of Cognitive Functions:The Visual Half-Field Task Revisited. PhD thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marc Brysbaert.
  • M.A. (Cognitive Science), Centre of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, 2009.
  • B.A. (Psychology, English Literature), University of Allahabad, 2007.



  • Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Cognitve Science.

  • Verma, A. & Brysbaert, M. (2014). A validated set of tool pictures with matched objects and non-objects for laterality research. Laterality, 20(1), 22-48.// Impact Factor: 1.563

  • Verma, A., van der Haegen, L., & Brysbaert, M. (2013). Symmetry Detection in typically and atypically lateralized individuals: A visual half-field study. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2611-2619.// Impact Factor: 4.49

  • Khare, V., Verma, A., Kar., B.R., Srinivasan, N., Brysbaert, M. (2013). Bilingualism and the increased attentional blink effect: evidence that the difference between bilinguals and monolinguals generalizes to different levels of second language proficiency. Psychological Review, 77(6), 728-737. // Impact Factor: 2.37

  • Verma, A., & Brysbaert, M. (2011). A right visual field advantage for tool-recognition in the visual half-field paradigm. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2342-2348. // Impact Factor: 4.49

  • Post Graduate Merit Scholarship, CBCS, University of Allahabad, 2007-09.

  • Doctoral Scholarship, Ghent University, 2010-2014.

  • Investigating the Lateralization of Attentional Processes.


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Email: arkverma[AT]

  • Lateralization, Cognitive Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, Cognitive Science.

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