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Bittu Kaveri Rajaraman

Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology, Ashoka University

Ph.D. Harvard University

Bittu Kaveri Rajaraman is an Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology, and is the current Head of the Psychology Department at Ashoka University. They received a PhD from Harvard University in neuroscience, and went on to become a DST-Kothari postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, and then an INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at the Central University of Hyderabad. They work on the evolution of neural and behavioural systems of communication, the neuroethology of temporal pattern recognition in insects, and quantitative and economic cognition more broadly in zebrafish, dogs and humans.

  • Rajaraman K. 2011. All ON ganglion cells are intrinsically photosensitive in the tiger salamander retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology 520: 200-210. Online ISSN: 1096-9861; Print ISSN: 0021-9967. Impact Factor 3.508.
  • Rajaraman K., Mhatre N., Jain M., Postles M., Balakrishnan R. and Robert D. 2013. Low pass filters and differential tympanal tuning in a paleotropical bushcricket with an unusually low frequency call. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 777-787. Online ISSN: 1477-9145; Print ISSN: 0022-0949. Impact Factor: 3 (2013); 5 year Impact Factor 3.3.
  • Rajaraman K., Godthi V., Pratap R., Balakrishnan R. 2015. A novel multimodal duet in a paleotropical bushcricket. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 3042-3050. Online ISSN: 1477-9145; Print ISSN: 0022-0949. Impact Factor: 2.9 (2015), 5 year Impact Factor 3.2.
  • Bittu K. K., Mahadev M. and Wahlang, M. G. T. 2017. The Production of Science: Bearing caste, gender and more. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52 (17).
  • Rajaraman K., Nair A., Dey A. and  Balakrishnan R. 2018. Response mode choice in a multimodally duetting paleotropical pseudophylline bushcricket. Frontiers in Ecol. Evol. 6: 172. Invited article for special issue on Multimodal Mating Signals: Evolution, Genetics and Physiological Background.
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