Neurocognitive Digital Studies

Trans-disciplinary Approach to Humanities

The problem is that cognitive science, linguistics, literature, neuroscience/brain studies, and the computational studies are being practised separately to work in their specific domains. Interlink tangentially touches upon when required in research work. The
separatist epistemic politics do not let the transdisciplinary research work be done easily where the interferences of researchers of various disciplines lead to an innovative conceptual domain of knowledge required for current and coming times. But an erratic derogatory remark “Jack of all trades, master of none” is often used as the attacking words for transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary researchers, while a researcher knows his domain well first before touching upon another subdomain or other domains of knowledge [1]. The first and foremost requirement of becoming transdisciplinary research is that one must know one’s domain of knowledge deeply. One moves from one’s domain towards another domain under a compulsion—epistemological condition and force, without which one thinks one’s work remains incomplete. There is a compulsion, a force, a condition, and a rational cause behind the move of a sincere researcher…

From “Reading an extremist mind through literary
language: approaching cognitive literary
hermeneutics to R.N. Tagore’s play The Post Office
for neuro-computational predictions” Academic Press. USA





By Valiur Rahaman (he/his/him)

Valiur Rahaman (MA UGC-NET, Ph.D.) After serving Central University of Rajasthan, Dr Rahaman joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities (English), at Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior-India. He taught Critical Theory & Literary Analysis, Human Communication & Social Media, and Digital Humanities for a decade.

He contributed to Digital Education Initiatives in India known as the ePG Pathsala, a Ministry of Human Resource Development project for writing the five modules in Literary Criticism (English).

His well-received books include Astitvrasa: Aesthetics of Interrogation (2017), Acts of Literary Theory (2017), Introducing Digital Humanities (2016), Interpretation: Essays in Literary Theory (2011) and Liminality, Mimicry, Hybridity and Ambivalent in Literary Speculations of Homi K. Bhabha (2010). He has delivered more than 50 expert lectures at various institutes of Higher Education in India.
He is the founding president of the Indian Society of Digital Humanities. Developed Humanities Inspired Technology for Society Lab ( Recently, engaged in the NPIU (a Unit of MHRD-India), under the TEQIP Collaborative Research Scheme, sanctioned a research project titled “Cognitive Literary Studies for the Progress of Computational Cognitive Modeling: A Humanities Inspired Approach to Technological Advances”. As principal investigator of the project, he leads to establish Humanities Inspired Computation as an experimental theory of knowledge in the field of Advance Humanities.