Anuhita Basavaraju is a junior Program II student. Her self designed major “Nature, Nurture, and the Plastic Self” examines the biological and social factors that influence our sense of identity and place in society. Her studies have triggered a passion for understanding how we can use the cognitive sciences as a tool for tackling social issues and phenomenon. During her semester abroad in Copenhagen, she began working with the organization Cnergi which looked to understand how the cognitive sciences can be used to alleviate bias against refugees and facilitate refugee integration. This summer, Anuhita will be going back to Copenhagen and partnering with Cnergi. Her research will examine whether sharing refugee stories effectively decreases cognitive markers of explicit and implicit bias. 



Unconscious Bias and Ethnic Division in Denmark

Connecting Cognitive Sciences and Story Telling Through Research