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Arko Ghosh

Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Ghosh
+31 71 527 5123


How does the brain enable such a wide range of behaviors – from juggling to smartphone tapping? I am interested in the possibility that the brain can self-adjust according to the daily behavioural demands. To explore this idea, I combine the study of smartphone behaviour with systems level neurosciences and have begun to unravel the principles of brain functions in the digital world. 
Building-up the neuronal understanding of digital behaviour shall profoundly impact how we care and manage mental health. To accelerate this societal change, I collaborate with clinical and translational researchers to develop new tools that can provide health-related insights based on the day-to-day activities captured on the phone. 
My research also resulted in a new spin-off focused on collecting and processing digital behaviour on the smartphone for commercial exploitation – QuantActions, Switzerland. 


BS (Neuroscience) Trinity College, CT, USA
PhD (Neuroscience) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland 
Prior to focusing on the area of Neuroscience & Digital Behavior, I have contributed to the fields of Spinal Cord Injury, Movement Sciences and Translational Medicine. My work has been recognized by various grants & awards including the ETH-Medal and the Society-in-Science Branco Weiss Fellowship.



Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Cognitieve Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A44


  • QuantActions Co-founder & scientific advisor
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