Schyana Maya Sivanantham

Theory of Mind in Adults


Schyana gained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington (2013-2016). She is currently studying towards her PhD in the area of Cognitive Developmental Psychology, under Dr. Jason Low’s supervision. Her research investigates how mindreading and motor cognition may be coordinated, and the implications for non-shared and shared intentional activities.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2015)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (2016)

Research interests

Theory of mind/Mindreading; two-systems account; goal tracking; action observation

PhD Topic

Theory of Mind in Adults