Dr Amjad Sohail 4

Assistant Professor – Philosophy
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi
Phone# +92-3003682050
Email: amjad.sohail@numspak.edu.pk.
https://psychspirit.com/dr-amjad-sohail/

Area of Specialization:

  • Neurophilosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science

Area of Competence:

  • Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi. March 2021 – to date
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. June 2019 – June 2020

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2018
  • Dissertation: Eliminative Materialism and the Problem of Mind-Brain Identity, University of Karachi (Department of Philosophy)
  • M.A. in Philosophy, 2007, University of Karachi (Department of Philosophy)

Research Award:

  • Cognitive Lab – Awarded by HEC Pakistan, 2019, “A Study of Cognitive Cross-Cultural Lexical Choices as an Impact of Nonverbal Misinterpretations – A Computational Linguistic Analysis”.
  • Ainam – Awarded by Microsoft, 2022, “Developing an AI-Enabled Integrated Care Platform to See the Perceptions of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients”.

Research Publication:

  • “Belief as Social Immunity”, Al-Tafseer, vol.10, Issue 28, December 2016, UoK., Karachi.
  • “A Comparative Analysis of Western Feminism and Pakistani Feminism”. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology. vol. 20, No. 1, (with Dr. Natasha Kiran & Riffat Iqbal)
  • “Neurophilosophy: a philosophical approach for fMRI and neuropathology”, Life and Science, vol. 4, No. 4, October 2023. Doi: 10.37185/LnS.1.1.392
  • “Role of Touch in Cognitive Communication: A Case Study of Pakistani Female Youth”, Journal of Applied Social Science, vol. 18, No. 1, March 2024.(with Salma Ayaz, & Nimra Urooj) Doi :10.1177/19367244231209249
  • “Exploring The Role of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills of Nursing in Patients Healing”, Journal of BMC Nursing. (Preprint, with Unaiza Rehman) Doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-3376906/v1
  • “A Nation in Identity Crisis: The Role of Art in Pakistan Case”. Journal of South Asia Research. (With editor) – (with Sheema Kermani)
  • “To Explore the Cognitive Perceptions of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Patients with an AI-Enabled Integrated Care Platform”. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (With editor) – (with Ain-ul Fatima)
  • “Perception of Whereness (Ubiety) and the Problem of Other Minds”, Filosofia Unisinos (With Editor)

Conference Paper’s Presentation:

  • “The Romance of Two Civilizations” at CPEC-2015, Greenwich University, Karachi. 10th October2015
  • “Emerging trends in Neurophilosophy: Eliminativism and Mind-Brain Identity” at 5th International Conference on Psychophysiology. 10th October 2018, AEIRC. Karachi
  • “Philosophical Challenges for Social Sciences – Pakistan Perspective” at 3rd Social Sciences Conference. 5th-6th December 2018, University of Karachi
  • “The Orange Economy: Our Brand is Crisis” at Knowledge-based Economy (KE) & Social Sciences in Pakistan: Problems & Prospects. University of Peshawar, 30-31st January 2019
  • “Phenomenon of Touch among Female youth of Pakistan: An Exploratory Study” at 1st International Conference “Revamped Scientific Outlook of 21st Century” at Rawalpindi Women University, 12 October 2022


Talks:

  • Commonsense – does it work? Faculty Training and Development, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, August 15, 2021
  • Philosophy of Life, UMT Program, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, September 17, 2021
  • Philosophy Behind the Time Management, NUMS Center for Life Learning, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, August 29, 2022
  • Neurophilosophy 101, April 05, 2023, The Black Hole, Islamabad, https://www.facebook.com/theblackholeislamabad/videos/893602041933562
  • Neuromorality – does universal concepts exists? Faculty Training and Development, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, June 15, 2023

Teaching Experience:

  • University of Karachi, Karachi.
    • Karachi University Business School
    • Logic and Critical Reasoning, Fall 2016
    • The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
    • Philosophy of Science, Fall 2019, 2020, 2021
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.
    • Department of Humanities
      • Logic and Critical Reasoning, Fall 2019
      • Ethics, Fall 2019
      • Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2019, 2020
    • Department of Economics and Finance
      • Sociology, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2020
  • National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi.
    • Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Philosophy of Health, 2021, 2022
    • Logic and Critical Reasoning, 2021, 2022, 2023
    • Introduction to Philosophy, 2021, 2022, 2023

Conference Organizer:

  • “Economical Perspective for Pakistan”. Department of Economics. NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. 28th December 2018.
  • “Role of Youth in Peace Building”. Department of Psychology, University of Karachi. 25th April 2019.
  • “Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (SAPTC-2022)”. National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi. 11th June 2022

Supervision:

Undergraduate Thesis

  • Unaiza Rehman – “Exploring the Role of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skill of Nursing in Patients Healing: A Case Study of Islamabad/Rawalpindi”
  • Ain ul Fatima – “Developing an AI-Enabled Integrated Care Platform to See the Perceptions of Dementia Alzheimer’s Patients”
  • Sadia Sharafat – “Cultural perspectives on Parents with bipolar disorder and its influence on female adolescent”
  • Mariam Saad – “The role of Social Media Influencers in health decision making among university students in Islamabad, Pakistan”

Journal Reviewer:

  • Cognitive Neurodynamics, Springer Netherland. Impact Factor 3.473 (Since 2021)

Artistic Experience:

  • Freemuse – UN special consultative status body for Music and Censorship. South Asia
  • Program Officer (SAPO). Karachi. (June to November –2017)
  • Tehrik –e- Nisswan – (women’s movement) – active in the areas of domestic violence and peacebuilding – organize theatrical festivals for peace and disarmament. (Member since 2013)

References:

  • Dr. Shabir Ahsen. Associate Professor – Philosophy, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore. Email; sahsen@lums.edu.pk
  • Dr. Muhammad Haris. Assistant Professor – Philosophy. School of Arts and Social Sciences. Habib University Karachi. Email; muhammad.haris@ahss.habib.edu.pk
  • Dr. Muhammad Fareed. Assistant Professor – English. Department of Humanities. NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. Email; darfarid@neduet.edu.pk