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Manish Kumar Asthana
Associate Professor
m.asthana[at]hs.iitr.ac.in
H404, Depatment of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
01332-28-4916
https://iitr.ac.in/pcl/index.html
Research Interests

Biosketch
Educational Details
Professional Background

Research
Projects
Publications
Patents
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
Visits
Administrative Positions
Miscellaneous
Research Interests
Cognitive Psychology, Human Factor Design, Cognitive Ergonomics, Memory Consolidation, Reconsolidation, Stress & Anxiety, Fear Conditioning, Extinction, Emotion, Brain Stimulation (tDCS)
BioSketch
Educational Details
University of Würzburg, GERMANY
2013
Ph.D., Life Sciences
Mackenzie Presbyterian University, BRAZIL
2014
Post-doc, Social Cognitive Neuroscience
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA
2016
Post-doc, Applied & Experimental Psychology
University of Allahabad, INDIA
2009
Master's of Science, Cognitive Science
University of Allahabad, INDIA
2007
Bachelor's of Science, Applied Science
Professional Background
Associate Professor
10 Oct 2023 - Present
Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Associate Professor
10 Oct 2023 - Present
Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Assistant Professor
01 Jul 2019 - 09 Oct 2023
Department of HSS, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Assistant Professor
01 Jun 2021 - 09 Oct 2023
Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Associate Professor
20 Feb 2019 - 24 Jun 2019
Southwest University, Chongqing, CHINA
Assistant Professor
08 Apr 2017 - 23 Oct 2018
BVRIT, INDIA
Postdoctoral Fellow
01 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA
Postdoctoral Fellow
08 Apr 2014 - 28 Feb 2016
Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, BRAZIL
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
ZED-I Post Occupancy Evaluation 01 Jan 2019 ZED-I Post Occupancy Evaluation 32,09,707 University of Bath, UK Professor E. Rajasekar
Mechanism of the fear memory consolidation and reconsolidating 01 Jan 2020 Mechanism of the fear memory consolidation and reconsolidating 200000 SRIC, IITR




Publications

2024

  1. Verma A, Mitra S, Khamaj A, Kant V, Asthana MK (2024) Preventing fear return in humans: Music-based intervention during reactivation-extinction paradigm. PLOS ONE 19(2): e0293880. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0293880
  2. Verma, A., Sridhar, S., Dar, K.F. Asthana MK (2024) Scope and challenges in the implementation of Time Bank in India: a qualitative study. Discov glob soc 2, 14 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s44282-024-00040-0

 

2023

  1. Sridhar, S., Khamaj, A., & Asthana, M. K. (2023). Cognitive neuroscience perspective on memory: Overview and summary. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2023.1217093
  2. Paul, T., Shrawat, S., & Asthana, M. K. Mental health of Indian young adults during COVID-19.BOHR International Journal of General and Internal Medicine2023, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 60–66.
  3. Tom, A., Kumar, N., and Asthana, M.K. (2023). “Novel Experiential Teaching Approaches for School Teachers Teaching English to Students with SLDs.” An Insight on ELT, edited by D.B. Gupta, V. Bhatt and J. Kelmendi, Biblioteka, pp. 51-67

2022

  1. 1.   Maji, S., Mitra, S., and Asthana, M.K. (2022). ‘Treading the No woman’s Land’: The Gender-STEM Dynamics in Higher Education in Premier Institutions of India (accepted in European Journal of Engineering Education)
  2. 2.     Mitra, S., Singh, A., Sambath, R.D., Asthana, M.K. (2022). Information and communication technology adoption among the older people: A qualitative approach. Health and Social Care in the community. 10.1111/hsc.14085
  3. 3.     R D, S., Mitra, S., & Asthana, M. K. (2022). Efficacy of Sex Differences on the Perceptual Experience of Virtual Building Images. In D. Chakrabarti, S. Karmakar, & U. R. Salve (Eds.), Ergonomics for Design and Innovation: Humanizing Work and Work Environment: Proceedings of HWWE 2021: 391 (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems) (1st ed.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
  4. Sharma, L., Sharma, A., Kumar, D., Kumar, A., Asthana, M.K., & Kumar, D. Promising protein biomarkers in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Metabolic Brain Disease (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11011-021-00847-9
  5. Manish KA, Sanjib B (2022) Consideration of Physiological Monitoring in the Study of Anxiety Research. Int J Ment Health Psychiatry 8:3

2020

  1. Huang, Y., Zuo, K., Asthana, M. K., Comfort, W. E., & Xu, Z. (2020). Electrophysiological evidence that release from proactive inhibition reflects late semantic processing. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13639

2019

  1. Huang, Y., Zuo, K., Asthana, M. K., Comfort, W. E., & Xu, Z. (2019). How robust and rapid can the memory-driven attentional capture be? Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00332-8
  2. Ganho-Avila, A., Goncalves, O. F., Guiomar, R., Boggio, P. S., Asthana, M. K., Krypotos, A.-M., & Almeida, J. (2019). The effect of cathodal tDCS on fear extinction: a cross-measures study. Plos One doi: 10.1101/561803. 
  3. Ganho-Ávila, A., Gonçalves, Ó. F., Boggio, P. S., Asthana, M. K., & Almeida, J. (2017). Combining transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and classical extinction to persistently erase avoidance tendencies. Brain Stimulation10(2), 407. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.207
  4. Ganho-Ávila, A., Gonçalves, Ó. F., Guiomar, R., Boggio, P. S., Asthana, M. K., Krypotos, A.-M., & Almeida, J. (2019). Cathodal tDCS enhances extinction-based procedures. LEncéphale, 45. doi: 10.1016/j.encep.2019.04.009

2018

  1. Busin, Y., Lukasova, K., Asthana, M. K., & Macedo, E. C. (2018). Hemiface Differences in Visual Exploration Patterns When Judging the Authenticity of Facial Expressions. Frontiers in Psychology8. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02332

2017

  1. Donate, A. P. G., Marques, L. M., Lapenta, O. M., Asthana, M. K., Amodio, D., & Boggio, P. S. (2017). Ostracism via virtual chat room—Effects on basic needs, anger and pain. Plos One12(9). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184215

2015

  1. Asthana, M. K., Brunhuber, B., Mühlberger, A., Reif, A., Schneider, S., & Herrmann, M. J. (2015). Preventing the Return of Fear Using Reconsolidation Update Mechanisms Depends on the Met-Allele of the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met Polymorphism. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyv137
  2. Asthana MK.: Opinion: Weak direct current stimulation a new prospect in William syndrome disorder with regard to social fear. American Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in Volume 2, Issue 5, Oct. 2015.
  3. Boggio, P. S., Asthana, M. K., Costa, T. L., Valasek, C. A., & Osório, A. A. C. (2015). Promoting social plasticity in developmental disorders with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Frontiers in Neuroscience9. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00294

2014

  1. Singh, R., & Asthana, M.: Opinion Article: Fear learning and Childhood Autism. International Journal of Psychosocial Research, vol.3 Issue (2), December, 2014

2013

  1. Asthana, M., Nueckel, K., Mühlberger, A., Neueder, D., Polak, T., Domschke, K., Herrmann, M. J. (2013). Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Consolidation of Fear Memory. Frontiers in Psychiatry4. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00107
  2. Bellaïche, L., Asthana, M., Ehlis, A.-C., Polak, T., & Herrmann, M. J. (2013). The Modulation of Error Processing in the Medial Frontal Cortex by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Neuroscience Journal2013, 1–10. doi: 10.1155/2013/187692
Honors And Awards
Honors
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
2022
DAAD-Alumni-Forum 'Creating-Change'
Gk-Emotions:1253, University of Würzburg, Germany
2013
Best Publication Award: Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on consolidation of fear
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India
2016
Best Poster Presentation: Advances in Neuroimaging and Applications in Cognitive Disorders
MemberShips
American Psychological Association (APA)
05 Feb 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
Member
Cognitive Science Society
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
Member
Indian Academy of Neuroscience
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Lifetime Membership
National Academy of Psychology
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Lifetime Membership
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
31 Aug 2020 - Present
IRC Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on Psychological and Behavioral Sci
Society for Neuroscience Neuroline
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Community Leader
Whites Science Journal – A Scientific Erudition
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Editorial Board
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Introduction to Psychology ( HSN002 )
Autumn
Cognitive Ergonomics ( IHS324 )
Spring
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology ( HSN-919 )
Autumn
Understanding Personality ( HSN902 )
Spring
Psychological Basis Of Behavior ( IHS310 )
Spring
Human Factor Design ( IDN507 )
Autumn
Diffusion of Innovations in Social networks ( IMN524 )
Autumn
Students
SuperVisions
Fear learning, extinction and reconsolidation
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms. Ankita Verma
Elderly Disability
01 Jan 2023 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms Ahalya
Innovation Management and Multiskilling
01 Jan 2023 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Mr Kapil Sharma
Fear Generalization and its Modulation
17 Aug 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms. Sharmili
Memory Encoding & Reconsolidation
17 Aug 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms. Tripureshwari
Cognitive Control and Cognitive Appraisal
02 Aug 2021 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms. Kaneez Fatima
Elderly Packaging
18 Jul 2022 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Mr Vrashal Verma
Fear & Action
18 Jul 2022 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms Vidisha Maithani
Spatial Navigation: Landmark Identification & Route Planning
01 Jan 2019 - 06 Jun 2023
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Mr. Sambath R. D.
Perceived Ethical Climate and Workplace Deviance: Role of Emotional Intelligence
01 Dec 2015 - 28 Dec 2021
Other Supervisors: Prof. Renu Rastogi, Scholar: Mr Hiranmayakaparthi Ramadugu
Miscellaneous
Events
Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS) India 2023
20 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023
DAAD
Refresher Course in Psychology (Online), University of Rajasthan, (Jaipur)
04 Jan 2023 - 17 Jan 2023
UGC-Human resource Development Center
DAAD-Alumni-Workshop
01 Jul 2022 - 07 Jul 2022
DAAD
Cross-cultural similarities and differences in the perception of emotional value
18 Jul 2021 - 23 Aug 2021
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
FIT INDIA: Recognizing Cause & Seeking Solutions for Stress; Faculty Development Programme on Artificial Intelligence for Computer Vision (Advanced)
26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy
Stress Management: Recognizing Cause & Seeking Solutions; Faculty Development Programme on Artificial Intelligence for Computer Vision (Elementary)
12 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy
63rd TeaP- Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (Conference of Experimental Psychologists)
15 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
IIT Roorkee
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
08 Aug 2020 - Present
IIT Tirupati
Amity Institute of Forensic Science Webinar
10 May 2020 - Present
Amity Institute of Forensic Science, Amity University Noida
Adaptive Brain ~ An Affective Cognitive Neuroscience-Based Approach to Stimuli Processing in Healthy Individuals
01 Jan 2018 - Present
TeQIP: Course on Advance Digital Pedagogy and ICT Tools: Challenges and opportunities in online teaching
21 Dec 2020 - 25 Jan 2021
IIT Roorkee
QIP: Design Thinking Approach for Product Design
13 Jan 2020 - 13 Feb 2020
IIT Roorkee
QIP: Design Thinking Approach for Product Design in IIT Roorkee
17 Feb 2020 - 17 Feb 2020
Center for Design, IIT Roorkee
International Forum for Young Scientist-2017,
01 Jan 2017 - 03 Jan 2017
Shenzhen University, China
Gender differences and physiological alterations during affective picture processing,
01 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
IBRO-APRC School on Cognitive Neuroscience: The 5th Bangalore Cognition Workshop
17 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
IBRO-APRC
International Stress and Behavior Society Symposium: Translational Neuroscience of Stress
10 Nov 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
IIT Kanpur
Adaptive Brain – Gender based Differences in Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Human Factors Intercation of human cognition and physiology with the environment
05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017
NWG Practical Course TMS / tXXS
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
01 Jan 2016 - Present
IIT Kanpur
Advances in Neuoroimaging and Applications in Cognitive Disorders
19 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
IIT Kanpur
Adaptive Brain - Measurement to Stimulation Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
01 Jan 2016 - Present
VII International Symposium on Neuromodulation
01 Jan 2015 - Present
Mackenzie Presbyterian University
Functional Brain Imaging training workshop
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
tDCS and fear memory consolidation
01 Jan 2014 - Present
24th Annual Neurobiology Doctoral Student Workshop (NeuroDoWo)
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Neurofeedback-Biofeedback and Psychological Testing Workshop
01 Jan 2009 - Present
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23rd Annual Neurobiology Doctoral Student Workshop (NeuroDoWo)
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Anxiety and Depression: 21st Neuropharmacology Meeting
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
ESF-FENS Conference: The Neurobiology of Emotion
01 Jan 2012 - Present
GSLS & Gk Emotion 1253
Amsterdam Memory Slam
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Cognitive Enhancers: 22nd Neuropharmacology Meeting
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
National School on New dimension to NMR: From Molecules to Human Behavior
01 Jan 2009 - Present
NMR Research Center, IISC, Bangalore
2nd International Symposium SFB TRR 58: Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
19th EPA Congress - European Psychiatric Association
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
2nd International Congress on Neurobiology, psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Administrative Positions
Treasurer
01 Aug 2021 - Present
Anushruti Academy for the Deaf, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Member - Department Administrative Committee
01 Jul 2023 - 30 Jun 2025
Department of HSS
Prof. I/C Maintenance
09 Jul 2021 - Present
Department of HSS
Member - Department Academics Committee
06 May 2023 - 05 May 2025
Department of HSS
Member - Department Research Committee
06 May 2021 - 05 May 2024
Department of HSS
Member - Department Faculty Committee
21 Jun 2021 - Present
Department of Design
Course Coordinator: Human Factor Design
31 Jul 2021 - Present
Department of Design
Member - Department Research Committee
21 Jun 2021 - Present
Department of Design
Member - Academic Program Committee
17 Mar 2021 - Present
Department of Design
Committee Member
10 Nov 2020 - Present
Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy Committee (SRIC)
Safety Coordinator
01 Feb 2021 - Present
Department of HSS
Prof. I/C Psychology Laboratory in Department of HSS
20 Sep 2021 - 24 Aug 2022
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Chief-warden
15 Jul 2022 - Present
Vigyan Bhawan
Chief-warden
06 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2022
Rajiv Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
Warden
01 Jul 2020 - 06 Jul 2021
Rajiv Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
Course Coordinator - Psychology
30 Jul 2020 - 30 Jun 2021
Department of HSS
NPTEL: Cognitive Ergonomics
Other Projects

SATU1 (UNAIR32): the challenges and strategies in supporting accessibility and inclusion of students with disabilities in Asian higher education institutions.

SATU2 (UNAIR31): Investigating humor quotient and stress on higher education students

SATU3 (MU03): Covid19 pandemic: mental health challenges of migrant workers in Asian countries

SATU4 (TMU05): Physical activity, mental health and academic performance among university students

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