Manish Kumar Asthana
Assistant professor
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Interests
Cognitive Psychology, Human Factor Design, Cognitive Ergonomics, Memory Consolidation, Reconsolidation, Stress & Anxiety, Fear Conditioning, Extinction, Brain Stimulation (tDCS)
m.asthana@hs.iitr.ac.in
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01332-28-4916
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Educational Details
Professional Background
Administrative Positions

Research
Projects
Papers
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
Visits
Miscellaneous
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
Assistant Professor
01 Jul 2019 - Present
Department of HSS, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Assistant Professor
01 Jun 2021 - Present
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
Administrative Positions
Treasurer
01 Aug 2021 - Present
Anushruti Academy for the Deaf, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Member - Department Research Committee
06 May 2021 - Present
Department of HSS
Course Coordinator: Human Factor Design
31 Jul 2021 - Present
Department of Design
Member - Department Faculty Committee
21 Jun 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)
Prof. I/C Maintenance
09 Jul 2021 - Present
Department of HSS
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
New Vingyan Kunj Hostel
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
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




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
Students
SuperVisions
Spatial Navigation: Landmark Identification & Route Planning
01 Jan 2019 - Present
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
Fear learning, extinction and reconsolidation
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms. Ankita Verma
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
Approach & Avoidance
02 Aug 2021 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ms. Kaneez Fatima
Miscellaneous
Events
IBRO-APRC School on Cognitive Neuroscience: The 5th Bangalore Cognition Workshop
17 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
IBRO-APRC
NWG Practical Course TMS / tXXS
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Functional Brain Imaging training workshop
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Gk-Emotion 1253
Neurofeedback-Biofeedback and Psychological Testing Workshop
01 Jan 2009 - Present
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National School on New dimension to NMR: From Molecules to Human Behavior
01 Jan 2009 - Present
NMR Research Center, IISC, Bangalore
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
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
Gender differences and physiological alterations during affective picture processing,
01 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
Refereed Journal Papers

2020

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