NRCVEE - National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


About the NRCVEE Journal Club

The NRCVEE Journal Club (JC) was initiated in the year 2021. The intent behind the inception of NRCVEE JC was to render opportunities to doctoral research students and post-doctoral fellow researchers pursuing research at NRCVEE to meet, discuss, and brainstorm regarding recent developments involving conceptual and methodological aspects vis-à-vis multidisciplinary research areas. Few examples of the multi-disciplinary research areas at NRCVEE are mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and sustainability. The details regarding NRCVEE research areas are available on PhD Program page.

The doctoral research students are encouraged to present the works of established/well-cited authors/scholars pertaining to NRCVEE research areas. The weekly discussions and brainstorming nurtures and facilitate knowledge building with regard to varied conceptual and methodological issues as well as critical thinking and research innovation. The weekly discussions also render a glimpse of research endeavors and innovations presently underway in multidisciplinary research areas pertaining to NRCVEE. Importantly, doctoral research students and facility are also encouraged and invited to present their own research works.

Since inception, two segments of NRCVEE JC meetings have been organized. The meetings during the first segment were held during February – July 2021. The second segment commenced in January 2022. The second segment is presently underway.

During the first segment, the following research articles/works have been presented –

  • A study on daily moment-to-moment cognitive fluctuations and its relation to affect and context using a digital cognition task within the experience sampling paradigm. By Sruthi Ramadurai on 10th February, 2021
  • Ramesh, M., Sathian, B., Sinu, E., & Kiranmai, S. R. (2013). Efficacy of rajayoga meditation on positive thinking: An index for self-satisfaction and happiness in life. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR, 7(10), 2265.  By Apoorva on 24th February 2022
  • Telles, S., Singh, D., Naveen, K. V., Pailoor, S., Singh, N., & Pathak, S. (2019). P300 and heart rate variability recorded simultaneously in meditation. Clinical EEG and neuroscience50(3), 161-171.  By Nitesh Sharma on 3rd March 2021
  • Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., & Goldstein, A. (2012). Mindfulness-induced changes in gamma band activity–implications for the default mode network, self-reference and attention. Clinical neurophysiology123(4), 700-710.  By Sruthi Ramadurai on 10th March 2021
  • Blanke, E. S., Riediger, M., & Brose, A. (2018). Pathways to happiness are multidirectional: Associations between state mindfulness and everyday affective experience. Emotion18(2), 202.  By Ankit Gupta on 24th March 2021
  • Van den Brink, D., Van Berkum, J. J., Bastiaansen, M. C., Tesink, C. M., Kos, M., Buitelaar, J. K., & Hagoort, P. (2012). Empathy matters: ERP evidence for inter-individual differences in social language processing. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience7(2), 173-183.  By Mannu Brahmi
  • A review of biometric sensors and indices (HRV, P300, EEG features) that measure productivity.  By Mannu Brahmi
  • Cahn, B. R., & Polich, J. (2006). Meditation states and traits: EEG, ERP, and neuroimaging studies. Psychological bulletin132(2), 180.  By Dr Pooja Sahni on 28th April, 2021
  • An online survey-based research study which evaluates the effect of yoga practice on the illness perception, and wellbeing of 668 adults during 4-10 weeks of COVID lockdown.  By Dr Pooja Sahni
  • Schlosser, M., Sparby, T., Vörös, S., Jones, R., & Marchant, N. L. (2019). Unpleasant meditation-related experiences in regular meditators: Prevalence, predictors, and conceptual considerations. PloS one14(5), e0216643.  By Nitesh Sharma on 26th May 2021
  • Creswell, J. D., Taren, A. A., Lindsay, E. K., Greco, C. M., Gianaros, P. J., Fairgrieve, A., … & Ferris, J. L. (2016). Alterations in resting-state functional connectivity link mindfulness meditation with reduced interleukin-6: a randomized controlled trial. Biological psychiatry80(1), 53-61  By Nitesh Sharma on 16th June 2021
  • Values, Vedanta and Neuroeconomics – Part 1.  By Professor Rahul Garg on 23rd June 2021
  • Physiological measures of cognitive processes, pertaining to Yoga and Meditation research.  By Dr Greeshma on 7th July 2021
  • Ethical approval at IITD.  Kriti Tyagi on 14th July 2021
  • Values, Vedanta and Neuroeconomics – Part 2.  By Professor Rahul Garg on 21st July 2021

During the second segment, the following research articles/works have been presented –

  • Singh, P. (n.d.). The dynamics of participation in rituals and well-being.  By Professor Purnima Singh on 14th January, 2022
  • Ranjan, G. (n.d.). Psychological Effectiveness of a Short-Online, Advanced Yoga and Meditation Program during COVID-19 [Unpublished manuscript].  By Garima Ranjan on 21st January, 2022
  • Tripathi, Vaibhav, and Pallavi Bharadwaj. “Neuroscience of the yogic theory of consciousness.” Neuroscience of consciousness 2021, no. 2 (2021): niab030.  By Vaibhav Tripathi on 28th January 2022
  • Empathy measurement framework: A brief review.  By Mannu Brahmi on 11th February 2022
  • Yoga, Meditation and their effect on stress: A review of studies by Saksham Agarwal on 6th May, 2022

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