Research Interests: Curiosity, Embodied cognition, Moral decision



  • BA: Mahatma Gandhi University, 1999
  • MA: University of Calicut, 2001
  • PhD: IIT Kharagpur, 2007
  • Email: jmanjaly -AT-



  • Excellence in Institution Building, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2012


Selected Publications:

  • Singh, A. & Manjaly, J. A. (2020). The Distress Smile and its Cognitive Antecedents. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.
  • N. A., Baby. Ziliya., & Manjaly, J. A. (2020). Dehumanization of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST): Evidence from Implicit, Moderate, and Blatant Measures. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
  • Fonseca, A. F., Bandyopadhyay, S., Louçã, J., & Manjaly, J. A. (2019). Caste in the News: A Computational Analysis of Indian Newspapers. Social Media + Society.
  • Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., Kumar, N., & Manjaly, J. A. (2018). Perceptual broadening leads to more prosociality. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1821.
  • Mehta, V., Mukherjee, S., Manjaly, J. A. (2017) Can Lighting Influence Self-Disclosure? Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00234.
  • Kumar, N., Manjaly, J. A., & Sunny, M. M. (2015). The relationship between action-effect monitoring and attention capture. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, 144(1), 18–23.
  • Manjaly, J. A. & Indurkhya, B. (Eds) (2015) Cognition Experience and Creativity. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
  • Mukherjee, S., Manjaly, J. A., & Kumar, N. (2015) Role of Money in Creative Cognition, in Cognition Experience and Creativity. Manjaly J. A. & Indurkhya, B. (Eds). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
  • Kumar N., Manjaly J. A., & Miyapuram K. P. (2014). Feedback about action performed can alter the sense of self-agency. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00145.
  • Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., & Manjaly, J. A. (2014). Global processing fosters donations toward charity appeals framed in an approach orientation. Cognitive Processing. doi:10.1007/s10339-014-0602-8.


Work Experience:

  • Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Feb 2020 to Present)
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Nov 2015 to Feb 2020)
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Oct 2008 – Nov 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Behavioral and Cognitive Science, (Oct 2006 – Oct 2008)