Bhoomika Rastogi Kar

Professor & Head

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PhD, National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India

M. Phil (Medical and Social Psychology), Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India

M.A. (Psychology), Lucknow University, Lucknow, India

Research Interests:

Cognitive development, Dyslexia, Bilingualism and cognitive control


Research Projects:

  • Mechanisms of the interaction between bilingualism and cognitive control (funded by the Department of Science and Technology, India under the Cognitive Science Research Initiative)
  • Automaticity in reading and visual word form in Hindi and English (in collaboration with Prof. Michael Posner, University of Oregon, USA)
  • Spatial processing in dyslexia (in collaboration with Thomas Lachmann, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Effect of biliteracy on reading acquisition in Hindi and English language among dyslexics
  • Development of attentional modulation of emotion
  • Diagnostic markers of ADHD based on impairments in attentional processes (in collaboration with Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan, CBCS)

Representative Publications:

  • Kar, B. R., Srinivasan, N., Nehabala, Y., & Nigam, R. (2018). Proactive and reactive control depends on emotional valence: A Stroop study with emotional expressions and words. Cognition & Emotion, 32, 325-340.
  • Kar, B. R. & Kenderla, P.K. (2017). Working Memory and Executive Attention: Insights from Developmental Studies and Implications for Learning and Education. Journal of Indian Institute of Science.
  • Singh, N.C., Cherodath, S., Sumathi, T. A., Kosera, R., Currawala, K., Kar, B. R., Oberoi, G. (2016). Reading skills in children provided simultaneous instruction in two distinct writing systems – insights from behaviour and neuroimaging. In, Peer, L. and Reid, G. (Eds.)  Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia – Breaking down barriers for educators London: Routledge
  • Jain S. & Kar, B. R. (2014). Effect of cognitive aging on working memory consolidation. Psychological Studies, 59, 383-393.
  • Dash, T. & Kar, B. R. (2014). Behavioural and ERP correlates of bilingual language control and general purpose inhibitory control: evidence based on the identity negative priming paradigm. Behavioural Neurology, 679706.
  • Kar B. R. (2014). Learning disability: Issues and concerns with implications for social policy. In R. C. Tripathi and Yoganand Sinha (Eds), Social Policy in India: Searching for Psychological Coordinates. Springer.
  • Kar, B. R. (Editor). (2013). Cognition and Brain Development: Converging evidences from various methodologies. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Khare, V., Verma, A., Kar, B. R., Srinivasan, N. & Brysbeart, M. (2013). Bilingualism and the increased attentional blink effect: Evidence that the difference between bilinguals and monolinguals generalizes to different levels of second language proficiency, Psychological Research, 77, 728-737.
  • Kar, B. R. & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Development of section and control. In B. R. Kar (Ed), Cognition and Brain Development: Converging evidences from various methodologies (pp. 11-32). Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Kar, B. R., Vijay, N., & Mishra, S. (2013). Development of cognitive and affective control networks and decision making. In V. S. Chandrasekhar Pammi and N. Srinivasan (Eds), Decision making: neural and behavioural approaches. Progress in Brain Research, 202, 347-368.
  • Kar, B. R. & Kar, B. C. (2013). Cognitive assessment for the armed forces. In G. Kaur & M. K. Mandal (Eds.). Pentagon Press.
  • Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2012). Attention and memory biases as stable abnormalities among currently depressed and currently remitted individuals with Unipolar Depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 3:99.
  • Dash, T. & Kar, B. R. (2012). Characterizing language proficiency in Hindi and English: Implications for bilingual research. International Journal of Mind, Brain and Cognition.
  • Kar, B. R. (2012). Electrophysiological measurement: Insights about temporal dynamics of brain and cognition. In N. Srinivasan, P. N. Tandon, and R. C. Tripathi. Expanding Horizons of Mind Science(s). New York: Nova Science.
  • Kar, B.R., Rao, S.L., Chandrmouli, B.A., & Thennarasu, K. (2011). Growth patterns of neuropsychological functions in Indian children. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:240.
  • Gupta, R., Kar, B.R., & Srinivasan, N. (2011). Cognitive-motivational deficits in ADHD: Development of a classification system. Child Neuropsychology, 17, 67-81.
  • Pal, A. K. & Kar, B. R. (2010). Auditory processing and phonological awareness among biliterate normally progressing readers and dyslexic readers. International Journal of Mind Brain and Cognition.
  • Kar, B. R., Rao, S. L., Chandramouli, B. A., Thennarasu, K., & Satishchandra, P. (2010). Neuropsychological lateralization of brain dysfunction in children with mesial temporal sclerosis: A presurgical evaluation. Journal of Child Neurology, 25, 705-714.
  • Gupta R. & Kar, B. R. (2010). Specific Cognitive Deficits in ADHD: A Diagnostic Concern in Differential Diagnosis. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 778-786.
  • Srinivasan, N., Kar, B. R., & Pandey, J. (Eds.). Advances in Cognitive Science: Volume 2, Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Kar, B. R. & Shukla, M. (2010). Effects of Remediation on Auditory Temporal Processing in dyslexia: An overview. In N. Srinivasan, B. R. Kar, & J.Pandey, (Eds). Advances in Cognitive Science: Volume 2, Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Posner, M. I. & Kar, B. R. (2010). Brain networks for attention and preparing for school subjects. In N. Srinivasan, B. R. Kar, & J. Pandey, (Eds.) Advances in Cognitive Science: Volume 2, Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Gupta, R., Kar, B. R., & Srinivasan, N. (2009). Development of Task Switching and Error Monitoring in Children. Behavioral and Brain functions, 5; 38.
  • Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2009). Development of attentional processes in children with ADHD and normally developing children. Progress in Brain Research: Attention, Vol. 176. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Kar, B. R., Rao, S. L., Chandramouli, B. A., Thennarasu, K. (2009). Clinical Validation of the NIMHANS Neuropsychological Battery for Children. Psychological Studies, 53, 271-277.
  • Tripathi, N. & Kar, B. R. (2009). Simultaneous and successive processing in children with reading and writing difficulties. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 83-93.
  • Kar, B. R., Rao, S. L. & Chandramouli, B. A. (2008). Cognitive development in children with chronic protein energy malnutrition. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 4: 31.
  • Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2008). Interpretative bias in Unipolar depression. German Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 98-102.
  • Khetrapal, N., Kar, B. R & Srinivasan, N. (2008). Development of Visuospatial Working Memory in the context of load and task difficulty. Psychological studies, 53, 170-174.
  • Kar, B. R. & Tripathi, N. (2008). Cognitive Profiles of Children with Dyslexia. In N. Srinivasan, A. K. Gupta, & J. Pandey, (Eds.). Advances in Cognitive Science, Vol. 1, Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Tripathi, N. & Kar, B. R. (2008). Teacher’s perception of the learning related problems of children in school settings in Allahabad city. Thapa, K., Aalsvoort, G., & Pandey, J. (Eds.), Perspectives on Learning Disabilities in India: Current Practices and Prospects. Sage Publications, India.
  • Agarwal, S. & Kar, B. R. (2007). Neuropsychological deficits in children with dyslexia. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 34, 2: 164-172.
  • Kar, B. R., Rao, S. L., Chandramouli, B. A. Malnutrition and the developing mind. In A. Mallik (Ed), Child Development: Issues and Country Experiences. Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press.
  • Gupta, R. & Kar, B. R. (2006). Specific cognitive dysfunction in children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: An overview. In U. Kumar and Swati Mukherjee (Eds). Recent developments in Psychology. New Delhi: DIPR.
  • Shukla, M. & Kar, B. R. (2006). Neurophysiological correlates of remediation in dyslexia. In U. Kumar and Swati Mukherjee (Eds). Recent developments in Psychology. New Delhi: DIPR.
  • Kar, B. R., Rao, S. L., Chandramouli, B. A. & Thennarasu, K. (2004). NIMHANS Neuropsychological Battery for Children- Manual. Bangalore: NIMHANS publication division.