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Dr . Pratik Mutha


Research Interest: 

The broad aim of Pratik Mutha’s research is to understand the principles and brain mechanisms that mediate the control of our actions, and to decipher how this control breaks down in case of damage to the brain. His research informs the development and advancement of rehabilitation strategies that improve motor function after neurological damage. His work thus contributes not just from a basic science perspective, but also from a translational standpoint.



Background and Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Feb 2019 to present)

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Nov 2013 to Jan 2019)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, USA, 2009 - 2013

  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2009

  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2004

  • BE, College of Engineering Pune, University of Pune, India, 2002


Selected Recent Publications:

  • Yadav G, Mutha PK (2016). Paced breathing practice facilitates retention of newly learned motor skills. Scientific Reports, 6:37069.

  • Kumar N, Mutha PK. Adaptive reliance on the most stable sensory predictions enhances perceptual feature extraction of moving stimuli. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115:1654-63, 2016

  • Bhakuni R, Mutha PK. Learning of bimanual motor sequences in normal ageing. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7:76, 2015.

  • Sarlegna FR, Mutha PK. The influence of visual target information on the online control of movements. Vision Research, 110:144-154, 2015.





Lab Members:

Neeraj Kumar, Postdoc

Somesh Shingane, M.Tech


Goldy Yadav, PhD

Aadarsh Kumar, PhD


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