Ihshan was formally trained in psychology. He is a child activist who is concerned about the psychological well-being of children. He puts forward his ideas through writing in newspapers, giving speeches in online media as well as the national television of Indonesia. He is very passionate about learning how the brain communicates and functions in order to understand human psychology and behavior.
He studied in depth about neuropsychology in the lab of Prof. Wim Fias, Department of experimental psychology, Ghent University, Belgium. He is very much interested in collaborating with people from different fields so that innovative ideas can be generated. For his PhD project, Ihshan is investigating how the brains are getting synchronized or connected (hyperscanning) when the owners of the brains are communicating in virtual Reality. Apart from that, he is a person who knows how to entertain his brain by reading novels and playing violin.