J. Shashi Kiran Reddy

J. Shashi Kiran Reddy
National Institute of Advanced Studies

Master of Science (Engineering)

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Introduction
I have a wide range of research interests from different domains. I work on the fundamental aspects of consciousness, meditation, the free-energy principle for the brain, spontaneous brain activity, role of noise in living systems, awareness, metacognition, psychoacoustics, near-death experiences and others. Work involves both analytical and empirical investigations depending on the area of research. I would be interested in working on any of these concepts from different perspectives.
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - present
Independent Research
Position
  • Researcher
August 2012 - April 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Position
  • M.S (Engg.) Research Scholar
Description
  • For my master's, I have worked on 'Spectrum of the Elastic-Rayleigh Equation.' Elastic Rayleigh equation is the one that governs linear perturbations in non- Newtonian fluid flows.
Education
August 2008 - March 2012
Amity University
Field of study
  • Aerospace Engineering

Publications

Publications (48)
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There exists no individual who does not exhibit prosociality in one or the other situation of their lifetime. But the argument is, to what extent? Whether it arises spontaneously out of true empathy and compassion for others or it is goal-oriented with some hidden motive? Here, our primary intention is to convey that, though various meditation-base...
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Antón-Bolaños et al. (2019) report a newly identified neural pathway mechanism, where the patterned spontaneous activity regulates the excitability of a neural network essential for the formation and maintenance of functional sensory maps in the brain. Findings from the study suggest that the patterned spontaneous activity prevalent during the embr...
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While we happen to be certainly aware of the time and spatial location of when and where one is writing or reading this letter, it is interesting to ask, whether our brains are aware of this information too? In trying to answer this fundamental question of whether the brain perceives space and time as we physically conceive and construct, it has be...
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Owing to its benefits on various cognitive aspects, one’s emotions and wellbeing, meditation has drawn interest from several researchers and common public alike. We have different meditation practices associated with many cultures and traditions across the globe. Current literature suggests significant changes in the neural activity among the diffe...
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We analyze the instability of a vortex column in a dilute polymer solution at large $\textit{Re}$ and $\textit{De}$ with $\textit{El} = \textit{De}/\textit{Re}$, the elasticity number, being finite. Here, $\textit{Re} = \Omega_0 a^2/\nu_s$ and $\textit{De} = \Omega_0 \tau$ are, respectively, the Reynolds and Deborah numbers based on the core angula...
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In the present scenario of the world, where there is a sharp decline of moral and ethical values across the globe making individual and social structures appear chaotic, cultivating prosociality seems to be crucial while we deal with different people, groups and organizations. While the study of prosocial behaviours is usually dealt in the areas of...
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Across cultures, in most parts of the world, one come across traditions that employ unique and unusual pedagogies as skilful means (termed as upāya in Sanskrit) to powerfully craft and re-craft our lives and in realizing the self. Using creative meaning-making, individuals evoke wholesome ideas and then motivate their personal selves to perform to...
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The present article is limited to research studies focused on understanding the phenomenon and construction of the concept of ‘Self.’ When we look at one’s experience of the Self, as a whole, it involves various components associated with different aspects like self-identification, self-location and the sense of the existence of oneself or the sens...
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Antón-Bolaños et al. (2019) report a newly identified neural pathway mechanism, where the patterned spontaneous activity regulates the excitability of a neural network essential for the formation and maintenance of functional sensory maps in the brain. Findings from the study suggest that the patterned spontaneous activity prevalent during the embr...
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Holth and colleagues recently examined how the sleep-wake cycle influence/regulate the amount of metabolic waste, mainly extracellular tau, in the brain (1). They report that interstitial fluid (ISF) tau in mice increases approximately by 90% during normal wakefulness versus sleep, and 100% during sleep deprivation (SD) as compared to 50% increase...
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Studying the mechanisms and pathways of waste clearance in the brain received much attention lately because of their functional significance and clinical implications (1,2). In a recent study (3), Hablitz et al., made an attempt to bring us one step closer in tackling the puzzling question of how and when the brain clears its waste. Here, the autho...
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Meditation and yoga have become so popular that we not only started devising new interventions based on these practices in the context of health and wellbeing, but in the process, we also deviated from the actual purpose and goals set by different traditions. Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on different practices of meditation to st...
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A 'field' according to quantum pilot-wave theory (Bush 2015) and quantum field theory (QFT) (Griffiths 2009) when applied to the working of the universe is a fluid that is spread across the universe with a value taken in that space which can change in time. New observations in the fields of quantum fluid mechanics, artificial intelligence (AI) and...
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In recent years, a surge of interest came up with studies in terms of the influence of different types of meditation on the brain and body. Lacking the basic understanding as to why ancient cultures conceived this practice primarily in its various facets, most of these studies mainly focus on delineating the underlying mechanisms of influence in te...
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In this paper, we present a case of a boy-Noah Wall, who till today surprises the world of neuroscience with his will to grow his brain and survive. The case presented in this study sets a stepping stone in understanding the advent of the will to make a choice, from a neuro-quantum mechanics interpretation. We propose that besides our internal stat...
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Owing to its benefits on various cognitive aspects, emotions and one’s wellbeing meditation have drawn much interest from several researchers and common public alike. We have different meditation practices associated with numerous cultures and traditions across the globe. In addition, current literature also suggests distinct differences in neural...
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The act of dance appears as a pattern of conscious movements in space and time, but a dancer who has the ability to go beyond the limits of space and time (experientially) can bring about a non-local experience of oneself and the audience making it an ecstatic communion. In this paper, we are interested in examining the extent of subjective experie...
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There exists no individual who doesn’t exhibit prosociality in one or the other situation of their lifetime. But the argument is, to what extent, and whether it arises spontaneously out of true empathy and compassion for others or goal-oriented with some hidden motive? Here, our primary intention is to convey that, though various meditation-based i...
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The term soul is used in the traditional literature as a synonym for one’s true Self and is associated with the subjective essence of one’s living. Since, we don’t have any means to quantify it, the science has ruled out this idea from its investigations. But, in a recent study, Ceylan et al. (2017) has reintroduced the word soul to scientific lite...
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In India, we live among traditions which used distinctive means as tools for higher transformation of our being and for the realization of one's true nature. One such way is to use the innate creative potential of our existential dimension. Realizing this, some ancient cultures have created a tradition of using the creative arts as a sacred and med...
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In Bærentsen (2015), various issues have been raised mainly concerning the contemporary view of the practice of meditation with respect to the actual philosophical perspective. We endorse the idea of referring to ancient traditional sources on meditation - as a practice and thus are in agreement with the many of the points discussed in Bærentsen (2...
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The aim of the conference was to create an environment where Eastern and Western scientists can exchange views, investigations and a dialogue into the different ways of studying and understanding consciousness. The conference was not restricted to the understanding of consciousness, but, was also open to how it is related to wellbeing, its the role...
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Our failure in devising effective clinical measures for different sleep disorders results from the fact that we don't really understand the role and functioning of sleep in maintaining the body to its extent. Within this context, we share a possible connection between meditation and sleep and discuss how the study of one may help in understanding t...
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The recent Ig Nobel Prize (2017) has been awarded to a pioneering study conducted by Puhan and Colleagues in 2006; because of its potential implications for health. In light of the latest achievement, here, we discuss the other possible uses of the didgeridoo, and also the kind of studies that are needed to explore its benefits. Such ideas are help...
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Microorganisms demonstrate conscious-like intelligent behaviour, and this form of consciousness may have emerged from a quantum mediated mechanism as observed in cytoskeletal structures like the microtubules present in nerve cells which apparently have the architecture to quantum compute. This paper hypothesises the emergence of proto-consciousness...
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In India, as in other parts of the world, we live among traditions which used distinctive means as a tool for higher transformation of being and becoming, and for the realization of one's Self. Using creative aspect of one's existential dimension is one such way. Realizing this, few ancient cultures created a tradition of using the creative arts as...
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This presentation is about the importance of Cham dance or Vajra Nrithyam in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and the role of scientific studies in reviving this art form from extinction.
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The conch shell as a music tool with its innumerable uses has occupied a singular place in almost all ancient traditions and cultures across the globe. It could be considered as the sole musical instrument designed by Nature herself into a fascinating piece of art. However, studies aimed at understanding the acoustical attributes of a conch shell r...
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In the present manuscript, we make few comments on the ideas proposed in Gardiner (2013), with little discussion and emphasis on Gardiner et al. (2010). In the latter article; which forms the base for Gardiner (2013), authors reviewed interesting research studies concerned with the fractal nature of the brain structure and its functional aspects an...
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Microorganisms demonstrate conscious-like intelligent behaviour and this form of consciousness may have emerged from a quantum mediated mechanism as observed in cytoskeletal structures like the microtubules present in nerve cells which apparently have the architecture to quantum compute. This paper hypothesises the emergence of proto-consciousness...
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This case study is a retrospection of my family’s experiences that highlight several ELE facets. Following a description, we attempt to explain some of these phenomena from the perspectives of science and other germane disciplines.
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The nature of the subjective aspect of consciousness is elusive and hence, there has been a lot of debate on how to quantify the subjective experience of a human in comparison to other living systems. Here, the primary concern lies with the question of the presence of consciousness in other living systems, and if so, how distinct could the experien...
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Consciousness being the very source of subjective experience is needed for our life experiences, for the working of our body, to perceive, to cognize, and to express. Agreeing to a fundamental approach for consciousness is more about embracing the true understanding of consciousness rather than avoiding it. Consciousness can, therefore, be located...
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Fractals are built from patterns generated from immense complexity within the resonant frequencies that connect and tune the universe. Play of such frequencies would result in the exchange of energy and coupling of informational systems at various levels and scales. The present essay serves as a small ride into life's association with such phenomen...
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Reddy JSK., Biophoton emission be the reason for mechanical malfunctioning at the moment of death eISSN 1303-5150 www.neuroquantology.com 806 ABSTRACT Near­Death experiences (NDEs) and End of Life Experiences (ELEs) provides new insights into the nature of consciousness (mainly into its non­local and non­material aspects). Knowing the extent of imp...
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The word soul in the cell-soul pathway does not have a scientific definition but has been hypothesized to be an indefinite, non-structured, massless energy made up of electromagnetic radiations that is confined in the cytoskeletal network of a living cell. It is a coherent, imperceptible, uncontainable and recyclable support pathway, which uses ene...
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The word soul in the cell-soul pathway does not have a scientific definition but has been hypothesized to be an indefinite, non-structured, massless energy made up of electromagnetic radiations that is confined in the cytoskeletal network of a living cell. It is a coherent, imperceptible, uncontainable and recyclable support pathway, which uses ene...
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Origin of life on earth transpired once and from then on, it emerges as an endless eternal process. Matter and energy are constants of the cosmos and the hypothesis is that the origin of life is a moment when these constants intertwined or interacted. Energy from the cosmos interacted with inorganic matter to support matter with retention of this r...
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The present mainstream science tackles the problem of Consciousness by embracing the objective or third person perspective; hence, it fails in understanding many fundamental aspects of life. Further, knowledge gained from science is not absolute in the sense that it is based on a human-centric view. This brings us to the question of how to access a...
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The nature of the soul is attribute-less and boundless. To experience its true potential, the dimensionless soul manifests itself in the physical dimension as a body. Materialism originates with the creation of the body as it grows around the soul and in the process of forming, enchants the soul with its materialistic conducts. The soul has the abi...
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In this paper, we argue on the ability of science to capture the true subjective experience of life, blinded within the limits of its reductionist approaches. With this approach, even though science can explain well the physics behind the objective phenomenon, it fails fundamentally in understanding the various aspects associated with the biologica...
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In this paper, we argue on the ability of science to capture the true subjective experience of life, blinded within the limits of its reductionist approaches. With this approach, even though science can explain well the physics behind the objective phenomenon, it fails fundamentally in understanding the various aspects associated with the biologica...
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http://jofc.org/telas/home/arquivo.php?id=jofc_60_04_en... Journal of Consciousness (JofC), 2016;18(60): 663. Having celebrated its success in understanding most of the objective phenomena in the world, modern science is now trying to tackle problems concerning the nature of life and consciousness. But, because of the reductionist approach it has...
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Imagination is the art of exploring beyond the depths of one’s body. Imagination allows one to peek into the void to realize thetrue existence of its self and feel the existence of eternity. The experience of imagination is a subjective experience of one’s own consciousness and it is this experience makes the experiencer worthy. Creation and creati...
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Abstract The soul is agile and transparent; it does not make the body weighty. It streams limitless within the patterns of regimented matter, gratifies the body until it can fill it no more, but remains as a swirling ball of energy with it. We do not see it, but can imagine it; like the wind; an energy, we do not see but can feel and there is no ke...

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Here, I am interested in knowing what is Life and What is Consciousness? How different are they? How are they interconnected? 
We have various life forms like plants, fungi and other microbial systems that we treat as living but science declare them not to have consciousness. So how is 'living' different from being 'conscious'? Science declares that even advanced life forms like few animals don't have consciousness.
So is it that:  "Not all living entities have consciousness but all conscious beings or forms are living." 
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The present day science devises certain methods to prove or disprove some things and based on that it will come to a conclusion. One such method it developed to understand the level and existence of self-consciousness or self-recognition is the 'Mirror Test.' If an animal recognises its own image in the mirror then they claim it to have self-consciousness and otherwise not. Based on this, they say certain species of monkeys are not self-conscious but chimpanzees are. If this alone is the main criteria to decide if a living entity is having self-consciousness or not then does that mean blind human subjects are not self-conscious? Because they can't recognise themselves in the mirror and 'PASS' the so-called 'MIRROR TEST.'
If in case, there is another method especially for blind subjects then what about applying such methods to animals as well? Vision is just one sensory faculty and I feel self-consciousness would and should involve other sensory faculties as well.
I kindly request to put down your comments and ideas regarding this......
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Shashi
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If there exist certain frequencies (or sounds) that would interact with EM radiation (or frequencies) in either constructive or destructive way, then I would like to know the nature of such interactions. Such studies would have deeper implications not only on the environmental issues but also on the fundamental sciences as well.
I am aware that both of them fundamentally differ in their nature. For example, sound needs an external medium to travel whereas EM frequencies need none.
I would be happy if anyone can share their ideas and quote relevant references....

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The ‘human biofield project’ is an open source research collaboration whose aim is to shed light on an important scientific frontier that for too long has been taboo to institutional based researchers. We have starting compiling a library of research globally on all areas that fall under the umbrella of this project. These include consciousness studies, parapsychology, energy medicine and energy psychology research. The fields of biophotonics, bioplasma, biofeedback, EMF research. We expect to produce a database of over 20,000 relevant peer reviewed studies. The human biofield project will allow editors to update the different sections of our database such as our Hall of Fame, our member biographies, research papers, events sections and suchlike. We intend to be a research based information portal for all to access unbiased reports on their chosen search criteria. We need editors to write biographies and find relevant links for the following people, if someone is not on this list please add them if they automatically qualify by having published a paper or book on the subject.