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Dr. Ravinder Jerath has been the primary author for several articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Ravinder’s first publication introduced the basic mechanism that is involved with the role of deep breathing in relaxation response. Once proven by further clinical studies, this mechanism will allow more discoveries to be applied clinically for the natural treatment of hypertension, heart disease, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and addiction disorders.

The second research publication in the journal, Medical Hypotheses, explained the etiological role of obstructive sleep apnea and abnormal respiration in pre-eclampsia that is associated with significant maternal disease, prematurity, and perinatal mortality. More clinical studies will allow for effective, natural treatments for these types of abnormalities that are responsible for fetal and infant death.

The third article, for the first time, explains the basic mechanism responsible for all Mind-Body Responses, including Transcendental Meditation, yoga, Pranayama, and others. The article explains that a greater degree of clinical response for lowering blood pressure, and how mental relaxation can be obtained by including slow deep breathing in the techniques.

His most recent work includes his published book “Pranayama – Converting Stress & Anxiety Into Inner Joy”.

The Following sections contain links to our articles we have published in prestigious journals categorized by various topics.

Mind, Consciousness, and Neuroscience

Bioelectric oscillations occur throughout the nervous system of nearly all animals, revealed to play an important role in various aspects of cognitive activity, such as information processing and feature binding.

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How does the integrated and unified conscious experience arise from the vastly distributed activities of the nervous system?

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Consciousness is the unified, structured, subjective experience that we all share. The Default Space Theory has been proposed as a unified theory of consciousness that includes the brain and body in describing the infrastructure of consciousness.

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Aside from consciousness itself, there are still many unsolved problems in the neurosciences. Despite the vast and quickly growing body of work in this field, we still find ourselves perplexed at seemingly simple qualities of our mental being, such as why we need to sleep.

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In order to produce insight into the current state of consciousness research, we provide a review of some of the more preeminent models of consciousness via a comparison of these theories with a novel holistic model.

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The default space model is a unified theory of consciousness that posits the brain and body together from the foundation of conscious experience that exists as a three dimensional internally generated simulation of reality termed the 3D dynamic default space.

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A fundamental function of the visual system is detecting motion, yet visual perception is poorly understood. Current research has determined that the retina and ganglion cells elicit responses for motion detection; however, the underlying mechanism for this is incompletely understood.

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At present, researchers are unclear about which activity within the brain is responsible for the emergence of consciousness—the subconscious or unconscious.

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The role of the physiological processes involved in human vision escapes clarification in current literature.

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Current research on the various forms of autoscopic phenomena addresses the clinical and neurological correlates of out-of-body experiences, autoscopic hallucinations, and heautoscopy.

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The human eyes and brain, which have finite boundaries, create a “virtual” space within our central nervous system that interprets and perceives a space that appears boundless and infinite.

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The complex activity of the human brain makes it difficult to get a big picture of how the brain works and functions as the mind. 

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The Global Workspace Theory and Information Integration Theory are two of the most currently accepted consciousness models; however, these models do not address many aspects of conscious experience.

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Disorders and Treatment

Sleep is a quiescent behavioral state during which complex homeostatic functions essential to health and well-being occur.

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In this article, the mechanisms of central pain syndrome (CPS) are examined for the purpose of gaining insight into how a unified conscious experience arises from brain and body interaction.

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Located within the ascending reticular activating system are nuclei which release neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

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In this article, we examine phantom limb syndrome to gain insights into how the brain functions as the mind and how consciousness arises.

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Understanding the autonomic nervous system and homeostatic changes associated with emotions remains a major challenge for neuroscientists and a fundamental prerequisite to treat anxiety, stress, and emotional disorders.

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One of the most compelling questions still unanswered in neuroscience is how consciousness arises.

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High blood pressure is an important component of pre-eclampsia. The underlying mechanism of development of hypertension in pre-eclampsia is complicated and still remains obscure.

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Mind-body therapies have been shown to be effective in clinical treatment of disorders such as high blood pressure and stress. Significant differences in the effectiveness of mind–body therapies have been shown and a common link among the therapies has yet to be defined.

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Breathing, Pranayama, and Meditation

The human organism is a complex biological system with emergent properties that arise from the unified functional interactions among its diverse components.

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Understanding the mechanics of consciousness remains one of the most important challenges in modern cognitive science. One key step toward understanding consciousness is to associate unconscious physiological processes with subjective experiences of sensory, motor, and emotional contents.

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Our experiences with the external world are possible mainly through vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell providing us a sense of reality. How the brain is able to seamlessly integrate stimuli from our external and internal world into our sense of reality has yet to be adequately explained in the literature.

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The brain is considered to be the primary generator and regulator of emotions; however, afferent signals originating throughout the body are detected by the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and brainstem, and, in turn, can modulate emotional processes.

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Respiration influences various pacemakers and rhythms of the body during inspiration and expiration, but the underlying mechanisms are relatively unknown.

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Although sleep physiology has been extensively studied, many of the cellular processes that occur during sleep and the functional significance of sleep remain unclear.

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Stress profoundly impacts quality of life and may lead to various diseases and conditions. Understanding the underlying physiological and neurological processes that take place during stress and meditation techniques may be critical for effectively treating stress-related diseases.

Recent findings illustrate how changes in consciousness accommodated by neural correlates and plasticity of the brain advance a model of perceptual change as a function of meditative practice.

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Pranayamic breathing, defined as a manipulation of breath movement, has been shown to contribute to a physiologic response characterized by the presence of decreased oxygen consumption, decreased heart rate, and decreased blood pressure, as well as increased theta wave amplitude in EEG recordings, increased parasympathetic activity accompanied by the experience of alertness and reinvigoration.

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