Nagireddy Neelakanteswar Reddy

Sense of agency, Cognitive penetrability

Office: AB 5/317 Email:

Neel Reddy has broad interest and aptitude in psychology and philosophy; thus fascinated with domains like theoretical psychology, construct validity, natural kinds (in psychology and neurosciences), cognitive ontology, philosophy of science (wrt psychology), philosophy of perception, neurophilosophy and, evolutionary psychology and anthropology. He is also fascinated with understanding the psychodynamic aspects of behavior such as motivated reasoning, self-serving biases, confabulations and positive illusions. He wishes to develop a scientifically informed worldview with implications for personal life and public policy, by using insights from behavioral sciences. He is presently working on the issue of “Conceptual and Methodological problems with the Sense of agency construct”.


  • M.Phil. in Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad (2010-2012)
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Hyderabad (2008-2010)
  • M.A (3/4th finished) in Psychology, Andhra University (2006-2007)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology, Andhra Christian College (2003-2006)



  • What is wrong with the concept of Feeling of Agency”?, International Conference on Cognition Emotion and Action, IIT Gandhinagar, Dec 6-8, 2013 (Poster)
  • Cognitive Ontology and Neurophilosophy of the Sense of Agency construct”, 2nd Annual Conference on Cognitive Science, IIT Kanpur, July 5-8, 2015 (Talk)
  • Is the Sense-of-Agency a “Natural Kind” or an Experimental Artifact”?, 2nd Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Group in India, TISS Mumbai, Dec 19-21, 2015 (Talk)
  • Conceptual and Methodological Problems with the Intentional Binding Effect”, 4th Annual Conference on Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad, Oct 5-7, 2017 (Poster)

Invited talk:

  • Conceptual and Methodological problems in the Sense of Agency research”, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Oct 10, 2017 (Talk)