Aditi Kathpalia was born in Chandigarh, India, in 1991 and grew up in Delhi. She received Integrated Dual Degree with B.Tech. in Bioengineering and M.Tech. in Biomedical Technology from IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India, in 2015. She completed her master’s thesis with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. She continued work with NTNU as a Research Assistant from 2015 to 2016, focusing on ultrasound Doppler signal processing and low-cost Doppler technology development. In August 2016, she joined as a PhD scholar in the Consciousness Studies Program at NIAS.