Mario Beauregard, PhD., is a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He has received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal. He has also underwent postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Texas Medical School (Houston) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University.
Dr. Beauregard is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry. He was the first neuroscientist to use neuroimaging to investigate the neural underpinnings of emotion regulation. Because of his research into the neuroscience of consciousness, he was selected (2000) by the World Media Net to be one of the “One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century.” In addition, his groundbreaking research on the neurobiology of spiritual experiences has received international media coverage.
Being also an author, Dr. Beauregard has published The Spiritual Brain and Brain Wars. In these books, he demonstrates that mind and consciousness are much more than the activity of nerve cells in the brain.
Dr. Beauregard has participated in a dialogue with the Dalai Lama in regard to the science of the mind. He actively contributes to the articulation of the new postmaterialist scientific paradigm. Co-author of the Manifesto for a Postmaterialist Science, Dr. Beauregard is also the author of the Theory of Psychelementarity, and one of the founders of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS). In other respects, he has contributed to the production of the documentary film entitled Expanding Reality.