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Mario Beauregard
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Doctor, Author, Psychologist, Neurological Scientist, Consciousness Researcher
Guest Biography

Mario Beauregard, Ph.D. is associate researcher at University of Montreal (Departments of Psychology and Radiology, Neuroscience Research Center). He is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. Because of his research into the neuroscience of consciousness, he was selected by the World Media Net to be among the "One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century."

His groundbreaking work on the neurobiology of emotion and mystical experience at the University of Montreal has received international media coverage. In 2006, he received the Joel F. Lubar award for his contribution to the field of neurotherapy. The National Film Board of Canada has recently produced a documentary film about his work titled The Mystical Brain.

Mario authored, The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul (HarperCollins), in collaboration with science writer Denyse O'Leary. He also edited Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain, and coauthored Neural Correlates of Conscious Self-Regulation of Emotion, Neural circuitry underlying voluntary suppression of sadness, The Neural Substrate for Concrete, Abstract, and Emotional Word Lexica: A Positron Emission Tomography Study, “Change the mind and you change the brain”: effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the neural correlates of spider phobia, and Quantum physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction.

Mario earned his B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Montreal in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Neurological Sciences at the University of Montreal in 1992.