David Lorimer’s guest today is Dr. Mario Beauregard, a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal. 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 voluntary control in relation to emotion. 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. As an author, Dr. Beauregard has published The Spiritual Brain, Brain Wars and Expanding Reality. He actively contributes to the articulation of the new postmaterialist scientific paradigm. Moreover, he is one of the founders of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS).
Imaginal Inspirations is hosted by David Lorimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and Chair of the Galileo Commission, an academic movement dedicated to expanding the evidence base of a science of consciousness. Imaginal cells are responsible for the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly, which is the Greek symbol for the soul. These cells are dormant in the caterpillar but at a critical point of development they create the new form and structure which becomes the butterfly.
Works and links mentioned
Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences https://www.aapsglobal.com/
Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Cristof Koch