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Dr. Steven Laureys

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Neurologist, Research Director, International Author and TEDx Speaker

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Professor Dr. Steven Laureys is is an award-winning world-renowned neurologist, brain science popularizer, and bestselling author. He has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 25 years. He explores the human mind using the latest brain imaging technologies and wearables assessing coma, near-death experiences, concussion, anesthesia, hypnosis, meditation, trance, and dreamlike states. He has authored no less than impressive 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and he has an H-index of 120. Furthermore, he has published several books, including The Neurology of Consciousness, and popular books, such as the international bestseller, "The No-Nonsense Meditation Book" (in collaboration with Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard).

Why you should book Dr. Steven Laureys for your next event:

  • Dr. Laureys works with celebrated meditators (such as Matthieu Ricard, translator of the Dalai Lama) to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains.
  • He is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 12 books.
  • He is an active member of Mind and Life Europe, the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and also recipient of numerous awards such as the European Academy of Neurology Brown-Séquard Award.

Professor Dr. Steven Laureys, MD Ph.D. FEAN is the founding director of the “GIGA Consciousness Research Unit” (2014) of the University of Liège in Belgium and a professor at CERVO Brain Research Centre, Laval University, Canada, where he currently resides. He explores the human mind in health and disease using the latest brain scans and wearable technologies: meditation, near-death experiences, concussion, coma, anesthesia, hypnosis, trance, and dreamlike states.

Dr.  Laureys is a former president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness and founder of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on disorders of consciousness. Since 2012 Dr. Laureys has been the Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research. He has authored the international bestseller “The no-nonsense meditation book“, translated in over ten languages.

He is appreciated for his entertaining, dynamic, and interactive keynotes, where he makes accessible the difficult concepts of the brain’s workings, and he builds bridges between the latest neuroscientific insights and their application to the workplace. As a top-neurologist, he applies neuroscience to the business practice, including neuro-economics (human decision making), neuro-ergonomics (work performance and wellbeing at work), creativity, teamwork & leadership (empathy, compassion, stress).

He has received numerous awards including from the Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Mind Science Foundation, Max Planck Society, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and the European Academy of Sciences and was elected Commander in the Order of Leopold and fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and the European Academy of Neurology.

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The power of the mind & meditation

Meditation could retune our brains and help us cope with the long-term effects of the pandemic. People in search of an introduction to mindfulness that’s free of woo-woo promises should look no further. Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr. Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators (such as Matthieu Ricard, translator of the Dalia Lama) to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains.

In this keynote:

  • Steven explores the effect of meditation on the brain, using hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience.
  • He uses mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this keynote offers thoroughly researched evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.
Stimulating the damaged brain

Dr. Steven Laureys at TEDxUNamur

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