Steven founded the GIGA Consciousness and Coma Science Group at the University of Liège, Belgium, where his team of 60 people studies consciousness in all its forms, from anaesthesia to dreaming.
“It is curious how awareness of consciousness science is so low in the medical and scientific arenas. We need to inspire more neurologists and doctors to be interested in consciousness—and what it means for the thousands of people who experience traumatic brain injury and disorders of consciousness every year."
Prof. Steven Laureys has dedicated his career to doing just that. He founded the GIGA Consciousness and Coma Science Group at the University of Liège, Belgium, where his team of 60 people studies consciousness in all its forms, from anaesthesia to dreaming. Consciousness is a complex problem, so his team is made of up experts in physiology, pharmacology, psychology, engineering, and statistics, among other disciplines, who help him shed light on it.
Steven is also Professor at the CERVO Brain Centre at Laval University, Canada and has published over 500 scientific articles on the human mind and how it works.
Meditation - training your attention and awareness to reach a calm and stable state - is an ancient practice found all over the world and used in the modern day to manage stress. What's going on in your brain when you achieve this level of focus?