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Steven Laureys

Award-winning neurologist and bestselling author

Steven Laureys is a world-renowned neurologist, brain science popularizer, and bestselling author. Having more than 25 years of experience under his belt, Laureys has published over 500 scientific papers as well as 12 books to date. He is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities in the field.

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Steven Laureys's 2024 biography

Why book Steven Laureys? Steven is motivated by an interest in understanding the mind of the human being in health and disease. After over 25 years of groundbreaking research into human consciousness, including three widely published books on the subject, Laureys has become a leading authority in his field. He believes that to make mental health better, bring well-being, and unlock human potential, it is important to understand the complexities of the human mind.

What kind of speaker is Steven Laureys? Steven is a fabulous, dynamic and also fascinating speaker who is responsible for making the complicated concepts about brain workings easy to understand to huge gatherings. He is remembered most for his captivating, interactive and informative keynote speeches where he manages to find bridges between the latest neuroscientific insights and their applications in practice.

Who normally books Steven Laureys to speak? Normally, Steven speaks on behalf of organizations interested in learning about the potential of the human mind. He has talked at conferences, corporate events as well as academic institutions and shared with his audiences his thoughts concerning human consciousness, brain science and meditation.

What is the typical audience of Steven Laureys? The typical audience of Steven includes corporate executives, HR professionals, and event organisers who are interested in understanding of the human mind and its potential. He conducts presentations at company events, management retreats, team-building events, and academic conferences centering on topics like neuro-economics, neuro-ergonomics, creativity and teamwork among others.

Steven Laureys’ leading scientific achievements:

  • Popularizer of brain science
  • Published more than 500 scientific papers and 12 books
  • Founding director of the GIGA Consciousness Research Unit at the University of Liège (Belgium)
  • Professor at CERVO Brain Research Centre, Laval University (Canada)
  • Founder of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on disorders of consciousness
  • Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research since 2012
  • Authored international bestseller “The no-nonsense meditation book” (Bloomsbury 2021), translated into more than 10 languages
  • Active member of the Human Brain Project
  • Elected Commander in Order Leopold and fellow Royal Academy Medicine Belgium and European Academy Neurology

Steven Laureys MD PhD FEAN is a neurologist, author and keynote speaker, recognized for his research on human consciousness. He currently is Chairholder of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Integrative Neuroscience for Sustainable Mental Health, Full Professor at Laval University, CERVO Brain Research Centre, Quebec, CANADA and is Invited Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston. He also is Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research and founder of the ‘Coma Science Group’ and GIGA Consciousness Research Unit at Liège University and the Centre Cerveau at the Liège University Hospital.

With his team and collaborators, he uses neuroimaging to study neuroplasticity and recovery from brain disease and trauma but also in sleep, dreaming, anesthesia, hypnosis, trance, psychedelics, and the power of the mind as studied in Buddhist monks, astronauts, entrepreneurs, and top athletes.

Prof Laureys is a promoter of complementary medicine and sustainable mental wellbeing and co-signer of the Cambridge Declaration on Animal Consciousness. He is a highly cited neuroscientist with over 570 scientific articles (H-index 141), ranked in the world top 10 most influential neurologists and is author of several popular books including “The No-Nonsense Meditation Book”. Dr Laureys is a fellow of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and recipient of numerous awards (e.g., European Academy of Neurology, European Award in Medicine, Max Planck Institute, Association of the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and Society of Cognitive Neuroscience). He is co-founder of Mind Care International Foundation.

Steven Laureys's 2024 talks & topics

Translating neuroscience and the power of the mind to the business practice

Mindfulness and compassion

Restorative sleep, stress, alertness and focus

Entrepreneurs’ mindset and neuro-economics (cognitive flexibility, innovation and human decision making)

Neuro-ergonomics (work performance and mental wellbeing at work and home)

Creativity, teamwork and leadership (ethics, value and empathy)

How human intelligence and creativity differs from Artificial Intelligence and neuro-robotics.

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