Mark is the author of 10 books on relationships, spirituality, and neuroscience, and was the founding editor of the academic literature review journal, Transpersonal Review. According to Time, Newsweek, and the Washington Post, Mark and Andy are the world’s leading authorities on spirituality and the brain, and their research was just featured in a special issue of Time and Oprah Magazine. Their work has been on National Geographic Television, CNN, 20/20 News, Oprah Radio, and PBS television.
Their newest book is called How God Changes Your Brain, and it explores the neural correlates of meditation and spiritual practice. Mark and Andy show how meditation can improve memory, lower anxiety and depression, reduce stress, and even slow down aging process of the brain. Their research also shows that American’s perceptions of God are rapidly changing, moving away from traditional religious beliefs to be replaced by a more mystical view of the universe. In fact, their research has begun to change how we view the nature of consciousness, religion, and reality itself.
Mark is currently developing simple techniques to rapidly change the neural functioning of the brain. These exercises are now being applied to psychotherapy, the training of oncologists and nurses, to families dealing with mental illness and age related problems, to eating disorders, and to disadvantaged children and inner-city teens. Mark teaches Executive Communication in the MBA program at Loyola Marymount University, and his mission is to help bring a little more peace into the hearts and minds of individuals, and hopefully to bring a little more peace into the world.