About Mona Sobhani, Ph.D.

Mona Sobhani, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuroscientist, author, and entrepreneur. A former research scientist at the University of Southern California, she holds a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University with the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. She is now co-founder and Head of Research at Pala, a platform that delivers trusted wisdom in short, engaging, and relatable videos using scientifically-proven methods that accelerate personal and professional growth. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, VOX, and other media outlets. She is the author of Proof of Spiritual Phenomena: A Neuroscientist’s Discovery of the Ineffable Mysteries of the Universe (September 9, 2022, Park City Press/Inner Traditions), in which she details her transformation from a diehard scientific materialist to an open-minded spiritual seeker. In the Brave New World of Psychedelic Science newsletter, she writes about the psychedelic renaissance and consciousness.

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