Who is Michael Ferguson?

Michael Ferguson, PhD, is a Harvard neuroscientist. He is pioneering the emerging field of neurospirituality: the study of human spirituality using applied methods from neuroscience.

Dr. Ferguson is one of the few Harvard faculty members who has held simultaneous appointments at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Divinity School. He directs the Neurospirituality Lab at the Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also directs First-Year Student Wellness Programming at Harvard College.

Dr. Ferguson is a gifted teacher. He has been awarded an excellence in teaching honor from Harvard, where he has taught several semester courses including Neurospirituality, Virtue Science, and Cognitive Neuroscience of Meditation. He has also led graduate directed readings in mysticism and neuroscience, and currently teaches online Mindful Self-Compassion courses.

External resources

Dr. Ferguson’s academic publication history may be accessed through his Google Scholar profile. Information about the Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital may found through the Center’s website. To learn more about Spiritual Therapeutics, speaking engagements, or for other inquiries, please contact Dr. Ferguson directly.


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