specialized in Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurorehabilitation. He is currently a member of the Behavioral Neurology Division at Mayo Clinic. He has written extensively on the neuroscience of music, meditation, language and religion. He also has published several articles discussing how the application of newly discovered neuroscience concepts can help us answer some of man's existential questions about free choice, empathy for another living being, mystical experiences and others. He is the author of The Brain Explained.
Nathan Katz, PhD, is Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies, Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of the Program in the Study of Spirituality at Florida International University. Arguably the world's leading authority on Indian Jewish communities, he is a pioneer in the field of Indo-Judaic Studies. His books include Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall, Who Are the Jews of India? and 13 others.http://www.indojudaic.com
James H. Austin, a clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner for more than three decades, is Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Visiting Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is the author of Zen and the Brain; Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty; Zen-Brain Reflections; Selfless Insight and others.http://zenandthebrain.weebly.com/
Stephen Kaplan, PhD, is a Professor at Manhattan College focusing on Hindu and Buddhist thought with a special interest in comparative psychological and philosophical studies. Dr. Kaplan received a 2002 Science and Religion Course Award from the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences for the design and implementation of Mind, Brain and the Search for the Self - an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to understanding human nature, utilizing materials from religion, philosophy, the neurosciences and the field of artificial intelligence. His most recent book is Different Paths, Different Summits: A Model for Religious Pluralism.