Nazareth Castellanos


Bachelor’s Degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Medicine (Neuroscience) from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Master’s in Mathematics applied to biology and Master’s in Neurosciences from the Faculty of Medicine of UAM.

Nazareth has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Laboratory of the CTB (Complutense and Polytechnic University of Madrid), at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt and at Kings College in London.

She currently is the head of research at the Nirakara Lab as well as the Mindfulness and Cognitive Sciences chair at the Complutense University of Madrid. She runs the project “Brain-body Interaction in Meditators”.

She has published more than 40 articles in renowned international scientific journals and collaborations for university textbooks, has advised two theses projects and has taught at Spanish, German, English and American universities. She has worked on more than 20 research projects, both on a national and international scale, serving as lead researcher for 7 of them.

For several years, she has been alternating her work as a researcher with scientific communication; she has created spaces for dialogue between the East and West, and has designed and taught courses on neuroscience and physics, always from a self-knowledge standpoint.