James Kingsland writes about the wonders of science and medicine for publications including Medical News Today, BBC Science Magazine, The Guardian, and New Scientist. He has written two books: Am I Dreaming? The New Science of Consciousness and How Altered States Reboot the Brain, and Siddhartha’s Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment. In the late 1980s, James studied neuroscience and psychology, among other things, at the University of Durham in the UK. He went on to work as a sub-editor and editor at New Scientist and The Guardian, before becoming a full-time freelance writer. He tweets (@JamesAKingsland) and blogs (plasticbrainblog.com). In his spare time—as antidotes to all those words—he meditates and gardens.