Author Talk: ‘This is Why You Dream’
Dream specialist, neuroscientist, and brain surgeon Dr. RAHUL JANDIAL, MD, PhD, dives into dreams as a misunderstood function of the human brain. He explores the evolutionary purpose of dreams, why we dream, and what we can learn from dreaming. Just as in This is Why You Dream, Dr. Jandial’s intellectual exploration of dreams as a corollary to waking life opens new worlds for audiences globally.
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The Neuroscience of Reducing Stress
As one of the world’s leading brain surgeons, RAHUL JANDIAL, MD, PhD, encounters profoundly stressful events on a daily basis. From working on complex cancer operations and groundbreaking research, to traveling the world to teach and perform brain surgery in charity hospitals, Jandial manages the stress of his patients, his team, and himself. Drawing on the latest concepts in neuroscience and his decades of experience, Jandial offers an accessible and empowering analysis of how anyone can learn to reduce negative thoughts, heal trauma, and reduce stress to experience a more fulfilling life.
Neurofitness: Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity
Brain surgeon and neuroscientist RAHUL JANDIAL, MD, PhD, explains the bigger picture of brain health and rejuvenation. Sharing unbelievable stories from his operating room, his philanthropic surgical missions, and his lab, he reveals the latest scientific breakthroughs and what they mean for everyday life. Whether audiences are looking to get wired for success at work, increase performance under pressure, improve healthy habits, or unleash creativity, Jandial combines the treatment guidelines he gives to his patients and practical takeaways for optimizing brain function and leading a healthier, happier, more productive life.
A Brain Surgeon’s Perspective on Loss, Grief, and Resilience
Leading neuroscientist and brain surgeon RAHUL JANDIAL, MD, PhD, shares valuable lessons we can learn from patients confronted with their own mortality. No stranger to life and death decisions, Jandial offers a singular perspective on human nature, and how we can encounter loss and grief with resilience, courage, and hope.
Dr. Rahul Jandial inspires many to dream at the Society of Healthy Peoples
Leading neuroscientist, brain surgeon, and bestselling author RAHUL JANDIAL, MD, PhD, led an engaging discussion on dream research with The Society of Healthy People and Republica.ro. He leaned into a scientific approach to dream analysis, deepening the understanding of audiences seeking physical, philosophical, and spiritual wellbeing. The event planners enhanced guest experiences by distributing Jandial’s This is Why You Dream to members preceding the conversation. The Society of Healthy People said, “Dr. Rahul Jandial was fantastic... a resounding success with our audience. We are enthusiastic about the prospect of having him join our lineup for future events.”
Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD is a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist. He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author with his books translated to over 10 languages.
He is known for undertaking complex cancer operations and overseeing groundbreaking science at the Jandial Lab in Los Angeles. He is the founder of International Neurosurgical Children's Association, where he leads teams to teach and perform pediatric brain surgery in charity hospitals throughout Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. The efforts were featured on ABC News Nightline.
Jandial is a long-term contributor at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and for the TODAY Show in Australia. He hosted Brain Surgery Live on Nat Geo with Bryant Gumbel for international broadcast and was on FOX’s primetime non-scripted Superhuman as a panelist. Brian Lowry, chief TV critic for Variety, called him the "world's most dashing neurosurgeon" in a highly positive review.
ABC News has called him the "real Dr. McDreamy" and VICE has featured and refers to him as the 100 percent emoji-human version. He has been featured in The Times of London, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan, Mr. Porter and GQ, and is an expert for Guardian Masterclasses.
His first book, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon became a Sunday Times Bestseller. In 2024 his next book, This Is Why You Dream will be published in 25 countries and in 20 translations. He is a compelling speaker that combines storytelling and relatable neuroscience on topics ranging from: Trauma, Resilience, Brain Training, Performance, Awe, and the neuroscience of why we dream.