The Biology of Perception

What Is The Biology of Belief?

Biology of Belief - by Bruce Lipton (Full Documentary)

(approximately 78 minutes)

Bruce Lipton

Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD is internationally viewed as a leader bridging together spirit and science.  A Stem Cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a special guest on countless radio and TV shows, as well as being a key note presenter for conferences around the world.

His scientific career originated as a cell biologist.  In 1973 he joined the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. 


Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focusing on the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior.   He and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz developed an experimental tissue transplantation technique,  was published in the journal Science and was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.

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In 1982, Dr. Lipton began to examine the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, revealing that the outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell,  making genes turn on and off.


His discoveries, went against the grain of established scientific views that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies, defining the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Numerous subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.


Dr. Lipton’s groundbreaking scientific approach transformed his personal life as well. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions, and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He began to apply this science to his personal biology, and discovered that his physical well-being improved, increasing the quality and character of his daily life.Dr. Lipton wanted to share his award-winning medical discoveries with the public and has done so in school lectures and is a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. His audiences include conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences, sharing about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology. Dr Lipton’s work summarizing his findings, entitled "The Biology of Belief".