Adrian David Nelson is a psychologist, philosopher, filmmaker and author, specializing in philosophy of mind, consciousness and transpersonal psychology. He studied psychology at the University of Northampton (UK) and gained a degree with first class honours. He was also awarded the certificate for outstanding achievement. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, where he recently completed a masters in Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness at the California Institute for Integral studies. He currently interns at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and hosts the podcast and video series, Waking Cosmos. His bestselling book, Origins of Consciousness explores the new evidence and ideas leading scientists and philosophers to consider that consciousness may be an intrinsic rather than incidental feature of nature.