Biocognitive - Lectures L.A. April 7 2017


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The MindBody Self: How to Access Your Inherited Causes of Health

Dr. Mario Martinez

We know that the mind influences the body, but what seems to be ignored in the life sciences is what influences the mind. I will explain why culture is what influences the mind. I’ll also show why our cultural beliefs are more powerful than our genetic endowment, and how growing older is merely the passing of time, whereas aging is what we do with our time based on the beliefs we assimilate from our cultures. Rather than being genetically sentenced with family illnesses, we have the capacity to change how our genes express disease as well as the causes of health, based on how our brain learns to culturally perceive the world. My theory and practice of mind-body science is based on research that investigates the healthy brains, the exalted emotions (compassion, empathy, love), and the elevated cognitions (honor, admiration, cooperation). As Homo sapiens, our immune system has 150,000 years of accumulated wisdom that has allowed it to evolve from a protector against pathogens to an intelligent interpreter that confirms the cultural beliefs that we choose to engage.


  • Why the causes of health are inherited. Rather than focusing on the propensities for illnesses, biocognitive theory explores the causes of health that are within us waiting to be accessed to promote wellness.
  • How Cultural Editors Affect Our Wellness. From infancy we learn to pay attention to people who are responsible for our survival and wellbeing. These cultural editors influence our lives through the power cultures given them in their respective contexts: parents at home, doctors in hospitals, teachers in classrooms, and clergy in places of worship.
  • How the digital culture creates an iSelf and how it affects relationships and the causes of health.
  • Wellness is more than the absence of illness: How to move beyond identifying with your illness or culturally defined limitations.

Selected Bio

Dr. Mario Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity. He proposes, based on mindbody research evidence, that longevity is learned and the causes of health are inherited. He has studied healthy centenarians (100 years or older) worldwide and found that only 20 to 25% can be attributed to genetics - the rest is related to how they live and the cultural beliefs they share. Dr. Martinez is the author of the bestselling book The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success that teaches his theory and practice of biocognitive science to the general public. In addition to longevity, he also teaches why our immune system is not just a protector. Instead, it responds to the cultural premises we learn to perceive the world. He is the author of The MindBody Self: How Longevity is Learned and the Causes of Health Are Inherited,  (March 2017, Hay House Publishing).

Date and Time: Friday April 7, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Venue: California State University – Long Beach Lecture Hall (LH) 150

Tuition: $40

Tuition for the Lecture and Workshop: $200

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