Nicole A. Tetreault, PhD

Founder of Parenting Boys Peacefully

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About Dr. Nicole: Dr. Nicole Tetreault is a compassionate neuroscientist, author, meditation teacher, and international speaker on topics of neurodiversity, neurodevelopment, creativity, mental health, and wellness. Her book, Insight into a Bright Mind, explores groundbreaking research examining the experiences of unique, creative, and intense brains through interviews, storytelling, and literary science, while advocating for new directions of human diversity and neurodiversity.

Nicole received her Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in biology specializing in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. 

As the founder of Awesome Neuroscience, she translates the most promising neuroscience and positive psychology for people to live their best life. Nicole has authored numerous academic papers on intelligence, autism, brain evolution, neuroinflammation, and behavior. She is a professor at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education and teaches the complexities of neurodiversity, meditation, and neuroscience. Nicole leads a new generation of meditation practices by fusing novel discoveries in neuroscience with the ancient lineage of Buddhist meditation. As recipient of the Milton Career Exploration Prize from Caltech, she founded the novel non-profit Beyond the Cell, a transformative program to rehabilitate incarcerated women through guided meditation, neuroscience, literature, and expressive writing. 

Nicole believes we have the ability to wire our minds for positive plasticity through compassion and wisdom and live the life we dream. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, California. For more about Nicole, please visit and Her book can be found at and everywhere books are sold.

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