Roy J. J. Pereira is a Jesuit priest working on his Ph.D. at the Philosophy Department of Boston College where he is also a Teaching Fellow. Prior to coming to Boston, he was teaching in the Chemistry Department of St. Xavierﾒs College, Mumbai, India. His search for answers to the question of ﾠﾓWhat is the human being?ﾔ bring together his three Masters degrees in Chemistry, Philosophy and Theology. His present research interests lie in the field of philosophy of the mind, in particular the consciousness issue as studied from both a neuroscience and a quantum perspective. ﾠHe also studies the effects of meditation and yoga on health outcomes. When not doing academic work or pastoral ministry, he relaxes on the piano.ﾠ He has released two albums of inspirational music.