A Journey of Scientific Discovery and Experiential Exploration
Redefining Experiential Science
The Sleep Consciousness Institute (SCI) is a non-profit institution that aims to bring a novel, evidence-based neurophenomenological approach to the understanding of Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) and their experimentation.
SCI offers a range of powerful workshops, 101 VIP coachings, and free online webinars to deepen the way we understand ourselves, our world, and our purpose through the lenses of Out-of-Body Experiences bridging cutting-edge research in neuroscience, sleep medicine, and psychedelics to inspire transformative practices.
SCI’s objective is to apply neuroscientific knowledge to enable you to experience for yourself - through empirical methodologies - the power of non-ordinary states and help you deepen your journey wherever you are on your path.
Our programs are expert-designed by Rodrigo Montenegro, MSc. in Neuroscience, with a focus on Sleep Medicine research at Oxford University, neuropsychology, and neuromodulation medicine (PGCert.). Rodrigo is currently finalizing a PhD pursuing research into OBE neurophysiology and phenomenology.
At the Forefront of Consciousness Research
Rodrigo has worked in Consciousness research with institutions such as the Scientific and Medical Network (SMN), and non-ordinary states with the Coma Science Group within the Centre du Cerveau², a specialized unit that studies Near-Death Experiences and the Sensation and Perception Research Group (SPRG), a research group that studies self-induced cognitive trance and clinical hypnosis applications. He is currently carrying out research on gifted OBE subjects in association with the Swiss Institute of Noetic Sciences (ISSNOE) and carrying equal research partnership with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).
Rodrigo was one of the founding members of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), where he was a board director and lead instructor for 11 years. He has worked in the field with precursor historical institutions such as the International Institut of Projectiology (IPC), a Federal Public Utility Institution (UPF) founded in 1994 by pioneer OBE researcher Dr Waldo Vieira to empirically study OBEs and the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS-France). He is currently the CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd. working as a lead MedTech neuroscientist developing a clinical-grade sleep headband with neuromodulation functions (Class I Medical Device).
Rodrigo has lectured internationally on the subject of non-ordinary states at the Society of Psychical Research (SPR) as well as its Scottish branch, the “Breaking Convention”, a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, the Society of Scientific Exploration (SSE Club), a critical international forum for research on human capabilities, the Institut of Research on Extraordinary Experiences (INREES), and lectured at Congresses such as “1st Consciousness Science Congress ” and the “Congrés des Thérapies Quantiques”.
He has been featured in acclaimed documentaries such as “Voyage Hors du Corps – La Science à l’épreuve de la Conscience” and “Insight Out – The transformative effects of OBEs”, among others, as well as many magazines.
First-hand empirical experience supported by science
Rodrigo has coached workshops internationally on non-ordinary states of consciousness and OBEs since 2005. His own experiences were emphasized in his book “Out-of-the-Body Experiences − An Experiential Anthology”, which highlights ninety OBE phenomena in accounts collected worldwide and reflects his personal inductions of OBEs since the age of 19.
Rodrigo's PhD research is associated with the neurophysiological correlates of OBE phenomena proposing an extended phenomenological approach and new neurophysiological OBE models. He is currently doing research on the Vibrational State and the neurophysiological correlates of OBEs on gifted subjects, as well as carrying out experimental research on the neuromodulation of OBEs through precise multi-focal tES (transcranial Electric Stimulation). He is equally pursuing innovative research on psychedelics, such as N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), considering their potential and limitations for the induction of OBEs.
Out-of-Body Experimental Workshop
"I participated in this training with the intention of coming away with concrete elements that stand out from what you can find everywhere on your own. I was completely satisfied, both by Rodrigo's scientific rigour and his ability to articulate it with an experimental approach"