Neuroscience Researcher, Psychologist
Jim Pfause, PhD, IF, Professor of Neuroscience and psychology, with dual research appointments at the Brain Research Center, Universidad Veracruzana, in Xalapa, México, and in the Département de psychoéducation et de psychologie, Université du Québec en Outaouais, in Gatineau, QC, Canada. Dr. Pfaus got interested in the neurobiology of sex at an early age. For over 30 years he has conducted extensive research into the brain mechanisms of sexual arousal, desire, pleasure, and inhibition, working with both laboratory rats and humans. This work has revealed how sexual experience alters the function of these systems, which in turn has helped to identify potential pharmacological treatments for desire, arousal, and orgasm disorders. Dr. Pfaus has authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has received numerous awards for his research. He is the current Editor-in Chief of the journal Current Sexual Health Reports, is a past-president of the International Academy of Sex Research, and a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.