3rd Symposium - 2000

BIAL Foundation Symposium 
BEHIND AND BEYOND THE BRAIN

Exceptional Experiences

Program

9:00
Registration
10:00
Opening Session
10:30
Opening Conference - Rhythms of the Brain
Fernando Lopes da Silva
11:30
Coffee break
12:00
Lecture - Understanding the Exceptional Experiences
Robert Morris
13:00
Lunch

1st session - Organizing and describing the phenomena
Chairperson - Richard Broughton

The Odyssey of Exceptional Experience: From Anomalous Phenomena to Personal, Social, Global and Cosmic Transformation
Rhea White

14:30
From Caveman to the Second Foundation: Making Sense of Exceptional Experiences
Richard Broughton
15:15
The mental organization of exceptional experience
David Marks
16:00
Coffee break
16:30
Counselling and Therapy for People who claim Exceptional Experiences
Martina Belz-Merk
17:15
Children who claim to remember a previous life. Is there a psychological explanation?
Erlendur Haraldsson
18:00
Discussion
19:00
Bial Posters Session - Bial Foundation's Fellows

2nd session - Social and developmental context
Chairperson - Hoyt Edge

9:00
Extraordinary Claims in a Cross-cultural Context
Hoyt Edge
9:45
Social cognition and psychosis: The case of paranoid desilusions
Richard Bentall
10:30
Coffee break
11:00
Accuracy and Replicability of Anomalous After-Death Communication Across Highly Skilled Mediums
Linda Russek
11:45
Observing fake psychic phenomena
Richard Wiseman
12:30
Discussion
13:30
Lunch

3rd session - Peripheral psychophysiological measures
Chairperson - Gary Schwartz

14:30
Psychophysiological, Energetic and Anomalous Interaction: Applications of Dynamical Energy Systems Theory
Gary Schwartz
15:15
Hormonal and neurophysiological changes during induced experiences under altered state of consciousness
JamesLuís Sobrinho
16:00
Coffee break
16:30
Hypnosis: the password to the Mind-Body highway
John Gruzelier
17:15
Anomalous Psychophysiological Responses to Remote Cognition
Deborah Delanoy
18:00
Discussion
19:00
Bial Posters Session - Bial Foundation's Fellows
20:30
Caves Taylor's visit
21:00
Dinner at Caves Taylor's

4th session - Central psychophysiological measures
Chairperson - Dietrich Lehmann

9:00
Brain electric microstates, the atoms of thought and emotion
Dietrich Lehmann
9:45
Sleep Journeys
Teresa Paiva
10:30
Coffee break
11:00
ESP and the Brain: Current Status
Edwin May
11:45
Evaluation of Neuro-Psychophysiological parameters of cerebral activity Medidas Neuro-Psicofisiológicas de avaliação da actividade cerebral
António Martins da Silva
12:30
Discussion
13:30
Lunch
15:00
Comprehensive Round Table
Peter Fenwick, Richard Broughton, Hoyt Edge, Gary Schwartz and Dietrich Lehmann
16:30
Coffee break
17:00
Closing Session