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DocumentConsciousness, information, and living systems2005

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
Title:
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
Dimension/support:
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-014
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2004
Title:
014 - Detection and utilization of consciousness-related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-02
Researcher(s):
Robert G. Jahn, Brenda J. Dunne, York H. Dobyns
Institution(s): Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR), New Jersey (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report (3 copies)
5 Articles (only one as outcome of this project)
Language: eng
Author:
Jahn, R. G.
Secondary author(s):
Dunne, B. J., Dobyns, Y.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-014.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2004
Title:
Consciousness, information, and living systems
Publication year: 2005
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17560345
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The possibility of a proactive role for consciousness in the establishment of physical reality has been addressed via an extensive 26-year program investigating physical anomalies in human/machine interactions and non-sensory acquisition of information about remote geographical locations. Empirical databases comprising many hundreds of millions of random events confirm that information can be introduced into, or extracted from, otherwise random physical processes solely through the agencies of human intention and subjective resonance. Much of the evidence mitigates the likelihood that the anomalies are manifestations of neo-cortical cognitive activity. Rather, they may be expressions of a deeper information organizing capacity of biological origin that emerges from the uncertainty inherent in the complexity of all living systems.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Dunne, B. J.
Secondary author(s):
Jahn, R. G.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Dunne, B. J., & Jahn, R. G. (2005). Consciousness, information, and living systems. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 51(7), 703-714. doi: 10.1170/t679
2-year Impact Factor: 1.018|2005
Times cited: 11|2022-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Anomalies / Biological complexity / Complementarity / Consciousness / Human-machine interactions / Intention / Princeton engineering anomalies research (PEAR) / Random event generator (REG) / Remote perception / Resonance / Subjectivity / Uncertainty

Consciousness, information, and living systems

Consciousness, information, and living systems

DocumentAnomalous switching of the bi-stable percept of a necker cube: A preliminary study2011

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
Title:
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
Dimension/support:
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-034
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2004
Title:
034 - fMRI and photo emission study of presentiment: The role of "coherence" in retrocausal processes
Duration: 2005-05 - 2007-11
Researcher(s):
Dick Bierman, Eduard van Wijk
Institution(s): Parapsychologist Institute, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report (in paper and DVD)
Language: eng
Author:
Bierman, D.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Presentiment / Emotion / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-034.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2004
Title:
Anomalous switching of the bi-stable percept of a necker cube: A preliminary study
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/70365624/anomalous-switching-bi-stable-percept-necker-cube-preliminary-study
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Psychophysiological research has shown anomalous correlations between unconscious states refl ected by physiological fluctuations and random future conditions. Where the future conditions concerned emotional and neutral events, this anomalous effect has been called presentiment. In the present research, the domain of interest regarding apparent retrocausal effects is further extended to the visual experience of a so-called "transparent" Necker cube. When a picture of this cube is presented to subjects, their experience switches spontaneously between two viewpoints. In one perspective the cube is experienced as observed from "above," in the other it is experienced as observed from below. We measured switching times from "the above" to "the below" experience. Once the subject had indicated by pressing a button that this shift had taken place, the picture of the transparent cube changed into an opaque presentation of one of the two possible viewpoints. The choice of which perspective was presented, "from above" or "from below", was random. When the opaque view was "from above" this corresponded to the view for which the duration was measured (congruent), the opaque view "from below" was the incongruent condition. Arguing that in the incongruent condition the opaque view would "retrocausally" interfere with the "top view" for which theduration was measured, we predicted that in that condition the duration would be shorter. The switching-time effects found in the pilot and two confi rmatory studies were in the same predicted direction. The pooled results showed a mean difference in switching time of 126 msec. These results seem to fi t into a growing database of anomalous correlations between conscious and unconscious behavior and random future conditions. It extends the domain of these anomalous correlations to other non-emotional events. Alternative possibilities, such as procedural errors, are discussed.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Bierman, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Bierman, D. J. (2011). Anomalous switching of the bi-stable percept of a necker cube: A preliminary study. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25(3), 771–783.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Time symmetry / Retroactive interference / Anomalies / Necker cube / Retroactive priming

Anomalous switching of the bi-stable percept of a necker cube: A preliminary study

Anomalous switching of the bi-stable percept of a necker cube: A preliminary study