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BIAL Foundation
DE:"Biological complexity"
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DocumentConsciousness, information, and living systems2005

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
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.
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
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
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-014
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2004
014 - Detection and utilization of consciousness-related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-02
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
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report (3 copies)
5 Articles (only one as outcome of this project)
Language: eng
Jahn, R. G.
Secondary author(s):
Dunne, B. J., Dobyns, Y.
Number of reproductions:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-014.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2004
Consciousness, information, and living systems
Publication year: 2005
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
Dunne, B. J.
Secondary author(s):
Jahn, R. G.
Document type:
Number of reproductions:
Dunne, B. J., & Jahn, R. G. (2005). Consciousness, information, and living systems. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 51(7), 703-714.
2-year Impact Factor: 1.018|2005
Times cited: 12|2024-02-05
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