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BIAL Foundation
TI:"Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences"
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DocumentFinal report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences2006

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-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Roeland Van Wijk, G. L. R. Godaert, E. P. A. Van Wijk, R. Bajpai
Institution(s): International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Publication year: 2006
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
The research established that the algae Acetabularia acetabulum can distinguish a therapeutic relationship from a situation wherein subjects are present without healing intention. Photomultipliers recorded the photon emission from the cells. Subjects were not aware of the recordings. The experiments were conducted in cooperation with three “laying on of hands” healers. Healees were patients of the healers. Two settings were utilized. In one, data were derived over 5 days from 20 experimental healing sessions in the practice of the healer. Photomultiplier was positioned in a juxtaposition room. Photon count distribution analysis ruled out the origin of photon count fluctuations from random disturbances. The value Q indicating the non-classical nature of the photon signals was 0.23 before healing; rose to 0.32 during healing, and 0.36 over the first post-healing period; it then decreased to 0.31 in the latter post-healing period. In the second, data were derived over 6 days including 25 sessions in which two healers participated. They did healing in a setting 40 km from their practice. Equipment was situated in the room where the healing sessions took place. Q was 0.32 before healing; it rose to 0.35 and then 0.48 both during healing and in the first post-healing period; then it decreased to 0.38 in the second post-healing period. One-way ANOVA on treatment stages and Q demonstrated highly significant effects (p=0.000000). Fischer LSD post-hoc test showed that increase in Q is already almost significant during treatment, and it became significant (p=0.01) during the first post-healing period. The data confirm the initial 2003 study suggesting a change in the quantum character of photon signals as a result of healing.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
By permission
Van Wijk, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
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Keywords: Parapsychology / Healing / Photocount distribution

Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences

Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences