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File081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences2005-012006-12

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-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Researcher(s):
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
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

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
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-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Researcher(s):
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
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1181646201bolsa8104.pdf
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
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
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

DocumentPhoto count distribution of photons emitted from three sites of a human body2006

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-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Researcher(s):
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
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Photo count distribution of photons emitted from three sites of a human body
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1011134406000455
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Spontaneous photon emission from 30 sites on the skin of a live human subject is measured at different times and on different days. Signals from three representative sites of low, intermediate and high intensities are selected for further analysis. Fluctuations in these signals are measured by the probabilities of detecting different numbers of photons in a bin. The probabilities have non-classical features and are well described by the signal in a quantum squeezed state of photons. Measurements with bins of three sizes yield same values of three parameters of the squeezed state. A procedure for making correction due to background noise is developed. The correction changes the parameters of the quantum state. The new state appears more like a coherent state of photons.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E. , Bajpai, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Van Wijk, R., Van Wijk, E., & Bajpai, R. (2006). Photocount distribution of photons emitted from three sites of a human body. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B-Biology, 84(1), 46-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2006.01.010
2-year Impact Factor: 1.909|2006
Times cited: 29|2022-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Weak photon emission / Human skin / Photocount distribution / Squeezed state / Background correction

Photo count distribution of photons emitted from three sites of a human body

Photo count distribution of photons emitted from three sites of a human body

DocumentPhoton emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences2008

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-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Researcher(s):
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
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Actas_7Simp.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION:
Human subjects show ultra weak photon emission (UPE) in complete darkness. Dark-adapted subjects in darkness respond to a color filter at a few cm from the head. The response is an immediate increase of UPE. The response is systemic; it can be measured at body locations different from the site of exposure. Increase of UPE is commonly seen in stress conditions. It is hypothesized that changes in UPE are associated with sympathetic activation. This study tests the hypothesis that fluctuations in UPE and EEG (alpha suppression) patterns are correlated.
MATERIAL AND METHODS:
Simultaneous recording of EEG (parietal left and right in resting state) and UPE (right hand dorsum) was in sitting position. Frequency spectra were computed of every 5 s of EEG while recording. UPE was counted every 0.05 s from the right hand dorsum. Each experiment consists of 15-20 cycles according to the following protocol. After 3 min recording, the subject was exposed to the filter for 20 s, after which recording of UPE and EEG continued for an additional 3 min. This cycle was immediately followed by a next cycle(s) of 3 min pre-, 20s during- and 3 min post-filter exposure. Left and right brain alpha activity was calculated for 1 Hz bands in the 7-13Hz range. Laterality was calculated for every 5s. Photon count characteristics (mean, variance, skewness and kurtosis) were analyzed for each 5s epoch. Correlation between the photon and EEG parameters were computed both for the 3 min pre-exposure and 3 min postexposure periods, using these 5s epochs.
RESULTS:
Eleven experiments with 204 trials were analysed. Significant correlations have been observed. Photon count distribution parameters (e.g., mean, variance, skewness, kurtosis) were correlated with alpha intensity in several bands (7-8 Hz, 8-9 Hz, 9-10 Hz, 10-11 Hz). The same photon count parameters were also correlated with laterality in the 7-8 Hz and 10-11Hz bands. The correlations occur predominantly in the period preceding the filter exposure.
CONCLUSION:
Correlations between photon emission and brain wave activity suggest a degree of coupling between the spontaneous fluctuations in the photon field and the spontaneous fluctuations in alpha activity. Data also suggest that a stress event (i.e., exposure to filter) disturbs this coupling. This indicates that subtle effects may be observed only in systems with a high degree of coupling (coherence).
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Godaert, G. L., Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Van Wijk, R., Godaert, G. L., Van Wijk, E., & Bajpai, R. (2008). Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of Fundação Bial. Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Photon emission / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Laterality / Coherence

Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences

Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences