Thank you for being with us. We hope you enjoyed the 13th Symposium of the BIAL Foundation “Behind and Beyond the Brain”.

We are counting on you for the next edition in 2024!

The Symposia

In order to provide all the supported researchers with the opportunity of discussing and present their projects, the BIAL Foundation has been organizing, since 1996, the Symposia entitled “Behind and Beyond the Brain”.

Since then these Symposia are held every two years gathering the researchers supported by the BIAL Foundation and the scientific community of neuroscience and parapsychology areas.

“Placebo effects, Healing and Meditation”, “Mind-matter Interactions”, “Sleep and Dreams”, “Intuition and Decision-making”, “Memory”, “Exceptional Experiences”, “Emotions”, “Enhancing the Mind”, or the most recent “The Mystery of Time”, were some of the themes already debated in the Symposia “Behind and Beyond the Brain” by world-known speakers as: Miguel Castelo-Branco (Coimbra), Axel Cleeremans (Brussels), António Damásio (Los Angeles), Hoyt Edge (Florida), Peter Fenwick (London), Eberhard Fetz (Washington), Fernando Gil (Sorbonne), Allan Hobson (Harvard), Jerome Kagan (Harvard), Irving Kirsch (Boston), Stephen Kosslyn (San Francisco), Stephen Laberge (Stanford), Dietrich Lehmann (Zurich), Fernando Lopes da Silva (Amsterdam), Edwin May (Palo Alto), Robert Morris (Edinburgh), Dean Radin (Nevada), Alcino Silva (Los Angeles), Ian Stevenson (Virginia), and Robert Stickgold (Harvard).

As a result of the developed work the BIAL Foundation usually publishes the Proceedings of the Symposia. Check the published editions here.

Previous Editions

13th Symposium

The mystery of time
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12th Symposium

Enhancing the mind
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11th Symposium

Placebo effects, healing and meditation
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10th Symposium

Mind-matter interations
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9th Symposium

Sleep and dreams
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8th Symposium

Intuition and decision-making
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7th Symposium

Emotions
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6th Symposium

Memory
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5th Symposium

Consciousness and brain
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4th Symposium

Exceptional interpersonal relationships
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3rd Symposium

Exceptional experiences
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2nd Symposium

Behind and beyond the brain
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1st Symposium

Behind and beyond the brain
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