Notis 93, 25-08-2010, Konferens i Brasilien om psi och neurovetenskaperna i september 2010 /GB
6th Psi Meeting: psi research and neurosciences
from 3 to 6 of September 2010, Curitiba, PR ,Brazil
Promoted by Faculdades Integradas Espírita (through its Parapsychology Course, the Integrated Center of Experimental Parapsychology and the National Institute of Psycho Biophysics Research), the 6th Psi Meeting: psi research and neurosciences will be held in the city of Curitiba, state of Parana, south of Brazil; beginning late in the afternoon on the 3rd of September 2009 and ending in the afternoon on the 6th of the same month. The Psi Meeting is a Parapsychology professional event that aims to stimulate the scientific development in the area, promoting the integration of researchers from several countries. It also seeks to spread the knowledge produced in the area into society, aiming at the social integration and feedback.
Therefore it is expected: a) 14 scientific papers; b) 3 roundtables (1.The varieties of human experiences and 2. Psi research and neuroscience and 3) Survival hypothesis: advantages and objections); c) 1 workshop (about simulation of psi phenomena) with Sergio Shilling (from Chile); d) 3 guest speakers (Hideyuki Kokubo B.Sc. [Japan] David Luke Ph.D. [UK] and Joan H. Hageman, Ph.D [USA]). Along with the 6h Psi Meeting, the 5th Journey of Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) will be held to give participants an opportunity to experience/attend favorable environments for ASC.
There will also be a photographic exhibition “Places and Faces of Parapsychology 5″
In an effort to minimize language limitations, translation will be provided (from the English to the Portuguese and vice-versa)
2.NEUROSCIENCES AND PSI RESEARCH
Neurosciences, or the science of neurons, integrate a range of disciplines from different fields of knowledge (such biological, human, exact, health) which study the nervous system, whether at the molecular, cellular, systemic or integrated, cognitive and behavioral level. Psi research is the scientific and academic study of possible extra-sensory-motor interactions between humans and the environment (which includes other humans and other living beings). Such interactions are considered anomalous because they are difficult to explain within current scientific parameters. These interactions have been evaluated scientifically, showing strong statistical evidence for the existence of psi phenomena such as telepathy, precognition, direct mental influence on physical and biological systems.
The correlation between these two areas – Neurosciences and Psi Research – occurs by the necessity of Psi Research to consider physiological variables; either to demonstrate the existence of anomalous interactions as to seek to understand them. The physiological variables is used in the psi studies to: a) learn more about the mental processes, b) measure unconscious processes, c) detect different states of mind; d) attempt to discover physiological mechanisms of psi, and e) train the regulatory process through the physiological feedback. Among different types of studies, there are the brain sensing methods that seek to measure (directly or indirectly) the activity of populations of neurons, such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
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