Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Report from Portugal

I just spent a week in Porto, Portugal, at the 7th biannual symposium of the Bial Foundation. This unique Foundation is supporting perhaps 80% of the world's experimental psi research, and it also supports mainstream studies in psychophysiology and the neurosciences. The symposium brings together researchers from all these domains, and the three-day conference is unusually eclectic and interesting. This one was no different -- the theme was emotion, and there were some very interesting presentations about the neuroscience, cognitive and social science of emotions, as well as a half day of talks on psi and emotion.

I discovered at the meeting that the Portuguese translation of Entangled Minds was published last year, so I bought a copy. I'll post more about this meeting, perhaps including some pictures and videos I took in Portugal, when I return home. (I'm writing this from Dulles airport near Washington DC, waiting for a flight.)

4 comments:

Fifi said...

You lucky bum, that sounds like fun! And in Portugal? Okay, color me jealous!
Okay, I think I must now resort to getting on my knees and begging, because I must see the pictures and the video!

Quim said...

Hi Dean,

My name is Joaquim and I am from Portugal.
I have followed your investigations with great interest. I had already bought your book Entangled Minds last year via Amazon. This year i bought the portuguese translation, whitch is very good.
Here in Portugal there are many people interested in investigations on PSI, but i think (and maybe i´m wrong) much of the scientific community is dominated by reductionist materialist sceptics who don´t see with good eyes these issues. The press gave little coverage to the event in Oporto, but i saw you on one of the main tv channels. I know for a long time that the Bial Foundation supports this type of research.

I have put some of your interviews and texts on my blog (in Portuguese - www.vislumbresdaoutramargem.blogspot.com).

Continue with your good work.
Thank you for coming to Portugal.

Joaquim

Atheistic Mystic said...

Videos would be great!

Pramod said...

Wating to hear more on this, video will be great.