Beyond the Brain: Conferences on Consciousness Research
Beyond the Brain Conferences have been running biennially since 1995. They were conceived by David Lorimer at a conference in Chicago in 1994 with the then President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Prof Willis Harman. IONS then co-hosted our first three meetings held at St John’s College, Cambridge.
These landmark conferences have explored themes at the frontiers of consciousness studies, neuroscience, near-death experiences, psychology and healing. Topics and speakers at the conference series are listed below:
2015 – Free Spirits or Determined Machines?
Latimer Place, Chesham
David Lorimer: The Mechanistic Metaphor, A Brief History
Professor Alfred Mele: Free Will and Neuroscience: What do Old-School and New-Wave Studies Show?
Nura Sidarus: How do we Know what we are Doing? Evidence for a Prospective Sense of Agency
Alison Armstrong: Paying Attention: How Mindfulness Relates to Habits
Professor Richard Davidson: Educating the Mind and Heart – Perspectives from Contemplative Neuroscience (video)
Professor Richard Silberstein: The Creative Brain, a Post-Materialistic Perspective
Ulisse Di Corpo and Dr. Antonella Vannini: Syntropy and the Attraction of Love: a Possible Explanation of Non-Locality and Retrocausality