Portugal 12th Symposium of the Bial Foundation: Behind and Beyond the Brain

April 4-7, 2018
Casa do Médico, Portugal

From doping to brain training, from meditation to brain stimulation, the idea that the mind can be enhanced so as to increase cognitive capacity, well-being, or health is now a major research endeavour that engages different disciplines in a reflection about the relationships between the mind and the body and about the ethical implications of attempts to go beyond what is naturally possible. The 12th Symposium of the BIAL Foundation “Behind and Beyond the Brain” gathers some of the most prominent scientists and philosophers in this broad, controversial domain so that they can share their ideas and findings and discuss their implications in a resolutely interdisciplinary setting.