Public Lectures and Appearances by DOPS Researchers

Public Lectures, Presentations, and Special Appearances by DOPS Faculty Researchers

Please contact us at DOPS@virginia.edu if your academic institution, interest group, or professional research organization would like to invite the faculty individually or collectively, to speak about their research.

Upcoming Special Events:

March 11-20, 2021, South by SouthWest, Austin, Texas

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Kim Penberthy, Jim TuckerSXSW, Austin, Texas, March 11-20, 2022

Panel Discussion: Is There Life After Death?

Our relationship with death and dying is changing and so is our understanding of human consciousness. COVID has heightened anxiety about our own mortality while emerging psychedelic therapies are reinventing end-of-life care. What does it mean to be human? Is there life after death? These are the questions driving the research at the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies, where researchers explore the nature of consciousness in life and after death, testing the boundaries of prevailing science and shaping future scientific breakthroughs. Their findings expand traditional paradigms about the mind-brain relationship, and more broadly, what it means to be human with important implications around how we deal with death anxiety, grief, mental health & finding purpose.

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Recent DOPS Events:

  • November 10, 2021, Bruce Greyson:  “The One Mind— ‘Mind Blowing’ Discoveries on the Nature of Life, Death & Consciousness” with host Christopher Naughton 

Bruce Greyson at his deskBruce Greyson was interviewed on November 10th for this series 

Video on Demand After Each Session

7:00-8:30 EST

25.00 per session in this series

Access the Archive Here

Christopher Naughton (host) is a former trial lawyer, producer/host of the Emmy®-award winning American Public Television (APT) program The American Law Journal, host of the NPR affiliate and Unity online New World Radio show and the author of the upcoming book America’s Next Great Awakening: A New American Revolution in Consciousness. 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER, 6th, 2:30-3:30 pm (UK Time)

“After: What Do Near-Death Experiences Mean for the Next Life – and for This Life? “

Beyond the Brain 2021 online event posterPresenters and Chairs:

Dr. Bruce Greyson, Prof Etzel Cardeña, Dr. Natalie Dyer, Dr. Peter Fenwick, Graham Hancock, Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell, David Lorimer, Dr. David Luke, Bruce Parry, Dr. Athena Potari, Dr. Oliver Robinson, Dr. Penny Sartori, Prof Marilyn Schlitz, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Prof Jessica Utts, Prof Caroline Watt

Register: Scroll to the bottom of  the “Beyond the Brain” webpage to register for this online event

 

  • November 3, 2021, Jim Tucker:  “The One Mind— ‘Mind Blowing’ Discoveries on the Nature of Life, Death & Consciousness”.

UVA DOPS Director_Jim Tucker, M.D.Christopher Naughton is the host of this series 

Jim Tucker was interviewed on November 3rd for this series 

Online Live Zoom Session.  Video on Demand After Each Session

25.00 per session in this series

Access the archive of the event Here

Christopher Naughton (host) is a former trial lawyer, producer/host of the Emmy®-award winning American Public Television (APT) program The American Law Journal, host of the NPR affiliate and Unity online New World Radio show and the author of the upcoming book America’s Next Great Awakening: A New American Revolution in Consciousness. 

About this Event:

Alumni, friends, and families joined the UVA Clubs program for an enlightening conversation with the Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), Dr. Jim B. Tucker, who gave a closer look at his work investigating more than 2,500 cases from around the world of children who report memories of previous lives. His work provides persuasive evidence that some children do, in fact, possess memories of previous lives. In his talk, Dr. Tucker addressed how this phenomenon affects our understanding of human consciousness.

Can Mind exist separate from Brain? Is there life after death?

These are the questions driving the research at DOPS, where researchers study the nature of consciousness in life and after death, testing the boundaries of prevailing science and shaping future scientific breakthroughs.

  • October 20th, 2021, Online EditionLGW’s Spirit and Science World Forum Dr. Jim Tucker discussed his research into children who have memories of a past life and participated in “LIFE AND DEATH IN DIALOGUE” with other colleagues and presenters at this conference.

LGW's Spirit and Science World EventWith the fraternal participation of renowned religious representatives, researchers, and scientists, the LGW Spirit and Science World Forum addressed fundamental aspects of life and profound questions such as: What happens after death? How can we explain memories of previous lives? This event originated in Brazil, but with an English option.

 

 

 

  • September 24th, 2021 Ed Kelly, Bruce Greyson, Jim Tucker, Emily Kelly et al: Scientific and Medical Network Presented: 

Consciousness Unbound: Liberating the Mind from the Tyranny of Materialism

Consciousness Unbound Conference Poster

In this online event, contributing authors from the SurSem Project convened to remotely to discuss concepts outlined in the newest SurSem collaborative book project:

Consciousness UnboundConsciousness Unbound-Liberating Mind from the Tyranny of Materialism-edited by Edward F. Kelly and Paul Marshall

What if consciousness is fundamental and even primary?

Join some of the leading researchers in the sciences and humanities for a series of round table discussions to launch the landmark volume Consciousness Unbound: Liberating Mind from the Tyranny of Materialism, initiated under the auspices of Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research and University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies.

 

 

  • September 9th, 8:00 am Grand Rounds-UVA School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics-Dr. Jim Tucker.

Dr. Jim Tucker presented”Children Who Report Memories of Previous Lives”, to the UVA School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. The audience was Medical Students, Medical Residents, and Department of Pediatrics Faculty members.

  • September 9th-12th, 2021, Nancy McLaughlin-Walter: International Remote Viewing Conference, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY.

Research into Altered-State Consciousness via Electroencephalography” 

Nancy McLaughlin-Walter presented the combined work of Dr. Ross Dunseath with The Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. Through the Discovery Mind Mirror program conducted at the Monroe Institute, two-channel electroencephalography data was collected during subjects’ altered states of consciousness during remote viewing targeting and out-of-body attempts. The data from three separate program times with over 100 trials on more than 50 subjects have been cleaned and analyzed. A summary of the data analysis results was presented along with anecdotal information regarding some of the exceptional subjects.

  • September 1-5th, 2021 IANDS 2021 Conference, (Online Event)

-September 4th, 2:00-2:40, Bruce Greyson delivered the IANDS Keynote Address: “From Research to Relevance”

-September 4th, 1:00-1:50, Kim Penberthy presented: “After Death Communications: Relevance, Impact, and Strategies to Engage”

-September 4th, 3:00-3:50, Marieta Pehlivanova presented: “Support After an NDE: Types, Benefits, and Barriers

  • August 17th, 2021, Chautauqua, NY  1:00 pm – 2:15

Dr. Bruce Greyson presented at the 2021 Chautauqua Institution 

Dr. Greyson’s  latest book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is the culmination of nearly half a century of Dr. Greyson’s scientific research.

  • June 17th, 2021, Virginia Festival of the Book-Shelf Life Series

Free Virtual Event,: “After-Dr. Bruce Greyson on Near-Death Experiences”. Facebook live: Virginia Festival of the Book.

“After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond”

This was Spiritual Awakenings International first online conference.  Renown experts and fascinating experiencers from around the world presented for this online event.

After book cover

Bruce GreysonPresenting for the Vail Symposium, Dr. Greyson discussed issues and challenges in his research of NDEs.

 

 

  • April 30th, 2021: IANDS Spring Symposium, Live Online Event:

Dr. Bruce Greyson: Keynote Speaker IANDS Spring Symposium, “Providing Care for Those Touched by Near-Death and Related Experiences: Ethical Best Practices”

Marieta Pehlivanova, PhD: Ethical Best Practice Recommendations for Responding to Near-Death & Related Experiencers.

Co-produced by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Scientific and Medical Network

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are profound experiences that frequently occur on the threshold of death. They include phenomena that are difficult if not impossible to reconcile with a materialistic view of the mind, such as enhanced thinking and perceptions while the brain is severely impaired, accurate perceptions from outside the physical body, and encounters with deceased persons not known to have died. Dr. Bruce Greyson has been studying NDEs for almost half a century. In this presentation, he shares some of his most important findings on the nature of life and death, illustrating his research data with captivating examples.

 

  • March 6th, 2021, Webinar 1:00-3:00 EST.

Bruce Greyson and his Book

Dr. Bruce Greyson will be launching his book: After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond. 

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

 

Past DOPS Events and Presentations: