14th International IONS Conference

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than 80 technical papers and 10 books, including Morphic Resonance (2009). He was a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, a research fellow of the Royal Society and, until 2010, director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge.


Presentations by Rupert Sheldrake

Thursday Pre-Conference Institute:

T1 Morphic Resonance, Collective Memory, and the Extended Mind

Exploring the hypotheses of morphic resonance, this workshop discusses the possibility that our memories are not stored inside our heads; instead, our brains may be more like TV receivers than video recorders. From this perspective, we consider ways in which collective memory links us and other species. Sheldrake makes the case that plants and animals inherit their forms and instincts by morphic fields rather than through genes. He will explain and discuss these radical scientific ideas and show how they connect with our own experience.

Thursday Evening Plenary:

The Art of Intuition

Most people report they can sense when they are being stared at or will think of someone for no apparent reason who then calls. And many dogs and cats seem to know when their owners are coming home. Is there a connection? Sheldrake will show how to research these and other mysteries of everyday life.

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