Welcoming address of the Vice-President (External Affairs) at the opening ceremonies of the 14th World Congress of Psychophysiology – The Olympics of the Brain – I.O.P. 2008

Welcoming address of the Vice-President (External Affairs) at the opening ceremonies of the 14th World Congress of Psychophysiology – The Olympics of the Brain – I.O.P. 2008

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  ELSEVIE R INTERN TION L JOURN L OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY International Journal of Psychophysiology 39 (2000) 7-8 www.elseviernl/locate/i.ipsychfl Vice-presidential address Welcoming Address of the Vice-president (External Affairs) at the 10th World Congress of Psychophysiology, IOP2000 Giuseppe August0 Chiarema Department o Child and Adolescent Neuvopsychiatry, Azienda Ospedalieva, G. Salvini Rho Hospital, Covso Euvopa 250, 2001 7 Rho, Italy Received 16 May 2000; accepted 23 May 2000 Recently (1998), in Taormina we celebrated, during the IXth World Congress of IOP, the preparation towards the end of the XXth century and the millennium, which occurs now with the Xth World Congress of Psychophysiology in Syd- ney. What was considered in the past to be merely philosophical now became purely scientific and testable because of the science of psychophysi- ology. It goes without saying that it was in this last century that we witnessed the most significant discoveries that gave major propulsion to the birth and development of psychophysiology. Bleuler (1924) set the fundaments of psychiatry and in the same decade Berger (1929) discovered the EEG. Since those discoveries a rich and excit- ing adventure has begun for the investigation and understanding the physiological manifestation of the complex interaction between brain and behav- E-mail address: rhosp@tin.it G.A. Chiarenza). Vice-president, (External Affairs), International Organiza- tion of Psychophysiology, Associated with the United Nations (New York). ior. However, it was after the second half of this century with the growth of sound scientific thinking in medical sciences that emerged a tech- nological revolution which concomitantly con- tributed to the most exciting and effervescent growth of psychophysiology. During this period, Grey Walter poetically remarked feel the thrill of discovery and participate in one of the exciting phase of the human drama . Psychophysiology has developed as interdisciplinary subject, using in- creasingly more innovative and refined method- ologies both in basic and clinical research, with the participation of psychophysiologists who at the same time are specialists in neurology, psychi- atry, neurosurgery, physiology, psychology and re- lated sciences. The spirit of this integration is fully reflected in the Constitution and By-Laws of IOP since its foundation in 1982 (IOP, 1982). The IOP, as a truly international organization, accepts qualified individual members from all over the world without discrimination of race, religion, and political ideology. IOP has also the legal authority to accredit and affiliate national societies of psy- 0167-8760/00/ see front matter 000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. PII: S 0 16 7 8 7 6 0 0 0) 0 0 14 8 3  8 G A Chiarenza /International Journal o Psychophysiology 39 2000) 7 8 chophysiology as national chapters of IOP in dif- ferent countries. Therefore, affiliation to IOP means that national societies which obtain ac- creditation attain a legally recognized status within the world network of psychophysiology and neurosciences, which otherwise would not have been possible without the World Aegis of IOP. The importance of this integration under the aegis of IOP associated with the United Nations is of tremendous importance for the development of psychophysiology to the benefit of worldwide civilizations. This is the world spirit of IOP. I wish that this spirit will hover during this 10th World Congress of IOP and embrace you all and remain with you for the years to come. Acknowledgements This Vice-presidential Address was presented at the Opening Ceremonies of the 10th World Congress of Psychophysiology (8-13 February 2000, Sydney, Australia). References Berger, H, 1929. Ueber das elektrenkephalogram des men- Bleuler, E, 1924. Textbook of Psychiatry. MacMillan, New IOP, 1982. Constitution and By-Laws of the International schen. Arch. Psychiat. Nervenkr. 87, 527-570. York. Organization of Psychophysiology.
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