Promotion of 'Human Potential Science'

Author: Yamamoto M
President, International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS) (National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2000
Other: Volume ID: 18 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 364-371 , Word Count: 151

Scientific research on 'human potential' is essential to nurturing human abilities, enhancement of natural healing power, promotion of preventive medicine and integrated healthcare, innovations of science and technology, and realization of mental richness of society and individuals. However, 'human potential' research has been put outside the mainstream of science, which has been targeted primarily on a material world. Paradigm shift is important for the twenty-first century; therefore, various activities have been carried out. From fiscal year 2000, the Japanese Government has begun to budget for creation of a new paradigm. The research themes are listed in the Appendix. In order for this field to be successful in the future, foundation of a special organization, provisionally called 'the Human Potential Science Institute' (Human PSI), is urgently needed. 'Human Potential Science' becomes more and more important. The author hopes that the interdisciplinary and international wisdom will be gathered for this field and the ISLIS.