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DocumentLos fenómenos parapsicológicos: Experiencias Psicológicas no convencionales2005

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 11/1998
Title:
1998 Grants
Start date: 1999-01 - 2005-12
Dimension/support:
11 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/1998
Title:
006 - A descriptive and correlational study of persons claiming spontaneous psi experiences
Duration: 1998-12 - 2001-12
Researcher(s):
Daniel Montanelli, Alejandro Parra
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports (2 copies)
Final report
Magazine "NOTÍCIAS" of Buenos Aires
Language: eng
Author:
Gómez Montanelli, D.
Secondary author(s):
Parra, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Spontaneous cases

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-006.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/1998
Title:
Los fenómenos parapsicológicos: Experiencias Psicológicas no convencionales
Publication year: 2005
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
spa
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A. (2005). Los fenómenos parapsicológicos: Experiencias Psicológicas no convencionales. In R. D. Alarcón, G. Mazzoti, y H. Nicolini Sánchez (Eds.), Psiquiatría (2a ed., pp. 187-193). México: El Manual Moderno/Organización Panamericana de la Salud.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Spontaneous cases / Anomalous experiences

DocumentTowards a discursive parapsychology: language and the laboratory study of anomalous communication2005

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-052
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2002
Title:
052 - A Qualitative Analysis of Rapport and Alignment in Experimenter-Subject Interaction in Ganzfeld Experiments
Duration: 2003-07 - 2004-08
Researcher(s):
Robin Wooffitt
Institution(s): Department of Sociology, University of York (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2004-55.01
Author: Wooffitt, R.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-052.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2002
Title:
Towards a discursive parapsychology: language and the laboratory study of anomalous communication
Publication year: 2005
URL:
http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/7754/
Contents: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=272&SID=Z1T1li1SW9lnlKPlMpq&page=1&doc=1
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In recent years there has been a change in attitudes among psychologists and social scientists towards ostensibly paranormal experiences in general, and parapsychological research in particular. Instead of seeking to endorse or debunk claims of paranormal experience, attention has shifted to the analysis of the broader psychological, social and cultural implications of reports of anomalous phenomena. This paper contributes to this trend by arguing for a discursive psychological study of interaction between experimenter and subject in parapsychology laboratory experiments. Parapsychological experiments rely on mundane interactional practices which invoke the relevance of, or make explicit reference to, psychological and parapsychological states. These laboratory interactions can be investigated by conversation-analytic-informed discursive psychology. Some preliminary observations on data from ganzfeld ESP experiments are offered to illustrate the range of empirical issues which may be explored. These concern the socially organized properties of reports of conscious imagery; the use of a psychological thesaurus as part of the experimenter’s work; and the management of affiliation in experimenter-subject interaction. These observations suggest that discursive psychological research can be undertaken despite the controversial status of evidence for extra-sensorimotor communication. The paper argues that the discursive psychological studies of interaction in parapsychological experiments can yield findings relevant to the concerns of both parapsychology and discursive psychology, and can contribute to methodological issues in the broader study of consciousness.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wooffitt, R.
Secondary author(s):
Allistone, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wooffitt, R., & Allistone, S. (2005). Towards a discursive parapsychology - Language and the laboratory study of anomalous communication. Theory & Psychology, 15(3), 325-355. doi: 10.1177/0959354305053218
2-year Impact Factor: 0.882|2005
Times cited: 8|2020-03-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Consciousness / Conversation analysis / Discursive psychology / Parapsychology

DocumentFinal report - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory2008

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
Title:
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
Dimension/support:
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-155
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2004
Title:
155 - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory
Duration: 2006-06 - 2009-07
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Nicola Holt
Institution(s): University College Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Paranormal belief / Transliminality / Cognitive processes / Attention / Consciousness / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-155.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2004
Title:
Final report - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory
Publication year: 2008
Abstract/Results:
RESULTS:
Filter theories of psi were explored in a modified Latent Inhibition (LI) paradigm (using a sender for psi conditions) which investigated the relationships between creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences, mental health and the processing of irrelevant stimuli. Study 1 found a significant LI effect but no psi effect. Creativity, positive schizotypy and belief in the paranormal (‘transliminality’) did not modulate the LI effect as hypothesised. However, meeting hypotheses, a significant psi-LI-like effect was obtained with highly transliminal participants. Study 2 explored the role of task complexity in a female only sample. The LI effect was present with an ordinary but not with a high masking task load. For the psi condition there were higher learning scores in both the ordinary and complex masking task conditions (independently significant for ordinary load only). Study 3 compared learning across different types of pre-exposure: no-pre-exposure (NPE); pre-exposure of perceptual stimulus (PE); pre-exposure of both perceptual and psi stimulus (PE+?PE); pre-exposure of psi-stimulus (?PE) and micro-exposure of perceptual stimulus (microPE). Learning Scores for MicroPE only differed significantly from NPE. All forms of pre-exposure slowed rather than hastened learning. Only learning in the PE and PE+?PE correlated significantly with personality measures, and high scorers were slower in PE. A cluster analysis supported the construct of the Happy Schizotype, who believes in the paranormal, is mentally healthy and creative. This profile (only) also appeared to show a significant psi effect.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
The final report contains in attachment papers published or submitted for publication
Author: Holt, N.
Secondary author(s):
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Anomalous experiences / Paranormal belief / Transliminality / Cognitive processes / Assessment

Final report - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory

Final report - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory

DocumentInterpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14780880903304550#.Ui2vAmxdYq4
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Much contemporary research on anomalous experiences has been focused on issues of confirming the authenticity of the phenomena, or to determine the underlying processes by which these phenomena may manifest themselves. This research has largely been nomothetic in nature relying mainly on laboratory experiments and/or questionnaire surveys. Traditionally, however, there has existed a third strand of exploration in this field of study–phenomenological research—which in recent times has been somewhat overlooked in this field of work. In an attempt to redress this shortcoming, the authors propose the use of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to research anomalous experience. IPA possesses strong theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and a focus on describing and interpreting the process, intricacy and novelty of personal experience. The authors argue that IPA appears ideally suited as a method of qualitative investigation to address important fundamental research questions posed by the study of anomalous experiences.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2010). Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 7(1), 57-72. doi: 10.1080/14780880903304550
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Near-death experience / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Qualitative methods

Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences

Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences

DocumentFinal report - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences2011

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2008
Title:
044 - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences
Duration: 2009-04 - 2012-01
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ian Tierney
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Unpublished documents (Abstracts of conference proceedings)
Language: eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Tierney, I.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Spontaneous cases

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-044.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2008
Title:
Final report - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa4408_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
A three-year study was conducted as the first systematic test of von Lucadou’s Model of Pragmatic Information using spontaneous reports of RSPK-type Anomalous Experiences. The study involved collaboration amongst over 60 European centres for parapsychological research and individual researchers. Following 43 referrals, a total of 17 cases passed the initial screening process, and 14 completed the full study, six of which were in the 'documented' group. The Europsi project was successful in creating a network of collaborators active in parapsychology and clinical parapsychology, and facilitated communication amongst that group. The study website operated successfully, as the rejection rate was consistent with that predicted from previous research. Analysis of the two formal study hypotheses did not provide support for the predictions of the MPI, and it was concluded that this aspect of the research was of limited success due to low statistical power. Debriefing revealed that some collaborators reported a dramatic drop in the frequency of contacts from the public, which they largely attributed to the burgeoning popularity of amateur 'ghost' investigation groups and the ease with which the internet allowed such groups to be located. They also reported that in cases where the callers were in distress, they felt reluctant to delay assisting the caller by referring them to the study. All respondents indicated a willingness to continue to refer cases to the study website.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Tierney, I.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Anomalous experiences

Final report - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences

Final report - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences

DocumentA scientific test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European cases of anomalous experience2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

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Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2008
Title:
044 - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences
Duration: 2009-04 - 2012-01
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ian Tierney
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Unpublished documents (Abstracts of conference proceedings)
Language: eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Tierney, I.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Spontaneous cases

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-044.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2008
Title:
A scientific test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European cases of anomalous experience
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/02/2010_pa_convention_abstracts_and_program.pdf
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Language:
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This document is an appendix to the final report.
Author: Tierney, I.
Secondary author(s):
Watt, C.
Document type:
Abstract book
Reference:
Tierney, I., & Watt, C. (2010). A scientific test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European cases of anomalous experience. In N. Holt (Ed.), 53rd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association: Abstracts of Presented Papers (p. 42). Parapsychological Association: Paris, France.
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Keywords: Parapsychology / Model of pragmatic information / Anomalous experiences

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DocumentFinal report - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
054 - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences
Duration: 2007-09 - 2010-10
Researcher(s):
Devin Blair Terhune, Etzel Cardeña
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
5 Articles (published or submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Terhune, D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Cardeña, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Cognitive processes / Consciousness / Personality factors / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-054.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
Final report - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa5406_21122011.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
The goal of this project was to examine whether there are discrete subtypes of highly suggestible individuals and to explore the relevance of these subtypes for the occurrence and expression of anomalous perceptual experiences. We conducted a series of studies to test predictions derived from typological models that assert that highly suggestible individuals are comprised of dissociative and imagery/fantasy subtypes who experience hypnosis and hypnotic suggestions through different mechanisms. These subtypes are also expected to report differential patterns of anomalous perceptual experiences.
Our studies provide clear, but qualified, support for the typological models and illustrate the importance of dissociation and hypnotic suggestibility for our understanding of anomalous experiences. Three studies yielded complementary evidence for a dissociative highly suggestible subtype that experienced greater spontaneous alterations in awareness and poorer cognitive control during hypnosis, and greater involuntariness during hypnotic responding and a second subtype that exhibited milder alterations in consciousness and marginally superior cognitive control during hypnosis, and strong baseline imagery. Our fourth study found that the two subtypes differed from low suggestible individuals, but not one another, in self-reported state dissociation and functional connectivity, as measured by EEG, during hypnosis. In a final study, we found that the dissociative subtype reported a greater amount and diversity of anomalous perceptual experiences. The results cumulatively provide support for proposals that there are distinct subtypes of highly suggestible individuals but also point to the importance of similarities in this population.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Terhune, D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Cardeña, E.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Hypnotic susceptibility / Hypnosis / Dissociation / Executive function / Anomalous experiences

Final report - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences

Final report - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences

DocumentDifferential patterns of spontaneous phenomenological response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis2009

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
054 - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences
Duration: 2007-09 - 2010-10
Researcher(s):
Devin Blair Terhune, Etzel Cardeña
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
5 Articles (published or submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Terhune, D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Cardeña, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Cognitive processes / Consciousness / Personality factors / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-054.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
Differential patterns of spontaneous phenomenological response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.theassc.org/files/assc/assc13_abstracts_screen.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous research indicates that individuals exhibit heterogeneous patterns of spontaneous experiences following a hypnotic induction. Such variability is explained in part by hypnotic suggestibility but is also present among highly suggestible individuals. Typological models have proposed that highly suggestible individuals are comprised of dissimilar types of respondents who differ in multiple dimensions of hypnotic responding. This study sought to discern phenomenological classes from the spontaneous experiential responses to a hypnotic induction and to assess whether experiential variability among highly suggestible individuals conforms to a typological pattern. Six hundred and forty individuals experienced the Waterloo-Stanford Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form C ( wsgc; Bowers, 1998 ), which consists of a hypnotic induction followed by a series of suggestions. a two-minute resting epoch was embedded within the wsgc. Participants retrospectively completed the Phenomenology of Consciousness
Inventory ( pci; Pekala, 1991 ) in reference to their experiences during the resting epoch. Five phenomenological state factors derived from the pci ( dissociated control, positive affect, negative affect, visual imagery, and attention to internal processes) were submitted to a latent profile analysis. The fit indices and likelihood ratio tests of multiple models were contrasted and participants were assigned to a class on the basis of the posterior probabilities of the best fitting model. A four-class model exhibited the strongest fit to the data. The first and second classes were comprised of individuals from all levels of hypnotic suggestibility, whereas the third and fourth classes were comprised of only low and medium suggestible individuals. Highly suggestible individuals were divided evenly between the first and second classes, which differed in negative affect, dissociative experiences, and attentional absorption. These results indicate that highly suggestible individuals do not exhibit a homogeneous experiential response pattern to a hypnotic induction and provide support for typological models of high hypnotic suggestibility.
References: Bowers, K.S. ( 1998 ). Waterloo-Stanford Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form C: Manual and response booklet. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 46, 250 – 268.
Pekala, R.J. ( 1991 ). The Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory. West Chester, pa: Mid-Atlantic Educational Institute, Inc.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Terhune, D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Cardeña, E.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Terhune, D. B., & Cardeña, E. (2009). Differential patterns of spontaneous phenomenological response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis. Abstract of the Annual Meeting of the 13th Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (pp. 264-266). Berlin, Germany: ASSC.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Paranormal / Hypnotic susceptibility / Anomalous experiences / Typology / Latent profile analysis / Dissociative experiences / Negative affect / Attentional absorption

Differential patterns of spontaneous phenomenological response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis

Differential patterns of spontaneous phenomenological response to a hypnotic induction: A latent profile analysis

DocumentHeterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
054 - Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences
Duration: 2007-09 - 2010-10
Researcher(s):
Devin Blair Terhune, Etzel Cardeña
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
5 Articles (published or submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Terhune, D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Cardeña, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Cognitive processes / Consciousness / Personality factors / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-054.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Highly suggestible individuals exhibit considerable heterogeneity. A number of models have proposed that there is a dissociative highly suggestible subtype. This project tested predictions of these models and examined whether different highly suggestible subtypes display different patterns of anomalous perceptual experiences.
The first study investigated whether there are discrete subtypes of highly suggestible participants with a latent profile analysis of spontaneous phenomenological responses during hypnosis. The analysis suggested two subtypes, an inward-attention and a dissociative subtype. The former experienced greater alterations in awareness and volition, whereas the latter experienced greater attention and more vivid imagery.
The second study examined whether the two subtypes differ in hypnotic responding and cognitive functioning. High dissociative highly suggestible (HDHS) participants were more responsive to positive and negative hallucination suggestions and experienced greater involuntariness during hypnotic responding than low dissociative highly suggestible (LDHS) participants. HDHS participants exhibited impaired working memory capacity, whereas LDHS participants displayed superior object visual imagery. The two subtypes didn’t differ in general psychopathology, but HDHS participants exhibited greater levels of pathological fantasizing.
The third study tested the prediction that a hypnotic induction would differentially impact executive attention in the different HS subtypes types. HDHS participants exhibited impaired cognitive control during hypnosis relative to the control condition, whereas low suggestible (LS) and LDHS participants displayed marginally superior cognitive control during hypnosis.
The fourth study examined the neural basis for differential levels of state dissociation among LDHS and HDHS participants. HDHS participants exhibited marginally greater state dissociation during hypnosis than the other two groups. We also evaluated the relationship between this finding and measures of electrocortical synchronization.
The fifth study examined whether the typological models can yield insights into the expression and prevalence of anomalous perceptual experiences. The HDHS participants were found to consistently report a greater incidence of anomalous experiences.
These studies indicate that there are different subtypes of highly suggestible individuals who exhibit dissimilar cognitive and phenomenological profiles.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Terhune, D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Cardeña, E.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Terhune, D. B., & Cardeña, E. (2010). Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 210). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Hypnotic susceptibility / Hypnosis / Dissociation / Executive function / Anomalous experiences

Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences

Heterogeneity in high hypnotic suggestibility and its implications for the study of anomalous experiences

DocumentFinal report - Trance: Cortical representations2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-050
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
050 - Trance: Cortical representations
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Alessandra Ghinato Mainieri, Julio Fernando Prieto Peres, Alexander Moreira de Almeida, Ute Habel, Nils Kohn
Institution(s): Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article (in preparation)
Language: eng
Author:
Mainieri, A.
Secondary author(s):
Peres, J. F., Moreira-Almeida, A., Habel, U., Kohn, N.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Trance / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-050.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
Final report - Trance: Cortical representations
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa50-10_03012014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Evidence has shown that there are high levels of psychotic experiences in the general population, often not related to mental disorders. We investigated the neural correlates of psychotic experiences in healthy spiritual mediums. An fMRI study was developed with 8 healthy mediums and 6 controls. The mediums entered in mediumistic trance state using a standardized manner; in a control condition they were instructed to re-enact the same mediumistic experience that they had during trance condition but in a non-trance state. Both groups took part in a resting state session. The data was analysed using model-based (GLM) and model-free analysis (ICA). Vivid mediumistic state and deep level of spiritual connection reported by the mediums during trance were associated with stronger activation areas related to sensory and attentional networks compared to re-enaction and rest: lateral occipital cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, temporal pole, middle temporal gyrus and orbitofrontal cortex. We also observed increased functional connectivity within the regions of sensory and auditory resting state networks for mediumistic state compared to control condition. The default mode network (DMN) was identified in all conditions. However, we did not find any change in connectivity within the regions of DMN. Increased activation in cortical sensory and attentional areas during mediumistic state and preserved functional connectivity within the DMN regions might reflect an expression of the non-pathological nature of psychotic experiences in mediums. Possible neural correlates for the generation of sensory experience in the absence of external stimulation are discussed in the context of pathological and non-pathological psychotic experiences.
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Copyright/Reproduction:
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Language:
eng
Author:
Mainieri, A.
Secondary author(s):
Peres, J. F., Moreira-Almeida, A., Habel, U., Kohn, N.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Psychophysiology / Trance / Meditation / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) / Altered states of consciousness / Psychotic experiences / Spiritual experience / Anomalous experiences

Final report - Trance: Cortical representations

Final report - Trance: Cortical representations

DocumentAn interpretative phenomenological analysis of synchronicity in therapy2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-082
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
082 - An investigation into the prevalence and phenomenology of synchronicity experiences in the clinical setting
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-07
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Conference presentation
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-082.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
An interpretative phenomenological analysis of synchronicity in therapy
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/4691/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Attempts to explain synchronicity experiences by mainstream science argue that believers in the paranormal are more prone to seeing meaningful patterns in randomness (Blackmore & Moore, 1994) or underestimate the probability of their occurring by chance (Brugger et al, 1993). However, empirical studies testing these theories have found mixed results. Brugger, Landis, and Regard (1990) found a moderate correlation between belief in the paranormal and subjective frequency of coincidences, whereas others have found no differences between believers and sceptics in terms of probability misjudgement (Blackmore, 1997; Bressan, 2002). Regardless of whether synchronicity experiences are associated with a belief in the paranormal or are indeed random events, a large body of literature exists that claims synchronicity experiences (meaningful coincidence between an inner event and an external event occurring simultaneously or at a future point in time) frequently occur in clinical settings, especially in psychotherapeutic settings, and that they can promote personal growth (Jung, 1952; Keutzer, 1984; Nachman, 2009). For example, there have been occurrences where the therapist has dreamt information about the client that is later verified as correct (Ehrenwald, 1948; Orloff, 1996) or where the therapeutic setting becomes part of the synchronistic event, the most notable being the Scarab beetle scenario (cf. Jung, 1952). However, there has been limited systematic research that has explored the phenomenology of synchronicity experiences in different therapeutic settings. This is surprising given that such experiences could have implications for the therapeutic relationship, the clinical outcome, and models of psi.
The study reported in this paper investigated the process and nature of synchronicity experiences from the perspective of the ‘therapist’. A qualitative study using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA; Smith, 2009) explored the phenomenology of synchronicity experiences by interviewing a purposive sample of ‘therapists’ who report such experiences in their therapeutic sessions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with three counsellors, three psychologists and three psychotherapists and focused on how synchronicity experiences are interpreted, what features influence these interpretations, how participants make sense of these experiences, and whether synchronicity experiences were perceived to be useful in therapy.
Three super-ordinate themes were identified that illuminate how participants interpret, understand, and deal with synchronicity experiences in therapy: ‘Sense of connectedness’, ‘Therapeutic process’, and ‘Professional issues’. Most participants commented on how their experience of synchronicity in the therapeutic setting was a profound moment that facilitated growth in their clients and resulted in a stronger therapeutic relationship. These super-ordinate themes also have nine constituent subthemes which will be reported at the conference alongside participant extracts to demonstrate how they are grounded in the data and as a way of validating interpretations. Anomalous experiences that occur in the clinical setting are an important consideration for mental health professionals and parapsychologists as findings add to our knowledge of a growing area termed ‘clinical parapsychology’ or ‘counselling for anomalous experiences’ and point to the need for a more integrative approach to therapy that acknowledges anomalous experiences as subjectively real for the client and therapist
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Document type:
Online abstract
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C. (2012, September). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of synchronicity in therapy. Paper presented at the 36th Society for Psychical Research (SPR) International Annual Conference, Northampton, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/4691/
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Synchronicity / Meaningful coincidence / Clinical setting / Mental health professionals / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Anomalous experiences

DocumentA Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2008
Title:
044 - A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences
Duration: 2009-04 - 2012-01
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ian Tierney
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Unpublished documents (Abstracts of conference proceedings)
Language: eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Tierney, I.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Spontaneous cases

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-044.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2008
Title:
A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: A three-year study conducted the first systematic test of von Lucadou’s Model of
Pragmatic Information using spontaneous reports of Anomalous Experiences (AEs) of the
Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis (RSPK)-type. The study also aimed to stimulate collaboration
amongst European centres for parapsychological research and individual researchers.
Method: Using a waiting-list design, collaborators asked members of the public who presented
with AEs to participate in the web-based questionnaire study before detailed discussion about
their AE. According to von Lucadou’s Model, it was predicted that those randomly-selected cases
that were viewed and documented in detail would show a reduction or change in AEs, compared
to those that were never viewed and documented. The first year of the research programme, from
December 2008, involved preparation of the study website and materials, and recruitment and
briefing of collaborators. Ultimately, 16 different countries were represented. There was then a
two-year period of data collection, which ended in September 2011. Rate of referrals to the study
was considerably lower than estimated at the outset on the basis of initial contacts with potential
collaborators.
Results: Following 43 referrals, a total of 17 cases passed the initial screening process, and 14
completed the full study, six of which were in the 'documented' group. Analysis of the two formal
study hypotheses did not provide support for the predictions of the MPI, indeed results tended in
the direction opposite to that predicted.
Conclusion: The Europsi project was successful in creating a network of collaborators active in
parapsychology and clinical parapsychology, and facilitated communication amongst that group.
The study website operated successfully, as the rejection rate was consistent with that predicted
from previous research. The formal test of the MPI was of limited success due to low statistical
power.
Discussion: Debriefing revealed that some collaborators reported a dramatic drop in the frequency
of contacts from the public, which they largely attributed to the burgeoning popularity of amateur
'ghost' investigation groups and the ease with which the internet allowed such groups to be
located. They also reported that in cases where the callers were in distress, they felt reluctant to
delay assisting the caller by referring them to the study. All respondents indicated a willingness to
continue to refer cases to the study website.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Tierney, I.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Watt, C., & Tierney, I. (2012). A Test of the Model of Pragmatic Information using European Cases of Anomalous Experiences. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 21/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Model of pragmatic information / Recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis (RSPK) / Anomalous experiences

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DocumentFinal report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
223 - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Duration: 2011-09 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, Ferrell Carpenter
Institution(s): University of West Georgia (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L., Carpenter, F.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Personality factors / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Final report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa22310.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
1628 people (63% female; age range 18-80+) began the survey. Types of synaesthesia varied in incidence and occur under a variety of circumstances. The Synaesthesia Experiences Questionnaire (SEQ) was not normally distributed. It was internally reliable (Cronbach’s a = .98) and loaded onto 1 factor. SEQ scores correlated with Anomalous Experiences Inventory scores, rho= .49, p< .0001. Those who have traditional paranormal experiences scored higher on the SEQ than non-experiencers. SEQ scores correlated with positive schizotypy, rho= .46, p= .001. There was no systematic relationship between synaesthesia and well-being. This relationship appears to be mediated by schizotypy cluster membership. Twenty-seven synaesthetes (3 male and 24 female, age range 18-70) were age and gender matched to 27 controls. Each completed the SEQ, the TimeStyleTM inventory (Fortunato & Furey, 2011), the synaesthesia subscale of the Tellegen Absorption Scale, Bem’s precognitive memory task (2011), a Mental time travel task (D’Argenbeau & Van Der Linden, 2004) and an interview. There was no evidence for psi in the combined group (d = .05), the controls (d= -.014) or the synaesthetes (d= -.00). Neither the difference in scoring between synaesthetes and controls or correlation between scoring on the SEQ and psi were significant. Synaesthetic associators scored higher on psi than projectors (z= -2.00, p= .047; post hoc). Future thinking correlated with scoring on the SEQ, rho = .35, p =.011 but not with psi. Past thinking correlated with psi (r = -.277, p= .043). Mental time travel did not relate to psi but some variables were stronger in synaesthetes. An IPA suggests that ability to represent is important in synaesthesia and anomalous experiences.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Synesthesia / Anomalous experiences / Psychometry / Schizotypy / Parapsychological experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) performance / Mental health / Mental time travel / Time Style TM

Final report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences

Final report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences

DocumentThe relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences: Research Brief2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
223 - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Duration: 2011-09 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, Ferrell Carpenter
Institution(s): University of West Georgia (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L., Carpenter, F.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Personality factors / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
The relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences: Research Brief
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/30/2012_abstracts_of_the_parapsychological_association_convention.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Several authors have observed that there is a relationship between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. In addition, there is evidence that those who are psychometrically anomaly-prone (e.g., high scorers on positive schizotypy and boundary thinness) may be more likely to experience synesthesia. To date, however, the literature is sparse in terms of the explicit exploration of the relationships between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. It is also the case that most researchers have employed the Synesthesia subscale of the Tellegen Absorption scale to assess synesthetic experiences in the general population which has some limitations. This study also explores the idea that synesthesia may be associated with ESP performance as some attributes of strong synesthesia (consiousness binding, a greater ability to consciously perceive weak stimuli and better episodic memory and visual-spatial skills for some forms of synesthesia) may be psi-conducive. An online survey (executed via SurveyMonkey) is currently exploring the incidence and distribution of the synesthesias in a self-selected sample, and the relationship between the synesthesias, personality, mental health and anomalous experiences (including a new extensive measure of synesthetic experiences). A second study is exploring group differences between 25 strong synesthetes and 25 matched control participants on memory (a mental time travel task), orientation to time (scores on the Time Styles inventory TM) and performance at Bem‘s precognitive memory task. Correlations will also be undertaken between Time Styles inventoryTM scores and precognitive memory performance and between mental time travel ability and precognitive memory performance. Open-ended interviews exploring the relationship between synesthesia and anomalous experiences are also being conducted.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L.
Document type:
Abstract book
Reference:
Simmonds-Moore, C., Alvarado, C. S., & Zingrone, N. L. (2012). The relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences: Research Brief. In C. S. Alvarado (Ed.), Abstracts of presented papers: The Parapsychological Association 55th Annual Convention (pp. 54-55). Durham, NC: Parapsychological Association.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Synesthesia / Anomalous experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) performance / Mental health / Mental time travel / Time Style TM / Precognitive memory

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Poster

Abstract

Abstract

DocumentExploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
223 - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Duration: 2011-09 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, Ferrell Carpenter
Institution(s): University of West Georgia (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L., Carpenter, F.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Personality factors / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2012CCS_BookofAbstracts_forweb2012.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Dr. Simmonds-Moore will discuss the idea that synesthesia (or the synesthesias) may underpin a variety of anomalous experiences, including ESP. For example, several authors have explored the idea that synesthesia may be associted with anomalous experiences (including the aura and out of body experiences). In addition, those who are psychometrically anomaly-prone (scoring high on personality dimensions which are more likely to report anomalous experiences, score high on measures of paranormal belief and potentially to score higher on laboratory based measures of ESP; namely positive schizotypy and related variables) may be more likely to experience synesthesia. However, the literature is sparse in terms of the explicit exploration of the relationships between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. In addition, where researchers have considered these relationships, they have often employed the Synesthesia subscale of the Tellegen Absorption scale to assess synesthetic experiences in the general population, which has some limitations. There are several features associated with synesthesia which suggest that strong synesthetes may perform better at a laboratory based ESP test (including consiousness binding, a greater ability to consciously perceive weak stimuli and better episodic memory and visual-spatial skills for some forms of synesthesia). An ongoing two-part research project will be described which will examine the relationship between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. In an online survey investigation, a synesthesia questionnaire has been developed to measure the full range of these types of experience. Respondents will also complete questionnaires about their anomalous experiences (including ESP experiences), personality and mental health. This will allow for a systematic evaluation of the incidence of the synesthesias and the relationship between synesthesia and anomaly-proneness in the general population. In a second investigation, a laboratory experiment will investigate the idea that those who are strong synesthetes may perform better at an ESP task and that they may have better episodic and other memory ability than other people, which may underpin ESP ability. This study will compare performance on a mental time travel task and on a version of Bem’s precognitive memory task to compare performance between synesthetes and a group of matched controls.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L.
Document type:
Abstract book
Reference:
Simmonds-Moore, C., Alvarado, C. S., & Zingrone, N. L. (2012). Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences. In Abstract Book of the 10th Biennial Toward a Science of Consciousness (pp. 204-205). Tucson, AZ: Center for Consciousness Studies
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Synesthesia / Anomalous experiences / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP) performance / Mental health / Mental time travel / Time Style TM / Precognitive memory

Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences

Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences

DocumentExploring ways of manipulating anomalous experiences for mental health and transcendence2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
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Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
Title:
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
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25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-155
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2004
Title:
155 - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory
Duration: 2006-06 - 2009-07
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Nicola Holt
Institution(s): University College Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Paranormal belief / Transliminality / Cognitive processes / Attention / Consciousness / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-155.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2004
Title:
Exploring ways of manipulating anomalous experiences for mental health and transcendence
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.spr.ac.uk/main/publication/exceptional-experience-and-health-essays-mind-body-and-human-potential
Abstract/Results: BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The study of the effect of "exceptional" experiences and beliefs on health--including anomalous, placebo, or hypnotic healing and mystical, religious, transpersonal, and creative experiences--has expanded and gained wider acceptance. This collection of essays explores the nature of mind, its impact on the body, and the relationship between "exceptional" experiences and physical health, mental health, and the potential for other types of perception. Examining the influence of spiritual practices, different types of mental imagery, and the practice of alternative healing methods such as reiki and johrei, the pieces propose ways of harnessing positive potential and encourage the expansion of mental health practice to include the full range of exceptional experiences. By normalizing experiences that are often pathologized, this book recognizes that exceptional human experiences can and do have value for physical and mental health.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Simmonds-Moore, C. (2012). Exploring ways of manipulating anomalous experiences for mental health and transcendence. In C. Simmonds-Moore (Ed.), Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on Mind, Body and Human Potential (pp.171-195), Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Mental health / Transcendence

DocumentAnomalous Experiences and Boundary Thinness in the Mind and Brain2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
Title:
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
Dimension/support:
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-155
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2004
Title:
155 - Creativity, schizotypy, paranormal experiences and mental health: developing a new cognitive-parapsychological paradigm for the assessment of PSI performance in the laboratory
Duration: 2006-06 - 2009-07
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Nicola Holt
Institution(s): University College Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Paranormal belief / Transliminality / Cognitive processes / Attention / Consciousness / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-155.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2004
Title:
Anomalous Experiences and Boundary Thinness in the Mind and Brain
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/contents-2.php?id=978-0-7864-4398-7
Abstract/Results: BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Thirteen essays on the psychology and parapsychology of anomalous experience explore a range of phenomena, including extrasensory perception, haunting experiences, apparitions, alien contacts, seance room activity, and out-of-body experiences. The contributors are Daryl J. Bem, Etzel Cardena, Jezz Fox, Rachel Fox, Christopher C. French, Victoria Hamilton, Craig D. Murray, Ciaran O’Keeffe, Steve Parsons, Chris A. Roe, Julia Santomauro, Simon J. Sherwood, Christine Simmonds-Moore, Paul Stevens, Michael Thalbourne, Caroline Watt, Richard Wiseman and Robin Wooffitt.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Simmonds-Moore, C. (2010). Anomalous Experiences and Boundary Thinness in the Mind and Brain. In M. D. Smith (Ed.) Anomalous Experiences. Essays from Parapsychological and Psychological Perspectives (pp. 177-206). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Mind / Brain

DocumentAquém e além do cérebro: 1º Simpósio da Fundação Bial

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/E
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: Documentation and Information Center
History: Books that are part of the documentation center

Reference code: PT/FB/E/032
Title: Aquém e além do cérebro: 1º Simpósio da Fundação Bial
Número de inventário: M-0033
Local: Porto
Publisher: Fundação Bial
Date: 1997
Pag., vols.: 263 p.
Illustration: il.
Dimension/support: 24 cm
Accessibility: Document exists in archive
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
por / eng
Edition:
1ª ed.
Collection: (Bial ; 17)
Document type: Conference proceedings
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Altered states of consciousness / Cognition / Brain and behavior / Pain / Communication / Anomalous experiences

DocumentCognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

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Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
008 - Hallucination experience and psi (Phase II): New psychological, psychopathological, psychophysiological and transcultural approach
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Romina Ileana Mielgo, Irma Juana Caputo
Institution(s): Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Facultad de Psicología, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Mielgo, R., Caputo, I.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-008.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Cognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2013
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A. (2013). Cognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences. North American Journal of Psychology, 15(3), 405-412.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Empathy

Cognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences

Cognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences

DocumentExamen correlacional entre experiencias anómalo/paranormales, disociación, absorción y propensidad a la fantasía: exploracion sobre una muestra de estudiantes2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-051
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
051 - Hallucination Experience and PSI: A psychological, psychopathological, psychophysiological and transcultural approach
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Luis Santiago Espinoza Paul
Institution(s): Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Facultad de Psicologia, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Conference proceedings (7th Psi Meeting)
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Espinoza Paul, L.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hallucinations / Personality factors / Anomalous cognition/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-051.34
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Examen correlacional entre experiencias anómalo/paranormales, disociación, absorción y propensidad a la fantasía: exploracion sobre una muestra de estudiantes
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.aidep.org/03_ridep/p_ridep.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Three hypotheses are tested. People who has a number of paranormal/anomalous experiences have a higher capacity for dissociation, absorption, and fantasy proneness than non¬-experients. These hypothesis were supported the mean for experients was significantly higher than for non experients. Five hundred sixty undergraduate students, 76% females and 24% males (age range 17-57), completed four scales: the Dissociative Experiences Scale, Tellegen Absorption Scale, Creative Experiences Questionnaire, and Paranormal Experiences Questionnaire. Experients scored higher on dissociation, absorption and fantasy proneness than non experients. Probably the present findings are reasonably representative of people who are not actively interested in paranormal phenomena, but many of these kind of experience reach predictable emotional reactions such as amazement, surprise, curiosity and puzzlement, and fear. On the other hand, some people are disturbed by psychic experiences and may need counseling, such as precognitive dreams, telepathy, poltergeist, perception of lights, out-of-the-body experiences, past lives memories, spiritual contacts, and mediumship. This study demonstrated the viability of adopting a psychological approach to better understand the anomalous/paranormal experiences.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
spa
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A. (2010). Examen correlacional entre experiencias anómalo/paranormales, disociación, absorción y propensidad a la fantasía: exploracion sobre una muestra de estudiantes. Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnóstico y Evaluación Psicológica, 29(2), 77-96.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Paranormal experiences / Absorption / Dissociative experiences / Fantasy proneness

Correlational examination between paranormal/anomalous experiences, dissociation, absorption and fantasy proneness: survey on a undergraduate student sample

Correlational examination between paranormal/anomalous experiences, dissociation, absorption and fantasy proneness: survey on a undergraduate student sample