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DocumentFinal report - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system2002

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-024
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2000
Title:
024 - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system
Duration: 2001-05 - 2003-05
Researcher(s):
Mathew D. Smith, Jezz Fox, Carl Williams
Institution(s): Liverpool Hope University College (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report (2 copies)
5 CDs with DigiGanz software - 2 CDs for Mac OS X, 2 CDs for PC and 1 CD (DigiGanz V.1.0.0) with user manual.
DigiGanz v1.0.0 manual (unpublished document)
Language: eng
Author:
Smith, M.
Secondary author(s):
Fox, J., Williams, C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-024.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2000
Title:
Final report - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1081786407bolsa2400.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We proposed to develop a digital autoganzfeld testing system in order to replicate and extend parapsychological research employing the ‘ganzfeld’ procedure. In this procedure, two participants typically take part in any one trial. One participant, the receiver, is isolated in a ganzfeld environment (a mild form of sensory isolation) and is asked to report imagery that comes to mind, whilst the other participant, the sender, is shown a target film clip in a separate room. A judging procedure makes it possible to assess the degree of correspondence between the receiver’s imagery and the target film clip.
In this project, we developed a system, DigiGanz, that is flexible and low-cost so as to encourage other researchers to attempt to replicate and extend previous research using the ganzfeld procedure. The DigiGanz software may be run on computers running Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. We also conducted two exploratory studies as part of the development and testing of this system. We now plan to continue conducting studies using this system as well as making the software available to other researchers wishing to conduct ganzfeld studies.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Smith, M.
Secondary author(s):
Fox, J., Williams, C.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Assessment

Relatório final - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system

Relatório final - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system

DocumentFinal report - Detection and utilization of consciousness-related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)2006

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-2004-014
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2004
Title:
014 - Detection and utilization of consciousness-related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-02
Researcher(s):
Robert G. Jahn, Brenda J. Dunne, York H. Dobyns
Institution(s): Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR), New Jersey (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report (3 copies)
5 Articles (only one as outcome of this project)
Language: eng
Author:
Jahn, R. G.
Secondary author(s):
Dunne, B. J., Dobyns, Y.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-014.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2004
Title:
Final report - Detection and utilization of consciousness-related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1181645736bolsa1404.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
This BIAL-sponsored project has allowed us to extend our ongoing FieldREG research program to include: development of an elaborate database management system capable of extracting many psychological and physical correlates of the anomalous effects appearing in such FieldREG experiments; formulation of theoretical hypotheses regarding the source of the effects and the conditions favoring their appearance and enhancement; design and implementation of a new generation of FieldREG equipment and software; acquisition of fresh experimental data to confirm and refine the theoretical models; investigation of possible pragmatic applications of the FieldREG effects in a variety of beneficial contexts.
Details of the experimental and analytical methods and the pertinent theoretical models are presented in our Interim and Final Reports, and in a number of archival articles listed below, all of which are downloadable from our website <www.princeton.edu/~pear/>. The results of this project confirm that FieldREG responses, when produced in environments fostering relatively intense or profound subjective resonance among the participants, can show large deviations from chance expectations. Venues that appear to be particularly conducive include intimate gatherings, group rituals, ceremonies at sacred sites, musical and theatrical performances, and other charismatic events. Applications in certain aspects of allopathic and alternative medical diagnoses and treatment also display correlations with patient conditions and responses. In contrast, data generated in more mundane contexts, such as academic conferences or business meetings, show significantly less deviation from chance than expected theoretically or displayed in equipment calibrations. Thus, the FieldREG strategy holds high promise for further understanding of consciousness-related information fields and their beneficial utilization in a broad range of human endeavors. Further extension of this work is planned
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Jahn, R. G.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Assessment / Field consciousness

Relatório final - Detection and utilization of consciousness-Related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)

Relatório final - Detection and utilization of consciousness-Related information fields stimulated in coherent group environments (FieldREG)

DocumentFinal report - Further developments and Applications of the Digital Ganzfeld 2006

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-2002-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 12/2002
Title:
054 - Further developments and Applications of the Digital Ganzfeld
Duration: 2003-02 - 2006-02
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund
Institution(s): Psychology Department, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Ganzfeld studies / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-054.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 12/2002
Title:
Final report - Further developments and Applications of the Digital Ganzfeld
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa5402_19022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Recent analyses of the psi-ganzfeld as well as our earlier work, indicated that the ganzfeld technique is still experimenter dependent and can produce both significant psi-missing as well as psi-hitting. Our efforts are directed at towards an understanding of what the determinants of success are. The use of the digital real time ganzfeld has enabled us to identify particularly impressive sequences of the ganzfeld imagery which correspond to and are synchronised with the content of the target film and as such which may lie behind the psi-hitting and missing. Psi missing appears to occur during the point of decision rather then in the mentation report. In collaboration with colleagues at Stockholm University, a study has also been made of the effects of subjective validation in evaluating qualitative hits. The results suggest caution is needed in the use of qualitative hits without the accompanying clear evidence of psi-hitting. The real time technique has been used to examine learning effects, psi-conducive states, the arousing value of the target film, and the sender-receiver relationship. A successful pilot study using the real time digital ganzfeld has been conducted with biological closely related pairs (monozygotic twins) of participants. As well as evaluating the claims concerning “twin telepathy” this is enabling us extend our qualitative data bank which can be linked with potentially high scoring and possible true psi-markers. Some preliminary work has also been done on developing a remote viewing technique which will be analogous to the real time ganzfeld and on possible links between successful target material and precognitive habituation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Ganzfeld / Assessment / Telepathy

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DocumentFinal report - High performance REG array with simultaneous read-out: Exploration of a new REF design, involving self-selective amplification and EEG triggered read-out for PK studies2007

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-2004-074
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2004
Title:
074 - High performance REG array with simultaneous read-out: Exploration of a new REF design, involving self-selective amplification and EEG triggered read-out for PK studies
Duration: 2005-01 - 2007-07
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach, Tilmann Faul, Matthias Braeunig
Institution(s): Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report (English and German version)
1 Conference proceedings
1 Poster
Language: eng / ger
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Faul, T., Braeunig, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Psychokinesis (PK)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-074.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2004
Title:
Final report - High performance REG array with simultaneous read-out: Exploration of a new REF design, involving self-selective amplification and EEG triggered read-out for PK studies
Publication year: 2007
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa7404.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We constructed a true physical random event generator, the so-called T.REG, that uses triggers from various sources to elicit binary events sampled from electronic noise. The advantage of free triggers features most prominently in the idea of creating operational closure between the sampler and the triggering agent in an explicit trigger-feedback-loop. Three modes of triggers and arrangements are investigated: a fixed frequency clock, and two types of modulated voltage controlled oscillators (VCO), one internally driven by the output sequence, the other modulated by subject's one-channel EEG pattern. With sampling three random sources in parallel channels, the integrative capacity of the apparatus is explored.
Data has been collected from 20 human participants in all three triggering modes, trying to deviate the outcome of the REG under four experimental conditions. The subjects received acoustic feedback of their rate of success. In trials of 1501 records, events and transitions are counted in blocks of 200 bits and analyzed under the null hypothesis of randomness. Descriptive statistics are extracted as Z-values with respect to the theoretical mean and variance.
A significant shift in the mean value of the hit score could not be found. The variance measure, however, was increased to Z=2.587 across all subjects in EEG-triggered trials with M-Switch, a device to deliberately invert the meaning of hits and misses. Surprisingly, it has been found that the significantly increased variance was generated by male subjects only (Z=2.937), and in those periods when the M-Switch was not actively used (unpressed) (Z=2.899), indicating a possible psychological factor. It is conjectured that subjects react to the past sequence of events.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braeunig, M.
Secondary author(s):
Faul, T., Walach, H.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Random event generator (REG) / Assessment

Final report - High performance REG array with simultaneous read-out: Exploration of a new REF design, involving self-selective amplification and EEG triggered read-out for PK studies

Final report - High performance REG array with simultaneous read-out: Exploration of a new REF design, involving self-selective amplification and EEG triggered read-out for PK studies

DocumentFinal report - A consciência da dor: Alterações induzidas por dor crónica nos mecanismos neurobiológicos de aprendizagem, atenção e recompensa2008

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-2004-084
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 19 a 20/2004
Title:
084 - A consciência da dor: Alterações induzidas por dor crónica nos mecanismos neurobiológicos de aprendizagem, atenção e recompensa
Duration: 2005-01 - 2008-11
Researcher(s):
Vasco Miguel Clara Lopes Galhardo, Deolinda Maria Valente Alves de Lima Teixeira, Miguel Santos Pais-Vieira, Clara Maria Pires Costa Bastos Monteiro
Institution(s): IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Porto (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng / por
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2008-126
Author: Galhardo, V.
Secondary author(s):
Lima, D., Pais-Vieira, M., Monteiro, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Pain / Cognitive processes / Decision-making / Memory / Attention / Learning / Brain structure and function / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-084.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2004
Title:
Final report - A consciência da dor: Alterações induzidas por dor crónica nos mecanismos neurobiológicos de aprendizagem, atenção e recompensa
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa8404_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The studies performed in grant 84/04 "THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF PAIN" led to significant advances in our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms that induce cognitive alterations under chronic pain conditions. Our studies have introduced for the first time the use of complex cognitive tasks in animal models of chronic pain. The relevance of our studies is notorious not only from the quality of the scientific publications in which we have reported our results, but also from the impact that these studies have achieved in the Pain Research scientific community as inferred by the many invitations to present our results in international meetings.
Specifically, in this Project we have:
1 – developed for the first time a cognitive task for emotional decision making under ambiguity – the Rodent Gambling Task – that is sensitive to prefrontal and amygdalar functioning just like is observed in the human brain;
2 – demonstrated that prefrontal executive function assessed in our decision-making task is impaired in chronic pain animals, and that this pain-induced impairment is as severe as after a prefrontal lesion;
3 – demonstrated that chronic pain changes the neurochemical balance of dopamine and serotonin in the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, hippocampus, and ventral striatum;
4 – demonstrated that chronic pain impairs working memory without affecting preformance dependent on long-term memory.
5 – demonstrated that chronic pain impairs attentional processing, without affecting choice impulsivity as some authors had previously suggested;
6 – developed a novel software for acquition of behavioral animal data and control of experimental arenas that was freely available for download by the neuroscience community.
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Notes:
The final report contains in attachment articles published and/or submitted for publication
Author: Galhardo, V.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Pain / Cognitive processes / Emotion and motivation / Brain structure and function / Assessment

Final report - A consciência da dor: Alterações induzidas por dor crónica nos mecanismos neurobiológicos de aprendizagem, atenção e recompensa

Final report - A consciência da dor: Alterações induzidas por dor crónica nos mecanismos neurobiológicos de aprendizagem, atenção e recompensa

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.
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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

DocumentFinal report - Ultra-weak photon emission and EEG in a study on color perception in the dark2008

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-2006-071
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2006
Title:
071 - Ultra-weak photon emission and EEG in a study on color perception in the dark
Duration: 2007-03 - 2008-04
Researcher(s):
Roeland Van Wijk, Bajpai, E. P. A. Van Wijk, S. Bosman, J. M. Acherman
Institution(s): International Institute of Biophysics, Neus (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Bajpai, R., Van Wijk, E., Bosman, S., Ackerman, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-071.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2006
Title:
Final report - Ultra-weak photon emission and EEG in a study on color perception in the dark
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa%207106.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
A new photomultiplier device (single photon counting mode) allowing for simultaneous recording of ultra-weak photon emission (UPE) and EEG was used for studying the effect of 20 s exposure to a color filter and to study the correlation between UPE of the right hand dorsum and alpha activity. Human UPE (400-600 nm) was recorded continuously with 50 ms dwell times. EEG was recorded with a sample rate of 125 Hz per channel (filtering 1 Hz HP; 30 Hz LP) and of each 5 s a FFT frequency spectrum was computed.
Post-exposure UPE ranged between 96.9 % and 106.9 % (mean 101.4 %) compared to pre-UPE (=100 %) values (p=0.017). EEG 7-13 Hz activity ranged between 90.5 % and 120.9 % (mean 102.3 %) compared to pre-EEG (=100 %) values (p=0.007). UPE increased during filter exposure and faded away after removal of the filter. EEG alpha decreased during exposure and showed a rebound followed by a decrease after removal. Pre-post differences were relatively small, permitting the combination of both (720 data sets/ experiment) for utilization in correlation analysis.
Significant correlations were found between the EEG range 7-13 Hz and the mean UPE in subjects with a relatively high photon emission (r=0.7525; p=0.000). Correlation was not dependent on 7-13 Hz activity (r=0.0797; p=0.753). Correlation was observed in 1 Hz sub-bands immediately next to major alpha activity. Correlation was commonly observed in left and right bands. Dual-type regulation (negative in 3 subjects; positive in 1 subject) may be related to dual type correlations of other physiological factors and of activity in other EEG frequency ranges and scalp locations with 7-13 Hz activity.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
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Language:
eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Ultra-weak photon emission / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Assessment / Perception of motion

Final report - Ultra-weak photon emission and EEG in a study on color perception in the dark

Final report - Ultra-weak photon emission and EEG in a study on color perception in the dark

DocumentMeditation und Motivation- Konstruktion eines Fragebogens zur Motivation von Meditierenden2012

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Meditation und Motivation- Konstruktion eines Fragebogens zur Motivation von Meditierenden
Publication year: 2012
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
ger
Author:
Netz, B.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Netz, B. (2012). Meditation und Motivation- Konstruktion eines Fragebogens zur Motivation von Meditierenden (Unpublished master´s thesis). Universität Freiburg, Psychologisches Institut.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Motivation / Assessment

Document"A picture is worth a thousand words:" perceptual-personality profiling via a free-response imagery task2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-038
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2012
Title:
038 - Testing a Methodological Formula for Consistent Hit Rates: Matching Psi Ability to Task Difficulty
Duration: 2013-02 - 2014-09
Researcher(s):
James Houran, Rense Lange
Institution(s): Integrated Knowledge Systems, Inc., Illinois (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Language: eng
Author:
Houran, J.
Secondary author(s):
Lange, R.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Paranormal belief / Transliminality / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-038.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2012
Title:
"A picture is worth a thousand words:" perceptual-personality profiling via a free-response imagery task
Publication year: 2015
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
We tested the use of Latent Semantic Analysis in predicting perceptualpersonality variables known to mediate the interpretation of ambiguous stimuli. An online sample of 588 respondents viewed a set of three iconic images one at a time. Respondents’ verbal impressions of illustrations of the Mona Lisa, Giza Sphinx, and Rodin’s Thinker significantly predicted
low vs. high scores on age, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness (p <.05). When the Rasch Outfit of respondents’ answers was used to define low vs. high categories, the semantic coordinates of their textual answers successfully predicted age, Extraversion, and Transliminality. The percentage of correct classifications did not exceed 65%, but they gain in importance by the fact that this reflects the findings’ generalizability, rather than the values reached upon convergence on the training set. The findings lend support for pursuing the use of computerized content analysis of free responses in psychological assessment.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Lange, R.
Secondary author(s):
Houran, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Lange, R., & Houran, J. (2015). “A picture is worth a thousand words:” perceptual-personality profiling via a free-response imagery task. North American Journal of Psychology, 17, 387-402.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Big 5 personality traits / Assessment / Latent semantic analysis / Imagery / Profiling / Free-response / Transliminality / Paranormal belief

DocumentReliability and normative data of the perceptual aberration scale in an Italian juvenile general population sample2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-262
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 29/2012
Title:
262 - The neural basis of Magical Ideation: A multimodal imaging study in twin subjects
Duration: 2013-08 - 2019-07
Researcher(s):
Paolo Brambilla, Gioia Negri, Sara Piccin, Giuseppe Cabras, Corrado Fagnani
Institution(s): Universitá delgi Studi di Milano and Unit of Epidemiology of the Italian Institute of Health, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Brambilla, P.
Secondary author(s):
Negri, G., Piccin, S., Cabras, G., Fagnani, C.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Paranormal belief / Brain structure and function / Personality

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-262.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 29/2012
Title:
Reliability and normative data of the perceptual aberration scale in an Italian juvenile general population sample
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.psy-journal.com/article/S0165-1781(15)00351-0/fulltext
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Psychometric tools, such as the Perceptual Aberration Scale (PAS), have been developed to identify people at risk to develop psychosis. This paper aims at providing an Italian version of the Perceptual Aberration Scale and its normative data for the general juvenile Italian population. The Italian version of the PAS was produced using three independent translators. It was administered to 1089 non-clinical participants, stratified into three age-groups, i.e., 8-13, 14-17 and 18-24. The Italian version of the PAS displayed good internal consistency in each age-group evaluated (i.e. Alpha Coefficients: 0.90 for the 8-13 age-group, 0.84 for the 14-17 age-group, and 0.87 for the 18-24 age-group) and the assumption of unidimensionality was corraborate. Furthermore, normative data for the three groups were collected (i.e. cut-offs: 25 for the 8-13 age-group, 21 for the 14-17 age-group and 20 for the 18-24 age-group) and an age-related difference, as the 18-24 group scored lower than the younger groups, was found. The Italian version of the PAS proved to be a reliable psychometric tool to investigate perceptual aberration during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Fornasari, L.
Secondary author(s):
Picardi, A., Garzitto, M., Gigantesco, A., Sala, M., Romanò, M., Fabbro, F., Brambilla, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Fornasari, L., Picardi, A., Garzitto, M., Gigantesco, A., Sala, M., Romanò, M., Fabbro, F., & Brambilla, P. (2015). Reliability and normative data of the perceptual aberration scale in an Italian juvenile general population sample. Psychiatry Research, 228(3), 495-500. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.05.058
2-year Impact Factor: 2.466|2015
Times cited: 4|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Psychosis / Assessment / Validity / Reliability / Prevention

File020 - Perceptual-personality variables associated with anomalous experiences vs paranormal attributions2019-022021-04

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
020 - Perceptual-personality variables associated with anomalous experiences vs paranormal attributions
Duration: 2019-02 - 2021-04
Researcher(s):
Rense Lange, James Houran
Institution(s): Integrated Knowledge Systems - IKS, Chatham (USA); ISLA - Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia, Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Lange, R.
Secondary author(s):
Houran, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Anomalous experience / Assessment / Attributional processes / Rasch scaling / Parapsychology

DocumerntMirror efficiency in the assessment of visual pursuit in patients in minimally conscious state2017

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: NDE
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Characterization of “Near-Death Experiences” through the comparison of experiencers and non-experiencers’ particularities: inter-individual differences in cognitive characteristics and susceptibility to false memories
Duration: 2016-03 - 2019-03
Researcher(s):
Steven Laureys, Charlotte Martial, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Héléna Cassol
Institution(s): Coma Science Group, University of Liège (Belgium)
Contents: Application
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Laureys, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-77
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Mirror efficiency in the assessment of visual pursuit in patients in minimally conscious state
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02699052.2017.1376755?journalCode=ibij20
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objective: Visual pursuit should be tested with a mirror in patients with disorders of consciousness. This stimulus was indeed more efficient than a person or an object, and the auto-referential aspect was supposed to be the key feature. The present study tested the hypothesis that the mirror was more efficient because of its self-aspect.Methods: The mirror was compared (1) to the patient's picture and to the picture of a famous face, in 22 patients in minimally conscious state and (2) to the patient's picture and a fake mirror, which had dynamical and bright aspects of the mirror, without reflecting the face, in 26 other patients in minimally conscious state.Results: The mirror was more efficient than the patient's picture, which was not statistically different from the famous face. The second part of the study confirmed the statistical difference between the mirror and the picture. However, the fake mirror was neither statistically different from the mirror nor from the picture.Conclusions: Although our results suggest that the hypothesis proposed by previous studies was partly wrong, they confirm that the mirror is the best stimulus to use when assessing visual pursuit.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wannez, S.
Secondary author(s):
Vanhaudenhuyse, A., Laureys, S., Brédart, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Wannez, S., Vanhaudenhuyse, A., Laureys, S., & Brédart, S. (2017). Mirror efficiency in the assessment of visual pursuit in patients in minimally conscious state. Brain Injury, 31(11), 1429-1435. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1376755
2-year Impact Factor: 2.061|2017
Times cited: 10|2022-05-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Behaviour / Assessment / Minimally conscious state / Disorders of consciousness / Visual pursuit / Mirror

DocumentThe development and validation of the SWADOC: A study protocol for a multicenter prospective cohort study2021

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: NDE
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Characterization of “Near-Death Experiences” through the comparison of experiencers and non-experiencers’ particularities: inter-individual differences in cognitive characteristics and susceptibility to false memories
Duration: 2016-03 - 2019-03
Researcher(s):
Steven Laureys, Charlotte Martial, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Héléna Cassol
Institution(s): Coma Science Group, University of Liège (Belgium)
Contents: Application
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Laureys, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-87
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
The development and validation of the SWADOC: A study protocol for a multicenter prospective cohort study
Publication year: 2021
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Background:
After a coma, patients with severe brain injury may present disorders of consciousness (DOC). A substantial proportion of these patients also suffer from severe dysphagia. Assessment of and therapy for swallowing disabilities of patients with DOC are essential because dysphagia has major functional consequences and comorbidities. Dysphagia evaluation in patients with DOC is impeded by the lack of adapted tools. The first aim of this study was to create a new tool, the SWallowing Assessment in Disorders Of Consciousness (SWADOC), and propose a validation protocol. The SWADOC was developed to help therapists assess factors related to swallowing in patients with DOC. The second aim was to investigate the relationship between patients' level of consciousness and SWADOC items and scores.
Method/Design:
In this multicenter prospective cohort, 104 patients with DOC will be tested three times over five consecutive days with the SWADOC. Statistical analyses will focus on the reliability and validity of the SWADOC, especially the intrarater and interrater reliability, internal consistency, measures of dispersion, and concurrent validity with the Facial Oral Tract Therapy Swallowing Assessment of Saliva (FOTT-SAS). The level of consciousness will be assessed with the Simplified Evaluation of CONsciousness Disorders (SECONDs) and the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R).
Discussion:
The assessment of swallowing abilities among patients with DOC is the first necessary step toward the development of a customized dysphagia care plan. A validated scoring tool will be essential for clinicians to better assess dysphagia in patients with DOC and document the evolution of their disorders.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Mélotte, E.
Secondary author(s):
Belorgeot, M., Herr, R., Simon, J., Kaux, J. F., Laureys, S., Sanz, L., Lagier, A., Morsomme, D., Pellas, F., Gosseries, O.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Mélotte, E., Belorgeot, M., Herr, R., Simon, J., Kaux, J. F., Laureys, S., Sanz, L., Lagier, A., Morsomme, D., Pellas, F., & Gosseries, O. (2021). The development and validation of the SWADOC: A study protocol for a multicenter prospective cohort study. Frontiers in Neurology, 12, 662634. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.662634
2-year Impact Factor: 4.003|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 1|2022-05-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Swallowing / Dysphagia / Consciousness / Severe brain injury / Assessment