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DocumentFinal report - É possível a comunicação telepática com os doentes em coma? - um estudo exploratório

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-1996
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 8/1996
Title:
1996 Grants
Start date: 1997-01 - 2005-05
Dimension/support:
8 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-014
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/1996
Title:
014 - É possível a comunicação telepática com os doentes em coma? - Um estudo exploratório
Duration: 1997-01 - 2002-05
Researcher(s):
Irene Ferreira
Institution(s): Universidade de Ciências Médicas de São Paulo (Brazil)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Ferreira, M. I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Altered states of consciousness / Survival after bodily death / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-014.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/1996
Title:
Final report - É possível a comunicação telepática com os doentes em coma? - um estudo exploratório
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
por
Author:
Ferreira, M. I.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Telepathy / Coma

Novo ficheiro

Novo ficheiro

DocumentÉ possível a comunicação telepática com doentes em coma? Um estudo exploratório1998

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-1996
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 8/1996
Title:
1996 Grants
Start date: 1997-01 - 2005-05
Dimension/support:
8 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-014
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/1996
Title:
014 - É possível a comunicação telepática com os doentes em coma? - Um estudo exploratório
Duration: 1997-01 - 2002-05
Researcher(s):
Irene Ferreira
Institution(s): Universidade de Ciências Médicas de São Paulo (Brazil)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Ferreira, M. I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Altered states of consciousness / Survival after bodily death / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-014.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/1996
Title:
É possível a comunicação telepática com doentes em coma? Um estudo exploratório
Publication year: 1998
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/2%C2%BA_simposio.a108.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
por
Author:
Ferreira, M. I.
Document type:
Conference paper
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Ferreira, M. I. (1998). É possível a comunicação telepática com doentes em coma? Um estudo exploratório. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 223-226). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Telepathy / Coma / Near-death experience / Conscience

Novo ficheiro

Novo ficheiro

DocumentComa Science Group

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/107
Title: Coma Science Group
Número de inventário: M-0110
URL: http://www.coma.ulg.ac.be/
Abstract/Results: We aim to improve the medical care and understanding of disorders of consciousness following an acute injury such as coma, "vegetative"/unresponsive wakefulness, minimally conscious or locked-in syndromes
Document type: Website
Keywords:
Coma / Mind-matter interaction / Altered states of consciousness

DocumentNear-death experiences: actual considerations2017

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.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Near-death experiences: actual considerations
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-55964-3_14
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The notion that death represents a passing to an afterlife, where we are reunited with loved ones and live eternally in a utopian paradise, is common in the anecdotal reports of people who have encountered a “near-death experience” (NDE). These experiences are usually portrayed as being extremely pleasant including features such as a feeling of peacefulness, the vision of a dark tunnel leading to a brilliant light, the sensation of leaving the body, or the experience of a life review. NDEs are increasingly being reported as a clearly identifiable physiological and psychological reality of clinical and scientific significance. The definition and causes of the phenomenon as well as the identification of NDE experiencers are still matters of debate. The phenomenon has been thoroughly portrayed by the media, but the science of NDEs is rather recent and still lacking of rigorous experimental data and reproducible controlled experiments. It seems that the most appropriate theories to explain the phenomenon tend to integrate both psychological and neurobiological mechanisms. The paradoxical dissociation between the richness and intensity of the memory, probably occurring during a moment of brain dysfunction, offers a unique opportunity to better understand the neural correlates of consciousness. In this chapter, we will attempt to describe NDEs and the methods to identify them. We will also briefly discuss the NDE experiencers’ characteristics. We will then address the main current explicative models and the science of NDEs.
Accessibility: Document does not exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Charland-Verville, V.
Secondary author(s):
Martial, C., Cassol, H., Laureys, S.
Document type:
Book chapter
Reference:
Charland-Verville, V., Martial, C., Cassol, H., & Laureys, S. (2017). Near-death experiences: actual considerations. In C. Schnakers & S. Laureys (Eds.), Coma and Disorders of Consciousness (2nd ed.) (pp. 235-263). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55964-3
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Near-death experience / Consciousness / Coma

DocumentTheta network centrality correlates with tDCS response in disorders of consciousness2018

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.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Theta network centrality correlates with tDCS response in disorders of consciousness
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.brainstimjrnl.com/article/S1935-861X(18)30304-8/fulltext
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Thibaut, A.
Secondary author(s):
Chennu, S., Chatelle, C., Martens, G., Annen, J., Cassol, H., Laureys, S.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Thibaut, A., Chennu, S., Chatelle, C., Martens, G., Annen, J., Cassol, H., & Laureys, S. (2018). Theta network centrality correlates with tDCS response in disorders of consciousness. Brain Stimulation, 11, 1407-1409. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2018.09.002
2-year Impact Factor: 6.919|2018
Times cited: 4|2020-04-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Coma / Disorders of consciousness / Electroencephalography (EEG) / Connectivity / Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

DocumentFinal report - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship2018

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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship
Duration: 2017-04 - 2018-11
Researcher(s):
Bruce Greyson, Surbhi Khanna, Lauren Moore, Lori Derr, Sue Ruddock
Institution(s): Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Author: Greyson, B.
Secondary author(s):
Khanna, S., Moore, L., Derr, L., Ruddock, S.
Keywords:
Near-death experience / Parapsychology and Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-101.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Most neuroscientists believe that brain generates consciousness, An alternative view is that mind operates independent of its associated brain but is dependent on the brain for expression. The idea that brain generates consciousness is challenged by near-death experiences (NDEs), complex experiences that can occur when the brain is severely disabled. Exploration of brain activity during NDEs may shed light on the mind-brain relationship.
AIM OF THE STUDY
We reviewed the medical record of a detailed NDE during deep coma, focusing on the severity of condition and neurophysiology, in order to assess the implications of such NDEs for the mind-brain relationship.
METHOD
Three physicians separately reviewed the medical record of an 8-day coma during which the patient experienced a vivid NDE.
RESULTS
The patient had an NDE with vivid perceptions, intense emotions, and clear memory, including of events around his body during the period of deepest coma. Medical records document that he was not expected to survive and that his brain function was severely impaired and unable to generate consciousness at the time of the NDE.
CONCLUSION
The patient was comatose and unresponsive, but nonetheless had a vivid NDE including complex perceptions, cognitions, emotions, and memory. This NDE during documented deep coma is incompatible with consciousness being produced by brain, but is compatible with consciousness being filtered by brain. We encourage other clinical investigators to report examples of NDEs in patients with severely compromised brain function in order to explore further the brain mechanisms associated with complex consciousness and the relationship between consciousness and brain function.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Greyson, B.
Secondary author(s):
Khanna, S., Moore, L., Derr, L., Ruddock, S.
Document type:
Final report
Reference:
Greyson, B., Khanna, S., Moore, L., Derr, L., & Ruddock, S. (2018). Final report - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Near-death experience / Mind-body relationship / Meningitis / Encephalitis / Coma

Final report - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship

Final report - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship

DocumentFull neurological recovery from E. coli meningitis associated with near-death experience2018

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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship
Duration: 2017-04 - 2018-11
Researcher(s):
Bruce Greyson, Surbhi Khanna, Lauren Moore, Lori Derr, Sue Ruddock
Institution(s): Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Author: Greyson, B.
Secondary author(s):
Khanna, S., Moore, L., Derr, L., Ruddock, S.
Keywords:
Near-death experience / Parapsychology and Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-101.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Full neurological recovery from E. coli meningitis associated with near-death experience
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2018/09000/Full_Neurological_Recovery_From_Escherichia_coli.12.aspx
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A 54-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with altered mental status. On admission, the patient was confused and agitated, with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 11, suggesting moderate brain injury. He was sedated, placed on a ventilator, and started on tobramycin and ceftazidime for presumed bacterial meningitis, but switched to ceftriaxone once cultures returned as Escherichia coli. During his 8-day hospitalization, his mental status fluctuated from confused to nonresponsive, with GCS scores between 6 and 11. Although E. coli meningitis has a high rate of neurological complications and death, this patient recovered completely without any deficits, and recalled an elaborate near-death experience that occurred during his coma. This case highlights the importance of studying near-death experiences occurring during compromised brain function to further our understanding of the brain and consciousness.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Khanna, S.
Secondary author(s):
Moore, L., Greyson, B.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Khanna, S., Moore, L., & Greyson, B. (2018). Full neurological recovery from E. coli meningitis associated with near-death experience. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 206(9), 744-747. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000874
2-year Impact Factor: 1.859|2018
Times cited: 1|2020-04-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Meningitis / Encephalitis / Escherichia coli / Coma / Near-death experience

DocumentDiagnostic, pronostic et traitements des troubles de la conscience2018

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.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-18
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Diagnostic, pronostic et traitements des troubles de la conscience
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1627483017300661
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Advances in medicine and intensive care have led to an increase in the number of patients surviving a severe brain injury. Although some patients recover quickly, others remain in a state of altered consciousness. These patients can progress from a coma to a vegetative state or unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (VS/UWS) and later to a minimally conscious state (MCS). In this review, we first describe the different behavioral and neuroimaging methods used in the diagnosis of patients in an altered state of consciousness. We then describe the factors that can influence the prognosis and recovery of these patients, as well as the treatment and therapeutic management that can be proposed in order to improve their state of consciousness. Finally, we conclude this review by highlighting ethical considerations and end-of-life issues.
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Language:
french
Author:
Cassol, H.
Secondary author(s):
Aubinet, C., Thibaut, A., Wannez, S., Martial, C., Martens, G., Laureys, S.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Cassol, H., Aubinet, C., Thibaut, A., Wannez, S., Martial, C., Martens, G., & Laureys, S. (2018). Diagnosis, prognosis and treatment in disorders of consciousness [Diagnostic, pronostic et traitements des troubles de la conscience]. NPG Neurologie - Psychiatrie - Geriatrie, 18(103), 38-46.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Consciousness / Brain injury / Diagnosis / Prognosis / Treatment / Altered states of consciousness / Coma / Vegetative state / Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome / Minimally conscious state / Locked-in syndrome / Neuroimaging / Positron emission tomography / Coma Recovery Scale-Revised / Magnetic resonance / Electroencephalography / Transcranial magnetic stimulation

DocumentClinical and electrophysiological investigation of spastic muscle overactivity in patients with disorders of consciousness following severe brain injury2019

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.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-36
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Clinical and electrophysiological investigation of spastic muscle overactivity in patients with disorders of consciousness following severe brain injury
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1388245718313816?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE
The clinical and electrophysiological profile of spastic muscle overactivity (SMO) is poorly documented in patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) following severe cortical and subcortical injury. We aim at investigating the link between the clinical observations of SMO and the electrophysiological spastic over-reactivity in patients with prolonged DOC.
METHODS
We prospectively enrolled adult patients with DOC at least 3?months post traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury. The spastic profile was investigated using the Modified Ashworth Scale and the Hmax/Mmax ratio. T1 MRI data and impact of medication were analyzed as well.
RESULTS
21 patients were included (mean age: 41?±?11?years; time since injury: 4?±?5?years; 9 women; 10 traumatic etiologies). Eighteen patients presented signs of SMO and 11 had an increased ratio. Eight patients presented signs of SMO but no increased ratio. We did not find any significant correlation between the ratio and the MAS score for each limb (all ps?>?0.05). The presence of medication was not significantly associated with a reduction in MAS scores or Hmax/Mmax ratios.
CONCLUSIONS
In this preliminary study, the Hmax/Mmax ratio does not seem to reflect the clinical MAS scores in patients with DOC. This supports the fact they do not only present spasticity but other forms of SMO and contracture.
SIGNIFICANCE
Patients with DOC are still in need of optimized tools to evaluate their spastic profile and therapeutic approaches should be adapted accordingly.
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Copyright/Reproduction:
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Language:
eng
Author:
Martens, G.
Secondary author(s):
Deltombe, T., Foidart-Dessalle, M., Laureys, S., Thibaut, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Martens, G., Deltombe, T., Foidart-Dessalle, M., Laureys, S., & Thibaut, A. (2019). Clinical and electrophysiological investigation of spastic muscle overactivity in patients with disorders of consciousness following severe brain injury. Clinical Neurophysiology, 130(2), 207-213. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.10.021
2-year Impact Factor: 3.214|2019
Times cited: 0|2020-07-30
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Coma / H/M ratio / Minimally conscious state / Modified Ashworth Scale / Spasticity / Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome

DocumentNear-death experience as a probe to explore (disconnected) consciousness2020

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.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-50
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Near-death experience as a probe to explore (disconnected) consciousness
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/fulltext/S1364-6613(19)30312-2
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Forty-five years ago, the first evidence of near-death experience (NDE) during comatose state was provided, setting the stage for a new paradigm for studying the neural basis of consciousness in unresponsive states. At present, the state of consciousness associated with NDEs remains an open question. In the common view, consciousness is said to disappear in a coma with the brain shutting down, but this is an oversimplification. We argue that a novel framework distinguishing awareness, wakefulness, and connectedness is needed to comprehend the phenomenon. Classical NDEs correspond to internal awareness experienced in unresponsive conditions, thereby corresponding to an episode of disconnected consciousness. Our proposal suggests new directions for NDE research, and more broadly, consciousness science.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martial, C.
Secondary author(s):
Cassol, H., Laureys, S., Gosseries, O.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Martial, C., Cassol, H., Laureys, S., & Gosseries, O. (2020). Near-death experience as a probe to explore (disconnected) consciousness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(3), 173-183. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2019.12.010
2-year Impact Factor: 15.218|2019
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2020
Times cited: 0|2020-08-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Consciousness / Connectedness / Near-death experience / Phenomenology / Coma

Near-death experience as a probe to explore (disconnected) consciousness

Near-death experience as a probe to explore (disconnected) consciousness