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DocumentImpaired executive functions in subjects with frequent nightmares as reflected by performance in different neuropsychological tasks2012

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-055
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2010
Title:
055 - The developmental and psychophysiological emergence of dreams and nightmares: state-dependent and state-independent fronto-cortical disconnectivity
Duration: 2011-03 - 2014-02
Researcher(s):
Róbert Bódizs, Peter Daniel Simor, Piroska Sándor, Szilvia Csóka, Klára Horváth
Institution(s): Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest (Hungary)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final reports
7 Articles ( published or submittedr publication)
5 Conference abstracts
Language: eng
Author:
Bódizs, R.
Secondary author(s):
Simor, P., Sándor, P., Csóka, S., Horváth, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and Dreams / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Sleep disorders / Brain structure and function / Developmental psychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-055.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2010
Title:
Impaired executive functions in subjects with frequent nightmares as reflected by performance in different neuropsychological tasks
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278262612000139
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Nightmare disorder is a prevalent parasomnia characterized by vivid and highly unpleasant dream experiences during night time sleep. The neural background of disturbed dreaming was proposed to be associated with impaired prefrontal and fronto-limbic functioning during REM sleep. We hypothesized that the impaired prefrontal and fronto-limbic functioning in subjects with frequent nightmares would be reflected at the behavioral level during waking tasks as well. 35–35 Subjects with frequent nightmares and matched controls participated in Study 1, involving an Emotional Go/NoGo, an Emotional Stroop task, and a Verbal Fluency task. Nightmare subjects exhibited longer reaction times in the Emotional Go/NoGo and Emotional Stroop tasks. Moreover, they committed more perseveration errors and showed less fluent word generation in the Verbal Fluency task. Nightmare subjects showed an overall slowing irrespective of the valence of the stimuli. While the effects of sleep quality and waking anxiety were associated to these deficits in some cases, these factors could not solely explain the difference between the two groups. In Study 2, 17 subjects with frequent nightmares and 18 controls were compared by a Color-word and an Emotional, block design Stroop task in order to avoid the slow effects of emotional interference potentially caused by previous items. Nightmare subjects were characterized by an overall slowing in the Emotional Stroop task, irrespective of the valence of the stimuli. In the Color-word Stroop task, nightmare subjects were not significantly slower in comparison with controls. Our results suggest that individuals with frequent nightmares are impaired in executive tasks involving the suppression of task-irrelevant semantic representations.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Simor, P.
Secondary author(s):
Pajkossy, P., Horváth, K., Bódizs, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Simor, P., Pajkossy, P., Horváth, K., & Bódizs, R. (2012). Impaired executive functions in subjects with frequent nightmares as reflected by performance in different neuropsychological tasks. Brain and Cognition, 78(3), 274-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2012.01.006
2-year Impact Factor: 2.823|2012
Times cited: 25|2024-02-01
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Nightmares / Dreaming / Emotional regulation / Executive function / Stroop task

Impaired executive functions in subjects with frequent nightmares as reflected by performance in different neuropsychological tasks

Impaired executive functions in subjects with frequent nightmares as reflected by performance in different neuropsychological tasks

DocumentStress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients2015

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-119
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2010
Title:
119 - Psychophysiological indicators of stress reactivity and disease adaptation: Attachment styles, coping and emotions regulation
Duration: 2011-03 - 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Sílvia Ouakinin, Luísa Maria Vaqueiro Lopes, Susana Filipa Gonçalves Eusébio, Marco Alberto Vicente Barreto Torrado, Isabel Maria Rolăo Nabais, Graça Maria Vilhena da Cruz Gonçalves Costa Diogo
Institution(s): Centro Multidisplinar de Psicopatologia Barahona Fernandes, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Master´s power point presentation
2 Articles (previous version)
2 Conference abstract
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Ouakinin, S.
Secondary author(s):
Lopes, L., Eusébio, S., Torrado, M., Nabais, I., Diogo, G.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Affective and social behavior / Attachment / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-119.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2010
Title:
Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21642850.2015.1121491
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Research on psycho-oncology increased across literature during the last decades, pointing to links between biological, psychosocial and behavioural factors in cancer beginning and progression. This study aimed to characterize a sample of recently breast-cancer-diagnosed women, compared to a control group, regarding their stress reactivity at a psychological and autonomic levels, anger regulation and attachment styles. Eighty-seven females (52 breast cancer patients and 33 controls) respectively from Portuguese public hospitals and general population were recruited. They were assessed through psychometric measures (distress, attachment styles and anger regulation) and psychophysiological parameters of reactivity were collected. The breast cancer patients studied seem to be less anxious in their attachment patterns compared to healthy people, but they report significant distress while facing a threatening situation. This clinical group also shows lower psychophysiological reactivity, both at the baseline and confronted with different emotional eliciting stimuli. Self-directed anger was associated with the presence of anxious attachment schemes and strictly linked to the appraised distress. A predictive model suggests the impact of this pattern of anger management and an anxious attachment style in the emotional disturbance reported by these patients. Findings suggest that insecure attachment schemes, dysfunctional anger regulation strategies and a lack of psychophysiological activation may be discussed as relevant factors that modulate emotional distress associated with the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ouakinin, S.
Secondary author(s):
Eusébio, S., Torrado, M., Silva, H., Lopes, I., Bacelar-Nicolua, L.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ouakinin, S., Eusébio, S., Torrado, M., Silva, H., Nabais, I., Gonçalves, G., & Bacelar-Nicolua, L. (2015). Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 424-438. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2015.1121491
2-year Impact Factor: N/A
Impact factor notes: Impact factor only available since 2022
Times cited: 3|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: N/A
Keywords: Distress / Attachment / Emotional regulation / Psychophysiological reactivity / Breast cancer

Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients

Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients

DocumentMindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population: The mediating roles of worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression2019

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-178
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
178 - A study of the relationship between mindfulness, distraction and brain stimulation
Duration: 2015-06 - 2019-07
Researcher(s):
Fabrice Parmentier, Javier Garcia-Campayo, Margalida Gili-Planas, Mauro García-Toro, Pilar Andrés
Institution(s): University of the Balearic Islands, Palma (Spain); Hospital Universitario Miguelń Servet, Zaragoza (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Parmentier, F.
Secondary author(s):
Garcia-Campayo, J., Gili-Planas, M., García-Toro, M., Andrés, P.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Attention / Mindfulness / tDCS / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-178.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population: The mediating roles of worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00506/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The present study examined the effects of mindfulness on depression and anxiety, both direct and indirect through the mediation of four mechanisms of emotional regulation: worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression. Path analysis was applied to data collected from an international and non-clinical sample of 1151 adults, including both meditators and non-meditators, who completed an online questionnaire battery. Our results show that mindfulness are related to lower levels of depression and anxiety both directly and indirectly. Suppression, reappraisal, worry and rumination all acted as significant mediators of the relationship between mindfulness and depression. A similar picture emerged for the relationship between mindfulness and anxiety, with the difference that suppression was not a mediator. Our data also revealed that the estimated number of hours of mindfulness meditation practice did not affect depression or anxiety directly but did reduce these indirectly by increasing mindfulness. Worry and rumination proved to be the most potent mediating variables. Altogether, our results confirm that emotional regulation plays a significant mediating role between mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population and suggest that meditation focusing on reducing worry and rumination may be especially useful in reducing the risk of developing clinical depression.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parmentier, F.
Secondary author(s):
Mauro-García, M., García-Campayo, J., Yańez, A. M., Andrés, P., Gili-Planas, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Parmentier, F., Mauro-García, M., García-Campayo, J., Yańez, A. M., Andrés, P., & Gili-Planas, M. (2019). Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population: The mediating roles of worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:506. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00506
2-year Impact Factor: 2.067|2019
Times cited: 56|2024-02-12
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Anxiety / Depression / Emotional regulation / Meditation / Mindfulness / Rumination

Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population: The mediating roles of worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression

Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population: The mediating roles of worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression

DocumentFinal report - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing2020

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-2016-312
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
312 - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing
Duration: 2017-04 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Rui Alves, Teresa Limpo, Sara Costa, Ana Sousa, Mónica Moreira, José Leal
Institution(s): Neurocognition and Language Research Group, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal); Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Alves, R. A.
Secondary author(s):
Limpo, T., Costa, S., Sousa, A., Moreira, M., Leal, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Expressive writing / Emotional lexical database / Handwriting / Psychophysiological indexes / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-312.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3331/mind-body-interactions-in-writing-m-bw.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
The bodily manifestations of the mind while writing have barely been studied. Expressive writing is a particular form of writing in which a person narrates a personal, deeply charged emotional event. Expressive writing is associated with a considerable number of health benefits. Despite these benefits, the mechanisms through which expressive writing operates is still poorly understood.
AIMS
In M-BW we sought to explore the writing, linguistic and psychophysiological, and emotion regulation correlates of expressive writing.
METHOD
We conducted two studies in which participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups, the expressive writing group (traumatic event) or the control group (daily routine). During writing we recorded writing in real-time, EDA and ECG. In the first study, participants wrote using first person singular, and in the second study, the third person pronoun.
RESULTS
Results from both studies suggest that the expressive writing paradigm has specific writing, linguistic and psychophysiological correlates. In the first study the expressive group showed longer pauses, different function words’ usage and higher sympathovagal balance, as opposed to control. In the second study, the expressive group showed again different usage of function words and higher heart rate, as compared to control.
CONCLUSIONS
Results from both studies suggest that different expressive writing instructions lead to specific writing, linguistic and psychophysiological correlates. These findings are a step forward in the study of expressive writing as a useful exercise for improving physical and psychological well-being, specifically as an opportunity for emotion regulation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Alves, R. A.
Secondary author(s):
Leal, J., Jacques, T., Azzam, A. P., Paiva, J., Camacho, A., Costa, S., Fadaei, S., Costa, F., Rodrigues, L. P., Abreu, R., Valkanov, H., Costa, R., Barbosa, F.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Alves, R. A., Leal, J., Jacques, T., Azzam, A. P., Paiva, J., Camacho, A., Costa, S., Fadaei, S., Costa, F., Rodrigues, L. P., Abreu, R., Valkanov, H., Costa, R., & Barbosa, F. (2020). Final report - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Expressive writing / Handwriting / Electrodermal activity / Heart rate variability / Emotional regulation

Final report - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing

Final report - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing

DocumentHeart rate variability correlates of expressive writing2019

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-2016-312
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
312 - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing
Duration: 2017-04 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Rui Alves, Teresa Limpo, Sara Costa, Ana Sousa, Mónica Moreira, José Leal
Institution(s): Neurocognition and Language Research Group, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal); Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Alves, R. A.
Secondary author(s):
Limpo, T., Costa, S., Sousa, A., Moreira, M., Leal, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Expressive writing / Emotional lexical database / Handwriting / Psychophysiological indexes / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-312.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Heart rate variability correlates of expressive writing
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://journals.lww.com/pbj/Fulltext/2019/12000/Abstracts_14th_YES_Meeting.9.aspx
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION:
Numerous studies have used the expressive writing task (writing about a personally upsetting experience) and have shown benefits on physical and mental health in various pathologies. These pathologies include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and cancer.
AIM:
Despite the awareness of these positive health outcomes, the underlying relationship between expressive writing and health is yet to be understood. By understanding this relationship, we can develop expressive writing as a complementary treatment method in disease.
METHODS:
Participants were first-year university students at the University of Porto (n = 57). Each participant was randomly assigned to one of two groups. They either described their daily routine (control group) or a traumatic experience (expressive writing group) for 15 minutes. During the writing task electrocardiogram (ECG) data was recorded. The recorded ECG was divided into five, 5-minute parts (1’ baseline; 3’ writing; 1’ post-writing). Data analysis was conducted by calculating three heart rate variability measures (HRV): SDNN, RMSSD, and LF/HF ratio, representing respectively, overall HRV, parasympathetically mediated HRV and sympathovagal balance. Writing measures were calculated using HandSpy 2.3, to assess for writing processes correlates of expressive writing.
RESULTS:
Results showed that HRV seems to increase from the beginning to the end of the task, regardless of the assigned group, with the expressive group showing significantly higher sympathetically mediated HRV.
CONCLUSION:
These findings suggest that expressive writing has a physical effect on the body through cardiovascular changes, with HRV patterns differing significantly between groups. This could indicate that emotional regulation and coping mechanisms are active while writing about a personally upsetting experience, but not during a neutral writing task.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Jacques, T.
Secondary author(s):
Costa, F., Fadaei, S., Paiva, J. C., Alves, R. A., Leal, J. P., Barbosa, F.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jacques, T., Costa, F., Fadaei, S., Paiva, J. C., Alves, R. A., Leal, J. P., & Barbosa, F. (2019). Heart rate variability correlates of expressive writing. [Abstract]. Porto Biomedical Journal, 4(6), 33. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pbj.0000000000000054
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Expressive writing / Heart rate variability / Emotional regulation / Coping mechanisms

Heart rate variability correlates of expressive writing

Heart rate variability correlates of expressive writing

DocumentElectrocardiogram correlates of expressive writing2019

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-2016-312
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
312 - Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing
Duration: 2017-04 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Rui Alves, Teresa Limpo, Sara Costa, Ana Sousa, Mónica Moreira, José Leal
Institution(s): Neurocognition and Language Research Group, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal); Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Alves, R. A.
Secondary author(s):
Limpo, T., Costa, S., Sousa, A., Moreira, M., Leal, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Expressive writing / Emotional lexical database / Handwriting / Psychophysiological indexes / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-312.09
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Electrocardiogram correlates of expressive writing
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://catalogo.up.pt/F/?func=short-0&set_number=001496
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Numerous studies have shown the health benefits of expressive writing. Despite available knowledge about these positive health outcomes, the underlying relationship between expressive writing and health is yet to be understood. By analyzing heart rate variability (HRV) patterns, measures of writing processes and immediate emotional reaction to the task, we might have a better understanding on how disclosure through writing can lead to better emotional regulation strategies, and consequently mental health. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups completing either an emotional writing task (traumatic experience) or a neutral writing task (n = 57). On-line psychophysiological (HRV) and writing data were recorded throughout the experiment (10 min. baseline; 15 min. writing; 5 min. post-writing). Results show that HRV increased from the beginning to the end of the task, regardless of the assigned group, but the expressive group showed higher sympathetically mediated HRV. Interestingly, the expressive group showed a writing style marked by significantly longer pauses, indicating that the task was more demanding that a simple, neutral writing task. This supports the hypothesis that the expressive group might had to allocate more attention to the emotions generated by the task than the control group. These findings seem to suggest that emotional regulation and coping mechanisms are active while writing about a personally upsetting experience, but not during a neutral writing task.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Jacques, T.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jacques, T. (2019). Electrocardiogram correlates of expressive writing. Master's thesis in Psychology. Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Emotional regulation / Electrocardiography / Expressive writing / On-line writing measures / Heart rate variability

File213 - RegularMente: Randomized controlled trial of the effects of a guided imagery based Intervention on the well-being, socioemotional and cognitive development, physiologic activity, and academic success of children in school

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-2022
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2022 Grants
Start date: 2023-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2022-213
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
213 - RegularMente: Randomized controlled trial of the effects of a guided imagery based Intervention on the well-being, socioemotional and cognitive development, physiologic activity, and academic success of children in school
Researcher(s): Iolanda Galinha, Joana Carvalho, Margarida Matos, Augusta Gaspar, António Palmeira, Gina Lemos, Joaquim Melro, Hélder Fernandes, Cátia Reis, Vitória Cardoso, Patrícia Arriaga, Hugo Plácido da Silva, Diego Pinal, Susana Martins
Institution(s): Psychology Research Centre, Autonomous University of Lisbon (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon (Portugal); Lisbon School of Medicine (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Author:
Galinha, I.
Secondary author(s):
Carvalho, J., Matos, M., Gaspar, A., Palmeira, A., Lemos, G., Melro, J., Fernandes, H., Reis, C., Cardoso, V., Arriaga, P., da Silva, H. P., Pinal, D., Martins, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Guided imagery / Emotional regulation / Socioemotional development / Randomized control trial / Psychophysiology

DocumentPupil dilation and self-reported emotional response to IAPS pictures: The role of emotional regulation and trait mindfulness2022

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-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-309
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
309 - Assessing static and dynamic effects of mindfulness meditation on peripersonal space
Researcher(s): Luca Simione, Salvatore Chiarella
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italian National Research Council - CNR, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Simione, L.
Secondary author(s):
Chiarella, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Mindfulness / Peripersonal space / Meditation / Self / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-309.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Pupil dilation and self-reported emotional response to IAPS pictures: The role of emotional regulation and trait mindfulness
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9967538/authors#authors
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mindfulness has been associated with reduced emotional reactivity, with meditators showing an increased pupillary contraction and a weaker dilation to negative stimuli with respect to non-meditators. However, the role of individual differences in determining such different pupillary responses has not been assessed in this regard. Thus, we designed a pupillometry study with affective picture viewing in which we investigated for the first time whether self-reported measures of mindfulness and emotional regulation related to the pupil response. We collected pupil dilation data from 29 participants viewing a set of IAPS images with positive, neutral, and negative valence, presented in randomized order. For each image, we also collected subjective emotional experiences on three dimensions: valence, arousal, and dominance. Moreover, participants completed a battery of questionnaires assessing trait mindfulness and emotional regulation abilities. We found significant effects of image valence on both subjective ratings and pupillary response to the three different categories. We also found that emotional regulation affected the pupil minimum and maximum dilation in response to emotional stimuli, pleasant or unpleasant, while mindfulness reduce the time for recover pupil dilation after the first contraction in response to the stimulus onset. Overall, these results suggest that mindfulness had physiological effects on autonomic response and emotional regulation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simione, L.
Secondary author(s):
Vabba, A., Raffone, A., Mirolli, M.
Document type:
Conference paper
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Simione, L., Vabba, A., Raffone, A., & Mirolli, M. (2022). Pupil dilation and self-reported emotional response to IAPS pictures: The role of emotional regulation and trait mindfulness. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Metrology for Extended Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Engineering (MetroXRAINE), Rome, Italy, 2022, pp. 471-476. https://doi.org/10.1109/MetroXRAINE54828.2022.9967538
2-year Impact Factor: N/A
Times cited: 0|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Emotional regulation / Emotional response / IAPS / Mindfulness / Pupillometry