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DocumentThe transferred potentialn.d.

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-051
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/1998
Title:
051 - The transfer potential: A test of a model using entangled quantum states
Duration: 1999-01 - 2001-04
Researcher(s):
Christopher Clarke, Peter Fenwick, Terry Hewitt
Institution(s): Priory Hospital, Londres - Inglaterra
Contents: Contents:
2 Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Unpublished document
Language: eng
Notes:
There are two application forms because the main researcher changed
Author: Clarke, C.
Secondary author(s):
Fenwick, P., Hewitt, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-051.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/1998
Title:
The transferred potential
Publication year: n.d.
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Fenwick, P.
Secondary author(s):
Vigus, N., Sanders, S.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Fenwick, P., Vigus, N., & Sanders, S. (n.d.). The transferred potential [Unpublished document].
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Evoked potentials / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Transfer potential / Empathy / Nonlocal

The transferred potential [Documento policopiado]

The transferred potential [Documento policopiado]

File033 - Dynamic brain patterns in neocortical areas during interpersonal transactions2005-012008-07

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-033
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2004
Title:
033 - Dynamic brain patterns in neocortical areas during interpersonal transactions
Duration: 2005-01 - 2008-07
Researcher(s):
Richard Wennberg, Jose Luis Perez Velazquez
Institution(s): Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (Canada)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Wennberg, R.
Secondary author(s):
Perez Velazquez, J. L.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Pain / Emotion / Empathy

Document"EuroTheory of mind" and its neuronal correlates in forensically relevant disorders2011

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2008
Title:
054 - Brain activity during remote information access
Duration: 2009-10 - 2011-06
Researcher(s):
Jérôme Daltrozzo, Boris Kotchoubey, Ahmed A. Karim
Institution(s): Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Daltrozzo, J.
Secondary author(s):
Kotchoubey, B., Karim, A. A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Brain structure and function / Sleep and dreams / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-054.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2008
Title:
"EuroTheory of mind" and its neuronal correlates in forensically relevant disorders
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/46289244_Theory_of_mind_and_its_neuronal_correlates_in_forensically_relevant_disorders
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Theory of mind (ToM), the ability to recognize mental states of others, and empathy are crucial cognitive-emotional processes for appropriate social interactions. Deficits in these processes can lead to maladjusted social behavior or even to aggressive or criminal behavior. ToM and empathy deficits have been found in different forensically relevant disorders, such as schizophrenia, pedophilia but especially in autism and psychopathy according to Hare. Most notably, autistic and psychopathic patients differ in their type of deficits and in their neuronal correlates. While autistic individuals lack the ability to take the perspective of others, psychopaths lack empathy. The aim of this article is to provide a better understanding of the pathophysiology of ToM and empathy deficits in forensically relevant disorders by reviewing and discussing the findings of neuroimaging and lesion studies and to highlight crucial implications for neuropsychotherapy according to Grawe.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
ger
Author:
Krippl, M.
Secondary author(s):
Karim, A. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Krippl, M., & Karim, A. A. (2011). "EuroTheory of mind" and its neuronal correlates in forensically relevant disorders. Nervenarzt, 82(7), 843-852. doi: 10.1007/s00115-010-3073-x
2-year Impact Factor: 0.681|2011
Times cited: 12|2020-03-10
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Theory of mind / Empathy / Autism / Schizophrenia / Neurology

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File089 - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine, autonomic and central nervous system variables2009-012012-03

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
089 - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine, autonomic and central nervous system variables
Duration: 2009-01 - 2012-03
Researcher(s):
Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Patrícia Silva, Ana Pinheiro
Institution(s): Cipsi – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng, por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Assessment tools / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Brain structure and function

DocumentFinal report - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables2012

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
089 - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine, autonomic and central nervous system variables
Duration: 2009-01 - 2012-03
Researcher(s):
Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Patrícia Silva, Ana Pinheiro
Institution(s): Cipsi – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng, por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Assessment tools / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
Final report - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables
Publication year: 2012
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa8908_24042015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The defined objectives for this project were: (i) to develop and validate a scale of empathy to assess empathy skills, (ii) assess the psychophysiological, neuroendocrine and neuroimagiological correlates related to different empathic responses, and (iii) evaluate different category of stimuli and psychophysiological measures related to emotional modulation. Initially, a large dataset of empathy-eliciting vignettes were developed and validated in order to allow the assessment of the empathy responding ability. This database for research and clinical application is based on three level of empathic response, ranging from less to more empathic. At the peripheral level, we showed that the highest level of empathic response were accompanied by changes in the heart rate, suggesting that the cardiac response is a good candidate for a biomarker of complex human process, such as the empathic response. At the neuroimagiological level, we found that more empathic responses were associated with sustained activation of the default mode network, which has been associated with emotional and cognitive domains of empathy. Additionally, our results also suggest that the medial prefrontal cortex seems to execute a reciprocal modulation of cognitive and emotional regulating functions during an empathic experience. In order to address others of our objectives, results showed that the cognitive component of the event-related potential could not function as a psychophysiological measure of emotional modulation, while the skin conductance and cardiac measures reflect similar processes of sustained attention, representing a good predictor of the attentional resources allocated to demanding tasks.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng / por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Empathy / Neuropsychophysiology / Neuroimaging / Endocrinology / Neuroendocrinology / Empathy scale

DocumentResponding empathically: A question of heart, not a question of skin2011

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
089 - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine, autonomic and central nervous system variables
Duration: 2009-01 - 2012-03
Researcher(s):
Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Patrícia Silva, Ana Pinheiro
Institution(s): Cipsi – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng, por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Assessment tools / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
Responding empathically: A question of heart, not a question of skin
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21717221
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Empathy entails the capacities to resonate with another person's emotions, understand his/her thoughts and feelings, separate our own thoughts and emotions from those of the observed and responding with the appropriate prosocial and helpful behavior. While there is abundant research on the neurobiological mechanisms of some components of empathy (e.g., emotional contagion), few studies have considered the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the empathic response. The present study explores psychophysiological correlates (skin conductance level and the interbeat interval) as a function of the empathic response while participants watch and respond to actors portraying emotionally laden vignettes. Forty undergraduate psychology students were each presented with 40 emotional vignettes of positive or negative valence and asked to choose among three different empathic responses while their electrodermal and cardiac responses were measured. Overall, the study shows that higher levels of additive empathy are associated with increased cardiac activity (i.e., decreased Interbeat Interval) but not electrodermal activity.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Oliveira-Silva, P.
Secondary author(s):
Gonçalves, O.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Oliveira-Silva, P., & Gonçalves, O. (2011). Responding empathically: A question of heart, not a question of skin. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 36(3), 201-207. doi: 10.1007/s10484-011-9161-2
2-year Impact Factor: 1.131|2011
Times cited: 16|2020-03-10
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Empathy / Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Interbeat interval

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File020 - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems2009-112014-11

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-020
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2008
Title:
020 - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems
Duration: 2009-11 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
José Raúl Naranjo Muradás, Verónica Sevillano Triguero, Juan I. Aragonés, Prof. Shihui Han
Institution(s): Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Language: eng
Author:
Naranjo, J. R.
Secondary author(s):
Triguero, V., Aragonés, J., Han, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy

DocumentThe Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables2012

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
089 - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine, autonomic and central nervous system variables
Duration: 2009-01 - 2012-03
Researcher(s):
Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Patrícia Silva, Ana Pinheiro
Institution(s): Cipsi – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng, por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Assessment tools / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Empathy comprises the ability to understand another person’s thoughts and feelings, separate our
own thoughts and emotions from those of the observed, respond with the appropriate prosocial
and helpful behavior, and resonate with his/her emotions. Some components of the empathic
processes, such as emotional contagion and theory of mind, have been abundantly explored in
several studies, however few studies have considered the neurobiological mechanisms underlying
the empathic response.
Objectives: The present study explores psychophysiological correlates (skin conductance level and
the interbeat interval) as a function of the empathic response while participants watch and
respond to actors portraying emotionally laden vignettes.
Methods: Forty undergraduate psychology students were each presented with 40 emotional
vignettes of positive or negative valence and asked to choose among three different empathic
responses while their electrodermal and cardiac responses were measured.
Results: The study shows that higher levels of empathy are associated with increased cardiac
activity (i.e., decreased Interbeat Interval) but not with electrodermal activity.
Discussion: This finding suggests that the cardiovascular activity appears to be sensitive to the
level of empathic response to emotionally laden vignettes, and in turn, this may represent an
important autonomic biomarker of additive empathic response. Multiple biological subsystems are
known to regulate the cardiovascular activity, making it highly sensitive to many psychological
processes, such as attention, memory, brain reward, etc.
Conclusion: This specific sensitivity makes the cardiac response a good candidate for a biomarker
of more complex and multidimensional processes such as the empathic response. More
consideration will be also given to possible role of cardiac reactivity as a biomarker of the
empathic response.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Gonçalves, O., Silva, P., & Pinheiro, A. (2012). The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 36/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Interbeat interval

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File087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures2013-052017/07

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

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

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

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

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-2010-008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
008 - Hallucination experience and psi (Phase II): New psychological, psychopathological, psychophysiological and transcultural approach
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Romina Ileana Mielgo, Irma Juana Caputo
Institution(s): Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Facultad de Psicología, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Mielgo, R., Caputo, I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-008.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Cognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2013
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A. (2013). Cognitive and emotional empathy in relation to five paranormal/anomalous experiences. North American Journal of Psychology, 15(3), 405-412.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Empathy

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

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

DocumentFinal report - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems2014

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-020
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2008
Title:
020 - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems
Duration: 2009-11 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
José Raúl Naranjo Muradás, Verónica Sevillano Triguero, Juan I. Aragonés, Prof. Shihui Han
Institution(s): Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Language: eng
Author:
Naranjo, J. R.
Secondary author(s):
Triguero, V., Aragonés, J., Han, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-020.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2008
Title:
Final report - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems
Publication year: 2014
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Naranjo, J. R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Empathy / Non-human beings / Ecocentric attitudes

Final report - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems

Final report - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems

DocumentERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems2009

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-020
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2008
Title:
020 - Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems
Duration: 2009-11 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
José Raúl Naranjo Muradás, Verónica Sevillano Triguero, Juan I. Aragonés, Prof. Shihui Han
Institution(s): Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Language: eng
Author:
Naranjo, J. R.
Secondary author(s):
Triguero, V., Aragonés, J., Han, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-020.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2008
Title:
ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.psychologie.uzh.ch/fachrichtungen/ehem-einheiten/sozpsy2/conference/program/Program_and_Abstracts.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Human beings are intrinsically bonded to the natural world. Regretfully, human systematic destruction of the biosphere may threaten Nature’s capacity to sustain life in our planet. Therefore, strategies to promote ecocentric attitudes should be at the core of scientific inquiry. Our previous work suggests that inducing empathy may be a potent technique for creating more ecocentric attitudes and motivate us to protect all forms of life (Sevillano et al., 2007). The evidences so far indicate that empathy towards non-human beings is a reliable human attribute. Surprisingly, no neuroimaging study has been conducted to investigate the neural processes underlyin empathy for non human animals, plants and ecosystems.
We aim to address this issue by studying the EEG empathic response of pro-environmental activists to visual stimulus showing humans, animals, plants and ecosystem in distressing situations. The task includes two conditions, where the same visual stimulus triggers either an empathic response or an objective account of the image content. Our approach includes EMG (corrugator muscle activity) of emotional response and subjective empathy ratings. Data is collected from pro-environmental activists and a non pro-environmental group. The experimental design and first pilot results of this ongoing research project will be presented. This work may certainly advance our understanding of ecocentric empathy and devise strategies to effectively cultivate this basic human ability.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Naranjo, J. R.
Secondary author(s):
Verónica, S., Juan, A.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Naranjo, J. R., Verónica, S., & Juan, A. (2009). ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems. In H. Gutscher, H.-J. Mosler, B. Meyer, S. Mischke, & M. Soland (Eds.), Program & Abstracts of the 8th Biennial Conference: Environmental Psychology (p. 85). Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Non-human beings / Ecocentric attitudes

ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems

ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems

DocumentNeurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling psychology2014

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling psychology
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/cou/61/4/541/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In this article, we define the construct of empathy and its relevance for counseling psychology. The importance of deficits in empathic processes for most of the psychological disorders is presented within the context of the social brain hypothesis (Frith, 2007). We provide a review of empirical research about the neural correlates of empathy in terms of both the central and peripheral nervous system. We present recent evidence on the cortical and subcortical regions involved in different dimensions of empathy—emotional contagion, cognitive and emotional empathy, and self-regulation. Regarding the autonomic correlates of empathy, we present evidence about the correlates of sympathetic arousal associated with empathic processes and review data supporting the idea of the physiological linkage or synchrony as indicator of empathy in interpersonal relationships. The implications of these findings for counseling psychology, particularly for the psychotherapist–client relationship and for context of intimate relationships or couples therapy, are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Decety, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Coutinho, J., Silva, P., & Decety, J. (2014). Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(4), 541-548. doi. 10.1037/cou0000021
2-year Impact Factor: 2.475|2014
Times cited: 30|2020-03-12
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Empathy / Neuroscience / Interpersonal relationships / Counseling psychology

Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling

Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling

DocumentEvidências de validade da Versão Portuguesa do Índice de Reatividade Interpessoal para Avaliação da Empatia em Casais2015

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Evidências de validade da Versão Portuguesa do Índice de Reatividade Interpessoal para Avaliação da Empatia em Casais
Publication year: 2015
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
The main objective of this study was to translate and adapt the Interpersonal Reactivity Index for Couples (IRIC) to Portuguese, and analyze the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version. This instrument that assesses empathy in couples, resulted from the adaptation of one of the most widely used empathy scales – Davis´s Interpersonal Reactivity Index – for the context of intimate relationships. The IRIC assesses dimensions of cognitive (perspective taking) and emotional (empathic concern) empathy, both essential for stable and satisfactory marital relationships. The original scale was translated to Portuguese and administered to 148 participants involved in an intimate relationship with a minimum duration of one year. Most of the participants were women, with a mean age of 27 years old. Our results revealed the Portuguese version has a factorial structure similar to the original version, adequate internal consistency values (Cronbach’s a=.82), and good external validity with a scale of dyadic adjustment.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
por
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Beiramar, A., Silva, C., Calvo, A., Lima, V., Grace, R., Oliveira-Silva, P., Gonçalves, O., Sampaio, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Coutinho, J., Beiramar, A., Silva, C., Calvo, A., Lima, V., Grace, R., Oliveira-Silva, P., Gonçalves, O., & Sampaio, A. (2015). Evidências de validade da Versão Portuguesa do Índice de Reatividade Interpessoal para Avaliação da Empatia em Casais. Avaliação Psicológica, 14(3), 309-317. doi: 10.15689/ap.2015.1403.02
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Marital relationships / Empathy / Cognitive empathy / Emotional empathy

DocumentFinal report - Anomalous / Paranormal Experiences reported by nurses themselves and in relation with theirs patients in Hospitals: Examining psychological, personality2017

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-2014-246
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
246 - Anomalous / Paranormal Experiences reported by nurses themselves and in relation with theirs patients in Hospitals: Examining psychological, personality
Duration: 2015-03 - 2017-03
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Enrique Parra
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Nursing / Deathbed experience / Psychophenomenology / Coincidence experience / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-246.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Anomalous / Paranormal Experiences reported by nurses themselves and in relation with theirs patients in Hospitals: Examining psychological, personality
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa%2024614.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Anomalous/Paranormal Experiences (APEs) reported by nurses consist of apparitions, “coincidences,” death-bed visions, and other anomalous phenomena, sometimes in relation to patients.
AIMS
The aims were (1) to determine the extent of occurrence of APEs in nurses from one-single and multiple hospitals, and to relate them to work stress, absorption, schizotypy, hallucination and empathy, and (2) to carry out a retrospective study with a sample of interviewed nurses.
METHOD
We received 344 questionnaires from 36 hospitals in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which were grouped into 235 experiencers and 109 nonexperiencers. We hypothesized that nurses experiencers will tend to score higher on work stress, on schizotypy proneness, on absorption, and on empathy than those who do not report such experiences. Additionally, 38 nurses from three hospitals took part in a two-year retrospective APE´s qualitative approach.
RESULTS
Nurses reporting APEs did not tend to score higher on work stress, however, nurses reporting APEs scored higher on psychological absorption, proneness to hallucinate, and also scored higher on schizotypy, and cognitive/emotional comprehension than nurses nonexperiencers. Qualitative approach also showed that APEs differed from drug-induced hallucinations, occurred in clear consciousness and provided comfort and consolation for the bereaved.
CONCLUSIONS
Of the 344 nurses surveyed, 12–28% of them reported having had at least one anomalous experience. The most common anomalous experiences reported as experiencers are sense of presence or apparitions, hearing strange noises, voices or dialogues, crying or complaining, and knowing the disease intuitively; and as listeners of their patients/peers’ experiences, are near death experiences, anomalous healing after religious intervention, and experiences in relation with children. Interviewees’ reports suggested that APEs are not uncommon.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Anomalous/Paranormal Experiences (APEs) / Nursing / Absorption / Empathy

Final report - Anomalous / Paranormal Experiences reported by nurses themselves and in relation with theirs patients in Hospitals: Examining psychological, personality

Final report - Anomalous / Paranormal Experiences reported by nurses themselves and in relation with theirs patients in Hospitals: Examining psychological, personality

DocumentThe Aging Social Brain – Neural and behavioral age-related changes in social cognition and decision-making2014-112018-01

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: Aging
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
The Aging Social Brain – Neural and behavioral age-related changes in social cognition and decision-making
Duration: 2014-11 - 2018-01
Researcher(s):
João Eduardo Marques Teixeira, Manuel Fernando Santos Barbosa, Fernando Ricardo Ferreira Santos, Pedro Manuel Rocha Almeida, Hugo Daniel Leão Sousa
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Contents: Application
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Submitted and published articles
Language: por / eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Marques-Teixeira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Barbosa, F., Ferreira-Santos, F., Almeida, P. R., Sousa. H.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotional processing / Empathy / Theory of mind / Moral judgement / Decision making / Aging

DocumentFinal report - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures2017

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Final report - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Publication year: 2017
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Social neuroscience contributed for the understanding of the neural correlates of empathy both at peripheral and central nervous system levels. However most of the paradigms used so far use fictional stimuli as the target of the empathic response. The lack of ecological validity and the importance to study empathy in its naturally occurring contexts motivated this project. We focused on the context of romantic relationships where empathy is critical for the feelings of support and validation.
AIMS:
The aims of the study were 1) to analyze the autonomic and neuroendocrine responses of both spouses during an interaction task; 2)to analyze the brain response during an empathic task as well as the relationship between the default mode network (DMN) and dyadic empathy.
METHOD
32 couples (N = 64), married or living together for at least 1 year performed a structured interaction task in which they talked about problems and strengths of their relationship while eletrodermal and cardiac activity were recorded using the Biopac MP-150 system. Measures of empathy and dyadic adjustment were filled by both spouses. In the fMRI study each spouse watched video-vignettes of his/her partner expressing negative and positive contents (extracted from the previously videotaped interaction) and had to elaborate on their spouse´s (other) or on their own experience (self).
RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS
We found a higher autonomic and neuroendocrine activation in the couple´s negative interaction. Neuroimaging data replicated the relationship between the DMN and empathy. Self-condition recruited brain areas linked to empathy affective components such as insula, whereas other condition recruited areas linked with theory of mind like the supramarginal gyrus.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
por
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Empathy / Intimate relationships / Neuroimaging / Autonomic arousal / Neuroendocrine response

DocumentNeural basis of self-other distinction during an fMRI empathic task2017

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Neural basis of self-other distinction during an fMRI empathic task
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.spnmeeting.pt/uploads/1/1/8/7/11876038/abstractbook_spn2017.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to empathize with others implies the capacity to separate our own emotions from others´ in order to regulate the emotional arousal generated by the exposure to other´s feelings. This ability to distinguish between the representations of our own actions, perceptions, sensations and emotions, and those of others is known as Self-other distinction. Accurate self–other distinction is an important component of our empathic ability as it prevents the occurrence of our own personal distress when dealing with other´s emotions and in this way it prevents that our own affective state biases how we empathize with others. This is especially important when we are the target of other´s emotional expression which happens, for example, in intimate relationships. In this study we designed an experimental task that differentiates the individual´s processing of his/her partner´s emotional expression from his/her own emotional experience. Twenty-one heterosexual couples (N=42 participants), who reported being in monogamous romantic relationship with the duration of 1 year completed this fMRI Task. In this task each element of the couple watched a series of video-vignettes of his/her partner expressing negative and positive contents and was asked to elaborate on his/her spouse´s experience (other condition) and on his/her own experience when listening to that content (self condition). These vignettes were extracted from a real interaction task, previously recorded in the lab, thus its content was real and highly idiosyncratic. Two blocks (Self and Other) were conducted with 3 conditions each. Trials of positive, negative and neutral videos were presented in a pseudo randomized order in each block. Neutral videos were extracted from the (EMDB) Emotional Movie Database. After preprocessing of the fMRI acquisitions, statistical analysis were performed using general linear model (GLM). First level analysis was conducted to establish for each block the participant's voxel-wise activation for each condition. Contrasts were then inserted in paired sample t-test to compare brain activation between blocks. Anatomical labeling was defined by a combination of visual inspection and Anatomical Automatic Labeling atlas (AAL). In Self-Other discrimination of emotional stimuli our preliminary results revealed a higher brain activation during the self condition when compared with the other condition in three main clusters: left and right cuneus; left insula and left superior temporal gyrus; left and right SMA and middle frontal gyrus. These differences in brain activation during processing of the participants ‘own emotions when compared with the processing of other´s emotions were more pronounced during the visualization of negative vignettes. The clinical implications of these preliminary results for empathy in intimate relationships, especially in situations of relational conflict where the occurrence of personal distress is more likely to occur, will be discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Esménio, S., Soares, M., Oliveira-Silva, P. , Decety, J., Gonçalves, O. F.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Coutinho, J., Esménio, S., Soares, M., Oliveira-Silva, P., Decety, J., & Gonçalves, O. F. (2017). Neural basis of self-other distinction during an fMRI empathic task. Abstract book of the XV Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (p. 70). Braga, Portugal: Universidade do Minho.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Interpersonal relationships

Neural basis of self-other distinction during an fMRI empathic task

Neural basis of self-other distinction during an fMRI empathic task

DocumentNeural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task2015

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.spr2015.com/klagenfurt/docs/spreu2015_abstracts.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Empathy is a psychological construct broadly studied in psychotherapy field. The context of intimate relationship is one of the main contexts where empathy appears to be critical. Empathy is a crucial component of successful and stable interpersonal relationships including romantic relationships. Perceived empathy is positively associated with relationship satisfaction and negatively associated with interpersonal conflict (Duncan C. & Jowett S., 2010). Recently, neurosciences have been contributing for explaining empathic processes by shedding light on their neurobiological correlates. This research project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the neurobiological correlates of empathic processes. Thus the main goal of this study is to analyze the neural correlates of empathy in couples both at the peripheral and central nervous system level. Our sample is composed by 30 couples (60 participants) that live in an intimate relationship with a minimum duration of one year. In Study I both elements of the couple perform a structured interaction task in the lab, in which they discuss postive and problematic topics in their relationship. This interaction is videotaped and during the task the simultaneous recording of psychophysiological measures
(electrodermal activity, interbeat interval, heart rate and respiratory frequency) using the Biopac MP-150 is performed. We hypothesize higher levels of global autonomic arousal during negative communication, a relationship between heart rate variability and regulatory dimensions of empathy. We also hypothesize that the degree of physiological linkage or synchrony between both elements of the couple will be higher in moments in which the elements of the couple behave in a more empathic way. In the Study II excerpts of the previously videotaped interaction (positive; negative and neutral affect communications) will
be used to construct a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) task. During the fMRI task each element of the couple watches to the video of his/her partner expressing negative and positive communications and is asked to elaborate on what his/her spouse is thinking (cognitive empathy) and feeling (emotional empathy). We will assess which areas of the brain have an increased activation in the different empathy conditions. We expect that that cognitive empathy (What is your wife/husband thinking?") will be associated with the activation of brain areas involved in social perception such as the medial pre frontal and
orbitofrontal cortex and temporal parietal junction. We expect that the emotional empathy conditon ("what was your wife/husband feeling?") to engage emotional networks particularly insula, amygdala and parahippocampal gyrus. In this poster we will present the experimental design of the research project, the interaction task performed by the participants in the lab and the research hypothesis for study I and II.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Barbosa, M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira-Silva, P.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Barbosa, M., Oliveira-Silva, P., Decety, J., Perrone, K., & Coutinho J. (2015). Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task. Book of abstracts of the 8th European Conference on Psychotherapy Research (p. 81). Klagenfurt, Austria: Society for Psychotherapy Research.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Neuroscience / Interpersonal interactions

Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task

Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task

DocumentEmpathy and heart rate variability: a need and a mechanism of emotion regulation2015

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.15
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Empathy and heart rate variability: a need and a mechanism of emotion regulation
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/1822/38638
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
According to Polyvagal Theory (Porges, 2007), empathic and prosocial behaviours became possible through the arising of the myelinated vagus nerve in the mammalian autonomic nervous system, which plays a major role in the regulation of heart rate variability (HRV). High-frequency (HF) component of HRV constitute an index of cardiac vagal control. This study aims to examine how perceived empathy varies as a function of sex; how heart rate (HR) varies as a function of valence of a marital interaction task and sex; and, mostly, if perceived empathy is associated with HF, since both are associated with emotion regulation. Thirty heterosexual couples aged between 22 and 62 years old participated in this study. Women scored significantly higher in several of the empathy self-report measures used. Subjects showed significantly greater HR in the negative period compared to the positive period, and no effect of sex was found. In males, significant and positive associations between some empathy measures and HF were found. These findings suggest that empathy might not only be associated with vagal regulation of HF, but also with the subjects’ visceral perception, which is more accurate in men. Implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Barbosa, M. F.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Barbosa, M. F. (2015). Empathy and heart rate variability: a need and a mechanism of emotion regulation. (Master's thesis, University of Minho, Portugal). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1822/38638
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Emotion regulation / Vagal control / Heart rate variability