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DocumentA new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation2015

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-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4894923/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) are widely used in Brain-Computer Interface applications and in neuroscience.
Normal EEG activity is rich in background noise and therefore, in order to detect ERPs, it is usually necessary to take the average from multiple trials to reduce the effects of this noise.
The noise produced by EEG activity itself is not correlated with the ERP waveform and so, by calculating the average, the noise is decreased by a factor inversely proportional to the square root of N, where N is the number of averaged epochs.
This is the easiest strategy currently used to detect ERPs, which is based on calculating the average of each ERP’s waveform, these waveforms being time-and phase-locked.
In this paper a new method called GW6 is proposed, which calculates the ERP using a mathematical method based only on Pearson's Correlation.
This results in a graph with the same time resolution as the classical ERP and which contains only positive peaks representing the increase – in consonance to the stimuli – in EEG signal correlation over all channels.
This new method is also useful for selectively identifying and highlighting any hidden components of the ERP response that are not phase-locked, and that are usually hidden in the standard and simple method based on the averaging of all the epochs.
These hidden components seem to be caused by variations (between each successive stimulus) of the ERP's inherent phase latency period (jitter), although the same stimulus across all EEG channels produces a reasonably constant phase.
For this reason, this new method could be very helpful to investigate these hidden components of the ERP response and to develop applications for scientific and medical purposes.
Moreover, this new method is more resistant to EEG artifacts than the standard calculations of the average.
The method we are proposing can be directly used in the form of a process written in the well known Matlab programming language and can be easily and quickly written in any other software language.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Giroldini, W.
Secondary author(s):
Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Melloni, S., Tressoldi, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Giroldini, W., Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Melloni, S., & Tressoldi, P. (2016). A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation. EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13637-016-0043-z
2-year Impact Factor: N/A
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available
Times cited: 11|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: N/A
Keywords: Event-Related Potentials / Brain-Computer-Interfaces / Pearson’s correlation

A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation

A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation

DocumentNeurophysiological correlates of excitement in schizophrenia2013

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-090
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2002
Title:
090 - Brain function, creativity, paranormal ideation and risk for psychosis
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-04
Researcher(s):
Alexander Sumich, Michael Brammer, Dominic Ffytch
Institution(s): Brain Image Analysis Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Diskette (Reseacrch Bursary 02-03, Alex Sumich: Brain function, creativity, paranormal ideation and risk for psychosis - BIAL)
Language: eng
Author:
Sumich, A.
Secondary author(s):
Brammer, M., Ffytch, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Psychotic disorders

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-090.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2002
Title:
Neurophysiological correlates of excitement in schizophrenia
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278584613001309
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objective: The excitement cluster (excitement, hostility, uncooperativeness and impulsivity) may contribute to the risk of violent behaviour, treatment non-adherence, likelihood of discharge and substance use in psychosis. Evidence suggests involvement of frontal executive mechanisms that may show sex differences in their association with symptom severity. The current study tests the association between excitement and the frontal N200 and P300 components of the auditory event-related potential in schizophrenia as a function of sex.
Method: Fourteen men and 14 women with schizophrenia (mean illness duration = 20 years) completed a novelty oddball and clinical interview.
Results: Men showed higher midline N200 and lower novelty P300 amplitude than women. They had more pronounced
differences between midline and lateral N200 amplitude, and did not show the same Novel N Target effect for right frontal P300 as did women. Right frontal N200 amplitude to target stimuli was positively associated with excitement in women and inversely associated with excitement in men. Novelty P300 amplitude was inversely associated with excitement, particularly in women and over the right hemisphere.
Conclusion: Results suggest that mechanisms underpinning frontal N200 and P300 subcomponents are differentially involved in excitement depending on sex. Understanding these individual differences may have implications
for developing personalised treatment.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Sumich, A.
Secondary author(s):
Castro, A., Anilkumar, A., Zachariach, E., Kumari, V.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Sumich, A., Castro, A., Anilkumar, A., Zachariach, E., & Kumari, V. (2013). Neurophysiological correlates of excitement in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 46, 132–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2013.06.018
2-year Impact Factor: 4.025|2013
Times cited: 12|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Event-related potentials / Excitement / Frontal / N200 / Schizophrenia / Sex differences

DocumentMindful Aging: The effects of regular brief mindfulness practice on electrophysiological markers of cognitive and affective processing in older adults2017

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-2010-032
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
032 - Facilitating healthy ageing: Investigating neuroprotective effects of mindfulness practice
Duration: 2011-04 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Peter Malinowski, Thomas Gruber, Cathy Montgomery
Institution(s): Liverpool John Moores University, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology Byrom Street, Liverpool (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Malinowski, P.
Secondary author(s):
Gruber, T., Montgomery, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-032.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
Mindful Aging: The effects of regular brief mindfulness practice on electrophysiological markers of cognitive and affective processing in older adults
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12671-015-0482-8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
There is growing interest in the potential benefits of mindfulness meditation practices in terms of counteracting some of the cognitive effects associated with aging. Pursuing this question, the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of mindfulness training on executive control and emotion regulation in older adults, by means of studying behavioral and electrophysiological changes. Participants, 55 to 75 years of age, were randomly allocated to an 8-week mindful breath awareness training group or an active control group engaging in brain training exercises. Before and after the training period, participants completed an emotional-counting Stroop task, designed to measure attentional control and emotion regulation processes. Concurrently, their brain activity was measured by means of 64-channel electroencephalography. The results show that engaging in just over 10 min of mindfulness practice five times per week resulted in significant improvements in behavioral (response latency) and electrophysiological (N2 event-related potential) measures related to general task performance. Analyses of the underlying cortical sources (Variable Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography, VARETA) indicate that this N2-related effect is primarily associated with changes in the right angular gyrus and other areas of the dorsal attention network. However, the study did not find the expected specific improvements in executive control and emotion regulation, which may be due to the training instructions or the relative brevity of the intervention. Overall, the results indicate that engaging in mindfulness meditation training improves the maintenance of goal-directed visuospatial attention and may be a useful strategy for counteracting cognitive decline associated with aging.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Malinowski, P.
Secondary author(s):
Moore, A., Mead, B., Gruber, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Malinowski, P., Moore, A. W., Mead, B. R., & Gruber, T. (2017). Mindful Aging: The effects of regular brief mindfulness practice on electrophysiological markers of cognitive and affective processing in older adults. Mindfulness, 8(1), 78-94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-015-0482-8
2-year Impact Factor: 3.024|2017
Times cited: 59|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Cognitive aging / Mindfulness meditation training / Executive control / Emotion regulation / Event-related potentials / Randomized active controlled study

Mindful Aging: The effects of regular brief mindfulness practice on electrophysiological markers of cognitive and affective processing in older adults

Mindful Aging: The effects of regular brief mindfulness practice on electrophysiological markers of cognitive and affective processing in older adults

DocumentFinal report - Characterising developmental trajectories of brain function from childhood into adolescence2017

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-2012-194
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
194 - Characterising developmental trajectories of brain function from childhood into adolescence
Duration: 2013-04 - 2017-09
Researcher(s):
Kristin Robin Laurens, Ruth E. Roberts
Institution(s): Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences,Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Laurens, K. R.
Secondary author(s):
Roberts, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Psychotic disorders / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-194.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
Final report - Characterising developmental trajectories of brain function from childhood into adolescence
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant_19412.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Little longitudinal data is available tracking cognitive development using event-related potentials (ERP) during adolescence, either in typically developing (TD) youth or in high-risk youth.
AIMS
1. To delineate a normative pattern of development on multiple indices of cognitive function;
2. To determine anomalies of development on these brain function indices among high-risk youth.
METHOD
The project used longitudinal data from the London Child Health and Development Study to examine the development of brain function among TD youth and among youth at high-risk for the development of schizophrenia, including a high-risk group with family history of schizophrenia (FHx), and another high-risk group presenting a triad of developmental antecedents of schizophrenia (ASz; i.e., motor/speech delays, social/emotional/behavioral problems, and psychotic-like experiences). Data from three assessments in the cohort were used, spanning middle childhood (9-11 years), early adolescence (11-13 years), and mid-adolescence (13-16 years).
RESULTS
We characterised the trajectories of normative development among TD youth, and demonstrated that high-risk ASz and FHx youth display some early cognitive deficits that remain stable during adolescence. On other cognitive measures, ASz and FHx children showed faster rates of development during adolescence than their TD peers, so that early delays observed in brain function normalised later in adolescence.
CONCLUSION
These differential patterns of deviation from normative adolescent cognitive development among high-risk youth imply scope for targeting interventions to specific cognitive deficits at different developmental phases.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Laurens, K. R.
Secondary author(s):
Roberts, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Child and adolescent development / Developmental psychopathology / Cognition / Event-related potentials

Final report - Characterising developmental trajectories of brain function from childhood into adolescence

Final report - Characterising developmental trajectories of brain function from childhood into adolescence

DocumentNeurophysiological correlates of excitement in men with recent-onset psychosis2018

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-090
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2002
Title:
090 - Brain function, creativity, paranormal ideation and risk for psychosis
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-04
Researcher(s):
Alexander Sumich, Michael Brammer, Dominic Ffytch
Institution(s): Brain Image Analysis Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Diskette (Reseacrch Bursary 02-03, Alex Sumich: Brain function, creativity, paranormal ideation and risk for psychosis - BIAL)
Language: eng
Author:
Sumich, A.
Secondary author(s):
Brammer, M., Ffytch, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Psychotic disorders

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-090.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2002
Title:
Neurophysiological correlates of excitement in men with recent-onset psychosis
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://www.psychiatria-danubina.com/UserDocsImages/pdf/dnb_vol30_no1/dnb_vol30_no1_64.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE:
Right frontal function, as indicated by the N200 component of the event-related potential during target detection, has previously been associated with excitement (excitement, impulsivity, hostility, uncooperativeness) in men with a long-term diagnosis of schizophrenia. The current study investigated excitement in relation to N200 in men who had recently experienced their first episode of psychosis.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS:
Twenty men who had recently suffered their first psychotic episode underwent a clinical interview and auditory oddball task.
RESULTS:
Multiple linear regression analysis showed that 58% of the variance in the excitement symptom cluster was explained by a positive association with frontal midline N200 amplitude and an inverse association with right frontal N200 amplitude. The latter was not apparent in the initial correlation, suggesting suppression by the midline activity. These associations were not explained by drug use, medication or negative symptoms. However, the correlation between excitement and midline N200 was stronger in drug users, and that between right frontal N200 and excitement was stronger in nonusers.
CONCLUSION:
Findings support the independent contributions to excitement of mechanisms reflected in midline and right frontal N200 amplitude respectively during the early stages of psychosis.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Sumich, A.
Secondary author(s):
Harris, A., Whitford, T., Hermens, D., Heym, N., Anderson, J., Bloxsom, C., Kibowski, F., Kumari, V.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Sumich, A., Harris, A., Whitford, T., Hermens, D., Heym, N., ..., Kumari, V. (2018). Neurophysiological correlates of excitement in men with recent-onset psychosis. Psychiatria Danubina, 30(1), 64-71. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2018.64
2-year Impact Factor: 0.683|2018
Times cited: 1|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Psychosis / Recent-onset / Event-related potentials / N200 / Excitement / Drug use

Neurophysiological correlates of excitement in men with recent-onset psychosis

Neurophysiological correlates of excitement in men with recent-onset psychosis

DocumentStimulus complexity matters when you hear your own voice: Attention effects on self-generated voice processing2018

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-238
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
238 - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception
Duration: 2017-03 - 2020-01
Researcher(s):
Ana Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Kotz, S., Schwartz, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Self-voice / Prediction / Saliency / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-238.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Stimulus complexity matters when you hear your own voice: Attention effects on self-generated voice processing
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167876017303355?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to discriminate self- and non-self voice cues is a fundamental aspect of self-awareness and subserves self-monitoring during verbal communication. Nonetheless, the neurofunctional underpinnings of self-voice perception and recognition are still poorly understood. Moreover, how attention and stimulus complexity influence the processing and recognition of one's own voice remains to be clarified. Using an oddball task, the current study investigated how self-relevance and stimulus type interact during selective attention to voices, and how they affect the representation of regularity during voice perception. Event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded from 18 right-handed males. Pre-recorded self-generated (SGV) and non-self (NSV) voices, consisting of a nonverbal vocalization (vocalization condition) or disyllabic word (word condition), were presented as either standard or target stimuli in different experimental blocks. The results showed increased N2 amplitude to SGV relative to NSV stimuli. Stimulus type modulated later processing stages only: P3 amplitude was increased for SGV relative to NSV words, whereas no differences between SGV and NSV were observed in the case of vocalizations. Moreover, SGV standards elicited reduced N1 and P2 amplitude relative to NSV standards. These findings revealed that the self-voice grabs more attention when listeners are exposed to words but not vocalizations. Further, they indicate that detection of regularity in an auditory stream is facilitated for one's own voice at early processing stages. Together, they demonstrate that self-relevance affects attention to voices differently as a function of stimulus type.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Gonçalves, O. F. , Pinheiro, A. P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Conde, T., Gonçalves, O. F., & Pinheiro, A. P. (2018). Stimulus complexity matters when you hear your own voice: Attention effects on self-generated voice processing. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 66-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.08.007
2-year Impact Factor: 2.407|2018
Times cited: 12|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Attention / Event-related potentials / Non-self voice / P3 / Self-generated voice / Stimulus type

DocumentShort-term mindful breath awareness training improves inhibitory control and response monitoring2019

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-2008-030
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2008
Title:
030 - Does meditation practice modulate the dynamics of attentional neural networks? An EEG study
Duration: 2009-09 - 2011-04
Researcher(s):
Peter Malinowski, Thomas Gruber, Gernot G. Supp
Institution(s): Liverpool John Moores University, School of Psychology (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Malinowski, P.
Secondary author(s):
Gruber, T., Supp, G.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-030.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2008
Title:
Short-term mindful breath awareness training improves inhibitory control and response monitoring
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612318301584?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mindfulness meditation is thought to lead to positive changes in cognitive and affective functioning. However, the mechanisms underlying these changes are not well understood. One reason for this is that so far only very few studies considered the effects of specific meditation practices. We thus investigated the effects of engaging in one specific form of mindfulness meditation for a brief time period on behavioral and neural indicators of inhibitory control and metacognition. Performance on the Go/No-Go task and concurrent neural activity (EEG) was assessed before and after participants engaged in 3 weeks of mindful breath awareness meditation. Compared to a waitlist control group, meditation training enhanced the N2 event-related potential in No-Go trials and the error-related negativity (ERN) after error responses. As these two components reflect conflict and response monitoring, respectively, our results support the notion that mindfulness meditation improves metacognitive processes. The changes in the ERN were correlated with the accumulated amount of meditation time, highlighting the importance of meditation practice. Furthermore, meditation improved a behavioral marker of impulsive responding, indicating the relevance of mindfulness-based approaches for supporting health-related behaviors that are associated with deficits in impulsive control, such as substance abuse or over-eating. This study demonstrated that investigating one particular meditation practice rather than complex mindfulness-based interventions can contribute to a deeper understanding of mindfulness meditation mechanisms.
Accessibility: Document does exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Pozuelos, J. P.
Secondary author(s):
Mead, B., R., Rueda, M. R., Malinowski, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Pozuelos, J. P., Mead, B., R., Rueda, M. R., & Malinowski, P. (2019). Short-term mindful breath awareness training improves inhibitory control and response monitoring. Progress in Brain Research, 244, 137-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.10.019
2-year Impact Factor: 1.746|2019
Times cited: 30|2024-02-12
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Mindful breath awareness training / Meditation / Event-related potentials / Error-related negativity / Impulsivity / Meta-awareness

DocumentTrajectories of mismatch negativity and P3a amplitude development from age 9 to 16 years in childrenwith risk factors for schizophrenia2020

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-035
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 17/2006
Title:
035 - Development and genetic correlates of brain function in children at high- and low-risk for developing schizophrenia
Duration: 2008-01 - 2011-07
Researcher(s):
Kristin Robyn Laurens, Sheilagh Hodgins, Robin M. Murray, Eric A. Taylor, Collier, Sir Michael Rutter
Institution(s): Department of Forensic Mental Health Science, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
5 Articles (under review or published)
1 Book chapter
Language: eng
Author:
Laurens, K. R.
Secondary author(s):
Hodgins, S., Murray, R., Taylor, E., Collier, D., Rutter, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Assessment tools / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Psychotic disorders

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-035.26
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 17/2006
Title:
Trajectories of mismatch negativity and P3a amplitude development from age 9 to 16 years in childrenwith risk factors for schizophrenia
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2451902220302020
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Mismatch negativity (MMN) and P3a amplitude reductions are robust abnormalities of sensory information processing in schizophrenia, but are variably present in different profiles of risk (family history vs. clinical high-risk) for the disorder. This study aimed to determine whether these abnormalities characterize children presenting replicated risk factors for schizophrenia, using longitudinal assessment over ages 9-16 years in children with multiple replicated antecedents of schizophrenia (ASz), and with family history of schizophrenia (FHx), relative to typically developing (TD) peers.
METHODS
105 children (52 female) sampled from the community were assessed aged 9-12 years and approximately 2 and 4 years later. Linear mixed models were fit to MMN and P3a peak amplitudes and latencies, with intercept and slope estimates from 32 ASz and 28 FHx children compared to those of 45 TD peers.
RESULTS
In ASz relative to TD children, MMN amplitude initially increased and then prominently decreased during adolescence. Both ASz and FHx children had greater P3a amplitude than TD children at 11 years which reduced with age, in contrast to P3a amplitude increases during adolescence in TD youth. MMN abnormalities were specific to ASz children who continued to present symptoms during follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS
Age-dependent MMN and P3a abnormalities demarcate adolescent development of ASz and FHx from TD children, with auditory change detection abnormalities specific to ASz children with continuing symptoms, and attention orienting abnormalities characterizing both ASz and FHx risk profiles. Follow-up is required to determine whether these abnormalities index vulnerability for schizophrenia or an illness non-specific developmental delay.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2012-194.14
Author: Laurens K. R.
Secondary author(s):
Murphy J. R., Dickson H., Roberts R. E., Gutteridge T. P.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Laurens K. R., Murphy J. R., Dickson H., Roberts R. E., & Gutteridge T. P. (2020). Trajectories of mismatch negativity and P3a amplitude development from age 9 to 16 years in childrenwith risk factors for schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry - Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.07.01
2-year Impact Factor: 6.204|2020
Times cited: 7|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: MMN / Psychotic-like experiences / Genetic high-risk / Event-related potentials / Sensory information processing / Longitudinal analysis

DocumentTrajectories of mismatch negativity and P3a amplitude development from age 9 to 16 years in childrenwith risk factors for schizophrenia2020

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-2012-194
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
194 - Characterising developmental trajectories of brain function from childhood into adolescence
Duration: 2013-04 - 2017-09
Researcher(s):
Kristin Robin Laurens, Ruth E. Roberts
Institution(s): Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences,Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Laurens, K. R.
Secondary author(s):
Roberts, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Psychotic disorders / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-194.14
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
Trajectories of mismatch negativity and P3a amplitude development from age 9 to 16 years in childrenwith risk factors for schizophrenia
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2451902220302020
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Mismatch negativity (MMN) and P3a amplitude reductions are robust abnormalities of sensory information processing in schizophrenia, but are variably present in different profiles of risk (family history vs. clinical high-risk) for the disorder. This study aimed to determine whether these abnormalities characterize children presenting replicated risk factors for schizophrenia, using longitudinal assessment over ages 9-16 years in children with multiple replicated antecedents of schizophrenia (ASz), and with family history of schizophrenia (FHx), relative to typically developing (TD) peers.
METHODS
105 children (52 female) sampled from the community were assessed aged 9-12 years and approximately 2 and 4 years later. Linear mixed models were fit to MMN and P3a peak amplitudes and latencies, with intercept and slope estimates from 32 ASz and 28 FHx children compared to those of 45 TD peers.
RESULTS
In ASz relative to TD children, MMN amplitude initially increased and then prominently decreased during adolescence. Both ASz and FHx children had greater P3a amplitude than TD children at 11 years which reduced with age, in contrast to P3a amplitude increases during adolescence in TD youth. MMN abnormalities were specific to ASz children who continued to present symptoms during follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS
Age-dependent MMN and P3a abnormalities demarcate adolescent development of ASz and FHx from TD children, with auditory change detection abnormalities specific to ASz children with continuing symptoms, and attention orienting abnormalities characterizing both ASz and FHx risk profiles. Follow-up is required to determine whether these abnormalities index vulnerability for schizophrenia or an illness non-specific developmental delay.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2006-035.26
Notes: genetic high-riskevent-related potentialssensory information processinglongitudinal analysis
Author: Laurens K. R.
Secondary author(s):
Murphy J. R., Dickson H., Roberts R. E., Gutteridge T. P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Laurens K. R., Murphy J. R., Dickson H., Roberts R. E., & Gutteridge T. P. (2020). Trajectories of mismatch negativity and P3a amplitude development from age 9 to 16 years in children with risk factors for schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.07.01
2-year Impact Factor: 6.204|2020
Times cited: 7|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: MMN / Psychotic-like experiences / Genetic high-risk / Event-related potentials / Sensory information processing / Longitudinal analysis

DocumentBasic and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: Review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group2020

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

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

Reference code: NDE-57
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Basic and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: Review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1388245720304302?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The analysis of spontaneous EEG activity and evoked potentials is a cornerstone of the instrumental evaluation of patients with disorders of consciousness (DoC). The past few years have witnessed an unprecedented surge in EEG-related research applied to the prediction and detection of recovery of consciousness after severe brain injury, opening up the prospect that new concepts and tools may be available at the bedside. This paper provides a comprehensive, critical overview of both consolidated and investigational electrophysiological techniques for the prognostic and diagnostic assessment of DoC. We describe conventional EEG approaches, then focus on evoked and event-related potentials, and finally we analyze the potential of novel research findings. In doing so, we (i) draw a distinction between acute, prolonged and chronic phases of DoC, (ii) attempt to relate both clinical and research findings to the underlying neuronal processes and (iii) discuss technical and conceptual caveats. The primary aim of this narrative review is to bridge the gap between standard and emerging electrophysiological measures for the detection and prediction of recovery of consciousness. The ultimate scope is to provide a reference and common ground for academic researchers active in the field of neurophysiology and clinicians engaged in ICU and rehabilitation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Comanducci, A.
Secondary author(s):
Bolym M., Claassen, J., De Lucia, M., Gibson, R. M. , Juan, E., Laureys, S., Naccache, L., Owen, A. M. , Rosanova, M., Rossetti, A. O., Schnakers, C., Sitt, J. D., Massimini, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Comanducci, A., Bolym M., Claassen, J., De Lucia, M., Gibson, R. M., Juan, E., ... Massimini, M. (2020). Clinical and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: Review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group. Clinical Neurophysiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2020.07.015
2-year Impact Factor: 3.708|2020
Times cited: 78|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Disorders of consciousness / EEG / Evoked potentials / Event-related potentials / Vegetative state / Minimally conscious state

DocumentClinical and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group2020

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

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

Reference code: NDE-69
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Clinical and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1388245720304302
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The analysis of spontaneous EEG activity and evoked potentials is a cornerstone of the instrumental evaluation of patients with disorders of consciousness (DoC). The past few years have witnessed an unprecedented surge in EEG-related research applied to the prediction and detection of recovery of consciousness after severe brain injury, opening up the prospect that new concepts and tools may be available at the bedside. This paper provides a comprehensive, critical overview of both consolidated and investigational electrophysiological techniques for the prognostic and diagnostic assessment of DoC. We describe conventional clinical EEG approaches, then focus on evoked and event-related potentials, and finally we analyze the potential of novel research findings. In doing so, we (i) draw a distinction between acute, prolonged and chronic phases of DoC, (ii) attempt to relate both clinical and research findings to the underlying neuronal processes and (iii) discuss technical and conceptual caveats. The primary aim of this narrative review is to bridge the gap between standard and emerging electrophysiological measures for the detection and prediction of recovery of consciousness. The ultimate scope is to provide a reference and common ground for academic researchers active in the field of neurophysiology and clinicians engaged in intensive care unit and rehabilitation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Comanducci, A.
Secondary author(s):
Boly, M., Claassen, J., De Lucia, M., Gibson, R. M., Juan, E., Laureys, S., Naccache, L., Owen, A. M., Rosanova, M., Rossetti, A. O., Schnakers, C., Sitt, J. D., Schiff, N. D., Massimini, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Comanducci, A., Boly, M., Claassen, J., De Lucia, M., Gibson, R. M., Juan, E., ... Massimini, M. (2020). Clinical and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group. Clinical Neurophysiology, 131(11), 2736-2765. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2020.07.015
2-year Impact Factor: 3.708|2020
Times cited: 78|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Disorders of consciousness / EEG / Evoked potentials / Event-related potentials / Vegetative state / Minimally conscious state / Coma

Clinical and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group

Clinical and advanced neurophysiology in the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of disorders of consciousness: review of an IFCN-endorsed expert group

DocumentCue overlap supports preretrieval selection in episodic memory: ERP evidence2021

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - Temporal decoding of selective recollection with psychophysiology
Duration: 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Alexa Morcom, Arjen Alink
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Morcom, A.
Secondary author(s):
Alink, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Recollection / Decoding / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Event-related potential (ERP) / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-169.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Cue overlap supports preretrieval selection in episodic memory: ERP evidence
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758%2Fs13415-021-00971-0
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
People often want to recall events of a particular kind, but this selective remembering is not always possible. We contrasted two candidate mechanisms: the overlap between retrieval cues and stored memory traces, and the ease of recollection. In two preregistered experiments (Ns = 28), we used event-related potentials (ERPs) to quantify selection occurring before retrieval and the goal states - retrieval orientations - thought to achieve this selection. Participants viewed object pictures or heard object names, and one of these sources was designated as targets in each memory test. We manipulated cue overlap by probing memory with visual names (Experiment 1) or line drawings (Experiment 2). Results revealed that regardless of which source was targeted, the left parietal ERP effect indexing recollection was selective when test cues overlapped more with the targeted than non-targeted information, despite consistently better memory for pictures. ERPs for unstudied items also were more positive-going when cue overlap was high, suggesting that engagement of retrieval orientations reflected availability of external cues matching the targeted source. The data support the view that selection can act before recollection if there is sufficient overlap between retrieval cues and targeted versus competing memory traces.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Moccia, A.
Secondary author(s):
Morcom, A. M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Moccia, A., & Morcom, A. M. (2021). Cue overlap supports preretrieval selection in episodic memory: ERP evidence. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-021-00971-0
2-year Impact Factor: 3.526|2021
Times cited: 1|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Episodic memory / Event-related potentials / Proactive control / Recollection / Retrieval orientation

Cue overlap supports preretrieval selection in episodic memory: ERP evidence

Cue overlap supports preretrieval selection in episodic memory: ERP evidence

DocumentNeurophysiological examination of the affect–integration–motivation framework of decision-making in the aging brain: A registered report2022

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-249
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
249 - Healthy aging and economic decision-making: neuropsychophysiological examination of the affect-integration-motivation framework of decision-making in aging brain
Duration: 2018-02 - 2023-04
Researcher(s):
João Marques-Teixeira, Rui Mata, Isabel Martins, Giuseppe Danese, Carina Fernandes, Pasion Rita, Tiago Oliveira Paiva
Institution(s): Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Author: Marques-Teixeira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Mata, R., Martins, I., Danese, G., Gonçalves, A., Fernandes, C., Pasion, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Healthy aging / Risk / Economic and social decision-making / Uncertainty / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-249.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Neurophysiological examination of the affect–integration–motivation framework of decision-making in the aging brain: A registered report
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811922003135
Abstract/Results: The Affect–Integration–Motivation (AIM) framework was proposed to clarify how brain circuits that support
decision-making are altered by aging (Samanez-Larkin & Knutson, 2015). According to this framework, choices
are preceded by affective, integrative, and motivational processes, which may all be affected by aging. The Mon-
etary Incentive Delay (MID) task allows tapping into several mechanisms proposed by the AIM framework, and
the present registered report aimed to explore the temporal resolution of the EEG to find the neural correlates of
age differences in such mechanisms, including gain/loss anticipation, value integration, motivational processes
underlying motor choice, as well as processing of positive/negative rewards. The electrophysiological data were
recorded from 77 participants (20–80 years old), and we analyzed the Cue-P3, Contingent Negative Variation,
target-P3, Feedback-related Negativity, and the Feedback-P3. The results support the AIM framework, suggest-
ing that aging altered affective processes (as shown by a significant reduced cue-P3 in the older group), while
preserved integration and motivation processes. However, despite a general lack of significant group by domain
interactions across the ERPs analyzed, the results of the planned comparisons are suggestive of a preserved pro-
cessing of gains and affected processing of losses during aging. This conclusion requires further replication with
larger samples, but our study shows that future research may profit from decomposing decision processes to
understand how biological aging affects decision making.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Fernandes, C.
Secondary author(s):
Macedo, I., Gonçakves, A. R., Pasion, R., Mata, R., Danese, G., Martins, I. P., Barbosa, F., Marques-Teixeira, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Fernandes, C., Macedo, I., Gonçalves, A. R., Pasion, R., Mata, R., Danese, G., Martins, I. P., Barbosa, F. & Marques-Teixeira, J. (2022). Neurophysiological examination of the affect-integration-motivation framework of decision-making in the aging brain: A registered report. NeuroImage, 256, 119189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119189
2-year Impact Factor: 5.700|2022
Times cited: 1|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Economic decision-making / Aging / Event-related potentials / Rewards anticipation / feedback processing

Neurophysiological examination of the affect–integration–motivation framework of decision-making in the aging brain: A registered report

Neurophysiological examination of the affect–integration–motivation framework of decision-making in the aging brain: A registered report

DocumentThe time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations2022

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945222000715
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Previous research has documented perceptual and brain differences between spontaneous and volitional emotional vocalizations. However, the time course of emotional authenticity processing remains unclear. We used event-related potentials (ERPs) to address this question, and we focused on the processing of laughter and crying. We additionally tested whether the neural encoding of authenticity is influenced by attention, by manipulating task focus (authenticity versus emotional category) and visual condition (with versus without visual deprivation). ERPs were recorded from 43 participants while they listened to vocalizations and evaluated their authenticity (volitional versus spontaneous) or emotional meaning (sad versus amused). Twenty-two of the participants were blindfolded and tested in a dark room, and 21 were tested in standard visual conditions. As compared to volitional vocalizations, spontaneous ones were associated with reduced N1 amplitude in the case of laughter, and increased P2 in the case of crying. At later cognitive processing stages, more positive amplitudes were observed for spontaneous (versus volitional) laughs and cries (1000–1400 msec), with earlier effects for laughs (700–1000 msec). Visual condition affected brain responses to emotional authenticity at early (P2 range) and late processing stages (middle and late LPP ranges). Task focus did not influence neural responses to authenticity. Our findings suggest that authenticity information is encoded early and automatically during vocal emotional processing. They also point to a potentially faster encoding of authenticity in laughter compared to crying.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
by permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, A. I., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F., Pinheiro, A. P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Conde, T., Correia, A. I., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F., & Pinheiro, A. P. (2022). The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations. Cortex, 151, 116-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.02.016
2-year Impact Factor: 3.600|2022
Times cited: 2|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Authenticity / Emotion / Voice / Event-related potentials

The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations

The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations

DocumentAttention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing2023

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-146
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
146 - The me and the I: Dissociating ownership and agency in sensorimotor processing
Duration: 2021/09
Researcher(s):
Ana Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica - CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Article
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Kotz, S., Schwartze, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Self / Agency / Ownership / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-146.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945222002830
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Both self-voice and emotional speech are salient signals that are prioritized in perception. Surprisingly, self-voice perception has been investigated to a lesser extent than the self-face. Therefore, it remains to be clarified whether self-voice prioritization is boosted by emotion, and whether self-relevance and emotion interact differently when attention is focused on who is speaking vs. what is being said.
Thirty participants listened to 210 prerecorded words spoken in one’s own or an unfamiliar voice and differing in emotional valence, in two tasks manipulating the attention focus on either speaker identity or speech emotion. Event-related potentials (ERP) of the electroencephalogram (EEG) informed on the temporal dynamics of self-relevance, emotion, and attention effects.
Words spoken in one’s own voice elicited a larger N1 and Late Positive Potential (LPP), but smaller N400 responses. Identity and emotion interactively modulated the P2 (self-positivity bias) and LPP (self-negativity bias). Attention to speaker identity modulated more strongly ERP responses within 600 ms post-word onset (N1, P2, N400), whereas attention to speech emotion altered late components (LPP). However, attention did not modulate the interaction of self-relevance and emotion.
These findings suggest that the self-voice is prioritized for neural processing at early sensory stages, and that both emotion and attention shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing. They also confirm involuntary processing of salient signals (self-relevance and emotion) even in situations where attention is deliberately directed away from those cues. These findings have important implications for a better understanding of symptoms thought to arise from aberrant self-voice monitoring such as auditory verbal hallucinations.
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eng
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Pinheiro, A.
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Sarzedas, J., Roberto, M., Kotz, S.
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Reference:
Pinheiro, A. P., Sarzedas, J., Roberto, M. S., & Kotz, S. A. (2023). Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing. Cortex, 158, 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.10.006
2-year Impact Factor: 3.600|2022
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Times cited: 1|2024-02-16
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Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Speech / Voice / Self-relevance / Emotion / Event-related potentials

Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing

Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing

DocumentThe aging social brain: neural and behavioral age-related changes in social cognition and decision-making2019

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-249
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
249 - Healthy aging and economic decision-making: neuropsychophysiological examination of the affect-integration-motivation framework of decision-making in aging brain
Duration: 2018-02 - 2023-04
Researcher(s):
João Marques-Teixeira, Rui Mata, Isabel Martins, Giuseppe Danese, Carina Fernandes, Pasion Rita, Tiago Oliveira Paiva
Institution(s): Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Author: Marques-Teixeira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Mata, R., Martins, I., Danese, G., Gonçalves, A., Fernandes, C., Pasion, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Healthy aging / Risk / Economic and social decision-making / Uncertainty / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-249.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The aging social brain: neural and behavioral age-related changes in social cognition and decision-making
Publication year: 2019
URL:
The aging social brain: neural and behavioral age-related changes in social cognition and decision-making
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Older adults are at increased risk of cognitive deficits and neurological disease, but, paradoxically, they show preserved or even improved performance in emotional processing, in comparison with younger adults. These age-related changes likely shape social cognition and decision-making, but the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying these domains remain poorly understood during aging.
The present research aimed to analyze age-related changes in behavioral and neurophysiological correlates of social cognition and decision-making, as well as the role that cognitive functioning has in these domains. To this purpose, a sample of 30 younger, 30 middle-aged and 29 older adults performed a set of experimental tasks designed to examine five domains of social cognition and decision-making, during EEG recordings. These tasks assessed: (1) emotional identification; (2) theory of mind; (3) social perception; (4) decisionmaking under risk and (5) social decision-making.
Results showed that aging affects some domains of social cognition, preserving others. Specifically, aging appears to preserve emotional identification abilities, which can be mediated by an increased neural processing of the structural and emotional features of the face. However, aging appears to affect emotional perspective-taking abilities, which are fundamental to a preserved theory of mind. Older adults were also less accurate than younger adults at identifying the intentionality of social transgressions, which was found along with a N2 attenuation during the perception of accidental/intentional harms. During decision-making under risk, older adults were less risk-averse than younger adults, preferring smaller losses associated with higher probabilities of losing. Regarding electrophysiological results, middle-aged and older adults had similar amplitudes of the
feedback-related negativity after losses and non-losses, while younger adults had higher amplitudes after non-losses than after losses. Similarly, the amplitudes of the older adults’ feedback-P3 did not differ between gains and non-gains, while younger and middle-aged adults had higher feedback-P3 after gains than after non-gains. Taken together, these results suggest that aging is accompanied by a decline in the ability to adjust economic decisions according to the feedback, which may underlie older adults’ preference for risk-taking. In the last task, older adults showed the best economic strategy, assessed through the Ultimatum Game. However, such strategy may be related with an age-related decline in the neural responses to unfair offers, as shown by similar amplitudes of the medial frontal negativity component after fair and unfair offers.
Interestingly, middle-aged adults were at an intermediate level between younger and older adults in all tasks, both in neural asin behavioral responses to social cues. This suggests that aging effects on social cognition start earlier in adult development, similarly to what happens to several neurocognitive processes. With the exception of emotional identification, working memory and executive functions were correlated with social and decisional abilities. This finding is in accordance with previous results, which showed that neurocognition and social cognition are different, but related constructs.
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Language:
eng
Notes:
Risk
Author: Fernandes, C.
Document type:
Doctoral thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Fernandes, C. (2019). The aging social brain: neural and behavioral age-related changes in social cognition and decision-making. (Doctoral thesis, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal). Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/132221
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Aging / Decision-making / Risk / Event-related potentials / Emotion identification / Perspective-taking

DocumentUncertainty deconstructed: conceptual analysis and state-of-the-art review of the ERP correlates of risk and ambiguity in decision-making2023

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-252
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
252 - Neurophysiological bases of decision-making processes: Dissociating risk and uncertainty in the human brain
Duration: 2021-03
Researcher(s):
Tiago Paiva, Carina Fernandes, Fernando Barbosa, João Marques-Teixeira, Fernando Ferreira-Santos, Carlos Seixas, Rita Pasion, Carlos Campos
Institution(s): Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Fernandes, C., Barbosa, F., Marques-Teixeira, J., Ferreira-Santos, F., Seixas, C., Pasion, R., Campos, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Uncertainty / Risk / Decision-making / Neurophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-252.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Uncertainty deconstructed: conceptual analysis and state-of-the-art review of the ERP correlates of risk and ambiguity in decision-making
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-023-01101-8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Risk and uncertainty are central concepts of decision neuroscience. However, a comprehensive review of the literature shows that most studies define risk and uncertainty in an unclear fashion or use both terms interchangeably, which hinders the integration of the existing findings. We suggest uncertainty as an umbrella term that comprises scenarios characterized by outcome variance where relevant information about the type and likelihood of outcomes may be somewhat unavailable (ambiguity) and scenarios where the likelihood of outcomes is known (risk).
These conceptual issues are problematic for studies on the temporal neurodynamics of decision-making under risk and ambiguity, because they lead to heterogeneity in task design and the interpretation of the results. To assess this problem, we conducted a state-of-the-art review of ERP studies on risk and ambiguity in decision-making. By employing the above definitions to 16 reviewed studies, our results suggest that: (a) research has focused more on risk than ambiguity processing; (b) studies assessing decision-making under risk often implemented descriptive-based paradigms, whereas studies assessing ambiguity processing equally implemented descriptive- and experience-based tasks; (c) descriptive-based studies link risk processing to increased frontal negativities (e.g., N2, N400) and both risk and ambiguity to reduced parietal positivities (e.g., P2, P3); (d) experience-based studies link risk to increased P3 amplitudes and ambiguity to increased frontal negativities and the LPC component; (e) both risk and ambiguity processing seem to be related with cognitive control, conflict monitoring, and increased cognitive demand; (f) further research and improved tasks are needed to dissociate risk and ambiguity processing.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Botelho, C.
Secondary author(s):
Fernandes, C., Campos, C., Seixas, C., Pasion, R., Garcez, H., Ferreira-Santos, F., Barbosa, F., Maques-Teixeira, J., Paiva, T. O.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Botelho, C., Fernandes, C., Campos, C., Seixas, C., Pasion, R., Garcez, H., Ferreira-Santos, F., Barbosa, F., Maques-Teixeira, J., & Paiva, T. O. (2023). Uncertainty deconstructed: conceptual analysis and state-of-the-art review of the ERP correlates of risk and ambiguity in decision-making. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 23(3), 522–542. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-023-01101-8
2-year Impact Factor: 2.900|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 2|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Decision-making / Uncertainty / Risk / Ambiguity / Event-related potentials

Uncertainty deconstructed: conceptual analysis and state-of-the-art review of the ERP correlates of risk and ambiguity in decision-making

Uncertainty deconstructed: conceptual analysis and state-of-the-art review of the ERP correlates of risk and ambiguity in decision-making

DocumentEmotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence2022

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence
Publication year: 2022
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10451/58414
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In blind individuals, the loss of vision and the subsequent need to rely more heavily on the remaining senses results in important neuroplastic alterations. Current evidence suggests that these alterations lead to the enhancement of specific auditory abilities but can also lead to no alterations or even impaired auditory perception. Regarding vocal emotional perception, the impact of blindness on the behavioral and neural mechanisms underpinning emotional authenticity perception is still unexplored. Therefore, in the current study, we used behavioral and event-related potentials (ERP) measures to study whether and how blindness influences the perception of emotional authenticity in nonverbal vocalizations. Furthermore, we also aimed to understand whether and how the age of blindness onset (early vs. late) and task focus manipulation (attention directed to authenticity vs. emotional properties of the voice) affected these mechanisms. Fifty-one individuals with different visual conditions (17 early blind, 17 late blind, 17 sighted controls) completed two experimental tasks while electrophysiological data was continuously recorded. In these tasks, participants heard laughs and cries varying in authenticity (spontaneous vs. volitional) and emotional quality (sadness vs. amusement). The N1, P2, and late positive potential (LPP) ERP components were analyzed. Our results demonstrated authenticity effects in early sensory (N1) and late cognitive evaluative stages (LPP) of vocal emotion processing in early blind listeners. They additionally showed that both early and late blindness modulated a processing stage associated with the detection of emotional salience (P2). At a behavioral level, blindness did not affect the recognition and evaluation of vocal emotion. However, the late blind group was generally less accurate at detecting the authenticity of vocalizations than the sighted group. Overall, our findings suggest that blindness modulates the temporal course of emotional authenticity perception, particularly in early blind listeners. They additionally suggest that late-, but not early-onset blindness, deteriorates emotional authenticity perception.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Sarzedas, J.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Sarzedas, J. (2022). Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence [Master’s dissertation, Universidade de Lisboa]. http://hdl.handle.net/10451/58414
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Blindness / Vocal emotion perception / Emotional authenticity / Event-related potentials / Neuroplasticity

Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence

Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence

DocumentBlindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence2024

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945223002915
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to distinguish spontaneous from volitional emotional expressions is an important social skill. How do blind individuals perceive emotional authenticity? Unlike sighted individuals, they cannot rely on facial and body language cues, relying instead on vocal cues alone. Here, we combined behavioral and ERP measures to investigate authenticity perception in laughter and crying in individuals with early- or late-blindness onset. Early-blind, late-blind, and sighted control participants (n = 17 per group, N = 51) completed authenticity and emotion discrimination tasks while EEG data were recorded. The stimuli consisted of laughs and cries that were either spontaneous or volitional. The ERP analysis focused on the N1, P2, and late positive potential (LPP). Behaviorally, early-blind participants had intact authenticity perception, but late-blind participants performed worse than controls. There were no group differences in the emotion discrimination task. In brain responses, all groups were sensitive to laughter authenticity at the P2 stage, and to crying authenticity at the early LPP stage. Nevertheless, only early-blind participants were sensitive to crying authenticity at the N1 and middle LPP stages, and to laughter authenticity at the early LPP stage. Furthermore, early-blind and sighted participants were more sensitive than late-blind ones to crying authenticity at the P2 and late LPP stages.
Altogether, these findings suggest that early blindness relates to facilitated brain processing of authenticity in voices, both at early sensory and late cognitive-evaluative stages. Late-onset blindness, in contrast, relates to decreased sensitivity to authenticity at behavioral and brain levels.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Sarzedas, J.
Secondary author(s):
Lima, C. F., Roberto, M. S., Pinheiro, A. P., Conde, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Sarzedas, J., Lima, C. F., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Pinheiro, A. P., & Conde, T. (2024). Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence. Cortex, 172, 254–270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.11.005
2-year Impact Factor: 3.6|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Blindness / Voice / Authenticity / Event-related potentials

Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence

Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence