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File021 - Experimental investigation of physiological response to distant mental healing1997-011997-12

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-021
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/1996
Title:
021 - Experimental investigation of physiological response to distant mental healing
Duration: 1997-01 - 1997-12
Researcher(s):
Dean Radin, Jannine M. Rebman, Wellington Zangari
Institution(s): Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Unpublished document
Brochure (Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies)
Language: eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rebman, J., Zangari, W.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Healing and praying

DocumentFinal report - Experimental investigation of physiological response to distant mental healing2000

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-021
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/1996
Title:
021 - Experimental investigation of physiological response to distant mental healing
Duration: 1997-01 - 1997-12
Researcher(s):
Dean Radin, Jannine M. Rebman, Wellington Zangari
Institution(s): Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Unpublished document
Brochure (Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies)
Language: eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rebman, J., Zangari, W.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Healing and praying

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1996-021.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/1996
Title:
Final report - Experimental investigation of physiological response to distant mental healing
Publication year: 2000
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/bolsa_2196__mar_08_1205830439.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Two double-blind experiments explored the effects of healing intention directed towards a distant person. The distant person's respiration, heart rate, fingertip blood volume, and spontaneous electrodermal activity were continuously monitored during 20 randomly counterbalanced oneminute "treatment" and control epochs. The first experiment examined the effects of a group's healing intention directed in real-time at volunteers isolated 200 meters away. The second experiment studied the effects of Umbanda mediums who directed their healing intentions from Sao Paulo, Brazil, towards volunteers who were monitored two months earlier in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first study showed that the groups' healing intention was associated with an increase in breathing rate (p 0,053, two-tail) and a decrease in electrodermal activity (p 0.055, Two-tail) in the distant volunteers. The second study showed that despite a separation of 6,000 miles in space and two months in time, the mediums' healing intention was associated with an increase in fingertip blood volume (p 0.013, Two-tail) and an increase in electrodermal activity (p 0.031, Two-tail) in the distant volunteers. Possible alternative explanations for the reponed effects are considered, and the experimental outcomes and methodological implications are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
Machado, F., Zangari, W.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Healing / Distant healing

Novo ficheiro

Novo ficheiro

File064 - Os efeitos da oração: Um estudo parapsicológico e psicofisiológico da evolução de quadros clínicos de pacientes em unidades hospitalares1999-012001-09

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
064 - Os efeitos da oração: Um estudo parapsicológico e psicofisiológico da evolução de quadros clínicos de pacientes em unidades hospitalares
Duration: 1999-01 - 2001-09
Researcher(s):
Telmo Baptista, Miguel Farias, Cláudia Coelho, Isabel Galriça Neto
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Coelho, C., Neto, I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Healing and praying / Spiritualism / Religious beliefs/experiences

DocumentFinal report - Efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica2001

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
064 - Os efeitos da oração: Um estudo parapsicológico e psicofisiológico da evolução de quadros clínicos de pacientes em unidades hospitalares
Duration: 1999-01 - 2001-09
Researcher(s):
Telmo Baptista, Miguel Farias, Cláudia Coelho, Isabel Galriça Neto
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Coelho, C., Neto, I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Healing and praying / Spiritualism / Religious beliefs/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
Final report - Efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica
Publication year: 2001
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa6498_19022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
This study presents the results of an indirect replication of the studies by Byrd (1988) and Harris et al. (1999) that suggested that intercessory prayer had a positive influence on the evolution of clinical outcomes of coronary heart disease patients. A measure of patients’ religious/spiritual concerns, practice and beliefs was added.
We attempted to contribute to this body of research, by studying: a) the effects of distant intercessory prayer by others on the evolution of clinical outcomes of coronary by-pass surgical patients and b) the association between the patients' spiritual and religious concerns (including the practice of personal prayer) and the evolution of the patients’ own clinical outcome.
A total of 74 surgical coronary by-pass patients participated in this study. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups, prayed for group and not prayed group by an external experimenter. All patients suffered from coronary artery disease and had clinical indication for bypass surgery. Thirteen intercessors were recruited from two organised prayer groups. All intercessors committed themselves to, at least, one daily prayer period of individual prayer for "the improvement of patient's X health condition". Participants, doctors and experimenter in the Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Ward were kept blind to the assignment to either one of the groups during the length of the trial.
The results suggest that there were no significant differences between the prayed for and not prayed for groups on the evolution of clinical outcomes. Also, there seems to be no association between patients' scores on a scale of religiosity/spirituality and clinical outcomes.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Coelho, C., Farias, M., Neto, I.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Prayer / Healing / Coronary artery disease

Relatório final- Efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica

Relatório final- Efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica

DocumentWhat’s wrong with research literatures? And how to make them right2009

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
064 - Os efeitos da oração: Um estudo parapsicológico e psicofisiológico da evolução de quadros clínicos de pacientes em unidades hospitalares
Duration: 1999-01 - 2001-09
Researcher(s):
Telmo Baptista, Miguel Farias, Cláudia Coelho, Isabel Galriça Neto
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Coelho, C., Neto, I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Healing and praying / Spiritualism / Religious beliefs/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
What’s wrong with research literatures? And how to make them right
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/gpr/13/2/146/
Contents: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=130&SID=V1leIhH4ysTdNpr3OrX&page=1&doc=1
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Meta-analysis is now the accepted procedure for summarizing research literatures in areas of applied psychology. Because of the bias for publishing statistically significant findings, while usually rejecting nonsignificant results, our research literatures yield misleading answers to important quantitative questions (e.g., How much better is the average psychotherapy patient relative to a comparable group of untreated controls? How much more aggressive are children who watch a great deal of violent TV than children who watch little or no violence on TV?). While all such research literatures provide overly optimistic meta-analytic estimates, exactly how practically important are these overestimates? Three studies testing the literature on implementation intentions finds only slightly elevated effectiveness estimates. Conversely, in three studies another growing research literature (the efficacy of remote intercessory prayer) is found to be misleading and is in all likelihood not a real effect (i.e., our three studies suggest the literature likely consists of Type I errors). Rules of thumb to predict which research literatures are likely invalid are offered. Finally, revised publication and data analysis procedures to generate unbiased research literatures in the future are examined.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Howard, G. S.
Secondary author(s):
Hill, T. L., Maxwell, S. E., Baptista, T. M., Farias, M., Coelho, C., Coulter-Kern, M., Coulter-Kern, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Howard, G. S., Hill, T. L., Maxwell, S. E., Baptista, T. M., Farias, M. H., Coelho, C., . . . Coulter-Kem, R. (2009). What's wrong with research literatures? And how to make them right. Review of General Psychology, 13(2), 146-166. doi: 10.1037/a0015319
2-year Impact Factor: 1.898|2009
Times cited: 15|2023-08-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Meta-analysis / Prayer / Healing

What’s wrong with research literatures? And how to make them right

What’s wrong with research literatures? And how to make them right

File040 - A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-conducive and PSI-inhibitory investigators: Part A: Anomalous cognition; Part B: Healing2000-122002-12

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-040
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2000
Title:
040 - A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-conducive and PSI-inhibitory investigators: Part A: Anomalous cognition; Part B: Healing
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-12
Researcher(s):
David Marks
Institution(s): City University, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Brochure: City University London's Annual Report
Language: eng
Author:
Marks, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Remote viewing / Paranormal belief / Healing / Laying on of hands

DocumentFinal report - A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-Conducive and PSI-Inhibitory investigators: Part A: Anomalous cognition; Part B: Healing2002

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-040
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2000
Title:
040 - A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-conducive and PSI-inhibitory investigators: Part A: Anomalous cognition; Part B: Healing
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-12
Researcher(s):
David Marks
Institution(s): City University, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Brochure: City University London's Annual Report
Language: eng
Author:
Marks, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Remote viewing / Paranormal belief / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-040.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2000
Title:
Final report - A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-Conducive and PSI-Inhibitory investigators: Part A: Anomalous cognition; Part B: Healing
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1081786634bolsa4000.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
PART A: Anomalous cognition:
This part of the project consisted of two studies. The first was a controlled replication of a remote viewing exercise by Lantz, Luke & May (1994). The original responses and targets were re-judged by two judges using identical procedures to those of Dr May. The results were passed to two intermediaries (Ray Hyman and Robert Morris). No statistically significant relationships between transcripts and targets occurred and the Lantz et al. (1994) were unreplicated.
In the second study seven remote viewing trials were videoed. No statistically significant associations between descriptions and targets were found. However there was strong evidence of subjective validation, a process by which the participant and the judge believes that there is a correspondence between a transcript and a target regardless of the accuracy of the matching (Marks, 2000).
PART B: Healing:
This part contained two studies. The first study involved a practitioner of “Pranic Healing” (Mr M). The healing involves no physical contact, yet the patient reports physical sensations and pain relief. Sessions with patients were videoed over their treatment. In the second study patients were interviewed at different points in their treatment. The patients reported positive effects including bodily sensations, deep relaxation, sleepiness and analgesia. A relationship between the healing and hypnosis is suggested, the basis for further studies.
The second study analysed patients’ accounts about their treatment from the viewpoint of discourse, categories and theories employed to explain the effect of the healing. The energy concept they employed was not a metaphorical one, but a category of physical energy outside of natural science.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Marks, D.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Healing

Relatório final- A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-Conducive and PSI-Inhibitory Investigators: Part A: Anomalous Cognition; Part B: Healing

Relatório final- A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-Conducive and PSI-Inhibitory Investigators: Part A: Anomalous Cognition; Part B: Healing

DocumentThe psychology of the psychic2000

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-040
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2000
Title:
040 - A controlled study of anomalous experience with PSI-conducive and PSI-inhibitory investigators: Part A: Anomalous cognition; Part B: Healing
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-12
Researcher(s):
David Marks
Institution(s): City University, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Brochure: City University London's Annual Report
Language: eng
Author:
Marks, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Remote viewing / Paranormal belief / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-040.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2000
Title:
The psychology of the psychic
Publication year: 2000
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Marks, D.
Document type:
Book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Marks, D. (2000). The psychology of the psychic (2nd ed.). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Healing

File079 - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables2001-072003-04

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-079
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
079 - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables
Duration: 2001-07 - 2003-04
Researcher(s):
Stephen Baumann, John Palmer, Martin Sullivan
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Baumann, S.
Secondary author(s):
Palmer, J., Sullivan, M.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands / Brain structure and function

DocumentFinal report - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables2003

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-079
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
079 - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables
Duration: 2001-07 - 2003-04
Researcher(s):
Stephen Baumann, John Palmer, Martin Sullivan
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Baumann, S.
Secondary author(s):
Palmer, J., Sullivan, M.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-079.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
Final report - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables
Publication year: 2003
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1081786899bolsa7900.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Simultaneous EEG and ECG data was recorded from 11 healer-patient pairs during control and treatment periods and from nine pairs of non-healers who acted as controls. EEG coherence was computed between all homologous electrode leads from each pair of subjects and was generally the same between control pairs and healer-patient pairs. However, some of the treatment periods for two nationally known healers were characterized by unusual activity, but this was not consistent between healers or across different treatment sessions for each healer.
Heartbeat data was analyzed for the healer’s ECG appearing in the patient’s EEG, but no evidence for this effect has been found. Ongoing analysis is continuing for possible evidence of more subtle EEG and ECG effects. One healer agreed to participate in fMRI studies, and data from three such studies has been analyzed. The first two studies indicated that eye movement may have caused substantial artifact, but a third study, which attempted to control for eye movement, showed evidence of increased frontal lobe activation during treatment periods. One of two fMRI runs from a patient treated while in the magnet approximately 30 feet from the healer indicated frontal lobe activation as well, but this was not replicated in a subsequent run or with a second patient. Further fMRI studies with better equipment are planned.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Baumann, S.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Parapsychology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Final report - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables

Final report - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables

DocumentAn exploration of the effects of intercessory prayer - A controlled trial of patient outcomes in a cardio-thoracic surgical hospital unit - (in progress)2001

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
064 - Os efeitos da oração: Um estudo parapsicológico e psicofisiológico da evolução de quadros clínicos de pacientes em unidades hospitalares
Duration: 1999-01 - 2001-09
Researcher(s):
Telmo Baptista, Miguel Farias, Cláudia Coelho, Isabel Galriça Neto
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Coelho, C., Neto, I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Healing and praying / Spiritualism / Religious beliefs/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
An exploration of the effects of intercessory prayer - A controlled trial of patient outcomes in a cardio-thoracic surgical hospital unit - (in progress)
Publication year: 2001
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/3%C2%BA_simposio.a109.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Coelho, C. , Neto, I.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Baptista, T., Farias, M. H., Coelho, C. T., & Neto, I. (2001). An exploration of the effects of intercessory prayer - A controlled trial of patient outcomes in a cardio-thoracic surgical hospital unit - (in progress). In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 439). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Prayer / Healing

An exploration of the effects of intercessory prayer - A controlled trial of patient outcomes in a cardio-thoracic surgical hospital unit - (in progress)

An exploration of the effects of intercessory prayer - A controlled trial of patient outcomes in a cardio-thoracic surgical hospital unit - (in progress)

DocumentOs efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica2002

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
064 - Os efeitos da oração: Um estudo parapsicológico e psicofisiológico da evolução de quadros clínicos de pacientes em unidades hospitalares
Duration: 1999-01 - 2001-09
Researcher(s):
Telmo Baptista, Miguel Farias, Cláudia Coelho, Isabel Galriça Neto
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Coelho, C., Neto, I.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Healing and praying / Spiritualism / Religious beliefs/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-064.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/1998
Title:
Os efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/4%C2%BA_simposio.a110.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
por
Author:
Baptista, T. M.
Secondary author(s):
Coelho, C., Farias, M., Neto, I.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Baptista, T. M., Coelho, C., Farias, M., & Neto, I. (2002). Os efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 425). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Prayer / Healing

Os efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica

Os efeitos da oração: Estudo da evolução do quadro clínico de pacientes numa unidade hospitalar de cirurgia cardiotorácica

DocumentAssessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables2002

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-079
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
079 - Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables
Duration: 2001-07 - 2003-04
Researcher(s):
Stephen Baumann, John Palmer, Martin Sullivan
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Baumann, S.
Secondary author(s):
Palmer, J., Sullivan, M.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-079.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/4%C2%BA_simposio.a110.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Baumann, S.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Baumann, S. (2002). Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 455). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables

Assessing coherence between psychic healers and patients by simultaneous monitoring of physiological variables

File081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences2005-012006-12

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Researcher(s):
Roeland Van Wijk, G. L. R. Godaert, E. P. A. Van Wijk, R. Bajpai
Institution(s): International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

DocumentFinal report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences2006

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
081 - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-12
Researcher(s):
Roeland Van Wijk, G. L. R. Godaert, E. P. A. Van Wijk, R. Bajpai
Institution(s): International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Laying on of hands

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-081.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1181646201bolsa8104.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
The research established that the algae Acetabularia acetabulum can distinguish a therapeutic relationship from a situation wherein subjects are present without healing intention. Photomultipliers recorded the photon emission from the cells. Subjects were not aware of the recordings. The experiments were conducted in cooperation with three “laying on of hands” healers. Healees were patients of the healers. Two settings were utilized. In one, data were derived over 5 days from 20 experimental healing sessions in the practice of the healer. Photomultiplier was positioned in a juxtaposition room. Photon count distribution analysis ruled out the origin of photon count fluctuations from random disturbances. The value Q indicating the non-classical nature of the photon signals was 0.23 before healing; rose to 0.32 during healing, and 0.36 over the first post-healing period; it then decreased to 0.31 in the latter post-healing period. In the second, data were derived over 6 days including 25 sessions in which two healers participated. They did healing in a setting 40 km from their practice. Equipment was situated in the room where the healing sessions took place. Q was 0.32 before healing; it rose to 0.35 and then 0.48 both during healing and in the first post-healing period; then it decreased to 0.38 in the second post-healing period. One-way ANOVA on treatment stages and Q demonstrated highly significant effects (p=0.000000). Fischer LSD post-hoc test showed that increase in Q is already almost significant during treatment, and it became significant (p=0.01) during the first post-healing period. The data confirm the initial 2003 study suggesting a change in the quantum character of photon signals as a result of healing.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Healing / Photocount distribution

Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences

Final report - Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences

File114 - The Measurement and Characterization of Charge Accumulation and Electromagnetic Emissions from Bioenergy Healers2003-052005-11

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-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-2002-114
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2002
Title:
114 - The Measurement and Characterization of Charge Accumulation and Electromagnetic Emissions from Bioenergy Healers
Duration: 2003-05 - 2005-11
Researcher(s):
William Joines, Stephen Baumann
Institution(s): Field and Matter Interactions Research Laboratory, Duke University (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2006-151
Author: Joines, W.
Secondary author(s):
Baumann, S.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Distant healing

File162 - Paranormal healing, paranormal belief, and physical and psychological well-being 2007-012009-03

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-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-2006-162
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2006
Title:
162 - Paranormal healing, paranormal belief, and physical and psychological well-being
Duration: 2007-01 - 2009-03
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Alison Easter
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, Psychology Department, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Doctoral thesis
Language: eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Easter, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Distant healing / Paranormal belief / Personality factors

File167 - A study to assess the validity of applied kinesiology (AK) as a diagnostic tool and as a nonlocal proximity effect2007-022010-01

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

Reference code: 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-2006-167
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2006
Title:
167 - A study to assess the validity of applied kinesiology (AK) as a diagnostic tool and as a nonlocal proximity effect
Duration: 2007-02 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Stephan Schwartz, Ginette Nachman, William Frazer Morris
Institution(s): Laboratories for Fundamental Research, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Schwartz, S. A.
Secondary author(s):
Nachman, G., Morris, W.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Healing

File151 - The measurement and characterization of charge accumulation and electromagnetic energy emissions from bioenergy healers: Part 22007-02 2012-05

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-2006-151
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2006
Title:
151 - The measurement and characterization of charge accumulation and electromagnetic energy emissions from bioenergy healers: Part 2
Duration: 2007-02 - 2012-05
Researcher(s):
William Joines
Institution(s): Rhine Research Centre, Durham, North Carolina (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-114
Author: Joines, W.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Healing / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

File042 - Conscious induction of theta EEG patterns by a healing procedure2011-112013-03

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-042
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
042 - Conscious induction of theta EEG patterns by a healing procedure
Duration: 2011-11 - 2013-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article (related to previous grant 12/06)
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hinterberger, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Healing / Distant healing / Altered states of consciousness