Processing, please wait...
Database
search
in
Filter year from
to
Language
Country
  • Enter your search phrase in the search box.
  • General search:
    • The Boolean operator AND between the terms is assumed by default. If you enter the words European Union in the search box, the system returns all records in which both words occur, regardless of their order.
    • When entering a set of words in quotes, e.g "european union", all records containing the literal term "European Union" will be retrieved.
  • Search by access fields (e.g. author, title, etc.):
    • To direct your search, choose the field in which you want to search the word or expression.
    • Search in the field assumes by default the expression in quotes, e.g. European union will retrieve all records containing the literal term "European Union"
  • To perform more complex searches, additional words or expressions may be added.
  • If you want to refine the search results, you can always access the link "search" in the upper left corner of the page of search results.
  • The search engine is not case sensitive. For example, the word congress has the same meaning that Congress or CONGRESS.
  • To truncate your search expression, use the $ character
  • You can filter the results of your search by a date or date range, filling the appropriate boxes.
Base:
BIAL Foundation
Search:
DE:"Laterality"
Results
1
to
6
from
6
found.
View
Selection Description
Type Title Begin End
DocumentPhoton emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences2008

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-2004-081.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Actas_7Simp.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION:
Human subjects show ultra weak photon emission (UPE) in complete darkness. Dark-adapted subjects in darkness respond to a color filter at a few cm from the head. The response is an immediate increase of UPE. The response is systemic; it can be measured at body locations different from the site of exposure. Increase of UPE is commonly seen in stress conditions. It is hypothesized that changes in UPE are associated with sympathetic activation. This study tests the hypothesis that fluctuations in UPE and EEG (alpha suppression) patterns are correlated.
MATERIAL AND METHODS:
Simultaneous recording of EEG (parietal left and right in resting state) and UPE (right hand dorsum) was in sitting position. Frequency spectra were computed of every 5 s of EEG while recording. UPE was counted every 0.05 s from the right hand dorsum. Each experiment consists of 15-20 cycles according to the following protocol. After 3 min recording, the subject was exposed to the filter for 20 s, after which recording of UPE and EEG continued for an additional 3 min. This cycle was immediately followed by a next cycle(s) of 3 min pre-, 20s during- and 3 min post-filter exposure. Left and right brain alpha activity was calculated for 1 Hz bands in the 7-13Hz range. Laterality was calculated for every 5s. Photon count characteristics (mean, variance, skewness and kurtosis) were analyzed for each 5s epoch. Correlation between the photon and EEG parameters were computed both for the 3 min pre-exposure and 3 min postexposure periods, using these 5s epochs.
RESULTS:
Eleven experiments with 204 trials were analysed. Significant correlations have been observed. Photon count distribution parameters (e.g., mean, variance, skewness, kurtosis) were correlated with alpha intensity in several bands (7-8 Hz, 8-9 Hz, 9-10 Hz, 10-11 Hz). The same photon count parameters were also correlated with laterality in the 7-8 Hz and 10-11Hz bands. The correlations occur predominantly in the period preceding the filter exposure.
CONCLUSION:
Correlations between photon emission and brain wave activity suggest a degree of coupling between the spontaneous fluctuations in the photon field and the spontaneous fluctuations in alpha activity. Data also suggest that a stress event (i.e., exposure to filter) disturbs this coupling. This indicates that subtle effects may be observed only in systems with a high degree of coupling (coherence).
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Van Wijk, R.
Secondary author(s):
Godaert, G. L., Van Wijk, E., Bajpai, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Van Wijk, R., Godaert, G. L., Van Wijk, E., & Bajpai, R. (2008). Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of Fundação Bial. Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Photon emission / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Laterality / Coherence

Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences

Photon emission of living witness in human healing and cognitive experiences

DocumentFinal report - Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres2012

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-2010-196
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2010
Title:
196 - Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres
Duration: 2011-04 - 2012-02
Researcher(s):
Lynn Kerlin Paul, Ralph Adolphs, Remya Nair
Institution(s): Caltech Emotion and Social Cognition Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Paul, L. K.
Secondary author(s):
Adolphs, R., Nair, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) / Emotion / Affective and social behavior / Social cognition

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-196.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2010
Title:
Final report - Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa19610_04022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We examined the impact of disrupted brain connectivity on social cognition, by studying adults born with isolated agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC). 17 neutral and 17 negative images from the International Affective Picture System were shown to 15 adults with AgCC and 10 healthy controls (matched for age and intelligence). Images were presented for 6 seconds, during which eye-movements were recorded. After each image, participants rated emotional valence (negative = 1 to positive = 9) and arousal level (calm = 1 to exciting = 9).
On valence ratings, adults with AgCC tended to over-estimate the negativity in emotionally ambiguous images, but accurately recognized it in clearly negative scenes.
On arousal ratings, the AgCC group tended to under-estimate emotional intensity of negative scenes. This pattern was most evident for images of people. Relative to matched controls, the adults with AgCC gave lower arousal ratings overall for slides containing people, with a significant bias toward under-appreciating arousal in negative slides containing people.
Eye-tracking results suggest that individuals with AgCC may spend less time focused on faces and eyes, particularly for negative images.
It is possible that the social deficits in AgCC are a direct result of impaired coordination of the hemispheres. For example, according to the ‘valence hypothesis,’ the right hemisphere is relatively more specialized for processing negative emotions. In which case, verbal labelling of those emotions would depend most heavily on intact callosal connections and, as we found, would be most impaired in AgCC.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Paul, L. K.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Emotion / Agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) / Interhemispheric / Laterality

Final report - Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres

Final report - Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres

DocumentEmotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres2012

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-2010-196
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2010
Title:
196 - Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres
Duration: 2011-04 - 2012-02
Researcher(s):
Lynn Kerlin Paul, Ralph Adolphs, Remya Nair
Institution(s): Caltech Emotion and Social Cognition Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Paul, L. K.
Secondary author(s):
Adolphs, R., Nair, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) / Emotion / Affective and social behavior / Social cognition

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-196.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2010
Title:
Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
Social interaction is one of the most complex activities processed by the human brain. It requires complex interactions between many different cognitive systems, therefore the connections between these brain regions are likely to play a very important role in social competence. We examined brain connectivity in social cognition by studying eye-movements, social judgments, and psychophysiology in people born without the fibers connecting the left and right cerebral hemispheres, a condition called agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC).
METHODS:
Participants were 15 adults with complete AgCC (9 males, aged 16 - 52) and 10 healthy controls (all males, aged 19 - 48). Groups were matched on age (t = .22, p = .82). The control group had significantly higher FSIQ scores than the AgCC group (t = 2.77, p = .01). We recorded visual attention and physiological arousal as participants viewed 34 social and nonsocial images. Based on normative data, 17 slides were identified as “negative” and 17 as “neutral”. 11 of 17 negative slides and 6 of 17 neutral slides contained people. Participants rated images on Valence (9-point scale from negative=1 to positive=9) and Arousal (from calm=1 to exciting=9).
RESULTS:
Group differences on ratings depended on slide type. On negative images, the AgCC group gave lower arousal ratings (t=2.74, p < .05), but did not differ from controls on valence ratings. In contrast with neutral images, the groups did not differ on arousal ratings, but the AgCC group gave significantly more positive valence ratings than controls (t = 2.44, p < .05). Groups did not differ in number of fixations to negative images, but the AgCC group exhibited a trend toward significantly fewer fixations than controls on neutral images (t = 1.73, p = .10). With respect to people in the images, there were no group differences on rating of unpeopled
slides and no difference on valence ratings of peopled slides. However relative to controls, the AgCC group gave lower arousal ratings on peopled slides (t = 1.34, p = .028), primarily due to lower arousal ratings on negative slides with people.
CONCLUSIONS:
Despite intact visual attention to both social and nonsocial scenes, adults with AgCC appear to under-appreciate the intensity of negative emotions in people they observe. This may contribute to a positive-interpretation-bias in neutral situations. This study suggests that intact corpus callosum development is critical to development of social skills.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Paul, L. K.
Secondary author(s):
Adolphs, R., Nair, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Paul, L. K., Adolphs, R., & Nair, R. (2012). Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 63/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Corpus callosum / Interhemispheric / Laterality / Emotion

Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres

Emotional responses in patients with disconnection of the left and right brain hemispheres

DocumentIndividual differences and hemispheric asymmetries for language and spatial attention2018

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
376 - Lateralisation of cognitive functions in the brain: Typical vs. atypical patterns
Duration: 2015-10 - 2018-11
Researcher(s):
Deborah J Serrien
Institution(s): University of Nottingham, School of Psychology (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Serrien, D. J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Brain lateralisation / Atypical lateralised individuals / Handedness / Cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Individual differences and hemispheric asymmetries for language and spatial attention
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00380/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Language and spatial processing are cognitive functions that are asymmetrically distributed across both cerebral hemispheres. In the present study, we compare left- and right-handers on word comprehension using a divided visual field paradigm and spatial attention using a landmark task. We investigate hemispheric asymmetries by assessing the participants' behavioral metrics; response accuracy, reaction time and their laterality index. The data showed that right-handers benefitted more from left-hemispheric lateralization for language comprehension and right-hemispheric lateralization for spatial attention than left-handers. Furthermore, left-handers demonstrated a more variable distribution across both hemispheres, supporting a less focal profile of functional brain organization. Taken together, the results underline that handedness distinctively modulates hemispheric processing and behavioral performance during verbal and nonverbal tasks. In particular, typical lateralization is most prevalent for right-handers whereas atypical lateralization is more evident for left-handers. These insights contribute to the understanding of individual variation of brain asymmetries and the mechanisms related to changes in cerebral dominance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
O'Regan, L.
Secondary author(s):
Serrien, D. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
O'Regan, L., & Serrien, D. J. (2018). Individual differences and hemispheric asymmetries for language and spatial attention. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 380. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00380
2-year Impact Factor: 2.870|2018
Times cited: 34|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Handedness / Landmark task / Laterality / Visual half-field / Word comprehension

Individual differences and hemispheric asymmetries for language and spatial attention

Individual differences and hemispheric asymmetries for language and spatial attention

DocumentThe interactive functional biases of manual, language and attention systems2022

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
376 - Lateralisation of cognitive functions in the brain: Typical vs. atypical patterns
Duration: 2015-10 - 2018-11
Researcher(s):
Deborah J Serrien
Institution(s): University of Nottingham, School of Psychology (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Serrien, D. J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Brain lateralisation / Atypical lateralised individuals / Handedness / Cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The interactive functional biases of manual, language and attention systems
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://cognitiveresearchjournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41235-022-00365-x
Abstract/Results: Hemispheric lateralisation is a fundamental principle of functional brain organisation. We studied two core cognitive functions—language and visuospatial attention—that typically lateralise in opposite cerebral hemispheres. In this work, we tested both left- and right-handed participants on lexical decision-making as well as on symmetry detection by means of a visual half-field paradigm with various target–distractor combinations simultaneously presented to opposite visual fields. Laterality indexes were analysed using a behavioural metrics in single individuals as well as between individuals. We observed that lateralisation of language and visuospatial attention as well as their relationship generally followed a left–right profile, albeit with differences as a function of handedness and target–distractor combination. In particular, right-handed individuals tended towards a typical pattern whereas left-handed individuals demonstrated increased individual variation and atypical organisation. That the atypical variants varied as a function of target–distractor combination and thus interhemispheric communication underlines its dynamic role in characterising lateralisation properties. The data further revealed distinctive relationships between right-handedness and left-hemispheric dominance for language together with right-hemispheric dominance for visuospatial processing. Overall, these findings illustrate the role of broader mechanisms in supporting hemispheric lateralisation of cognition and behaviour, relying on common principles but controlled by internal and external factors.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Serrien, D. J.
Secondary author(s):
O'Regan, L.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Serrien, D.J., O’Regan, L. (2022). The interactive functional biases of manual, language and attention systems. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7, 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-022-00365-x
2-year Impact Factor: 4.100|2022
Times cited: 2|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Laterality / Handedness / Hand dexterity / Word processing / Symmetry detection

The interactive functional biases of manual, language and attention systems

The interactive functional biases of manual, language and attention systems

DocumentAttention and Interhemispheric Communication: Implications for Language Dominance2023

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
376 - Lateralisation of cognitive functions in the brain: Typical vs. atypical patterns
Duration: 2015-10 - 2018-11
Researcher(s):
Deborah J Serrien
Institution(s): University of Nottingham, School of Psychology (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Serrien, D. J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Brain lateralisation / Atypical lateralised individuals / Handedness / Cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Attention and Interhemispheric Communication: Implications for Language Dominance
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452222006145
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Dominance of the left hemisphere for language processing is a prominent feature of brain organisation. Whereas structural models clarify the functional asymmetry due to direct access to local language circuits, dynamic models propose functional states of intrahemispheric activation and interhemispheric inhibition that are coupled with attentional processes. Real word settings often require modulations of lateralised neural processing and further express individual heterogeneity. In this research, we tested left- and right-handers, and used a behavioural paradigm with presentation of lateralised cue-target pairs to the same or opposite visual field. We observed that handedness distinctly affected word processing in the left hemisphere following contralateral cueing. Moreover, left-hemispheric dominance strengthened for right-handers vs abolished for left-handers, influencing behavioural efficiency. In combination with eye dominance recordings, these data suggest that attentional biases guided the processing strategies of both groups and in turn their achievements. Therefore, hand and eye dominance are both essential factors with a functional role in directing the communication of visual information between both hemispheres. Overall, the findings underline the importance of interacting hand-eye control systems in contributing to interhemispheric patterns in the context of language processing.
Language: eng
Author:
Serrien, D. J.
Secondary author(s):
O'Regan, L.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Serrien, D. J., & O'Regan, L. (2023). Attention and Interhemispheric Communication: Implications for Language Dominance. Neuroscience, 510, 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2022.12.006
2-year Impact Factor: 3.300|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 1|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Laterality / Hemispheric activation-inhibition / Handedness / Eye dominance / Word comprehension

Attention and Interhemispheric Communication: Implications for Language Dominance

Attention and Interhemispheric Communication: Implications for Language Dominance