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DocumentTwenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles2006

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-2004-168
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2004
Title:
168 - Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy
Duration: 2005-02 - 2007-07
Researcher(s):
Péter Halász, Zsófia Clemens, Csaba Borbély, Dániel Fabó
Institution(s): National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Center, Budapest (Hungary)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Halász, P.
Secondary author(s):
Clemens, Z., Borbély, C., Fabó, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Epilepsy / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-168.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2004
Title:
Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16714084
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recent evidence suggests that the sleep-dependent consolidation of declarative memories relies on the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) rather than the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep. Moreover, a few studies both at the cellular and the behavioural levels have suggested the involvement of sleep spindles, the most synchronous oscillatory waveforms during NREM sleep stage 2, in this process. Our previous study showed that overnight verbal memory retention correlates with the total number of sleep spindles in left frontocentral areas, while spindling in other regions did not correlate with mnemonic retention. In the present study, we show that retention of visuospatial memories over a 24-h period correlates with the total number of sleep spindles detected over parietal regions during the intervening night-time sleep. This result provides further evidence for the association between sleep spindle activity and declarative memory consolidation, and suggests that visuospatial and verbal memory retention differ in the topographic distribution of the NREM spindle activity with which they are associated.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Clemens, Z.
Secondary author(s):
Fabó, D., Halász, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Clemens, Z., Fabó, D., & Halász, P. (2006). Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles. Neuroscience Letters, 403(1-2), 52-56. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2006.04.035
2-year Impact Factor: 2.092|2006
Times cited: 106|2022-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Sleep spindles / Rey-Osterrieth complex figure task / Memory consolidation / Oscillations / Hippocampus / Declarative memory

Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles

Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles

DocumentElectrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain2008

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-2004-168
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2004
Title:
168 - Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy
Duration: 2005-02 - 2007-07
Researcher(s):
Péter Halász, Zsófia Clemens, Csaba Borbély, Dániel Fabó
Institution(s): National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Center, Budapest (Hungary)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Halász, P.
Secondary author(s):
Clemens, Z., Borbély, C., Fabó, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Epilepsy / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-168.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2004
Title:
Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Actas_7Simp.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Ripples are high-frequency oscillation bursts in the mammalian hippocampus mainly present during Non-
REM sleep. In rodents they occur in association with sharp waves and are grouped by the cortical slow oscillation such that, in parallel with sleep spindles, ripple activity is suppressed during the hyperpolarized down-state and enhanced during the depolarized up-state. The temporal coupling between these oscillations has been suggested to serve a hippocampo-neocortical dialogue underlying memory consolidation during sleep. Here we examined whether a similar coupling exists between these oscillatory phenomena in humans. We based our investigations on epilepsy patients undergoing presurgical evaluation implanted with foramen ovale electrodes. Recording with foramen ovale electrodes is a unique technique allowing parahippocampal electrocorticography in a semi-invasive way. In sleep recordings from seven epileptic patients, scalp-recorded slow oscillations and spindles as well as parahippocampal ripples recorded from foramen ovale electrodes were identified by automatic algorithms. Additionally, ripple and spindle root mean square activity was determined for relevant frequency bands. Ripple activity distinctly decreased time-locked to slow oscillation negative half-waves in the three patients without temporal structural alterations, whereas in the four patients with severe mesiotemporal structural alterations this coupling was obscure. Generally, in the patients ripple activity was increased before spindle peaks and distinctly decreased after the peak. Ripples were consistently associated with interictal spikes suggesting that spike/ripple complexes represent an epileptic transformation of sharp wave/ripple complexes in the epileptic hippocampus. Our findings are consistent with the notion of a hippocampo-to-neocortical information transfer during sleep that is linked to coordinate ripple and spindle activity, and that in the intact temporal lobe is synchronized to cortical slow oscillations.
PUBLICATIONS:
Clemens Z, Mölle M, Eross L, Barsi P, Halász P, Born J. Temporal coupling of parahippocampal ripples, sleep spindles and slow oscillations in humans. 2007 Brain, 130:2868-2878.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Halász, P.
Secondary author(s):
Clemens, Z., Borbély, C., Fabó, D.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Halász, P., Clemens, Z., Borbély, C., & Fabó, D. (2008). Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy. 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: Hippocampus / Oscillations / Memory consolidation

Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain

Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain

DocumentSleep and Emotional Functions2014

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-225
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 12/2012
Title:
225 - Roles of the reward system in sleep, dreaming, and the consolidation of emotional memories
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-02
Researcher(s):
Sophie Schwartz, Lampros Perogamvros, Kristoffer Aberg, Virginie Sterpenich
Institution(s): Geneva Neuroscience Center, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Schwartz, S.
Secondary author(s):
Perogamvros, L., Aberg, K., Sterpenich, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Sleep disorders / Cognitive processes / Memory / Emotion / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-225.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 12/2012
Title:
Sleep and Emotional Functions
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F7854_2013_271
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In this chapter, we review studies investigating the role of sleep in emotional functions. In particular, evidence has recently accumulated to show that brain regions involved in the processing of emotional and reward-related information are activated during sleep. We suggest that such activation of emotional and reward systems during sleep underlies the reprocessing and consolidation of memories with a high affective and motivational relevance for the organism. We also propose that these mechanisms occurring during sleep promote adapted cognitive and emotional responses in the waking state, including overnight performance improvement, creativity, and sexual functions. Activation across emotional-limbic circuits during sleep also appears to promote emotional maturation and the emergence of consciousness in the developing brain.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Perogamvros, L.
Secondary author(s):
Schwartz, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Perogamvros, L., & Schwartz, S. (2014). Sleep and Emotional Functions. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, 25, 411-431. doi: 10.1007/7854_2013_271
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Sleep / Sleep deprivation / Dreaming / Emotion / Cognition / Reward / Sexual function / Creativity / Memory consolidation / Brain development / Amygdala / Prefrontal cortex / Hippocampus / Ventral tegmental area / Striatum / Nucleus accumbens / Dopamine / Limbic / Mesolimbic

Sleep and Emotional Functions

Sleep and Emotional Functions

DocumentDaydreams incorporate recent waking life concerns but do not show delayed (‘dream-lag’) incorporations2018

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-2014-083
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
083 - Electrophysiological correlates of the incorporation of recent memory sources into REM and non-REM dreams and of levels of insight following REM and non-REM dream interpretation
Duration: 2015-03 - 2017-11
Researcher(s):
Mark Blagrove, Chris Edwards, Jean-Baptiste Eichenlaub, Perrine Ruby
Institution(s): College of Human and Health Sciences, Department of Psychology, Swansea University (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Blagrove, M.
Secondary author(s):
Edwards, C., Eichenlaub, J.-B., Ruby, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Dreaming / Insight / REM sleep / EEG theta / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-083.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Daydreams incorporate recent waking life concerns but do not show delayed (‘dream-lag’) incorporations
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810017300144
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This study investigates the time course of incorporation of waking life experiences into daydreams. Thirty-one participants kept a diary for 10 days, reporting major daily activities (MDAs), personally significant events (PSEs) and major concerns (MCs). They were then cued for daydream, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and N2 dream reports in the sleep laboratory. There was a higher incorporation into daydreams of MCs from the previous two days (day-residue effect), but no day-residue effect for MDAs or PSEs, supporting a function for daydreams of processing current concerns. A day-residue effect for PSEs and the delayed incorporation of PSEs from 5 to 7 days before the dream (the dream-lag effect) have previously been found for REM dreams. Delayed incorporation was not found in this study for daydreams. Daydreams might thus differ in function from REM sleep dreams. However, the REM dream-lag effect was not replicated here, possibly due to design differences from previous studies.
Accessibility: Document does exist in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
van Rijn, E.
Secondary author(s):
Reid, A., Edwards, C., Malinowski, J., Ruby, P., Eichenlaub, J.-B., Blagrove, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
van Rijn, E., Reid, A., Edwards, C., Malinowski, J., Ruby, P., Eichenlaub, J.-B., & Blagrove, M. (2018). Daydreams incorporate recent waking life concerns but do not show delayed (‘dream-lag’) incorporations. Consciousness and Cognition, 58, 51-59. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.10.011
2-year Impact Factor: 1.855|2018
Times cited: 7|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Daydreaming / Mind wandering / Dreaming / Day-residue / Dream-lag / Memory consolidation / Functions of dreaming / Functions of sleep / REM sleep

DocumentMemory consolidation during waking rest2019

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-083
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2012
Title:
083 - The impact of future relevance on dream content and sleep-dependent memory processing
Duration: 2013-05 - 2016-11
Researcher(s):
Erin J. Wamsley, Robert Stickgold, Nam Nguyen
Institution(s): Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Bachelor dissertations
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Wamsley, E.
Secondary author(s):
Stickgold, R., Nguyen, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Cognitive processes / Memory

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-083.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2012
Title:
Memory consolidation during waking rest
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661319300142
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Recent studies show that brief periods of rest after learning facilitate consolidation of new memories. This effect is associated with memory-related brain activity during quiet rest and suggests that in our daily lives, moments of unoccupied rest may serve an essential cognitive function.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Wamsley, E.
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Reference:
Wamsley, E. (2019). Memory consolidation during waking rest. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(3), 171-173. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.12.007
2-year Impact Factor: 15.218|2019
Times cited: 29|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Declarative memory / Memory consolidation / Mind wandering / Offline processing / Resting state

DocumentFinal report - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing2020

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
211 - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing
Duration: 2017-08 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Erin Wamsley, Theodore Summer
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Wamsley, E. J.
Secondary author(s):
Summer, T.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Consciousness / Conscious States / Attention / Electroencephalography / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3330/waking-conscious-states-and-offline-memory-processing.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Accumulating evidence suggests that moments of inattention to our surroundings may be essential to optimal cognitive functioning.
AIMS
We investigated the hypothesis that humans spontaneously switch between two opposing attentional states during wakefulness – one in which we attend to the external environment (an “online” state) and one in which we disengage from the sensory environment to focus our attention internally (an “offline” state). We hypothesized that memory consolidation is facilitated by entry into the “offline” state.
METHOD
Across two studies, we detected entry into the “offline” state during a ~30min period of wakefulness. Participants completed a verbal learning task and then underwent simultaneous high density EEG and pupillometry recording, and intermittently reporting on their subjective experience. “Online” and “offline” attentional states were defined using a cluster analysis applied to multimodal measures of 1) EEG spectral power, 2) pupil diameter, 3) reaction time (RT), and 4) self-reported subjective experience.
Using a machine-learning classification approach, we determined the amount of time that participants spent in an offline state after learning, and tested whether this predicted memory for the verbal information encoded at the start of the study.
RESULTS
We report evidence of statistically discriminable “online” and “offline” states matching the hypothesized characteristics. In both studies, the offline state predicted memory retention for previously-encoded verbal information.
CONCLUSIONS
Together, these observations suggest that seconds-timescale alternation between online and offline states is a fundamental feature of wakefulness, and that this may serve a memory processing function.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Wamsley, E. J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
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Reference:
Wamsley, E. J. (2020). Final report - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Memory consolidation / Electroencephalography / Pupillometry / Mind wandering / Daydreaming / Offline memory processing / Machine learning

Final report - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing

Final report - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing

DocumentMemory consolidation during waking rest2019

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
211 - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing
Duration: 2017-08 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Erin Wamsley, Theodore Summer
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Wamsley, E. J.
Secondary author(s):
Summer, T.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Consciousness / Conscious States / Attention / Electroencephalography / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Memory consolidation during waking rest
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1364661319300142
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recent studies show that brief periods of rest after learning facilitate consolidation of new memories. This effect is associated with memory-related brain activity during quiet rest and suggests that in our daily lives, moments of unoccupied rest may serve an essential cognitive function.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Wamsley, E.
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4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Wamsley, E. J. (2019). Memory consolidation during waking rest. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(3), 171-173. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.12.007
2-year Impact Factor: 15.218|2019
Times cited: 29|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Memory consolidation / Offline processing / Resting state / Mind wandering / Declarative memory

DocumentGoing offline: Spontaneous alternation between “online” and “offline” waking states2018

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
211 - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing
Duration: 2017-08 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Erin Wamsley, Theodore Summer
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Wamsley, E. J.
Secondary author(s):
Summer, T.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Consciousness / Conscious States / Attention / Electroencephalography / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Going offline: Spontaneous alternation between “online” and “offline” waking states
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4649/presentation/31013
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Rest is often considered a waste of time. Yet new evidence suggests that this is far from the case - “offline” periods may serve a critical role in memory consolidation. Indeed, 15min of eyes-closed rest following learning significantly boosts memory for up to one week. Could even briefer periods of rest during the day also support consolidation? Evidence from animal models and human studies of mindwandering suggests that we spontaneously switch between two opposing attentional states - one in which we attend to the external world (“online”) and one in which we disengage from the sensory world to focus our attention internally (“offline”). We aimed to create a data-driven model of alternation between “online” and “offline” attentional states in human subjects. N=37 participants encoded a verbal learning task prior to a 30min retention interval in which they completed a sustained attention to response task (SART) with high density EEG and pupillometry recording. Of 324 5sec trials, 24 were “probe trials” in which participants indicated current focus of their subjective experience. An EM cluster analysis was applied to all probe trials to define attentional states in a data-driven manner using EEG spectral power, along with reaction time (RT) to SART stimuli, pupil diameter, and subjective experience data. Subsequent to clustering, developed a naive Bayes algorithm that categorized trials as either “online” or “offline” with over 95% accuracy, without utilizing subjective experience probes. This classifier was then applied to label all 324 trials as either “online” or “offline”. Optimal cluster separation was obtained with 2 states. In line with our hypotheses, participants spent an average of 57% of the retention interval in an “online” state characterized by fast RT, attention to the SART, and low alpha, and 43% of the interval in an “offline” state characterized by slow RT, daydreaming, and high alpha. Pupil size did not differ between “online” and “offline” states, but did vary according to participants’ subjective assessment of their attentional focus. There was a trend for time spent offline to predict subsequent memory for one of two tasks examined (r=0.31, p=0.1). These observations are consistent with the hypothesis that seconds-timescale alternation between online and offline states is a fundamental feature of wakefulness. The machine-learning methods employed here may prove useful for future research describing the microstructure and function of offline waking states. The trend association between offline time and memory retention warrants further research exploring a potential memory function of brief periods of spontaneous offline time.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Summer, T.
Secondary author(s):
Wamsley E. J.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Summer, T., & Wamsley E. J. (2018). Going offline: Spontaneous alternation between “online” and “offline” waking states. Program No. 087.06. 2018 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2018. Online.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Sustained attention / Memory consolidation / Offline memory processing / Machine learning

DocumentImpact of waking rest on memory consolidation2018

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
211 - Waking conscious states and offline memory processing
Duration: 2017-08 - 2020-09
Researcher(s):
Erin Wamsley, Theodore Summer
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Wamsley, E. J.
Secondary author(s):
Summer, T.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Consciousness / Conscious States / Attention / Electroencephalography / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-211.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Impact of waking rest on memory consolidation
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.funfaculty.org/files/FUN%20Undergraduate%20Poster%20Session/FUN%20Abstract%20Book%20final%202018_0.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION
Sleep and quiet rest have both been shown to facilitate the consolidation of memory. In two studies, we explored the features of quiet rest after learning that account for its effect on memory consolidation, experimentally manipulating the activity that participants engaged in during the minutes after encoding. Study 1 compared eyes-closed rest to meditation, a state in which one is similarly relaxed with their eyes closed, but is intently focusing on a mental task—in this case breath mindfulness. Study 2 compared eyes-closed quiet rest to both smartphone usage and mental arithmetic. We hypothesized that conditions characterized by minimal mental effort would result in improved memory consolidation, with even very simple instructions to attend to internal states (breath focus, mental arithmetic) interfering with the memory benefit of rest.
METHOD
Study 1 used a within-subjects design where participants (n= 40) were trained on an Icelandic word pair memory task before and after either meditating or resting. In Study 2 (in progress), three groups of subjects (planned n=50 per group) learned how to categorize 270 abstract dot patterns into three different categories. Following a 15 minute break in which subjects either rested, used their smartphone, or performed mental arithmetic, participants were tested on their ability to correctly categorize these same dot patterns, as well as new dot patterns, and the category “prototypes” from which the dot patterns were created. EEG was collected during all rest conditions, in both studies.
RESULTS
In Study 1, although there was no overall effect of meditation vs. quiet rest on memory, we found that time engaged in breath focus was negatively correlated with subsequent memory (r(31)=0.54, p=0.002), with participants who spent more time attending to their breath during meditation showing a significant memory decrement at later test.
CONCLUSIONS
Our observations in Study 1 are consistent with the hypothesis that even simple focused attention to one’s own breathing could impair subsequent memory by diverting cognitive resources away from spontaneous consolidation processes. It may be that consolidation is best facilitated by periods of unconstrained rest in which no object of mental focus is provided, with even minimal instructions to focus attention on internal states interfering with the mnemonic benefits of rest.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Collins, M. B.
Secondary author(s):
Hall, A., Rhea, C., Wamsley, E. J
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Collins, M. B., Hall, A., Rhea, C., & Wamsley, E. J. (2018). Impact of waking rest on memory consolidation. Agenda and Abstract Book of the 2018 FUN Poster Session and Social. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Memory consolidation / Rest / Meditation

Impact of waking rest on memory consolidation

Impact of waking rest on memory consolidation

DocumentDreaming and offline memory consolidation2014

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-083
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2012
Title:
083 - The impact of future relevance on dream content and sleep-dependent memory processing
Duration: 2013-05 - 2016-11
Researcher(s):
Erin J. Wamsley, Robert Stickgold, Nam Nguyen
Institution(s): Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Bachelor dissertations
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Wamsley, E.
Secondary author(s):
Stickgold, R., Nguyen, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Cognitive processes / Memory

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-083.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2012
Title:
Dreaming and offline memory consolidation
Publication year: 2014
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11910-013-0433-5
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Converging evidence suggests that dreaming is influenced by the consolidation of memory during sleep. Following encoding, recently formed memory traces are gradually stabilized and reorganized into a more permanent form of long-term storage. Sleep provides an optimal neurophysiological state to facilitate this process, allowing memory networks to be repeatedly reactivated in the absence of new sensory input. The process of memory reactivation and consolidation in the sleeping brain appears to influence conscious experience during sleep, contributing to dream content recalled on awakening. This article outlines several lines of evidence in support of this hypothesis, and responds to some common objections.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wamsley, E. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Wamsley, E. J. (2014). Dreaming and offline memory consolidation. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 14(3): 433. doi: 10.1007/s11910-013-0433-5
2-year Impact Factor: 3.059|2014
Times cited: 41|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Sleep / Dreaming / Rapid eye movement / Non-rapid eye movement / Memory consolidation / Offline processing / Memory reactivation / Replay / Consciousness

Dreaming and offline memory consolidation

Dreaming and offline memory consolidation