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DocumentFinal report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences2013

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
223 - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Duration: 2011-09 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, Ferrell Carpenter
Institution(s): University of West Georgia (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L., Carpenter, F.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Personality factors / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Final report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa22310.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
1628 people (63% female; age range 18-80+) began the survey. Types of synaesthesia varied in incidence and occur under a variety of circumstances. The Synaesthesia Experiences Questionnaire (SEQ) was not normally distributed. It was internally reliable (Cronbach’s a = .98) and loaded onto 1 factor. SEQ scores correlated with Anomalous Experiences Inventory scores, rho= .49, p< .0001. Those who have traditional paranormal experiences scored higher on the SEQ than non-experiencers. SEQ scores correlated with positive schizotypy, rho= .46, p= .001. There was no systematic relationship between synaesthesia and well-being. This relationship appears to be mediated by schizotypy cluster membership. Twenty-seven synaesthetes (3 male and 24 female, age range 18-70) were age and gender matched to 27 controls. Each completed the SEQ, the TimeStyleTM inventory (Fortunato & Furey, 2011), the synaesthesia subscale of the Tellegen Absorption Scale, Bem’s precognitive memory task (2011), a Mental time travel task (D’Argenbeau & Van Der Linden, 2004) and an interview. There was no evidence for psi in the combined group (d = .05), the controls (d= -.014) or the synaesthetes (d= -.00). Neither the difference in scoring between synaesthetes and controls or correlation between scoring on the SEQ and psi were significant. Synaesthetic associators scored higher on psi than projectors (z= -2.00, p= .047; post hoc). Future thinking correlated with scoring on the SEQ, rho = .35, p =.011 but not with psi. Past thinking correlated with psi (r = -.277, p= .043). Mental time travel did not relate to psi but some variables were stronger in synaesthetes. An IPA suggests that ability to represent is important in synaesthesia and anomalous experiences.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Synesthesia / Anomalous experiences / Psychometry / Schizotypy / Parapsychological experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) performance / Mental health / Mental time travel / Time Style TM

Final report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences

Final report - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences

DocumentThe relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences: Research Brief2012

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-2010-223
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
223 - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Duration: 2011-09 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, Ferrell Carpenter
Institution(s): University of West Georgia (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L., Carpenter, F.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Personality factors / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
The relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences: Research Brief
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/30/2012_abstracts_of_the_parapsychological_association_convention.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Several authors have observed that there is a relationship between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. In addition, there is evidence that those who are psychometrically anomaly-prone (e.g., high scorers on positive schizotypy and boundary thinness) may be more likely to experience synesthesia. To date, however, the literature is sparse in terms of the explicit exploration of the relationships between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. It is also the case that most researchers have employed the Synesthesia subscale of the Tellegen Absorption scale to assess synesthetic experiences in the general population which has some limitations. This study also explores the idea that synesthesia may be associated with ESP performance as some attributes of strong synesthesia (consiousness binding, a greater ability to consciously perceive weak stimuli and better episodic memory and visual-spatial skills for some forms of synesthesia) may be psi-conducive. An online survey (executed via SurveyMonkey) is currently exploring the incidence and distribution of the synesthesias in a self-selected sample, and the relationship between the synesthesias, personality, mental health and anomalous experiences (including a new extensive measure of synesthetic experiences). A second study is exploring group differences between 25 strong synesthetes and 25 matched control participants on memory (a mental time travel task), orientation to time (scores on the Time Styles inventory TM) and performance at Bem‘s precognitive memory task. Correlations will also be undertaken between Time Styles inventoryTM scores and precognitive memory performance and between mental time travel ability and precognitive memory performance. Open-ended interviews exploring the relationship between synesthesia and anomalous experiences are also being conducted.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Simmonds-Moore, C., Alvarado, C. S., & Zingrone, N. L. (2012). The relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences: Research Brief. In C. S. Alvarado (Ed.), Abstracts of presented papers: The Parapsychological Association 55th Annual Convention (pp. 54-55). Durham, NC: Parapsychological Association.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Synesthesia / Anomalous experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) performance / Mental health / Mental time travel / Time Style TM / Precognitive memory

Poster

Poster

Abstract

Abstract

DocumentExploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences2012

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-2010-223
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
223 - Exploring the relationship between the synaesthesias and anomalous experiences
Duration: 2011-09 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, Ferrell Carpenter
Institution(s): University of West Georgia (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L., Carpenter, F.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Personality factors / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-223.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2012CCS_BookofAbstracts_forweb2012.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Dr. Simmonds-Moore will discuss the idea that synesthesia (or the synesthesias) may underpin a variety of anomalous experiences, including ESP. For example, several authors have explored the idea that synesthesia may be associted with anomalous experiences (including the aura and out of body experiences). In addition, those who are psychometrically anomaly-prone (scoring high on personality dimensions which are more likely to report anomalous experiences, score high on measures of paranormal belief and potentially to score higher on laboratory based measures of ESP; namely positive schizotypy and related variables) may be more likely to experience synesthesia. However, the literature is sparse in terms of the explicit exploration of the relationships between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. In addition, where researchers have considered these relationships, they have often employed the Synesthesia subscale of the Tellegen Absorption scale to assess synesthetic experiences in the general population, which has some limitations. There are several features associated with synesthesia which suggest that strong synesthetes may perform better at a laboratory based ESP test (including consiousness binding, a greater ability to consciously perceive weak stimuli and better episodic memory and visual-spatial skills for some forms of synesthesia). An ongoing two-part research project will be described which will examine the relationship between synesthesia and anomalous experiences. In an online survey investigation, a synesthesia questionnaire has been developed to measure the full range of these types of experience. Respondents will also complete questionnaires about their anomalous experiences (including ESP experiences), personality and mental health. This will allow for a systematic evaluation of the incidence of the synesthesias and the relationship between synesthesia and anomaly-proneness in the general population. In a second investigation, a laboratory experiment will investigate the idea that those who are strong synesthetes may perform better at an ESP task and that they may have better episodic and other memory ability than other people, which may underpin ESP ability. This study will compare performance on a mental time travel task and on a version of Bem’s precognitive memory task to compare performance between synesthetes and a group of matched controls.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simmonds-Moore, C.
Secondary author(s):
Alvarado, C. S., Zingrone, N. L.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Simmonds-Moore, C., Alvarado, C. S., & Zingrone, N. L. (2012). Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences. In Abstract Book of the 10th Biennial Toward a Science of Consciousness (pp. 204-205). Tucson, AZ: Center for Consciousness Studies
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Synesthesia / Anomalous experiences / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP) performance / Mental health / Mental time travel / Time Style TM / Precognitive memory

Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences

Exploring the relationship between the synesthesias and anomalous experiences

DocumentPsychedelics, meditation, and self-consciousness2018

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-2014-228
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
228 - Pushing consciousness and selfhood towards their boundaries - An EEG neurophenomenological study
Duration: 2015-02 - 2019-03
Researcher(s):
Joseph Glicksohn, Aviva Berkovich-Ohana, Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan
Institution(s): Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan (Israel); Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti, Assisi (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
4 papers
Language: eng
Author:
Glicksohn, J.
Secondary author(s):
Berkovich-Ohana, A., Ben-Soussan, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Consciousness / Self / Perceptual Deprivation / EEG / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-228.11
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Psychedelics, meditation, and self-consciousness
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01475/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In recent years, the scientific study of meditation and psychedelic drugs has seen remarkable developments. The increased focus on meditation in cognitive neuroscience has led to a cross-cultural classification of standard meditation styles validated by functional and structural neuroanatomical data. Meanwhile, the renaissance of psychedelic research has shed light on the neurophysiology of altered states of consciousness induced by classical psychedelics, such as psilocybin and LSD, whose effects are mainly mediated by agonism of serotonin receptors. Few attempts have been made at bridging these two domains of inquiry, despite intriguing evidence of overlap between the phenomenology and neurophysiology of meditation practice and psychedelic states. In particular, many contemplative traditions explicitly aim at dissolving the sense of self by eliciting altered states of consciousness through meditation, while classical psychedelics are known to produce significant disruptions of self-consciousness, a phenomenon known as drug-induced ego dissolution. In this article, we discuss available evidence regarding convergences and differences between phenomenological and neurophysiological data on meditation practice and psychedelic drug-induced states, with a particular emphasis on alterations of self-experience. While both meditation and psychedelics may disrupt self-consciousness and underlying neural processes, we emphasize that neither meditation nor psychedelic states can be conceived as simple, uniform categories. Moreover, we suggest that there are important phenomenological differences even between conscious states described as experiences of self-loss. As a result, we propose that self-consciousness may be best construed as a multidimensional construct, and that "self-loss," far from being an unequivocal phenomenon, can take several forms. Indeed, various aspects of self-consciousness, including narrative aspects linked to autobiographical memory, self-related thoughts and mental time travel, and embodied aspects rooted in multisensory processes, may be differently affected by psychedelics and meditation practices. Finally, we consider long-term outcomes of experiences of self-loss induced by meditation and psychedelics on individual traits and prosocial behavior. We call for caution regarding the problematic conflation of temporary states of self-loss with "selflessness" as a behavioral or social trait, although there is preliminary evidence that correlations between short-term experiences of self-loss and long-term trait alterations may exist.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Millière, R.
Secondary author(s):
Carhart-Harris, R. L., Roseman, L., Trautwein, F. M., Berkovich-Ohana, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
3
Reference:
Millière, R., Carhart-Harris, R. L., Roseman, L., Trautwein, F. M., & Berkovich-Ohana, A. (2018). Psychedelics, meditation, and self-consciousness. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 1475. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01475
2-year Impact Factor: 2.129|2018
Times cited: 153|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Psychedelics / Meditation / Self-consciousness / Consciousness / Bodily self-consciousness / Autobiographical memory / Mind wandering / Mental time travel

Psychedelics, meditation, and self-consciousness

Psychedelics, meditation, and self-consciousness

DocumentEpisodic thought distinguishes spontaneous cognition in waking from REM and NREM sleep2021

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-334
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
334 - Inducing lucid dreams with optimized sensory cues
Duration: 2019-03 - 2022-10
Researcher(s):
Benjamin Baird, Giulio Tononi, Stephen LaBerge
Institution(s): Department of Psychiatry, Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Baird, B.
Secondary author(s):
Tononi, G., LaBerge, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Lucid dream / Sensory disconnection / REM sleep / Consciousness / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-334.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Episodic thought distinguishes spontaneous cognition in waking from REM and NREM sleep
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1053810021001732
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Evidence suggests continuity between cognition in waking and sleeping states. However, one type of cognition that may differ is episodic thoughts of the past and future. The current study investigated this across waking, NREM sleep and REM sleep. We analyzed thought reports obtained from a large sample of individuals (N = 138) who underwent experience-sampling during wakefulness as well as serial awakenings in sleep. Our data suggest that while episodic thoughts are common during waking spontaneous thought, episodic thoughts of both the past and the future rarely occur in either N2 or REM sleep. Moreover, replicating previous findings, episodic thoughts during wakefulness exhibit a strong prospective bias and frequently involve autobiographical planning. Together, these results suggest that the occurrence of spontaneous episodic thoughts differs substantially across waking and dreaming sleep states. We suggest that this points to a difference in the way that human consciousness is typically experienced across the sleep-wake cycle.
Accessibility: Document exits in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Baird, B.
Secondary author(s):
Aparicio, M. K., Alauddin, T., Riedner, B., Boly, M., Tononi, G.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Baird, B., Aparicio, M. K., Alauddin, T., Riedner, B., Boly, M., & Tononi, G. (2021). Episodic thought distinguishes spontaneous cognition in waking from REM and NREM sleep. Consciousness and Cognition, 97, 103247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2021.103247
2-year Impact Factor: 2.728|2021
Times cited: 3|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Dreaming / Mind-wandering / Spontaneous thought / Episodic future thought / Episodic memory / Autonoetic consciousness / Mental time travel