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DocumentFinal report - Identifying the determinants of stress and stress-related illness in newly qualified doctors2007

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-2004-036
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2004
Title:
036 - Identifying the determinants of stress and stress-related illness in newly qualified doctors
Duration: 2005-02 - 2007-11
Researcher(s):
Stafford L. Lightman, Mark Wetherell, Anna Crown, Kav Vedhara
Institution(s): Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience & Endocrinology, Bristol (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Lightman, S.
Secondary author(s):
Wetherell, M., Crown, A., Vedhara, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Occupational stress / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-036.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2004
Title:
Final report - Identifying the determinants of stress and stress-related illness in newly qualified doctors
Publication year: 2007
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa3604.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Due to the high levels of financial and personal burden of occupational stress this study aimed to examine mood, diurnal cortisol and stress reactivity among pre-registration doctors (PRHO) on 2 occassions: one capturing high stress (due to high novelty and low control) and one low stress (due to low novelty and high control). This equated to the beginning and end of a clinical rotation. 36 PRHO were recruited (Males=15, mean age 25 years). Measures of mood alongside diurnal cortisol and stress reactivity (using the CO2 test) were assessed at the beginning and end of a rotation.
It was found that self-reported mood remained stable across the 2 assessments as did the stress reactivity. However, significant differences were found for diurnal cortisol, with higher levels on waking at the end of a rotation but a greater rise in cortisol in the half hour after waking at the beginning of a rotation.
These results show evidence of a significant alteration of diurnal function of the HPA in response to occupational demands.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Lightman, S.
Secondary author(s):
Wetherell, M., Crown, A., Vedhara, K.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Pre-registration doctors / Occupational stress / Mood / Diurnal cortisol / Stress reactivity

Final report - Identifying the determinants of stress and stress-related illness in newly qualified doctors

Final report - Identifying the determinants of stress and stress-related illness in newly qualified doctors

DocumentA randomized controlled feasibility and safety study of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation2007

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-2004-112
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2004
Title:
112 - Improvement of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) coils for psychiatric applications
Duration: 2005-01 - 2007-11
Researcher(s):
Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda, Yiftach Roth, Ludovic Correia, Ricardo Salvador, Abraham Zangen
Institution(s): Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
CD (progress and financial report 2005, graduation project, letter, consortium agreement - Weizmann )
CD (final report, 2 technical reports, abstract, poster)
DVD (financial report, invoices, statement of expenditure)
Final research project as requirement to complete a bachelor’s degree
Language: eng
Author:
Miranda, P. C.
Secondary author(s):
Roth, Y., Correia, L., Salvador, R., Zangen, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Intervention / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Mood disorders

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-112.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2004
Title:
A randomized controlled feasibility and safety study of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation
Publication year: 2007
URL:
http://psych.wisc.edu/postlab/readings/Levkovitz2007ClinNeurophys.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE:
The H-coils are a new development in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research, allowing direct stimulation of deeper neuronal pathways than does standard TMS. This study assessed possible health risks, and some cognitive and emotional effects, of two H-coil versions designed to stimulate deep portions of the prefrontal cortex, using several stimulation frequencies.
METHODS:
Healthy volunteers (n=32) were randomly assigned to one of four groups: each of two H-coil designs (H1/H2), standard figure-8 coil, and sham-coil control. Subjects were tested in a pre-post design, during three increasing (single pulses, 10 Hz, and 20 Hz stimulation sessions, as well as 24-36 h after the last stimulation.
RESULTS:
The major finding of the present study is that stimulation with the novel H-coils was well tolerated, with no adverse physical or neurological outcomes. Computerized cognitive tests found no deterioration in cognitive functions, except for a transient short-term effect of the H1-coil on spatial recognition memory on the first day of rTMS (but not in the following treatment days). On the other hand, spatial working memory was transiently improved by the H2-coil treatment. Finally, the questionnaires showed no significant emotional or mood alterations, except for reports on 'detachment' experienced by subjects treated with the H1-coil.
CONCLUSIONS:
This study provides additional evidence for the feasibility and safety of the two H-coil designs (H1/H2).
SIGNIFICANCE:
The H-coils offer a safe new tool with potential for both research and clinical applications for psychiatric and neurological disorders associated with dysfunctions of deep brain regions.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Levkovitz, Y.
Secondary author(s):
Roth, Y., Harel, E. V., Braw, Y., Sheer, A., Zangen, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Levkovitz, Y., Roth, Y., Harel, E. V., Braw, Y., Sheer, A., & Zangen, A. (2007). A randomized controlled feasibility and safety study of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(12), 2730-2744. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2007.09.061
2-year Impact Factor: 2.468|2007
Times cited: 106|2024-02-05
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation / Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) / H-coil / Safety / Cognitive / Mood

DocumentFinal report - Behavioural responses, mood changes and psychophysiological effects of androstadienone: Increased emotional sensitivity?2010

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-125
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2006
Title:
125 - Psychophysiological effects of human pheromones
Duration: 2007-05 - 2010-10
Researcher(s):
Francisco Esteves, Mats Olsson, Johan Lundstrom, Pedro Barbas de Albuquerque, Maria Benedita Monteiro, Maria Paula Carneiro, Patrícia Arriaga Ferreira
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos e Intervenção Social, ISCTE, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng / por
Author:
Esteves, F.
Secondary author(s):
Olsson, M., Lundström, J., Albuquerque, P. B., Monteiro, M., Carneiro, M., Arriaga Ferreira, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-125.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2006
Title:
Final report - Behavioural responses, mood changes and psychophysiological effects of androstadienone: Increased emotional sensitivity?
Publication year: 2010
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Final report presented as an article
Author: Esteves, F.
Secondary author(s):
Arriaga Ferreira, P., Olsson, M., Lundström, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Pheromones / Androstadienone / Autonomic responses / Startle reflex / Emotional sensitivity / Mood

Final report - Behavioural responses, mood changes and psychophysiological effects of androstadienone: Increased emotional sensitivity?

Final report - Behavioural responses, mood changes and psychophysiological effects of androstadienone: Increased emotional sensitivity?

Document(133) The relation of stress and heart rate variability to placebo analgesia2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-161
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 12/2006
Title:
161 - The relation of mind to body. Psychophysiological studies of the placebo effect
Duration: 2007-01 - 2010-05
Researcher(s):
Magne Arve Flaten, Oddmund Johansen, Terje Simonsen, Per M. Aslaksen, Peter Lyby, Espen Bjorkedal
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Tromso (Norway)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Flaten, M.
Secondary author(s):
Johansen, O., Simonsen, T., Aslaksen, P., Lyby, P., Bjørkedal, E.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Pain / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-161.15
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 12/2006
Title:
(133) The relation of stress and heart rate variability to placebo analgesia
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1526-5900/PIIS1526590008000539.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The present experiment investigated whether administration of placebo affected heart rate variability during heat pain. It was hypothesized that the ratio of low frequent to high frequent (LF/HF) heart rate variability would decrease after administration of an inert substance together with information that it was a powerful painkiller. In a within subjects design, 63 participants (32 females) were tested on two separate days, one day for the placebo condition and one day for control. In the placebo condition, the participants received two capsules containing 75mg lactose each during the second of five pain tests, with information that the capsules were a high dose of a standard analgesic with high pain analgesic effect on heat pain. In the control condition, the same subjects underwent the same five pain tests, but without placebo administration. Pain tests consisted of heat pain (+46C, duration 240 seconds) to the forearm. ECG was recorded continuously. Subjective pain intensity, pain unpleasantness, stress and arousal were measured on VAS scales during each pain test. In addition, mood was measured by the SAM. Results revealed that the LF/HF ratio during painful stimulation decreased significantly in the placebo condition after placebo administration (F (1, 57) = 7.08, p = 0.01). There was lower pain intensity (F (1,62) = 20.53, p = 0.01) in the placebo condition compared to the control condition. Subjective stress during pain was decreased after placebo administration (F (1, 62) = 7.45, p = 0.01), and there was lower subjective stress in the placebo condition compared to the control condition (F (1, 62) = 5.39, p = 0.02). There were no significant effects on pain unpleasantness, arousal or mood. The results from the present experiment suggest that placebo analgesia is accompanied by a reduction in cardiac autonomic activation and a reduction of subjective stress.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Aslaksen, P.
Secondary author(s):
Flaten, M.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Aslaksen, P., & Flaten, M. (2008). (133) The relation of stress and heart rate variability to placebo analgesia. Journal of Pain, 9(4), Supplement 2, S9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2008.01.052
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Heat pain / Heart rate variability (HRV) / Placebo / Stress / Arousal / Mood

(133) The relation of stress and heart rate variability to placebo analgesia

(133) The relation of stress and heart rate variability to placebo analgesia

DocumentPsychophysiological effects of human pheromones2010

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-125
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2006
Title:
125 - Psychophysiological effects of human pheromones
Duration: 2007-05 - 2010-10
Researcher(s):
Francisco Esteves, Mats Olsson, Johan Lundstrom, Pedro Barbas de Albuquerque, Maria Benedita Monteiro, Maria Paula Carneiro, Patrícia Arriaga Ferreira
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos e Intervenção Social, ISCTE, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng / por
Author:
Esteves, F.
Secondary author(s):
Olsson, M., Lundström, J., Albuquerque, P. B., Monteiro, M., Carneiro, M., Arriaga Ferreira, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-125.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2006
Title:
Psychophysiological effects of human pheromones
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Although the existence of human pheromones is widely accepted among layman, scientific evidence is insufficient. The general goal of the project is to test emotional effects of exposure to a putative human pheromone androstadienone using psychophysiological measures and verbal affective ratings.
Experiment 1
Aim. The aim of the first experiment was to test effects of androstadienone on non-verbal flirt behavior in a controlled social-interaction situation.
Method. Sixty-five male and 65 female were randomly assigned to the experimental group (exposed to androstadienone) or the control condition. Pairs of two (one man and one woman) were formed, and instructed by two doubleblind female experimenters to perform collaborative tasks. The videotapes were analyzed on non-verbal signs of flirt behavior. Frequency of specific behaviors and several subjective ratings were measured.
Results. For the female group, the phase in the menstrual cycle was more important than the exposure to androstadienone, with more frequent flirt behavior present in the ovulation phase. For the male group no clear pattern was achieved.
Experiment 2
Aim. The aim of the second experiment was to test possible effects of androstadienone on psychophysiological measures (heart rate, skin conductance and startle reflex modulation) and mood changes (verbal evaluation) while and after viewing a series of emotional pictures.
Method. Female participants were randomly assigned by two doubleblind male experimenters to the experimental group (exposed to androstadienone) or a control condition. After this manipulation participants were exposed to a series of emotional pictures (depicting human social interactions) while their skin conductance, heart rate, and startle (elicited by white noise) were monitored. They also rated their subjective emotional state and mood.
Results: Preliminary results showed a trend for a general inhibition of the startle reflex in the experimental group, which could reflect a more positive mood in this group compared to the control condition. The complete analyses will be presented at the Symposium.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Esteves, F.
Secondary author(s):
Olsson, M., Lundström, J., Albuquerque, P. B., Monteiro, M., Carneiro, M., Arriaga Ferreira, P.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Esteves, F., Olsson, M., Lundström, J., Albuquerque, P. B., Monteiro, M., Carneiro, M., & Arriaga Ferreira, P. (2010). Psychophysiological effects of human pheromones. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 230). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Pheromones / Mood / Startle reflex

Psychophysiological effects of human pheromones

Psychophysiological effects of human pheromones

DocumentFinal report - Effects of intentionally enhanced tea on mood2012

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-2010-021
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
021 - Effects of intentionally enhanced tea on mood
Duration: 2011-04 - 2013-01
Researcher(s):
Yung-Jong Shiah, Dean Radin
Institution(s): Psychology Department of Kaohsuing Medical University, Kaohsuing, (Taiwan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Unpublished document
Language: eng
Author:
Shiah, Y. -J.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Intention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-021.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Final report - Effects of intentionally enhanced tea on mood
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa21-10_03012014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
OBJECTIVE:
This study explored whether drinking tea “treated” with good intentions would enhance mood more than drinking ordinary tea, under double-blind, randomized conditions.
DESIGN:
Each evening for 7 days in a row volunteers recorded their mood using the Profile of Mood States questionnaire. On days 3, 4 and 5 of the test each participant drank 600 cc of oolong tea in the morning and again in the afternoon. One randomly assigned group blindly received tea that had been intentionally treated by three Buddhist monks; the other group blindly received untreated tea from the same source. On the last day of the test each person indicated what type of tea they believed they had been drinking.
PARTICIPANTS:
Stratified random sampling was used to assign 189 adults into two groups matched by age, gender, the psychological trait of neuroticism, and the amount of tea consumed on average per day. All participants were Taiwanese and lived in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and the test was conducted over the course of one week to reduce mood fluctuations due to changes in local weather and other common influences.
RESULTS:
Those who drank treated tea showed a greater increase in mood than those who drank untreated tea (Cohen’s d = 0.65, p = 0.02, two-tailed). Change in mood in those who believed that they were drinking treated tea was much better than those who did not believe (Cohen’s d = 1.45, p = 0.00002, two-tailed).
CONCLUSION:
Tea treated with good intentions improved mood more than ordinary tea derived from the same source. Belief that one was drinking treated tea produced a large improvement in mood, but only if one was actually drinking the treated tea, indicating that belief and intentional enhancement interact. This also suggests that the aesthetic and intentional qualities associated with the traditional tea ceremony may have subtle influences that extend beyond the ritual itself.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Shiah, Y. -J.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Intention / Tea / Mood / Mind-matter interaction

Final report - Effects of intentionally enhanced tea on mood

Final report - Effects of intentionally enhanced tea on mood

DocumentMetaphysics of the tea ceremony: A randomized trial investigating the roles of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea2013

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-2010-021
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
021 - Effects of intentionally enhanced tea on mood
Duration: 2011-04 - 2013-01
Researcher(s):
Yung-Jong Shiah, Dean Radin
Institution(s): Psychology Department of Kaohsuing Medical University, Kaohsuing, (Taiwan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Unpublished document
Language: eng
Author:
Shiah, Y. -J.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Intention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-021.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Metaphysics of the tea ceremony: A randomized trial investigating the roles of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307(13)00209-7/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE:
This study explored whether drinking tea “treated” with good intentions would enhance mood more than drinking ordinary tea, under double-blind, randomized conditions.
DESIGN:
Each evening, for seven days in a row, volunteers recorded their mood using the Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire. On days three, four, and five of the test, each participant drank 600mL of oolong tea in the morning and again in the afternoon. One randomly assigned group blindly received tea that had been intentionally treated by three Buddhist monks; the other group blindly received untreated tea from the same source. On the last day of the test, each person indicated what type of tea he/she believed he/she had been drinking.
PARTICIPANTS:
Stratified, random sampling was used to assign 189 adults into two groups matched by age, gender, the psychological trait of neuroticism, and the amount of tea consumed on average per day. All participants were Taiwanese and lived in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and the test was conducted over the course of one week to reduce mood fluctuations due to changes in local weather and other common influences.
RESULTS:
Those who drank treated tea showed a greater increase in mood than those who drank untreated tea (Cohen's d = 0.65, P = .02, two-tailed). Change in mood in those who believed that they were drinking treated tea was much better than those who did not believe (Cohen's d = 1.45, P = .00002, two-tailed).
CONCLUSION:
Tea treated with good intentions improved mood more than ordinary tea derived from the same source. Belief that one was drinking treated tea produced a large improvement in mood, but only if one was actually drinking the treated tea, indicating that belief and intentional enhancement interact. This also suggests that the esthetic and intentional qualities associated with the traditional tea ceremony may have subtle influences that extend beyond the ritual itself.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Shiah, Y. -J.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Shiah, Y. -J., & Radin, D. (2013). Metaphysics of the tea ceremony: A randomized trial investigating the roles of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 9(6), 355-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2013.08.005
2-year Impact Factor: 0.935|2013
Times cited: 12|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Intention / Tea / Mood / Mind-matter interaction

DocumentParticipation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population2013

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-2010-074
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2010
Title:
074 - The psychobiological effects of yoga/meditation in a prison population
Duration: 2012-02 - 2014-04
Researcher(s):
Miguel Farias, Amy Bilderbeck
Institution(s): Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Farias, M.
Secondary author(s):
Bilderbeck, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Intervention / Cognitive processes / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Stress and health / Well-being

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-074.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2010
Title:
Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956(13)00197-0/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety in healthy volunteers and psychiatric populations. Recent work has also indicated that yoga can improve cognitive-behavioural performance and control. Although there have been no controlled studies of the effects of yoga in a prison population, we reasoned that yoga could have beneficial effects in a setting where psychosocial functioning is often low, and the frequency of impulsive behaviours is high.
METHODS: Participants were recruited from 7 British prisons and randomly allocated to either a 10-week yoga programme (yoga group; 1 class per week; N = 45) or a control group (N = 55). Self-report measures of mood, stress, and psychological distress were collected before and after the intervention period. Participants completed a cognitive-behavioural task (Go/No-Go) at the end of the study, which assessed behavioural response inhibition and sustained attention.
RESULTS:
Participants in the yoga group showed increased self-reported positive affect, and reduced stress and psychological distress, compared to participants in the control group. Participants who completed the yoga course also showed better performance in the cognitive-behavioural task, making significantly fewer errors of omission in Go trials and fewer errors of commission on No-Go trials, compared to control participants.
CONCLUSIONS:
Yoga may be effective in improving subjective wellbeing, mental health, and executive functioning within prison populations. This is an important consideration given the consistently high rates of psychological morbidity in this group and the need for effective and economical intervention programmes.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Bilderbeck, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farias, M., Brazil, I., Jakobowitz, S., Wikholm, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Bilderbeck, A., Farias, M., Brazil, I., Jakobowitz, S., & Wikholm, C. (2013). Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(10), 1438-1445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.06.014
2-year Impact Factor: 4.092|2013
Times cited: 85|2024-02-06
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Yoga / Prison / Behavioral control / Mood / Stress

Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population

Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population

DocumentPreliminary evidence that yoga practice progressively improves mood and decreases stress in a sample of UK prisoners2015

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-2010-074
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2010
Title:
074 - The psychobiological effects of yoga/meditation in a prison population
Duration: 2012-02 - 2014-04
Researcher(s):
Miguel Farias, Amy Bilderbeck
Institution(s): Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Farias, M.
Secondary author(s):
Bilderbeck, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Intervention / Cognitive processes / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Stress and health / Well-being

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-074.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2010
Title:
Preliminary evidence that yoga practice progressively improves mood and decreases stress in a sample of UK prisoners
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/819183/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: In the first randomized controlled trial of yoga on UK prisoners, we previously showed that yoga practice was associated with improved mental wellbeing and cognition. Here, we aimed to assess how class attendance, self-practice, and demographic factors were related to outcome amongst prisoners enrolled in the 10-week yoga intervention.
Methods: The data of 55 participants (52 male, 3 female) who completed a 10-week yoga course were analysed. Changes in pre- and postyoga measures of affect, perceived stress, and psychological symptoms were entered into linear regression analyses with bias-corrected and accelerated bootstrap confidence intervals. Class attendance, self-practice, demographic variables, and baseline psychometric variables were included as regressors.
Results: Participants who attended more yoga classes and those who engaged in frequent (5 times or more) self-practice reported significantly greater decreases in perceived stress. Decreases in negative affect were also significantly related to high frequency self-practice and greater class attendance at a near-significant level. Age was positively correlated with yoga class attendance, and higher levels of education were associated with greater decreases in negative affect. Conclusions: Our results suggest that there may be progressive beneficial effects of yoga within prison populations and point to subpopulations who may benefit the most from this practice.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Bilderbeck, A.
Secondary author(s):
Brazil, I., Farias, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Bilderbeck, A, Brazil, I., & Farias, M. (2015). Preliminary evidence that yoga practice progressively improves mood and decreases stress in a sample of UK prisoners. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 819183. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/819183
2-year Impact Factor: 1.931|2015
Times cited: 8|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Yoga / Prisoners / Mood / Stress

Preliminary evidence that yoga practice progressively improves mood and decreases stress in a sample of UK prisoners

Preliminary evidence that yoga practice progressively improves mood and decreases stress in a sample of UK prisoners

DocumentFinal report - Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors2017

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-2012-094
Location: SEC PCA - 94/12
Title:
094 - Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors
Duration: 2014-01 - 2017-05
Researcher(s):
Frederic Boy, Adelaide Austin
Institution(s): Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University and Institute of Life Science (ILS2) – Imaging Centre, College of Medicine (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Boy, F.
Secondary author(s):
Austin, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Decision-making / Brain structure and function / Personality

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-094.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2012
Title:
Final report - Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors
Publication year: 2017
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Negative emotional responses to the daily life stresses have cumulative effects which, in turn, impose wide-ranging negative constraints on emotional well being and neurocognitive performance (Kalueff and Nutt, 2007; Nadler et al., 2010; Charles et al., 2013). Crucial cognitive functions such as memory and problem solving, as well more short term emotional responses (e.g., anticipation of- and response to- monetary rewards or losses) are influenced by mood. The negative impact of these behavioral responses is felt at the individual level, but it also imposes major economic burden on modern healthcare systems.
AIMS:
Although much research has been undertaken to understand the underlying mechanisms of depressed mood and design efficient treatment pathways, comparatively little was done to characterize mood modulations that remain within the boundaries of a healthy mental functioning.
METHODS:
In two placebo-controlled experiment, we applied daily prefrontal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) at five and three points in time.
RESULTS: We found reliable improvements on self-reported mood evaluation. Using a new team of experimenters, we replicated this finding in an independent double-blinded placebo-controlled experiment and showed that stimulation over a shorter period of time (3 days) is sufficient to create detectable mood improvements.
CONCLUSIONS:
Taken together, our data show that repeated bilateral prefrontal tDCS can reduce psychological distress in non-depressed individuals.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Boy, F.
Secondary author(s):
Austin, A.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Brain stimulation / Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) / Mood / Prefrontal cortex

DocumentPrefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors2016

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-2012-094
Location: SEC PCA - 94/12
Title:
094 - Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors
Duration: 2014-01 - 2017-05
Researcher(s):
Frederic Boy, Adelaide Austin
Institution(s): Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University and Institute of Life Science (ILS2) – Imaging Centre, College of Medicine (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Boy, F.
Secondary author(s):
Austin, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Decision-making / Brain structure and function / Personality

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-094.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2012
Title:
Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4777740/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Negative emotional responses to the daily life stresses have cumulative effects which, in turn, impose wide-ranging negative constraints on emotional well being and neurocognitive performance (Kalueff and Nutt, 2007; Nadler et al., 2010; Charles et al., 2013). Crucial cognitive functions such as memory and problem solving, as well more short term emotional responses (e.g., anticipation of- and response to- monetary rewards or losses) are influenced by mood. The negative impact of these behavioral responses is felt at the individual level, but it also imposes major economic burden on modern healthcare systems. Although much research has been undertaken to understand the underlying mechanisms of depressed mood and design efficient treatment pathways, comparatively little was done to characterize mood modulations that remain within the boundaries of a healthy mental functioning. In one placebo-controlled experiment, we applied daily prefrontal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) at five points in time, and found reliable improvements on self-reported mood evaluation. Using a new team of experimenters, we replicated this finding in an independent double-blinded placebo-controlled experiment and showed that stimulation over a shorter period of time (3 days) is sufficient to create detectable mood improvements. Taken together, our data show that repeated bilateral prefrontal tDCS can reduce psychological distress in non-depressed individuals.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Austin, A.
Secondary author(s):
Jiga-Boy, G. M., Rea, S., Newstead, S. A., Roderick, S., Davis, N. J., Clement, R. M., Boy, F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Austin, A., Jiga-Boy, G. M., Rea, S., Newstead, S. A., Roderick, S., Davis, N. J., Clement, R. M., & Boy, F. (2016). Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 315. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00315
2-year Impact Factor: 2.321|2016
Times cited: 11|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Mood / Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) / Emotion regulation / GABA antagonists / GABA agonists

Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors

Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors

DocumentRepeated transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in nondepressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors2015

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-2012-094
Location: SEC PCA - 94/12
Title:
094 - Prefrontal electrical stimulation in non-depressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors
Duration: 2014-01 - 2017-05
Researcher(s):
Frederic Boy, Adelaide Austin
Institution(s): Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University and Institute of Life Science (ILS2) – Imaging Centre, College of Medicine (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Boy, F.
Secondary author(s):
Austin, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Decision-making / Brain structure and function / Personality

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-094.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2012
Title:
Repeated transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in nondepressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1510.02261
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Negative emotional responses to the daily life stresses have cumulative effects which, in turn, impose wide-ranging negative constraints on emotional well being and neurocognitive performance (Kalueff:2007cp, Charles:2013eq, Nadler:2010hk). Crucial cognitive functions such as memory and problem solving, as well more short term emotional responses (e.g., anticipation of- and response to- monetary rewards or losses) are influenced by mood. The negative impact of these behavioural responses is felt at the individual level, but it also imposes major economic burden on modern healthcare systems. Although much research have been undertaken to understand the underlying mechanisms of depressed mood and design efficient treatment pathways, comparatively little was done to characterize mood modulations that remain within the boundaries of a healthy mental functioning. In one placebo-controlled experiments, we applied daily prefrontal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) at five points in time, and found reliable improvements on self-reported mood evaluation. We replicated this finding in an independent double-blinded placebo-controlled experiment and showed that stimulation over a shorter period of time (3 days) is sufficient to create detectable mood improvements. Taken together, our data show that repeated bilateral prefrontal tDCS can reduce psychological distress in nondepressed individuals.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Austin, A.
Secondary author(s):
Jiga-Boy, G. M., Rea, S., Newstead, S. A., Roderick, S., Davis, R., Clement, R. M., Boy, F.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Austin, A., Jiga-Boy, G. M., Rea, S., Newstead, S. A., Roderick, S., Davis, R., Clement, R. M., & Boy, F. (2015) Repeated transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in nondepressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors. Quantitative Biology. arXiv:1510.02261v2
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mood / Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) / Emotion regulation / GABA antagonists / GABA agonists

Repeated transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in nondepressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors

Repeated transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in nondepressed reduces levels of reported negative affects from daily stressors

File300 - Feeling good and feeling in control: A longitudinal study of mood and sense of agency2023-03

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2022
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2022 Grants
Start date: 2023-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2022-300
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
300 - Feeling good and feeling in control: A longitudinal study of mood and sense of agency
Duration: 2023-03
Researcher(s):
Alexandre Hyafil, María da Fonseca
Institution(s): Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Hyafil, A.
Secondary author(s):
da Fonseca, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Mood / Sense of agency / Mobile-based / Electroencephalogram (EEG)

DocumentFinal report - The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Elucidating the link between sleep quality and well-being by integrating cross-modal networks2023

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-284
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
284 - The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Elucidating the link between sleep quality and well-being by integrating cross-modal networks
Duration: 2021-09 - 2023-03
Researcher(s):
Tessa Blanken, Denny Borsboom
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Blanken, T.
Secondary author(s):
Borsboom, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Sleep / Well-being / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-284.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Elucidating the link between sleep quality and well-being by integrating cross-modal networks
Publication year: 2023
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Good sleep is pivotal for our daytime functioning and mood. By understanding the psychophysiological mechanisms underlying this link, we can promote well-being and resilience through good sleep. While hundreds of variables across psychological, psychophysiological, and brain imaging modalities have shown to influence the link between sleep and mood, their influence may be indirect. We must thus go beyond these individual associations and integrate modalities.
AIMS
We aim to understand the multivariate landscape of factors that influence the link between sleep quality and well-being by developing and estimating cross-modal network models.
METHOD
First, we review network approaches across modalities, based on which propose ways forward to integrate these levels. Second, we apply these methods to (i) integrate psychophysiological and psychological measures; (ii) investigate propagation of interventions through the network by including behavioral and cognitive process measures; and (iii) link mood to individual affect trajectories over time.
RESULTS
We introduced three methods to integrate modalities using network analysis: multilayer networks, integrated networks, and network-based regressors. Using integrated networks, we could reveal that (i) anxiety is a potential bridging-factor between sleep bruxism and sleep problems; (ii) different cognitive and behavioral elements of a system can be targeted using various interventions; and (iii) characteristics of the individual networks comprising mood and affect predicted longer-term outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS
Concertedly, these studies show that understanding the pathways through the complex system of sleep quality and mood may offer new ways to facilitate well-being.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Blanken, T.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Blanken, T. (2023). Final report - The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Elucidating the link between sleep quality and well-being by integrating cross-modal networks.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Sleep / Mood / Network analysis / Cross-modal networks

Final report - The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Elucidating the link between sleep quality and well-being by integrating cross-modal networks

Final report - The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Elucidating the link between sleep quality and well-being by integrating cross-modal networks

DocumentFinal report - A trait-and-state analysis of precognitive remote viewing focusing on gender, emotions, and pregnancy status2022

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-369
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
369 - A trait-and-state analysis of precognitive remote viewing focusing on gender, emotions, and pregnancy status
Duration: 2021-01
Researcher(s):
Julia Mossbridge, Mark Boccuzzi, Kirsten Cameron
Institution(s): The Institute for Love and Time - TILT, Sebastopol (USA); Windbridge Institute, LLC, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Mossbridge, J.
Secondary author(s):
Boccuzzi, M., Cameron, K.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Precognition / Reproductive hormones / Remote viewing / Compassion / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-369.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - A trait-and-state analysis of precognitive remote viewing focusing on gender, emotions, and pregnancy status
Publication year: 2022
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Background
We and others have found that gender and emotional state influence precognition performance. Here we aimed to further examine trait/state relationships with precognition using a more efficient design and a larger participant population.
Aims
We tested five hypotheses:
1) Feelings of unconditional love support PRV accuracy;
2) Feelings of anxiety reduce PRV accuracy;
3) PRV accuracy is supported by unconditional love in women and anxiety in men;
4) PRV accuracy in women is supported by reproductive hormones;
5) PRV accuracy is supported by interesting targets.
Method
We tested these hypotheses by gathering data from 307 participants under the age of 40, all of whom completed an anxiety and unconditional love survey before performing a brief customdesigned online precognitive remote viewing (PRV) task in which they had to try to describe a photo target that was randomly selected after submitting their description.
Results
Unconditional love supported accuracy on the PRV task (hyp. 1), while feelings of anxiety partially supported PRV accuracy (contrasting hyp. 2). Unconditional love showed no gender difference, but anxiety was related to better performance in women and to worse performance in men (contrasting hyp. 3). Further, women taking reproductive hormones performed no differently from other women (contrasting hyp. 4). Finally, target interestingness supported PRV accuracy (hyp. 5).
Conclusions
A brief PRV task produced significant results even for untrained individuals, suggesting that it taps robust precognition mechanisms that are common across humanity. Further, such a task can be used to probe the influence of emotions and gender, revealing intriguing patterns to examine in future work.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Mossbridge, J.
Secondary author(s):
Boccuzzi, M., Cameron, K.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Mossbridge, J., Boccuzzi, M., & Cameron, K. (2022). Final report - A trait-and-state analysis of precognitive remote viewing focusing on gender, emotions, and pregnancy status.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Precognition / Remote viewing / Gender / Mood

Final report - A trait-and-state analysis of precognitive remote viewing focusing on gender, emotions, and pregnancy status

Final report - A trait-and-state analysis of precognitive remote viewing focusing on gender, emotions, and pregnancy status