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DocumentA brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information2013

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-2012-199
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, Miguel Santos Pais Vieira
Institution(s): Duke University, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130228/srep01319/pdf/srep01319.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats. In this BTBI, an "encoder" rat performed sensorimotor tasks that required it to select from two choices of tactile or visual stimuli. While the encoder rat performed the task, samples of its cortical activity were transmitted to matching cortical areas of a "decoder" rat using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS). The decoder rat learned to make similar behavioral selections, guided solely by the information provided by the encoder rat's brain. These results demonstrated that a complex system was formed by coupling the animals' brains, suggesting that BTBIs can enable dyads or networks of animal's brains to exchange, process, and store information and, hence, serve as the basis for studies of novel types of social interaction and for biological computing devices.
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Pais-Vieira, M.
Secondary author(s):
Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., Nicolelis, M. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Pais-Vieira, M., Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2013). A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information. Scientific Reports, 3: 1319. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep01319
2-year Impact Factor: 5.078|2013
Times cited: 124|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Somatosensory system / Motor control / Neuroscience / Whisker system

A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information

A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information

DocumentEffects of 10Hz and 20Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation on automatic motor control2016

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-2012-084
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
084 - Neural bases of time processing: combining neuroimaging techniques and clinical evidence
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizia Bisiacchi, Gianna Maria Toffolo, Vincenza Tarantino, Elias Casula, Giovanni Mento, Demis Basso
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Bisiacchi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Toffolo, G., Tarantino, V., Casula, E., Mento, G., Basso, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Childhood and adolescent disorders / Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) / Neurodegenerative disorders / Parkinson's disease

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-084.18
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
Effects of 10Hz and 20Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation on automatic motor control
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1935861X1600005X
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
In a masked prime choice reaction task, presentation of a compatible prime increases the reaction time to the following imperative stimulus if the interval between mask and prime is around 80–250?ms. This is thought to be due to automatic suppression of the motor plan evoked by the prime, which delays reaction to the imperative stimulus. Oscillatory activity in motor networks around the beta frequency range of 20?Hz is important in suppression of movement. Transcranial alternating current at 20?Hz may be able to drive oscillations in the beta range.
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS
To investigate whether transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) at 20?Hz would increase automatic inhibition in a masked prime task. As a control we used 10?Hz tACS.
METHODS
Stimulation was delivered at alpha (10?Hz) and beta (20?Hz) frequency over the supplementary motor area and the primary motor cortex (simultaneous tACS of SMA-M1), which are part of the BG-cortical motor loop, during the execution of the subliminal masked prime left/right choice reaction task. We measured the effects on reaction times. Corticospinal excitability was assessed by measuring the amplitude of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) evoked in the first dorsal interosseous muscle by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over M1.
RESULTS
The 10 and 20-Hz tACS over SMA-M1 had different effects on automatic inhibition. The 20?Hz tACS increased the duration of automatic inhibition whereas it was decreased by 10?Hz tACS. Neurophysiologically, 20?Hz tACS reduced the amplitude of MEPs evoked from M1, whereas there was no change after 10?Hz tACS.
CONCLUSION
Automatic mechanisms of motor inhibition can be modulated by tACS over motor areas of cortex. tACS may be a useful additional tool to investigate the causal links between endogenous brain oscillations and specific cognitive processes.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cappon, D.
Secondary author(s):
D'Ostilio, K., Garraux, G., Rothwell, J. C., Bisiacchi, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Cappon, D., D'Ostilio, K., Garraux, G., Rothwell, J. C., & Bisiacchi, P. (2016). Effects of 10Hz and 20Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation on automatic motor control. Brain stimulation, 9(4), 518-524. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2016.01.001
2-year Impact Factor: 6.078|2016
Times cited: 28|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Transcranial alternating current stimulation / Cortical modulation / Motor control / Negative compatibility effect / Priming / Supplementary motor area

DocumentApparent biological motion in first and third person perspective2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-150
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
150 - Measuring the Self: behavioural and neural correlates of bodily awareness
Duration: 2015-02 - 2017-03
Researcher(s):
Emmanuele Tidoni, Gaetano Tieri, Matteo Candidi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti
Institution(s): Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Rome (Italy); Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
7 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Tidoni, E.
Secondary author(s):
Tieri, G., Candidi, M., Aglioti, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Virtual Reality / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Skin Conductance Response / Bodily Self illusions / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-150.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Apparent biological motion in first and third person perspective
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5034332/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Apparent biological motion is the perception of plausible movements when two alternating images depicting the initial and final phase of an action are presented at specific stimulus onset asynchronies. Here, we show lower subjective apparent biological motion perception when actions are observed from a first relative to a third visual perspective. These findings are discussed within the context of sensorimotor contributions to body ownership.
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tidoni, E.
Secondary author(s):
Scandola, M., Orvalho, V., Csndidi, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Tidoni, E., Scandola, M., Orvalho, V., & Candidi, M. (2016). Apparent biological motion in first and third person perspective. I-Perception, 7(5): 2041669516669156. https://doi.org/10.1177/2041669516669156
2-year Impact Factor: 1.051|2016
Times cited: 1|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Virtual reality / Virtual hand illusion / Apparent motion / Perspective / Motor control

Apparent biological motion in first and third person perspective

Apparent biological motion in first and third person perspective

DocumentZebrafish behavior: Opportunities and challenges2017

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-2012-185
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
185 - Circuit mechanisms of spatial attention in the zebrafish midbrain
Duration: 2013-06 - 2017-07
Researcher(s):
Michael Brian Orger, Sabine L. Renninger
Institution(s): Fundação Champalimaud, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Orger, M.
Secondary author(s):
Renninger, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-185.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Zebrafish behavior: Opportunities and challenges
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev-neuro-071714-033857
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A great challenge in neuroscience is understanding how activity in the brain gives rise to behavior. The zebrafish is an ideal vertebrate model to address this challenge, thanks to the capacity, at the larval stage, for precise behavioral measurements, genetic manipulations, and recording and manipulation of neural activity noninvasively and at single-neuron resolution throughout the whole brain. These techniques are being further developed for application in freely moving animals and juvenile stages to study more complex behaviors including learning, decision making, and social interactions.Wereview some of the approaches that have been used to study the behavior of zebrafish and point to opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Orger, M.
Secondary author(s):
de Polavieja, G.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Orger, M., & de Polavieja, G. (2017). Zebrafish behavior: Opportunities and challenges. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 40. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-neuro-071714-033857
2-year Impact Factor: 14.675|2017
Times cited: 142|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Imaging / Collective behavior / Tracking / Decision making / Computational / Vision / Motor control

DocumentStructure of the zebrafish locomotor repertoire revealed with unsupervised behavioral clustering2018

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-2012-185
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
185 - Circuit mechanisms of spatial attention in the zebrafish midbrain
Duration: 2013-06 - 2017-07
Researcher(s):
Michael Brian Orger, Sabine L. Renninger
Institution(s): Fundação Champalimaud, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Orger, M.
Secondary author(s):
Renninger, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-185.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Structure of the zebrafish locomotor repertoire revealed with unsupervised behavioral clustering
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217316044
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
An important concept in ethology is that complex behaviors can be constructed from a set of basic motor patterns. Identifying the set of patterns available to an animal is key to making quantitative descriptions of behavior that reflect the underlying motor system organization. We addressed these questions in zebrafish larvae, which swim in bouts that are naturally segmented in time. We developed a robust and general purpose clustering method (clusterdv) to ensure accurate identification of movement clusters and applied it to a dataset consisting of millions of swim bouts, captured at high temporal resolution from a comprehensive set of behavioral contexts. We identified a set of thirteen basic swimming patterns that are used flexibly in various combinations across different behavioral contexts and show that this classification can be used to dissect the sensorimotor transformations underlying larval social behavior and hunting. Furthermore, using the same approach at different levels in the behavioral hierarchy, we show that the set of swim bouts are themselves constructed from a basic set of tail movements and that bouts are executed in sequences specific to different behaviors.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Marques, J. C.
Secondary author(s):
Lackner, S., Félix, R., Orger, M. B.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Marques, J. C., Lackner, S., Félix, R., & Orger, M. B. (2018). Structure of the zebrafish locomotor repertoire revealed with unsupervised behavioral clustering. Current Biology, 28(2), 181-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.002
2-year Impact Factor: 9.193|2018
Times cited: 106|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Zebrafish / Behavior / Locomotion / Cluster analysis / Unsupervised machine / Learning / Visual behavior / Motor control / Sequences / Behavioral motifs / Clusterdv

DocumentMore than just a "Motor": Recent surprises from the frontal cortex2018

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-127
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2008
Title:
127 - Prefrontal control of impulsive action
Duration: 2009-02 - 2011-03
Researcher(s):
Masayoshi Murakami, Zachary F. Mainen
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Murakami, M.
Secondary author(s):
Mainen, Z.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Cognitive processes

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-127.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2008
Title:
More than just a "Motor": Recent surprises from the frontal cortex
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209835/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Motor and premotor cortices are crucial for the control of movements. However, we still know little about how these areas contribute to higher-order motor control, such as deciding which movements to make and when to make them. Here we focus on rodent studies and review recent findings, which suggest that-in addition to motor control-neurons in motor cortices play a role in sensory integration, behavioral strategizing, working memory, and decision-making. We suggest that these seemingly disparate functions may subserve an evolutionarily conserved role in sensorimotor cognition and that further study of rodent motor cortices could make a major contribution to our understanding of the evolution and function of the mammalian frontal cortex.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ebbesen, C. L.
Secondary author(s):
Insanally, M. N., Kopec, C. D., Murakami, M., Saiki, A., Erlich, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Ebbesen, C. L., Insanally, M. N., Kopec, C. D., Murakami, M., Saiki, A., & Erlich, J. C. (2018). More than just a "Motor": Recent surprises from the frontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(44), 9402-9413. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1671-18.2018
2-year Impact Factor: 6.074|2018
Times cited: 44|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Action selection / Action timing / Active sensing / Decision-making / Frontal cortex / Motor control

More than just a "Motor": Recent surprises from the frontal cortex

More than just a "Motor": Recent surprises from the frontal cortex

DocumentThe prospective sense of agency is rooted in local and global properties of intrinsic functional brain networks2020

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-195
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
195 - The sense of self: A neuroimaging study of interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic self networks
Duration: 2017-04 - 2019-10
Researcher(s):
Sjoerd Ebisch, Mauro Gianni Perrucci
Institution(s): Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ebisch, S.
Secondary author(s):
Perrucci, M. G.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Intrinsic self / Extrinsic self / Brain network interactions / Neuroimaging / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-195.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The prospective sense of agency is rooted in local and global properties of intrinsic functional brain networks
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_01590
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The sense of agency (SoA) refers to a constitutional aspect of the self describing the extent to which individuals feel in control over their actions and consequences thereof. Although the SoA has been associated with mental health and well-being, it is still unknown how interindividual variability in the SoA is embedded in the intrinsic brain organization. We hypothesized that the prospective component of an implicit SoA is associated with brain networks related to SoA and sensorimotor predictions on multiple spatial scales. We replicated previous findings by showing a significant prospective SoA as indicated by intentional binding effects. Then, using task-free fMRI and graph analysis, we analyzed associations between intentional binding effects and the intrinsic brain organization at regional, modular, and whole-brain scales. The results showed that intermodular connections of a frontoparietal module including the premotor cortex, supramarginal gyrus, and dorsal precuneus are associated with individual differences in prospective intentional binding. Notably, prospective intentional binding effects were also related to global brain modularity within a specific structural resolution range. These findings suggest that an implicit SoA generated through sensorimotor predictions relies on the intrinsic organization of the brain connectome on both local and global scales.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Di Plinio, S.
Secondary author(s):
Perrucci, M. G., Ebisch, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Di Plinio, S., Perrucci, M. G., & Ebisch, S. (2020). The prospective sense of agency is rooted in local and global properties of intrinsic functional brain networks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01590
2-year Impact Factor: 3.225|2020
Times cited: 8|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Intentional binding / Motor control / Resting-state / Modularity / Sense of agency

File079 - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions2021-022023-09

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-079
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
079 - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions
Duration: 2021-02 - 2023-09
Researcher(s):
Michele Scaltritti, Simone Sulpizio
Institution(s): Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Rovereto (Italy); Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Scaltritti, M.
Secondary author(s):
Sulpizio, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Decision making / Motor control / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Cortico-muscular coherence / Psychophysiology

File086 - Age-related changes in motor-cognitive dual-tasking: An electrophysiological investigation of interference at the level of sub-task elements2021/10

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-2020-086
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
086 - Age-related changes in motor-cognitive dual-tasking: An electrophysiological investigation of interference at the level of sub-task elements
Duration: 2021/10
Researcher(s):
Subhobrata Mitra, Christina Howard
Institution(s): Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Mitra, S.
Secondary author(s):
Howard, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Dual tasking / Ageing / Motor control / Cognition / Psychophysiology

DocumentAbnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/2016/1723401/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often display an abnormal reactivity to tactile stimuli, altered pain perception, and lower motor skills than healthy children. Nevertheless, these motor and sensory deficits have been mostly assessed by using clinical observation and self-report questionnaires. The present study aims to explore somatosensory and motor function in children with ASD by using standardized and objective testing procedures. Methods. Tactile and pressure pain thresholds in hands and lips, stereognosis, proprioception, and fine motor performance of the upper limbs were assessed in high-functioning children with ASD (n = 27) and compared with typically developing peers (n = 30). Results. Children with ASD showed increased pain sensitivity, increased touch sensitivity in C-tactile afferents innervated areas, and diminished fine motor performance and proprioception compared to healthy children. No group differences were observed for stereognosis. Conclusion. Increased pain sensitivity and increased touch sensitivity in areas classically related to affective touch (C-tactile afferents innervated areas) may explain typical avoiding behaviors associated with hypersensitivity. Both sensory and motor impairments should be assessed and treated in children with ASD.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Riquelme, I.
Secondary author(s):
Hatem, S. M., Montoy, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Riquelme, I., Hatem, S. M., & Montoy, P. (2016). Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders. Neural Plasticity, 1723401. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/1723401
2-year Impact Factor: 3.054|2016
Times cited: 89|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Motor control / Proprioception / Tactile sensitivuty / Autism spectrum disorders

Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders

Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders

DocumentSmooth tracking of visual targets distinguishes lucid REM sleep dreaming and waking perception from imagination2018

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-334.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Smooth tracking of visual targets distinguishes lucid REM sleep dreaming and waking perception from imagination
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05547-0#citeas
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Humans are typically unable to engage in sustained smooth pursuit for imagined objects. However, it is unknown to what extent smooth tracking occurs for visual imagery during REM sleep dreaming. Here we examine smooth pursuit eye movements during tracking of a slow-moving visual target during lucid dreams in REM sleep. Highly similar smooth pursuit tracking was observed during both waking perception and lucid REM sleep dreaming, in contrast to the characteristically saccadic tracking observed during visuomotor imagination. Our findings suggest that, in this respect, the visual imagery that occurs during REM sleep is more similar to perception than imagination. The data also show that the neural circuitry of smooth pursuit can be driven by a visual percept in the absence of retinal stimulation and that specific voluntary shifts in the direction of experienced gaze within REM sleep dreams are accompanied by corresponding rotations of the physical eyes.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
LaBerge, S.
Secondary author(s):
Baird, B., Zimbardo, P. G.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
LaBerge, S., Baird, B., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2018). Smooth tracking of visual targets distinguishes lucid REM sleep dreaming and waking perception from imagination. Nature Communications, 9: 3298. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05547-0
2-year Impact Factor: 11.878|2018
Times cited: 29|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Consciousness / Motor control / Perception / REM sleep

Smooth tracking of visual targets distinguishes lucid REM sleep dreaming and waking perception from imagination

Smooth tracking of visual targets distinguishes lucid REM sleep dreaming and waking perception from imagination

DocumentMotor invariants in action execution and perception2023

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-2020-246
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
246 - The hidden rhythm of interpersonal (sub-)movement coordination
Duration: 2021-06 - 2023-06
Researcher(s):
Alice Tomassini, Alessandro D'Ausilio, Julien Laroche
Institution(s): Center for Translational Neurophysiology of Speech and Communication - CTNSC, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Ferrara (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Tomassini, A.
Secondary author(s):
D'Ausilio, A., Laroche, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Social cognition / Neurobehavioral coordination / Hyperscanning / Intermittent motor control / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-246.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Motor invariants in action execution and perception
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1571064522000720?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The nervous system is sensitive to statistical regularities of the external world and forms internal models of these regularities to predict environmental dynamics. Given the inherently social nature of human behavior, being capable of building reliable predictive models of others' actions may be essential for successful interaction. While social prediction might seem to be a daunting task, the study of human motor control has accumulated ample evidence that our movements follow a series of kinematic invariants, which can be used by observers to reduce their uncertainty during social exchanges. Here, we provide an overview of the most salient regularities that shape biological motion, examine the role of these invariants in recognizing others' actions, and speculate that anchoring socially-relevant perceptual decisions to such kinematic invariants provides a key computational advantage for inferring conspecifics' goals and intentions.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Torricelli, F.
Secondary author(s):
Tomassini, A., Pezzulo, G., Pozzo, T., Fadiga, L., D'Ausilio, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
3
Reference:
Torricelli, F., Tomassini, A., Pezzulo, G., Pozzo, T., Fadiga, L., & D'Ausilio, A. (2023). Motor invariants in action execution and perception. Physics of Life Reviews, 44, 13-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2022.11.003
2-year Impact Factor: 11.700|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 10|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Internal models / Biological motion / Kinematic invariants / Motor control / Action perception / Bayesian inferencef

Motor invariants in action execution and perception

Motor invariants in action execution and perception

DocumentFinal report - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions2023

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-2020-079
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
079 - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions
Duration: 2021-02 - 2023-09
Researcher(s):
Michele Scaltritti, Simone Sulpizio
Institution(s): Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Rovereto (Italy); Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Scaltritti, M.
Secondary author(s):
Sulpizio, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Decision making / Motor control / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Cortico-muscular coherence / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-079.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions
Publication year: 2023
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Background
Prominent decision-making models assume a serial transition from cognition to action. Decisions are envisaged as evidence accumulating towards one of the alternatives, until reaching an action-triggering boundary: Motor responses are not part of the decision process.
Aims
The project questioned the notion of a functional segregation between cognition and action, and attempted to identify the neurocognitive underpinnings of a continuous processing stream mapping decisions to motor responses.
Method
The project focused on lexical decision experiments with manual button-press responses. The first study used electromyographic (EMG) traces to measure response durations. The second study co-registered EMG and electroencephalographic (EEG) signals to track the propagation of decisions across different stages of the motor hierarchy, including long-range interactions indexed by corticomuscular coherence (CMC).
Results
The first study revealed a selective propagation of decisional effects to response duration, which was possibly modulated by verification processes for items with no representation in memory. The second study highlighted a discontinuity in the percolation of decisional effects across the motor hierarchy, with the involvement of motor planning and response duration, but no modulations of motor programming and CMC.
Conclusions
These results question the assumption of a serial transition from decision to motor responses, and the notion of a single decisional variable propagating from decisional to motor stages. Differently, they foster the hypothesis of multiple decisional components reflected at different stages of motor control, pointing to verification process as a plausible decisional substrate of motor execution.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Scaltritti, M.
Secondary author(s):
Sulpizio, S.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Scaltritti, M., & Sulpizio, S. (2023). Final report - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Decision making / Motor control / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Cortico-muscular coherence

Final report - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions

Final report - Redefining the boundaries between cognition and action through the psychophysiological investigation of binary decisions

DocumentThe microstructure of intra- and interpersonal coordination2023

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-2020-246
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
246 - The hidden rhythm of interpersonal (sub-)movement coordination
Duration: 2021-06 - 2023-06
Researcher(s):
Alice Tomassini, Alessandro D'Ausilio, Julien Laroche
Institution(s): Center for Translational Neurophysiology of Speech and Communication - CTNSC, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Ferrara (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Tomassini, A.
Secondary author(s):
D'Ausilio, A., Laroche, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Social cognition / Neurobehavioral coordination / Hyperscanning / Intermittent motor control / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-246.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The microstructure of intra- and interpersonal coordination
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1576
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Movements are naturally composed of submovements, i.e. recurrent speed pulses (2-3 Hz), possibly reflecting intermittent feedback-based motor adjustments. In visuomotor (unimanual) synchronization tasks, partners alternate submovements over time, indicating mutual coregulation. However, it is unclear whether submovement coordination is organized differently between and within individuals. Indeed, different types of information may be variably exploited for intrapersonal and interpersonal coordination. Participants performed a series of bimanual tasks alone or in pairs, with or without visual feedback (solo task only). We analysed the relative timing of submovements between their own hands or between their own hands and those of their partner. Distinct coordinative structures emerged at the submovement level depending on the relevance of visual feedback. Specifically, the relative timing of submovements (between partners/effectors) shifts from alternation to simultaneity and a mixture of both when coordination is achieved using vision (interpersonal), proprioception/efference-copy only (intrapersonal, without vision) or all information sources (intrapersonal, with vision), respectively. These results suggest that submovement coordination represents a behavioural proxy for the adaptive weighting of different sources of information within action-perception loops. In sum, the microstructure of movement reveals common principles governing the dynamics of sensorimotor control to achieve both intra- and interpersonal coordination.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Nazzaro, G.
Secondary author(s):
Emanuele, M., Laroche, J., Esposto, C., Fadiga, L., D'Ausilio, A., Tomassini, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Nazzaro, G., Emanuele, M., Laroche, J., Esposto, C., Fadiga, L., D'Ausilio, A., & Tomassini, A. (2023). The microstructure of intra- and interpersonal coordination. Proceedings. Biological Sciences, 290(2011), 20231576. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1576
2-year Impact Factor: 4.7|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 1|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Interpersonal coordination / Motor control / Movement intermittency / Sensorimotor loops / Submovements

The microstructure of intra- and interpersonal coordination

The microstructure of intra- and interpersonal coordination

DocumentScale-invariant changes in corticospinal excitability reflect multiplexed oscillations in the motor output2024

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-2020-246
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
246 - The hidden rhythm of interpersonal (sub-)movement coordination
Duration: 2021-06 - 2023-06
Researcher(s):
Alice Tomassini, Alessandro D'Ausilio, Julien Laroche
Institution(s): Center for Translational Neurophysiology of Speech and Communication - CTNSC, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Ferrara (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Tomassini, A.
Secondary author(s):
D'Ausilio, A., Laroche, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Social cognition / Neurobehavioral coordination / Hyperscanning / Intermittent motor control / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-246.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Scale-invariant changes in corticospinal excitability reflect multiplexed oscillations in the motor output
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1113/JP284273
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In the absence of disease, humans produce smooth and accurate movement trajectories. Despite such 'macroscopic' aspect, the 'microscopic' structure of movements reveals recurrent (quasi-rhythmic) discontinuities. To date, it is unclear how the sensorimotor system contributes to the macroscopic and microscopic architecture of movement. Here, we investigated how corticospinal excitability changes in relation to microscopic fluctuations that are naturally embedded within larger macroscopic variations in motor output. Participants performed a visuomotor tracking task. In addition to the 0.25 Hz modulation that is required for task fulfilment (macroscopic scale), the motor output shows tiny but systematic fluctuations at ~2 and 8 Hz (microscopic scales). We show that motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) elicited by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) during task performance are consistently modulated at all (time) scales. Surprisingly, MEP modulation covers a similar range at both micro- and macroscopic scales, even though the motor output differs by several orders of magnitude. Thus, corticospinal excitability finely maps the multiscale temporal patterning of the motor output, but it does so according to a principle of scale invariance. These results suggest that corticospinal excitability indexes a relatively abstract level of movement encoding that may reflect the hierarchical organisation of sensorimotor processes. KEY POINTS: Motor behaviour is organised on multiple (time)scales. Small but systematic ('microscopic') fluctuations are engrained in larger and slower ('macroscopic') variations in motor output, which are instrumental in deploying the desired motor plan. Corticospinal excitability is modulated in relation to motor fluctuations on both macroscopic and microscopic (time)scales. Corticospinal excitability obeys a principle of scale invariance, that is, it is modulated similarly at all (time)scales, possibly reflecting hierarchical mechanisms that optimise motor encoding.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Emanuele, M.
Secondary author(s):
D'Ausilio, A., Koch, G., Fadiga, L., Tomassini, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Emanuele, M., D'Ausilio, A., Koch, G., Fadiga, L., & Tomassini, A. (2024). Scale-invariant changes in corticospinal excitability reflect multiplexed oscillations in the motor output. The Journal of Physiology, 602(1), 205–222. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP284273
2-year Impact Factor: 5.5|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Corticospinal excitability / Motor control / Physiological tremor / Submovements / Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Scale-invariant changes in corticospinal excitability reflect multiplexed oscillations in the motor output

Scale-invariant changes in corticospinal excitability reflect multiplexed oscillations in the motor output