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DocumentThe role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one’s body2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-070
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
070 - "Out of body" and "In the body" experience: Psychophysiology of bodily self-consciousness
Duration: 2007-09 - 2008-05
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard
Institution(s): University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-070.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one’s body
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393208002601
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We constantly feel, see and move our body, and have no doubt that it is our own. The brain possesses a distinction between the body and the objects in the outside world. This distinction may be based on a process that monitors whether sensations, events and objects should be attributed to one's body or not. We controlled whether an external object was represented as part of the body or not, by experimentally inducing a bodily illusion using correlated visual and tactile stimulation. We then studied the role of right temporo-parietal junction (rTPJ) in the processing of multisensory events that may or may not be attributed to one's body. Disruption of rTPJ using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) made the distinction between what may or may not be part of one's body on the basis of multisensory evidence more ambiguous, suggesting that the rTPJ is actively involved in maintaining a coherent sense of one's body, distinct from external, non-corporeal, objects.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tsakiris, M.
Secondary author(s):
Costantini, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Tsakiris, M., Costantini, M., & Haggard, P. (2008). The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one’s body. Neuropsychologia, 46(12), 3014-3018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.06.004
2-year Impact Factor: 4.074|2008
Times cited: 216|2024-02-05
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Body / Body ownership / Multisensory integration / Rubber hand illusion / Temporoparietal junction / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Self

DocumentEffects of Age on Cross-Modal Emotion Perception2010

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-2008-077
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
077 - How do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging
Duration: 2009-01 - 2011-02
Researcher(s):
Sarah MacPherson, Edyta Monika Hunter, Louise H. Phillips
Institution(s): Human Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Author: MacPherson, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hunter, E., Philips, L.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Cognitive development / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-077.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
Effects of Age on Cross-Modal Emotion Perception
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/effects-of-age-on-multisensory-integration-and-social-interaction(de054df8-93e8-44b3-9b0a-3cda41490de3).html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Background: Efficient navigation of our social world depends on proper generation, interpretation and combination of social signals within different sensory systems. However, the influence of healthy adult ageing on multisensory integration of emotional and social stimuli remains poorly explored.
Method: The current study investigated the performance of 25 healthy older adults aged 60-80 years on unisensory (auditory and visual) and cross-modal tasks (audio-visual) related to emotion recognition. Performance was compared with 25 younger adults aged 19- 40 years.
Results: Resulting data suggest that older adults display difficulty in recognizing negative emotions within auditory and visual domains when compared with young adults. In contrast, older adults performed as good as younger adults on positive and negative emotional recognition tasks where both congruent auditory and visual emotional information is presented at the same time.
Discussion: The findings suggest that older adults benefit from congruent multisensory information in social situations where sensory information from multiple modalities is integrated into part of multisensory neural network.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Hunter, E.
Secondary author(s):
Philips, L., MacPherson, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Hunter, E. M., Phillips, L. H., & MacPherson, S. E. (2010). Effects of age on cross-modal emotion perception. Psychology and Aging, 25(4), 779-787. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020528
2-year Impact Factor: 3.118|2010
Times cited: 34|2024-02-05
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Aging / Emotion perception / Multisensory integration

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DocumentMultisensory integration of social cues in healthy adult ageing and stroke patients2009

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-2008-077
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
077 - How do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging
Duration: 2009-01 - 2011-02
Researcher(s):
Sarah MacPherson, Edyta Monika Hunter, Louise H. Phillips
Institution(s): Human Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Author: MacPherson, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hunter, E., Philips, L.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Cognitive development / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-077.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
Multisensory integration of social cues in healthy adult ageing and stroke patients
Publication year: 2009
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Hunter, E.
Secondary author(s):
Philips, L., MacPherson, S.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Hunter, E., Phillips, L., & MacPherson, S. (2009). Multisensory integration of social cues in healthy adult ageing and stroke patients. British Neuropsychological Society Meeting, London, United Kingdom.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Multisensory integration / Aging / Stroke patients

DocumentFinal report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness2012

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Final report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa21510_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Information from the vestibular peripheral organs in the inner ear is integrated with several other classes of signals about the body, generated by eyes, muscles and joints. The resulting signals provide a coherent sense of body posture and orientation in surrounding space.
In this project, the vestibular organs of healthy volunteers were stimulated non-invasively. Participants made judgements about sensory stimuli, bodily sensations, and the relation between the body and the environment both under vestibular stimulation, and under control conditions.
Our results revealed that the vestibular system influences bodily self-awareness in at least four ways. First, vestibular inputs influence primary processing of both touch and pain. This influence may involve multisensory regulation of gains in somatosensory cortical processing pathways. Second, vestibular inputs influence higher order somatosensory representation, namely the localisation of somatosensory stimuli onto a map of the body. They do not alter the “body image”, or knowledge about the spatial organisation of the body as a physical object. Third, vestibular inputs are crucial in maintaining the differentiation between the self and the world, particularly in coding the distance between one’s own body and external objects. Finally, vestibular stimulation affects the active relation with the external environment, by adjusting the balance between explorative behaviours, i.e. discovering new possibilities and varying choices, and stereotyped behaviours. Taken together our results confirmed that the vestibular system has a pervasive influence on several interactions between the organism and the environment, and also a constitutive influence on the representation of the body and self.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Perception / Vestibular system / Bodily self-awareness / Multisensory integration

Final report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness

Final report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness

DocumentThe balance of feelings: Vestibular modulation of bodily sensations2013

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
The balance of feelings: Vestibular modulation of bodily sensations
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0010945212000354/1-s2.0-S0010945212000354-main.pdf?_tid=5cf52570-34a9-11e3-9e8c-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1381738956_8c8534590424e8b678030f82fb1b7f11
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The vestibular system processes information about head movement and orientation. No unimodal vestibular cortex has been identified in the mammalian brain. Rather, vestibular inputs are combined with many other sensory signals in the cortex. This arrangement suggests that vestibular input could influence processing in other sensory modalities. Here we show that vestibular stimulation differentially modulates two submodalities of the somatosensory system, increasing sensitivity to tactile input, and independently reducing sensitivity to nociceptive input. These modulations of touch and pain can clearly be distinguished from supramodal attentional effects of vestibular stimulation, because they are bilateral and operate in different directions. Outside the artificial conditions of laboratory stimulation, the vestibular system codes movements of the head, indicating a new relation between the body and the external world. We suggest the vestibular system participates in a form of sensory signal management, changing the balance between the various sensory systems as the relation between the body and the external environment changes. This sensory rebalancing may be a crucial element in the brain's capacity to reorient towards novel or salient features in the environment.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Bottini, G., Iannetti, G. D. , Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Bottini, G., Iannetti, G. D., & Haggard, P. (2013). The balance of feelings: Vestibular modulation of bodily sensations. Cortex, 49(3), 748-758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.01.012
2-year Impact Factor: 6.042|2013
Times cited: 48|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Caloric vestibular stimulation / Pain / Touch / Analgesia / Multisensory integration

The balance of feelings: Vestibular modulation of bodily sensations

The balance of feelings: Vestibular modulation of bodily sensations

DocumentHow the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: A sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation2013

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
How the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: A sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394013005934
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The vestibular system has widespread interactions with other sensory modalities. Here we investigate whether vestibular stimulation modulates somatosensory function, by assessing the ability to detect faint tactile stimuli to the fingertips of the left and right hand with or without galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). We found that left anodal and right cathodal GVS, significantly enhanced sensitivity to mild shocks on either hand, without affecting response bias. There was no such effect with either right anodal and left cathodal GVS or sham stimulation. Further, the enhancement of somatosensory sensitivity following GVS does not strongly depend on the duration of GVS, or the interval between GVS and tactile stimulation. Vestibular inputs reach the somatosensory cortex, increasing the sensitivity of perceptual circuitry.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Day, B. L., Bottini, G., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Day, B. L., Bottini, G., & Haggard, P. (2013). How the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: A sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation. Neuroscience Letters, 550, 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2013.06.046
2-year Impact Factor: 2.055|2013
Times cited: 46|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Galvanic vestibular stimulation / Vestibular system / Tactile perception / Multisensory integration

DocumentHow do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging2012

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-2008-077
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
077 - How do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging
Duration: 2009-01 - 2011-02
Researcher(s):
Sarah MacPherson, Edyta Monika Hunter, Louise H. Phillips
Institution(s): Human Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Author: MacPherson, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hunter, E., Philips, L.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Cognitive development / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-077.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
How do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: Efficient navigation of our social world depends on the generation, interpretation and
combination of social signals within different sensory systems. However, the influence of adult
aging on cross-modal integration of emotional stimuli remains poorly understood. Therefore, the
aim of this work is to understand the integration of visual and auditory cues in social situations.
Methods: A series of multisensory integration experiments were designed to compare the ability
of younger and older adults to identify whether emotional faces and voices were presented
congruently or not. In an additional eye tracking experiment, younger and older adults were
compared in terms of their gaze behavior when identifying emotions through multiple sensory
modalities e.g. face and voice versus unisensory modalities e.g. face or voice.
Results: The results suggest that older adults are significantly less accurate at correctly identifying
emotions from one modality (faces or voices alone) but perform as well as younger adults on tasks
where congruent auditory and visual emotional information are presented concurrently. In
contrast, older adults are poorer than younger adults at detecting incongruency from different
sensory modalities. Furthermore, older adults who looked for a shorter time at the eye and mouth
regions are better at detecting cross-modal congruence than older adults who looked for longer. In
contrast, younger adults who looked longer at the whole face i.e. the eyes, mouth and the
periphery of the face perform best in congruence detection.
Conclusions and Discussion: Across the studies we found clear evidence that older adults had
difficulty in identifying emotions from faces and voices. However, these age differences in emotion
perception disappear when congruent multimodal information was available. Therefore, older
adults appear to benefit from congruent multisensory information. Moreover, the results suggest
that the age differences in the processing of relevant and irrelevant visual and auditory social
information might be related to changes in gaze behaviour.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
MacPherson, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hunter, E., Philips, L.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
MacPherson, S., Hunter, E., & Philips, L. (2012). How do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 32/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Aging / Multisensory integration / Social cognition / Eye tracking

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Document[PH 399] Vestibular stimulation modulates early cortical responses to nociceptive stimuli2012

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
[PH 399] Vestibular stimulation modulates early cortical responses to nociceptive stimuli
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.abstracts2view.com/iasp/lookup_view.php?word=Ferr[egrave]&where=authors&return=%2Fiasp%2Fauthorindex.php%3Fnum%3DF%26page%3D2%26start%3D51
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
AIM OF INVESTIGATION:
No unimodal vestibular cortex has been identified in the mammalian brain, yet vestibular input projects to several cortical areas. Therefore vestibular input could influence processing in other sensory modalities. We recently observed that caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) decreases perceptual thresholds for touch, but increases thresholds for pain, thus suggesting a direct role of vestibular inputs in multisensory interactions with pain. The neural mechanisms of such vestibular-induced analgesia remain unclear.
METHODS:
To address this issue we delivered nociceptive laser stimuli to the left hand dorsum before ('Baseline' condition) and immediately after left CVS ('CVS' condition), and recorded the corresponding brain responses (laser-evoked potentials, LEPs) together with the single-trial ratings of subjective pain intensity. To control for non-specific effects (e.g. time-dependent habituation) both LEPs and intensity ratings were also recorded one hour after CVS ('Post' condition).
RESULTS:
CVS induced a significant analgesic effect, with lower pain ratings in 'CVS' compared to both 'Baseline' and 'Post' (p=0.016 and p=0.001, respectively). There were no differences in pain ratings between 'Baseline' and 'Post'. CVS reduced the amplitude of standard LEP peaks, relative to 'Pre' and 'Post', both in the early time-window of the N1 wave (all p<0.01) and in the later time-windows of the N2 (all p<0.005) and P2 waves (all p<0.05). There were trends for habituation of the N2 and P2 peaks between 'Pre' and 'Post' conditions (p=0.06 and p=0.10, respectively). Thus, the most striking effect of the CVS was a strong reduction of cortical responses to nociceptive laser stimulation, including components localised to the primary somatosensory cortex.
CONCLUSIONS:
These results provide the first evidence that CVS modulates cortical responses elicited by nociceptive stimuli. The analgesic effect of CVS could involve either subcortical gating of the nociceptive input, or a direct modulation of evoked somatosensory cortex activity, by concurrent vestibular inputs to the same area.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Haggard, P., Bottini, G., Iannetti, G. D.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Haggard, P., Bottini, G., & Iannetti, G. D. (2012, August). [PH 399] Vestibular stimulation modulates early cortical responses to nociceptive stimuli. Poster presented at the 14th World Congress on Pain, Milan, Italy. Abstract retrieved from http://www.abstracts2view.com/iasp/lookup_view.php?word=Ferr[egrave]&where=authors&return=%2Fiasp%2Fauthorindex.php%3Fnum%3DF%26page%3D2%26start%3D51
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Caloric vestibular stimulation / Multisensory integration / Pain / Analgesia / Somatosensory evoked potentials

DocumentThe vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02643294.2016.1168390
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Vestibular signals are integrated with signals from other sensory modalities. This convergence could reflect an important mechanism for maintaining the perception of the body. Here we review the current literature in order to develop a framework for understanding how the vestibular system contributes to body representation. According to recent models, we distinguish between three processes for body representation, and we look at whether vestibular signals might influence each process. These are (i) somatosensation, the primary sensory processing of somatic stimuli, (ii) somatoperception, the processes of constructing percepts and experiences of somatic objects and events and (iii) somatorepresentation, the knowledge about the body as a physical object in the world. Vestibular signals appear to contribute to all three levels in this model of body processing. Thus, the traditional view of the vestibular system as a low-level, dedicated orienting module tends to underestimate the pervasive role of vestibular input in bodily self-awareness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., & Haggard, P. (2016). The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 33(1-2), 67-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2016.1168390
2-year Impact Factor: 1.146|2016
Times cited: 15|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Vestibular system / Body representation / Multisensory integration

DocumentFinal report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations2017

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations
Publication year: 2017
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
The sense of self is a sensory construct that remains constant as an organism moves through and explores their environment. One function of the vestibular input might be bridging the self to the world.
Vestibular contribution to egocentric representation.
Egocentric representations describe the external world as experienced from an individual’s location. We aimed to clarify whether and how vestibular inputs contribute to egocentric representation. Participants were asked to judge whether visual stimuli were located to the left or to the right of their body midline. Artificial vestibular stimulation (GVS) was applied to stimulate the vestibular organs. We found that GVS biased body midline perception. Our data suggest that vestibular information contributes to computation of egocentric representations by affecting the internal representation of the body midline.
Vestibular contribution to spatial perception.
Whether a visual stimulus seems near or far away depends partly on its vertical elevation. The vestibular system provides a fundamental signal for the downward direction of gravity. We asked participants to judge the absolute distance of an object presented on a plane at different elevations during GVS. Relative to distance estimates collected with the object at the level of horizon, participants overestimated distances when the object was presented above the level of horizon and the head was tilted upward and underestimated them when the object was presented below the level of horizon. Adding GVS strengthened these biases, showing that online multisensory signals contribute to distance perception.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations

Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations

DocumentTwo signals for verticality2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Two signals for verticality
Publication year: 2016
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Humans possess an internal model of gravity, which allows the accurate perception of what is up and what is down, or, in other words, what is vertical. The integration of vestibular-gravitational information with other somatic signals is essential for sensing
verticality. Vestibular cues are known to influence verticality representation in visual domain. However, it remains unclear how we perceive verticality for stimuli applied to the skin surface. Theoretically, as bipedal animals, the neuraxis, as well as vestibular signals, might represent a proxy for verticality. To address this question, a psychophysical subjective tactile vertical task has been combined with galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) in healthy participants. Brief left anodal and right cathodal GVS, or right anodal and left cathodal GVS, or sham stimulation were delivered at random while participants judged the orientation of lines drawn on their forehead. Online vestibular signals induced by GVS did not produce misperceptions of tactile verticality. Conversely, asking participant to tilt the head induced a clear bias in verticality judgements toward the neuraxis. This bias was present also for stimuli not aligned with the body midline. Taking together, these results support the idea of two distinct representations of verticality: a vestibular representation, based on the direction of gravity, which is adopted as reference for visual verticality judgements, and a somatosensory representation which is not based on any online vestibular-gravitational signal, nor on the midline. The neuraxis is a critical reference for this representation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R, Gallagher, M., & Haggard, P. (2016, June). Two signals for verticality. Paper presented at the Barany Society, Seoul, Korea.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

DocumentTwo signals for verticality2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Two signals for verticality
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/2016/programme_jul_16_amend.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The sense of straight up, or verticality, in the outside world depends on the integration between vestibular-gravitational inputs with visual and somatic signals. However, it remains unclear how verticality is perceived for stimuli applied to the body. To address this question, a psychophysical tactile vertical task has been combined with galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). Brief right-anodal and left-cathodal GVS or left-anodal and right-cathodal GVS were delivered at random to induce a pure vestibular sensation of left/right tilting. A sham stimulation condition was included. Participants judged the orientation of clockwise and counterclockwise lines drawn on their forehead. Surprisingly, pure artificial vestibular signals did not alter tactile verticality. Conversely, verticality was reliably biased towards the neuraxis when participants were asked to physically tilt their head. Such bias was present also for stimuli not aligned with the body midline. Our results support two distinct representations of verticality: a vestibular representation, based on the direction of gravity, which is a reference for visual vertical, and a somatosensory representation, based on the neuroaxis, which is a reference for tactile vertical.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Gallagher, M., & Haggard, P. (2016). Two signals for verticality. Abstract book of the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting (pp. 37-38). Oxford, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

Two signals for verticality

Two signals for verticality

DocumentDisentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input2018

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001094521830128X
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The body midline provides a basic reference for egocentric representation of external space. Clinical observations have suggested that vestibular information underpins egocentric representations. Here we aimed to clarify whether and how vestibular inputs contribute to egocentric representation in healthy volunteers. In a psychophysical task, participants were asked to judge whether visual stimuli were located to the left or to the right of their body midline. Artificial vestibular stimulation was applied to stimulate the vestibular organs. We found that artificial stimulation of the vestibular system biased body midline perception. Importantly, no effect was found on motor effector selection. We also ruled out additional explanations based on allocentric visual representations and on potential indirect effects caused by vestibular-driven movements of the eyes, head and body. Taken together our data suggest that vestibular information contributes to computation of egocentric representations by affecting the internal representation of the body midline.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Abekawa, N.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E., Gallagher, M., Gomi, H., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Abekawa, N., Ferrè, E., Gallagher, M., Gomi, H., & Haggard, P. (2018). Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input. Cortex, 104, 46-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.04.003
2-year Impact Factor: 4.275|2018
Times cited: 7|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Vestibular system / Egocentric representation / Multisensory integration

DocumentPredisposition to out-of-body Experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: Psychophysiological support From a “Rubber Hand Illusion” study2017

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-2014-051
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
051 - The dissociated self: An investigation of emotional responses to a new body-threat task in those predisposed to anomalous body experiences, dissociation and disembodiment
Duration: 2015-09 - 2018-07
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related Psychophysiology / Anomalous Body Experiences / Dissociation / Disembodiment / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-051.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Predisposition to out-of-body Experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: Psychophysiological support From a “Rubber Hand Illusion” study
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-10120-001
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
It has been argued that disorders in body-ownership and aberrant experiences in self-consciousness are due to biases in multisensory integration. Here we examine whether such biases are also associated with spontaneous out-of-body experiences (OBEs) in a nonclinical population. One-hundred and 80 participants took part in a rubber hand illusion (RHI) experiment with synchronous and asynchronous visual and tactile stimulation. A realistic threat was delivered to the rubber hand after a fixed period of stimulation. Self-report exit questionnaires measured the subjective strength of the illusion and psychophysiological measures (skin conductance responses/finger temperature) provided an objective index of fear/anxiety toward the threat. Control participants reported a stronger RHI, and revealed larger threat-related skin conductance responses during synchronous compared with asynchronous brushing. For participants predisposed to OBEs, the magnitude of the skin conductance was not influenced by brushing synchrony-fear responses were just as strong in the asynchronous condition as they were in the synchronous condition. There were also no reliable effects of finger temperature for either group. Collectively, these findings are taken as support for the presence of particular biases in multisensory integration (perhaps via predictive coding mechanisms) in which imprecise top-down tuning occurs resulting in aberrant experiences in self-consciousness even in nonclinical hallucinators.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Watson, D., Dewe, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., Watson, D. G., & Dewe, H. (2017). Predisposition to out-of-body experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: Psychophysiological support from a “rubber hand illusion” study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(6), 1125-1143. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000406
2-year Impact Factor: 2.289|2017
Times cited: 18|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Out-of-body experience / Multisensory integration / Hallucination / Rubber hand illusion / Predictive coding

DocumentThe depersonalized brain: New evidence supporting a distinction between depersonalization and derealization from discrete patterns of autonomic suppression observed in a non-clinical sample2018

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-2014-051
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
051 - The dissociated self: An investigation of emotional responses to a new body-threat task in those predisposed to anomalous body experiences, dissociation and disembodiment
Duration: 2015-09 - 2018-07
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related Psychophysiology / Anomalous Body Experiences / Dissociation / Disembodiment / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-051.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The depersonalized brain: New evidence supporting a distinction between depersonalization and derealization from discrete patterns of autonomic suppression observed in a non-clinical sample
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810017305536?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Depersonalization and Derealization are characterised by feelings of detachment from one's bodily self/surroundings and a general emotional numbness. We explored predisposition to trait-based experiences of depersonalization/derealization-type experiences and autonomic arousal toward simulated body-threats, which were delivered to the participant's own body (i.e. Self) and when observed being delivered to another individual (i.e. Other). Ninety participants took part in an "Implied Body-Threat Illusion" task (Dewe, Watson, & Braithwaite, 2016) and autonomic arousal was recorded via standardised skin conductance responses and finger temperature. Autonomic suppression in response to threats delivered to the Self correlated with increases in trait-based depersonalization-type experiences. In contrast, autonomic suppression for threats delivered to Others correlated with trait-based derealization-like experiences. Body-temperature and anticipatory arousal did not correlate reliably with predisposition to depersonalization- or derealization-type experiences. The theoretical implications of these findings are discussed in terms of a fronto-limbic autonomic suppression mechanism.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Dewe, H.
Secondary author(s):
Watson, D. G., Kessler, K., Braithwaite, J. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Dewe, H., Watson, D. G., Kessler, K., & Braithwaite, J. J. (2018). The depersonalized brain: New evidence supporting a distinction between depersonalization and derealization from discrete patterns of autonomic suppression observed in a non-clinical sample. Consciousness and Cognition, 63, 29-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2018.06.008
2-year Impact Factor: 1.855|2018
Times cited: 22|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Anomalous body experience / Depersonalization / Derealization / Dissociation / Multisensory integration / Self-consciousness / Skin conductance responses (SCRs)

File115 - Living in a dream: Body and self-experience during waking and dream states in depersonalisation

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-2020-115
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
115 - Living in a dream: Body and self-experience during waking and dream states in depersonalisation
Researcher(s): Jane Aspell, Anna Ciaunica, Bigna Lenggenhager, Jennifer Windt
Institution(s): School of Psychology and Sport Science, Anglia Ruskin University Higher Education Corporation, Chelmsford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Aspell, J.
Secondary author(s):
Ciaunica, A., Lenggenhager, B., Windt, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Depersonalisation / Self / Dreams / Multisensory integration / Psychophysiology

DocumentInterpersonal motor interactions shape multisensory representations of the peripersonal space2021

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-2020-276
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
276 - Beyond your own body: Extending the bodily self to the neuroaesthetics of interactions
Duration: 2021-02
Researcher(s):
Andrea Orlandi, Matteo Candidi, Martina Fanghella, Quentin Moreau
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Orlandi, A.
Secondary author(s):
Candidi, M., Fanghella, M., Moreau, Q.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Neuroaesthetics / Interactive training / Sensorimotor body representations / Electroencephalography / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-276.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Interpersonal motor interactions shape multisensory representations of the peripersonal space
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/2/255/htm
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This perspective review focuses on the proposal that predictive multisensory integration occurring in one’s peripersonal space (PPS) supports individuals’ ability to efficiently interact with others, and that integrating sensorimotor signals from the interacting partners leads to the emergence of a shared representation of the PPS. To support this proposal, we first introduce the features of body and PPS representations that are relevant for interpersonal motor interactions. Then, we highlight the role of action planning and execution on the dynamic expansion of the PPS. We continue by presenting evidence of PPS modulations after tool use and review studies suggesting that PPS expansions may be accounted for by Bayesian sensory filtering through predictive coding. In the central section, we describe how this conceptual framework can be used to explain the mechanisms through which the PPS may be modulated by the actions of our interaction partner, in order to facilitate interpersonal coordination. Last, we discuss how this proposal may support recent evidence concerning PPS rigidity in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its possible relationship with ASD individuals’ difficulties during interpersonal coordination. Future studies will need to clarify the mechanisms and neural underpinning of these dynamic, interpersonal modulations of the PPS.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Fanghella, M.
Secondary author(s):
Era, V., Candidi, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Fanghella, M., Era, V., & Candidi, M. (2021). Interpersonal motor interactions shape multisensory representations of the peripersonal space. Brain Sciences, 11(2):255. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11020255
2-year Impact Factor: 3.333|2021
Times cited: 6|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Motor interactions / Peripersonal space / Multisensory integration / Sensorimotor coordination

Interpersonal motor interactions shape multisensory representations of the peripersonal space

Interpersonal motor interactions shape multisensory representations of the peripersonal space

DocumentAuditory but not audiovisual cues lead to higher neural sensitivity to the statistical regularities of an unfamiliar musical style2020

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-2018-138
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
138 - The neural signatures of leadership: Two-brain directed synchronization during eye contact
Duration: 2019-07 - 2023-09
Researcher(s):
Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Isabelle Mareschal
Institution(s): School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Luft, C. D. B.
Secondary author(s):
Mareschal, I.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Brain-to-brain synchronization / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Hyperscanning / Eye-tracking / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-138.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Auditory but not audiovisual cues lead to higher neural sensitivity to the statistical regularities of an unfamiliar musical style
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://direct.mit.edu/jocn/article/32/12/2241/95499/Auditory-but-Not-Audiovisual-Cues-Lead-to-Higher
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
It is still a matter of debate whether visual aids improve learning of music. In a multisession study, we investigated the neural signatures of novel music sequence learning with or without aids (auditory-only: AO, audiovisual: AV). During three training sessions on three separate days, participants (nonmusicians) reproduced (note by note on a keyboard) melodic sequences generated by an artificial musical grammar. The AV group (n = 20) had each note color-coded on screen, whereas the AO group (n = 20) had no color indication. We evaluated learning of the statistical regularities of the novel music grammar before and after training by presenting melodies ending on correct or incorrect notes and by asking participants to judge the correctness and surprisal of the final note, while EEG was recorded. We found that participants successfully learned the new grammar. Although the AV group, as compared to the AO group, reproduced longer sequences during training, there was no significant difference in learning between groups. At the neural level, after training, the AO group showed a larger N100 response to low-probability compared with high-probability notes, suggesting an increased neural sensitivity to statistical properties of the grammar; this effect was not observed in the AV group. Our findings indicate that visual aids might improve sequence reproduction while not necessarily promoting better learning, indicating a potential dissociation between sequence reproduction and learning. We suggest that the difficulty induced by auditory-only input during music training might enhance cognitive engagement, thereby improving neural sensitivity to the underlying statistical properties of the learned material.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Zioga, I.
Secondary author(s):
Harrison, P. M. C., Pearce, M. T., Bhattacharya, J., Luft, C. D. B.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Zioga, I., Harrison, P. M. C., Pearce, M. T., Bhattacharya, J., & Luft, C. D. B. (2020). Auditory but not audiovisual cues lead to higher neural sensitivity to the statistical regularities of an unfamiliar musical style. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32(12), 2241-2259. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01614
2-year Impact Factor: 3.225|2020
Times cited: 2|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Multisensory integration / Expectancy violations / Emotional responses / Working memory / Non-musicians

Auditory but not audiovisual cues lead to higher neural sensitivity to the statistical regularities of an unfamiliar musical style

Auditory but not audiovisual cues lead to higher neural sensitivity to the statistical regularities of an unfamiliar musical style

DocumentEmotion-inducing approaching sounds shape the boundaries of multisensory peripersonal space2015

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-2012-041
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
041 - The Body beyond the body
Duration: 2013-03 - 2015-01
Researcher(s):
Marcello Costantini, Francesca Ferri
Institution(s): Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Costantini, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferri, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-041.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
Emotion-inducing approaching sounds shape the boundaries of multisensory peripersonal space
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0028393215001062
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In order to survive in a complex environment, inhabited by potentially threatening and noxious objects or living beings, we need to constantly monitor our surrounding space, especially in the vicinity of our body. Such a space has been commonly referred to as one's 'peripersonal space' (PPS). In this study we investigated whether emotion-inducing approaching sound sources impact the boundaries of PPS. Previous studies have indeed showed that the boundaries of PPS are not fixed but modulate according to properties of stimuli in the surrounding environment. In Experiment 1, participants performed a simple tactile detection task of targets presented to their right hand. Concurrently, they were presented with intensity-changing task-irrelevant artificial sound sources perceived as approaching toward their body. The physical properties of the sound elicited emotional responses of either neutral or negative valence. Results showed larger PPS when the approaching stimulus had negative as compared to neutral emotional valence. In Experiment 2, we used ecological sounds which content (i.e., psychological associations to the sound producing source), rather than physical properties, elicited emotional responses of negative, positive or neutral valence. In agreement with results from experiment 1, we found larger PPS when the approaching stimuli had negative emotional valence as compared to both neutral and positive ones. Results are discussed within the theoretical framework that conceives PPS as a safety zone around one's body.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferri, F.
Secondary author(s):
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A., Vastano, R., Costantini, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Ferri, F., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A., Vastano, R., & Costantini, M. (2015). Emotion-inducing approaching sounds shape the boundaries of multisensory peripersonal space. Neuropsychologia, 70:4 768-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.03.001
2-year Impact Factor: 2.989|2015
Times cited: 67|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Peripersonal space / Multisensory integration / Emotion / Auditory sources / Approaching / Looming sounds

DocumentThe effect of visual, spatial and temporal manipulations on embodiment and action2017

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-2012-203
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2012
Title:
203 - Using multisensory illusions to investigate medically unexplained symptoms
Duration: 2013-10 - 2017-02
Researcher(s):
Roger Newport
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Nottingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Newport, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness / Biopsychological problems

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-203.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2012
Title:
The effect of visual, spatial and temporal manipulations on embodiment and action
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5415570/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The feeling of owning and controlling the body relies on the integration and interpretation of sensory input from multiple sources with respect to existing representations of the bodily self. Illusion paradigms involving multisensory manipulations have demonstrated that while the senses of ownership and agency are strongly related, these two components of bodily experience may be dissociable and differentially affected by alterations to sensory input. Importantly, however, much of the current literature has focused on the application of sensory manipulations to external objects or virtual representations of the self that are visually incongruent with the viewer's own body and which are not part of the existing body representation. The current experiment used MIRAGE-mediated reality to investigate how manipulating the visual, spatial and temporal properties of the participant's own hand (as opposed to a fake/virtual limb) affected embodiment and action. Participants viewed two representations of their right hand inside a MIRAGE multisensory illusions box with opposing visual (normal or grossly distorted), temporal (synchronous or asynchronous) and spatial (precise real location or false location) manipulations applied to each hand. Subjective experiences of ownership and agency towards each hand were measured alongside an objective measure of perceived hand location using a pointing task. The subjective sense of agency was always anchored to the synchronous hand, regardless of physical appearance and location. Subjective ownership also moved with the synchronous hand, except when both the location and appearance of the synchronous limb were incongruent with that of the real limb. Objective pointing measures displayed a similar pattern, however movement synchrony was not sufficient to drive a complete shift in perceived hand location, indicating a greater reliance on the spatial location of the real hand. The results suggest that while the congruence of self-generated movement is a sufficient driver for the sense of agency, the sense of ownership is additionally sensitive to cues about the visual appearance and spatial location of one's own body.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ratcliffe, N.
Secondary author(s):
Newport, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Ratcliffe, N., & Newport, R. (2017). The effect of visual, spatial and temporal manipulations on embodiment and action. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11: 227. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00227
2-year Impact Factor: 2.871|2017
Times cited: 29|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: MIRAGE / Body ownership / Body representation / Multisensory integration / Sense of agency / Visual distortion

The effect of visual, spatial and temporal manipulations on embodiment and action

The effect of visual, spatial and temporal manipulations on embodiment and action