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File489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment2015-052019-01

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-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

DocumentUsing whole-brain computational modelling for identifying hubs necessary for transitioning between sleep stages measured with MEG 2014

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-2012-220
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
220 - Consciousness disconnects during sleep
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-05
Researcher(s):
Giovanni Piantoni
Institution(s): Cortical Physiology Lab, Massachusets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA) and Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
1 article
Submitted papers
Language: eng
Author:
Piantoni, G.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-220.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
Using whole-brain computational modelling for identifying hubs necessary for transitioning between sleep stages measured with MEG
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/ViewAbstract.aspx?sKey=4da09ec6-f098-4bf1-9af3-8457926fe748&cKey=56e8f950-5ebd-4db6-819e-f6589b25cdf9&mKey=54c85d94-6d69-4b09-afaa-502c0e680ca7
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sleep in normal adults is characterised by highly consistent state-transitions in the brain over time. Compared to the descent to sleep, which is, at least partly, a voluntary act, the switching between sleep stages appears almost mechanistic. The temporal order and relationship between the brain states of various sleep stages are remarkably constant. Describing the whole-brain activity of individual sleep stages was one of the first merits of electroencephalography (EEG), and more advanced forms of neuroimaging have expanded our understanding of the spatiotemporal unfolding of sleep. Yet, the mechanisms underlying, and brain regions orchestrating the transitions between wakefulness and the various sleep states remain unresolved. Understanding this may lead to important insights into not only the fundamental principles of the human brain function but also the causes of sleep disorders. Viewing the brain as an intricately connected network, in which activity occurs as a result of communication between parts of this network has helped the investigation of spontaneous brain activity. By combining analysis of structural imaging data, such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional imaging data, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and magnetoencephalography (MEG), computational modelling has successfully been applied to describe how spontaneous dynamics can arise from the structural properties of the network. Modelling of whole-brain activity can assist in elucidating the causal links facilitating the transitions between brain states of sleep. In computational terms the aim is to understand the interplay between integration and segregation in the brain and to find the important binding regions that are necessary and sufficient for network transitions between states. In the current study we used MEG to measure whole-brain activity of 11 healthy adults that went through the different phases of sleep. We obtained the spatiotemporal dynamics of brain activity by extracting the slow fluctuating changes in the Hilbert power envelope of frequency filtered and beamformed time-series. A Hidden Markov Model (HMM) makes it possible to resolve non-stationarity of functional networks. Thus each sleep stage was tested as individual transient states of the network. Finally, we applied a whole-brain computational model that allowed us to identify the necessary and sufficient brain regions binding information across the brain and facilitating the transitions between brain states during sleep.
Accessibility: Document does exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Stevner, A.
Secondary author(s):
Piantoni, G., Colclough, G., Woolrich, M., Parsons, C., Cabral, J., Van Someren, E., van der Werf, Y., Deco, G., Kringelbach, M.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Stevner, A., Piantoni, G., Colclough, G., Woolrich, M., Parsons, C., Cabral, J., Van Someren, E., van der Werf, Y., Deco, G., & Kringelbach, M. (2014, November). Using whole-brain computational modelling for identifying hubs necessary for transitioning between sleep stages measured with MEG. Poster presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington, D. C. Abstract retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/ViewAbstract.aspx?sKey=4da09ec6-f098-4bf1-9af3-8457926fe748&cKey=56e8f950-5ebd-4db6-819e-f6589b25cdf9&mKey=54c85d94-6d69-4b09-afaa-502c0e680ca7
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Sleep / Network / MEG

DocumentFinal report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment2018

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-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Radin (1990) found unusual effects on a RNG embedded in a computer system. A study by the author (2015) revealed unconscious PK effects on computers and electronics was reduced using relaxation techniques.
AIMS
This study explores whether the mood and emotion of a computer operator can produce errors in a network simulating a real-world working environment.
METHOD
130 participants completed normal computer tasks while a separate network system continuously monitored the network for errors. Experimental and control groups completed the same tasks, but the experimental group was obstructed with inoperative software designed to induce anxiety. Participants were motivated to complete the timed tasks quickly with rewards. Participants self-rated anxiety levels.
Custom network software logged errors and avoided automatic error correction. Participants were not aware of the network and did not interact with it, but those with higher anxiety were expected to produce more errors in the network.
Sessions were also run when no user was present. There were three categories of data: high anxiety sessions, lower anxiety sessions, and no user sessions. Errors were collected from the network for each group.
RESULTS & CONCLUSION
Evidence supported both hypotheses, but low effect size and power indicate additional sessions are necessary to confirm the hypotheses.
Sessions run with participants produced a higher mean number of errors than sessions without participants (p=.0345). Effect size: d=.134; power: .287.
Users who reported higher anxiety produced a higher mean number of errors than those who reported less anxiety (p<.0001). Effect size: d=.02; power: .062.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Kruth, J. (2018). Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychokinesis / Technology / Emotion / Computer / Network

Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment

Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment

DocumentAn exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment2019

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-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.parapsychologypress.org/jp-83-2-232-247
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This study used a custom computer system designed to induce anxiety in participants and determine if people who are anxious produce more errors in an independent working computer network. Participants (N = 130) were asked to complete sixteen tasks on a computer in twenty minutes to receive a reward. Each participant self-rated their anxiety levels during the tasks. In addition, 130 sessions were run without a computer operator. The network ran independent of the tasks, and operated continuously during the sessions. The first hypothesis predicted sessions without operators would produce fewer network errors than sessions with operators, but it was not supported (p = 0.35). The second hypothesis predicted that anxious operators would produce more errors on the independent network than those less anxious. Initial analysis indicated an unsupported hypothesis, but the initial design did not properly identify anxious users. A post-hoc revised grouping based on actual reported anxiety resulted in this hypothesis being supported (p = 0.04, d = 0.45) indicating that anxious computer operators may affect network communication. There may be other electronic effects as a result of human emotions. Additional research is necessary to confirm these results and explore whether the intensity of emotions affects electronics.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Kruth, J. (2019). An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment. Journal of Parapsychology, 83, 232-247. http://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2019.02.08
2-year Impact Factor: N/A
Times cited: N/A
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: N/A
Keywords: Electronics / Emotion / Network / Signal fault / Mind-matter interaction / Psychokinesis (PK)

DocumentAn exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment2018

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-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
A customized computer system and network were designed to induce anxiety in a sample of computer operators while the network was monitored for errors. The study participants were asked to complete a series of simple computer tasks in a limited amount of time. Rewards were provided to increase motivation and potentially induce anxiety. Half of the participants were part of an experimental group where the software was designed to obstruct their ability to complete the tasks by presenting barriers to their progress. A control group completed the exact same tasks, but they were unencumbered in their sessions. Both groups self-rated their anxiety during the tasks before and after the sessions. During the sessions, unknown to the participants, a computer network continuously sent messages between two computers. The network was not associated with the software or tasks being performed, but the network was monitored for errors. Additional sessions were run when no computer operator was present as an additional no-operator control condition. Hypothesis 1 predicted that sessions with participants present would produce more errors than sessions with no operators, but results were not significant (p=0.353). Hypothesis 2 predicted that participants who experienced higher anxiety would produce more errors in the network than those with lower anxiety. The initial experimental and control groups did not correspond to the predicted grouping of anxious and non-anxious participants. The full sample was examined to produce two
groups based on the actually reported anxiety of the participants. The two groups that were created as a result of this regrouping, anxious group and non-anxious group, were examined for difference
in the number of errors recorded during their sessions. The group that reported higher anxiety produced more errors in the unmonitored network than the group that reported lower anxiety (p=0.038, d=0.45, power=0.61). These results indicate that anxious computer operators may affect network communication, and there may be other electronic effects as a result of their emotions. Though these results are exploratory and preliminary, the strength of these results indicates that businesses and organizations that use computer operators or provide technical support should be encouraged to consider the working environment and mood of their computer operators to avoid unintentional effects that could disrupt the network traffic and operation of computer systems.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Kruth, J. (2018). An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment. Abstracts of Presented Papers of the 61st Annual Convention
of the Parapsychological Association (pp. 16-17). Institute of Noetic Sciences Petaluma, USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Electronics / Emotion / Network / Signal fault / Mind-matter interaction / Psychokinesis (PK)

An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment

An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment

DocumentBehavioral and electrophysiological effects of network-based frontoparietal tDCS in patients with severe brain injury: A randomized controlled trial2020

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).
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Reference code: NDE
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Characterization of “Near-Death Experiences” through the comparison of experiencers and non-experiencers’ particularities: inter-individual differences in cognitive characteristics and susceptibility to false memories
Duration: 2016-03 - 2019-03
Researcher(s):
Steven Laureys, Charlotte Martial, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Héléna Cassol
Institution(s): Coma Science Group, University of Liège (Belgium)
Contents: Application
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Laureys, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Near-death experience / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Reference code: NDE-67
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/Outros Apoios
Title:
Behavioral and electrophysiological effects of network-based frontoparietal tDCS in patients with severe brain injury: A randomized controlled trial
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7511767/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may promote the recovery of severely brain-injured patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). Prior tDCS studies targeted single brain regions rather than brain networks critical for consciousness recovery.
OBJECTIVE
Investigate the behavioral and electrophysiological effects of multifocal tDCS applied over the frontoparietal external awareness network in patients with chronic acquired DOC.
METHODS
Forty-six patients were included in this randomized double-blind sham-controlled crossover trial (median [interquartile range]: 46 [35 - 59] years old; 12 [5 - 47] months post injury; 17 unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, 23 minimally conscious state (MCS) and 6 emerged from the MCS). Multifocal tDCS was applied for 20 min using 4 anodes and 4 cathodes with 1 mA per electrode. Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) assessment and 10 min of resting state electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings were acquired before and after the active and sham sessions.
RESULTS
At the group level, there was no tDCS behavioral treatment effect. However, following active tDCS, the EEG complexity significantly increased in low frequency bands (1-8 Hz). CRS-R total score improvement was associated with decreased baseline complexity in those bands. At the individual level, after active tDCS, new behaviors consistent with conscious awareness emerged in 5 patients. Conversely, 3 patients lost behaviors consistent with conscious awareness.
CONCLUSION
The behavioral effect of multifocal frontoparietal tDCS varies across patients with DOC. Electrophysiological changes were observed in low frequency bands but not translated into behavioral changes at the group level.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martens, G.
Secondary author(s):
Kroupi, E., Bodien, Y., Frasso, G., Annen, J., Cassol, H., Barra, A., Martial, C., Gosseries, O., Lejeune, N., Soria-Frisch, A., Ruffini, G., Laureys, S., Thibaut, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Martens, G., Kroupi, E., Bodien, Y., Frasso, G., Annen, J., Cassol, H., Barra, A., ... Thibaut, A. (2020). Behavioral and electrophysiological effects of network-based frontoparietal tDCS in patients with severe brain injury: A randomized controlled trial. NeuroImage: Clinical, 28: 102426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102426
2-year Impact Factor: 4.881|2020
Times cited: 21|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: TDCS / Network / Minimally conscious state / Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome / EEG / Consciousness

Behavioral and electrophysiological effects of network-based frontoparietal tDCS in patients with severe brain injury: A randomized controlled trial

Behavioral and electrophysiological effects of network-based frontoparietal tDCS in patients with severe brain injury: A randomized controlled trial