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DocumentFinal report - How do we choose a partner? Neural circuits involved in inbreeding avoidance and mate selection2011

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-2008-176
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2008
Title:
176 - How do we choose a partner? Neural circuits involved in inbreeding avoidance and mate selection
Duration: 2009-02 - 2011-03
Researcher(s):
Susana Quelhas Lima, Léa Zinck
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Lima, S.
Secondary author(s):
Zinck, L.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Affective and social behavior / Animal behavior / Sexual behavior

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-176.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2008
Title:
Final report - How do we choose a partner? Neural circuits involved in inbreeding avoidance and mate selection
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa176-08_03012014.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In this project we focused on assortative mate choice, that may contribute to the reproductive isolation of the two European subspecies of the house mouse, Mus musculus musculus and Mus musculus domesticus. We developed full mating and limited-contact paradigms. We found that receptive musculus females exhibit a robust preference to mate with males of the same subspecies. However, they mate readily with each male in no choice condition, and non-receptive females exhibit no preference. Moreover, when no physical contact is allowed, the female’s preference is maintained regardless of their estrous state. These experiments establish an assortative mate preference assay appropriate for the investigation of its underlying substrates. Our results highlight the interplay between the chooser´s internal state and the nature of the interaction with prospective mates and suggests that the decision is based on a comparison of the options available, rather than on an absolute preference.
We then interrogated the ontogeny of this preference, by performing adoption experiments where musculus females were raised in a domesticus environment. Our results show that female mouse mate preference has a hierarchical dependence on early postnatal life experience and the order of males encountered as an adult. Whereas females raised in their normal musculus environment display a robust homosubspecific preference, females fostered in a domesticus family prefer the first male encountered, regardless of subspecies. Thus, early life experience of musculus females, when and only when concordant with genetic self-identify, overrides sampling order effects, ensuring robust assortative choice. In the absence of this phylogenetic-ontogenetic match, simple primacy effects dominate mate preference.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Lima, S.
Secondary author(s):
Zinck, L.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Neural circuits / Mouse / Mate choice / Behavior / Sexual behavior / Mouse

Final report - How do we choose a partner? Neural circuits involved in inbreeding avoidance and mate selection

Final report - How do we choose a partner? Neural circuits involved in inbreeding avoidance and mate selection

DocumentFinal report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions2015

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-2010-061
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
061 - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Duration: 2011-05 - 2015-07
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Nuno Sérgio Mendes Dias, Luis Ricardo Monteiro Jacinto
Institution(s): Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e da Saúde (ICVS), Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Dias, N., Jacinto, L. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
Final report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa6110_22092015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
The classical paradigm that cognitive processing is exclusively neuronal has been challenged in the past ten years by an exciting body of evidence. Indeed, the importance of glial cells is rising due to emerging data supporting dynamic neuron-glia interactions, in which a cross-talk between astrocytes and neurons complements and modulates the communication between pre- and post-synaptic structures.
AIM
The main research objective of this project is to assess the interplay between astrocytes and neurons underlying cognitive function in the brain.
METHODS
We have used complementary state-of-the-art techniques such as in vivo electrophysiology, innovative behavior, anatomical and molecular analysis, to seek a role of astrocytes in the computation of cognitive functions.
RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS
Astrocytes appear as critical elements of the neuroglial network, whose function is required for the normal hippocampal function. This information accounts for new knowledge on the cognitive computation and this new player may account also for the cognitive decline observed for instance in ageing or pathological processes, arising as a possible therapeutic target for the treatment of prevention of cognitive deficits.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Astrocyte / Cognition / Neural circuits / Behavior / Electrophysiology

Final report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions

Final report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions

DocumentLong-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS 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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-298
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
298 - Empowering feedback connections in temporo-occipital network to boost visual perception of emotions
Duration: 2017-09
Researcher(s):
Sara Borgomaneri, Marco Zanon, Alessio Avenanti, Caterina Bertini
Institution(s): Center for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Cesena (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Articles
Author: Borgomaneri, S.
Secondary author(s):
Zanon, M., Avenanti, A., Bertini, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Emotion perception / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Cortical plasticity / Feedback connections / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-298.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13708-2
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The primary motor cortex (M1) is highly influenced by premotor/motor areas both within and across hemispheres. Dual site transcranial magnetic stimulation (dsTMS) has revealed interhemispheric interactions mainly at early latencies. Here, we used dsTMS to systematically investigate long-latency causal interactions between right-hemisphere motor areas and the left M1 (lM1). We stimulated lM1 using a suprathreshold test stimulus (TS) to elicit motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in the right hand. Either a suprathreshold or a subthreshold conditioning stimulus (CS) was applied over the right M1 (rM1), the right ventral premotor cortex (rPMv), the right dorsal premotor cortex (rPMd) or the supplementary motor area (SMA) prior to the TS at various CS-TS inter-stimulus intervals (ISIs: 40-150 ms). The CS strongly affected lM1 excitability depending on ISI, CS site and intensity. Inhibitory effects were observed independently of CS intensity when conditioning PMv, rM1 and SMA at a 40-ms ISI, with larger effects after PMv conditioning. Inhibition was observed with suprathreshold PMv and rM1 conditioning at a 150-ms ISI, while site-specific, intensity-dependent facilitation was detected at an 80-ms ISI. Thus, long-latency interhemispheric interactions, likely reflecting indirect cortico-cortical/cortico-subcortical pathways, cannot be reduced to nonspecific activation across motor structures. Instead, they reflect intensity-dependent, connection- and time-specific mechanisms.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Fiori, F.
Secondary author(s):
Chiappini, E., Candidi, M., Romei, V., Borgomaneri, S., Avenanti, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Fiori, F., Chiappini, E., Candidi, M., Romei, V., Borgomaneri, S., & Avenanti, A. (2017). Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study. Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 14936. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13708-2
2-year Impact Factor: 4.122|2017
Times cited: 27|2022-10-30
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Motor cortex / Neural circuits / Premotor cortex

Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study

Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study

DocumentRole of laterodorsal tegmentum projections to nucleus accumbens in reward-related behaviors2019

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-030
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
030 - Exploring the neural basis of motivation
Duration: 2017-01 - 2020-03
Researcher(s):
Ana João Rodrigues, Nivaldo Vasconcelos, Carina Cunha, Bárbara Coimbra, Laura Silva, Patrícia Monteiro, Sónia Borges, Pedro Morgado
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Rodrigues, A. J.
Secondary author(s):
Vasconcelos, N., Cunha, C., Coimbra, B., Silva, L., Monteiro, P., Borges, S., Morgado, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Reward / Reinforcement / Mesolimbic system / Behavior / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-030.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Role of laterodorsal tegmentum projections to nucleus accumbens in reward-related behaviors
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6742663/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The laterodorsal tegmentum (LDT) is associated with reward considering that it modulates VTA neuronal activity, but recent anatomical evidence shows that the LDT also directly projects to nucleus accumbens (NAc). We show that the majority of LDT-NAc inputs are cholinergic, but there is also GABAergic and glutamatergic innervation; activation of LDT induces a predominantly excitatory response in the NAc. Non-selective optogenetic activation of LDT-NAc projections in rats enhances motivational drive and shifts preference to an otherwise equal reward; whereas inhibition of these projections induces the opposite. Activation of these projections also induces robust place preference. In mice, specific activation of LDT-NAc cholinergic inputs (but not glutamatergic or GABAergic) is sufficient to shift preference, increase motivation, and drive positive reinforcement in different behavioral paradigms. These results provide evidence that LDT-NAc projections play an important role in motivated behaviors and positive reinforcement, and that distinct neuronal populations differentially contribute for these behaviors.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Coimbra, B.
Secondary author(s):
Soares-Cunha, C., Vasconcelos, N. A. P. , Domingues, A. V., Borges, S., Sousa, N., Rodrigues, A. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Coimbra, B., Soares-Cunha, C., Vasconcelos, N. A. P., Domingues, A. V., Borges, S., Sousa, N., & Rodrigues, A. J. (2019). Role of laterodorsal tegmentum projections to nucleus accumbens in reward-related behaviors. Nature Communications, 10: 4138. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-11557-3
2-year Impact Factor: 12.121|2019
Times cited: 15|2022-10-29
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Motivation / Neural circuits / Reward

Role of laterodorsal tegmentum projections to nucleus accumbens in reward-related behaviors

Role of laterodorsal tegmentum projections to nucleus accumbens in reward-related behaviors

DocumentSpontaneous activity patterns in human motor cortex replay evoked activity patterns for hand movements2022

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-2018-361
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
361 - When style matters: Do oculomotor fingerprint and brain dynamics explain visual exploration and memory strategies?
Duration: 2019-04
Researcher(s):
Maurizio Corbetta, Andrea Zangrossi
Institution(s): Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine - VIMM, Fondazione per la Ricerca Biomedica Avanzata, Padova (Italy); Padova Neuroscience Center – PNC, Università di Padova (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Corbetta, M.
Secondary author(s):
Zangrossi, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Inter-individual variability / Memory / Visual exploration / Brain dynamics / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-361.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Spontaneous activity patterns in human motor cortex replay evoked activity patterns for hand movements
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-20866-5
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Spontaneous brain activity, measured with resting state fMRI (R-fMRI), is correlated among regions that are co-activated by behavioral tasks. It is unclear, however, whether spatial patterns of spontaneous activity within a cortical region correspond to spatial patterns of activity evoked by specific stimuli, actions, or mental states. The current study investigated the hypothesis that spontaneous activity in motor cortex represents motor patterns commonly occurring in daily life. To test this hypothesis 15 healthy participants were scanned while performing four different hand movements. Three movements (Grip, Extend, Pinch) were ecological involving grip and grasp hand movements; one control movement involving the rotation of the wrist was not ecological and infrequent (Shake). They were also scanned at rest before and after the execution of the motor tasks (resting-state scans). Using the task data, we identified movement-specific patterns in the primary motor cortex. These task-defined patterns were compared to resting-state patterns in the same motor region. We also performed a control analysis within the primary visual cortex. We found that spontaneous activity patterns in the primary motor cortex were more like task patterns for ecological than control movements. In contrast, there was no difference between ecological and control hand movements in the primary visual area. These findings provide evidence that spontaneous activity in human motor cortex forms fine-scale, patterned representations associated with behaviors that frequently occur in daily life.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Livne, T.
Secondary author(s):
Kim, D., Metcalf, N., Zhang, L., Pini, L., Shulman, G., Corbetta, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Liven, T., Kim, D., Metcalf, N., Zhang, L., Pini, L., Shulman, G., & Corbetta, M. (2022). Spontaneous activity patterns in human motor cortex replay evoked activity patterns for hand movements. Scientific Reports, 12, 16867. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-20866-5
2-year Impact Factor: 4.997|2021
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Times cited: 0|2022-10-30
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Neural circuits / Activity patterns / resting state fMRI / Primary motor cortex

Spontaneous activity patterns in human motor cortex replay evoked activity patterns for hand movements

Spontaneous activity patterns in human motor cortex replay evoked activity patterns for hand movements