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DocumentBuilding a model of the aetiology of eating disorders by translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice2005

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
Title:
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
Dimension/support:
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-061
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2004
Title:
061 - A neuropsychological examination of specific and global frontal lobe functions in siblings with and without eating disorders
Duration: 2005-08 - 2006-11
Researcher(s):
Ulrike Schmidt, Kate Tchanturia, Pei-Chi (Thomas) Liao
Institution(s): Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
3 Articles
1 Chapter book
Magazine of Eating Disorders Research Unit (2 copies)
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-88
Author: Schmidt, U.
Secondary author(s):
Tchanturia, K., Liao, P.-C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Eating disorders / Cognitive processes / Decision-making

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-061.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2004
Title:
Building a model of the aetiology of eating disorders by translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice
Publication year: 2005
URL:
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638230500347541
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa is poorly accepted and largely ineffective.
AIM:
To develop an explanatory model for the development and maintenance of Eating Disorders which utilizes neuroscience data.
METHOD:
The literature on neurosciences in eating disorders was reviewed and incorporated into a biopsychosocial model.
RESULTS:
The system of social functioning mediated by emotional and cognitive information processing is central to this model. This system is vulnerable because of the developmental changes in adolescence.
CONCLUSIONS:
This model proposes testable hypotheses and also has implications for the development of novel approaches to treatment.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST:
Laura Southgate was supported by the Nina Jackson Eating Disorders Research PhD fellowship, in conjunction with the Psychiatry Research Trust (registered charity no. 284286). The Wellcome Trust, Psychiatry Research Trust and BIAL foundation (grant nos. 88/02: 61/04) have supported different neuroscience projects within our research group.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Southgate, L.
Secondary author(s):
Tchanturia, K., Treasure, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Southgate, L., Tchanturia, K., & Treasure, J. (2005). Building a model of the aetiology of eating disorders by translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice. Journal of Mental Health, 14(6), 553-566. doi: 10.1080/09638230500347541
Impact factor notes: Impact factor computed since 2010
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Eating disorders / Etiology / Biopsychosocial model / Clinical practice / Neuroscience

Building a model of the aetiology of eating disorders by translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice

Building a model of the aetiology of eating disorders by translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice

DocumentPsychotherapy and Neurosciences: toward closer integration2008

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-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-117
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2002
Title:
117 - Psiconeurofisiologia comparativa entre as memórias traumáticas de vida actual e as memórias traumáticas de supostas vidas passadas: SPECT cerebral em 20 pacientes submetidos à Terapia Regressiva Vivencial Peres
Duration: 2003-01 - 2008-03
Researcher(s):
Maria Júlia Prieto Peres, Júlio Prieto Peres, Regis Cavini Ferreira, Vivian Pires de Albuquerque
Institution(s): Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa e Terapia Regressiva Vivencial Peres, São Paulo (Brazil)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1996-09
Author: Peres, M.
Secondary author(s):
Peres, J. F., Ferreira, R., Albuquerque, V.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Survival after bodily death / Past-life regression / Brain structure and function / Cognitive processes / Memory / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Anxiety disorders / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-117.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2002
Title:
Psychotherapy and Neurosciences: toward closer integration
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207590701248487#.UfZZ819dYdU
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The original aim of psychology was to study and understand the spirit—from the Latin spiritus, literally “breath.” The limitations of scientific methods in the past favoured psychology's aloofness in terms of studying the “intangible,” while medicine developed methods of examining the body (Latin corpus: essential part). Until 20 years ago, knowledge of the localization of brain functions was limited to inferences from clinical observation of brain-lesioned patients or parallel studies of primate brains. Current neuroscience, with its integrative approach, is bringing together research from molecular through cognitive levels, and psychotherapy has benefited from these findings. Functional neuroimaging studies may make specific and more far-reaching contributions in this respect, since cerebral dynamics may be observed in vivo and in controlled situations. Methods such as single photon emission tomography, positron emission tomography, and functional magnetic resonance imaging have been able to evaluate the neural correlates involved in psychotherapy for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression, social phobia, specific phobia, and post-traumatic disorder. Researchers have found that psychotherapy has the potential to modify dysfunctional neural circuits associated with these disorders. However, precautions are required in constructing feasible designs for neurofunctional investigations. This article reviews the 21 studies that have been published on the subject, and sets out the main advantages and limitations of the technologies used most frequently in protocols involving psychotherapies, and prerequisites for experimental designs. We also pose ways in which the findings from neuroimaging may produce knowledge to guide psychotherapeutic interventions by specifying what should be stimulated in these individuals in order to normalize deficient neural activities.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Peres, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Nasello, A. G.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Peres, J. F., & Nasello, A. G. (2008). Psychotherapy and neuroscience: Towards closer integration. International Journal of Psychology, 43(6), 943-957. doi: 10.1080/00207590701248487
2-year Impact Factor: 0.833|2008
Times cited: 12|2020-03-10
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Parapsychology / Spirit / Neuroscience / Integrative approach / Psychotherapy / Neuroimaging studies

DocumentTraumatic memories: bridging the gap between functional neuroimaging and psychotherapy2008

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-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-117
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2002
Title:
117 - Psiconeurofisiologia comparativa entre as memórias traumáticas de vida actual e as memórias traumáticas de supostas vidas passadas: SPECT cerebral em 20 pacientes submetidos à Terapia Regressiva Vivencial Peres
Duration: 2003-01 - 2008-03
Researcher(s):
Maria Júlia Prieto Peres, Júlio Prieto Peres, Regis Cavini Ferreira, Vivian Pires de Albuquerque
Institution(s): Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa e Terapia Regressiva Vivencial Peres, São Paulo (Brazil)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1996-09
Author: Peres, M.
Secondary author(s):
Peres, J. F., Ferreira, R., Albuquerque, V.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Survival after bodily death / Past-life regression / Brain structure and function / Cognitive processes / Memory / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Anxiety disorders / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-117.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2002
Title:
Traumatic memories: bridging the gap between functional neuroimaging and psychotherapy
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18465374
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objective - Neuroimaging studies have highlighted important issues related to structural and functional brain changes found in sufferers of psychological trauma that may influence their ability to synthesize, categorize, and integrate traumatic memories.
Methods - Literature review and critical analysis and synthesis.
Results - Traumatic memories are diagnostic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the dual representation theory posits separate memory systems subserving vivid re-experiencing (non-hippocampally dependent) versus declarative autobiographical memories of trauma (hippocampally dependent). But the psychopathological signs of trauma are not static over time, nor is the expression of traumatic memories. Multiple memory systems are activated simultaneously and in parallel on various occasions. Neural circuitry interaction is a crucial aspect in the development of a psychotherapeutic approach that may favour an integrative translation of the sensory fragments of the traumatic memory into a declarative memory system.
Conclusion - The relationship between neuroimaging findings and psychological approaches is discussed for greater efficacy in the treatment of psychologically traumatized patients.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Peres, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
McFarlane, A., Nasello, A. G., Moores, K.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Peres, J. F., McFarlane, A., Nasello, A. G., & Moores, K. (2008). Traumatic memories: bridging the gap between functional neuroimaging and psychotherapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(6), 478-488. doi: 10.1080/00048670802050561
2-year Impact Factor: 2.318|2008
Times cited: 18|2020-03-10
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Multiple memory systems / Neuroimaging / Neuroscience / Psychotherapy / Traumatic memories

DocumentFinal report - Sleep-dependent emotion regulation2013

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-2010-154
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2010
Title:
154 - Sleep-dependent emotion regulation
Duration: 2011-05 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Pascal Hot, Yoshiniro Kobayashi, Adeline Paignon
Institution(s): Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition (LPNC), Université de Savoie, Chambéry (France)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Hot, P.
Secondary author(s):
Kobayashi, Y., Paignon, A.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Emotion / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-154.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2010
Title:
Final report - Sleep-dependent emotion regulation
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa15410.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
GOAL:
Recent neuroimaging studies support that emotion regulation could be strengthened by sleep. First, MRI findings (Yoo et al., 2007; Walker et al., 2011) have demonstrated that REM sleep decreases amygdala reactivity to intrinsically emotional stimuli, previously experienced. Second, one study (Pace-Schott et al., 2009) suggests that sleep reduces affective impact of an emotional learning. The main goal of our work is to identify neural activities during sleep as the cause of reduced emotional reactivity for a new emotional learning.
METHODS:
Two groups, a “sleep” group (13 participants) and a “wake” group (15 participants) have performed the protocol. Both groups watched a set of 15 short neutral and scary movies (4 sec each) ended with the presentation of neutral pictures. Conditioned neutral pictures (previously associated to scary movies) were next presented alone, immediately after the conditioning and after a 12hr delay. Physiological and psychological responses to conditioning pictures were measured. For the sleep group, sleep EEG was recorded during 3 consecutive nights, the last one following the conditioning protocol.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:
Main results showed that emotional responses were reduced in the sleep group compared to the wake group. In the sleep group, significant differences were observed between the control night and the ‘emotional’ night only for the theta band during the REM sleep. By contrast EEG activity during both light and deep sleep appears to be globally unaffected by experimental conditions. This result suggests that theta rhythm is increased during REM-sleep subsequent to emotional learning, sustaining emotional adaptation process.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Hot, P.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Sleep / Emotion / Neuroscience

Final report - Sleep-dependent emotion regulation

Final report - Sleep-dependent emotion regulation

DocumentMeasurement and Analysis of Interindividual Psychophysiological Differences in Experienced Meditators2012

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-2008-083
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2008
Title:
083 - Measurement and Analysis of Interindividual Psychophysiological Differences in Experienced Meditators
Duration: 2009-10 - 2011-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger, Niko Kohls
Institution(s): Institut für Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Kohls, N.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-083.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2008
Title:
Measurement and Analysis of Interindividual Psychophysiological Differences in Experienced Meditators
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: Numerous studies using electroencephalography (EEG) have shown how brain
physiological signals correlate with processes of cognition, awareness and states of consciousness
during meditation. While most experimental EEG studies report only on one specific group of
meditators we have measured experienced meditators from various traditions assuming a
methodological overlap between many practices. We assessed their meditation methods, selfrated
mindfulness and exceptional experiences. Correlating those subjective measures with
physiological data is supposed to give an objective estimate of the validity of these subjective
concepts and experiences.
Methods: Fifty participants with various meditation experiences ranging from no experience to
more than 10.000 hours of meditation have been measured with 64-channels of EEG. The
measurements consisted of resting states, a self-selected personal meditation session, and a short
guided meditation in which different meditative tasks.
Results: The connection between mindfulness, a positive evaluation of mystical experiences, and a
decreased psychopathology could be demonstrated in subjective self-ratings but also in the
gamma activity of resting state EEG. The same could be observed in the EEG coherence of beta
band activity. While meditation essentially was found to be a state of reduced lower frequencies,
the beta1 amplitudes seem to increase in parietal areas similarly to the state of presence. Also,
meditation experience and mindfulness are correlated with mental health and positive
experiences.
Discussion: The results, especially high frequency EEG correlations, strongly support the idea that a
state of mindful presence and an attitude of acceptance are closely related to psychological health
and a positive acceptance of mystical experiences while it is negatively correlated with
psychopathological experiences. Highly significant brain state changes between various meditative
tasks in experienced meditators indicate that meditation trained persons show higher brain
dynamics than less experienced people.
Conclusions: The results suggest the hypothesis that experienced meditators may be able to
experience themselves in more different ways offering them a higher range of mental possibilities
compared to non-meditators. Further, due to its
physiological correlates the concept of mindfulness seems to be more than a subjective selfesteem.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Kohls, N.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Hinterberger, T. & Kohls, N. (2012). Measurement and Analysis of Interindividual Psychophysiological Differences in Experienced Meditators. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 34-35/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
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Keywords: Neuroscience / Consciousness / Meditation

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DocumentFinal report - Neural and Computational Mechanisms of Conscious and Unconscious Decisions Under Uncertainty2013

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-2008-141
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2008
Title:
141 - Neural and Computational Mechanisms of Conscious and Unconscious Decisions Under Uncertainty
Duration: 2009-10 - 2013-11
Researcher(s):
Edward Vul, Nancy Kanwisher, Joshua Tenenbaum
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, CA (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Language: eng
Author:
Vul, E.
Secondary author(s):
Kanwisher, N., Tenenbaum, J.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Attention / Decision-making / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Vision

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-141.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2008
Title:
Final report - Neural and Computational Mechanisms of Conscious and Unconscious Decisions Under Uncertainty
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa141-08_03012014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
I am pleased to report a number of successes on the research stemming from this bursary, all on the general theme of quantifying uncertainty and risky decision-making across domains. We have now measured such behavior for conscious and unconscious perception in tasks ranging from intuitive physics in infants and adults, binocular rivalry, and early visual processing. Moreover, we developed a method to discover the structure of neural representations and applied it to visual cognition. This report is structured by the papers that have stemmed in part from this bursary.
[1] We investigated how people forage in an uncertain environment, and found that visual search follows optimal foraging informed by the distribution of the number of targets across displays. This indicates that people learn target distributions from the environment, and integrate this learning with uncertain, sparse measurements of the richness of a given scene, to yield near- optimal foraging behavior.
[2] Here we investigated pure reasoning about physically constrained objects in infants. We showed that a simple kinematic model can account for infants’ surprisal in a number of classic, and new, experiments measuring how infants perceive objects. This suggests that even as infants, humans can reason about physical scenarios and can combine uncertainty about object locations and motion, along with constraints from base rates.
[3] Here we asked whether bistability in the visual system during binocular rivalry might reflect optimal inference given uncertainty about the latent causes of visual input. We showed that Gibbs (or Markov chain Monte Carlo) inference in a model that captures the structured dependencies of the visual world yields both the global switching dynamics, as well as the local transition dynamics, of binocular rivalry.
[4] Here we asked whether uncertainty about the timing of rapid sequences of events is combined with expectations about the temporal structure of the world – we find that such an account can explain a number of RSVP perception phenomena, including repetition blindness, the attentional blink, and patterns of errors in those tasks.
[5] Here we proposed an overarching agenda for combining uncertain reasoning with cognitive constraints to yield rational process models. We propose that by considering optimal engineering solutions to implementing inference under uncertainty, we may develop process models of human reasoning.
[6] This is the culmination of many strands of research in which we devised methods to discover the structure of visual representations in the human brain. We applied our data driven ‘functional clustering’ to fMRI data to show that we can find which objects are seem to be subserved by similar neural substrates, and to identify neural substrates that seem to have sufficiently homogenous function. This hypothesis-neutral method of discovering functional neural architecture yields strong evidence for the face, place, and body areas, and opens the possibility for discovering new functional regions in the brain.
[7] Here we measured uncertainty in the mapping function between visually presented magnitudes, and self-reported numerical estimates. We find that mapping of magnitudes onto numbers reveals a bilinear function that highlights two regimes of (mis)calibration: small magnitudes are mapped veridically, with considerable stability. However, larger magnitudes (above about 15) are systematically mismapped, and show slow drift over time. We believe this slow drifting mismapping reflects a process of MCMC learning of the uncertain mapping from magnitudes onto our verbal number line.
[8] In this work we measured the sources of uncertainty in human physical reasoning, particularly in the domain of reasoning about physical objects undergoing simple 2D motion. We find that most of the uncertainty in these cases arises from stochastic dynamics: meaning that our forward physical models are not deterministic, but are themselves uncertain. Moreover, this physical uncertainty propagates non-linearly, and yields stable patterns of bias and error in human judgments and decisions.
[9] Here we measured uncertainty and the dynamics of verbal problem solving in a semantic remote associates test. We find that people search through their semantic space via a partially-guided random-walk, consistent with a MCMC chain exploring the semantic space weighted by the constraints of the cues.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Vul, E.
Secondary author(s):
Kanwisher, N., Tenenbaum, J.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Social behavior and relationships / Human cognition / Uncertainty / Risk / Neuroscience

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130228/srep01319/pdf/srep01319.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats. In this BTBI, an "encoder" rat performed sensorimotor tasks that required it to select from two choices of tactile or visual stimuli. While the encoder rat performed the task, samples of its cortical activity were transmitted to matching cortical areas of a "decoder" rat using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS). The decoder rat learned to make similar behavioral selections, guided solely by the information provided by the encoder rat's brain. These results demonstrated that a complex system was formed by coupling the animals' brains, suggesting that BTBIs can enable dyads or networks of animal's brains to exchange, process, and store information and, hence, serve as the basis for studies of novel types of social interaction and for biological computing devices.
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Pais-Vieira, M.
Secondary author(s):
Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., Nicolelis, M. A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Pais-Vieira, M., Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2013). A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information. Scientific Reports, 3: 1319. doi: 10.1038/srep01319
2-year Impact Factor: 5.078|2013
Times cited: 84|2020-03-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Somatosensory system / Motor control / Neuroscience / Whisker system

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

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

DocumentNeurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling psychology2014

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-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling psychology
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/cou/61/4/541/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In this article, we define the construct of empathy and its relevance for counseling psychology. The importance of deficits in empathic processes for most of the psychological disorders is presented within the context of the social brain hypothesis (Frith, 2007). We provide a review of empirical research about the neural correlates of empathy in terms of both the central and peripheral nervous system. We present recent evidence on the cortical and subcortical regions involved in different dimensions of empathy—emotional contagion, cognitive and emotional empathy, and self-regulation. Regarding the autonomic correlates of empathy, we present evidence about the correlates of sympathetic arousal associated with empathic processes and review data supporting the idea of the physiological linkage or synchrony as indicator of empathy in interpersonal relationships. The implications of these findings for counseling psychology, particularly for the psychotherapist–client relationship and for context of intimate relationships or couples therapy, are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Decety, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Coutinho, J., Silva, P., & Decety, J. (2014). Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(4), 541-548. doi. 10.1037/cou0000021
2-year Impact Factor: 2.475|2014
Times cited: 30|2020-03-12
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Empathy / Neuroscience / Interpersonal relationships / Counseling psychology

Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling

Neurosciences, empathy, and healthy interpersonal relationships: recent findings and implications for counseling

DocumentA psicologia como neurociência cognitiva: Implicações para a compreensão dos processos básicos e suas aplicações2014

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-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
A psicologia como neurociência cognitiva: Implicações para a compreensão dos processos básicos e suas aplicações
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.scielo.gpeari.mctes.pt/scielo.php?pid=S0870-82312014000100001&script=sci_arttext
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The present article illustrates how developments in the cognitive neurosciences may contribute to the understanding of basic psychological processes and, simultaneously, translating this understanding to applied psychology, particularly in the clinical domain. We will illustrate with examples of current programmatic lines being carried out in the different subsections of the Neuropsychophysiology Lab at the School of Psychology at the University of Minho. The methodological potentialities available in neurophysiology, neuroimagiology, neuromodulation, psychophysiology, neurobiochemistry and neurogenetics will be exemplified in their applications to language (and the understanding of schizophrenia), social-cognitive functioning (and the understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders), executive functioning (and obsessive spectrum disorders), empathy (and its implications for psychotherapy), stress mechanisms (implications for the understanding of anxiety disorders) and, finally, animal.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Sampaio, A., Mesquita, A., Petrosyan, A., Pinheiro, A., Carvalho, S., Leitão, J., Coutinho, J., Osório, A., Oliveira-Silva, P.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Gonçalves, O. F., Sampaio, A., Mesquita, A., Petrosyan, A., Pinheiro, A., Carvalho, S., Leite J., Coutinho, J., Osório, A., & Oliveira-Silva, P. (2014). A psicologia como neurociência cognitiva: Implicações para a compreensão dos processos básicos e suas aplicações. Análise Psicológica, 32(1), 3-25. doi: 10.14417/ap.836
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Neuroscience / Psychogical processes / Psychopathology / Neurodevelopment / Psychotherapy

A psicologia como neurociência cognitiva: Implicações para a compreensão dos processos básicos e suas aplicações

A psicologia como neurociência cognitiva: Implicações para a compreensão dos processos básicos e suas aplicações

DocumentStriatal dynamics explain duration judgments2015

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-2012-188
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 17/2012
Title:
188 - Embodied cognition: the nature of time encoding in the brain?
Duration: 2013-06 - 2016-09
Researcher(s):
Joseph James Paton, Tiago Monteiro, Thiago Gouvêa, Sofia Soares
Institution(s): Fundação Champalimaud, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Paton, J.
Secondary author(s):
Monteiro, T., Gouvêa, T., Soares, S.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Cognition / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-188.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 17/2012
Title:
Striatal dynamics explain duration judgments
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://elifesciences.org/content/4/e11386
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The striatum is an input structure of the basal ganglia implicated in several time-dependent functions including reinforcement learning, decision making, and interval timing. To determine whether striatal ensembles drive subjects' judgments of duration, we manipulated and recorded from striatal neurons in rats performing a duration categorization psychophysical task. We found that the dynamics of striatal neurons predicted duration judgments, and that simultaneously recorded ensembles could judge duration as well as the animal. Furthermore, striatal neurons were necessary for duration judgments, as muscimol infusions produced a specific impairment in animals' duration sensitivity. Lastly, we show that time as encoded by striatal populations ran faster or slower when rats judged a duration as longer or shorter, respectively. These results demonstrate that the speed with which striatal population state changes supports the fundamental ability of animals to judge the passage of time.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Gouvêa, T.
Secondary author(s):
Monteiro, T., Motiwala, A., Soares, S., Machens, C., Paton, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Gouvêa, T., Monteiro, T., Motiwala, A., Soares, S., Machens, C., & Paton, J. (2015). Striatal dynamics explain duration judgments. eLife, 4:e11386. doi: 10.7554/eLife.11386
2-year Impact Factor: 8.282|2015
Times cited: 42|2020-03-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Interval timing / Neural dynamics / Neuroscience / Population code / Rat / Striatum

Striatal dynamics explain duration judgments

Striatal dynamics explain duration judgments

DocumentRotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night2016

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.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-220.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://elifesciences.org/content/5/e17267
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
During sleep, the thalamus generates a characteristic pattern of transient, 11-15 Hz sleep spindle oscillations, which synchronize the cortex through large-scale thalamocortical loops. Spindles have been increasingly demonstrated to be critical for sleep-dependent consolidation of memory, but the specific neural mechanism for this process remains unclear. We show here that cortical spindles are spatiotemporally organized into circular wave-like patterns, organizing neuronal activity over tens of milliseconds, within the timescale for storing memories in large-scale networks across the cortex via spike-time dependent plasticity. These circular patterns repeat over hours of sleep with millisecond temporal precision, allowing reinforcement of the activity patterns through hundreds of reverberations. These results provide a novel mechanistic account for how global sleep oscillations and synaptic plasticity could strengthen networks distributed across the cortex to store coherent and integrated memories.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Muller, L.
Secondary author(s):
Piantoni, G., Koller, D. , Cash, S., Halgren, E., Sejnowski, T.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Muller, L., Piantoni, G., Koller, D., Cash, S., Halgren, E., & Sejnowski, T. (2016). Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night. Elife, 5: e17267. doi: 10.7554/eLife.17267
2-year Impact Factor: 7.725|2016
Times cited: 34|2020-03-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Electrocortiogram / Human / Neuroscience / Sleep oscillations / Sleep spindles / Spatiotemporal dynamics

Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night

Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night

DocumentNeural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task2015

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-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.spr2015.com/klagenfurt/docs/spreu2015_abstracts.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Empathy is a psychological construct broadly studied in psychotherapy field. The context of intimate relationship is one of the main contexts where empathy appears to be critical. Empathy is a crucial component of successful and stable interpersonal relationships including romantic relationships. Perceived empathy is positively associated with relationship satisfaction and negatively associated with interpersonal conflict (Duncan C. & Jowett S., 2010). Recently, neurosciences have been contributing for explaining empathic processes by shedding light on their neurobiological correlates. This research project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the neurobiological correlates of empathic processes. Thus the main goal of this study is to analyze the neural correlates of empathy in couples both at the peripheral and central nervous system level. Our sample is composed by 30 couples (60 participants) that live in an intimate relationship with a minimum duration of one year. In Study I both elements of the couple perform a structured interaction task in the lab, in which they discuss postive and problematic topics in their relationship. This interaction is videotaped and during the task the simultaneous recording of psychophysiological measures
(electrodermal activity, interbeat interval, heart rate and respiratory frequency) using the Biopac MP-150 is performed. We hypothesize higher levels of global autonomic arousal during negative communication, a relationship between heart rate variability and regulatory dimensions of empathy. We also hypothesize that the degree of physiological linkage or synchrony between both elements of the couple will be higher in moments in which the elements of the couple behave in a more empathic way. In the Study II excerpts of the previously videotaped interaction (positive; negative and neutral affect communications) will
be used to construct a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) task. During the fMRI task each element of the couple watches to the video of his/her partner expressing negative and positive communications and is asked to elaborate on what his/her spouse is thinking (cognitive empathy) and feeling (emotional empathy). We will assess which areas of the brain have an increased activation in the different empathy conditions. We expect that that cognitive empathy (What is your wife/husband thinking?") will be associated with the activation of brain areas involved in social perception such as the medial pre frontal and
orbitofrontal cortex and temporal parietal junction. We expect that the emotional empathy conditon ("what was your wife/husband feeling?") to engage emotional networks particularly insula, amygdala and parahippocampal gyrus. In this poster we will present the experimental design of the research project, the interaction task performed by the participants in the lab and the research hypothesis for study I and II.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Barbosa, M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira-Silva, P.
Document type:
Abstract book
Reference:
Barbosa, M., Oliveira-Silva, P., Decety, J., Perrone, K., & Coutinho J. (2015). Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task. Book of abstracts of the 8th European Conference on Psychotherapy Research (p. 81). Klagenfurt, Austria: Society for Psychotherapy Research.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Neuroscience / Interpersonal interactions

Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task

Neural correlates of empathy in couples: A study of peripheral and central nervous system measures during an ecological interaction task

DocumentImpairments in laterodorsal tegmentum to VTA projections underlie glucocorticoid-triggered reward deficits2017

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.
Keywords:
Reward / Reinforcement / Mesolimbic system / Behavior / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-030.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Impairments in laterodorsal tegmentum to VTA projections underlie glucocorticoid-triggered reward deficits
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://elifesciences.org/articles/25843
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Ventral tegmental area (VTA) activity is critical for reward/reinforcement and is tightly modulated by the laterodorsal tegmentum (LDT). In utero exposure to glucocorticoids (iuGC) triggers prominent motivation deficits but nothing is known about the impact of this exposure in the LDT-VTA circuit. We show that iuGC-rats have long-lasting changes in cholinergic markers in the LDT, together with a decrease in LDT basal neuronal activity. Interestingly, upon LDT stimulation, iuGC animals present a decrease in the magnitude of excitation and an increase in VTA inhibition, as a result of a shift in the type of cells that respond to the stimulus. In agreement with LDT-VTA dysfunction, we show that iuGC animals present motivational deficits that are rescued by selective optogenetic activation of this pathway. Importantly, we also show that LDT-VTA optogenetic stimulation is reinforcing, and that iuGC animals are more susceptible to the reinforcing properties of LDT-VTA stimulation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Coimbra, B.
Secondary author(s):
Soares-Cunha, C., Borges, S., Vasconcelos, N. A., Sousa, N., Rodrigues, A. J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Coimbra, B., Soares-Cunha, C., Borges, S., Vasconcelos, N. A., Sousa, N., & Rodrigues, A. J. (2017). Impairments in laterodorsal tegmentum to VTA projections underlie glucocorticoid-triggered reward deficits. eLife, 6: e25843. doi: 10.7554/eLife.25843
2-year Impact Factor: 7.616|2017
Times cited: 1|2020-03-31
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Electrophysiology / Laterodorsal tegmentum / Motivation / Neuroscience / Optogenetics / Rat / Reward / Ventral tegmental area

Impairments in laterodorsal tegmentum to VTA projections underlie glucocorticoid-triggered reward deficits

Impairments in laterodorsal tegmentum to VTA projections underlie glucocorticoid-triggered reward deficits

DocumentStrengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation2018

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.
Keywords:
Emotion perception / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Cortical plasticity / Feedback connections / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-298.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5973831/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Witnessing another person’s suffering elicits vicarious brain activity in areas that are active when we ourselves are in pain. Whether this activity influences prosocial behavior remains the subject of debate. Here participants witnessed a confederate express pain through a reaction of the swatted hand or through a facial expression, and could decide to reduce that pain by donating money. Participants donate more money on trials in which the confederate expressed more pain. Electroencephalography shows that activity of the somatosensory cortex I (SI) hand region explains variance in donation. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) shows that altering this activity interferes with the pain–donation coupling only when pain is expressed by the hand. High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) shows that altering SI activity also interferes with pain perception. These experiments show that vicarious somatosensory activations contribute to prosocial decision-making and suggest that they do so by helping to transform observed reactions of affected body-parts into accurate perceptions of pain that are necessary for decision-making.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Chiappini, E.
Secondary author(s):
Silvanto, J., Hibbard, P. B., Avenanti, A., Romei, V.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Chiappini, E., Silvanto, J., Hibbard, P. B., Avenanti, A., & Romei, V. (2018). Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation. Current Biology, 28(13), R735-R736. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.083
2-year Impact Factor: 9.193|2018
Times cited: 6|2020-04-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Electroencephalogram (EEG) / SI / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Empathy for pain / Helping / Human / Neuroscience

Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation

Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation