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DocumentO papel da oxytocina, do cortisol e da responsividade dos cuidados no retraimento social de crianças institucionalizadas2013

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-013
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2006
Title:
013 - Vinculação em bebés institucionalizados e competência narrativa dos seus principais cuidadores: Estudo sobre a actividade cardíaca do bebé na interacção com a figura de cuidados através do BioBeAMS 2.0
Duration: 2007-04 - 2010-05
Researcher(s):
Isabel Soares, João Paulo Silva Cunha, Margarida Isabel Rangel Santos Henriques, Carla Cristina Esteves Martins, Pedro Miguel Brito da Silva Dias
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia (CIPSi), Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Conference papers (posters and oral communications)
Language: por
Author:
Soares, I.
Secondary author(s):
Cunha, J., Henriques, M. R., Martins, C., Dias, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Affective and social behavior / Attachment / Developmental psychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-013.27
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2006
Title:
O papel da oxytocina, do cortisol e da responsividade dos cuidados no retraimento social de crianças institucionalizadas
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/1822/26789
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Institutionalization has had an impact on socio emotional development of children, contributing to how they interact with others. Despite the evidence, there are few studies that relate the development of social behavior of institutionalized children in a neurobiological framework. In this study we analyze the levels of oxytocin and cortisol of 17 infants, at the time of their admission to the institution, and the role of these hormones in the infants’ social withdrawal behavior and in caregivers’ responsiveness six months later. The results showed that infants with higher levels of cortisol, on admission, have less responsive caregivers and have a tendency to be more socially withdrawn, 6 months after. It was also found that infants with higher levels of oxytocin tend to be more socially withdrawn and have less responsive caregivers 6 months after admission The results suggest that prior hormone levels in infants, on admission, may be associated with their socio/emotional development and with the interaction quality with caregivers in the institution, 6 months after. In spite of the exploratory feature, this study reveals the importance of neurobiological factors at the admission to understand the developmental pathways in institutionalized infants.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
por
Author:
Abreu, M.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Abreu, M. (2013). O papel da oxytocina, do cortisol e da responsividade dos cuidados no retraimento social de crianças institucionalizadas. (Master's thesis, University of Minho, Portugal). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1822/26789
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Oxytocin / Social withdrawal behavior / Responsiveness / Institutionalized children

File339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish2015-05

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Duration: 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Nunes, A. R.
Keywords:
Social cognition / Social dominance / Oxytocin / Biological motion / Psychophysiology

File348 - Neural Basis of Mother-Child Relationship Processes: Neural Events, Theta Dynamics, and Oxytocin2015-10

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-348
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
348 - Neural Basis of Mother-Child Relationship Processes: Neural Events, Theta Dynamics, and Oxytocin
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Michael J Crowley, Omri Weisman, Richard M. Pasco Fearon, William Moran, Yael Shmueli-Goetz, Lauren Vazquez
Institution(s): Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)
Abstract/Results: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Crowley, M.
Secondary author(s):
Weisman, O., Fearon, P., Moran, W., Shmueli-Goetz, Y., Vazquez, L.
Keywords:
Mother-child relationship / Attachment / Oscillations / Oxytocin / Psychophysiology

File169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)2017-01

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

File250 - Brain-wide functional connectivity of oxytocin neurons

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-2016-250
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
250 - Brain-wide functional connectivity of oxytocin neurons
Researcher(s): Cristina Marquez, Santiago Canals, Aroa Sanz
Institution(s): Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Universidad Miguel Hernández, San Juan de Alicante (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Marquez, C.
Secondary author(s):
Canals, S., Sanz, A.
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) / Optogenetics / Rodents / Psychophysiology

File292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation2017-10

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

DocumentEarly ablation of oxytocin-like peptides shapes adult zebrafish sociality2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Duration: 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Nunes, A. R.
Keywords:
Social cognition / Social dominance / Oxytocin / Biological motion / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Early ablation of oxytocin-like peptides shapes adult zebrafish sociality
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.s4sn.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/S4SN-2016-Annual-Meeting.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Oxytocin and vasopressin-like peptides (isotocin in fish, mesotocin in birds, reptiles and amphibian, and vasotocin) have been implicated in the regulation of social behavior across vertebrates [1]. Although vasopressin is more involved in aggression behavior while oxytocin-like peptides in pro-social behaviors, these neuropeptides and receptor subtypes are similar [2]. Using zebrafish as a model organism, we have been investigating the role of oxytocin-like peptides in the regulation of adult sociality. We have characterized how early relevant sociality, measured as a shoal preference, can be studied during zebrafish ontogeny. Our data shows that shoal preference emerges around the third week post-fertilization. In order to explore how isotocin can modulate the acquirement of social paradigms underlying social cognition, we have been using a genetic approach to specifically perturb the isotocinergic neuronal circuits and to study how loss of function of these neurons during embryonic development, or throughout the organism’s lifetime, modifies adult social behavior. Using an oxytocin neurons-specific transgenic system for conditional (i.e. temporal) and cell-specific ablation of oxytocin neurons, we demonstrated that early ablation, but not adult ablation, significantly alter shoal preference behavior in adulthood. Furthermore, early inhibition of isotocin vesicular release also impairs adult sociality in zebrafish. In conclusion, our findings suggest that the isotocin neuronal system is involved on a specific social behavior trait that becomes hardwire during early development.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Nunes, A. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gliskberg, M., Anbalagan, S., Wircer, E., Levkowitz, G., Oliveira, R.
Document type:
Abstract book
Reference:
Nunes, A. R., Gliskberg, M., Anbalagan, S., Wircer, E., Levkowitz, G., & Oliveira, R. (2016). B38 Early ablation of oxytocin-like peptides shapes adult zebrafish sociality. Abstract book of the Annual Meeting of The Society for Social Neuroscience (p. 61). San Diego, USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Social Behavior / Zebrafish / Oxytocin

Early ablation of oxytocin-like peptides shapes adult zebrafish sociality

Early ablation of oxytocin-like peptides shapes adult zebrafish sociality

DocumentNeural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish: the role of oxytocin-like peptides in biological motion perception2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Duration: 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Nunes, A. R.
Keywords:
Social cognition / Social dominance / Oxytocin / Biological motion / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish: the role of oxytocin-like peptides in biological motion perception
Publication year: 2016
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Biological motion perception is one of the fundamental aspects of social-cognitive processes that can help differentiate living organisms from other objects in the environment.
This competence is conserved across species and is critical for filial attachment, detection of predators, and perception of social dominance. Moreover, an evolutionary conserved mechanism for animacy detection seems to be present across different species (chimpanzees, chicken, medaka fish) and is probably innate. Therefore, we aim to characterize the underlying neural mechanisms for this cognitive ability and to test if it is regulated by oxytocin-like peptides (isotocin in fish) - a family of neuromodulators implicated in the regulation of sociality. We are using zebrafish as a vertebrate model organism since it exhibits robust social behaviour, relatively simple neuroanatomy and an available genetic toolbox that can allow a better understanding of the gain/loss of OXT-like neuronal function.
Using a two-choice test we have been able to show that adult zebrafish can detect animacy based on acceleration cues and that isotocin seems to play a role in biological motion perception.
In future experiments we plan to explore more complex motion stimuli using direction and agency cues and to disentangle the neural circuitry underlying this vision-­-based social cognition ability.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Carreira, L.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, A. R., Oliveira, R.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Reference:
Carreira, L., Nunes A. R., & Oliveira, R. (2016, October). Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish: the role of oxytocin-like peptides in biological motion perception. Paper presented at Sociedade Portuguesa de Etologia. Lisboa, Portugal
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Social Behavior / Zebrafish / Oxytocin

DocumentUnveiling the role of oxytocin-like peptides in the regulation of the zebrafish social behavior2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Duration: 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Nunes, A. R.
Keywords:
Social cognition / Social dominance / Oxytocin / Biological motion / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Unveiling the role of oxytocin-like peptides in the regulation of the zebrafish social behavior
Publication year: 2016
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
An elementary cognitive ability for social behaviour is the recognition of other behavioral agents in the environment. Point lights placed on the main joints of a walking person or even simple visual
displays (e.g. moving geometric-shapes) can originate a high-level percept of animacy. This ability is conserved across species and is critical for filial attachment, detection of predators, and perception
of social dominance. We aim to characterize the neural mechanisms underlying animacy, and to test if this ability is regulated by oxytocin-like peptides (oxytocin in mammals, isotocin in fish), which are a family of neuromodulators implicated in the regulation of social behavior across vertebrates.
Using zebrafish as an organism model, we developed new genetic tools that allow us to study the role of oxytocin in social behavior. We first characterized the ontogeny of sociality, measured by a
robust shoal preference test, and showed that it emerges around the third-week post fertilization. To explore how oxytocin affects the acquisition and modulation of sociality, we have specifically
perturbed oxytocinergic neuronal circuits and examined how loss of function of these neurons during development modifies social behavior. We observed that ablation of these neurons at a critical developmental period, but not during adulthood, significantly reduces shoal preference. Next, we found preliminary evidences for zebrafish ability to discriminate animacy cues, namely acceleration.
In the near future we plan to explore the role of oxytocin-like peptides in the regulation of animacy detection.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Nunes, A. R.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, L., Levkowitz, G., Oliveira, R.
Document type:
Unpublished abstract
Reference:
Nunes, A. R., Correia, L., Levkowitz, G., & Oliveira, R. (2016). Unveiling the role of oxytocin-like peptides in the regulation of the zebrafish social behavior. Paper presented at the Rovereto Workshop on Cognition and Evolution V edition, CIMeC. Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Zebrafish / Oxytocin

DocumentThe way dogs (Canis familiaris) look at human emotional faces is modulated by oxytocin. An eye-tracking study2017

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The way dogs (Canis familiaris) look at human emotional faces is modulated by oxytocin. An eye-tracking study
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00210/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Dogs have been shown to excel in reading human social cues, including facial cues. In the present study we used eye-tracking technology to further study dogs’ face processing abilities. It was found that dogs discriminated between human facial regions in their spontaneous viewing pattern and looked most to the eye region independently of facial expression. Furthermore dogs played most attention to the first two images presented, afterwards their attention dramatically decreases; a finding that has methodological implications. Increasing evidence indicates that the oxytocin system is involved in dogs’ human-directed social competence, thus as a next step we investigated the effects of oxytocin on processing of human facial emotions. It was found that oxytocin decreases dogs’ looking to the human faces expressing angry emotional expression. More interestingly, however, after oxytocin pre-treatment dogs’ preferential gaze toward the eye region when processing happy human facial expressions disappears. These results provide the first evidence that oxytocin is involved in the regulation of human face processing in dogs. The present study is one of the few empirical investigations that explore eye gaze patterns in naïve and untrained pet dogs using a non-invasive eye-tracking technique and thus offers unique but largely untapped method for studying social cognition in dogs.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Hernádi, A., Miklósi, B., Kanizsár, O., Topál, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kis, A., Hernádi, A., Miklósi, B., Kanizsár, O., & Topál, J. (2017). The way dogs (Canis familiaris) look at human emotional faces is modulated by oxytocin. An eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11:210. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00210
2-year Impact Factor: 3.138|2017
Times cited: 6|2020-04-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Dog / Emotion / Eye-tracking / Face processing / Oxytocin

The way dogs (Canis familiaris) look at human emotional faces is modulated by oxytocin. An eye-tracking study

The way dogs (Canis familiaris) look at human emotional faces is modulated by oxytocin. An eye-tracking study

DocumentThe effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris)2017

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-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris)
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0018506X16304585?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The oxytocin system has recently received increasing attention due to its effect on complex human behaviours. In parallel to this, over the past couple of decades, the human-analogue social behaviour of dogs has been intensively studied. Combining these two lines of research (e.g. studying the relationship between dog social behaviour and the oxytocin system) is a promising new research area. The present paper reviews the existing literature on how oxytocin is related to different aspects of human-directed social behaviour in dogs.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Ciobica, A., Topál, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kis, A., Ciobica, A., & Topál, J. (2017). The effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris). Hormones and Behavior, 94, 40-52. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.06.001
2-year Impact Factor: 4.418|2017
Times cited: 14|2020-04-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Dog / Oxytocin / Social behaviour / Dog-human relationship

DocumentThe effects of oxytocin on social behaviour - a comparative approach

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-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The effects of oxytocin on social behaviour - a comparative approach
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Kovács, Z.
Document type:
Doctoral thesis
Reference:
Kovács, K. (2017). The effects of oxytocin on social behaviour - a comparative approach (Unpublished doctoral thesis). Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Ethology, Budapest.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Oxytocin / Human infant / Dog / Gaze following / Attachment

DocumentHow do hypothalamic nonapeptides shape youth’s sociality? A systematic review on oxytocin, vasopressin and human socio-emotional development2018

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-2012-158
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 28/2012
Title:
158 - Neuroendocrine underpinnings of social bonds to parents and peers in preschool children. Oxytocin and Cortisol on adopted children and non-adopted controls
Duration: 2013-09 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Nuno Manuel Correia Torres, Manuela Veríssimo, Antonio J. Santos, Jaak Panksepp, Lígia Monteiro, Leandra Marília Marques Coelho
Institution(s): Research Group on Developmental Psychology of UIPCDE (Unidade de Investigação em Psicologia Cognitiva, do Desenvolvimento e da Educação) of ISPA-IU, Lisboa (Portugal) and Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology, Neuroscience Program. Washington State University (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Torres, N.
Secondary author(s):
Veríssimo, M., Santos, A., Panksepp, J., Monteiro, L., Coelho, L.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Affective and social behavior / Attachment / Developmental psychology / Cognitive development / Psychosocial development / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Biopsychological problems / Mental health

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-158.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 28/2012
Title:
How do hypothalamic nonapeptides shape youth’s sociality? A systematic review on oxytocin, vasopressin and human socio-emotional development
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763417308850?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The hypothalamic nonapeptides oxytocin and vasopressin are important modulators of socio-affective behaviours in a wide variety of animal species, including humans. Nevertheless, there is little research addressing their possible roles on socio-affective dimensions of human behaviour across development, during which considerable behavioural and physiological change occurs. Questions still remain about the extent to which findings from adults may directly apply to earlier phases of human development. In this article, we systematically summarize and discuss all existing studies investigating the developmental association of endogenous levels of hypothalamic neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin with human social behaviour or on its disruption in paediatric populations. Evidence is sparse insofar as there are still relatively few developmental studies and limited due to correlational research designs and unreliability of methods currently used for neuropeptide measurements in biological fluids. The findings to date generally converge with adult evidence, but also suggest that important differences between age stages may exist. Further studies focusing these differences may prove critical for informing drug development for socio-affective deficits in paediatric populations.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Torres, N.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, D., Santos, A. J., Prata, D., Veríssimo, M.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Torres, N., Martins, D., Santos, A. J., Prata, D., & Veríssimo, M. (2018). How do hypothalamic nonapeptides shape youth’s sociality? A systematic review on oxytocin, vasopressin and human socio-emotional development. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 90, 309-331. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.05.004
2-year Impact Factor: 8.002|2018
Times cited: 4|2020-04-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Autism / Neurodevelopment disorders / Oxytocin / Paediatric populations / Social cognition / Vasopressin

DocumentDogowner attachment is associated with oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms in both parties: A comparative study on austrian and hungarian border collies2018

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-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.12
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Dogowner attachment is associated with oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms in both parties: A comparative study on austrian and hungarian border collies
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00435/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Variations in human infants' attachment behavior are associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene, suggesting a genetic component to infant-mother attachment. However, due to the genetic relatedness of infants and their mothers, it is difficult to separate the genetic effects of infants' OXTR genotype from the environmental effects of mothers' genotype possibly affecting their parental behavior. The apparent functional analogy between child-parent and dog-owner relationship, however, offers a way to disentangle the effects of these factors because pet dogs are not genetically related to their caregivers. In the present study we investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms of pet dogs' OXTR gene (-213AG,-94TC,-74CG) and their owners' OXTR gene (rs53576, rs1042778, rs2254298) are associated with components of dog-owner attachment. In order to investigate whether social-environmental effects modulate the potential genetic influence on attachment, dogs and their owners from two different countries (Austria and Hungary, N = 135 in total) were tested in a modified version of the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test (SST) and questionnaires were also used to collect information about owner personality and attachment style. We coded variables related to three components of attachment behavior in dogs: their sensitivity to the separation from and interaction with the owner (Attachment), stress caused by the unfamiliar environment (Anxiety), and their responsiveness to the stranger (Acceptance). We found that (1) dogs' behavior was significantly associated with polymorphisms in both dogs' and owners' OXTR gene, (2) SNPs in dogs' and owners' OXTR gene interactively influenced dog-human relationship, (3) dogs' attachment behavior was affected by the country of origin, and (4) it was related to their owners' personality as well as attachment style. Thus, the present study provides evidence, for the first time, that both genetic variation in the OXTR gene and various aspects of pet dogs' environmental background are associated with their attachment to their human caregivers.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kovács, K.
Secondary author(s):
Virányi, Z., Kis, A., Turcsán, B., Hudecz, Á., Marmota, T., Koller, D., Rónai, Z., Gácsi, M., Topál, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kovács, K., Virányi, Z., Kis, A., Turcsán, B., Hudecz, Á., Marmota, T., Koller, D., Rónai, Z., Gácsi, M., & Topál, J. (2018). Dogowner attachment is associated with oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms in both parties. A comparative study on austrian and hungarian border collies. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 435. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00435
2-year Impact Factor: 2.129|2018
Times cited: 5|2020-04-03
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Attachment / Dog (Canis familiaris) / Owner / Oxytocin / Personality / Relationship

Dogowner attachment is associated with oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms in both parties: A comparative study on austrian and hungarian border collies

Dogowner attachment is associated with oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms in both parties: A comparative study on austrian and hungarian border collies

DocumentEditorial: Oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other domesticated species2019

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-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.13
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Editorial: Oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other domesticated species
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6460242/
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Oliva, J., Virányi, Z., Topál, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kis, A., Oliva, J., Virányi, Z., & Topál, J. (2019). Editorial: Oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other domesticated species. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:732. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00732
2-year Impact Factor: 2.067|2019
Times cited: 1|2020-07-30
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Domestic species / Oxytocin / Social behavior / Dog / Intranasal administration / Gene-behavior associations

Editorial: Oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other domesticated species

Editorial: Oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other domesticated species

DocumentConceptual replication of canine serum oxytocin increase following a positive dog-human interaction2019

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-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.15
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Conceptual replication of canine serum oxytocin increase following a positive dog-human interaction
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.revistadechimie.ro/Articles.asp?ID=7172
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The neurohormone oxytocin is known to exert a special function in the regulation of social relationships throughout vertebrate taxa. Recently it has been discovered that not only within-species, but in certain cases, between-species social bonds are also mediated by the same hormone, e.g. in case of the dog-human relationship. However, despite the exponential growth of findings at the behavioural level, there are still a lot of controversies on the biochemical assessment of oxytocin in canine samples. Thus, in the current study we replicate previous findings of canine serum oxytocin increase following a positive dog-human interaction. We provide a detailed description of both the immunoassay method used as well as the behavioural protocol (including crucial time-parameters). This will serve as a base for further studies that both our group as well as others in the field will conduct.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Hritcu, L. D.
Secondary author(s):
Horhogea, C., Ciobica, A., Spataru, M. C., Spataru, C., Kis, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Hritcu, L. D., Horhogea, C., Ciobica, A., Spataru, M. C., Spataru, C., & Kis, A. (2019). Conceptual replication of canine serum oxytocin increase following a positive dog-human interaction. Revista de Chimie, 70(5), 1579-1581
2-year Impact Factor: 1.755|2019
Times cited: 3|2020-07-30
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Oxytocin / Neurohormone / Social behaviour / Dog

Conceptual replication of canine serum oxytocin increase following a positive dog-human interaction

Conceptual replication of canine serum oxytocin increase following a positive dog-human interaction

DocumentThe effect of oxytocin on yawning by dogs (Canis familiaris) exposed to human yawns2020

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-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.16
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The effect of oxytocin on yawning by dogs (Canis familiaris) exposed to human yawns
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159119301856
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous studies have found that human yawning is contagious to dogs, but the results are still controversial. It is also debated whether contagious yawning is a sign of empathy, and the physiological mechanisms behind this phenomenon are also unknown. Our goal was to further investigate if human yawning is contagious to dogs, and how it is affected by intranasally administered oxytocin. We also tested if contagious yawning was related to dogs' empathetic skills measured via an owner-completed questionnaire. Dogs (N?=?33) were presented with human yawns (yawning condition – YC) or mouth openings (gaping condition – GC) on two test occasions after intranasal administration of 12 IU oxytocin or placebo. Contagious yawning (defined as a significant increase in the number of yawns in YC as compared to GC) was not found in either of the treatment groups and the number of yawns was not related to the owner-reported emotion contagion of the dogs. However, oxytocin pre-treatment significantly decreased the number of yawns in dogs (in general, but more particularly during the phase when human yawns and gaping were presented). Furthermore, there was a positive relation between signs of stress and anxiety (mouth licking) and the number of yawns (in general, but more particularly during the post phase when human yawns and gaping were not any more presented). We conclude that dogs’ yawning observed in this situation may largely be due to situational stress. Thus the difference between the oxytocin and the placebo group is possibly caused by the decreased social stress and not by oxytocin’s hypothesised effect on empathy.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Toth, K., Kanizs, O., Topál, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kis, A., Toth, K., Kanizs, O., & Topál, J. (2019). The effect of oxytocin on yawning by dogs (Canis familiaris) exposed to human yawns. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 223: 104916. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2019.104916
2-year Impact Factor: 2.187|2019
Times cited: 2|2020-08-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Dog / Contagious yawning / Empathy / Oxytocin

DocumentPerceptual mechanisms of social affiliation in zebrafish2020

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Duration: 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Nunes, A. R.
Keywords:
Social cognition / Social dominance / Oxytocin / Biological motion / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Perceptual mechanisms of social affiliation in zebrafish
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60154-8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Social living animals need to recognize the presence of conspecifics in the environment in order to engage in adaptive social interactions. Social cues can be detected through different sensory modalities, including vision. Two main visual features can convey information about the presence of conspecifics: body form and biological motion (BM). Given the role that oxytocin plays in social behavior regulation across vertebrates, particularly in the salience and reward values of social stimuli, we hypothesized that it may also be involved in the modulation of perceptual mechanisms for conspecific detection. Here, using videoplaybacks, we assessed the role of conspecific form and BM in zebrafish social affiliation, and how oxytocin regulates the perception of these cues. We demonstrated that while each visual cue is important for social attraction, BM promotes a higher fish engagement than the static conspecific form alone. Moreover, using a mutant line for one of the two oxytocin receptors, we show that oxytocin signaling is involved in the regulation of BM detection but not conspecific form recognition. In summary, our results indicate that, apart from oxytocin role in the regulation of social behaviors through its effect on higher-order cognitive mechanisms, it may regulate social behavior by modulating very basic perceptual mechanisms underlying the detection of socially-relevant cues.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Nunes, A. R.
Secondary author(s):
Carreira, L., Anbalagan, S., Blechman, J., Levkowitz, G., Oliveira, R. F.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Nunes, A. R., Carreira, L., Anbalagan, S., Blechman, J., Levkowitz, G., & Oliveira, R. F. (2020). Perceptual mechanisms of social affiliation in zebrafish. Scientific Reports, 10, 3642. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60154-8
2-year Impact Factor: 3.998|2019
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2020
Times cited: 0|2020-04-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Oxytocin / Zebrafish / Social cues

Perceptual mechanisms of social affiliation in zebrafish

Perceptual mechanisms of social affiliation in zebrafish

DocumentFinal report - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish2019

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
339 - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Duration: 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes
Institution(s): Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Nunes, A. R.
Keywords:
Social cognition / Social dominance / Oxytocin / Biological motion / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-339.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3018/grant-33914.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The recognition of living organisms in the environment is an elementary social cognitive ability, critical for survival. It is well known that the human visual system can detect the presence of an individual when looking at dozen of point lights placed on the main joints of a walking person. This early evidence has stimulated researchers over the years to investigate the perceptual mechanisms underlying biological motion detection. Even simple visual displays (e.g. moving geometric shapes) can originate high-level percepts of animacy, and this ability is conserved across species (e.g. chicken, medaka fish) and critical for filial attachment, detection of predators, and perception of social dominance.
We aimed to explore the mechanisms and neuromodulators that regulate biological motion perception.
We used zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism since, like humans, they rely on sensory cues, mainly visual cues, to recognize their conspecifics, in order to approach and interact with them. We used a video playback system to allow zebrafish to choose between different visual stimuli, differing in biological motion, conspecific shape or both, and quantified the time fish spent close to each stimulus as a measure of preference. Furthermore, we have used a zebrafish mutant line that exhibits oxytocin signalling impairment, to assess whether oxytocin contributes to the perception of these visual cues.
Our results demonstrated that both conspecific form and biological motion cues, either alone or together, promoted social attraction in zebrafish. Furthermore, we demonstrated an involvement of oxytocin in regulating biological motion detection.
In conclusion, our results suggest that oxytocin plays a role in basic perceptual mechanisms underlying the recognition of conspecifics.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Nunes, A. R.
Document type:
Final report
Reference:
Nunes, A. R. (2019). Final report - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish.
Keywords: Oxytocin / Perception / Biological motion / Social cognition

Final report - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish

Final report - Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish