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DocumentFinal report - Prática psicoterapêutica e aumento da percepção1999

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
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.
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
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-1994
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 7/1994
1994 Grants
Start date: 1994-12 - 1998-03
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Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1994-027
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/1994
027 - Prática psicoterapêutica e aumento da percepção
Duration: 1995-01 - 1998-03
Ana Paula Moita, António Martins da Costa, Manuel Domingos
Institution(s): Centro das Taipas, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Language: por
Moita, A.
Secondary author(s):
Costa, A., Domingos, M.
Number of reproductions:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Precognition / Telepathy / Clairvoyance

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1994-027.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/1994
Final report - Prática psicoterapêutica e aumento da percepção
Publication year: 1999
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
With this work we tried to evaluate a hypothetic increase of paranormal capacities (clairvoyance, telepathy and precognition) among psychotherapists considering that their clinical practice might be a kind of training for such capacities.
We also tried to find an association between such capacities and changes on brain electrical activity.
For this purpose a group of 23 psychotherapists was evaluated and compared with a control group. Both groups were evaluated for clairvoyance, telepathy and premonition.
Results seem to adjust to what should be expected if subjects answered randomly.
Subjects showed no consistent results in the different experimental tasks.
Results showed no significant difference between both groups in what concerns the parapsychologic phenomena under evaluation.
No important EEG changes were found.
No evidence was found suggesting that psychotherapeutic practice might be a valid training for telepathy, clairvoyance or premonition.
About 80% of subjects said having experienced or having been testimonies of some kind of paranormal occurrence.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
By permission
Moita, A.
Secondary author(s):
Costa, A., Domingos, M.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
Indexed document:
Keywords: Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Paranormal capacities / Psychotherapists

Relatório final

Relatório final