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DocumentReading faces: An experimental exploration of psychometry using photographs and names2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
027 - Anomalous /paranormal detection using psi-reading tests (Phase II): New parapsychological, psychological and neuropsychological exploration data through seven tests with selected/non-selected subjects
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Abstract/Results: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Author: Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
Reading faces: An experimental exploration of psychometry using photographs and names
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=293761145879812;res=IELHSS
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Psychometry describes a type of anomalous cognition which permits a psychic to experience such impressions using a physical object. A number of psychics have gained a reputation as psychic detectives using such things as photographs, a town map, or a piece of clothing. In fact, many people seem to have a high opinion of the abilities of psychics, but a person's face is an important source of information for identifying others, and conveys significant social information, probably due to its important role in the psychological processes involved in social interaction. The aim of the present study was to compare a group of ordinary people (non-psychics) with selfclaimed psychics in order to determine if participants were capable of distinguishing between living and dead people from photographs of same. The sample consisted of 169 participants divided into two groups: "psychics" (N = 74) and "non-psychics" (N = 95). No significant differences were found. Those participants who claimed to have psychometric ability (that is, were able to pick up impressions from an object by being in physical contact with it) neither obtained psi hitting, nor demonstrated greater variability in their psi hits. One possible interpretation would be that some of the participants in this group had difficulties with correctly interpreting the psi signal.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A., Argibay, J. (2008). Reading face: An experimental exploration of psychometry using photographs and names. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 8, 47-57.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychometry / Psychic / Non-psychics / Photographs / Token object / Anomalous detection

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DocumentPsychics vs. Non-Psychics in “Face-to-Face” and “Remote” Token-Object Reading Conditions2009

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
027 - Anomalous /paranormal detection using psi-reading tests (Phase II): New parapsychological, psychological and neuropsychological exploration data through seven tests with selected/non-selected subjects
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Abstract/Results: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Author: Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
Psychics vs. Non-Psychics in “Face-to-Face” and “Remote” Token-Object Reading Conditions
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=836912257590681;res=IELHSS
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Psychic reading is a method used to foretell the future of an individual. However, cold reading is a non-paranormal technique used by many self-claimed psychics and mediums to determine details about another person in order to convince them that the reader knows much more about a subject than he or she actually does. We wanted to explore some strategies for using and appraising the so-called "tokenobject" effect common in psychic reading. We planned to follow the design of our earlier research using a psychometry procedure with a sample of ordinary people (non-psychics) and a sample of self-claimed psychics. One of the aims of the study was to determine if the 'psychics' participants could give impressions while touching the objects of two sitters. The experiment was introduced to the participants by telling them that two different conditions, "face-to-face" and "remote" psychometry, were being undertaken using a physical object as psistimuli. The sample consisted of 83 participants. We concluded that those participants who claimed to have psychometry psi ability ("Psychic" group) showed greater psi hitting than "Non-Psychics" in both conditions ("remote" and "face-to-face"). Because face-to-face readings allow for sensory cues, no firm conclusion of "genuine" psi can be justified from such an experiment. Therefore we should treat this significant finding with caution.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A., Argibay, J. (2009). Psychics vs. Non-Psychics in “Face-to-Face” and “Remote” Token-Object Reading Conditions. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 9(1), 57-69.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Non-psychics / Psi / Psychic / Psychometry

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DocumentBrain blood flow during psychokinesis tasks - Biophysical and psychophysiological study on a psychic2008

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-2006-181
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2006
Title:
181 - Brain activity during psychokinetic task - Research with near infrared spectroscopy
Duration: 2007-02 - 2008-04
Researcher(s):
Mikio Yamamoto, Hideyuki Kokubo
Institution(s): Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute, Chiba (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
2 Journal of International Society of Life Information Science
Language: eng / jap
Author:
Yamamoto, M.
Secondary author(s):
Kokubo, H.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Psychokinesis (PK)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-181.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2006
Title:
Brain blood flow during psychokinesis tasks - Biophysical and psychophysiological study on a psychic
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.islis.a-iri.org/en/journalE/abst262E.htm
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The authors tested a famous Chinese psychic (female, 40 years old) during psychokinesis tasks “teleportation”. Targets were vitamin pills on an electric balance or in a bottle. The subject tried to teleport the pills in free style tests for 30-45 min. During the tasks, her brain blood flow was measured by functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and also respiration, electrodermal activity and photoplethysmograms were measured. Pill weights were measured with an analytical semi-micro balance every second at 0.01 mg accuracy. Video cameras, field RNGs, a thermograph, field IR sensors and an electrostatic voltmeter were set near the balance. The subject was given a profile questionnaire and 5 questionnaires on character traits such as Big Five test. The Uchida-Kraepelin Psychodiagnostic test was also done. Moreover, to allow comparison to other studies, the subject was given a facial recognition test using photos of a young Japanese woman's face as stimuli. No teleportation phenomena were observed. Brain blood flow increased at the subject’s right cerebral hemisphere during the tasks. Activated areas were similar to those during facial recognition tests. Only one of the field RNGs showed a significant deviation during the experimental period. Electrostatic voltmeter measurements suggested that the electric charge of her body was disturbed slightly during tasks. Based on her results of psychological tests, the subject’s personality was evaluated as ordinary, and not special.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng / jap
Author:
Kokubo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Yamamoto, M., Usui, T., Yoichi, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Kokubo, H., Yamamoto, M., Usui, T., & Yoichi, H. (2008). Brain blood flow during psychokinesis tasks - Biophysical and psychophysiological study on a psychic. Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, 26(2), 223-246.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Brain blood flow / Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) / Psychokinesis (PK) / Teleportation / Face recognition / Electrostatic / Personality / Uchida-Kraepelin test / Big Five test / Psychic

Brain blood flow during psychokinesis tasks - Biophysical and psychophysiological study on a psychic

Brain blood flow during psychokinesis tasks - Biophysical and psychophysiological study on a psychic

DocumentPsychophysiological study on a psychic during PK and facial recognition tasks2008

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-2006-181
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2006
Title:
181 - Brain activity during psychokinetic task - Research with near infrared spectroscopy
Duration: 2007-02 - 2008-04
Researcher(s):
Mikio Yamamoto, Hideyuki Kokubo
Institution(s): Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute, Chiba (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
2 Journal of International Society of Life Information Science
Language: eng / jap
Author:
Yamamoto, M.
Secondary author(s):
Kokubo, H.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Psychokinesis (PK)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-181.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2006
Title:
Psychophysiological study on a psychic during PK and facial recognition tasks
Publication year: 2008
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
jap
Author:
Kokubo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Usui, T., Yamamoto, M., Yoichi, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Kokubo, H., Usui, T., Yamamoto, M., & Yoichi, H. (2008). Psychophysiological study on a psychic during PK and facial recognition tasks. Japanese Journal of Parapsychology, 13, 18-27. [in Japanese]
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Brain blood flow / Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) / Psychokinesis (PK) / Face recognition / Personality / Uchida-Kraepelin test / Big Five test / Psychic

DocumentThe relationship between belief in extraterrestrial life, ufo-related beliefs and paranormal belief2010

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-200
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2008
Title:
200 - The Effect of Paranormal Belief and Cognitive-Perceptual Factors on Mnemonic Performance: An Experimental Investigation
Duration: 2009-08 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Neil Andrew Dagnall, Andrew Parker, Gary Munley
Institution(s): The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Research Institute of Health and Social Change, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, Division of Psychology and Social Change, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Dagnall, N.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Munley, G.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Paranormal belief / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-200.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2008
Title:
The relationship between belief in extraterrestrial life, ufo-related beliefs and paranormal belief
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/48647275/relationship-between-belief-extra-terrestrial-life-ufo-related-beliefs-paranormal-belief
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The relationship between belief in extra-terrestrial life, UFO-related beliefs and paranormal belief was investigated. Data were collected via paper-and-pencil and online versions of the measures. Both data collection methods produced similar results and revealed that UFO-related beliefs were more highly correlated with paranormal beliefs than belief in extra-terrestrial life. Partial correlation control- ling for the overlap between belief in extra-terrestrial life and UFO-related beliefs found moderate positive correlations between UFO-related beliefs and paranormal beliefs, and weak negative correlations between belief in extra-terrestrial life and paranormal beliefs. These findings clearly indicated that only the more extreme UFO-related beliefs were associated with paranormal belief.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2006-110.06
Author: Dagnall, N.
Secondary author(s):
Munley, G., Parker, A., Drinkwater, K.
Document type:
Article-d
Reference:
Dagnall, N., Parker, A., Munley, G., & Drinkwater, K. (2010). The relationship between belief in extra-terrestrial life, UFOs-related beliefs and paranormal belief. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 74.1(898), 1-14.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Extraterrestrial beings / Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) / Psychological aspects / Extraterrestrial life / Human-alien encounters / Parapsychology / Belief & doubt / Curiosities & wonders / Psychic / Spirituality

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DocumentExperimental investigation of a psi training program2010

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-2006-174
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2006
Title:
174 - Experimental investigation of a Psi training program
Duration: 2007-05 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Marilyn Schlitz, Dean Radin, Cassandra Vieten, Colin Cherot
Institution(s): Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schlitz, M.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D., Vieten, C., Cherot, C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Remote staring/being stared at / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Intuition / Paranormal belief

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-174.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2006
Title:
Experimental investigation of a psi training program
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
1) Test the claim that transformative practices may lead to enhanced intuitive experiences. 2) Develop a well-controlled experimental design for the “feeling of being stared at” paradigm that can be adapted to naturalistic settings, using the internet as a medium for carrying live video images.
METHODS:
We tested sixteen people who had been practicing the Transcendental Meditation TM-Sidhi technique for a minimum of 10 years, and 16 adult non-meditators. One person is a sender (S) and one a receiver (R).
S viewed a screen showing a live video streaming image of the distant Receiver during sending periods, and during no-sending periods, S viewed a randomly selected static picture from a pool of pre-selected neutral photographs.
R viewed a web page that informs R that a trial is in progress, but does not indicate whether the distant sender was viewing their image or not. R is asked “Are you being stared at?”
Five seconds after each trial began, R saw a count-down timer and had 15 seconds to respond “yes” or “no.” If no response was received within 15 seconds, the trial was recorded as a pass. If R did respond, feedback was provided indicating that the response was correct or incorrect. S also saw this feedback. The assignment of staring vs. nonstaring conditions per trial was determined by a random process.
RESULTS:
The two groups showed no differences in self-rated ability to perceive someone staring at them, in how well they thought they would do in the test, or in self-assessed psychic abilities. However, the non-meditator group reported having had the feeling of being stared at significantly more than the meditators.
Overall the control group performed slightly, but non-significantly better than the meditation group. On average the meditation group performed closely to chance expectation over the entire sequence of 100 trials, but the control group progressively improved.
Meditators reported higher levels of self-transcendence than non-meditators. Contrary to prediction, meditators reported higher levels of stress than the controls.
CONCLUSION:
Overall, this study did not show that attention training, in this case specifically meaning the technique known as the TM-Sidhis, would improve performance on a “feeling of being stared at” task.
The TM group’s self-transcendence scores were significantly higher than the control groups, but contrary to prediction, their perceived stress scores were not lower.
The most consistent finding in this experiment was the sheep-goat effect: Participants’ expectations and beliefs was the best predictor of their actual performance.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schlitz, M.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D., Vieten, C., Cherot, C.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Schlitz, M., Radin, D., Vieten, C., & Cherot, C. (2010). Experimental investigation of a psi training program. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 246). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Attention / Intuition / Transformation / Psychic

Experimental investigation of a psi training program

Experimental investigation of a psi training program

DocumentBrain Activity During PK and Facial Recognition Tasks – Research with near Infrared Spectroscopy2010

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-096
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2008
Title:
096 - Brain Activity During PK and Facial Recognition Tasks – Research with near Infrared Spectroscopy
Duration: 2009-03 - 2011-01
Researcher(s):
Mikio Yamamoto, Hideyuki Kokubo
Institution(s): Bio-Emission Laboratory, International Research Institute (IRI), Chiba (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Copies of ISLIS (International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS) Journal
Language: eng
Author:
Yamamoto, M.
Secondary author(s):
Kokubo, H.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-096.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2008
Title:
Brain Activity During PK and Facial Recognition Tasks – Research with near Infrared Spectroscopy
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The authors tested a famous Chinese psychic (female, 40 years old) during psychokinesis tasks “teleportation”. Targets were vitamin pills on an electric balance or in a bottle. The subject tried to teleport the pills in free style tests for 30-45 min. During the tasks, her brain blood flow was measured by functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and also respiration, electrodermal activity and photoplethysmograms were measured. Pill weights were measured with an analytical semi-micro balance every second at 0.01 mg accuracy. Video cameras, field RNGs, a thermograph, field IR sensors and an electrostatic voltmeter were set near the balance. The subject was given a profile questionnaire and 5 questionnaires on character traits such as Big Five test. The Uchida-Kraepelin Psychodiagnostic test was also done. Moreover, to allow comparison to other studies, the subject was given a facial recognition test using photos of a young Japanese woman's face as stimuli. No teleportation phenomena were observed. Brain blood flow increased at the subject’s right cerebral hemisphere during the tasks. Activated areas were similar to those during facial recognition tests. Only one of the field RNGs showed a significant deviation during the experimental period. Electrostatic voltmeter measurements suggested that the electric charge of her body was disturbed slightly during tasks. Based on her results of psychological tests, the subject’s personality was evaluated as ordinary, and not special.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Yamamoto, M.
Secondary author(s):
Kokubo, H.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Yamamoto, M., & Kokubo, H. (2010). Brain Activity During PK and Facial Recognition Tasks – Research with near Infrared Spectroscopy. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 253). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Brain blood flow / Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) / Psychokinesis (PK) / Teleportation / Face recognition / Electrostatic / Personality / Uchida-Kraepelin test / Big five test / Psychic

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DocumentIndividual, perceptual and psychological differences between psi-tested self-claimed psychics and non-psychics2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
027 - Anomalous /paranormal detection using psi-reading tests (Phase II): New parapsychological, psychological and neuropsychological exploration data through seven tests with selected/non-selected subjects
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Abstract/Results: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Author: Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027.16
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
Individual, perceptual and psychological differences between psi-tested self-claimed psychics and non-psychics
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;res=IELHSS;dn=099628941543192
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The specific aim of the present study was to find psychological differences between psychic and non-psychics. Specifically, we hypothesized that the self-claimed psychics score higher than non-psychics on the following four dimensions: (1) Individual Differences (i.e., neuroticism, extroversion, psychoticism, cognitive and emotional empathy, and defense style); (2) Psychopathology (i.e., healthy and negative schizotypy, dissociation, hallucinations and abnormal perceptions, magical ideation and perceptual aberration); (3) Boundaries (i.e., transliminality and boundary 'thinness'); and (4) Perception (i.e., perceptual cognition and imagery, and sensationseeking). The database used in this paper was originally collected as part of a project that investigated the so-called token-object effect (Parra & Argibay, 2013a, 2013b). Two categorization procedures were performed in order to split the sample into (1) Psychic/high-psi-scorers (n = 48) and (2) Non-psychic/low-psi-scorers (n = 44). Psychic/high-psiscorers scored higher than non-psychic/low-psi-scorers on Extroversion, and they scored lower on Neuroticism and Psychoticism, which confirm previous findings. Other results showed that psychic/high-psi-scorers tended to have 'thinner' boundaries, and they reported more unusual/psychic experiences, than non-psychic/low-psiscorers. The two groups, however, did not differ on schizotypy or dissociation. Generally speaking, the typical psychic in our study (similar to the one described by Eysenck) is 'sanguine', tends to be lively, sociable, carefree, talkative, pleasure-seeking, optimistic, and leadership-oriented.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J.C. (2016). Individual, perceptual and psychological differences between psi-tested self-claimed psychics and non-psychics. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 16(1), 63-84.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychic

DocumentThe boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
027 - Anomalous /paranormal detection using psi-reading tests (Phase II): New parapsychological, psychological and neuropsychological exploration data through seven tests with selected/non-selected subjects
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Abstract/Results: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Author: Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027.17
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
The boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics
Publication year: 2016
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2016). The boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 80.1, 12-23.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Psychic

DocumentDissociation, absorption, fantasy proneness and sensation-seeking in psychic claimants2012

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
027 - Anomalous /paranormal detection using psi-reading tests (Phase II): New parapsychological, psychological and neuropsychological exploration data through seven tests with selected/non-selected subjects
Duration: 2003-03 - 2005-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Abstract/Results: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Author: Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychometry / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-027.24
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2002
Title:
Dissociation, absorption, fantasy proneness and sensation-seeking in psychic claimants
Publication year: 2012
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Building on evidence to suggest that strong believers in and experients of paranormal phenomena tend to be fantasy-prone individuals, we hypothesized that individuals who claimed paranormal /anomalous abilities would also score higher
on dissociation, absorption and sensation-seeking than individuals who did not claim paranormal /anomalous experiences. One hundred and thirty-two participants were recruited by media advertisements and a mailing list. The participants
completed questionnaires and interviews during two-hour workshops, organized free of charge at the Institute of Paranormal Psychology (IPP) in Buenos Aires. When comparing persons who claimed to be psychics and those who did not, the ‘psychic’ group (N = 40) had significantly higher scores on Dissociation, Absorption and Fantasy Proneness than did the ‘non-psychic’ group (N = 40). The hypotheses were supported in that the psychic group did have significantly higher scores on the Dissociation (t [78] = 21.12, p = 0.01, d = 0.65), Absorption (t [78] = 17.81, p < 0.001, d = 1.09) and Fantasy Proneness (t [78] = 12.77, p = 0.01, d = 0.72) scales than did the non-psychics. However, scores on the Sensation-Seeking scale were not significantly different; indeed, the non-psychic group scored slightly higher, contrary to prediction. We also found some gender differences, with male psychics having significantly higher mean scores than female psychics on measures of Dissociation and Fantasy Proneness, and suggestively higher scores on Absorption and Sensation-Seeking. We suggest that these variables are taken into account when recruiting and screening participants for future studies of ESP.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2012). Dissociation, absorption, fantasy proneness and sensation-seeking in psychic claimants. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 76.4(909), 193-203.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychic

DocumentDevelopment of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums2016

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-2014-372
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
372 - Development and implementation of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums
Duration: 2015-07 - 2018-06
Researcher(s):
Julie Beischel, Chad Mosher, Mark Boccuzzi
Institution(s): Windbridge Institute, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Mosher, C., Bódizs, R.
Keywords:
Mediumship / Survey / Questionnaire / Computerized text analysis / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-372.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Development of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/67/2016_pa-sse_convention_abstracts_of_presented_papers.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mediumship research at the Windbridge Institute includes a three-tiered approach to investigations of secular, American mediums. The Information, Operation, and Application research programs examine (i) the accuracy of the information mediums report; (ii) the mediums’ phenomenology, physiology, and psychology, and (iii) the potential social applications of mediumship readings, respectively. As part of the Operation research program, the current study develops and employs web-based surveys in order to gather novel data potentially identifying of unique demographic, cognitive, psychological, physiological, familial, cultural, and phenomenological characteristics of self-identifying mediums in the US. Surveys regarding anomalous experiences and beliefs have regularly been an important research methodology in parapsychology and associated psychological, sociological, etc., fields. The findings from previous survey research with mediums can only be generalized to the specific, organized, belief system- and geographically-associated populations under examination. The subset of American mediums not associated with any formal national organization and who hold no organized belief system may potentially serve as the majority in the US but have not, to our knowledge, been specifically assessed using instruments designed to gather information about their general demographics and other characteristics. The study consists of two parts. In Part 1, responses to standardized questionnaires are collected from both medium and non-medium US Internet users. Basic sociodemographic data as well as information about respondents’ major personality characteristics; psychological well-being; compassion; spiritual experiences; fear of death; and childhood abuse and trauma is collected using previously published standardized surveys. In addition, questionnaires were created to assess physical health; end-of-life and after death communication experiences; and awareness and experience of psi-related phenomena. In Part 2, the mediums who participated in Part 1 are invited to complete additional survey materials requesting specific information about their mediumistic experiences. That survey includes open-ended and forced choice elements assessing aspects of the respondents’ history, practices, and experiences. Part 2 also includes open-ended items inquiring about experiences during communication with the deceased. This text collected describing the mediums’ phenomenology in their own words will be analyzed using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) text analysis software which calculates the degree to which 80 different psychologically meaningful categories of words including positive/negative emotions, self-references, causal words, attentional focus, emotionality, social relationship including honesty and deception, and thinking styles are used in a given text. Findings from this study will elucidate potentially unique characteristics of secular American mediums not heretofore examined. The study will also provide the groundwork for more detailed hypotheses and further studies of more specific aspects of mediumship in this growing population; this may include future studies of the potential psychological, biological, and/or neurophysiological correlates of the mediumistic experience.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Beischel, J. (2016). Development of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums. Abstracts of Presented Papers of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration and 59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association Joint Meeting: Accessing the Exceptional, Experiencing the Extraordinary (pp. 13-14). Boulder, Colorado.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Survey / Medium / Psychic / Computerized text analysis software / Qualitative

Development of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums

Development of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums

DocumentQuantitative and qualitative analyses of mediumistic and psychic experiences2017

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-2014-372
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
372 - Development and implementation of a comprehensive survey of secular American mediums
Duration: 2015-07 - 2018-06
Researcher(s):
Julie Beischel, Chad Mosher, Mark Boccuzzi
Institution(s): Windbridge Institute, Tucson (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Mosher, C., Bódizs, R.
Keywords:
Mediumship / Survey / Questionnaire / Computerized text analysis / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-372.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Quantitative and qualitative analyses of mediumistic and psychic experiences
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://tjics.org/index.php/TJICS/article/view/17
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mediums are individuals who report experiencing regular communication with the deceased; the phenomenon of mediumship has been reported in cultures all over the world since time immemorial. The current study examined similarities and differences in the reported experiences of secular American mediums (those not associated with any formal religious organization) during mediumship readings involving communication with the deceased and during psychic readings for/about the living. Participant responses to two counter-balanced, open-ended online survey items were quantitatively analyzed using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) text analysis software and qualitatively analyzed using a content analysis methodology. Participants included 113 self-identified mediums and 14 Windbridge Certified Research Mediums; over 90% were white females; their average age was 54.2 ± 9.6 years; 97% reported being able to distinguish between mediumistic and psychic experiences; and 122 provided complete survey responses. Statistically significant differences between descriptions of mediumistic and psychic experiences were seen regarding the proportion of words included in the LIWC categories of: social processes (11.76% ± 5.8% vs. 9.93% ± 5.64%, p=0.004); perceptual processes (6.63% ± 4.31% vs. 4.81% ± 3.81%, p<0.001); ingestion (0.23% ± 0.57% vs. 0.05% ± 0.20%, p<0.001); past-focused time orientation (3.09% ± 3.23% vs. 2.06% ± 3.19%, p=0.001); religion (0.90% ± 0.11% vs. 0.34% ± 0.09%, p<0.001); and insight (5.06% ± 2.97% vs. 6.48% ± 4.30%, p=0.002). The proportion of words describing positive and negative emotions, present-focused and future-focused time orientation, health, and money were not different. Qualitative content analysis found three overarching, summative themes regarding mediumistic communication: preparation, communication triangulated, and experience of the communication. Four overarching, summative themes emerged from the text regarding psychic readings for the living: establishing the connection, experiencing the connection, content of the reading, and psychic information flowing from various sources. Perhaps most interesting is the finding that experiences of psychic connections during readings for the living included “non-specific discarnates” as a source of information; this strongly calls into question theoretical frameworks that posit separating mediums’ experiences into categories that do and do not involve communication with the deceased as well as the continued use of terminology reflecting such a separation.
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Beischel, J.
Secondary author(s):
Mosher, C., Boccuzzi, M.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Beischel, J., Mosher, C., & Boccuzzi, M. (2017). Quantitative and qualitative analyses of mediumistic and psychic experiences. Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, 1(2), 51–91.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Medium / Psychic / Text analysis software / LIWC / Content analysis / Pluralism

Quantitative and qualitative analyses of mediumistic and psychic experiences

Quantitative and qualitative analyses of mediumistic and psychic experiences

DocumentThe boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics2016

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-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.13
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
The boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-15700-002
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Personality differences between those reporting psi experiences and those reporting psi abilities have been insufficiently explored, although a number of studies have noted ‘sensitivity’ and ‘flexibility’ as characterizing psychic claimants. The present study aims to investigate differences between psychic claimants and non-psychics on their experience of hallucinations and abnormal perceptions and the ‘boundary’ construct. Participants were split between psychic and non-psychic groups, with the former having reported psychic abilities such as paranormal/anomalous feelings or impressions of being at unknown places and aura vision. Psychics (n = 87) and non-psychic (n = 112) completed the Cardiff Anomalous Perception Scale, the Revised Transliminality Scale and the Boundary Questionnaire (in addition, a scale to evaluate their psychic abilities). The psychics group scored higher on Anomalous Perception (measured by CAPS) and ‘thin’ boundary than non-psychics, but lower on Transliminality. In addition, Anomalous Experiences was the best predictor for psychic group membership (ß = .073; p = .031) and secondly ‘thin’ boundaries. Psychic claimants would be likely candidates with whom to test Hartmann’s ‘continuity hypothesis’ because of their familiarity with their own alterations in consciousness and their functioning toward the thin-boundaried end of the continuum.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2016). The boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 80(1), 13–23.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Personality traits / Psychic / Hallucinations

DocumentMental health and mediumship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis2019

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-2016-039
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
039 - Considering voice hearing by psychic practitioners: A qualitative pluralistic investigation of mental health and well-being
Duration: 2017-05 - 2020-06
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray
Institution(s): Division of Health Research, Lancaster University (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Murray, C.
Keywords:
Voice hearing / Qualitative / Psychics / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-039.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Mental health and mediumship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13674676.2019.1606186?journalCode=cmhr20
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
There is a lack of research examining the mental health of practicing mediums, yet the nature of mediumship work inherently presents a number of challenges to the mental health of practitioners. In this study, we aimed to gain an understanding of how mediums experience their mental health in relation to their mediumistic practice and how they recognise and respond to psychological difficulties experienced by their clients. Fourteen mediums from the North West of England took part in one-to-one interviews, which were transcribed and subject to interpretative phenomenological analysis. Four themes were identified: from past traumas to mediumistic identity; spirit makes sense, mental illness is chaos; being resilient but vulnerable; and ethical mediumistic practice. The research highlights the value of not dismissing or attempting to change appraisals of valued aspects of mediums’ anomalous experiences. However, the findings do indicate that support for exposure to clients’ difficulties might be helpful.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D. J.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, J., Doherty, P., Murray, C. D.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Wilde, D. J., Murray, J., Doherty, P., & Murray, C. D. (2019). Mental health and mediumship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 22(3), 261-278, doi: 10.1080/13674676.2019.1606186
Times cited: 0|2020-07-30
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experience / Bereavement / Hearing voices / Medium / Qualitative / Psychic / Trauma