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DocumentLa experiencia alucinatoria: El continuo de experiencias en individuos normales y psicóticos2007

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-051
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
051 - Hallucination Experience and PSI: A psychological, psychopathological, psychophysiological and transcultural approach
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Alejandro Parra, Luis Santiago Espinoza Paul
Institution(s): Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Facultad de Psicologia, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Conference proceedings (7th Psi Meeting)
Language: eng
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Espinoza Paul, L.
Number of reproductions:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hallucinations / Personality factors / Anomalous cognition/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-051.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
La experiencia alucinatoria: El continuo de experiencias en individuos normales y psicóticos
Publication year: 2007
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recent years has seen an increasing interest in hallucinations, including investigations of its prevalence in nonclinical populations. This study, investigated the multidimensionality of hallucinations in nonclinical participants. Compared nonclinical participants and schizophrenic patients. Both samples of 655 university students and 26 psychiatric inpatients were recruited to take part in this study, who were not paid for their collaboration. The Hallucination Experiences Questionnaire (HEQ) (38-short descriptions rated on a 0-5 scale; Cronbach's alpha = 0.93) was used, which includes in its assessment of the predisposition to haliucinate six sensory modalities. Results revealed a number of differences between groups in terms of the characteristics and prevalence of their hallucinations. However, both groups were similar in terms of the different forms the voices took experienced their voices as both negative and positive. An alternative, dimensional approach assumes that schizophrenia is not a discrete illness entity, but that psychotic symptoms differ in quantitative ways from normal experíences and behaviours.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Parra, A.
Document type:
Number of reproductions:
Parra, A. (2007). La experiencia alucinatoria: El continuo de experiencias en individuos normales y psicóticos. Acta Psiquiátrica y Psicológica de América Latina, 53(4), 244-256.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Hallucinations / Hallucinatory experiences / Questionnaire / Dimensional approach / Schizophrenia / Quantitative ways

La experiencia alucinatoria: El continuo de experiencias en individuos normales y psicóticos

La experiencia alucinatoria: El continuo de experiencias en individuos normales y psicóticos