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DocumentFinal report - A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy2000

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-1998
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 11/1998
Title:
1998 Grants
Start date: 1999-01 - 2005-12
Dimension/support:
11 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-034
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/1998
Title:
034 - A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy
Duration: 1999-01 - 2000-09
Researcher(s):
Edwin May, Richard Broughton, Robert Bourgeois, Laura Faith
Institution(s): Laboratories for Fundamental Research, Cognitive Science Laboratory, Palo Alto (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
The remaining documentation, specifically the progress report and the final report are included in the file 32/98 of the same main researcher
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1998-32
Author: May, E.
Secondary author(s):
Broughton, R., Bourgeois, R., Faith, L. V.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-034.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/1998
Title:
Final report - A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy
Publication year: 2000
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1081784370bolsa3298.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
The main expectation of this experiment was to explore the binary random number generator hit rate region above 60%. Given the strong and stable correlation of AC with the gradient of Shannon entropy and given the evidence that RNG results arise from AC rather than some force-like interaction, we thought that high gradient binary sequences would be “easier” to obtain in a psi-mediated selection task.
Fourteen subjects participated in formal trials in this study and contributed a total of approximately 4,600 individual trials of 200 binary bits each. We found that the selection of high entropy sequences was no more likely than for low entropy sequences. Thus the initial hypothesis was not confirmed.
However, this experiment indicated an exciting path for a future experiment. In the AC studies that do show a correlation with the gradient of Shannon entropy, the main feature is that feedback to the subject also has the gradient information embedded in the display. We noticed, too late for the experiment, that the feedback of even high gradient sequences was a display who’s visual gradient was always quite low. That is a “wiggly” line graph has low visual display gradient regardless of the gradient of the underlying driving sequence. If individuals make psi-like decisions on the bases of the gradient they experience, then we would expect the observed null result.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (located on the file 32/98)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1998-32.01
Author: May, E.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Random number generator / Shannon entropy

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DocumentA random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy2001

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-1998
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 11/1998
Title:
1998 Grants
Start date: 1999-01 - 2005-12
Dimension/support:
11 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-034
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/1998
Title:
034 - A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy
Duration: 1999-01 - 2000-09
Researcher(s):
Edwin May, Richard Broughton, Robert Bourgeois, Laura Faith
Institution(s): Laboratories for Fundamental Research, Cognitive Science Laboratory, Palo Alto (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
The remaining documentation, specifically the progress report and the final report are included in the file 32/98 of the same main researcher
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1998-32
Author: May, E.
Secondary author(s):
Broughton, R., Bourgeois, R., Faith, L. V.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-034.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/1998
Title:
A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy
Publication year: 2001
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/3%C2%BA_simposio.a109.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
May, E.
Secondary author(s):
Faith, L. V.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
May, E., & Faith, L. V. (2001). A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyong the brain. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 419). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Random number generator / Shannon entropy

A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy

A random number generator test of the Gradient of Shannon Entropy

DocumentHigh hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback2002

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-021
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2000
Title:
021 - High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of Shannon entropy feedback
Duration: 2001-01 - 2003-02
Researcher(s):
Edwin May, Dean Radin
Institution(s): Laboratories for Fundamental Research, Palo Alto (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
May, E.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Superior psi ability

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-021.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2000
Title:
High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/4%C2%BA_simposio.a110.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
May, E.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
May, E. (2002). High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 436). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition / Random number generator / Shannon entropy

High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback

High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback

DocumentHigh hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback2004

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-021
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2000
Title:
021 - High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of Shannon entropy feedback
Duration: 2001-01 - 2003-02
Researcher(s):
Edwin May, Dean Radin
Institution(s): Laboratories for Fundamental Research, Palo Alto (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
May, E.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Superior psi ability

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-021.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2000
Title:
High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback
Publication year: 2004
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/5%C2%BA_simposio.a111.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The five senses of which we are most familiar share at least one common property: they are more sensitive to changes then they are to the steady state at their sensory “front ends.” For example, we can see a blinking faint light more easily than the same intensity of a steady light. If Rhine were correct when he coined the term Extrasensory Perception, at least with the sensory part, then there must be some “thing” that correlates with anomalous cognition (a.k.a., remote viewing) more when it is changing then when it is not. Based upon a number of remote viewing trials against energetic targets during the US Government funded program, it was suggested that the “thing” was entropy. To date, there have been five separate
experiments each of which demonstrated that the quality of anomalous cognition correlates significantly with the gradient of Shannon entropy of the photographic target and not with the entropy itself.
The combined correlation is 0.294 with a 95% confidence interval of [0.127, 0.363]. This result is highly suggestive of a sensory system. Decision Augmentation Theory applied to the random number generator database has demonstrated that the RNG results are best described by an application of anomalous cognition rather than psychokinesis. So in an earlier BIAL Foundation funded study, we attempted to manipulated pseudo random sequences by varying their inherent entropic gradients to very high values. We expected to show a strong correlation of hitting in accordance with the anomalous cognition results shown above. This study failed to demonstrate the expected correlation. It turned out that the feedback displays were insensitive to the entropic gradients of the underlying sequences. In the study reported here, we corrected this oversight; that is, the entropic gradient of the feedback displays in a pseudo random number
generator exactly matched that of the driving sequence. Surprisingly, this approach also failed to demonstrate the expected correlation. We will discuss this finding and explore its implication.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
May, E.
Secondary author(s):
Radin, D.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
May, E., & Radin, D. (2004). High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 296-297). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Anomalous cognition / Random number generator / Shannon entropy

High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback

High hit-rate random number generator experiment with high gradient of shannon entropy feedback

DocumentAssessing the evidence for mind-matter interaction effects2006

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-104
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
104 - Is psi a type of knowledge?
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-11
Researcher(s):
Dean Radin, Edwin May
Institution(s): Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
May, E.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Intuition / Psychokinesis (PK) / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-104.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Assessing the evidence for mind-matter interaction effects
Publication year: 2006
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Experiments suggesting the existence of mind-matter interaction (MMI) effects on the outputs of random number generators (RNG) have been criticized based on the questionable assumption that MMI effects operate uniformly on each random bit, independent of the number of bits used per sample, the rate at which bits are generated, or the psychological conditions of the task. This "influence-per-bit" assumption invariably leads to the conclusion that the significant cumulative results of these experiments, as demonstrated in meta-analyses, are due not to MMI effects but rather to publication biases. We discuss why this assumption is doubtful, and why publication bias and other common criticisms of MMI-RNG studies are implausible.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
Nelson, R. D., Dobyns, Y., Houtkooper, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Radin, D., Nelson, R. D., Dobyns, Y., & Houtkooper, J. (2006). Assessing the evidence for mind-matter interaction effects. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 20(3), 361-374.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Meta-analysis / Random number generator / Mind-matter interaction critiques

Assessing the evidence for mind-matter interaction effects

Assessing the evidence for mind-matter interaction effects

DocumentExperiments testing models of mind-matter interaction2006

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-104
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
104 - Is psi a type of knowledge?
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-11
Researcher(s):
Dean Radin, Edwin May
Institution(s): Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
May, E.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Intuition / Psychokinesis (PK) / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-104.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Experiments testing models of mind-matter interaction
Publication year: 2006
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Three models of mind-matter interaction (MMI) in random number generators (RNGs) were tested. One model assumes that MMI is a forward-time causal influence, a second assumes that MMI is due to present-time exploitation of precognitive information, and a third assumes that MMI is a retrocausal influence.
A pilot test and a planned replication study provided significant evidence for MMI, allowing the models to be tested. The outcomes suggest that MMI effects on RNGs are better accounted for by a backwards-in-time rather than a forward-in-time process. Whether this finding will generalize to other experimental designs and MMI phenomena is unknown, but it raises the possibility that teleological pulls from the future may sometimes influence present-time decisions and events. This raises questions about commonly usednscientific methodologies and assumptions.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Radin, D. I. (2006). Experiments testing models of mind-matter interaction. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 20(3), 375-401.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Mind-matter interaction / Random number generator / Model / Retrocausality

Experiments testing models of mind-matter interaction

Experiments testing models of mind-matter interaction

DocumentReexamining psychokinesis2006

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-104
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
104 - Is psi a type of knowledge?
Duration: 2005-01 - 2006-11
Researcher(s):
Dean Radin, Edwin May
Institution(s): Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
May, E.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Intuition / Psychokinesis (PK) / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-104.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Reexamining psychokinesis
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/bul/132/4/529/
Abstract/Results: H. Bösch, F. Steinkamp, and E. Boller's (see record 2006-08436-001) review of the evidence for psychokinesis confirms many of the authors' earlier findings. The authors agree with Bösch et al. that existing studies provide statistical evidence for psychokinesis, that the evidence is generally of high methodological quality, and that effect sizes are distributed heterogeneously. Bösch et al. postulated the heterogeneity is attributable to selective reporting and thus that psychokinesis is "not proven." However, Bösch et al. assumed that effect size is entirely independent of sample size. For these experiments, this assumption is incorrect; it also guarantees heterogeneity. The authors maintain that selective reporting is an implausible explanation for the observed data and hence that these studies provide evidence for a genuine psychokinetic effect.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Notes:
meta-analysis; parapsychology; psychokinesis; random number generator
Author: Radin, D.
Secondary author(s):
Nelson, R. D., Dobyns, Y., Houtkooper, J.
Document type:
Editorial material
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Radin, D. I., Nelson, R. D., Dobyns, Y., & Houtkooper, J. (2006). Reexamining psychokinesis. [Peer commentary on the paper "Examining psychokinesis: The interaction of human intention with random number generators -A meta-analysis"by H. Bösch, F. Steinkamp, & E. Boller]. Psychological Bulletin, 132(4), 529-532. doi: 10.1037/0033-2909.132.4.529
2-year Impact Factor: 12.725|2006
Times cited: 19|2021-05-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Meta-analysis / Random number generator

DocumentThe effects of strategy (‘willing’ versus absorption) and feedback (immediate versus delayed) on PK performance2006

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-2002-066
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
066 - Considering the sender in ostensible ganzfeld ESP studies to be a PK source
Duration: 2003-01 - 2005-03
Researcher(s):
Chris Roe, Nicola Holt
Institution(s): University College Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Roe, C. A.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Psychokinesis (PK) / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-066.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
The effects of strategy (‘willing’ versus absorption) and feedback (immediate versus delayed) on PK performance
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/26531644/effects-strategy-willing-versus-absorption-feedback-immediate-versus-delayed-performance-pk-task
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In recent work to evaluate the sender's role in successful ganzfeld GESP experiments, we have used a random number generator (RNG) as a ?virtual receiver? in a ganzfeld-like experiment. During the sending period, statements are ?selected? from a pool of items to give an ?ENG mentation? to be used by an independent judge. After early success in demonstrating the basic effect, later work has explored the effects of the lability of the target selection method (random number table, pseudorandom process, and live RNG) and of the participant (high, intermediate, or low, based on a composite measure) and found a predicted interaction effect between these factors. The present study was designed to confirm that finding and extend it by exploring a putative interaction effect between sending strategy (active/willing versus passive/absorbed) and feedback type (delayed versus immediate). Forty participants generated virtual readings consisting of 24 statements, 8 from each of the 3 selection methods. A significant interaction was found between target lability and sender lability, replicating our earlier effect. Although the interaction effect between sending strategy and feedback type was nonsignificant, a predicted significant effect of feedback for participants in the willing strategy condition was found.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roe, C. A.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roe, C. A., & Holt, N. (2006). The effects of strategy (‘willing’ versus absorption) and feedback (immediate versus delayed) on PK performance. Journal of Parapsychology, 70(1), 69-90.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.107|2006
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Parapsychology / Random number generator / Psychic games / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Interpersonal relations / Psychic aspects / Feedback

DocumentThe sender as a PK agent in ESP studies: The Effects of agent and target system lability upon performance at a novel PK task2006

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-2002-066
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
066 - Considering the sender in ostensible ganzfeld ESP studies to be a PK source
Duration: 2003-01 - 2005-03
Researcher(s):
Chris Roe, Nicola Holt
Institution(s): University College Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Roe, C. A.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Psychokinesis (PK) / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-066.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
The sender as a PK agent in ESP studies: The Effects of agent and target system lability upon performance at a novel PK task
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.questia.com/library/1G1-168586749/the-sender-as-a-pk-agent-in-esp-studies-the-effects#articleDetails
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
It is not straightforward to determine whether a sender makes an active contribution to the success of ESP experiments. Although there does seem to be a subtle advantage for telepathy experiments over equivalent clairvoyant studies (see, e.g., Honorton, 1995; Ullman & Krippner, 1973), this might be explicable in simple psychological terms, such as the sharing of responsibility for failures (and successes) at a psi task and the calming effects of having a friend accompany one to an unusual and potentially anxiety provoking situation (Morris, Dalton, Delanoy & Watt, 1995). In earlier papers we described a novel method that promised to provide a more direct assessment of any sender contribution (Roe & Holt, 2005; Roe, Holt, & Simmonds, 2003) by introducing a "virtual receiver" in the form of a random number generator (RNG). The output of the RNG was associated with a collection of 768 statements that had been coined to describe the clips in the target pool. During the normal sending period the RNG was continually sampled and a "virtual mentation" was produced that consisted of the 20 statements corresponding to the numbers that had been selected most often. Independent judges then used the virtual mentations to rank order four video clips (the target clip and three decoys) in much the same way as the receiver typically does in a conventional free-response ESP study. The participants did not see the virtual mentation at any point.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
This document is the Appendix 3 of the Final report (previous version of published article)
Author: Holt, N.
Secondary author(s):
Roe, C. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Holt, N., & Roe, C. A. (2006). The sender as a PK agent in ESP studies: The Effects of agent and target system lability upon performance at a novel PK task. Journal of Parapsychology, 70(1), 49-67.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.107|2006
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) experiments / Random number generator / Virtual mentation / Telepathy

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DocumentA further consideration of the sender as a PK agent in ganzfeld ESP studies2005

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-2002-066
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
066 - Considering the sender in ostensible ganzfeld ESP studies to be a PK source
Duration: 2003-01 - 2005-03
Researcher(s):
Chris Roe, Nicola Holt
Institution(s): University College Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Roe, C. A.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Psychokinesis (PK) / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-066.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
A further consideration of the sender as a PK agent in ganzfeld ESP studies
Publication year: 2005
URL:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/21889654/further-consideration-sender-as-pk-agent-ganzfeld-esp-studies
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In this study we were concerned to evaluate whether the sender plays any active role in successful ganzfeld GESP experiments by comparing sender and no-sender conditions. In a replication of Roe, Holt, & Simmonds' (2003) novel method, during the sending period receivers generated a mentation based on their experiences in ganzfeld and simultaneously a random number generator (RNG) acted as a proxy receiver by "selecting" statements from among a pool of 768 to give a 20-item "RNG mentation." Forty ganzfeld trials were conducted with novice sender-receiver pairs, of which 23 involved senders and 17 did not. Receivers registered a 25% overall hit rate, equal to mean chance expectation, with slightly better performance in sender trials than no-sender trials (26.1% versus 23.5%). Two independent judges used the RNG mentation to rank order the clips in each target set and produced hit rates of 30.6% and 16.7%. Both independent judges gave higher hit rates for the sender trials than for the no-sender trials (42.1% versus 17.6%, 26.3% versus 5.9%), though these differences were not significant. None of a number of individual differences measures significantly predicted receiver performance, and indeed none were suggestive (p <.1).
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
This document is the Appendix 2 of the Final report (previous version of published article)
Author: Roe, C. A.
Secondary author(s):
Holt, N.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roe, C. A. & Holt, N. (2005). A further consideration of the sender as a PK agent in ganzfeld ESP studies. Journal of Parapsychology, 69(1), 113-127.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.290|2005
Times cited: 0|2021-05-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Ganzfeld / Random number generator / Mentation / Sender-receiver relationship

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DocumentFinal report - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball2012

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
201 - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-10
Researcher(s):
Takeshi Shimizu, Masato Ishikawa, Tatsu Hirukawa
Institution(s): Science Communicatoin Laboratory, Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Posters
Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, Vol. 30, Nº1, March 2012
Language: eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
Final report - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa20110.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
This project examined the association between the outputs of a true random number generator (RNG) and audience size during Japanese professional baseball games. We regarded an RNG as a signal detector of field consciousness and hypothesized that the number of signal sources might increase the ability of an RNG to detect signals. Experimenters and assistants voluntarily obtained 76 samples from a total of 78 baseball games during the 2010-2011 baseball seasons. The effects of audience size at the stadium (M = 38970 ± 6058 SD, N = 78) and TV audience ratings (M = 7.07 ± 2.32 SD, N = 23) were examined in relation to the measurements of multiple Random Streamer and Psyleron RNG devices. RNGs set at remote locations ran simultaneously during the games. Our results show a positive correlation between accumulated chi-squared statistics by Random Streamer and audience size at the stadium. Unexpectedly, identical RNGs showed strong negative correlations between different machines, which suggests that their outputs cancelled each other out.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Baseball stadium / Random Streamer / Random number generator / Field consciousness / Rpg102 / Rpg105

Final report - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball

Final report - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball

DocumentAudience size effects in field RNG experiments: The case of Japanese professional baseball games2012

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
201 - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-10
Researcher(s):
Takeshi Shimizu, Masato Ishikawa, Tatsu Hirukawa
Institution(s): Science Communicatoin Laboratory, Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Posters
Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, Vol. 30, Nº1, March 2012
Language: eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
Audience size effects in field RNG experiments: The case of Japanese professional baseball games
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/82394770/audience-size-effects-field-rng-experiments-case-japanese-professional-baseball-games
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This study examined the association between the outputs of a true random number generator (RNG) and audience size during Japanese professional baseball games. We regarded the RNG as a signal detector of field consciousness and hypothesized that the number of signal sources may increase the ability of an RNG to detect signals. Experimenters and our assistants voluntarily obtained 76 samples from a total of 78 baseball games during the 2010-2011 baseball season. The effects of audience size at the stadium (M = 38970 ± 6058 SD, N = 78) and TV audience ratings (M = 7.07 ± 2.32 SD, N = 23) were examined in relation to the measurements of multiple Random Streamer and Psyleron RNG devices. RNGs set at remote locations ran simultaneously during the games. Our results showed a positive correlation between accumulated chi-squared statistics by Random Streamer and audience size at the stadium. Unexpectedly, identical RNG devices showed strong negative correlations between different machines, which suggested that their outputs canceled each other out. Finally, some future tasks are discussed.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Shimizu, T., & Ishikawa, M. (2012). Audience size effects in field RNG experiments: The case of Japanese professional baseball games. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 26(3), 67-83.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Random number generator / Baseball stadium / Field consciousness

DocumentReliability of outputs of field random number generator movie experiments2012

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
201 - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-10
Researcher(s):
Takeshi Shimizu, Masato Ishikawa, Tatsu Hirukawa
Institution(s): Science Communicatoin Laboratory, Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Posters
Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, Vol. 30, Nº1, March 2012
Language: eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
Reliability of outputs of field random number generator movie experiments
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.neuroquantology.com/index.php/journal/article/view/551
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Field random-number-generator (RNG) studies have reported that physical RNG outputs can sense field consciousness when many people simultaneously focus on worldwide events or news. The current study focused on the reliability of RNG outputs during an experimental event that evoked audience emotion based on the assumption that the RNG is a measure of field consciousness. Using a split-half method for internal consistency, two previous field RNG experiments (Shimizu & Ishikawa, 2010, 2012) showed positive reliability under an experimental condition (ICC(1,k)=0.684) in which an audience watched a movie that appealed to emotions. Unexpectedly, RNG outputs in the control condition showed negative reliability with a marginally significant correlation coefficient. This suggests that outputs of RNGs have some of the characteristics of quantum effects and have measurement functions in highly focused events. Future tasks are also discussed herein.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Shimizu, T., & Ishikawa, M. (2012). Reliability of outputs of field random number generator movie experiments. NeuroQuantology, 10(3), 389-393.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.378|2012
Times cited: 0|2021-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Random number generator / Random Streamer / Rpg102 / MMI / FGE / ICC

DocumentFeld-RNG-Experimente mit Kurzfilmen: Eine Untersuchung zur Hypothese der fokussierten Aufmerksamkeit und zur Emotionshypothese [Field RNG experiments using short movies: An examination of the focused-attention and emotion hypotheses]2012

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
201 - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-10
Researcher(s):
Takeshi Shimizu, Masato Ishikawa, Tatsu Hirukawa
Institution(s): Science Communicatoin Laboratory, Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Posters
Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, Vol. 30, Nº1, March 2012
Language: eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
Feld-RNG-Experimente mit Kurzfilmen: Eine Untersuchung zur Hypothese der fokussierten Aufmerksamkeit und zur Emotionshypothese [Field RNG experiments using short movies: An examination of the focused-attention and emotion hypotheses]
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.zpid.de/psychologie/PSYNDEX.php?id=0262816&search=rss
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Es wird experimentell untersucht, ob auf der Basis der Fokus-Hypothese nach Rowe (1998) ein Gefühl der Gruppenstimmung (group attunement) bzw. eine "fokussierte Gruppenenergie" (focused group energy) messbar ist. Der Nachweis über ein starkes "Feldbewusstsein" (field consciousness) wird methodisch mittels Zufallsgeneratoren (RNG/REG) erbracht, die Abweichungen zwischen RNG-Output und Zufallserwartungen aufweisen. Um die Validität der auf fokusierter Aufmerksamkeit basierenden Hypothesen zu überprüfen, wurden sechs Experimentalgruppen mit insgesamt 230 Teilnehmern drei ausgewählte Kurzfilme gezeigt, die als "interessant", "traurig" und "lustig" eingestuft worden waren. Ein am wenigsten anregend eingestufter und vorausgewählter Kurzfilm bildete als nicht-emotionaler Stimulus die Kontrollbedingung. Die Ergebnisse für die Gesamtauswertung der Experimentalbedingung geben Hinweise auf signifikante Abweichungen, die sich im Testresultat des gesamten Outputs der drei Experimentalbedingungen zuzüglich der Kontrollbedingung nicht bestätigen ließen. Abschließend werden Fragen für zukünftige Forschung diskutiert.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
ger
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Shimizu, T., & Ishikawa, M. (2012). Feld-RNG-Experimente mit Kurzfilmen: Eine Untersuchung zur Hypothese der fokussierten Aufmerksamkeit und zur Emotionshypothese [Field RNG experiments using short movies: An examination of the focused-attention and emotion hypotheses]. Zeitschrift fur Anomalistik, 12(1), 240-258.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychological phenomena / Experimental design / Random number generator / Films / Emotion / Field consciousness

DocumentThe effects of audience size: A field RNG experiment in ballparks in Japan2011

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
201 - The effects of audience size and audience rating on field random number generator output: A case study of Japanese professional baseball
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-10
Researcher(s):
Takeshi Shimizu, Masato Ishikawa, Tatsu Hirukawa
Institution(s): Science Communicatoin Laboratory, Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Posters
Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, Vol. 30, Nº1, March 2012
Language: eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Field consciousness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-201.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2010
Title:
The effects of audience size: A field RNG experiment in ballparks in Japan
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/24/2011_pa_convention_abstracts.pdf
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Shimizu, T.
Secondary author(s):
Ishikawa, M., Hirukawa, T.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Shimizu, T., Ishikawa, M., & Hirukawa, T. (2011). The effects of audience size: A field RNG experiment in ballparks in Japan. In M. Kittenis (Ed.), 54th Annual Parapsychological Association Convention: Abstracts of Presented Papers (pp. 47-48). Curitiba, Brazil. Parapsychological Association
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Field consciousness / Random number generator / Baseball stadium / Rpg102 / Rpg105

Poster

Poster

Abstract

Abstract

DocumentExploratory study of relationships between physical entropy and global human attention2002

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/E
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: Documentation and Information Center
History: Books that are part of the documentation center

Reference code: PT/FB/E/078
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2004
Title:
Exploratory study of relationships between physical entropy and global human attention
Publication year: 2002
Número de inventário:
M-0081
URL: http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200223/000020022302A0768279.php
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Examination of intercorrelations among the outputs of isolated, continuously operating, electronic truly random number generators (RNG) located around the world revealed that the largest daily average intercorrelation in the year 2001 occurred on September 11, 2001. That day experienced an extraordinary amount of worldwide, mass attention, associated with unprecedented terrorist attacks on the United States. To study this coincidence in more general terms, an analysis was conducted examining the relationship between objective daily measures of world-wide news events vs. daily average RNG intercorrelation values, over a one-year period. The prediction was a positive relationship, and the results were significantly positive (p=0.004). This suggests that entropic fluctuations simultaneously observed in truly random, isolated systems may be meaningfully linked to events that attract mass human attention. One interpretation of these observations is that mind and matter are linked in fundamental ways.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Radin, D.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Radin, D. (2002). Exploratory study of relationships between physical entropy and global human attention. Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, 20(2), 690-694.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mind / Matter / Attention / 9/11 / Entropy / Random number generator

DocumentFinal report - An Investigation of the I Ching Using the Q-Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design2014

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-127
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2012
Title:
127 - An Investigation of the I Ching Using the Q-Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design
Duration: 2013-03 - 2014-06
Researcher(s):
Lance Storm
Institution(s): Brain and Cognition Centre, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide and Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Incorporated, Gladesville (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Storm, L.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Precognition / Psychokinesis (PK) / Paranormal belief

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-127.01
Location: SEC PCA - 127/12
Title:
Final report - An Investigation of the I Ching Using the Q-Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design
Publication year: 2014
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa12712.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A synchronicity-like paranormal effect was attempted in the laboratory by instructing 120 participants to construct a representation of their inner mental (cognitive/emotional) states using a Q-Sort Grid in which 64 I Ching descriptor-pairs were thoughtfully placed (i.e., ranked from -7 to +7), followed by the creation of an outer event using a Random Number Generator (RNG) to generate an I Ching hexagram with an associated reading that is rated for meaningfulness. There were four hypothesized psi-predictors: (i) ‘pro attitude’ measured on the Pro Attitude Scale; (ii) paranormal belief measured on the Australian Sheep-Goat Scale, where ‘sheep’ are believers in psychic ability, and ‘goats’ are skeptics; (iii) trait reactance (i.e., resistance to compliance; hypothesized to be detrimental to psi) measured on the Hong Psychological Reactance Scale; and (iv) Meaningfulness (of hexagram reading). As expected, Q-Sort scores were positive for sheep, and there were a number of sheep-goat psi effects, including a significantly high mean RNG-PK score for sheep. Meaningfulness correlated significantly with Direct-Hitting (scores of +7) and Binary-Hitting (scores of +6 & +7). Rasch-scaled ASGS scores correlated significantly with Pro Attitude and Meaningfulness. A significant reactance effect was found whereby the mean Q-Sort score was lower for ‘reactants’ compared to ‘controls’ (reactance compromises goats’ psi performance through noncompliance). Q-Sort scores were lower for reactant goats, reactant sheep, and reactant ‘indecisives’ who are mid-range scorers on paranormal belief scales. More research on indecisives is warranted since their scoring patterns are unpredictable, suggesting that the sheep-goat effect is not linear.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Storm, L.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Extrasensory perception (ESP) / I Ching / Meaningfulness / Psychokinesis (PK) / Random number generator / Reactance / Sheep-goat effect

Final report - An Investigation of the I Ching Using the Q-Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design

Final report - An Investigation of the I Ching Using the Q-Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design

DocumentAn Investigation of the I Ching using the Q-Sort Method and an RNG-PK Design: I. Four Possible Psi Predictors2014

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-127
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2012
Title:
127 - An Investigation of the I Ching Using the Q-Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design
Duration: 2013-03 - 2014-06
Researcher(s):
Lance Storm
Institution(s): Brain and Cognition Centre, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide and Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Incorporated, Gladesville (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Storm, L.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Precognition / Psychokinesis (PK) / Paranormal belief

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-127.02
Location: SEC PCA - 127/12
Title:
An Investigation of the I Ching using the Q-Sort Method and an RNG-PK Design: I. Four Possible Psi Predictors
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.aiprinc.org/abstracts_14.htm
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
An attempt was made to emulate a paranormal event (i.e., synchronicity) in the laboratory by instructing participants to construct a representation of their inner mental (cognitive/emotional) states using a Q-Sort Grid in which 64 I Ching descriptor-pairs were thoughtfully placed (i.e., ranked from -7 to +7), followed by the creation of an outer event using a Random Number Generator (RNG) to generate an I Ching hexagram with an associated reading that is rated for meaningfulness. There were four hypothesized psi-predictors: (i) ‘pro attitude’ measured on the Pro Attitude Scale (Thalbourne & Storm, in press); (ii) paranormal belief measured on the Australian Sheep-Goat Scale (Thalbourne, 1995), where ‘sheep’ are believers in psychic ability, and ‘goats’ are skeptics; (iii) trait reactance (i.e., resistance to compliance; hypothesized to be detrimental to psi) measured on the Hong Psychological Reactance Scale (Hong & Faedda, 1996); and (iv) Meaningfulness (of I Ching hexagram readings). The Q-Sort task did not yield any significant effects, although as expected Q-Sort scores were positive for sheep. There were a number of sheep-goat psi effects, including a significantly high mean RNG-PK score for sheep. Of the four psi predictors, Meaningfulness correlated marginally significantly with Direct-Hitting (scores of +7), and significantly with Binary-Hitting (scores of +6 and +7). Scores on the Rasch-scaled version of the ASGS (Lange & Thalbourne, 2002) correlated significantly with Pro Attitude and Meaningfulness. There was a 24% success rate at the .05 level, and a significant 72% of our tests were in the directions hypothesized. It is argued that the Q-Sort Grid may need simplification, and participants should give feedback on RNG-PK task complexity.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Storm, L.
Secondary author(s):
Rock, A. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Storm, L., & Rock, A. J. (2014). An Investigation of the I Ching using the Q-Sort Method and an RNG-PK Design: I. Four Possible Psi Predictors. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 14(1), 29-67.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Synchronicity / Meaningfulness / Random number generator / Sheep-goat effect

DocumentFinal report - Enhancing Psychokinesis Task Performance Through the Practice of Imagery Strategies: New Psychophysiological Approach (Stage 2)2015

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2012
Title:
010 - Enhancing Psychokinesis Task Performance Through the Practice of Imagery Strategies: New Psychophysiological Approach (Stage 2)
Duration: 2013-02 - 2015-02
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Corbetta
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicología Paranormal, Asoc. Civil, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Corbetta, J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Psychokinesis (PK) / Paranormal belief

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-010.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2012
Title:
Final report - Enhancing Psychokinesis Task Performance Through the Practice of Imagery Strategies: New Psychophysiological Approach (Stage 2)
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant1012.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Two studies were done exploring the effectiveness of two PK imagery strategies derived from a survey of popular writings on how to develop psychic skills. Goal oriented imagery involves visualizing only the final outcome or desired goal; process oriented imagery involves visualizing some sort of process gradually leading up to the desired final outcome.
METHOD
The sample included 62 participants, females (72%) and males (28%). In a first study, 62 subjects were asked to bias the behavior of a visual display controlled by a random number generator (Psyleron v.2011), using each imagery strategy half the time (8 runs of 16 trials for each strategy). In a second study, we investigate (with 62 subjects) the effects of two psychologically distinct techniques of attempting to influence Psyleron´s visual display.
RESULTS
There was significant positive overall evidence for PK (p < .02) and for PK during goal oriented imagery (p < .01). An ANOVA revealed that goal oriented imagery scores were significantly greater than process oriented scores, that prior training was not itself a significant factor, but that imagery strategy and prior training interacted significantly (p < .02).
CONCLUSIONS
The difference between the two groups was also significant (p < .02). Thus the goal oriented imagery strategy appears to be more effective than the process oriented strategy, at least for those with no prior exposure to mental development training.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychokinesis / Imagery / Random Number Generator / PK-training

Final report - Enhancing Psychokinesis Task Performance Through the Practice of Imagery Strategies: New Psychophysiological Approach (Stage 2)

Final report - Enhancing Psychokinesis Task Performance Through the Practice of Imagery Strategies: New Psychophysiological Approach (Stage 2)

DocumentSearching for global consciousness: A 17-year Exploration2017

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-2014-308
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
308 - A study of heterogeneity in parapsychological databases
Duration: 2015-06 - 2018-05
Researcher(s):
Peter Amalric Bancel
Institution(s): Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA), Institut Métapsychique International, Paris (France)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Article
Final report
Author: Bancel, P.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Meta-analysis / Heterogeneity / Experimenter psi / Selection bias / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-308.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Searching for global consciousness: A 17-year Exploration
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307(16)30232-4/fulltext
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) maintains a long-term experiment that investigates the possibility of a subtle connection between the collective mental activity of humans and the physical behavior of systems in the surrounding environment. The Project formulates this proposition as a broad hypothesis that relates the output of true random number generators (RNGs) to times of intense, collective mental attention during major world events. Over 17 years, the hypothesis has been tested on nearly 500 events, yielding a cumulative result that rejects the null hypothesis by seven standard deviations, apparently lending strong support to the proposal of global consciousness. However, an alternate interpretation is that the result is due to an anomalous effect associated with persons directly engaged with the experiment. This article examines these interpretations and finds that the data do not support the global consciousness proposal. Rather, analyses indicate that the GCP result is due to a goal-oriented effect associated with individuals, similar to effects reported in prior research that studies subject engagement with RNG outputs. An operational definition of goal-oriented effects is presented, which allows for explicit tests of the data. All of the tests favor the interpretation of a goal-oriented effect.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Bancel. P. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Bancel, P. A. (2017). Searching for global consciousness: A 17-year Exploration. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 13(2), 94-101. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2016.12.003
2-year Impact Factor: 0.991|2017
Times cited: 0|2021-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Global Consciousness Project / Random number generator / Psychokinesis (PK)