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DocumentActive intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) in non-meditators and experienced meditators differ during resting2009

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
Active intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) in non-meditators and experienced meditators differ during resting
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.med.uni-giessen.de/physio/Kognitive_Neurophysiologie_2009_2_1.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Do experienced meditators and meditation-naďve people have different brain functional states during no-task resting 19 channel EEG was recorded (versus average reference) from 8 QiGong meditators with 3. 30 years experience (mean 11.5+/-8.8) and 9 meditation-naďve controls (mean ages 41+/- 10 years (3 males), and 37+/-6 years (3 males), respectively) during eyes closed rest (sitting; meditators did not meditate). All artifact-free 2-second EEG epochs (mean 33.9+/-8.5/subject) were recomputed into intracortical 3 dimensional generator distributions using LORETA (2394 voxels) for each subject and each of the 8 EEG frequency bands. Results were normalized per frequency band and subject (total current density across all LORETA voxels scaled to 1). Current density of all voxels was tested (t tests) for differences between groups for each frequency band. An exceedance proportion test correcting for multiple testing identified voxels at p<0.05. Only differences in delta frequency band (1.5-6 Hz) were significant (355 voxels): 229 were stronger, 126 weaker in meditators than controls. All but 4 stronger voxels were in anterior areas (BA 9, 10, 11, 44, 45, 46, 47), 81 of them left, 144 right; all weaker voxels were in central-posterior areas (BA 4, 6, 7, 18, 19, 22, 30, 31, 32, 37, 39, 40), 107 of them left, 19 right. - In sum: during task-free resting, experienced meditators had different brain states compared to non-meditators. Meditators had stronger delta EEG activity than non meditators in frontal cortex (64% right hemisphere voxels), and weaker delta activity in central-posterior cortex (85% left hemisphere voxels). In view of the general assumption that EEG delta activity represents inhibition, experienced meditators have stronger inhibitory activity than controls anterior right-preponderant, and less inhibitory activity central-posterior predominantly left. These results suggest that meditators reduce internal information processing while enhancing input and output processing, an interpretation that agrees with the meditators’ subjective experience of disengaging from perceived information. (Partial support by Bial Grant No. 44 2006/2007.)
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Faber, P.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Lehmann, D., Gianotti, L., Tsujiuchi, T., Kumano, H., Kochi, K.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Faber, P., Tei, S., Lehmann, D., Gianotti, L., Tsujiuchi, T., Kumano, H., & Kochi, K. (2009). Active intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) in non-meditators and experienced meditators differ during resting. Kognitive Neurophysiologie des Menschen/ Human Cognitive Neurophysiology, 2(1), 9-10.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Qigong / Resting / LORETA / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Brain states

Active intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) in non-meditators and experienced meditators differ during resting

Active intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) in non-meditators and experienced meditators differ during resting

DocumentEEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators during rest and meditation, and effects of meditation experience2009

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
EEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators during rest and meditation, and effects of meditation experience
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.med.uni-giessen.de/physio/Kognitive_Neurophysiologie_2009_2_1.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Nineteen-channel EEG from 13 Tibetan Buddhist meditators (27-58 years old, mean 39+/- 8) with 2 to 25 years experience in meditation was recorded during task-free resting while not meditating, and during meditation aiming at the condition of self-dissolution. The sequence ’rest - meditation - rest’ was recorded twice. 286 artifact-free seconds EEG during rest (1084 seconds during meditation) were available on average/subject. EEG was analyzed into power spectra (1.5 to 44 Hz, versus average reference). Spectra were averaged for each subject, separately for the 2 meditation and the 4 rest conditions. From mean spectra across the 19 channels we computed 1) centroid spectral frequency for the full 1.5-44 Hz band, and 2) integrated power for each of the 8 EEG frequency sub-bands (delta to gamma). From the 19 channel spectra, we computed 3) the location of the gravity center of band power distribution over the 19 scalp recording locations. Results were A) compared between meditation and rest, and B) correlated with years of meditation experience controlled for age. Significant results were: A) Comparing meditation versus rest, full-band spectral centroid frequency was higher during meditation, power in theta and alpha 1 frequency bands was lower during meditation, and location of gravity center of band power distribution on the scalp was more left for delta, and more posterior for beta bands during meditation. B) With increasing meditation experience, fullband spectral centroid frequency decreased in meditation, theta and alpha1 frequency band power increased but beta2 and beta3 band power decreased in meditation (theta power increased also in rest), and gravity center location of band power distribution of alpha1 and of all higher frequency bands moved posterior during rest and meditation. These results are in agreement with concentration-related changes from rest to meditation, and suggest lessening of these differences with increasing experience in meditation. (Supported by Bial Grant No. 44 2006/2007).
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Kochi, K.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Lehmann, D., Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., & Kochi, K. (2009). EEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators during rest and meditation, and effects of meditation experience. Kognitive Neurophysiologie des Menschen/Human Cognitive Neurophysiology, 2(1), 12-13.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Tibetan Buddhist meditation / Resting / Electroencephalogram (EEG)

EEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators during rest and meditation, and effects of meditation experience

EEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators during rest and meditation, and effects of meditation experience

DocumentScalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA lagged coherence) during resting and five meditation traditions2009

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA lagged coherence) during resting and five meditation traditions
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.med.uni-giessen.de/physio/Kognitive_Neurophysiologie_2009_2_1.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Brain electric functional connectivity was studied in experienced meditators of five traditions (13 Tibetan Buddhists ’TB’, 15 QiGong ’QG’, 14 Sahaja Yoga ’SY’, 14 Ananda Marga Yoga ’AY’, 15 Soto Zen ’Zen’) during tradition specific meditation (self-dissolution, QiGong, Samadhi, Satori) and during wakeful resting before (’rest1’) and after (’rest2’) meditation. EEG (19-56 electrodes) was computed (via sLORETA, current density in 6239 voxels) into intracerebral waveshapes of 19 intracerebral regions (ROIs) that correspond to cortex underlying the 10/20 electrode positions. Functional connectivity was computed from scalp-recorded data as conventional coherence between 19 locations, and from sLORETA waveshapes as ’lagged coherence’ between 19 ROI’s; lagged coherence only measures connections with time delay; these are interpretable as true functional connectivity. - For each meditator group, t tests identified significant coherence differences between rest1 vs meditation and rest2 vs meditation in each of 8 EEG frequency bands (delta to gamma). Between 19 locations or ROIs, there are 171 connections. For each subject and frequency band, the percentage of connections were counted that reached significant different coherence between rest1 vs meditation and rest2 vs meditation; from these two values, mean was computed, and averaged across all 8 bands for each tradition separately. For scalp coherences, in the 5 traditions, between 1% to 4% of the connections were significant higher in meditation than rest, between 6% to 36% lower; for intracerebral lagged coherence, 0% were higher, between 26% to 68% were lower. On average across the 5 traditions, scalp coherence decreased most strongly in alpha1&2 and beta1&2, while intracerebral lagged coherence decreased most strongly in delta, theta, beta1&2. For the gamma frequency band alone, scalp coherences were higher between 1% to 13%, lower between 1% to 27%; intracerebral lagged coherences were higher in 0%, lower between 2% to 75% of cases. In sum, all 5 traditions clearly showed more significant decreases than increases in scalp coherence, and only significant decreases, no increases in intracerebral lagged coherence that avoids distorting volume conduction. Contrary to published reports of strongly increased gamma band coherence in meditation, our 5 traditions on average in scalp coherence increased significantly only 4% of the gamma band coherences while 9% decreased; in intracerebral lagged coherence none increased but 44% decreased. (Partial support by Bial Grant No. 44 2006/2007).
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Faber, P.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Pascual-Marqui, R., Gianotti, L., Kumano, H., Kochi, K., Lehmann, D.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Faber, P., Tei, S., Pascual-Marqui, R., Gianotti, L., Kumano, H., Kochi, K., & Lehmann, D. (2009). Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA lagged coherence) during resting and five meditation traditions. Kognitive Neurophysiologie des Menschen/ Human Cognitive Neurophysiology, 2(1), 8-9.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Five meditation traditions / Resting / Meditation / sLORETA / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Scalp EEG coherence

Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA lagged coherence) during resting and five meditation traditions

Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA lagged coherence) during resting and five meditation traditions

DocumentEEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators differs in rest and meditation, and depends on meditation experience2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
EEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators differs in rest and meditation, and depends on meditation experience
Publication year: 2008
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Kochi, K.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Lehmann, D., Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., & Kochi, K. (2008). EEG in Tibetan Buddhist meditators differs in rest and meditation, and depends on meditation experience. In Abstract book of the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ) Symposium, Abstract Nr. 137 (pp. 94-95).
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Tibetan buddhists / Meditation / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Resting

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Abstract

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DocumentMeditators and non-meditators activate different intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) during resting2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
Meditators and non-meditators activate different intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) during resting
Publication year: 2008
Accessibility:
Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Faber, P.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Lehmann, D., Gianotti, L., Tsujiuchi, T., Kumano, H., Kochi, K.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Faber, P., Tei, S., Lehmann, D., Gianotti, L., Tsujiuchi, T., Kumano, H., & Kochi, K. (2008). Meditators and non-meditators activate different intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) during resting. In Abstract book of the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ) Symposium, Abstract Nr. 136 (p. 95).
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Qigong / LORETA / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Resting

Meditators and non-meditators activate different intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) during resting

Meditators and non-meditators activate different intracerebral areas (EEG LORETA) during resting

DocumentP 75 - Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA-lagged coherence) during resting and meditation2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.13
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
P 75 - Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA-lagged coherence) during resting and meditation
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.sanp.ch/docs/2008/2008-07/2008-07-Mitteilungen.PDF
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In meditators of four traditions (13 Tibetan Buddhists TB, 15 QiGong QG, 14 Sahaja Yoga SY, 14 Ananda Marga Yoga AY) we studied brain electric functional connectivity during wakeful resting before (rest1) and after (rest2) tradition-specific meditation (self-dissolution, QiGong, Samadhi). 19-electrode EEG was recomputed via sLORETA current density (6239 voxels) into intracerebral waveshapes of 19 intracerebral regions (ROIs) corresponding to the cortex underlying the 10/20 electrode schematic. Functional connectivity was computed as conventional coherence (‘total coherence’) from the scalp-recorded data and as ‘lagged coherence’ from the sLORETA-based waveshapes (lagged coherence omits zero phase lag, thus only measuring connections with time delay; these are interpretable as true functional connectivity). For each meditator group t tests identified significant coherence differences between rest1 and rest2 versus meditation in each of 8 EEG frequency bands (delta to gamma). Between 19 electrodes (or ROIs) there are 171 connections; in each subject and frequency band all connections were counted that reached significant different coherence between rest1 and rest2 versus meditation. Summing significant cases in TB,QG, SY and AY across all 8 bands, using scalp coherences, in the four traditions between 0 and 3% of the connections were significantly higher in meditation than rest, between 6 and 16% lower; using intracerebral lagged coherence, 0% were higher, but between 26 and 61% were lower. On average across the four traditions,
scalp coherence decreased most strongly in alpha1 and 2 and beta1 and 2, while intracerebral-lagged coherence decreased most strongly in delta, theta and beta1 and 2. For the gamma frequency band alone scalp coherences were higher between 1 and 13%, lower between 1 and 6%; intracerebral-lagged coherences were higher in 0%,lower between 2 and 75% of cases. – Thus, all four traditions clearly showed more significant decreases than increases in scalp coherence, and only significant decreases, no increases in intracerebral-lagged coherence that avoids distorting volume conduction. Contrary to reports of strongly increased gamma coherence in meditation, averaged across our four traditions, in scalp coherence only 5% of the gamma band coherences significantly increased, 4% decreased, while in intracerebral-lagged coherence none increased but 38% decreased. (Bial Grant 44-2006/2007)
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Faber, P.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Pascual-Marqui, R., Gianotti, L., Kumano, H., Kochi, K., Lehmann, D.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Faber, P., Tei, S., Pascual-Marqui, R., Gianotti, L., Kumano, H., Kochi, K., & Lehmann, D. (2008). P 75 - Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA-lagged coherence) during resting and meditation. Swiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 159(7), 466.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Five meditation traditions / Meditation / Resting / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / sLORETA / Scalp EEG coherence

P 75 - Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA-lagged coherence) during resting and meditation

P 75 - Scalp EEG connectivity and intracerebral electrical connectivity (sLORETA-lagged coherence) during resting and meditation

DocumentEEG LORETA lagged coherence during resting, attention to calculation and attention to breathing2010

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.16
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
EEG LORETA lagged coherence during resting, attention to calculation and attention to breathing
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.med.uni-giessen.de/physio/Kognitive_Neurophysiologie_2010_3_1.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Do different types of attention show related tendencies of intracerebral functional connectivity? 58-channel EEG of 25 healthy, meditation-naďve, right-handed, male students was recorded during three conditions of 5 minutes each with closed eyes in randomized order: (1) resting [3 runs], (2) mental arithmetic [2 runs], and (3) breath counting, a meditation initiation technique [2 runs]. Artifact] controlled EEG data were recomputed, for the 8 EEG frequency bands, into eLORETA intracerebral current densities. Interpretation of functional connectivity between brain areas when using head surface]recorded EEG suffers from (1) uncertainty about intracerebral source localization and (2) effects of volume conduction. Computing coherence via source modeling (e.g. LORETA) avoids problem (1), and excluding coherences with zero phase lag avoids problem (2). Accordingly, we computed ”lagged coherence” intracerebral connectivity between eLORETA current densities in 19 regions of interest. Averaged resting condition was compared to the breath counting and the arithmetic run of which participants post-hoc reported that their concentration during task
performance was best. Paired t-tests between conditions yielded differences of coherence at p<0.1 (corrected for multiple testing) for 4 frequency bands (alpha1, beta2, beta3, gamma) [number of connections in brackets]: breath counting showed lower coherence than rest (all 4 bands [2,1,1,6]) and arithmetic (alpha1, beta2, gamma [1,2,2]); arithmetic showed higher coherence than rest (gamma [1]). In sum, of all three conditions, breath counting showed lowest demands on intracerebral functional connectivity. The results do not support generally increased coherence during attention. Instead, they suggest that breath counting and mental arithmetic induce mental states whose inter-area connectivity differs in several frequency bands. In the gamma frequency band, their inter-area connectivity differs in opposite directions from rest.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Milz, P.
Secondary author(s):
Faber, P., Pascual-Marqui, R., Lehmann, D.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Milz, P., Faber, P., Pascual-Marqui, R., & Lehmann, D. (2010). EEG-LORETA lagged coherence during resting, attention to calculation and attention to breathing. Kognitive Neurophysiologie des Menschen/ Human Cognitive Neurophysiology, 3(1), 39-40.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Attention / Meditation / Resting / Breath counting / Mental arithmetic / Intracerebral functional connectivity

EEG LORETA lagged coherence during resting, attention to calculation and attention to breathing

EEG LORETA lagged coherence during resting, attention to calculation and attention to breathing

DocumentDeactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex in experienced Zen meditators2008

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.17
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
Deactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex in experienced Zen meditators
Publication year: 2008
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Faber, P.
Secondary author(s):
Steiner, M., Lehmann, D., Pascual-Marqui, R., Jäncke, L., Esslen, M., Gianotti, L.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Faber, P., Steiner, M., Lehmann, D., Pascual-Marqui, R., Jäncke, L., Esslen, M., & Gianotti, L. (2008). Deactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex in experienced Zen meditators. Brain Topography, 20(3), 172. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10548-007-0042-1
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Zazen meditation / Brain activity / Resting / Plasticity

Deactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex in experienced Zen meditators

Deactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex in experienced Zen meditators

DocumentEEG dimensionality during zazen meditation and resting (poster)n.d.

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
044 - Brain electric activity in meditation: Extension of earlier work and hypothesis testing
Duration: 2007-10 - 2010-01
Researcher(s):
Dietrich Lehmann, Shisei Tei, Pascal Faber, Hiraoki Kumano, Lorena Gianotti, Roberto Pascual-Marqui
Institution(s): The KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich (Switzerland)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
8 Articles (published or submitted)
14 Posters
Language: eng
Author:
Lehmann, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tei, S., Faber, P., Kumano, H., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-044.18
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2006
Title:
EEG dimensionality during zazen meditation and resting (poster)
Publication year: n.d.
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Faber, P.
Secondary author(s):
Steiner, M., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R., Lehmann, D.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Faber, P., Steiner, M., Gianotti, L., Pascual-Marqui, R., & Lehmann, D. (2008). EEG dimensionality during zazen meditation and resting [poster].
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Zazen meditation / Resting / Electroencephalogram (EEG)

EEG dimensionality during zazen meditation and resting

EEG dimensionality during zazen meditation and resting

DocumentNeural correlates of trance state2012

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-2010-050
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
050 - Trance: Cortical representations
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Alessandra Ghinato Mainieri, Julio Fernando Prieto Peres, Alexander Moreira de Almeida, Ute Habel, Nils Kohn
Institution(s): Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article (in preparation)
Language: eng
Author:
Mainieri, A.
Secondary author(s):
Peres, J. F., Moreira-Almeida, A., Habel, U., Kohn, N.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Trance / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-050.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2010
Title:
Neural correlates of trance state
Publication year: 2012
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Mainieri, A.
Secondary author(s):
Habel, U., Schneider, F., Moreira-Almeida, A., Peres, J. F., Kohn, N.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Mainieri, A., Habel, U., Schneider, F., Moreira-Almeida, A., Peres, J. F., & Kohn, N. (2012, November). Neural correlates of trance state. Poster presented at the Annual Congress of the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN), Berlin, Germany.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Dissociation / Trance / Brain activity / Imagination / Resting / Meditation

Neural correlates of trance state

Neural correlates of trance state