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DocumentThe role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one’s body2008

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-2006-070
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
070 - "Out of body" and "In the body" experience: Psychophysiology of bodily self-consciousness
Duration: 2007-09 - 2008-05
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard
Institution(s): University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-070.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one’s body
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393208002601
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We constantly feel, see and move our body, and have no doubt that it is our own. The brain possesses a distinction between the body and the objects in the outside world. This distinction may be based on a process that monitors whether sensations, events and objects should be attributed to one's body or not. We controlled whether an external object was represented as part of the body or not, by experimentally inducing a bodily illusion using correlated visual and tactile stimulation. We then studied the role of right temporo-parietal junction (rTPJ) in the processing of multisensory events that may or may not be attributed to one's body. Disruption of rTPJ using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) made the distinction between what may or may not be part of one's body on the basis of multisensory evidence more ambiguous, suggesting that the rTPJ is actively involved in maintaining a coherent sense of one's body, distinct from external, non-corporeal, objects.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tsakiris, M.
Secondary author(s):
Costantini, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Tsakiris, M., Costantini, M., & Haggard, P. (2008). The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in maintaining a coherent sense of one’s body. Neuropsychologia, 46(12), 3014-3018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.06.004
2-year Impact Factor: 4.074|2008
Times cited: 216|2024-02-05
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Body / Body ownership / Multisensory integration / Rubber hand illusion / Temporoparietal junction / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Self

DocumentVisual enhancement of touch and the bodily self2008

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-2006-070
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
070 - "Out of body" and "In the body" experience: Psychophysiology of bodily self-consciousness
Duration: 2007-09 - 2008-05
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard
Institution(s): University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-070.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
Visual enhancement of touch and the bodily self
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810008000044
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We experience our own body through both touch and vision. We further see that others' bodies are similar to our own body, but we have no direct experience of touch on others' bodies. Therefore, relations between vision and touch are important for the sense of self and for mental representation of one's own body. For example, seeing the hand improves tactile acuity on the hand, compared to seeing a non-hand object. While several studies have demonstrated this visual enhancement of touch (VET) effect, its relation to the 'bodily self', or mental representation of one's own body remains unclear. We examined whether VET is an effect of seeing a hand, or of seeing my hand, using the rubber hand illusion. In this illusion, a prosthetic hand which is brushed synchronously--but not asynchronously--with one's own hand is felt to actually be one's hand. Thus, we manipulated whether or not participants felt like they were looking directly at their hand, while holding the actual stimulus they viewed constant. Tactile acuity was measured by having participants judge the orientation of square-wave gratings. Two characteristic effects of VET were observed: (1) cross-modal enhancement from seeing the hand was inversely related to overall tactile acuity, and (2) participants near sensory threshold showed significant improvement following synchronous stroking, compared to asynchronous stroking or no stroking at all. These results demonstrate a clear functional relation between the bodily self and basic tactile perception.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Longo, M. R.
Secondary author(s):
Cardozo, S., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Longo, M. R., Cardozo, S., & Haggard, P. (2008). Visual enhancement of touch and the bodily self. Consciousness and Cognition, 17(4), 1181-1191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2008.01.001
2-year Impact Factor: 2.690|2008
Times cited: 82|2024-02-05
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Bodily self / Touch / Multisensory / Visual enhancement of touch / Rubber hand illusion / Inverse efficiency

Visual enhancement of touch and the bodily self

Visual enhancement of touch and the bodily self

DocumentSpecificity and coherence of body representations2009

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-2006-070
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
070 - "Out of body" and "In the body" experience: Psychophysiology of bodily self-consciousness
Duration: 2007-09 - 2008-05
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard
Institution(s): University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-070.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
Specificity and coherence of body representations
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=p6389
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Bodily illusions differently affect body representations underlying perception and action. We investigated whether this task dependence reflects two distinct dimensions of embodiment: the sense of agency and the sense of the body as a coherent whole. In experiment 1 the sense of agency was manipulated by comparing active versus passive movements during the induction phase in a video rubber hand illusion (vRHI) setup. After induction, proprioceptive biases were measured both by perceptual judgments of hand position, as well as by measuring end-point accuracy of subjects' active pointing movements to an external object with the affected hand. The results showed, first, that the vRHI is largely perceptual: passive perceptual localisation judgments were altered, but end-point accuracy of active pointing responses with the affected hand to an external object was unaffected. Second, within the perceptual judgments, there was a novel congruence effect, such that perceptual biases were larger following passive induction of vRHI than following active induction. There was a trend for the converse effect for pointing responses, with larger pointing bias following active induction. In experiment 2, we used the traditional RHI to investigate the coherence of body representation by synchronous stimulation of either matching or mismatching fingers on the rubber hand and the participant's own hand. Stimulation of matching fingers induced a local proprioceptive bias for only the stimulated finger, but did not affect the perceived shape of the hand as a whole. In contrast, stimulation of spatially mismatching fingers eliminated the RHI entirely. The present results show that (i) the sense of agency during illusion induction has specific effects, depending on whether we represent our body for perception or to guide action, and (ii) representations of specific body parts can be altered without affecting perception of the spatial configuration of the body as a whole.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kammers, M. P.
Secondary author(s):
Longo, M. R., Tsakiris, M., Dijkerman, H. C., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Kammers, M. P., Longo, M. R., Tsakiris, M., Dijkerman, H. C., & Haggard, P. (2009). Specificity and coherence of body representations. Perception, 38(12), 1804-1820. https://doi.org/10.1068/p6389
2-year Impact Factor: 1.462|2009
Times cited: 69|2024-02-06
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Body representation / Agency / Rubber hand illusion / Perception

DocumentRubber hand illusions and size-weight illusions: Self-representation modulates representation of external objects2009

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-2006-070
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
070 - "Out of body" and "In the body" experience: Psychophysiology of bodily self-consciousness
Duration: 2007-09 - 2008-05
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard
Institution(s): University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-070.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2006
Title:
Rubber hand illusions and size-weight illusions: Self-representation modulates representation of external objects
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=p6399
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Bodily illusions offer an experimental method to investigate the origins and functional role of the sense of one’s own body. Using the rubber hand illusion (RHI) we show that a representation of one’s own body is implicitly used to calibrate perception of external objects. Twelve participants experienced the RHI while watching stimulation of a large or small glove simultaneously with stimulation of their own hand. They then grasped cylinders of identical size but varying weight. RHI with the large glove caused the cylinders to feel heavier. We suggest that an illusory increase in hand size made the subsequently grasped cylinder feel correspondingly small, evoking a size – weight illusion. Self-representation thus influenced exteroception. The sense of one’s own body provides a fundamental reference for perception in general.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Jundi, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Haggard, P., & Jundi, S. (2009). Rubber hand illusions and size-weight illusions: Self-representation modulates representation of external objects. Perception, 38(12), 1796-1803. https://doi.org/10.1068/p6399
2-year Impact Factor: 1.462|2009
Times cited: 48|2024-02-05
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Rubber hand illusion / Body / Perception

DocumentFinal report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’2013

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-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Final report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa0110_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
New findings from this project have shown that specific neurocognitive biases do appear to underlie certain anomalous bodily experiences (e.g., the out-of-body experience: OBE). The OBE groups showed distinct profiles on measures of; (i) embodied and disembodied perspective-taking; (ii) measures of cortical hyperexcitability; (iii) measures of the rubber-hand illusion, and its psychophysical correlates; and (iv) instability in temporal-lobe processing. In addition, the current evidence suggests that previous tasks have not been sensitive enough to reveal such important differences. As a consequence, the tasks which have been developed as part of this project for measuring concepts like cortical hyperexcitabiity, perspective-taking, and the rubber-hand illusion have led to a significant contribution that will have a large impact on the field of research. As well as making important contributions to scientific theory, the present project will also lead to important methodological improvements in the assessment of the neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and guide future research in the field. Findings from the project have been published in major international peer-reviewed neuroscience journals and more publications are currently being reviewed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Cortical hyperexcitability / Embodiment / Rubber hand illusion / Temporal lobe dysfunction / Perspective-taking / Dissociation

Final report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’

Final report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’

DocumentA psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’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-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.theassc.org/files/assc/ASSC16_Handbook.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
An out-of-body experience (OBE) can be defined as “an experience in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body”. Previously, research has indicated that these experiences reflect a temporary breakdown in typically stable egocentric body-based processing and multi-sensory integration (Blanke et al., 2005). The consequence of this is a disintegration of the bodily ‘self’ in space. In addition to OBEs, kindred hallucinations like “sensed-presence experiences” (SPE) – are also very common in non-clinical samples. Both are thought to reflect temporary disorders in body processing. Here we present preliminary findings from the first investigation of electrodermal activity from hallucinating OBEers and those who report SPEs (relative to controls) during the induction of a rubber-arm illusion. This task has been shown to be a useful and reliable measure of embodiment and multi-sensory integration. We present evidence for a new psychophysiological component of the electrodermal response underlying the induction of the rubber-hand illusion – that appears to occur principally with the existence and strength of the illusion. Specifically, we show that a DC shift emerges and precedes the report of the rubber-arm illusion in those that experience the illusion and that this component is stronger for those who report stronger illusions and those who are prone to body-based hallucinations (OBEs / SPEs). This component is severely attenuated or absent in those who do not report the illusion. In addition, there was some evidence that electrodermal responses to a threat to the rubber-arm were heightened for those reporting OBE experiences.
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Copyright/Reproduction:
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Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (2012). A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’. In A. Seth & Z. Dienes (Eds.), Conference handbook of the 16th Annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (p. 59). Brighton, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Hallucinations / Sensed-presence experiences (SPE) / Rubber hand illusion / Electrodermal activity (EDA)

A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’

A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’

DocumentAn investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'
Publication year: n.d.
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (n.d.). An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self' [poster].
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Sensed-presence experiences (SPE) / Anomalous bodily experiences / Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Rubber hand illusion / Body representation

An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'

An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'

DocumentAutonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations2012

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-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/Programme2012-Hull-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
An out-of-body experience (OBE) can be defined as “an experience in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body”. Previously, research has indicated that these experiences reflect a temporary breakdown in typically stable egocentric body-based processing, embodiment, and multi-sensory integration (Blanke et al., 2005) and can be associated with increased degrees of cortical hyperexcitability and temporal lobe dysfunction (Braithwaite et al., 2011; in press / 2012). Kindred hallucinations of self-reduplication, like “sensed-presence experiences” (SPE), are also thought to reflect a breakdown in self-processing, but in the absence of any compromise to the perceiving self and embodiment. We present preliminary findings from the first investigation of Electrodermal activity from hallucinating OBEers and those who report SPEs (and controls) during the induction of a rubber-hand illusion – a task which provides a useful and reliable measure of embodiment and multi-sensory integration. Preliminary evidence suggests a previously unreported psychophysiological component of the Electrodermal response underlying the induction of the rubber-hand illusion. Specifically, we show that (i) significant DC shifts emerge in the electrodermal activity that precedes the rubber-arm illusion; and (ii) this component is strongest for the OBE groups and those who report stronger and more convincing illusions.
Blanke, O., Mohr, C., Michel, C. M., Pascual-leone, A., Brugger, P., Seeck, M., et al. (2005). Linking out-of-body experience and self-processing to mental own-body imagery at the temporoparietal junction. . The Journal of Neuroscience, 19, 550-557.
Braithwaite, J.J., Broglia, E., Bagshaw, A.P, Wilkins, A.J. (in press / 2012) Evidence of elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: New findings from a Pattern-Glare Task. Cortex.
Braithwaite, J.J., Hulleman, J., Samson, D. & Apperly, I. (2011) Cognitive correlates of the spontaneous out-of-body experience in the psychologically normal population: Evidence for a role of temporal-lobe disturbance, body-distortion processing, and impairments in own-body transformations. Cortex, 47, 839-853.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (2012). Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations. In D. George & C. Longmore (Eds.), Scientific meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Hull meeting (pp. 42-43). Hull, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Hallucinations / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Sensed-presence experiences (SPE) / Rubber hand illusion

Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations

Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations

DocumentPlasticity in unimodal and multimodal brain areas reflects multisensory changes in self-face identification2013

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-2010-086
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2010
Title:
086 - The different faces of one's self: Neural correlates of changes in self-identity
Duration: 2011-09 - 2012-10
Researcher(s):
Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Emmanouil (Manos) Tsakiris
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Tajadura-Jiménez, A.
Secondary author(s):
Tsakiris, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Self

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-086.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2010
Title:
Plasticity in unimodal and multimodal brain areas reflects multisensory changes in self-face identification
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/08/19/cercor.bht199.abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Nothing provides as strong a sense of self as seeing one's face. Nevertheless, it remains unknown how the brain processes the sense of self during the multisensory experience of looking at one's face in a mirror. Synchronized visuo-tactile stimulation on one's own and another's face, an experience that is akin to looking in the mirror but seeing another's face, causes the illusory experience of ownership over the other person's face and changes in self-recognition. Here, we investigate the neural correlates of this enfacement illusion using fMRI. We examine activity in the human brain as participants experience tactile stimulation delivered to their face, while observing either temporally synchronous or asynchronous tactile stimulation delivered to another's face on either a specularly congruent or incongruent location. Activity in the multisensory right temporo-parietal junction, intraparietal sulcus, and the unimodal inferior occipital gyrus showed an interaction between the synchronicity and the congruency of the stimulation and varied with the self-reported strength of the illusory experience, which was recorded after each stimulation block. Our results highlight the important interplay between unimodal and multimodal information processing for self-face recognition, and elucidate the neurobiological basis for the plasticity required for identifying with our continuously changing visual appearance.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Apps, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Sereno, M., Blanke, O., Tsakiris, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Apps, M. A., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Sereno, M., Blanke, O., & Tsakiris, M. (2013). Plasticity in unimodal and multimodal brain areas reflects multisensory changes in self-face identification. Cerebral Cortex, 47(10), 1438-1445. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bht199
2-year Impact Factor: 8.305|2013
Times cited: 57|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Agency / Body ownership / Insula / Rubber hand illusion / Self-consciousness / Somatosensory cortex

DocumentThe body beyond the body: Expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand2013

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-2012-041
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
041 - The Body beyond the body
Duration: 2013-03 - 2015-01
Researcher(s):
Marcello Costantini, Francesca Ferri
Institution(s): Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Costantini, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferri, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-041.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
The body beyond the body: Expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1765/20131140.short
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
More than 100 papers have been published on the rubber hand illusion since its discovery 14 years ago. The illusion has been proposed as a demonstration that the body is distinguished from other objects by its participation in specific forms of intermodal perceptual correlation. Here, we radically challenge this view by claiming that perceptual correlation is not necessary to produce the experience of this body as mine. Each of 15 participants was seated with his/her right arm resting upon a table just below another smaller table. Thus, the real hand was hidden from the participant's view and a life-sized rubber model of a right hand was placed on the small table in front of the participant. The participant observed the experimenter's hand while approaching—without touching—the rubber hand. Phenomenology of the illusion was measured by means of skin conductance response and questionnaire. Both measures indicated that participants experienced the illusion that the experimenter's hand was about to touch their hidden hand rather than the rubber hand, as if the latter replaced their own hand. This did not occur when the rubber hand was rotated by 180° or replaced by a piece of wood. This illusion indicates that our brain does not build a sense of self in a merely reactive way, via perceptual correlations; rather it generates predictions on what may or may not belong to itself.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferri, F.
Secondary author(s):
Chiarelli, A. M., Merla, A., Gallese, V., Costantini, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Ferri, F., Chiarelli, A. M., Merla, A., Gallese, V., & Costantini, M. (2013). The body beyond the body: expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1765). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1140
2-year Impact Factor: 5.292|2013
Times cited: 67|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Predictive brain / Tactile expectation / Rubber hand illusion / Self

The body beyond the body: Expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand

The body beyond the body: Expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand

DocumentThe dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences2014

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-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/index.cfm?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=10971&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
The disintegration of typically stable multi-sensory integrative processes is known to underlie disorders in self-consciousness. The present study examined whether individuals predisposed to out-of-body experiences (OBEs) would be more/less susceptible to inductions of the rubber-hand illusion, thus revealing important biases in representations sub-serving a coherent sense of ‘self’.
DESIGN:
A within-subjects design was used. Participants completed questionnaire measures indexing their predisposition to specific anomalous perceptions (and the existence of OBEs) and then took part in a rubber-hand illusion experiment.
METHODS:
70 university undergraduates took part in a rubber-hand illusion experiment involving the synchronous and asynchronous brushing of their real and fake rubber hands. Phenomenological (exit questionnaires) and objective psychophysiological measures (skin conductance responses (SCRs) and body-temperature) of the illusion were taken. In contrast to previous studies, SCR data were standardised via Z-score transformations to facilitate an individual-differences analysis.
RESULTS:
Successful illusions were induced for all groups. For control groups, the illusion and threat responses (SCRs) were stronger for the synchronous condition relative to the asynchronous condition. However, the OBE group displayed the mirror opposite pattern for psychophysiological responses.
CONCLUSIONS:
The rubber-hand illusion revealed new and important differences in multi-sensory integration between those who were predisposed to out-of-body experiences and control participants. It is suggested that this might reflect a ‘disconnection’ between lower and higher cortical representations of the body-image which in turn generates a lag between the temporal integration of multi-sensory information for those prone to OBEs – reducing the impact of synchronous-brushing inductions of the illusion.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Dewe, H.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Dewe, H. (2014, May). The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the British Psychological Society, Birmingham, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/index.cfm?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=10971&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Rubber hand illusion

The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences

The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences

DocumentNew frontiers in the rubber hand experiment: when a robotic hand becomes one's own2014

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-2012-248
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2012
Title:
248 - Using hypnosis to distinguish between cognitive and metacognitive conscious experience
Duration: 2013-10 - 2015-05
Researcher(s):
Pedro Alexandre Magalhães de Saldanha da Gama, Axel Cleeremans, Zoltan Dienes, Amir Raz
Institution(s): Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Article
Progress report
Final report
PhD thesis
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Gama, P.
Secondary author(s):
Cleeremans, A., Dienes, Z., Raz, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Decision-making / Consciousness / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-248.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2012
Title:
New frontiers in the rubber hand experiment: when a robotic hand becomes one's own
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13428-014-0498-3
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The rubber hand illusion is an experimental paradigm in which participants consider a fake hand to be part of their body. This paradigm has been used in many domains of psychology (i.e., research on pain, body ownership, agency) and is of clinical importance. The classic rubber hand paradigm nevertheless suffers from limitations, such as the absence of active motion or the reliance on approximate measurements, which makes strict experimental conditions difficult to obtain. Here, we report on the development of a novel technology-a robotic, user- and computer-controllable hand-that addresses many of the limitations associated with the classic rubber hand paradigm. Because participants can actively control the robotic hand, the device affords higher realism and authenticity. Our robotic hand has a comparatively low cost and opens up novel and innovative methods. In order to validate the robotic hand, we have carried out three experiments. The first two studies were based on previous research using the rubber hand, while the third was specific to the robotic hand. We measured both sense of agency and ownership. Overall, results show that participants experienced a "robotic hand illusion" in the baseline conditions. Furthermore, we also replicated previous results about agency and ownership.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Caspar, E. A.
Secondary author(s):
De Beir, A., Gama, P., Yernaux, F., Cleeremans, A., Vanderborght, B.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Caspar, E. A., De Beir, A., Gama, P., Yernaux, F., Cleeremans, A., & Vanderborght, B. (2014). New frontiers in the rubber hand experiment: when a robotic hand becomes one's own. Behavior Research Methods, 47(3), 744-755. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-014-0498-3
2-year Impact Factor: 2.928|2014
Times cited: 39|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Rubber hand illusion / Volition / Self-awareness / Sense of ownership / Sense of agency / Robotic hand

New frontiers in the rubber hand experiment: when a robotic hand becomes one's own

New frontiers in the rubber hand experiment: when a robotic hand becomes one's own

DocumentFinal report - The Body beyond the body2014

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-2012-041
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
041 - The Body beyond the body
Duration: 2013-03 - 2015-01
Researcher(s):
Marcello Costantini, Francesca Ferri
Institution(s): Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Costantini, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferri, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-041.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
Final report - The Body beyond the body
Publication year: 2014
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant4112.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
More than 100 papers have been published on the rubber hand illusion since its discovery 14 years ago. The illusion has been proposed as a demonstration that the body is distinguished from other objects by its participation in specific forms of intermodal perceptual correlation. Here, we radically challenge this view by claiming that actual perceptual correlation is not necessary to produce the experience of this body as mine, as expectations about what could be my body are sufficient.
AIM OF THE STUDY
The aim of this project was to empirically provide support to the idea that peripersonal space (PPS) is not a region surrounding the body that acts as an interface between the body and the environment; rather it is actually a part of our body. To this aim we proposed to test whether it is possible to induce a sense of body ownership over a rubber hand when tactile stimuli were neither delivered over a seen rubber hand nor over the hidden participants’ hand.
METHOD
Participants were submitted to an experimental set-up similar to that employed during the standard Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI). In our case, however, instead of receiving congruent visuo-tactile stimulation, participants observe an object merely entering their own PPS and approaching the rubber hand.
RESULTS
The Project was successful in demonstrating that participants did experience a full-blown illusion. At the neural level we demonstrated that the parietal lobe, a cortical region encoding PPS, is activated by the sight of an object entering participants’ PPS.
CONCLUSION
Our results suggest that expectations about forthcoming sensory events are sufficient to induce a sense of body ownership.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Costantini, M.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Body ownership / Rubber hand illusion / Expectation / Bodily self

Final report - The Body beyond the body

Final report - The Body beyond the body

DocumentPredisposition to out-of-body Experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: Psychophysiological support From a “Rubber Hand Illusion” study2017

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-2014-051
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
051 - The dissociated self: An investigation of emotional responses to a new body-threat task in those predisposed to anomalous body experiences, dissociation and disembodiment
Duration: 2015-09 - 2018-07
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related Psychophysiology / Anomalous Body Experiences / Dissociation / Disembodiment / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-051.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Predisposition to out-of-body Experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: Psychophysiological support From a “Rubber Hand Illusion” study
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-10120-001
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
It has been argued that disorders in body-ownership and aberrant experiences in self-consciousness are due to biases in multisensory integration. Here we examine whether such biases are also associated with spontaneous out-of-body experiences (OBEs) in a nonclinical population. One-hundred and 80 participants took part in a rubber hand illusion (RHI) experiment with synchronous and asynchronous visual and tactile stimulation. A realistic threat was delivered to the rubber hand after a fixed period of stimulation. Self-report exit questionnaires measured the subjective strength of the illusion and psychophysiological measures (skin conductance responses/finger temperature) provided an objective index of fear/anxiety toward the threat. Control participants reported a stronger RHI, and revealed larger threat-related skin conductance responses during synchronous compared with asynchronous brushing. For participants predisposed to OBEs, the magnitude of the skin conductance was not influenced by brushing synchrony-fear responses were just as strong in the asynchronous condition as they were in the synchronous condition. There were also no reliable effects of finger temperature for either group. Collectively, these findings are taken as support for the presence of particular biases in multisensory integration (perhaps via predictive coding mechanisms) in which imprecise top-down tuning occurs resulting in aberrant experiences in self-consciousness even in nonclinical hallucinators.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Watson, D., Dewe, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., Watson, D. G., & Dewe, H. (2017). Predisposition to out-of-body experience (OBE) is associated with aberrations in multisensory integration: Psychophysiological support from a “rubber hand illusion” study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(6), 1125-1143. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000406
2-year Impact Factor: 2.289|2017
Times cited: 18|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Out-of-body experience / Multisensory integration / Hallucination / Rubber hand illusion / Predictive coding

DocumentPhenomenological control as cold control: Hypnosis and beyond2022

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-163
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
163 - Effects of a short-term mindfulness intervention on hypnotisability and mental health
Duration: 2019-04 - 2020-04
Researcher(s):
Zoltan Dienes, Peter Lush
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Dienes, Z.
Secondary author(s):
Lush, P.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Hypnosis / Metacognition / Mindfulness / Meditation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-163.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Phenomenological control as cold control: Hypnosis and beyond
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://psyarxiv.com/7jn8q
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We first review recent work from our laboratory, which construes hypnotizability as an example of a more general trait of capacity for phenomenological control, which people can use to create subjective experiences in many non-hypnotic contexts where those experiences fulfill people’s goals. Second, we review recent work, which construes phenomenological control as a specifically metacognitive process, where intentional cognitive and motor action occurs without awareness of specific intentions (cold control theory). In terms of the reach of phenomenological control, we argue that various laboratory phenomena, namely vicarious pain, mirror-touch synesthesia, and the rubber hand illusion are to an unknown degree a construction of phenomenological control. The argument can of course be extended in principle to other findings. In terms of the reach of cold
control, we present a new theory of intentional binding and show how intentional binding can measure the absence of conscious intentions in the hypnotic context. We obtain no evidence that cold control confers abilities beyond the changes in the metacognitive monitoring it postulates, and we explore the negative correlation between mindfulness and cold control viewed as a lack of mindfulness of intentions.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Dienes, Z.
Secondary author(s):
Lush, L., Palfi, B., Rooseboom, W., Scott, R., Parris, B., Seth, A., Lovell, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Dienes, Z., Lush, P., Palfi, B., Roseboom, W., Scott, R., Parris, B., Seth, A., & Lovell, M. (2022). Phenomenological control as cold control. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 9(2), 101-116. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000230
2-year Impact Factor: 2.000|2022
Times cited: 16|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Hypnosis / Mindfulness / Rubber hand illusion / Synesthesia

Phenomenological control as cold control: Hypnosis and beyond

Phenomenological control as cold control: Hypnosis and beyond

DocumentTrait phenomenological control predicts experience of mirror synaesthesia and the rubber hand illusion2020

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-163
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
163 - Effects of a short-term mindfulness intervention on hypnotisability and mental health
Duration: 2019-04 - 2020-04
Researcher(s):
Zoltan Dienes, Peter Lush
Institution(s): School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Dienes, Z.
Secondary author(s):
Lush, P.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Hypnosis / Metacognition / Mindfulness / Meditation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-163.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Trait phenomenological control predicts experience of mirror synaesthesia and the rubber hand illusion
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18591-6
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In hypnotic responding, expectancies arising from imaginative suggestion drive striking experiential changes (e.g., hallucinations) — which are experienced as involuntary — according to a normally distributed and stable trait ability (hypnotisability). Such experiences can be triggered by implicit suggestion and occur outside the hypnotic context. In large sample studies (of 156, 404 and 353 participants), we report substantial relationships between hypnotisability and experimental measures of experiential change in mirror-sensory synaesthesia and the rubber hand illusion comparable to relationships between hypnotisability and individual hypnosis scale items. The control of phenomenology to meet expectancies arising from perceived task requirements can account for experiential change in psychological experiments.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Lush, P.
Secondary author(s):
Botan, V., Scott, R. B., Seth, A. K., Ward, J., Dienes, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Lush, P., Botan, V., Scott, R. B., Seth, A. K., Ward, J., & Dienes, J. (2020). Trait phenomenological control predicts experience of mirror synaesthesia and the rubber hand illusion. Nature Communications, 11: 4853. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18591-6
2-year Impact Factor: 14.919|2020
Times cited: 56|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Hypnotisability / Suggestion / Rubber hand illusion / Mirror-sensory synaesthesia

Trait phenomenological control predicts experience of mirror synaesthesia and the rubber hand illusion

Trait phenomenological control predicts experience of mirror synaesthesia and the rubber hand illusion

DocumentAbsence of reliable physiological signature of illusory body ownership revealed by fine-grained autonomic measurement during the rubber hand illusion2021

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-2014-128
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
128 - Autonomic nerve recordings applied as a novel psychophysiological tool for Consciousness Science
Duration: 2015-09 - 2021-11
Researcher(s):
Hugo Dyfrig Critchley, Peter Taggart, Yrsa Sverrisdottir
Institution(s): University of Sussex: Brighton and Sussex Medical School (UK); University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Critchley, H. D.
Secondary author(s):
Sverrisdottir, Y.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Microneurography / Interoception / Predictive coding / Awareness / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-128.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Absence of reliable physiological signature of illusory body ownership revealed by fine-grained autonomic measurement during the rubber hand illusion
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0237282
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The neural representation of a ‘biological self’ is linked theoretically to the control of bodily physiology. In an influential model, selfhood relates to internal agency and higher-order interoceptive representation, inferred from the predicted impact of efferent autonomic nervous activity on afferent viscerosensory feedback. Here we tested if an altered representation of physical self (illusory embodiment of an artificial hand) is accompanied by sustained shifts in autonomic activity. Participants (N = 37) underwent procedures for induction of the rubber hand illusion (synchronous stroking of own unseen hand and observed stroking of artificial hand) and a control condition (asychronous stroking). We recorded electrocardiography, electrodermal activity, and a non-invasive measure of multiunit skin sympathetic nerve activity (SKNA) from the chest. We compared these autonomic indices between task conditions, and between individuals who did and did not experience the illusion. Bayes factors quantified the strength of evidence for and against null hypotheses. Observed proprioceptive drift and subjective reports confirmed the efficacy of the synchronous (vs asynchronous) condition in inducing illusory hand ownership. Stringent discriminant analysis classified 24/37 individuals as experiencing the rubber hand illusion. Surprisingly, heart rate, heart rate variability, electrodermal activity, and SKNA measures revealed no autonomic differences between synchronous vs asynchronous conditions, nor between individuals who did or did not experience the rubber hand illusion. Bayes factors indicated substantial evidence for no physiological differences. In contrast to earlier reports, our autonomic data show the absence of a reliable change in physiological state during the rubber hand illusion. More encompassing perturbations of self-experience, for example in full body illusions, may nevertheless be coupled to, or facilitated by, changes in efferent autonomic activity and afferent viscerosensory feedback. Our findings suggest that such changes in bodily physiology are not sustained as an obligatory component of the rubber hand illusion.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Critchley, H. D.
Secondary author(s):
Botan, V., Ward, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Critchley, H. D., Botan, V., & Ward, J. (2021). Absence of reliable physiological signature of illusory body ownership revealed by fine-grained autonomic measurement during the rubber hand illusion. PLoS ONE, 16(4): e0237282. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237282
2-year Impact Factor: 3.240|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 8|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Body ownership / Rubber hand illusion / Physiological measures

Absence of reliable physiological signature of illusory body ownership revealed by finegrained autonomic measurement during the rubber hand illusion

Absence of reliable physiological signature of illusory body ownership revealed by finegrained autonomic measurement during the rubber hand illusion

DocumentThe role of expectation in multisensory body representation - neural evidence2017

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-2012-041
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
041 - The Body beyond the body
Duration: 2013-03 - 2015-01
Researcher(s):
Marcello Costantini, Francesca Ferri
Institution(s): Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Costantini, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferri, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Self / Body awareness / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-041.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2012
Title:
The role of expectation in multisensory body representation - neural evidence
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ejn.13629
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sensory events contribute to body ownership, the feeling that the body belongs to me. However, the encoding of sensory events is not only reactive, but also proactive in that our brain generates prediction about forthcoming stimuli. In previous studies, we have shown that prediction of sensory events is a sufficient condition to induce the sense of body ownership. In this study, we investigated the underlying neural mechanisms. Participants were seated with their right arm resting upon a table just below another smaller table. Hence, the real hand was hidden from the participant's view and a life-sized rubber model of a right hand was placed on the small table in front of them. Participants observed a wooden plank while approaching - without touching - the rubber hand. We measured the phenomenology of the illusion by means of questionnaire. Neural activity was recorded by means of near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Results showed higher activation of multisensory parietal cortices in the rubber hand illusion induced by touch expectation. Furthermore, such activity was correlated with the subjective feeling of owning the rubber hand. Our results enrich current models of body ownership suggesting that our multisensory brain regions generate prediction on what could be my body and what could not. This finding might have interesting implications in all those cases in which body representation is altered, anorexia, bulimia nervosa and obesity, among others.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferri, F.
Secondary author(s):
Ambrosini, E., Pinti, P., Merla, A., Costantini, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Ferri, F., Ambrosini, E., Pinti, P., Merla, A., & Costantini, M. (2017). The role of expectation in multisensory body representation - neural evidence. European Journal of Neuroscience, 46(3), 1897-1905. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13629
2-year Impact Factor: 2.832|2018
Times cited: 12|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: fNIRS / Multisensory integration / Rubber hand illusion / Sensory prediction / Sensory processes

DocumentDiametrical modulation of tactile and visual perceptual thresholds during the rubber hand illusion: A predictive coding account2021

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-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-311
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
311 - How body ownership shapes tactile awareness: Inducing phantom sensations and measuring their electrophysiological correlates in immersive virtual reality
Duration: 2021-04 - 2024-01
Researcher(s):
Carlotta Fossataro, Valentina Bruno, Alice Rossi Sebastiano, Francesca Garbarini
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Turin (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Fossataro, C.
Secondary author(s):
Bruno, V., Rossi Sebastiano, A., Garbarini, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Body ownership / Tactile awareness / Electroencephalography / Immersive virtual reality / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-311.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Diametrical modulation of tactile and visual perceptual thresholds during the rubber hand illusion: A predictive coding account
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00426-021-01608-0
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
During the rubber hand illusion (RHI), the synchronous stroking of the participants’ concealed hand and a visible rubber hand induces a conflict among visuo-tactile inputs, leading healthy subjects to perceive the illusion of being touched on the rubber hand, as if it were part of their body. The predictive coding theory suggests that the RHI emerges to settle the conflict, attenuating somatosensory inputs in favour of visual ones, which “capture” tactile sensations. Here, we employed the psychophysical measure of perceptual threshold to measure a behavioural correlate of the somatosensory and visual modulations, to better understand the mechanisms underpinning the illusion. Before and after the RHI, participants underwent a tactile (Experiment 1) and a visual (Experiment 2) task, wherein they had to detect stimuli slightly above the perceptual threshold. According to the predictive coding framework, we found a significant decrease of tactile detection (i.e. increased tactile perceptual threshold) and a significant increase of visual detection (i.e. decreased visual perceptual threshold), suggesting a diametrical modulation of somatosensory and visual perceptual processes. These findings provide evidence of how our system plastically adapts to uncertainty, attributing different weights to sensory inputs to restore a coherent representation of the own body.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Rossi Sebastiano, A.
Secondary author(s):
Bruno, V., Ronga, I., Fossataro, C., Galigani, M., Neppi-Modona, M., Garbarini, F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Rossi Sebastiano, A., Bruno, V., Ronga, I., Fossataro, C., Galigani, M., Neppi-Modona, M., & Garbarini, F. (2022). Diametrical modulation of tactile and visual perceptual thresholds during the rubber hand illusion: a predictive coding account. Psychological Research, 86(6), 1830–1846. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-021-01608-0
2-year Impact Factor: 2.424|2021
Times cited: 10|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Rubber hand illusion / Sensory inputs / Tactile / Visual

Diametrical modulation of tactile and visual perceptual thresholds during the rubber hand illusion: A predictive coding account

Diametrical modulation of tactile and visual perceptual thresholds during the rubber hand illusion: A predictive coding account