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DocumentThe Promises and Perils of Buddhist Meditation in the West. Clinical Applications of Buddhist meditation: Self and No-self2013

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-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
The Promises and Perils of Buddhist Meditation in the West. Clinical Applications of Buddhist meditation: Self and No-self
Publication year: 2013
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W. B. (2013, October). The promises and perils of buddhist meditation in the west. Clinical applications of buddhist meditation: Self and No-self. Paper presented at the Special Conference New Dialogues Between Buddhism and Science: Researching the Effects of Meditation and Compassion on Health and Well-Being. Serenety Ridge Retreat Center, Ligmincha Institute, Shipman VA, USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Buddhist meditation / Sense of self / Culture / Religion

DocumentThe Promises and Perils of Buddhist Meditation in the West 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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
The Promises and Perils of Buddhist Meditation in the West
Publication year: 2013
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Stone, M.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W. B., & Stone, M. (2013, November). The Promises and Perils of Buddhist Meditation in the West. Paper presented at the Leading Edge Seminars: Fine-tuning Mindfulness with Neuroscience: Promises and Perils, Toronto C.A., USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Buddhist meditation / Sense of self / Culture / Religion

DocumentThe varieties of contemplative experience: Interdisciplinary perspectives2014

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-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
The varieties of contemplative experience: Interdisciplinary perspectives
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://interactingminds.au.dk/events/single-events/artikel/willoughby-britton-jared-lindahl-the-varieties-of-contemplative-experience/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The project aims to come to a more comprehensive understanding of the wide range of experiences that occur during various contemplative practices, especially those that are reported as being particularly unexpected, challenging or difficult. Through qualitative data analysis and interdisciplinary scholarship cutting across the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and religious studies, the Varieties of Contemplative Experience project investigates underrepresented issues arising in the context of meditation, such as loss of sense of self, derepression of traumatic memories, involuntary body movements, and visual hallucinations.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Lindahl, J.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W., & Lindahl, J. (2014, August). The varieties of contemplative experience: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Paper present at Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. Abstract retrieved from http://interactingminds.au.dk/events/single-events/artikel/willoughby-britton-jared-lindahl-the-varieties-of-contemplative-experience/
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Sense of self / Hallucinations / Derepression

DocumentThe varieties of contemplative experience: Interdisciplinary perspectives2014

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-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
The varieties of contemplative experience: Interdisciplinary perspectives
Publication year: 2014
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Lindahl, J.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W., & Lindahl, J. (2014). The varieties of contemplative experience: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Paper presented at University of Oslo, Norway.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Sense of self / Hallucinations / Derepression

DocumentMeditation and Trauma: Clinical considerations2014

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-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
Meditation and Trauma: Clinical considerations
Publication year: 2014
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W. (2014). Meditation and Trauma: Clinical considerations. Department for Trauma Treatment, Modum Bad Psychiatric Center. Oslo, Norway.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Sense of self / Hallucinations / Derepression / Trauma

DocumentThe varieties of contemplative experience: An empirical study of American Buddhist meditators2014

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-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.13
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
The varieties of contemplative experience: An empirical study of American Buddhist meditators
Publication year: 2014
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Lindahl, J.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W., & Lindahl, J. (2014, November). The varieties of contemplative experience: An empirical study of American Buddhist meditators. Paper presented at Smith College, Department of Religion.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Sense of self / Hallucinations / Derepression

DocumentIs meditation always good?2015

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.15
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
Is meditation always good?
Publication year: 2015
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W.B. (2015, May). Is meditation always good? Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Sense of self

DocumentThe promises and perils of mixing Buddhism with Western psychiatry2015

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-2012-256
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
256- Contemplative development mapping project
Duration: 2013-07
Researcher(s):
Willoughby Britton, Catherine Kerr, Harold Roth, Jared Lindahl, Jake Davis, Chris Kaplan, Nathan Fisher
Institution(s): The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Britton, W.
Secondary author(s):
Kerr, C., Roth, H., Lindahl, J., Davis, J., Kaplan, C., Fisher, N.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Spiritualism / Spiritual traditions/experiences / Assessment tools / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-256.18
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 25/2012
Title:
The promises and perils of mixing Buddhism with Western psychiatry
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.cmc-ia.org/mcc2015/keynote-speakers/
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Britton, W.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Britton, W.B. (2015, June). The promises and perils of mixing Buddhism with Western psychiatry. Invited keynote. Mindfulness and
Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Buddhist meditation / Sense of self

DocumentA typology of altered states according to the consciousness state space (CSS) model: A special reference to subjective time2017

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-2014-228
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
228 - Pushing consciousness and selfhood towards their boundaries - An EEG neurophenomenological study
Duration: 2015-02 - 2019-03
Researcher(s):
Joseph Glicksohn, Aviva Berkovich-Ohana, Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan
Institution(s): Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan (Israel); Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti, Assisi (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
4 papers
Language: eng
Author:
Glicksohn, J.
Secondary author(s):
Berkovich-Ohana, A., Ben-Soussan, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Consciousness / Self / Perceptual Deprivation / EEG / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-228.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
A typology of altered states according to the consciousness state space (CSS) model: A special reference to subjective time
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/imp/jcs/2017/00000024/F0020003/art00003?crawler=true
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
One of the biggest challenges for researchers investigating altered states of consciousness (ASCs) has been the need for a
systematic framework to accurately describe the phenomenological characteristics of ASCs, as well as placing them in relation to regular states of consciousness. Here, we target these two challenges by employing a new and systematic model of consciousness, the consciousness state space (CSS), and presenting a typology of ASCs within the CSS model. Specifically, the CSS model describes two different levels of self, narrative and minimal, as concentric spheres along three dimensions - subjective time, awareness, and emotion - and creates a phenomenological state-space encompassing all possible states, with its proposed neural space. We describe several ASCs focusing on dreaming, hallucinogenic effects of drugs, and meditation, in order to demonstrate and draw several conclusions. Here we focus on two related alterations during ASCs pertaining to perception of time and the bodily self: (i) ASCs share a common ‘collapse’ of the time dimension towards a transitory state of ‘timelessness’; (ii) during extreme ASCs, body sensations are ‘cut-off’ or at least distorted.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-366.03
Author: Berkovich-Ohana, A.
Secondary author(s):
Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Berkovich-Ohana, A., & Wittmann, M. (2017). A typology of altered states according to the consciousness state space (CSS) model: A special reference to subjective time. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24, 37-61.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.725|2017
Times cited: 18|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Altered states of consciousness / Sense of self / Time perception / Emotion / Awareness / Default network

DocumentA typology of altered states according to the consciousness state space (CSS) model: A special reference to subjective time2017

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-2014-366
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
366 - Changes in subjective time as indication of increased mindfulness after meditation
Duration: 2015-04 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany; Stefan Schmidt, Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
3 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Wittmann, C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Present moment / Time perception / Meditation / Mindfulness / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-366.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
A typology of altered states according to the consciousness state space (CSS) model: A special reference to subjective time
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/imp/jcs/2017/00000024/F0020003/art00003?crawler=true
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
One of the biggest challenges for researchers investigating altered states of consciousness (ASCs) has been the need for a
systematic framework to accurately describe the phenomenological characteristics of ASCs, as well as placing them in relation to regular states of consciousness. Here, we target these two challenges by employing a new and systematic model of consciousness, the consciousness state space (CSS), and presenting a typology of ASCs within the CSS model. Specifically, the CSS model describes two different levels of self, narrative and minimal, as concentric spheres along three dimensions - subjective time, awareness, and emotion - and creates a phenomenological state-space encompassing all possible states, with its proposed neural space. We describe several ASCs focusing on dreaming, hallucinogenic effects of drugs, and meditation, in order to demonstrate and draw several conclusions. Here we focus on two related alterations during ASCs pertaining to perception of time and the bodily self: (i) ASCs share a common ‘collapse’ of the time dimension towards a transitory state of ‘timelessness’; (ii) during extreme ASCs, body sensations are ‘cut-off’ or at least distorted.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-228.02
Author: Berkovich-Ohana, A.
Secondary author(s):
Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Berkovich-Ohana, A., & Wittmann, M. (2017). A typology of altered states according to the consciousness state space (CSS) model: A special reference to subjective time. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24, 37-61.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.725|2017
Times cited: 18|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Altered states of consciousness / Sense of self / Time perception / Emotion / Awareness / Default network

DocumentThe hitchhiker's guide to neurophenomenology - The case of studying self boundaries with meditators2020

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-2018-093
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
093 - Meditation-induced neuroplasticity of the embodied-self and its role in social processing
Duration: 2019-02 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Aviva Berkovich-Ohana
Institution(s): The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center, University of Haifa (Israel); Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Berkovich-Ohana, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Self-boundaries / Neuro-phenomenology / Meditation / Magnetoencephalography / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-093.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The hitchhiker's guide to neurophenomenology - The case of studying self boundaries with meditators
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01680/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This paper is a practical guide to neurophenomenology. Varela's neurophenomenological research program (NRP) aspires to bridge the gap between, and integrate, first-person (1P) and third-person (3P) approaches to understanding the mind. It does so by suggesting a methodological framework allowing these two irreducible phenomenal domains to relate and reciprocally support the investigation of one another. While highly appealing theoretically, neurophenomenology invites researchers to a challenging methodological endeavor. Based on our experience with empirical neurophenomenological implementation, we offer practical clarifications and insights learnt along the way. In the first part of the paper, we outline the theoretical principles of the NRP and briefly present the field of 1P research. We speak to the importance of phenomenological training and outline the utility of cooperating with meditators as skilled participants. We suggest that 1P accounts of subjective experience can be placed on a complexity continuum ranging between thick and thin phenomenology, highlighting the tension and trade-off inherent to the neurophenomenological attempt to naturalize phenomenology. We then outline a typology of bridges, which create mutual constraints between 1P and 3P approaches, and argue for the utility of alternating between the bridges depending on the available experimental resources, domain of interest and level of sought articulation. In the second part of the paper, we demonstrate how the theory can be put into practice by describing a decade of neurophenomenological studies investigating the sense of self with increasing focus on its embodied, and minimal, aspects. These aspects are accessed via the dissolution of the sense-of-boundaries, shedding new light on the multi-dimensionality and flexibility of embodied selfhood. We emphasize the evolving neurophenomenological dialogue, showing how consecutive studies, placed differently on the thin-to-thick 1P continuum, advance the research project by using the bridging principles appropriate for each stage.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Berkovich-Ohana, A.,
Secondary author(s):
Dor-Ziderman, Y., Trautwein, F.-M., Schweitzer, Y., Nave, O., Fulder, S., Ataria, Y.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Berkovich-Ohana, A., Dor-Ziderman, Y., Trautwein, F.-M., Schweitzer, Y., Nave, O., Fulder, S., & Ataria, Y. (2020). The hitchhiker's guide to neurophenomenology - The case of studying self-boundaries with meditators. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1680. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01680
2-year Impact Factor: 2.990|2020
Times cited: 36|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Neurophenomenology / Sense of self / Embodied self / Self boundaries / Meditation / Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

The hitchhiker's guide to neurophenomenology - The case of studying self boundaries with meditators

The hitchhiker's guide to neurophenomenology - The case of studying self boundaries with meditators

DocumentWhen the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation2021

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11097-020-09677-z#citeas
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
There has recently been a resurgence of philosophical and scientific interest in the foundations of self-consciousness, with particular focus on its altered, anomalous forms. This paper looks at the altered forms of self-awareness in Depersonalization Disorder (DPD), a condition in which people feel detached from their self, their body and the world (Derealisation). Building upon the phenomenological distinction between reflective and pre-reflective self-consciousness, we argue that DPD may alter the transparency of basic embodied forms of pre-reflective self-consciousness, as well as the capacity to flexibly modulate and switch between the reflective and pre-reflective facets of self-awareness. Empirical evidence will be invoked in support of the idea that impaired processing of bodily signals is characteristic of the condition. We provide first-hand subjective reports describing the experience of self-detachment or fracture between an observing and an observed self. This split is compared with similar self-detachment phenomena reported in certain Buddhist-derived meditative practices. We suggest that these alterations and changes may reveal the underlying and tacit transparency that characterises the embodied and basic pre-reflective forms of self-consciousness, in the same way that a crack in a transparent glass may indicate the presence of an unnoticed window.
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eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Charlton, J., Farmer, H.
Document type:
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Number of reproductions:
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Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Charlton, J., & Farmer, H. (2021). When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 20(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-020-09677-z
2-year Impact Factor: 2.3|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor only available since 2022
Times cited: 17|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Self-consciousness / Sense of self / Depersonalisation / Embodiment / Meditation

When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation

When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation

DocumentI overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder2021

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://psyarxiv.com/k9d2n/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This paper considers the phenomenology of depersonalisation disorder, in relation to predictive processing and its associated pathophysiology. To do this, we first establish a few mechanistic tenets of predictive processing that are necessary to talk aboutphenomenal transparency, mental action, and self as subject. We briefly review the important role of ‘predicting precision’ and how this affords mental action and the loss of phenomenal transparency. We then turn to sensory attenuation and the phenomenal consequences of (pathophysiological) failures to attenuate or modulate sensory precision. We then consider this failure in the context of depersonalisation disorder. The key idea here is that depersonalisation disorder reflects the remarkable capacity to explain perceptual engagement with the worldvia the hypothesis that “I am an embodied perceiver, but I am not in control of my perception”. We suggest thatindividuals with depersonalisation may believe that ‘another agent’ is controlling their thoughts, perceptions or actions, while maintaining full insight that the ‘other agent’ is‘me’ (the self). Finally, we rehearse the predictions of this formal analysis, with a special focus on the psychophysical and physiological abnormalities that may underwrite the phenomenology of depersonalisation
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Hesp, C., Seth, A., Limanowski, J., Friston, K.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Hesp, C., Seth, A., Limanowski, J., & Friston, K. (2021). I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/k9d2n
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Sense of self / Agency / Sensory attenuation / Predictive processing / Depersonalisation

I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

DocumentGetting in touch with the lost self: Vicarious and affective touch in depersonalisation2021

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.09
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Getting in touch with the lost self: Vicarious and affective touch in depersonalisation
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://psyarxiv.com/4pnyq/
Abstract/Results: We conducted an online study featuring two experiments in order to examine the relationship between depersonalization experiences (DP) (i.e. feelings of being detached from one’s self and body) and vicarious affective touch and self-touch. Experiment 1 examined to what extent DP traits modulate the perceived pleasantness and/or vividness of tactile experiences as imagined being received by the self and other. In experiment 2 we designed a new affective self-touch intervention in order to explore the effect of CT-optimal self-touch stroking on one’s dorsal forearm on the perceived pleasantness and vividness of tactile experiences as being received by the self and other. We found that low DP individuals reported higher perceived pleasantness and vividness rating for touch. By contrast, the high DP cohort rated all touch experiences as significantly less pleasant. No significant interaction effects for vividness ratings of touch experiences across low and high DP. In addition, our results suggest that people with low DP rate the perceived pleasantness of the imagined social touch experiences as received by the self higher than if received by the other. Interestingly, in high DP individuals, there is no difference in the perceived pleasantness of affective touch imagined as being received by the self vs the other. Finally, we found that both low and high DP participants, following our tailored CT-optimal affective self-touch intervention on one’s own body, report significantly higher ratings of vividness of tactile perception.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Mathew, J., Deroy, O., Fairhurst, M.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Mathew, J. M., Deroy, O., & Fairhurst, M. T. (2021). Getting in touch with the lost self: Vicarious and affective touch in depersonalisation. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/4pnyq
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Affective touch / Vicarious touch / Self-touch / Sense of self / Depersonalization

DocumentI overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder2022

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.10
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810022000526
Abstract/Results: This paper considers the phenomenology of depersonalisation disorder, in relation to predictive processing and its associated pathophysiology. To do this, we first establish a few mechanistic tenets of predictive processing that are necessary to talk about phenomenal transparency, mental action, and self as subject. We briefly review the important role of ‘predicting precision’ and how this affords mental action and the loss of phenomenal transparency. We then turn to sensory attenuation and the phenomenal consequences of (pathophysiological) failures to attenuate or modulate sensory precision. We then consider this failure in the context of depersonalisation disorder. The key idea here is that depersonalisation disorder reflects the remarkable capacity to explain perceptual engagement with the world via the hypothesis that “I am an embodied perceiver, but I am not in control of my perception”. We suggest that individuals with depersonalisation may believe that ‘another agent’ is controlling their thoughts, perceptions or actions, while maintaining full insight that the ‘other agent’ is ‘me’ (the self). Finally, we rehearse the predictions of this formal analysis, with a special focus on the psychophysical and physiological abnormalities that may underwrite the phenomenology of depersonalisation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Seth, A., Limanoswski, K., Hesp, C., Friston, K.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Seth, A., Limanowski, J., Hesp, C., & Friston, K. (2022). I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder. Consciousness and Cognition, 101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2022.103320
2-year Impact Factor: 2.400|2022
Times cited: 16|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Sense of self / Agency / Sensory attenuation / Active inference / Predictive processing / Depersonalisation

I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

DocumentChanges in subjective time and self during meditation2022

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-2018-050
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
050 - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation
Duration: 2019-07 - 2022-09
Researcher(s):
Marc Wittmann, Stefan Schmidt, Karin Meissner
Institution(s): Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg (Germany); University Clinic Freiburg (Germany); Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Wittmann, M.
Secondary author(s):
Schmidt, S., Meissner, K.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Present moment / Mindfulness / Time perception / Temporal integration / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-050.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Changes in subjective time and self during meditation
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-7737/11/8/1116
Abstract/Results: Abstract
This study examined the effects of meditative states in experienced meditators on present-moment awareness, subjective time, and self-awareness while assessing meditation-induced changes in heart-rate variability and breathing rate. A sample of 22 experienced meditators who practiced meditation techniques stressing awareness of the present moment (average 20 years of practice) filled out subjective scales pertaining to sense of time and the bodily self and accomplished a metronome task as an operationalization of present-moment awareness before and after a 20 min meditation session (experimental condition) and a 20 min reading session (control condition) according to a within-subject design. A mixed pattern of increased sympathetic and parasympathetic activity was found during meditation regarding heart-rate measures. Breathing intervals were prolonged during meditation. Participants perceived their body boundaries as less salient during meditation than while reading the story; they also felt time passed more quickly and they paid less attention to time during meditation. No significant differences between conditions became apparent for the metronome task. This is probably the first quantitative study to show how the experience of time during a meditation session is altered together with the sense of the bodily self.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Linares Gutiérrez, D.
Secondary author(s):
Schmidt, S., Meissner, K., Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Linares Gutiérrez, D., Schmidt, S., Meissner, K., & Wittmann, M. (2022). Changes in subjective time and self during meditation. Biology, 11(8), 1116. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology11081116
2-year Impact Factor: 4.200|2022
Times cited: 1|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Time perception / Sense of self / Present-moment awareness / Meditation

Changes in subjective time and self during meditation

Changes in subjective time and self during meditation

DocumentFinal report - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation2022

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-2018-050
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
050 - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation
Duration: 2019-07 - 2022-09
Researcher(s):
Marc Wittmann, Stefan Schmidt, Karin Meissner
Institution(s): Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg (Germany); University Clinic Freiburg (Germany); Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Wittmann, M.
Secondary author(s):
Schmidt, S., Meissner, K.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Present moment / Mindfulness / Time perception / Temporal integration / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-050.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation
Publication year: 2022
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
In meditation the three state dimensions of awareness, affect and time can reach extreme levels leading to changes in the sense of self.
AIMS
This study examines the effects of meditative states in very experienced meditators on the present moment awareness, subjective time and the awareness of the self while exploring its relationship with meditation-induced physiological changes.
METHOD
Following a within-subject design, a sample of experienced mindfulness-meditators (n=22) accomplished a metronome task, as an operationalization of the present moment awareness, before and after 20-minutes meditation session and a 20-minutes reading session. Electrocardiogram and respiratory activity were recorded during both sessions. Self-report scales related to subjective time and to the awareness of the self were filled in after both conditions.
RESULTS
Concerning the metronome task no significant differences between conditions became apparent. Participants perceived their body boundaries as less salient during meditation than while reading the story; they also felt time as passing more quickly and they had less attention to time during meditation. Concerning physiological indices, there was a mixed pattern of more sympathetic and parasympathetic activity during meditation: breathing intervals were prolonged during meditation; heart-rate variability parameters had higher a-1 and lower a-2 levels in the meditation condition. There were lower levels of ApEn and SampEn, measures of HRV complexity, during meditation.
CONCLUSIONS
Meditation led to several changes in physiological parameters and subjective experience, i.e. less pronounced body boundaries and less awareness of time but no changes in the accentuation of metronome beats.
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eng
Author:
Wittmann, M.
Secondary author(s):
Schmidt, S., Meissner, K., Linares Gutiérrez, D.
Document type:
Final report
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Reference:
Wittmann, M., Schmidt, S., Meissner, K., & Linares Gutiérrez, D. (2022). Final report - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation.
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Keywords: Time perception / Sense of self / Present-moment awareness / Meditation

Final report - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation

Final report - Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation