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DocumentEmotional responses (verbal and psychophysiological) to pictures of food stimuli2010

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-044
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/1998
Title:
044 - Psicofisiologia das emoções: Aprendizagem não consciente
Duration: 1999-01 - 2002-12
Researcher(s):
Francisco Esteves, Maria Paula Carneiro, Patrícia Ferreira, Anders Flykt
Institution(s): Unidade de Estudos e Investigação em Psicologia, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Unpublished document
Language: por
Author:
Esteves, F.
Secondary author(s):
Carneiro, M., Arriaga Ferreira, P., Flykt, A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-1998-044.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/1998
Title:
Emotional responses (verbal and psychophysiological) to pictures of food stimuli
Publication year: 2010
URL:
https://repositorio.iscte-iul.pt/handle/10071/2979
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Emotional processing of food-related pictures was studied in four experiments, comparing participants who revealed unhealthy attitudes toward food, dieting and body shape with control groups. All subjects were female and responses to pictures of low and of high calorie foods were compared to responses to other emotional stimuli. The first three experiments measured verbal and autonomic responses and Experiment 4 was a classical conditioning study. In Experiments 2-4, pictures were presented backward masked in order to observe automatic, non-conscious responses. The results showed that, in general, food pictures were processed in the same way as other emotional material, both verbally and psychophysiologically. Although there were some results indicating a difference between groups, the general pattern was that participants selected for being more worried about food and dieting did not show higher reactivity to food cues.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Esteves, F.
Secondary author(s):
Arriaga Ferreira, P., Carneiro, P., Flykt, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Esteves, F., Arriaga Ferreira, P., Carneiro, P., & Flykt, A. (2010). Emotional responses (verbal and psychophysiological) to pictures of food stimuli. Psicologia, 24(2), 89-111.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Food stimuli / Psychophysiology / Emotions / Skin conductance

Emotional responses (verbal and psychophysiological) to pictures of food stimuli

Emotional responses (verbal and psychophysiological) to pictures of food stimuli

DocumentActivity inventromedial prefrontal cortex covaries with sympathetic skin conductance level (SCL): a physiological account of a "default mode" of brain function2004

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2000
Title:
054 - Effect of Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) biofeedback on seizure frequency in patients with poorly controlled epilepsy
Duration: 2001-05 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Yoko Nagai, Michael Trimble, Peter Fenwick, Laura Goldstein, John Lumsden
Institution(s): Institute of Neurology, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Article
Author: Nagai, Y.
Secondary author(s):
Trimble, M. R., Fenwick, P., Goldstein, L., Lumsden, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Epilepsy / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-054.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2000
Title:
Activity inventromedial prefrontal cortex covaries with sympathetic skin conductance level (SCL): a physiological account of a "default mode" of brain function
Publication year: 2004
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811904000540
Contents: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=15&SID=Z1T1li1SW9lnlKPlMpq&page=1&doc=1
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We examined neural activity related to modulation of skin conductance level (SCL), an index of sympathetic tone, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while subjects performed biofeedback arousal and relaxation tasks. Neural activity within the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC) and the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) covaried with skin conductance level (SCL), irrespective of task. Activity within striate and extrastriate cortices, anterior cingulate and insular cortices, thalamus, hypothalamus and lateral regions of prefrontal cortex reflected the rate of change in electrodermal activity, highlighting areas supporting transient skin conductance responses (SCRs). Successful performance of either biofeedback task (where SCL changed in the intended direction) was associated with enhanced activity in mid-OFC. The findings point to a dissociation between neural systems controlling basal sympathetic tone (SCL) and transient skin conductance responses (SCRs). The level of activity in VMPFC has been related to a default mode of brain function and our findings provide a physiological account of this state, indicating that activity within VMPFC and OFC reflects a dynamic between exteroceptive and interoceptive deployment of attention.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Nagai, Y.
Secondary author(s):
Critchley, H. D., Featherstone, E., Trimble, M. R., Dolan, R. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Nagai, Y., Critchley, H. D., Featherstone, E., Trimble, M. R., & Dolan, R. J. (2004). Activity in ventromedial prefrontal cortex covaries with sympathetic skin conductance level: a physiological account of a "default mode" of brain function. NeuroImage, 22(1), 243-251. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.01.019
2-year Impact Factor: 4.869|2004
Times cited: 306|2022-05-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Skin conductance / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) / Biofeedback

DocumentSkin Conductance Prestimulus Response: Analyses, Artifacts and a Pilot Study2003

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-109
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2002
Title:
109 - Retrocausal Signalling with Prestimulus Response
Duration: 2003-02 - 2004-04
Researcher(s):
James Spottiswoode
Institution(s): Geonet Technologies, Inc., Beverly Hills (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Spottiswoode, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Presentiment

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-109.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2002
Title:
Skin Conductance Prestimulus Response: Analyses, Artifacts and a Pilot Study
Publication year: 2003
URL:
http://scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_17_4_spottiswoode.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous studies have suggested that the human autonomic nervous system responds to stimuli 2–3 seconds before presentation. In these studies randomly chosen photographs with high and low affectivity were presented to participants.Ensemble averaging of skin conductance in the prestimulus epochs showed a differential response between high and low affectivity photographs. In our protocol the problem of idiosyncratic responses to pictorial stimuli was avoided by using audio startle stimuli. Stimulus type was determined just before presentationby a true randomgenerator. Participantsheard 20 stimuli per session with a 50% chance of an audio startle as against a silent control. Our dependent variable was the proportions of 3-second epochs prior to audio and control stimuli in which a skin conductance response, that is a minimum in skin conductance followed by a maximum, occurred. We found a significant effect (N ˆ 125, Z scoreˆ 3.27, effect size [ES] ˆ 0.0901 6 0.0275, pˆ 5.4 3 10¡4). Explanations for this result as an artifact were examined and rejected. We show that a significant result from an average-based epoch analysis in this type of experiment is not a necessary requirement to demonstrate significant evidence for a prestimulus response. We also observed post hoc that the prestimulus response effect was correlated with participant lability (r ˆ 0.472, df ˆ 21, pˆ0.011).
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2000-36.02
Author: Spottiswoode, J.
Secondary author(s):
May, E.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Spottiswoode, J., & May, E. C. (2003). Skin Conductance Prestimulus Response: Analyses, Artifacts and a Pilot Study. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 17(4), 617-641.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Skin conductance / Presentiment / Retrocausality / Prestimulus response / Precognition

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DocumentThe effect of remote emotion on receiver skin conductance2005

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-037
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2002
Title:
037 - Investigating individual differences in EDA response to emotional stimuli in a DMILS paradigm
Duration: 2004-01 - 2007-01
Researcher(s):
Peter Ramakers, Paul Stevens
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Ramakers, P.
Secondary author(s):
Stevens, P.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-037.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2002
Title:
The effect of remote emotion on receiver skin conductance
Publication year: 2005
URL:
http://www.spr.ac.uk/psedsite/confprogramme.php3?year=2005
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The role of emotion in extended communication (this term is used here to avoid the telepathy/PK debate) is not fully understood. Case reports that indicate a large emotional component to apparently paranormal experiences have prompted experimental research investigating this relationship. However, most studies have used a conscious response measure and the use of (mostly subconscious) physiological measures has been suggested in the past (Beloff, 1974). Since then skin conductance (SC) has become a popular measure in parapsychology, but most studies using SC have focused on a remote influence paradigm, rather than on the effects of distant emotions. It makes sense to study remote emotion using physiological measures, since a close association exists between conscious emotional experience and physiological arousal. Undifferentiated physiological responses can lead to an ambiguous cognitive evaluation (Cacioppo et al, 2004), therefore physiology might provide a more clear cut psi measure.
Studies of remote emotion using physiological measures are currently infrequent. One example of a study using SC (which did not include a negative condition) found higher activation in the positive as opposed to the neutral condition (Delanoy and Sah, 1994). There have been very few SC studies investigating remote emotion since. A recent experiment done by Radin and Schlitz (2005) also found physiological effects of remote emotion, although they used an electrogastrogram instead of SC.
Another problem concerning SC studies in particular is the use of parameters that are most suitable to detect distant effects. The most widely used parameter is the mean level of the SC, but this might not be the most appropriate one (Schmidt et al., 2001). A recent reevaluation of two SC studies hinted that the variance of the SC might be a more useful parameter (Stevens, 2000). The present study examines the effect of remote emotion (sender viewing emotional pictures) on the SC of the receiver. It is predicted that emotional target pictures viewed by a sender will alter the receiver's SC ("main analysis"). Furthermore, any differential effect of positive and/or negative targets will be examined ("differential analysis"). The above mentioned comparisons will be made using the mean standardized SC (msSC) and mean variance of the SC, thus allowing them to be evaluated as psi measures.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ramakers, P.
Secondary author(s):
Stevens, P., Morris, R.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Ramakers, P., Stevens, P., & Morris, R. (2005). The effect of remote emotion on receiver skin conductance. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, Bath.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Telepathy / Remote emotion / Skin conductance

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DocumentRetrocausal Signalling with Prestimulus Response2004

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-109
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2002
Title:
109 - Retrocausal Signalling with Prestimulus Response
Duration: 2003-02 - 2004-04
Researcher(s):
James Spottiswoode
Institution(s): Geonet Technologies, Inc., Beverly Hills (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Spottiswoode, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Presentiment

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-109.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2002
Title:
Retrocausal Signalling with Prestimulus Response
Publication year: 2004
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/5%C2%BA_simposio.a111.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Spottiswoode, J.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Spottiswoode, J. (2004). Retrocausal Signalling with Prestimulus Response. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 322-323). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Precognition / Prestimulus response / Skin conductance

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DocumentFinal report - Learning and Generalization on Psi Perceptual Tasks2011

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-073
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
073 - Learning and Generalization on Psi Perceptual Tasks
Duration: 2009-01 - 2011-04
Researcher(s):
Julia Mossbridge
Institution(s): Visual Perception, Cognition, and Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Unpublished documents
Language: eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2010-141
Author: Mossbridge, J.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Precognition / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-073.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2008
Title:
Final report - Learning and Generalization on Psi Perceptual Tasks
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/73-08-20131212.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Results from a series of training experiments suggest that measurable improvements in behavioral performance on psi tasks cannot be trained using the 15-day regimen used here, nor using a longer-term (23-211 day) regimen. Moving on to a series of experiments in untrained participants, we examined heart pulse period and skin conductance (SC) during remote stare detection and precognition tasks. In the first of three remote stare detection experiments, we found a significant increase in pulse period when participants were covertly observed versus when they were not observed; this was not replicated in the remaining two experiments. We also performed five precognition experiments (using a guess-the-future-target task); behavioral performance was at chance. In the first and second experiments, we found a significant increase in pulse period during the ten seconds preceding feedback indicating the guess was correct, but this was not replicated in the third experiment. In a fourth experiment, we found a significant SC difference preceding correct vs. incorrect feedback for one task but not another task, and no heart rate difference for either task. The fifth experiment showed no significant heart rate difference, but a near-significant SC difference in the two feedback conditions. A post-hoc analysis of data from all precognition experiments taken only from the first trial performed (to rule out expectation and other order effects) revealed a large, statistically significant anticipatory SC effect in men, a trend toward an opposing effect in women, and a statistically significant sex x feedback interaction. Based on these results, we reached several conclusions that will influence future examinations of these phenomena.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Mossbridge, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Precognition / Precognition task / Skin conductance

Final report - Learning and Generalization on Psi Perceptual Tasks

Final report - Learning and Generalization on Psi Perceptual Tasks

DocumentESP of emotions using skin conductance as indicator of psi2008

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-037
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2002
Title:
037 - Investigating individual differences in EDA response to emotional stimuli in a DMILS paradigm
Duration: 2004-01 - 2007-01
Researcher(s):
Peter Ramakers, Paul Stevens
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Ramakers, P.
Secondary author(s):
Stevens, P.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Emotion

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-037.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2002
Title:
ESP of emotions using skin conductance as indicator of psi
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.spr.ac.uk/main/page/jspr-abstracts-2008#Jan
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
There is evidence that emotions play a role in the occurrence of psi, but the exact role of emotions is not well understood. This study investigated the possibility that emotional reactions of a 'sender' could be detected unconsciously by a 'receiver' who was located in a sensorially shielded room. Positive, negative and neutral pictures from the IAPS were shown to the sender while the receiver's skin conductance was measured. 54 participant pairs were tested. It was predicted that both positive and negative pictures would result in increased receiver skin conductance activity as opposed to neutral pictures, and that positive and negative pictures would have differential effects. The dependent variables were mean log transformed skin conductance and mean variance of skin conductance. The results showed no significant difference between the emotional and the neutral conditions and no effect of the combined emotional conditions on mean variance. A differential analysis of the positive, negative and neutral conditions showed that mean log skin conductance was highest in the negative condition, but not to a significant degree. There was, however, a strong trend for the mean variance to be lower in the positive condition ( ² = 8.197, df = 2, p = 0.017, two-tailed). Overall, the results revealed a pattern of higher activation in the negative condition. Methodological issues and directions for future research are discussed.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ramakers, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Ramakers, P. (2008). ESP of emotions using skin conductance as indicator of psi. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 72.1(890), 21-33.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Emotions / Skin conductance / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

File402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice2016-03

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-2014-402
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Duration: 2016-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic of the University of Regensburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Hinterberger, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Meditation / Mindfulness / Skin Conductance / Feedback / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

DocumentCrying babies: Parental physiological reactions2015

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-2012-157
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2012
Title:
157 - Contributions of parent-infant psychophysiology during dyadic interactions to child development
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-11
Researcher(s):
Raquel Alexandra Gonçalves Costa, Iva Tendais, Ana Conde, Catarina Tojal
Institution(s): ISLA Campus Lisboa, Laureate International Universities, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Costa, R.
Secondary author(s):
Tendais, I., Conde, A., Tojal, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Cognitive development / Psychosocial development / Physical development and health / Affective and social behavior / Parenthood / Biopsychological problems / Mental health

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-157.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2012
Title:
Crying babies: Parental physiological reactions
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://ecdpbraga2015.com/docs/ECDP_Programme%20Overview.pdf
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Sousa, D.
Secondary author(s):
Tojal, C., Costa, R., Tendais, I., Conde, A.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Sousa, D., Tojal, C., Costa, R., Tendais, I., & Conde, A. (2015). Crying babies: Parental physiological reactions. In Program and abstracts of the 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (pp. 265-266). Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Face-to-face interaction / Skin conductance / Heart rate variability (HRV)

Crying babies: Parental physiological reactions

Crying babies: Parental physiological reactions

DocumentAspetos psicofisiológicos da interação mãe/pai-bebé2017

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-2012-157
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2012
Title:
157 - Contributions of parent-infant psychophysiology during dyadic interactions to child development
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-11
Researcher(s):
Raquel Alexandra Gonçalves Costa, Iva Tendais, Ana Conde, Catarina Tojal
Institution(s): ISLA Campus Lisboa, Laureate International Universities, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Costa, R.
Secondary author(s):
Tendais, I., Conde, A., Tojal, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Developmental psychology / Cognitive development / Psychosocial development / Physical development and health / Affective and social behavior / Parenthood / Biopsychological problems / Mental health

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-157.16
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2012
Title:
Aspetos psicofisiológicos da interação mãe/pai-bebé
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0870-82312017000400004
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Although the importance of the quality of behaviors in the mother-infant and father-infant interaction is recognized, knowledge on the physiological aspects that underlie it is still scarce. Objective: to describe the physiological response of mothers and fathers during interaction with their infants. For this purpose, heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia and skin conductance of 24 mothers and 13 fathers were recorded during interaction with the infant according to the Face-to-Face Still-Face (FFSF) protocol. Results: There was an increase in heart rate during the face-to-face episode, a decrease in the still-face episode and a new increase in the recovery episode. There is a decrease in respiratory sinus arrhythmia during the face-to-face episode, an increase in the still-face episode and a further decrease in the recovery episode. Regarding skin conductance, the responses of mothers and fathers follow different patterns: in women there is an increase during the face-to-face episode, a decrease in the still-face episode and a new increase in the recovery episode while in men there is a consistent increase in skin conductance throughout the FFSF procedure. Conclusion: This study contributes to the understanding of the physiological responses of mothers and fathers during the interaction with their infants.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
por
Author:
Pereira, S.
Secondary author(s):
Costa, R., Tojal, C., Tendais, I.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Pereira, S., Costa, R., Tojal, C., & Tendais, I. (2017). Aspetos psicofisiológicos da interação mãe/pai-bebé. Análise Psicológica, 35(4), 453-467. doi: 10.14417/ap.1271
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Mother-infant interaction / Father-infant interaction / Physiological response / Face-to-face still-face / Respiratory sinus arrhythmia / Heart rate / Skin conductance

Aspetos psicofisiológicos da interação mãe/pai-bebé

Aspetos psicofisiológicos da interação mãe/pai-bebé

DocumentFinal report - Measuring the Self: behavioural and neural correlates of bodily awareness2017

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-2014-150
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
150 - Measuring the Self: behavioural and neural correlates of bodily awareness
Duration: 2015-02 - 2017-03
Researcher(s):
Emmanuele Tidoni, Gaetano Tieri, Matteo Candidi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti
Institution(s): Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Rome (Italy); Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
7 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Tidoni, E.
Secondary author(s):
Tieri, G., Candidi, M., Aglioti, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Virtual Reality / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Skin Conductance Response / Bodily Self illusions / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-150.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Measuring the Self: behavioural and neural correlates of bodily awareness
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa%2015014.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
AIM OF THE STUDY
The project aimed to investigate the contribution of brain visuo-motor areas and sensorimotor plasticity following the manipulation of subjective experience of body ownership by means of visual manipulation of body continuity.
METHOD
We collected subjective and physiological (skin conductance responses, motor evoked potentials) answers in healthy participants immersed in a virtual reality environment and explored whether visual discontinuity between the hand and limb of an avatar could reduce a person’s sense of ownership of the virtual body.
RESULTS
We observed that placing different amounts of visual discontinuity between a virtual hand and limb differently modulate the perceived sense of ownership and control over observed virtual bodies and actions. Crucially autonomic reactivity but not motor evoked potentials were modulated by the felt ownership over the virtual body. Indeed only high amplitudes of SCRs were found during the observation of both a normal hand-limb connection and a non-natural connection by means of a rigid wire. On the other hand, the analysis of subjective ratings revealed that only the observation of natural full connected virtual limb elicited high levels of ownership in all studies.
DISCUSSION
Our data show that mere observation of limb discontinuity can change a person’s ownership and agency over a virtual body observed from a first-person perspective, even in the absence of any multisensory stimulation of the real body.
Importantly different measures of physiological activity were differently modulated by subjective body ownership sensations suggesting that different methods to elicit body ownership illusions may differently affect indirect indexes of body representation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tidoni, E.
Secondary author(s):
Tieri, G., Candidi, M., Aglioti, S.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Body ownership / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Virtual reality / Skin conductance / Motor evoked potentials

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DocumentPsychophysiological reactivity in couples during a marital interaction task2017

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-2012-087
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
087 - Neurobiological correlates of empathy in couples: A study of central and peripheral measures
Duration: 2013-05 - 2017/07
Researcher(s):
Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Cledna Patricia de Oliveira Silva, Jean Decety, Kristin Perrone McGovern, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Vânia Andrea Sousa Gonçalves Moreira de Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
2 Articles (1 published and 1 submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, C. P., Decety, J., McGovern, K., Gonçalves, O., Lima, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Affective and social behavior / Conjugality / Brain structure and function / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-087.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2012
Title:
Psychophysiological reactivity in couples during a marital interaction task
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10484-017-9380-2
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to regulate our own physiological arousal when dealing with the emotional expression of our partner is crucial for satisfactory and stable intimate relationships. In previous physiological studies of marital interactions, researchers have found greater levels of psychophysiological arousal for members of the couple in conflictual interactions in comparison with positive interactions. Past researchers have established that intense and prolonged autonomic and neuroendocrine arousal during marital conflict can have negative consequences for mental and physical health. In this study we examined the physiological reactivity, as measured by skin conductance level, heart rate and cortisol levels, from both partners during a couple's interaction task consisting of a structured conversation about positive and negative aspects of their relationship. Participants were thirty-two heterosexual couples (N?=?64) in a committed monogamous relationship with a minimum duration of one year. We found higher heart rate and cortisol levels during negative interaction condition when compared with the positive condition. Skin conductance was higher in the positive interaction condition, when compared with the negative interaction condition. In addition, we found a significant negative association between heart rate variability and autonomic arousal evoked by the interaction task. The implications of these findings for the effects of marital strain on health as well as for the design of risk-reducing interventions, namely biofeedback are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permssion
Language:
eng
Author:
Coutinho, J.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira-Silva, P. , Mesquita, A., Barbosa, M., Perrone-McGovern, K. M. , Gonçalves, O. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Coutinho, J., Oliveira-Silva, P., Mesquita, A., Barbosa, M., Perrone-McGovern, K., & Gonçalves, O. F., (2017). Psychophysiological reactivity in couples during a marital interaction task. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 42(4), 335-346. doi: 10.1007/s10484-017-9380-2
2-year Impact Factor: 1.347|2017
Times cited: 8|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Couples / Marital interaction / Physiological measures / Skin Conductance / Heart rate / Cortisol

DocumentSkin conductance feedback meditation: Evaluation of a novel physiology-assisted meditation style2018

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-2014-402
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Duration: 2016-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic of the University of Regensburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Hinterberger, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Meditation / Mindfulness / Skin Conductance / Feedback / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-402.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Skin conductance feedback meditation: Evaluation of a novel physiology-assisted meditation style
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/489342
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Mindfulness meditation (MM) can be regarded as a practice for calming the mind while the focus on their breathing can help meditators maintain a state of mindful presence. We have developed and evaluated an alternative method for reaching conscious states of pure being without the aid of a focus of attention.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Skin conductance feedback was provided in real-time during meditation sessions (SCFM) and the practicability of this novel approach was evaluated. Thirty participants, 15 meditation experts and 15 non-meditators, attended six sessions of meditation in three days. Four SCFM and two ordinary MM sessions were conducted. Each session was evaluated with physiological measures and a feedback questionnaire assessing subjective changes in body-related, emotional, and mental self-perception.
RESULTS:
On average, 78.3% of the participants felt more integrated and connected, 84.2% perceived themselves as more calm and balanced, and 50% felt vitalized after SCFM sessions, while only 5% or less felt more agitated or depressed after the sessions. SCFM was not significantly different from MM. The positive effect of SCFM correlated positively with mindfulness self-ratings.
CONCLUSIONS:
The study demonstrates that SCFM is a viable method for performing a satisfying and consciousness-expanding meditation session.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Baierlein, F., Breitenbach, N.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Hinterberger, T., Baierlein, F., & Breitenbach, N. (2018). Skin conductance feedback meditation: Evaluation of a novel physiology-assisted meditation style. Complementary Medicine Research, 25(5), 313-320. doi: 10.1159/000489342
2-year Impact Factor: 0.805|2018
Times cited: 1|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Biofeedback / Mindfulness / Meditation / Skin conductance

DocumentFinal report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice2018

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-2014-402
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Duration: 2016-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic of the University of Regensburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Hinterberger, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Meditation / Mindfulness / Skin Conductance / Feedback / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-402.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant_40214.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In ordinary mindfulness meditation (MM) the focus on the breathing should help meditators maintaining a state of mindful presence. A pure state of open monitoring should not have such a focus of attention. In order to bring meditators back to the state of presence in open monitoring an externally triggered reminder would be helpful. Feedback of skin conductance (SC) related to mental distractions with emotional content could serve as such a reminder. We provided SC in real-time during meditation sessions and evaluated the practicability of this novel approach.
Thirty participants, 15 meditators and 15 non-meditators, attended six sessions of meditation in three days. Four sessions were conducted as SC feedback meditation (SCFM) sessions and two sessions as ordinary MM. Each was evaluated with physiological measures and a feedback questionnaire assessing subjective changes in body sensation, emotional condition, and mental state.
The 14 feedback items could be merged into the dimensions expansiveness and contentedness. At average, 68.3% of the participants felt more expanded and over 80% were more contented after SCFM sessions while only 3.3% felt more limited and discontented after the sessions. This result was not significantly different from MM. SCFM sessions were tested to be non-inferior to mindfulness meditations. There were no significant differences in the number of SC reactions between meditators and non-meditators and also not between MM and SCFM.
Despite finding only few significant differences in psychological and physiological measures between MM and SCFM, both methods seem to be comparably good in their effects on meditators with the advantage of SCFM that no focus of attention is required during meditation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Tamm, T., Baierlein, F., Lederer-Lug, I., Breitenbach, N.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Hinterberger, T., Tamm, T., Baierlein, F., Lederer-Lug, I., & Breitenbach, N. (2018). Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mindfulness / Meditation / Skin Conductance / Biofeedback

Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice

Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice

DocumentGalvanic skin response (GSR)/Electrodermal/skin conductance biofeedback on epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis2019

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-180
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2008
Title:
180 - Emotional influences on psychophysiological indices of focused attention and response anticipation in social anxiety: A combined neuroimaging and electroencephalographic study
Duration: 2009-10 - 2014-07
Researcher(s):
Yoko Nagai, Hugo Critchley, Marcus Gray
Institution(s): Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Nagai, Y.
Secondary author(s):
Critchley, H. D. , Gray, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Anxiety disorders / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-180.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2008
Title:
Galvanic skin response (GSR)/Electrodermal/skin conductance biofeedback on epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2019.00377/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: Dynamic changes in psychophysiological arousal are directly expressed in the sympathetic innervation of the skin. This activity can be measured as tonic and phasic fluctuations in electrodermal activity [Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)/skin conductance]. Biofeedback training can enable an individual to gain voluntary control over this autonomic response and its central correlates. Theoretically, control of psychophysiological arousal may be harnessed as a therapy for epilepsy, to mitigate pre-ictal states. Evidence is accumulating for the clinical efficacy of GSR biofeedback training in the management of drug resistant epilepsy. In this review, we analyse current evidence of efficacy with GSR biofeedback and evaluate the methodology of each study.
Method: We searched published literature pertaining to interventional studies of GSR biofeedback for epilepsy, through MEDLINE and Cochrane databases (1950-2018). Using percentage seizure reduction as an indicator of therapeutic efficacy induced by GSR biofeedback, we used meta-analytic methods to summarize extant findings. We also compare and contrast study design with relevance to the interpretation of outcomes.
Results: Out of 21 articles retrieved for GSR/EDA/Skin conductance biofeedback, four studies were identified as interventional trials, involving 99 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy in total. Three of these studies included a control group and a positive therapeutic effect of biofeedback was reported in each of these. The difference in seizure frequency percentage (Biofeedback-Control) was between -54.4 and -74.0% with an overall weighted mean difference of -64.3% (95% CI: -85.4 to -43.2%). The response rates (proportion of patients manifesting > 50% reduction in seizure frequency) varied from 45 to 66% across studies.
Significance: This timely evaluation highlights the potential value of GSR biofeedback therapy, and informs the optimal study design of larger scale studies that are now required to more definitively establish the utility of this non-invasive, non-pharmacological interventional approach for drug-resistant epilepsy.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Nagai, Y.
Secondary author(s):
Jones, C. I., Sen, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Nagai, Y., Jones, C. I., & Sen, A. (2019). Galvanic skin response (GSR)/Electrodermal/skin conductance biofeedback on epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Neurology, 10: 377. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00377
2-year Impact Factor: 2.889|2019
Times cited: 12|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Epilepsy / Biofeedback / Galvanic skin response / Skin conductance / Electrodermal activity / Autonomic activity / Behavioral therapy

Galvanic skin response (GSR)/Electrodermal/skin conductance biofeedback on epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Galvanic skin response (GSR)/Electrodermal/skin conductance biofeedback on epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis