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DocumentTwenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles2006

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-168
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2004
Title:
168 - Electrocortical studies of the hippocampal-parahippocampal (HP) structures in humans: Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes, as a research tool in human cognition and epilepsy
Duration: 2005-02 - 2007-07
Researcher(s):
Péter Halász, Zsófia Clemens, Csaba Borbély, Dániel Fabó
Institution(s): National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Center, Budapest (Hungary)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Halász, P.
Secondary author(s):
Clemens, Z., Borbély, C., Fabó, D.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Epilepsy / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-168.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2004
Title:
Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16714084
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recent evidence suggests that the sleep-dependent consolidation of declarative memories relies on the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) rather than the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep. Moreover, a few studies both at the cellular and the behavioural levels have suggested the involvement of sleep spindles, the most synchronous oscillatory waveforms during NREM sleep stage 2, in this process. Our previous study showed that overnight verbal memory retention correlates with the total number of sleep spindles in left frontocentral areas, while spindling in other regions did not correlate with mnemonic retention. In the present study, we show that retention of visuospatial memories over a 24-h period correlates with the total number of sleep spindles detected over parietal regions during the intervening night-time sleep. This result provides further evidence for the association between sleep spindle activity and declarative memory consolidation, and suggests that visuospatial and verbal memory retention differ in the topographic distribution of the NREM spindle activity with which they are associated.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Clemens, Z.
Secondary author(s):
Fabó, D., Halász, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Clemens, Z., Fabó, D., & Halász, P. (2006). Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles. Neuroscience Letters, 403(1-2), 52-56. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2006.04.035
2-year Impact Factor: 2.092|2006
Times cited: 106|2022-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Sleep spindles / Rey-Osterrieth complex figure task / Memory consolidation / Oscillations / Hippocampus / Declarative memory

Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles

Twenty-four hours retention of visuospatial memory correlates with the number of parietal sleep spindles

DocumentThe contribution of thalamocortical core and matrix pathways to sleep spindles2016

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-2012-220
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
220 - Consciousness disconnects during sleep
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-05
Researcher(s):
Giovanni Piantoni
Institution(s): Cortical Physiology Lab, Massachusets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA) and Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
1 article
Submitted papers
Language: eng
Author:
Piantoni, G.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-220.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
The contribution of thalamocortical core and matrix pathways to sleep spindles
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/2016/3024342/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sleep spindles arise from the interaction of thalamic and cortical neurons. Neurons in the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) inhibit
thalamocortical neurons, which in turn excite the TRN and cortical neurons. A fundamental principle of anatomical organization
of the thalamocortical projections is the presence of two pathways: the diffuse matrix pathway and the spatially selective core
pathway. Cortical layers are differentially targeted by these two pathways with matrix projections synapsing in superficial layers
and core projections impinging on middle layers. Based on this anatomical observation, we propose that spindles can be classified
into two classes, those arising from the core pathway and those arising from the matrix pathway, although this does not exclude the fact that some spindles might combine both pathways at the same time.We find evidence for this hypothesis in EEG/MEG studies, intracranial recordings, and computational models that incorporate this difference.This distinction will prove useful in accounting for the multiple functions attributed to spindles, in that spindles of different types might act on local and widespread spatial scales. Because spindle mechanisms are often hijacked in epilepsy and schizophrenia, the classification proposed in this review might provide valuable information in defining which pathways have gone awry in these neurological disorders.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Piantoni, G.
Secondary author(s):
Halgren, E., Cash, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Piantoni, G., Halgren, E., & Cash, S. (2016). The contribution of thalamocortical core and matrix pathways to sleep spindles. Neural Plasticity. Article ID 3024342. doi: 10.1155/2016/3024342
2-year Impact Factor: 3.054|2016
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2018
Times cited: 34|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Sleep spindles

The contribution of thalamocortical core and matrix pathways to sleep spindles

The contribution of thalamocortical core and matrix pathways to sleep spindles

DocumentRotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night2016

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-2012-220
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
220 - Consciousness disconnects during sleep
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-05
Researcher(s):
Giovanni Piantoni
Institution(s): Cortical Physiology Lab, Massachusets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA) and Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final reports
1 article
Submitted papers
Language: eng
Author:
Piantoni, G.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Sleep and dreams

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-220.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 15/2012
Title:
Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://elifesciences.org/content/5/e17267
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
During sleep, the thalamus generates a characteristic pattern of transient, 11-15 Hz sleep spindle oscillations, which synchronize the cortex through large-scale thalamocortical loops. Spindles have been increasingly demonstrated to be critical for sleep-dependent consolidation of memory, but the specific neural mechanism for this process remains unclear. We show here that cortical spindles are spatiotemporally organized into circular wave-like patterns, organizing neuronal activity over tens of milliseconds, within the timescale for storing memories in large-scale networks across the cortex via spike-time dependent plasticity. These circular patterns repeat over hours of sleep with millisecond temporal precision, allowing reinforcement of the activity patterns through hundreds of reverberations. These results provide a novel mechanistic account for how global sleep oscillations and synaptic plasticity could strengthen networks distributed across the cortex to store coherent and integrated memories.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Muller, L.
Secondary author(s):
Piantoni, G., Koller, D. , Cash, S., Halgren, E., Sejnowski, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Muller, L., Piantoni, G., Koller, D., Cash, S., Halgren, E., & Sejnowski, T. (2016). Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night. Elife, 5: e17267. doi: 10.7554/eLife.17267
2-year Impact Factor: 7.725|2016
Times cited: 69|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Electrocortiogram / Human / Neuroscience / Sleep oscillations / Sleep spindles / Spatiotemporal dynamics

Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night

Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity that repeat precisely through the night

DocumentSleep spindles and intelligence in early childhood – Developmental and trait-dependent aspects2016

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-055
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2010
Title:
055 - The developmental and psychophysiological emergence of dreams and nightmares: state-dependent and state-independent fronto-cortical disconnectivity
Duration: 2011-03 - 2014-02
Researcher(s):
Róbert Bódizs, Peter Daniel Simor, Piroska Sándor, Szilvia Csóka, Klára Horváth
Institution(s): Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest (Hungary)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final reports
7 Articles ( published or submittedr publication)
5 Conference abstracts
Language: eng
Author:
Bódizs, R.
Secondary author(s):
Simor, P., Sándor, P., Csóka, S., Horváth, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and Dreams / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Sleep disorders / Brain structure and function / Developmental psychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-055.16
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2010
Title:
Sleep spindles and intelligence in early childhood – Developmental and trait-dependent aspects
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-56613-007
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sleep spindles act as a powerful marker of individual differences in cognitive ability. Sleep spindle parameters correlate with both age-related changes in cognitive abilities and with the age-independent concept of IQ. While some studies have specifically demonstrated the relationship between sleep spindles and intelligence in young children, our previous work in older subjects revealed sex differences in the sleep spindle correlates of IQ, which was never investigated in small children before. We investigated the relationship between age, Raven Colored Progressive Matrices (CPM) scores and sleep spindles in 28 young children (age 4-8 years, 15 girls). We specifically investigated sex differences in the psychometric correlates of sleep spindles. We also aimed to separate the correlates of sleep spindles that are because of age-related maturation from other effects that reflect an age-independent relationship between sleep spindles and general intelligence. Our results revealed a modest positive correlation between fast spindle amplitude and age. Raven CPM scores positively correlated with both slow and fast spindle amplitude, but this effect remained a tendency in males and vanished after correcting for the effects of age. Age-corrected correlations between Raven CPM scores and both slow and fast spindle amplitude were only significant in females. Overall, our results show that in male children sleep spindles are a maturational marker, but in female children they indicate trait-like intelligence, in line with previous studies in adolescent and adult subjects. Thalamocortical white matter connectivity may be the underlying mechanism behind both higher spindle amplitude and higher intelligence in female, but not male subjects.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Ujma, P. P.,
Secondary author(s):
Sándor, P., Gombos, F., Bódizs, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Ujma, P. P., Sándor, P., Gombos, F., & Bódizs, R. (2016). Sleep spindles and intelligence in early childhood – Developmental and trait-dependent aspects. Developmental Psychology, 52(12), 2118-2129. doi: 10.1037/dev0000233
2-year Impact Factor: 3.228|2016
Times cited: 31|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Sleep spindles / Raven Colored Progressive Matrices / Maturation / Childhood / Sex differences

DocumentAge-related differences and sexual dimorphism in canine sleep spindles2019

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
169 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)
Duration: 2017-01
Researcher(s):
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Kis, A.
Secondary author(s):
Topál, J., Ciobica, A., Lefter, R., Tóth, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Dog (Canis familiaris) / Social stimutation / Oxytocin / Social cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-169.14
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Age-related differences and sexual dimorphism in canine sleep spindles
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6626048/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Non-REM bursts of activity in the sigma range (9–16?Hz) typical of sleep spindles predict learning in dogs, similar to humans and rats. Little is known, however, about the age-related changes in amplitude, density (spindles/minute) and frequency (waves/second) of canine spindles. We investigated a large sample (N?=?155) of intact and neutered pet dogs of both sexes, varying in breed and age, searching for spindles in segments of non-REM sleep. We recorded EEG from both a frontal midline electrode (Fz) and a central midline electrode (Cz) in 55.5% of the dogs, in the remaining animals only the Fz electrode was active (bipolar derivation). A similar topography was observed for fast (=13?Hz) spindle occurrence as in humans (fast spindle number, density on Cz?>?Fz). For fast spindles, density was higher in females, and increased with age. These effects were more pronounced among intact animals and on Fz. Slow spindle density declined and fast spindle frequency increased with age on Cz, while on Fz age-related amplitude decline was observed. The frequency of fast spindles on Fz and slow spindles on Cz was linked to both sex and neutering, suggesting modulation by sexual hormones. Intact females displayed higher frequencies than males and neutered females. Our findings support the argument that sigma bursts in the canine non-REM sleep are analogous to human sleep spindles, and suggest that slow and fast spindles display different trajectories related to age, of which an increase in frontal fast spindles is unique to dogs.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Iotchev, I. B.
Secondary author(s):
Kis, A., Turcsán, B., Tejeda Fernández de Lara, D. R., Reicher, V., Kubinyi, E.
Document type:
Article
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Reference:
Iotchev, I. B., Kis, A., Turcsán, B., Tejeda Fernández de Lara, D. R., Reicher, V., & Kubinyi, E. (2019). Age-related differences and sexual dimorphism in canine sleep spindles. Scientific reports, 9(1), 10092. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46434-y
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Times cited: 13|2022-05-25
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Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Sleep spindles / non-REM sleep / Sexual hormones

Age-related diferences and sexual dimorphism in canine sleep spindles

Age-related diferences and sexual dimorphism in canine sleep spindles