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DocumentFinal report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness2012

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-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Final report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa21510_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Information from the vestibular peripheral organs in the inner ear is integrated with several other classes of signals about the body, generated by eyes, muscles and joints. The resulting signals provide a coherent sense of body posture and orientation in surrounding space.
In this project, the vestibular organs of healthy volunteers were stimulated non-invasively. Participants made judgements about sensory stimuli, bodily sensations, and the relation between the body and the environment both under vestibular stimulation, and under control conditions.
Our results revealed that the vestibular system influences bodily self-awareness in at least four ways. First, vestibular inputs influence primary processing of both touch and pain. This influence may involve multisensory regulation of gains in somatosensory cortical processing pathways. Second, vestibular inputs influence higher order somatosensory representation, namely the localisation of somatosensory stimuli onto a map of the body. They do not alter the “body image”, or knowledge about the spatial organisation of the body as a physical object. Third, vestibular inputs are crucial in maintaining the differentiation between the self and the world, particularly in coding the distance between one’s own body and external objects. Finally, vestibular stimulation affects the active relation with the external environment, by adjusting the balance between explorative behaviours, i.e. discovering new possibilities and varying choices, and stereotyped behaviours. Taken together our results confirmed that the vestibular system has a pervasive influence on several interactions between the organism and the environment, and also a constitutive influence on the representation of the body and self.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Perception / Vestibular system / Bodily self-awareness / Multisensory integration

Final report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness

Final report - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness

DocumentVestibular inputs modulate somatosensory cortical processing2012

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-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
Vestibular inputs modulate somatosensory cortical processing
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00429-012-0404-7
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The vestibular system is unique among the senses because of the entirely multisensory nature of its cortical projections. Neuroanatomical and neuroimaging studies show that vestibular stimulation activates somatosensory areas, and particularly the so-called parieto-insular vestibular cortex (PIVC) in the monkey, while deactivating visual areas. Further, recent psychophysical studies showed that vestibular stimulation facilitates detection of electrocutaneous stimuli, suggesting a vestibular-somatosensory perceptual interaction. However, the functional mechanism underlying this perceptual facilitation remains unclear. We therefore recorded somatosensory potentials evoked by left median nerve stimulation, before and immediately after left cold caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), in a small-scale study of eight healthy volunteers. CVS selectively enhanced the N80 component recorded over both ipsilateral and contralateral somatosensory areas, without significantly affecting earlier or later components. Interestingly, the N80 component has been localised to the parietal operculum, which includes the human homologue of the monkey PIVC, and is thus a prime neuroanatomical candidate for vestibular-somatosensory convergence. As a control, we measured visual evoked potentials to reversing checkerboard patterns and found no effects of vestibular stimulation. This rules out explanations based on indirect effects of vestibular modulations, such as general arousal or supramodal spatial attention. We believe our results provide the first clue linking brain structure to function for the interaction between vestibular and somatosensory systems.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Bottini, G., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Bottini, G., & Haggard, P. (2012). Vestibular inputs modulate somatosensory cortical processing. Brain Structure and Function, 217(4), 859-864. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00429-012-0404-7
2-year Impact Factor: 7.837|2012
Times cited: 45|2024-02-01
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Vestibular system / Somatosensory evoked potentials / Visual evoked potential (VEP) / Multisensory interaction

Vestibular inputs modulate somatosensory cortical processing

Vestibular inputs modulate somatosensory cortical processing

DocumentHow the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: A sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation2013

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-2010-215
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
215 - Vestibular contributions to self-awareness
Duration: 2011-03 - 2012-11
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaela Ferre
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system / Cognitive processes / Perception / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-215.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2010
Title:
How the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: A sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394013005934
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The vestibular system has widespread interactions with other sensory modalities. Here we investigate whether vestibular stimulation modulates somatosensory function, by assessing the ability to detect faint tactile stimuli to the fingertips of the left and right hand with or without galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). We found that left anodal and right cathodal GVS, significantly enhanced sensitivity to mild shocks on either hand, without affecting response bias. There was no such effect with either right anodal and left cathodal GVS or sham stimulation. Further, the enhancement of somatosensory sensitivity following GVS does not strongly depend on the duration of GVS, or the interval between GVS and tactile stimulation. Vestibular inputs reach the somatosensory cortex, increasing the sensitivity of perceptual circuitry.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Day, B. L., Bottini, G., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Day, B. L., Bottini, G., & Haggard, P. (2013). How the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: A sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation. Neuroscience Letters, 550, 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2013.06.046
2-year Impact Factor: 2.055|2013
Times cited: 46|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Galvanic vestibular stimulation / Vestibular system / Tactile perception / Multisensory integration

File269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness2015-10

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

DocumentThe vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02643294.2016.1168390
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Vestibular signals are integrated with signals from other sensory modalities. This convergence could reflect an important mechanism for maintaining the perception of the body. Here we review the current literature in order to develop a framework for understanding how the vestibular system contributes to body representation. According to recent models, we distinguish between three processes for body representation, and we look at whether vestibular signals might influence each process. These are (i) somatosensation, the primary sensory processing of somatic stimuli, (ii) somatoperception, the processes of constructing percepts and experiences of somatic objects and events and (iii) somatorepresentation, the knowledge about the body as a physical object in the world. Vestibular signals appear to contribute to all three levels in this model of body processing. Thus, the traditional view of the vestibular system as a low-level, dedicated orienting module tends to underestimate the pervasive role of vestibular input in bodily self-awareness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., & Haggard, P. (2016). The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 33(1-2), 67-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2016.1168390
2-year Impact Factor: 1.146|2016
Times cited: 15|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Vestibular system / Body representation / Multisensory integration

DocumentFinal report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations2017

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations
Publication year: 2017
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
The sense of self is a sensory construct that remains constant as an organism moves through and explores their environment. One function of the vestibular input might be bridging the self to the world.
Vestibular contribution to egocentric representation.
Egocentric representations describe the external world as experienced from an individual’s location. We aimed to clarify whether and how vestibular inputs contribute to egocentric representation. Participants were asked to judge whether visual stimuli were located to the left or to the right of their body midline. Artificial vestibular stimulation (GVS) was applied to stimulate the vestibular organs. We found that GVS biased body midline perception. Our data suggest that vestibular information contributes to computation of egocentric representations by affecting the internal representation of the body midline.
Vestibular contribution to spatial perception.
Whether a visual stimulus seems near or far away depends partly on its vertical elevation. The vestibular system provides a fundamental signal for the downward direction of gravity. We asked participants to judge the absolute distance of an object presented on a plane at different elevations during GVS. Relative to distance estimates collected with the object at the level of horizon, participants overestimated distances when the object was presented above the level of horizon and the head was tilted upward and underestimated them when the object was presented below the level of horizon. Adding GVS strengthened these biases, showing that online multisensory signals contribute to distance perception.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations

Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations

DocumentUp, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement2017

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169990
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Whether a visual stimulus seems near or far away depends partly on its vertical elevation. Contrasting theories suggest either that perception of distance could vary with elevation, because of memory of previous upwards efforts in climbing to overcome gravity, or because of fear of falling associated with the downwards direction. The vestibular system provides a fundamental signal for the downward direction of gravity, but the relation between this signal and depth perception remains unexplored. Here we report an experiment on vestibular contributions to depth perception, using Virtual Reality. We asked participants to judge the absolute distance of an object presented on a plane at different elevations during brief artificial vestibular inputs. Relative to distance estimates collected with the object at the level of horizon, participants tended to overestimate distances when the object was presented above the level of horizon and the head was tilted upward and underestimate them when the object was presented below the level of horizon. Interestingly, adding artificial vestibular inputs strengthened these distance biases, showing that online multisensory signals, and not only stored information, contribute to such distance illusions. Our results support the gravity theory of depth perception, and show that vestibular signals make an on-line contribution to the perception of effort, and thus of distance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Török, Á.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R., Kokkinara, E., Csépe, V., Swapp, D., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Török, Á., Ferrè, E. R., Kokkinara, E., Csépe, V., Swapp, D., & Haggard, P. (2017). Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement. PLoS one, 12(1), e0169990. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169990
2-year Impact Factor: 2.766|2017
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2019
Times cited: 5|2024-02-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Vestibular system / Body awareness

Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement

Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement

DocumentTwo signals for verticality2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Two signals for verticality
Publication year: 2016
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Humans possess an internal model of gravity, which allows the accurate perception of what is up and what is down, or, in other words, what is vertical. The integration of vestibular-gravitational information with other somatic signals is essential for sensing
verticality. Vestibular cues are known to influence verticality representation in visual domain. However, it remains unclear how we perceive verticality for stimuli applied to the skin surface. Theoretically, as bipedal animals, the neuraxis, as well as vestibular signals, might represent a proxy for verticality. To address this question, a psychophysical subjective tactile vertical task has been combined with galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) in healthy participants. Brief left anodal and right cathodal GVS, or right anodal and left cathodal GVS, or sham stimulation were delivered at random while participants judged the orientation of lines drawn on their forehead. Online vestibular signals induced by GVS did not produce misperceptions of tactile verticality. Conversely, asking participant to tilt the head induced a clear bias in verticality judgements toward the neuraxis. This bias was present also for stimuli not aligned with the body midline. Taking together, these results support the idea of two distinct representations of verticality: a vestibular representation, based on the direction of gravity, which is adopted as reference for visual verticality judgements, and a somatosensory representation which is not based on any online vestibular-gravitational signal, nor on the midline. The neuraxis is a critical reference for this representation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R, Gallagher, M., & Haggard, P. (2016, June). Two signals for verticality. Paper presented at the Barany Society, Seoul, Korea.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

DocumentTwo signals for verticality2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Two signals for verticality
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/2016/programme_jul_16_amend.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The sense of straight up, or verticality, in the outside world depends on the integration between vestibular-gravitational inputs with visual and somatic signals. However, it remains unclear how verticality is perceived for stimuli applied to the body. To address this question, a psychophysical tactile vertical task has been combined with galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). Brief right-anodal and left-cathodal GVS or left-anodal and right-cathodal GVS were delivered at random to induce a pure vestibular sensation of left/right tilting. A sham stimulation condition was included. Participants judged the orientation of clockwise and counterclockwise lines drawn on their forehead. Surprisingly, pure artificial vestibular signals did not alter tactile verticality. Conversely, verticality was reliably biased towards the neuraxis when participants were asked to physically tilt their head. Such bias was present also for stimuli not aligned with the body midline. Our results support two distinct representations of verticality: a vestibular representation, based on the direction of gravity, which is a reference for visual vertical, and a somatosensory representation, based on the neuroaxis, which is a reference for tactile vertical.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Gallagher, M., & Haggard, P. (2016). Two signals for verticality. Abstract book of the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting (pp. 37-38). Oxford, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

Two signals for verticality

Two signals for verticality

DocumentEffects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on body perception: No evidence for specificity of the right temporo-parietal junction2016

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-2008-054
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2008
Title:
054 - Brain activity during remote information access
Duration: 2009-10 - 2011-06
Researcher(s):
Jérôme Daltrozzo, Boris Kotchoubey, Ahmed A. Karim
Institution(s): Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Daltrozzo, J.
Secondary author(s):
Kotchoubey, B., Karim, A. A.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Brain structure and function / Sleep and dreams / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-054.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2008
Title:
Effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on body perception: No evidence for specificity of the right temporo-parietal junction
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10548-016-0496-0
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous data suggest that the right temporo-parietal junction (rTPJ) may have a specific role in abnormal body perception (ABP), including out-of-body experience. We tested this hypothesis with inhibitory (1 Hz) and excitatory (15 Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the rTPJ and a control site (CS, 5 cm posterior to the rTPJ along the lateral sulcus direction in Brodmann area 19R) in 35 healthy adults. ABP frequency was higher with 1 Hz than with 15 Hz rTMS but unaffected by the rTMS site (rTPJ/CS). Response to an own-body transformation task were delayed with 1 Hz compared to 15 Hz rTMS but also unaffected by rTMS site. ABP from rTMS at both sites induced electroencephalographic power decrease in all frequencies at left anterior and central cortical sites. Our data suggest that inhibitory rTMS can lead to ABP. However, the rTPJ may not play a specific role in this process.
Accessibility: Document does not exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Daltrozzo, J.
Secondary author(s):
Kotchoubey, B., Gueler, F., Karim, A. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Daltrozzo, J., Kotchoubey, B., Gueler, F., & Karim, A. A. (2016). Effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on body perception: No evidence for specificity of the right temporo-parietal junction. Brain Topography, 29(5), 704-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10548-016-0496-0
2-year Impact Factor: 3.394|2016
Times cited: 5|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Perception / Somatosensory processing / Transcranial magnetic stimulation / Vestibular system

DocumentDisentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input2018

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001094521830128X
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The body midline provides a basic reference for egocentric representation of external space. Clinical observations have suggested that vestibular information underpins egocentric representations. Here we aimed to clarify whether and how vestibular inputs contribute to egocentric representation in healthy volunteers. In a psychophysical task, participants were asked to judge whether visual stimuli were located to the left or to the right of their body midline. Artificial vestibular stimulation was applied to stimulate the vestibular organs. We found that artificial stimulation of the vestibular system biased body midline perception. Importantly, no effect was found on motor effector selection. We also ruled out additional explanations based on allocentric visual representations and on potential indirect effects caused by vestibular-driven movements of the eyes, head and body. Taken together our data suggest that vestibular information contributes to computation of egocentric representations by affecting the internal representation of the body midline.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Abekawa, N.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E., Gallagher, M., Gomi, H., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Abekawa, N., Ferrè, E., Gallagher, M., Gomi, H., & Haggard, P. (2018). Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input. Cortex, 104, 46-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.04.003
2-year Impact Factor: 4.275|2018
Times cited: 7|2024-02-09
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Vestibular system / Egocentric representation / Multisensory integration

File041 - Luminous dancing fairies in weightlessness: How gravity shapes conscious experiences

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
041 - Luminous dancing fairies in weightlessness: How gravity shapes conscious experiences
Researcher(s): Elisa Ferre
Institution(s): Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Ferrè, E.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Gravity / Floatation tank / Vestibular system / Psychotic-like experiences / Psychophysiology

DocumentCaloric vestibular stimulation modulates nociceptive evoked potentials2015

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Caloric vestibular stimulation modulates nociceptive evoked potentials
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00221-015-4412-8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Vestibular stimulation has been reported to alleviate central pain. Clinical and physiological studies confirm pervasive interactions between vestibular signals and somatosensory circuits, including nociception. However, the neural mechanisms underlying vestibular-induced analgesia remain unclear, and previous clinical studies cannot rule out explanations based on alternative, non-specific effects such as distraction or placebo. To investigate how vestibular inputs influence nociception, we combined caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) with psychophysical and electrocortical responses elicited by nociceptive-specific laser stimulation in humans (laser-evoked potentials, LEPs). Cold water CVS applied to the left ear resulted in significantly lower subjective pain intensity for experimental laser pain to the left hand immediately after CVS, relative both to before CVS and to 1 h after CVS. This transient reduction in pain perception was associated with reduced amplitude of all LEP components, including the early N1 wave reflecting the first arrival of nociceptive input to primary somatosensory cortex. We conclude that cold left ear CVS elicits a modulation of both nociceptive processing and pain perception. The analgesic effect induced by CVS could be mediated either by subcortical gating of the ascending nociceptive input, or by direct modulation of the primary somatosensory cortex.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Haggard, P., Bottini, G.,, Iannetti, G. D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Haggard, P., Bottini, G., & Iannetti, G. D. (2015). Caloric vestibular stimulation modulates nociceptive evoked potentials. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 3393–3401. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-015-4412-8
2-year Impact Factor: 2.057|2015
Times cited: 16|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Vestibular system / Nociception / Caloric vestibular stimulation / Laser-evoked potentials / Analgesia / Multisensory modulation

Caloric vestibular stimulation modulates nociceptive evoked potentials

Caloric vestibular stimulation modulates nociceptive evoked potentials

DocumentVestibular cognition: State-of-the-art and future directions2020

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.10
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Vestibular cognition: State-of-the-art and future directions
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02643294.2020.1736018?journalCode=pcgn20
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Vestibular information has been traditionally considered as a specialized input for basic orienting behaviours, such as oculo-motor adjustments, postural control and gaze orientation. However, in the past two decades a widespread vestibular network in the human brain has been identified, that goes far beyond the low-level reflex circuits emphasized by earlier work. Because this vestibular cortical network is so widely distributed, it could, in principle, impact multiple neurocognitive functions in health and disease. This paper focuses on the relations between vestibular input, vestibular networks, and vestibular interventions by providing the authors' personal viewpoint on the state-of-the-art of vestibular cognitive neuropsychology, and its potential relevance for neurorehabilitation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., & Haggard, P. (2020). Vestibular cognition: State-of-the-art and future directions. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 37(7-8), 413-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2020.1736018
2-year Impact Factor: 2.468|2020
Times cited: 28|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Vestibular system / Artificial vestibular stimulation / Vestibular neuroimaging / Vestibular cognition

DocumentVisuo-vestibular conflicts within the roll plane modulate multisensory verticality perception2023

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
041 - Luminous dancing fairies in weightlessness: How gravity shapes conscious experiences
Researcher(s): Elisa Ferre
Institution(s): Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Ferrè, E.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Gravity / Floatation tank / Vestibular system / Psychotic-like experiences / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Visuo-vestibular conflicts within the roll plane modulate multisensory verticality perception
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394022005249?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The integration of visuo-vestibular information is crucial when interacting with the external environment. Under normal circumstances, vision and vestibular signals provide corroborating information, for example regarding the direction and speed of self-motion. However, conflicts in visuo-vestibular signalling, such as optic flow presented to a stationary observer, can change subsequent processing in either modality. While previous studies have demonstrated the impact of sensory conflict on unisensory visual or vestibular percepts, here we investigated whether visuo-vestibular conflicts impact sensitivity to multisensory percepts, specifically verticality. Participants were exposed to a visuo-vestibular conflicting or non-conflicting motion adaptor before completing a Vertical Detection Task. Sensitivity to vertical stimuli was reduced following visuo-vestibular conflict. No significant differences in criterion were found. Our findings suggest that visuo-vestibular conflicts not only modulate processing in unimodal channels, but also broader multisensory percepts, which may have implications for higher-level processing dependent on the integration of visual and vestibular signals.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Notes:
Vestibular SystemVisionMultisensory IntegrationVerticalitySignal Detection Theory
Author: Arshad, I.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Arshad, I., Gallagher, M., & Ferrè, E. R. (2023). Visuo-vestibular conflicts within the roll plane modulate multisensory verticality perception. Neuroscience Letters, 792: 136963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2022.136963
2-year Impact Factor: 2.500|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 0|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Self-motion / Vestibular system / Vision / Multisensory integration / Verticality / Signal detection theory

Visuo-vestibular conflicts within the roll plane modulate multisensory verticality perception

Visuo-vestibular conflicts within the roll plane modulate multisensory verticality perception

DocumentVestibular contribution to spatial encoding2023

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
041 - Luminous dancing fairies in weightlessness: How gravity shapes conscious experiences
Researcher(s): Elisa Ferre
Institution(s): Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Ferrè, E.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Gravity / Floatation tank / Vestibular system / Psychotic-like experiences / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Vestibular contribution to spatial encoding
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejn.16146
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Determining the spatial relation between objects and our location in the surroundings is essential for survival. Vestibular inputs provide key information about the position and movement of our head in the three-dimensional space, contributing to spatial navigation. Yet, their role in encoding spatial localisation of environmental targets remains to be fully understood. We probed the accuracy and precision of healthy participants' representations of environmental space by measuring their ability to encode the spatial location of visual targets (Experiment 1). Participants were asked to detect a visual light and then walk towards it. Vestibular signalling was artificially disrupted using stochastic galvanic vestibular stimulation (sGVS) applied selectively during encoding targets' location. sGVS impaired the accuracy and precision of locating the environmental visual targets. Importantly, this effect was specific to the visual modality. The location of acoustic targets was not influenced by vestibular alterations (Experiment 2). Our findings indicate that the vestibular system plays a role in localising visual targets in the surrounding environment, suggesting a crucial functional interaction between vestibular and visual signals for the encoding of the spatial relationship between our body position and the surrounding objects.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Zanchi, S.
Secondary author(s):
Cuturi, L. F., Sandini, G., Gori, M., Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Zanchi, S., Cuturi, L. F., Sandini, G., Gori, M., & Ferrè, E. R. (2023). Vestibular contribution to spatial encoding. The European Journal of Neuroscience, 58(9), 4034–4042. 10.1111/ejn.16146
2-year Impact Factor: 3.4|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 0|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Galvanic vestibular stimulation / Sensory localisation / Spatial encoding / Spatial navigation / Vestibular system

Vestibular contribution to spatial encoding

Vestibular contribution to spatial encoding

DocumentSpatial sensory references for vestibular self-motion perception2023

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2020 Grants
Start date: 2021-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
041 - Luminous dancing fairies in weightlessness: How gravity shapes conscious experiences
Researcher(s): Elisa Ferre
Institution(s): Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project hasn't started yet
Author: Ferrè, E.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Gravity / Floatation tank / Vestibular system / Psychotic-like experiences / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-041.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Spatial sensory references for vestibular self-motion perception
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-bja10117
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
While navigating through the surroundings, we constantly rely on inertial vestibular signals for self-motion along with visual and acoustic spatial references from the environment. However, the interaction between inertial cues and environmental spatial references is not yet fully understood. Here we investigated whether vestibular self-motion sensitivity is influenced by sensory spatial references. Healthy participants were administered a Vestibular Self-Motion Detection Task in which they were asked to detect vestibular self-motion sensations induced by low-intensity Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation. Participants performed this detection task with or without an external visual or acoustic spatial reference placed directly in front of them. We computed the d prime ( d ' ) as a measure of participants' vestibular sensitivity and the criterion as an index of their response bias. Results showed that the visual spatial reference increased sensitivity to detect vestibular self-motion. Conversely, the acoustic spatial reference did not influence self-motion sensitivity. Both visual and auditory spatial references did not cause changes in response bias. Environmental visual spatial references provide relevant information to enhance our ability to perceive inertial self-motion cues, suggesting a specific interaction between visual and vestibular systems in self-motion perception.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Zanchi, S.
Secondary author(s):
Cuturi, L., Sandini, G., Gori, M., Ferrè, E.
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Article
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Reference:
Zanchi, S., Cuturi, L. F., Sandini, G., Gori, M., & Ferrè, E. R. (2023). Spatial sensory references for vestibular self-motion perception. Multisensory Research, 1–14. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-bja10117
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Keywords: Self-motion perception / Sensory spatial references / Vestibular system / Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation