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DocumentLanguage in the broad sense: How tightly connected are voice, music and speech?2013

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2008
Title:
029 - Emotional processing from language and music: Comparative neurocognitive and functional neuroimaging studies
Duration: 2009-01 - 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Maria São Luís Castro, Armando César Ferreira Lima, António José de Bastos Leite, Maria Carolina Lobo Almeida Garrett
Institution(s): Centro de Psicologia da Universidade do Porto, Grupo de Investigação em Linguagem (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Articles
Unpublished documents
Written consent forms of participants
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Lima, C. F., Leite, A., Garrett, M. C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Cognitive processes / Language / Perception / Biopsychological problems / Neurodegenerative disorders / Parkinson's disease

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-029.15
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 24/2008
Title:
Language in the broad sense: How tightly connected are voice, music and speech?
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://webs.psi.uminho.pt/appe/past/2013/files/ProgramaAPPE2013.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In order to disentangle the complexity of language, Chomsky and colleagues have recently proposed to distinguish the “faculty of language in the narrow sense” (recursion mechanism) and “in the broad sense”. Here we focus on this sense of language, taking it as the embodied expression of inner states, cognitive and affective. We will illustrate, using recent findings from others and our own, that common threads can be found across domains apparently diverse such as speech, music and possibly also voice.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Castro, S. L. (2013). Language in the broad sense: How tightly connected are voice, music and speech? 8º Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia Experimental. Posters: Títulos e resumos(p. 11). Aveiro, Portugal: Departamento de Educação da Universidade de Aveiro.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Language / Music / Voice / Speech

Language in the broad sense: How tightly connected are voice, music and speech?

Language in the broad sense: How tightly connected are voice, music and speech?

DocumentSelf-voice perception and its relationship with hallucination predisposition2019

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-238
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
238 - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception
Duration: 2017-03 - 2020-01
Researcher(s):
Ana Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Kotz, S., Schwartz, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Self-voice / Prediction / Saliency / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-238.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Self-voice perception and its relationship with hallucination predisposition
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13546805.2019.1621159?journalCode=pcnp20
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION:
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are a core symptom of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia but are also reported in 10–15% of the general population. Impairments in self-voice recognition are frequently reported in schizophrenia and associated with the severity of AVH, particularly when the self-voice has a negative quality. However, whether self-voice processing is also affected in nonclinical voice hearers remains to be specified.
METHODS:
Thirty-five nonclinical participants varying in hallucination predisposition based on the Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale, listened to prerecorded words and vocalisations differing in identity (self/other) and emotional quality. In Experiment 1, participants indicated whether words were spoken in their own voice, another voice, or whether they were unsure (recognition task). They were also asked whether pairs of words/vocalisations were uttered by the same or by a different speaker (discrimination task). In Experiment 2, participants judged the emotional quality of the words/vocalisations.
RESULTS:
In Experiment 1, hallucination predisposition affected voice discrimination and recognition, irrespective of stimulus valence. Hallucination predisposition did not affect the evaluation of the emotional valence of words/vocalisations (Experiment 2).
CONCLUSIONS:
These findings suggest that nonclinical participants with high HP experience altered voice identity processing, whereas HP does not affect the perception of vocal emotion. Specific alterations in self-voice perception in clinical and nonclinical voice hearers may establish a core feature of the psychosis continuum.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permisison
Language:
eng
Author:
Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Farinha-Fernandes, A., Kotz, S. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Pinheiro, A. P., Farinha-Fernandes, A., & Kotz, S. A. (2019). Self-voice perception and its relationship with hallucination predisposition. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 24(4), 237-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/13546805.2019.1621159
2-year Impact Factor: 1.281|2019
Times cited: 19|2024-02-12
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Hallucination predisposition / Self / Voice / Discrimination / Recognition

DocumentFinal report - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception2020

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

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-238
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
238 - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception
Duration: 2017-03 - 2020-01
Researcher(s):
Ana Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Kotz, S., Schwartz, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Self-voice / Prediction / Saliency / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-238.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3231/when-prediction-errs.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
The subjective experience of speech seems to be governed by predicting the sensory consequences of own voice (OV) production. However, existing studies fail to account for the effects of emotional salience in speech and how it affects prediction and prediction errors when what we hear is not what we intended.
AIMS
The current project investigated the effect of change in OV quality on sensory feedback to self-generated and externally generated vocalizations, combining EEG and fMRI.
METHOD
Twenty-six healthy participants vocalized the syllable “ah” with neutral, angry, and pleasure intonation. These vocalizations were morphed to generate neutral-to-angry and neutral-to-pleasure continua. In the EEG study, they listened to OV step wise changing from fully neutral to fully emotional via button-press (active) and listening (passive) conditions. In the fMRI study, participants heard the OV, an uncertain-voice (UV) and other-voice (OTV) in active and passive conditions.
RESULTS
N1 suppression was reduced in response to changes in OV that represented an increase in emotional quality. In the fMRI study, the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) displayed characteristic feedback-error processing: its activity increased as divergence from expected OV quality increased; the anterior superior temporal gyrus (STG) displayed characteristic motor-induced suppression of OV.
CONCLUSIONS
Sensory suppression to self-generated OV, reflected in N1 amplitude modulations, varies as a function of the perceived salience of auditory feedback that does not match the prediction, substantiating the link between emotion and sensory prediction.
Two different roles of error-monitoring and identity-attribution in OV perception were identified: IFG activity increases with more divergence from qualities of OV, whereas the STG is involved in self-attribution via motor-induced suppression of expected voice stimuli. Future studies should investigate if alterations in these processes are related to variability in hallucination predisposition.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Pinheiro, A. P.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Pinheiro, A. P. (2020). Final report - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Sensory prediction / Voice / Emotion / EEG / fMRI

Final report - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception

Final report - When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception

DocumentEmotional authenticity modulates affective and social trait inferences from voices2021

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Emotional authenticity modulates affective and social trait inferences from voices
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstb.2020.0402?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The human voice is a primary tool for verbal and nonverbal communication. Studies on laughter emphasize a distinction between spontaneous laughter, which reflects a genuinely felt emotion, and volitional laughter, associated with more intentional communicative acts. Listeners can reliably differentiate the two. It remains unclear, however, if they can detect authenticity in other vocalizations, and whether authenticity determines the affective and social impressions that we form about others. Here, 137 participants listened to laughs and cries that could be spontaneous or volitional and rated them on authenticity, valence, arousal, trustworthiness and dominance. Bayesian mixed models indicated that listeners detect authenticity similarly well in laughter and crying. Speakers were also perceived to be more trustworthy, and in a higher arousal state, when their laughs and cries were spontaneous. Moreover, spontaneous laughs were evaluated as more positive than volitional ones, and we found that the same acoustic features predicted perceived authenticity and trustworthiness in laughter: high pitch, spectral variability and less voicing. For crying, associations between acoustic features and ratings were less reliable. These findings indicate that emotional authenticity shapes affective and social trait inferences from voices, and that the ability to detect authenticity in vocalizations is not limited to laughter. This article is part of the theme issue 'Voice modulation: from origin and mechanism to social impact (Part I)'.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Anikin, A., Conde, T., Sarzedas, J., Chen, S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Pinheiro, A. P., Anikin, A., Conde, T., Sarzedas, J., Chen, S., Scott, S. K., & Lima, C. F. (2021). Emotional authenticity modulates affective and social trait inferences from voices. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 376(1840), 20200402. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0402
2-year Impact Factor: 6.671|2021
Times cited: 4|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Acoustics / Authenticity / Emotion / Social traits / Voice

DocumentThe time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations2022

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945222000715
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Previous research has documented perceptual and brain differences between spontaneous and volitional emotional vocalizations. However, the time course of emotional authenticity processing remains unclear. We used event-related potentials (ERPs) to address this question, and we focused on the processing of laughter and crying. We additionally tested whether the neural encoding of authenticity is influenced by attention, by manipulating task focus (authenticity versus emotional category) and visual condition (with versus without visual deprivation). ERPs were recorded from 43 participants while they listened to vocalizations and evaluated their authenticity (volitional versus spontaneous) or emotional meaning (sad versus amused). Twenty-two of the participants were blindfolded and tested in a dark room, and 21 were tested in standard visual conditions. As compared to volitional vocalizations, spontaneous ones were associated with reduced N1 amplitude in the case of laughter, and increased P2 in the case of crying. At later cognitive processing stages, more positive amplitudes were observed for spontaneous (versus volitional) laughs and cries (1000–1400 msec), with earlier effects for laughs (700–1000 msec). Visual condition affected brain responses to emotional authenticity at early (P2 range) and late processing stages (middle and late LPP ranges). Task focus did not influence neural responses to authenticity. Our findings suggest that authenticity information is encoded early and automatically during vocal emotional processing. They also point to a potentially faster encoding of authenticity in laughter compared to crying.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, A. I., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F., Pinheiro, A. P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
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Reference:
Conde, T., Correia, A. I., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F., & Pinheiro, A. P. (2022). The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations. Cortex, 151, 116-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.02.016
2-year Impact Factor: 3.600|2022
Times cited: 2|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Authenticity / Emotion / Voice / Event-related potentials

The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations

The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations

DocumentAttention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing2023

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-2020-146
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
146 - The me and the I: Dissociating ownership and agency in sensorimotor processing
Duration: 2021/09
Researcher(s):
Ana Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica - CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Article
Language: eng
Notes:
Ongoing project
Author: Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Kotz, S., Schwartze, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Self / Agency / Ownership / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2020-146.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945222002830
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Both self-voice and emotional speech are salient signals that are prioritized in perception. Surprisingly, self-voice perception has been investigated to a lesser extent than the self-face. Therefore, it remains to be clarified whether self-voice prioritization is boosted by emotion, and whether self-relevance and emotion interact differently when attention is focused on who is speaking vs. what is being said.
Thirty participants listened to 210 prerecorded words spoken in one’s own or an unfamiliar voice and differing in emotional valence, in two tasks manipulating the attention focus on either speaker identity or speech emotion. Event-related potentials (ERP) of the electroencephalogram (EEG) informed on the temporal dynamics of self-relevance, emotion, and attention effects.
Words spoken in one’s own voice elicited a larger N1 and Late Positive Potential (LPP), but smaller N400 responses. Identity and emotion interactively modulated the P2 (self-positivity bias) and LPP (self-negativity bias). Attention to speaker identity modulated more strongly ERP responses within 600 ms post-word onset (N1, P2, N400), whereas attention to speech emotion altered late components (LPP). However, attention did not modulate the interaction of self-relevance and emotion.
These findings suggest that the self-voice is prioritized for neural processing at early sensory stages, and that both emotion and attention shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing. They also confirm involuntary processing of salient signals (self-relevance and emotion) even in situations where attention is deliberately directed away from those cues. These findings have important implications for a better understanding of symptoms thought to arise from aberrant self-voice monitoring such as auditory verbal hallucinations.
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Copyright/Reproduction:
by permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Pinheiro, A.
Secondary author(s):
Sarzedas, J., Roberto, M., Kotz, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
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6
Reference:
Pinheiro, A. P., Sarzedas, J., Roberto, M. S., & Kotz, S. A. (2023). Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing. Cortex, 158, 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.10.006
2-year Impact Factor: 3.600|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 1|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Speech / Voice / Self-relevance / Emotion / Event-related potentials

Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing

Attention and emotion shape self-voice prioritization in speech processing

DocumentBlindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence2024

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945223002915
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to distinguish spontaneous from volitional emotional expressions is an important social skill. How do blind individuals perceive emotional authenticity? Unlike sighted individuals, they cannot rely on facial and body language cues, relying instead on vocal cues alone. Here, we combined behavioral and ERP measures to investigate authenticity perception in laughter and crying in individuals with early- or late-blindness onset. Early-blind, late-blind, and sighted control participants (n = 17 per group, N = 51) completed authenticity and emotion discrimination tasks while EEG data were recorded. The stimuli consisted of laughs and cries that were either spontaneous or volitional. The ERP analysis focused on the N1, P2, and late positive potential (LPP). Behaviorally, early-blind participants had intact authenticity perception, but late-blind participants performed worse than controls. There were no group differences in the emotion discrimination task. In brain responses, all groups were sensitive to laughter authenticity at the P2 stage, and to crying authenticity at the early LPP stage. Nevertheless, only early-blind participants were sensitive to crying authenticity at the N1 and middle LPP stages, and to laughter authenticity at the early LPP stage. Furthermore, early-blind and sighted participants were more sensitive than late-blind ones to crying authenticity at the P2 and late LPP stages.
Altogether, these findings suggest that early blindness relates to facilitated brain processing of authenticity in voices, both at early sensory and late cognitive-evaluative stages. Late-onset blindness, in contrast, relates to decreased sensitivity to authenticity at behavioral and brain levels.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Sarzedas, J.
Secondary author(s):
Lima, C. F., Roberto, M. S., Pinheiro, A. P., Conde, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Sarzedas, J., Lima, C. F., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Pinheiro, A. P., & Conde, T. (2024). Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence. Cortex, 172, 254–270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.11.005
2-year Impact Factor: 3.6|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Blindness / Voice / Authenticity / Event-related potentials

Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence

Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence