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BIAL Foundation
TI:"Final report - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system"
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DocumentFinal report - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system2002

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
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.
Accessibility: By permission

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-024
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2000
024 - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system
Duration: 2001-05 - 2003-05
Mathew D. Smith, Jezz Fox, Carl Williams
Institution(s): Liverpool Hope University College (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report (2 copies)
5 CDs with DigiGanz software - 2 CDs for Mac OS X, 2 CDs for PC and 1 CD (DigiGanz V.1.0.0) with user manual.
DigiGanz v1.0.0 manual (unpublished document)
Language: eng
Smith, M.
Secondary author(s):
Fox, J., Williams, C.
Number of reproductions:
Parapsychology / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-024.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2000
Final report - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system
Publication year: 2002
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We proposed to develop a digital autoganzfeld testing system in order to replicate and extend parapsychological research employing the ‘ganzfeld’ procedure. In this procedure, two participants typically take part in any one trial. One participant, the receiver, is isolated in a ganzfeld environment (a mild form of sensory isolation) and is asked to report imagery that comes to mind, whilst the other participant, the sender, is shown a target film clip in a separate room. A judging procedure makes it possible to assess the degree of correspondence between the receiver’s imagery and the target film clip.
In this project, we developed a system, DigiGanz, that is flexible and low-cost so as to encourage other researchers to attempt to replicate and extend previous research using the ganzfeld procedure. The DigiGanz software may be run on computers running Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. We also conducted two exploratory studies as part of the development and testing of this system. We now plan to continue conducting studies using this system as well as making the software available to other researchers wishing to conduct ganzfeld studies.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
By permission
Smith, M.
Secondary author(s):
Fox, J., Williams, C.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
Indexed document:
Keywords: Parapsychology / Assessment

Relatório final - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system

Relatório final - Developing a digital autoganzfeld testing system