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TI:"Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia"
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DocumentFinal report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia2015

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.
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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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-222
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-04
Marios Kittenis, Graham Jamieson
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK) and Neuropsychology Lab, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, The University of New England, Armindale (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Progress reports
Final report
Submitted paper
Language: eng
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Number of reproductions:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-222.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Publication year: 2015
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Hypnotic amnesia (HA) presents an opportunity to uncover the mechanisms of dissociation and similar phenomena found in many psychological conditions. Dissociation, considered as the temporary unavailability of information from one neuropsychological process to another, may arise from many mechanisms. Here we test the proposal that dynamic changes in topographic patterns of cortical oscillations in the upper-alpha band (Ua: 10-12Hz) may underlie the selective inhibition of recall during HA, by blocking the availability of processed information at specific points in the retrieval process.
Participants were nine high (>9) and seven low (<3) susceptibles, doubly screened with the HGSHS:A and SHSS:C scales. Following hypnotic induction participants were presented with a series of 60 face stimuli and identified their affective expression. Later participants received a HA suggestion for these faces. They were then presented with a mixed set of 30 old and 30 new faces and identified each as new or old. HA suggestion was lifted and participants tested again using the remaining 30 old faces and another 30 new faces. 64 channel EEG was recorded on a Biosemi system at the University of Edinburgh. eLORETA source analysis is reported on highs showing reversible amnesia response to old faces.
For old faces wrongly identified (OW) compared to new faces correctly identified, late evoked Ua is significantly higher in OW in right (R) BA7, a region independently implicated in top down executive control to assist recall of visual information. Lagged nonlinear connectivity analysis of Ua in the same condition shows significantly increased connectivity in Ua between R BA34 (parahippocampal gyrus) and R BAs 7, 20 and 22 respectively. The integration of information between these functional regions is essential for successful recall of recent faces. In HA response spatial and temporal coordination of Ua appears to suppress the integrated functioning of these regions (and hence recall). These patterns were not found after reversal of HA suggestion.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
Indexed document:
Keywords: Hypnotic amnesia / Upper alpha / Dissociation

Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia

Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia