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TI:"Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation"
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DocumentInhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation2015

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-2012-222.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation
Publication year: 2015
Hypnotic amnesia suggestions are amongst the most difficult standard scale items and are not passed by many high susceptible. They have been linked with a dissociative subtype amongst those who are highly susceptible to hypnosis. Dissociation has been proposed as a core process in hypnosis and dissociative theories remain a major alternative to socio-cognitive accounts. Apparent distortions of perceived personal identity are found in many psychological conditions and are functionally tied to selective changes in memory retrieval. Hypnotic amnesia presents an opportunity to uncover the mechanisms of hypnotic dissociation and perhaps a wide range of similar phenomena. Dissociation considered as the temporary unavailability of information from one neuropsychological process to another may arise from many mechanisms, including response expectancies. Here we test the proposal that dynamic changes in topographic patterns of cortical oscillations in the upper-alpha (10-12Hz) band selectively inhibit the recall of specific memories during hypnotic amnesia by blocking the availability of locally processed information at specific points in the retrieval process.
Participants were high (10-12, including amnesia) or low (0-2) scorers, doubly screened, on the HGSHS:A and SHSS:C. Following hypnotic induction participants were presented with a series of 60 face stimuli and required to identify the affective expression. Later participants received a suggestion for amnesia for earlier events within hypnosis. They were then presented with a mixed set of 30 old and 30 new faces and identified each as new or old. Amnesia suggested (but not hypnosis) was lifted and participants recall tested using the remaining 30 old faces and another 30 new faced. Throughout this process 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.
Principle findings for participants demonstrating amnesia response is that old faces wrongly identified compared to new faces correctly identified as new are that (late) evoked upper alpha (908 msec post stimulus) is significantly higher in ‘old wrong’ in right BA7 in a region independently implicated in top down executive control to assist recall of visual information. Analysis of lagged nonlinear connectivity between cortical sources in upper alpha in the same condition shows significantly increased connectivity in upper-alpha between right BA34 (parahippocampal gyrus) and right BAs 7, 20 and 22 respectively. The integration of information between these functional regions is essential for successful recall of recent faces. In the context of positive amnesia response spatial and temporal coordination of upper-alpha band appears to suppress the integrated functioning of these regions (and hence recall). These patterns were not found after reversal of the amnesia suggestion. Replication is essential and these methods should be extended to other specific hypnotic suggestion responses. Identification of gene, neurotransmitter and neurophysiological mechanisms which enable and coordinate suggestion specific
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Jamieson, G.
Secondary author(s):
Kittenis, M., Tivadar, R., Evans, I.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
Jamieson, G., Kittenis, M., Tivadar, R., & Evans, I. (2015, August). Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation. Paper presented at the Hypnosis and Neuroscience Symposium, Internacional Society for Hypnosis, Paris, France.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Hypnosis / Amnesia

Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation

Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation