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DocumentMotor experience and its impact on cognitive flexibility2017

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-2014-376
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
376 - Lateralisation of cognitive functions in the brain: Typical vs. atypical patterns
Duration: 2015-10 - 2018-11
Researcher(s):
Deborah J Serrien
Institution(s): University of Nottingham, School of Psychology (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Serrien, D. J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Brain lateralisation / Atypical lateralised individuals / Handedness / Cognition / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-376.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Motor experience and its impact on cognitive flexibility
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://daks2k3a4ib2z.cloudfront.net/57d685d7c1125adf2de6ac39/599d44d6d3f0b6000129b636_escop-abstracts.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Everyday behaviour such as clapping to the beat of a song demonstrates the automaticity of timed responses to stimuli. Common experimental setups to study the synchronisation of actions to external signals such as tones are finger-tapping tasks. Typically taps precede tones when the pacing signal is predictable, resulting in an anticipatory asynchrony. However, individual differences markedly influence the ability to time events. The current experiment investigated motor timing abilities in leftand right-handers during regular and irregular pacing sequences. Participants were required to tap in synchrony with regular and irregular (subliminal or supraliminal) presented tones. The main measurement included the synchronisation error. The results showed that taps preceded tones during regular and irregular pacing with subliminal time perturbations whereas irregular pacing with supraliminal time perturbations generated positive tap-tone asynchronies. Furthermore, left- and right-handers did not differ for the regular and irregular subliminal conditions whereas the left-handers showed a smaller tap-tone asynchrony than the right-handers for the irregular supraliminal conditions. Our data show that handedness guides motor timing abilities in situations when cognitive flexibility is required. Overall, the findings highlight that individual factors play a steering role in how one experiences time, which accordingly impacts on cognition and behaviour.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
O'Regan, L.
Secondary author(s):
Spapé, M. M., Serrien, D. J.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
O'Regan, L., Spapé, M. M., & Serrien, D. J. (2017). Motor experience and its impact on cognitive flexibility. Abstracts of the 20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (pp. 257-258). Potsdam, Germany
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Motor experience and its impact on cognitive flexibility

Motor experience and its impact on cognitive flexibility