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TI:"Telepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters"
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DocumentTelepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters2009

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-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-128
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2004
128 - Telepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters
Duration: 2005-02 - 2008-06
Prof. Doutora Maria Carlota Lopes Saldanha, Prof. Doutor Alberto Albino Granado Escalda, Dra. Teresa Raquel Duarte Pacheco, Dra. Ana Rosa Miranda dos Santos Silva
Institution(s): Unidade de Biopatologia Vascular, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Related objects:
Author: Saldanha, C.
Secondary author(s):
Escalda, A., Pacheco, T., Silva, A. S.
Number of reproductions:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Animal psi / Telepathy / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-128.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2004
Telepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters
Publication year: 2009
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Animal telepathy experiments with rabbits previously realized have shown maintenance of the erythrocyte
integrity and a bradycardia effect followed by a significant decrease of plasma cortisol levels [1]. A feedback control mechanism by cortisol regulate this own synthesis and in consequence its plasma level is known. The aim of this work was to verify at hippocampus the amount of cortisol binding to glucocorticoid receptors of the rabbits submitted to telepathy.
The telepathy experiments were performed in 2 couples of rabbits with simultaneously arterial plethysmography monitorization for each couple; one scared with blow on the nose and other not scared. The arterial plethysmography monitorization, lactate and cortisol plasma concentrations were determined, as well as AChE erythrocyte activity as a marker of membrane integrity. Imunohistochemical analysis of rabbit hippocampus tissue sections for glucocorticoid receptors was performed in all rabbit’s couples.
The results obtained by plethysmography were analysed by wavelet analysis in which by fast fourier transform we obtain the low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF), respectively parasympathic and sympathic nervous system information [2, 3]. The telepathy experiments showed that the scare was efficient on the rabbit in which has been done besides no changes in the LF/HF ratio was observed in the respective not scared rabbit .Cortisol and lactate concentrations and AChE erythrocyte activity showed no significant differences between the scared and the not scared rabbit. The imunohistochemical analysis of rabbit hippocampus showed an increased amount of the cortisol receptor binding in the scared rabbits and no differences between the not scared rabbit and the control group.
In conclusion, besides the efficiency of the blowing as a scare, demonstrated by the differences in the LF/HF ratios and also by hippocampus cortisol binding receptor, our results don’t show evidence of telepathy between rabbits in these experimental conditions.
[1] Saldanha C, Pacheco T, Silva AS, Martins e Silva J, Peoc’h R. Biochemical characteristics associated to rabbit telepathy. Poster present at 5º Simpósio da Fundação Bial Aquém e Além do Cérebro, 2004. [2] Postolache G, Rocha I, Silva-Carvalho L, Postolache O, Girio P. A wavelet-based approach for monitoring baroreceptors function test in rats. IMTC 2004-Instrumentation and measurements techonology conference; 844-849. [3] Postolache G, Silva-Carvalho L, Postolache O, Girio P, Rocha I. HRV and BPV neural network model with wavelet based algorithm calibration; International Measurements Confederation 2004.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Saldanha, C.
Secondary author(s):
Escalda, A., Pacheco, T., Silva, A. S.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
Saldanha, C., Escalda, A., Pacheco, T., & Silva, A. S. (2008). Telepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of Fundação Bial. Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Telepathy / Cortisol / Hippocampus / Acetylcholinesterase

Telepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters

Telepathic behaviour associated with biochemical and neuroendocrine parameters