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File004 - Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia2000-122003-10

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
004 - Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia
Duration: 2000-12 - 2003-10
Researcher(s):
Alexandre Lemos de Castro Caldas, Maria Vânia da Silva Nunes, Beatriz Dias, Andrew Papanicolau, Thomas Ortiz Alonso, Fernando Maesto
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Proposal of rectification of initial project
Language: eng / por
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., Maestú, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Language / Brain structure and function

DocumentFinal report - Learning orthography in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study2003

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
004 - Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia
Duration: 2000-12 - 2003-10
Researcher(s):
Alexandre Lemos de Castro Caldas, Maria Vânia da Silva Nunes, Beatriz Dias, Andrew Papanicolau, Thomas Ortiz Alonso, Fernando Maesto
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Proposal of rectification of initial project
Language: eng / por
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., Maestú, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Language / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
Final report - Learning orthography in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study
Publication year: 2003
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa0400.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Previous work demonstrated that there were differences between literate and illiterate subjects. These differences were found in the performance on several tests and on patterns of activation on PET and fMRI. In the present study subjects that learned to read and to write in adulthood (being previously completely illiterate) were compared with subjects that learned in school in the proper age. Magnetoencephalography was done while subjects were reading words. Results showed that although the reading performance was the same in both groups the pattern of font distribution was different between groups. There were more late fonts in right temporo-parietal areas of recent literate compared to old literate and more late fonts in left inferior frontal cortex in old literate subjects.
It is concluded that learning to read in adulthood is a process supported by different brain structures from the ones used when learning occurs in the proper age. This contributes to the understanding that the same task can be similarly performed relaying on diverse functional brain anatomic networks.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Final report presented as an article
Author: Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Maestú, F., Ortiz, T., Simões, R., Fernandes, R., Campo, P., Fenandez, A., Gonçalves, M., Amo, C.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Illiteracy / Late literacy / Magnetic source imaging / Magnetoencephalography / Language cortex / Brain mapping

Relatório final - Learning orthograpphy in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study

Relatório final - Learning orthograpphy in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study

DocumentLearning orthography in adulthood: a magnetoencephalographic study2009

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
004 - Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia
Duration: 2000-12 - 2003-10
Researcher(s):
Alexandre Lemos de Castro Caldas, Maria Vânia da Silva Nunes, Beatriz Dias, Andrew Papanicolau, Thomas Ortiz Alonso, Fernando Maesto
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Proposal of rectification of initial project
Language: eng / por
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., Maestú, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Language / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
Learning orthography in adulthood: a magnetoencephalographic study
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1348/174866408X289953/abstract
Contents: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=169&SID=Z1T1li1SW9lnlKPlMpq&page=1&doc=1
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous work demonstrated that there were differences between literate and comparable illiterate adult subjects. These differences were found in the performance on several tests and on patterns of activation on PET and fMRI. In the present study subjects that learned to read and to write in adulthood (being previously completely illiterate) were compared to controls, that is subjects that learned at school at the proper age. Magnetoencephalography was done while subjects were reading words. Results showed that, although the reading performance was the same in both groups while performing the task, the pattern of source distribution was different between groups. There were more late sources in right temporo-parietal areas of late literates compared to controls and more late sources in left inferior frontal cortex in control subjects. It is concluded that learning to read in adulthood is a process supported by different brain structures from the ones used when learning occurs at the proper age. This may suggest that the same task can be similarly performed by relying on diverse functional brain anatomic networks.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Maestú, F., Ortiz, T., Simões, R., Fernandes, R., La Guia, E., Garcia, E., Gonçalves, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Castro-Caldas, A., Nunes, M. V., Maestu, F., Ortiz, T., Simoes, R., Fernandes, R., . . . Goncalves, M. (2009). Learning orthography in adulthood: A magnetoencephalographic study. Journal of Neuropsychology, 3(1), 17-30. doi: 10.1348/174866408x289953
2-year Impact Factor: 1.140|2009
Times cited: 12|2022-05-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Illiteracy / Late literacy / Magnetic source imaging / Magnetoencephalography / Language cortex / Brain mapping

Learning orthography in adulthood: a magnetoencephalographic study

Learning orthography in adulthood: a magnetoencephalographic study

DocumentThe ex-illiterate brain. The critical period, cognitive reserve and HAROLD model2009

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
004 - Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia
Duration: 2000-12 - 2003-10
Researcher(s):
Alexandre Lemos de Castro Caldas, Maria Vânia da Silva Nunes, Beatriz Dias, Andrew Papanicolau, Thomas Ortiz Alonso, Fernando Maesto
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Proposal of rectification of initial project
Language: eng / por
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., Maestú, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Language / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
The ex-illiterate brain. The critical period, cognitive reserve and HAROLD model
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.demneuropsy.com.br/detalhe_artigo.asp?id=172
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The lifelong acquisition of cognitive skills shapes the biology of the brain. However, there are critical periods for the best use of the brain to process the acquired information. Objectives: To discuss the critical period of cognitive acquisition, the concept of cognitive reserve and the HAROLD (Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction in Older adults) model. Methods: Seven women who learned how to read and to write after the age of 50 (ex-illiterates) and five women with 10 years of regular schooling (controls) were submitted to a language recognition test while brain activity was being recorded using magnetoencephalography. Spoken words were delivered binaurally via two plastic tubs terminating in ear inserts, and recordings were made with a whole head magnetometer consisting of 148 magnetometer coils. Results: Both groups performed similarly on the task of identifying target words. Analysis of the number of sources of activity in the left and right hemispheres revealed significant differences between the two groups, showing that ex-illiterate subjects exhibited less brain functional asymmetry during the language task. Conclusions: These results should be interpreted with caution because the groups were small. However, these findings reinforce the concept that poorly educated subjects tend to use the brain for information processing in a different way to subjects with a high educational level or who were schooled at the regular time. Finally, the recruiting of both hemispheres to tackle the language recognition test occurred to a greater degree in the ex-illiterate group where this can be interpreted as a sign of difficulty performing the task.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Nunes, M. V.
Secondary author(s):
Castro-Caldas, A., Del Rio, D., Maestú, F., Ortiz, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Nunes, M. V., Castro-Caldas, A., Del Rio, D., Maestú, F., & Ortiz, T. (2009). The ex-illiterate brain. The critical period, cognitive reserve and HAROLD model. Dementia & Neuropsychologia, 3(3), 222-227.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Illiteracy / Magnetoencephalography / Cognitive reserve / Brain asymmetry / Language / HAROLD model

The ex-illiterate brain. The critical period, cognitive reserve and HAROLD model

The ex-illiterate brain. The critical period, cognitive reserve and HAROLD model

DocumentMapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia [Learning orthograpphy in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study]2004

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-2000
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 13/2000
Title:
2000 Grants
Start date: 2001-01 - 2014-02
Dimension/support:
13 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
004 - Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia
Duration: 2000-12 - 2003-10
Researcher(s):
Alexandre Lemos de Castro Caldas, Maria Vânia da Silva Nunes, Beatriz Dias, Andrew Papanicolau, Thomas Ortiz Alonso, Fernando Maesto
Institution(s): Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Proposal of rectification of initial project
Language: eng / por
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., Maestú, F.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Language / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-004.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2000
Title:
Mapeamento do córtex envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia [Learning orthograpphy in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study]
Publication year: 2004
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/5%C2%BA_simposio.a111.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous work demonstrated that there were differences between literate and illiterate subjects. These differences were found in the performance on several tests and on patterns of activation on PET and fMRI. In the present study subjects that learned to read and to write in adulthood (being previously completely illiterate) were compared with subjects that learned in school in the proper age. Magnetoencephalography was done while subjects were reading words. Results showed that although the reading performance was the same in both groups the pattern of font distribution was different between groups. There were more late fonts in right temporo-parietal areas of recent literate compared to old literate and more late fonts in left inferior frontal cortex in old literate subjects. It is concluded that learning to read in adulthood is a process supported by different brain structures from the ones used when learning occurs in the proper age. This contributes to the understanding that the same task can be similarly performed relaying on diverse functional brain anatomic networks.
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eng
Author:
Castro-Caldas, A.
Secondary author(s):
Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., Maestú, F.
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Conference abstract
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Reference:
Castro-Caldas, A., Nunes, M. V., Dias, B., Papanicolau, A., Alonso, T., & Maestú, F. (2004). Mapeamento do cortéx envolvido nos processos de descodificação da linguagem oral e escrita em voluntários alfabetizados na infância e voluntários alfabetizados na idade adulta utilizando magnetoencefalografia [Learning orthograpphy in adult life: A magnetoencephalography study]. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 289). Porto: Fundação Bial.
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Keywords: Illiteracy / Late literacy / Magnetic source imaging / Magnetoencephalography / Language cortex / Brain mapping

Learning orthography in adulthood: a magnetoencephalographic study

Learning orthography in adulthood: a magnetoencephalographic study