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File017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais2001-022003-03

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

DocumentFinal report - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais2003

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Final report - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Publication year: 2003
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1081786327bolsa1700.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Before discriminating several scientific indicators we would like to stress some aspects showing the relevance of the work and its international visibility.
1. The publication of the paper “Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG alpha activity” in Cognitive Brain Research proves the scientific quality of the work and its aknowledgment by the scientific pears. This journal is considered very important with an impact factor of 2.88. The fact that the research team is exclusively portuguese makes the publication even more important.
2. The acceptance for an oral communication at the “16th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society” was an important step in the international recognition of our scientific production. Moreover this communication received the “Young Scientist Award”.
3. Once again an oral communication “Neurophysiological correlates of dream recall and dream content in blind and sighted” was accepted at “11th European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology”.
1) RESEARCH
The results regarding alpha attenuation with visual activation in congenitally blind subjects were confirmed. Topographic differences in EEG derivations were also found for several EEG components.
The study also comprised evaluation of EEG spectral components and Rapid Eye Movements (REMs) and their relation with dream recall. The dream recall index was identical for blind and sighted subjects, however blind presented a lower REMs density. We also found important relations between recall and no-recall and specific EEG rhythms.
2) ACADEMIC DEGREES
Master Thesis – Dr. Tiago Mestre began his Master degree in Neurosciences.
Ph.D. Thesis – Dr. Helder Bértolo finished the experimental part of his Ph.D. work.
3) PRIZES
Dr. Tiago Mestre received the “Young Scientist Award” for the work:
Mestre T; Bertolo H; Paiva T: Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted. Presented at the “16th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society”, Reykjavik, 2002.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams

Relatório final - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais

Relatório final - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais

DocumentVisual dream content, graphical representation and EEG alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects2003

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects
Publication year: 2003
URL:
http://web.mit.edu/dmalt/Public/9.10/DreamVision.pdf
Contents: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=UA&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=116&SID=Z1T1li1SW9lnlKPlMpq&page=1&doc=1
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
It is currently claimed that congenitally blind do not have visual imagery and are therefore unable to present visual contents in their dreams. The aim of our study was to quantitatively evaluate the existence of visual imagery in born-blind dreams and to correlate it with objective measures, such as sleep EEG frequency components, namely with alpha attenuation (regarded as an indicator of visual activity), and graphical analysis of dream pictorial representations. The investigation was carried out via simultaneous recordings of dream reports and polysomnography, during nocturnal sleep at volunteers’ homes; scheduled regular awakenings during the night provided the data for dream and EEG analysis. In the morning, subjects were asked to make a drawing of their dream images. Congenitally blind (n=10) were comparable to normal sighted subjects (n=9): the two groups presented equivalent visual activity indices, and no differences in the analysis of graphical representation of dreaming imagery. However, blind subjects presented a lower rate of dream recall than sighted (27% versus 42%). Both groups had significant negative correlation between Visual Activity Index (VAI) and alpha power in the central and occipital O2 derivations (blind: C4: r=-0.615, P<0.005; O2: r=-0.608, P<0.006; sighted: C4: r=-0.633, P<0.01; O2: r=-0.506, P<0.05). This correlation was weaker for the blind in O1 (r=-0.573, P<0.05) and non-existent for the sighted. Blind individuals have significantly lower alpha activity in the central derivation. In conclusion, the congenitally blind have visual content in their dreams and are able to draw it and, as expected, their VAI is negatively correlated with EEG alpha power.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1998-38.03
Author: Bértolo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bértolo, H., Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., & Santos, R. (2003). Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects. Cognitive Brain Research, 15(3), 277-284. doi: 10.1016/S0926-6410(02)00199-4
2-year Impact Factor: 2.865|2003
Times cited: 38|2022-05-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Dreams / Visual imagery / Congenital blindness / Alpha activity

DocumentNeurophysiological correlates of dream recall and dream content in blind and sighted2002

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Neurophysiological correlates of dream recall and dream content in blind and sighted
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13882457/113/supp/S
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Bértolo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mestre, T., Paiva, T.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bértolo, H., Mestre, T., & Paiva, T. (2002). Neurophysiological correlates of dream recall and dream content in blind and sighted. Clinical Neurophysiology, 113(Supplement), S17.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Blind / Sighted

Neurophysiological correlates of dream recall and dream content in blind and sighted

Neurophysiological correlates of dream recall and dream content in blind and sighted

DocumentDream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted2002

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2869.11.s1.7.x/pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
To evaluate the EEG spectral content and rapid eye movements (REMs) associated with dream recall in sighted subjects and congenital blind.
METHODS:
10 congenital blind (CB) subjects (age: 28.2 ± 5.2; five males and five females) were studied and compared with a control sighted group(CS) (age: 28.2 ± 5.5; three males and five females). In all subjects medical or psychiatric diseases were excluded. During two consecutive nights polysomnographic recordings were performed at subjects home; both groups were subjected to periodic awakenings (period ¼ 90 min) and requested to dictate any dream recall to a voice activated tape recorder. For this study, only REM sleepawakenin gs were selected, whenever they were preceded by a stable REM epoch of at least 5 min duration. Power spectra were obtained for C4-A1 and O2-A1 EEG channels, by means of the Fast Fourier Transform and values from conventional EEG bands were selected; REMs were detected by visual inspection on both EOG channels (EOG-H, EOG-V) and further classified as occurring isolated or in bursts. Dream recall was defined by the existence of a dream report. The two groups were compared using t-test and also the two-way anova and a posthoc Fisher test (for the features diagnosis (blind vs. sighted) and dream
recall (yes or no) as a function of time).
RESULTS:
REM awakenings were obtained in 10 CB and six CS subjects. The average of REM awakenings per subject and the recall ability were identical in both groups (REM awakenings: 1.6 for CB and 1.7 for CS; 60% of recall in both groups). CB had a lower REM density than CS (CB: 3.7 ± 3.4 vs. CS: 17. 4) ± 8.5; t ¼ )5.622; P < 0.0001); the same applied toREMbursts (P ¼ 0.0001) and isolated eye movements (P ¼ 0.0015). In the two-way anova, REM bursts and REM density were significantly different for positive dream recall (P ¼ 0.0125 and 0.0082, respectively), mainly for the CB group and for diagnosis (P ¼ 0.001 and 0.0002, respectively); furthermore for both features significant results were obtained for the interaction of time, recall and diagnosis (P ¼ 0.0139 and 0.0191, respectively); the interaction of recall and time was however, stronger (P ¼ 0.0089 and 0.0074). Spectral EEG bands: Higher delta power in O2 was associated with no dream recall (P ¼ 0.0279), whereas higher sigma was associated with the presence of dream recall both in C4 and O2 (P ¼ 0.0092 and 0.0012, respectively). Furthermore, in C4 the differences obtained concerned mainly the two diagnostic groups with CB having higher values of delta (P ¼ 0.0268), theta (P ¼ 0.0083) and sigma activity
(P ¼ 0.025) and CS higher values of alpha (P ¼ 0.0014) and beta activity (P ¼ 0.0072).
CONCLUSIONS:
In line with previous findings the data show that blind have lower REMs density. Both groups have also differences in the C4 spectral EEG components of REM preawakening epochs: CB showed an increase in the lower frequency bands (delta and theta) and in sigma activity (spindles) and CS have higher fast activities (alpha and beta). However the ability of dream recall in Congenital blind and Sighted controls is identical. In both groups dream recall is associated with an increase in REM bursts and density, higher sigma activity in C4 and O2 and lower delta activity in O2. REM bursts also show differences in the temporal profile. REM dream recall is associated with changes in EEG frequencies and increased REMs activity.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Mestre, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Paiva, T.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Mestre, T., Bértolo, H., & Paiva, T. (2002). Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted. Journal of Sleep Research, 11(Supplement s1), S153. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2869.11.s1.7.x
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Dream recall / Rapid eye movement (REM) / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Frequency bands / Blind / Sighted

Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted

Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted

DocumentConteúdo visual onírico, representações gráficas e actividade alfa do EEG em cegos congénitos2002

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Conteúdo visual onírico, representações gráficas e actividade alfa do EEG em cegos congénitos
Publication year: 2002
Local:
Coimbra
Publisher: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
por
Author:
Bértolo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bértolo, H., Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., & Santos, R. (2002). Conteúdo visual onírico, representações gráficas e actividade alfa do EEG em cegos congénitos. In Livro de Resumos do III Congresso de Investigação em Medicina (p. 290). Coimbra: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Congenital blindness

DocumentRecordação onírica em cegos e normovisuais: associação com movimentos oculares rápidos e componentes espectrais de EEG2002

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Recordação onírica em cegos e normovisuais: associação com movimentos oculares rápidos e componentes espectrais de EEG
Publication year: 2002
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
por
Author:
Mestre, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Paiva, T.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Mestre, T., Bértolo, H., & Paiva, T. (2002). Recordação onírica em cegos e normovisuais: associação com movimentos oculares rápidos e componentes espectrais de EEG. In Livro de Resumos do III Congresso de Investigação em Medicina (p. 221). Coimbra: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Blind / Sighted

DocumentDifferences in dream structure between blind and sighted subjects2001

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Differences in dream structure between blind and sighted subjects
Publication year: 2001
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
It is currently assumed that congenital blind have a different dream structure than sighted subjects, namely that they do not dream with images.
We evaluated 10 congenital blind (age: 28.2±5.2; 5 males and 5 females) and a control group of 9 sighted subjects (28.2±5.5; 4 males and 5 females), matched for age, sex and education, without medical or psychiatric diseases, and with regular sleep schedules, in order to assess the differences between the dream structure.
The dream reports were collected at the volunteers’ home during two consecutive nights. The subjects were awaken four times each night, every 90 minutes, through a programable alarm. After being awakened the volunteer recorded to a voice-activated tape recorder everything he/she was thinking prior to the awakening.
Grammatical and content analysis were performed on the dream reports. The first consisted on the following classes: Total Number of Words (TW), Percentage of Verbs (PV), Percentage of Adjectives (PA) and Percentage of Nouns (PN). The content analysis was performed based on the Hall & Van the Castle criteria using two of the categories: Activities and Emotions, and the corresponding classes: Physical (P), Movement (M), Change in Location (L), Verbal (V), Expressive Communication (E), Visual (S), Auditive (A), Thought (T), Fury (FU), Apprehension (AP), Happiness (HA), Sadness (SA) and Confusion (CO).
Each recording was analysed independently by two experimenters, unaware of the volunteer’s category. For each analysis the following parameters were calculated: Global Oneiric Activity Index (GAI=(P+M+L+V+E+S+A+T)/TW), Visual Activity Index (VAI=S/TW), Thought Activity Index (TAI=T/TW), Muscular Activity Index (MAI=(P+M)/TW), and Global Oneiric Emotivity Index (GEI=(FU+AP+HA+SA+CO)/TW). The final value was the mean of the two independent scores.
The 2 groups were compared through the Mann-Whitney’s Test. Regarding the grammatical analysis no significant differences were found between the groups. For the content analysis the only significant difference is for the visual class (S) (U=16.5, p<0.05), but this difference disappears when we compute the VAI, i.e., the Visual Activation Index presents no difference between the groups.
These results suggest that congenital blind and sighted subjects dream structures are similar.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Bértolo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T. , Marques, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bertolo, H., Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., & Marques, R. (2001). Differences in dream structure between blind and sighted subjects. In R. A. Velluti (Ed.), Actas de Fisiologia (Vol.7, p. 145). Monteviedo, Uruguay: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Congenital blindness / Sighted

Differences in dream structure between blind and sighted subjects

Differences in dream structure between blind and sighted subjects

DocumentAlpha attenuation during visual imagery in congenital blind dreams2001

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Alpha attenuation during visual imagery in congenital blind dreams
Publication year: 2001
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13882457/112/supp/S1
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Bértolo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bértolo, H., Paiva, T., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T. & Marques, R. (2001). Alpha attenuation during visual imagery in congenital blind dreams. Clinical Neurophysiology, 112 (Supplement 1).
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Blind

DocumentConteúdo visual em sonhos de cegos2001

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Conteúdo visual em sonhos de cegos
Publication year: 2001
URL:
http://www.scielo.gpeari.mctes.pt/pdf/psd/v2n1/v2n1a02.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESUMO:
O presente estudo visa estabelecer correlações entre parâmetros espectrais do EEG de sono e as variáveis dos relatos oníricos, particularmente os conteúdos visuais, e analisar as diferenças entre fases REM(sono paradoxal) e NREM (sono lento) em sonhos de cegos.
Oito voluntários cegos com idades entre 21 e 43 anos, de ambos os sexos, foram registados durante duas noites de polissonografia ambulatória no domicílio. Os voluntários foram acordados por telefone, sem qualquer interacção pessoal, a cada 90 minutos, de forma a relatarem os seus sonhos. Foram realizadas análises de conteúdo baseadas nos critérios Hall e Van de Castle e análises espectrais no EEG de sono (nos 5 minutos anteriores a cada acordar).
Os voluntários apresentaram conteúdos visuais nos seus relatos oníricos com diferenças entre acordares em fases REM e NREM: sendo a maior incidência durante o sono paradoxal. Foram encontradas correlações consistentes entre as variáveis dos relatos e os parâmetros espectrais do EEG de sono. A taxa de actividade visual correlaciona-se positivamente com as altas frequências do EEG (>25Hz) e negativamente com a banda alfa. Em conclusão, os voluntários cegos relatam conteúdos visuais nos seus sonhos, maioritariamente durante sono REM, que se correlacionam significativamente com as bandas espectrais de frequência.
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Language:
por
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1998-38.04
Author: Bértolo, H.
Secondary author(s):
Paiva, T.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bértolo H., & Paiva T. (2001). Conteúdo visual em sonhos de cegos. Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças, 2(1), 23-33.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Blind / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Sleep and dreams

Conteúdo visual em sonhos de cegos

Conteúdo visual em sonhos de cegos

DocumentDream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted2002

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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/pt/fundacao_bial.11/simposios.19/edicoes_anteriores.75/4%C2%BA_simposio.a110.html
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Mestre, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Paiva, T.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Mestre, T., Bértolo, H., & Paiva, T. (2001). Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 433). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Dream recall / Rapid eye movement (REM) / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Frequency bands / Blind / Sighted

Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted

Dream recall, REMs and spectral EEG components in blind and sighted

DocumentSonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais [Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG Alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects]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-2000-017
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
017 - Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais
Duration: 2001-02 - 2003-03
Researcher(s):
Teresa Paiva, Helder Manuel Ferreira Utalício Bértolo, Lara Pessoa, Tiago Mestre, Raquel Marques, Rosa Santos
Institution(s): Núcleo de Lisboa do ISTEL e Laboratório EEG - Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Newspaper article in Diário de Notícias
Language: por
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Sleep and dreams / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Congenital blindness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-017.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais [Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG Alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects]
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:
It is currently claimed that congenitally blind do not have visual imagery and are therefore unable to present visual contents in their dreams. The aim of our study was to quantitatively evaluate the existence of visual imagery in born-blind dreams and to correlate it with objective measures, such as sleep EEG frequency components, namely with alpha attenuation (regarded as an indicator of visual activity), and graphical analysis of dream pictorial representations.
The investigation was carried out via simultaneous recordings of dream reports and polysomnography, during nocturnal sleep at volunteers’ homes; scheduled regular awakenings during the night provided the data for dream and EEG analysis. In the morning, subjects were asked to make a drawing of their dream images.
Congenitally blind (n=10) were comparable to normal sighted subjects (n=9): the two groups presented equivalent visual activity indices, and no differences in the analysis of graphical representation of dreaming
imagery. However, blind subjects presented a lower rate of dream recall than sighted (27% versus 42%).
Both groups had significant negative correlation between Visual Activity Index (VAI) and alpha power in the central and occipital O2 derivations (blind: C4: r=-0.615, P<0.005; O2: r=-0.608, P<0.006; sighted: C4: r=-
0.633, P<0.01; O2: r=-0.506, P<0.05). This correlation was weaker for the blind in O1 (r=-0.573, P<0.05) and non-existent for the sighted. Blind individuals have significantly lower alpha activity in the central derivation. In conclusion, the congenitally blind have visual content in their dreams and are able to draw it and, as expected, their VAI is negatively correlated with EEG alpha power.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Paiva, T.
Secondary author(s):
Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., Santos, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Paiva, T., Bértolo, H., Pessoa, L., Mestre, T., Marques, R., & Santos, R. (2004). Sonhos e Cérebro: para uma topografia do sonho em cegos e normovisuais [Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG Alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects]. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 295-296). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Dreams / Visual imagery / Congenital blindness / Alpha activity

Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects

Visual dream content, graphical representation and EEG alpha activity in congenitally blind subjects