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File029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development2000-122002-10

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

DocumentFinal report - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development2002

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Final report - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Publication year: 2002
URL:
http://www.bial.com/fotos/gca/1081786503bolsa2900.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Two studies have carried out to validate the use of the digital ganzfeld using recordings of the mentation report in real-time with the film clips. The technique also makes use of bookmarks in order to evaluate correspondences between the content of the mentation of that of the film. Recording impressive hits as bookmarks using the visual basic program enables these to be evaluated by an external judge. Two target film clips along with their sets were randomly chosen from the digitalised film library contained in the computer hard disc.
The first study involved 64 double session trials (N=128). All the sessions were evaluated by an external judge obtaining first rank hits close to the 25% chance expectancy. Half the sessions were also judged by the receiver giving a 14% direct hits (p =.05, two-tailed). Using only the bookmarks, the external judge raised his hit rate from 25% to the 33%. Comparing the receiver’s judgements with the external judge’s showed the external judgments to be significantly higher (p<.05). When judge and receiver disagreed on which was the target film, the external judge was more likely to be correct (Chi2 4.51, p = .03). Receivers who brought a friend to serve in the role of sender (N022) gave a 46% hit rate (p =.03). Senders rated the affect of the film target significantly higher for hits than for misses.
The second study carried 37 double session trials (N=74) and obtained a first rank hit frequency of 32.4% and a small-medium effect size: 0.17 (z =1.48, p =.09) The trials with one session per day (N=38) gave a 45% hit frequency (p< .05) while those with two sessions (N= 36) gave a 19% hit rate. The difference in hit rate between one versus maximum two sessions per day was also significant (p .05).
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Telepathy / Ganzfeld

Relatório final - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development

Relatório final - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development

DocumentWe ask, does psi exist? But is this the right question and do we really want an answer anyway?2003

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
We ask, does psi exist? But is this the right question and do we really want an answer anyway?
Publication year: 2003
URL:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/imp/jcs/2003/00000010/f0020006/art00007
Contents: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=147&SID=Z1T1li1SW9lnlKPlMpq&page=1&doc=1
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Although the question 'Does psi exist?' has become a recurrent and intransigent problem for psychological science, seen from a historical and social context, there appear to be reasons as to why no determined effort has been made to resolve the question. The sporadic exchanges from parapsychologists and critics appear only to reinforce the status quo: At most, it is agreed that some form of 'anomaly' has been established but there is no consensus about its nature. Yet such a defeatist stance shies away from the long tradition of research into spontaneous phenomena, as well as experimental research with dreams and hypnosis, all of which suggests that, if psi is real, it is not just an anomaly but has true information content and dynamic effects. This work is briefly reviewed and then, since much of the current controversy has centred on the ganzfeld technique, this is used as an example of the issues involved. The ganzfeld induces sleep-onset imagery during which randomly selected film clips are viewed by a sender as a source of psi-mediated information to be incorporated into the imagery. Our current development of the ganzfeld technique, known as the digital autoganzfeld, takes the work beyond 'anomaly status' since it enables real-time recordings to be made of apparently high-quality psi as it enters consciousness. Initial findings from this illustrate the complexity of the phenomena and the need for more adventurous designs in order to stimulate theory development. There is no doubt that technology now exists which would enable us to resolve the issues raised. Whether the area turns out to be a mixture of rampant fraud, artefact and subjective validation or to present genuine phenomena, a resolution of the issue may be seen as having unwanted implications for psychology which may be one of the factors explaining why the controversy is left to continue as it is, unresolved. New questions are needed which take into account the natural context in which psi appears to occur, along with the support needed to reach clear answers.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-54.08
Author: Parker, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parker, A. (2003). We ask, does psi exist? But is this the right question and do we really want an answer anyway? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 10(6-7), 111-134.
2-year Impact Factor: 1.000|2003
Times cited: 3|2022-05-18
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Parapsychology / Ganzfeld / Digital autoganzfeld / Psi

DocumentPsi and altered states of conciousness2004

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Psi and altered states of conciousness
Publication year: 2004
URL:
http://books.google.pt/books?id=YxDddIkpmnYC&pg=PP5&hl=pt-PT&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-54.09
Author: Parker, A.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parker, A. (2004). Psi and altered states of conciousness. In L. Storm & M. A. Thalbourne (Eds.), Parapsychology in the twenty-first century: Essays on the future of psychical research (pp. 65-89). Jefferson, NC: MacFarland.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Dreams / Ganzfeld

DocumentThe first digital autoganzfeld study using a real-time judging procedure2004

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
The first digital autoganzfeld study using a real-time judging procedure
Publication year: 2004
URL:
http://ejp.wyrdwise.com/EJP%20v19.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A new technique for digital autoganzfeld is used, in which the receiver’s mentation report is captured and automatically stored to a digital audio file to make possible a playback of the film clips (picture and film sound) and the mentation (sound) exactly synchronously. This also makes it possible to superimpose the mentation report on the three control (decoy) film clips. This feature might facilitate the evaluation of a trial and render better insights into the study of psi. Another advantage with the new digital system is that it is possible to allow two target film clips to be used rather than one, which is a more time and cost efficient way of collecting data. In order to evaluate how well the newly developed digital autoganzfeld system works, it was used in 128 trials in which 64 pairs of receivers and senders took part. It was hypothesised that the digital ganzfeld result would statistically significantly exceed the mean chance expectation (25%) as measured by direct hits, the sessions being evaluated by an external judge. The result was a direct hit rate of 23% (p=.386, binomial one-tailed test), which was close to chance expectation. In half the trials, the receivers also evaluated their sessions, which resulted in a direct hit rate of 14% (p=.050, binomial two-tailed test). Exploratory analyses yielded results that might explain the failure to give a significant psi-hitting result.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-54.07
Author: Goulding, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Parker, A., Wackermann, J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Goulding, A., Westerlund, J., Parker, A., & Wackermann, J. (2004). The first digital autoganzfeld study using a real-time judging procedure. European Journal of Parapsychology, 19, 66-97.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Autoganzfeld system

The first digital autoganzfeld study using a real-time judging procedure

The first digital autoganzfeld study using a real-time judging procedure

DocumentAn attempt to improve ESP Scores using the real time digital ganzfeld technique2003

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
An attempt to improve ESP Scores using the real time digital ganzfeld technique
Publication year: 2003
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
The aim of real-time recordings is to use the qualitative correspondences between ganzfeld experiences and the content of film clips in order to make better quantitative judgements. The study used this system of book-marking correspondences in order to see if ESP performance in the ganzfeld could be improved amongst a group of 8 volunteers who were scheduled to each complete six double ganzfeld sessions. Another hypothesis concerned the possibility that impressions which were thought by the participant to have an "external origin", would be more target related. Because of a computer crash the study had to be terminated with 74 ganzfeld trials. Although no improvement in performance could be demonstrated, and no differences were found with respect to the source to which imagery was attributed or to state of consciousness variables, participants scored at the expected rate of 32-33% for the Ganzfeld (effect size d = 0.17, z = 1.48, p = .09). The 38 trials that had one session per day gave a direct hit frequency of 45% while those 36 trails with two sessions per day obtained a 19% hit frequency (p < .05) which replicated earlier findings related to the hypothesised negative effect of more than one session per day on scoring.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-54.02
Author: Wright, T.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wright, T., & Parker, A. (2003). An attempt to improve ESP Scores using the real time digital ganzfeld technique. European Journal of Parapsychology, 18, 69-76.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Ganzfeld experiences / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / State of consciousness

DocumentGanzfeld - The next step: Quantifying the qualitative2002

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
Ganzfeld - The next step: Quantifying the qualitative
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:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parker, A., & Westerlund, J. (2002). Ganzfeld - The next step: Quantifying the qualitative. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 441). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Consciousness / Ganzfeld

Ganzfeld - The next step: Quantifying the qualitative

Ganzfeld - The next step: Quantifying the qualitative

DocumentThe study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development2004

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-2000-029
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
029 - The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
Duration: 2000-12 - 2002-10
Researcher(s):
Adrian Parker, Joakim Westerlund, Anneli Persson, Annekatrin Puhle, Annehilt Haller
Institution(s): University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report (2 copies)
Final report (2 copies)
Language: eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Persson, A., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Assessment tools / Ganzfeld studies

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2000-029.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2000
Title:
The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development
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:
Two studies have carried out to validate the use of the digital ganzfeld using recordings of the mentation report in real-time with the film clips. The technique also makes use of bookmarks in order to evaluate correspondences between the content of the mentation of that of the film. Recording impressive hits as bookmarks using the visual basic program enables these to be evaluated by an external judge. Two target film clips along with their sets were randomly chosen from the digitalised film library contained in the computer hard disc.
The first study involved 64 double session trials (N=128). All the sessions were evaluated by an external judge obtaining first rank hits close to the 25% chance expectancy. Half the sessions were also judged by the receiver giving a 14% direct hits (p =.05, two-tailed). Using only the bookmarks, the external judge raised his hit rate from 25% to the 33%. Comparing the receiver’s judgements with the external judge’s showed the external judgments to be significantly higher (p<.05). When judge and receiver disagreed on which was the target film, the external judge was more likely to be correct (Chi2 4.51, p = .03). Receivers who brought a friend to serve in the role of sender (N022) gave a 46% hit rate (p =.03). Senders rated the affect of the film target significantly higher for hits than for misses.
The second study carried 37 double session trials (N=74) and obtained a first rank hit frequency of 32.4% and a small-medium effect size: 0.17 (z =1.48, p =.09) The trials with one session per day (N=38) gave a 45% hit frequency (p< .05) while those with two sessions (N= 36) gave a 19% hit rate. The difference in hit rate between one versus maximum two sessions per day was also significant (p .05).
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parker, A.
Secondary author(s):
Westerlund, J., Puhle, A., Haller, A.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Parker, A., Westerlund, J., Puhle, A., & Haller, A. (2004). The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 300-301). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Digital Ganzfeld

The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development

The study of psi-performance in the digital Ganzfeld: Experimentation towards theory development