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File049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition2007-022009-01

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

DocumentFinal report - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition2009

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Final report - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa49-06_03012014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We conducted two trials of a free-response ESP test. The aim was to determine if two groups, ‘low’- and ‘high’-scorers on a measure of hypnotic susceptibility, would score differently on a psi-hitting task. We used the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility which assesses the hypnotisability of subjects when tested in groups. The sample (N = 101 psi-believing participants; 69 females and 32 males) was split into ‘High HS’ (n = 20) and ‘Low HS’ groups (n = 81) based on HS scores. There was a significant difference between the two groups on Hypnotic Susceptibility and psi scores (i.e., number of hits), t(99) = 2.31, p = .012. A second study was carried out. A number of papers have investigated the idea of rational versus intuitive thinking and how this might relate to paranormal beliefs. Those who possess both intuitive and rational thinking styles are more likely to report paranormal experiences and subjective paranormal ability than those who express either intuitive or rational thinking. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between psychic claimants (N = 49) and non-psychic claimants (N = 45) on such personality factors as Global Constructive Thinking, Emotional Coping, Behavioural Coping, and Esoteric Thinking. The sample consisted of 94 participants, all of whom believed in psi. Participants completed the Constructive Thinking Inventory and the Anomalous Experiences Inventory. The psychic claimants group had significantly higher scores on 12 out of 23 factors/facets which could not all be explained by chance. Compared to non-psychic claimants, the psychic claimants tend to have more positive attitudes; their thinking is action-oriented; they are good behavioural copers; they think in ways that promote effective action; and they are more accepting of others. At the same time, they are more rigid in their thinking than non-psychic claimants.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Hypnosis / Personality / Imagery / Creativity / Emotional targets / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Final report - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition

Final report - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition

DocumentTwo trials of a free-response ESP test in two groups of hypnotic susceptibility low/high scores: A pilot study2011

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Two trials of a free-response ESP test in two groups of hypnotic susceptibility low/high scores: A pilot study
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/24/2011_pa_convention_abstracts.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We conducted two trials of a free-response ESP test. The aim was to determine if two groups of the hypnotically susceptible –the low and high scorers– scored differently in terms of psi hitting. The sample consisted of 101 subjects (69 females and 32 males) psi-believing participants. We used the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility which assesses the hypnotisability level when subjects are tested in groups. Participants were categorised as the "High HS" group (N = 20) and "Low HS" group (N = 81). We also used the following criteria to split the sample into three hitting groups: (1) No hits within two trials. one hit within two trials, and (3) Two hits within two trials. The difference among three groups (no hit, one hit, and two hits) was significant (p = .017, 1-tailed). The High HS group scored higher than the Low HS group, which scored at chance (p = .03, 1-tailed).
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Abstract book-d
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2011). Two trials of a free-response ESP test in two groups of hypnotic susceptibility low/high scores: A pilot study. In M. Kittenis (Ed.), 54th Parapsychological Association Annual Convention: Abstracts of presented papers (p. 19). Curitiba, Brazil.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP)

Two trials of a free-response ESP test in two groups of hypnotic susceptibility low/high scores: A pilot study

Two trials of a free-response ESP test in two groups of hypnotic susceptibility low/high scores: A pilot study

DocumentExploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relaxtension/hypnosis condition2010

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relaxtension/hypnosis condition
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
The search for 'psi-conducive' states of consciousness has a long history in parapsychology. Reviews of the literature show that there is much evidence to support the contention that hypnosis is a psi-conducive state. States of consciousness, induced through different techniques, have been studied, e.g. hypnosis and progressive muscle relaxation and the induction technique. Subjects who are in a relaxed, psi-conducive state are in a state of low arousal which may be accompanied by such a low motivation that they do not care about performing the psi task well.
METHOD:
In this research project, the participants –believers in the general possibility of psi– were recruited in the Instituto de Psicología Paranormal at Buenos Aires. Subjects were divided into two groups, hypnosis and no-hypnosis stimulation. Subjects all completed three personality questionnaires, such as the NEO-PI-R, Millon Index of Personality Styles Revised, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, two imagery and creativity questionnaires (e.g. Betts’s Vividness of Imagery Scale) before any psi testing be conducted. Both researchers remain blind to the scores from the personality scales until the subjects had been tested and their test scores be checked and independently rechecked.
RESULTS:
The sample included 62 participants, both 40 females (71.4%) and 22 males (28.6%), their ages ranged from 19 to 77 years (Mean= 48.47; SD= 11.02). All subjects also completed the hypnosis susceptibility questionnaire. ESP tests (clairvoyance) was performed which it is being conducted under two counterbalanced conditions: (a) hypnosis and (b) relaxation stimulation. Two targets type (emotional vs. neutral) is being used as stimulus. Emotional targets were previously evaluated by all of the participants, which they will be given ratings for enjoyability, affinity, emotionality, and valence. Each subject, having completed the personality scales will outline the nature of the task to the subject and answer any questions about the procedure. Under hypnosis condition scored psi-hitting 31.2%. notably above chance expected; however. under no-hypnosis (“control”) condition we obtained 24.6%, up to date. These are interesting results which seems to suggest that hypnosis condition somehow optimizes psi-communication.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Parra, A., Argibay, J. C., & Matteucci, S. (2010). Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relaxtension/ hypnosis condition. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 207). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Hypnosis / Personality / Imagery / Creativity

Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relaxtension/hypnosis condition

Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relaxtension/hypnosis condition

DocumentThinking styles of psychic claimants2011

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Thinking styles of psychic claimants
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=417671979147697;res=IELHSS
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A number of papers have investigated the idea of rational versus intuitive thinking and how this might relate to paranormal beliefs. Those who possess both intuitive and rational thinking styles are more likely to report paranormal experiences and subjective paranormal ability than those who express either intuitive or rational thinking. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between psychic claimants (N = 49) and non-psychic claimants (N = 45) on such personality factors as Global Constructive Thinking, Emotional Coping, Behavioural Coping, and Esoteric Thinking. The sample consisted of 94 participants, all of whom believed in psi. Participants completed the Constructive Thinking Inventory and the Anomalous Experiences Inventory. The psychic claimants group had significantly higher scores on 12 out of 23 factors/facets which could not all be explained by chance. Compared to non-psychic claimants, the psychic claimants tend to have more positive attitudes; their thinking is action-oriented; they are good behavioural copers; they think in ways that promote effective action; and they are more accepting of others. At the same time, they are more rigid in their thinking than non-psychic claimants.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2002-27.02
Author: Parra, A.
Document type:
Article-d
Reference:
Parra, A. (2011). Thinking styles of psychic claimants. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 11(1), 61-71.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Thought and thinking / Parapsychology / Psychic ability testing

DocumentA free-response ESP test in two hypnotic susceptibility groups: A pilot study2013

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
A free-response ESP test in two hypnotic susceptibility groups: A pilot study
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=406536722926283;res=IELHSS
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We conducted two trials of a free-response ESP test. The aim was to determine if two groups, 'low'- and 'high'-scorers on a measure of hypnotic susceptibility, would score differently on a psi-hitting task. We used the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility which assesses the hypnotisability of subjects when tested in groups. The sample (N = 101 psi-believing participants; 69 females and 32 males) was split into 'High HS' (n = 20) and 'Low HS' groups (n = 81) based on HS scores. There was a significant difference between the two groups on Hypnotic Susceptibility and psi scores (i.e., number of hits), t(99) = 2.31, p = .012.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2013). A free-response ESP test in two hypnotic susceptibility groups: A pilot study. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 13(1), 27-35.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Hypnotic susceptibility

DocumentGender differences in sensation seeking and paranormal/anomalous experiences2015

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Gender differences in sensation seeking and paranormal/anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://benthamopen.com/ABSTRACT/TOPSYJ-8-54
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sensation seeking is the tendency to pursue sensory pleasure and excitement. A body of research indicates that
sensation seeking may contribute to paranormal/anomalous experiences. Examination of relations between sensations
seeking and paranormal beliefs has resulted in a limited body of research. This paper hypothesizes that both – sensation
seeking and paranormal/anomalous experiences – will be significantly and positively correlated. Two samples of 446 females and 162 males (MAge = 8.60, SD = 4.65) filled two questionnaires, Sensation Seeking Scale and a 10-item self-report inventory designed to collect information on spontaneous paranormal/anomalous experiences. An index of experiences (Index) was constructed to correlate with the sensations seeking. More than half have experienced different types of paranormal/ anomalous experiences, mainly telepathy and déjà-vu. The main hypothesis was supported for both, males (p = .002, one-tailed) and females (p < .001). Factor analysis showed that women tended to score higher than men, explaining the 6.5% of the variance. These findings also suggest that sensation seeking may have some utility in predicting subjects' psi performance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A. (2015). Gender differences in sensation seeking and paranormal/anomalous experiences. The Open Psychology Journal, 8, 54-58. doi: 10.2174/1874350101508010054
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Gender differences / Paranormal/anomalous experiences / Paranormal beliefs / Sensation seeking

Gender differences in sensation seeking and paranormal/anomalous experiences

Gender differences in sensation seeking and paranormal/anomalous experiences

DocumentSeeing rare things with the mind’s eye: Visual imagery vividness and paranormal/anomalous experiences2015

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Seeing rare things with the mind’s eye: Visual imagery vividness and paranormal/anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.aiprinc.org/abstracts_15.htm
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mental imagery is a perception-like experience in the absence of the appropriate sensory input involving sight, sound, smell, taste, and tactile images. Some scientific research has been conducted to investigate the possible relationships between paranormal experiences and visual imagery. In the present study, paranormal/anomalous experience, and the capacity for visual imagery under open- and closed-eyes conditions, were assessed. It is hypothesized that visual imagery and paranormal/anomalous experiences are correlated. Participants were 348 well-educated believers in psi, interested in paranormal topics. They completed the 'Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire- Revised' (VVIQ-R) and a 10-item self-report inventory designed to collect information on spontaneous paranormal/anomalous experiences. The results showed that visual imagery and paranormal/anomalous experiences correlated significantly, especially for Aura, Remote Healing, and Apparitions, but only in the Open-Eyes condition, with the Closed-Eyes condition performing relatively poorly. These results and advantages of the VVIQ-R are discussed.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A. (2015). Seeing rare things with the mind’s eye: Visual imagery vividness and paranormal/anomalous experiences. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 15(1), 37-51.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Visual imagery / Paranormal experience

DocumentFramework of belief in paranormal experiences and its relation to positive/negative schizotypy2015

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Framework of belief in paranormal experiences and its relation to positive/negative schizotypy
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://paranthropologyjournal.weebly.com/free-pdf.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Background:
Paranormal experiences that fit into a prior framework of belief are seen as more pleasant, while individuals without such a framework find them intrusive and disturbing.
Methods:
Undergraduate students (no paranormal experiences group, N= 1574) and people who attended workshops on paranormal/spiritual topics (paranormal experiences group, N= 416) completed two questionnaires, the OLIFE – which assesses schizotypy in four dimensions – and the Paranormal Experiences Questionnaire – which collects information on spontaneous paranormal experiences.
Objectives:
To test people who have more experiences and paranormal beliefs are able to cope with potentially distressing effects of such experiences.
Results:
Members of the paranormal experiences group were less cognitively disorganised and tended to have more unusual paranormal experiences. Individuals with more paranormal beliefs/experiences may indeed be able to cope better with the potentially distressing effects of such experiences.
Discussion:
Individuals with more unusual experiences may be able to ‘buffer’ their potentially distressing effects through the existence or construction of a framework in which to place them; for the no paranormal experiences group (individuals without a belief framework), positive schizotypy might, in fact, be adaptive, as highly magical thinking provides a better chance of creating an effective and imaginative framework to account for the odd experiences.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A. (2015). Framework of belief in paranormal experiences and its relation to positive/negative schizotypy. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 6(1), 26-34.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Belief framework / Paranormal beliefs/experiences / Schizotypy / Magical thinking / Distressing effect

Framework of belief in paranormal experiences and its relation to positive/negative schizotypy

Framework of belief in paranormal experiences and its relation to positive/negative schizotypy

DocumentMauvais sommeil et perceptions inhabituelles: Une relation de cause à effet?2013

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Mauvais sommeil et perceptions inhabituelles: Une relation de cause à effet?
Publication year: 2013
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
fre
Author:
Parra, A.
Document type:
Magazine article
Reference:
Parra, A. (2013). Mauvais sommeil et perceptions inhabituelles: Une relation de cause à effet? Bulletin Métapsychique, 14, 10-15.
Indexed document: No

DocumentDos experimentos de percepcion extrasensorial en individuos hipnotizables2012

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Dos experimentos de percepcion extrasensorial en individuos hipnotizables
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.alipsi.com.ar/e-boletin/e-boletin-psi_vol.7_no.1_enero_2012.htm#tit03
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
spa
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Magazine article
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2012, January). Dos experimentos de percepcion extrasensorial en individuos hipnotizables. E-boletin Psi, 7, 1.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Extra-sensory perception / Hypnotizability

DocumentExploratory study of the temperament theory and paranormal experiences2016

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Exploratory study of the temperament theory and paranormal experiences
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-62607-002
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Few studies have explored personality traits to explain paranormal experiences, so it is not surprising that connections remain to be made between such experiences and a person's temperament. The aim of this study is to compare the frequency of paranormal experiences across four temperament groups. Questionnaires that included the standarized Spanish version of the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Form A) were distributed to 2678 Psychology undergraduate students, and 1860 usable returns were retained for the categorization procedure. Individuals who scored in the upper and lower quartiles for extraversion and neuroticism were allocated to one of four groups: Phlegmatic (n = 30); Sanguine (n = 54); Melancholic (n = 159); and Choleric (n = 160). This sample completed a second 10-item self-report inventory designed to measure spontaneous paranormal/anomalous experiences. Members of the Choleric group scored higher on frequency of Out-of-Body Experiences, ESP in dreams, Aura, Déjà-vu, and overall count of experiences; the Sanguine group scored higher on Telepathy; whereas the Melancholic group scored higher on frequency of Sense of presence. Anomalous experiences, such as OBE, dream recall and auras, could be facilitated using extravert subjects characterized as touchy, restless, excitable, changeable, and impulsive.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A. & Argibay, J. C. (2016). Exploratory study of the temperament theory and paranormal experiences. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 80(3), 214-223.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Personality traits / Paranormal experiences

DocumentIndividual, perceptual and psychological differences between psi-tested self-claimed psychics and non-psychics2016

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
Individual, perceptual and psychological differences between psi-tested self-claimed psychics and non-psychics
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=099628941543192;res=IELHSS
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The specific aim of the present study was to find psychological differences between psychic and non-psychics. Specifically, we hypothesized that the self-claimed psychics score higher than non-psychics on the following four dimensions: (1) Individual Differences (i.e., neuroticism, extroversion, psychoticism, cognitive and emotional empathy, and defense style); (2) Psychopathology (i.e., healthy and negative schizotypy, dissociation, hallucinations and abnormal perceptions, magical ideation and perceptual aberration); (3) Boundaries (i.e., transliminality and boundary 'thinness'); and (4) Perception (i.e., perceptual cognition and imagery, and sensationseeking). The database used in this paper was originally collected as part of a project that investigated the so-called token-object effect (Parra & Argibay, 2013a, 2013b). Two categorization procedures were performed in order to split the sample into (1) Psychic/high-psi-scorers (n = 48) and (2) Non-psychic/low-psi-scorers (n = 44). Psychic/high-psiscorers scored higher than non-psychic/low-psi-scorers on Extroversion, and they scored lower on Neuroticism and Psychoticism, which confirm previous findings. Other results showed that psychic/high-psi-scorers tended to have 'thinner' boundaries, and they reported more unusual/psychic experiences, than non-psychic/low-psiscorers. The two groups, however, did not differ on schizotypy or dissociation. Generally speaking, the typical psychic in our study (similar to the one described by Eysenck) is 'sanguine', tends to be lively, sociable, carefree, talkative, pleasure-seeking, optimistic, and leadership-oriented.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2016). Individual, perceptual and psychological differences between psi-tested self-claimed psychics and non-psychics. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 16(1), 63-84.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychics / Psychological variables / Extroversion / Neuroticism / Psychoticism

DocumentThe boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics2016

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
049 - Exploring extrasensory perception under hypnosis stimulation: Personality, imagery, creativity dimension using emotional/neutral targets and relax-tension/hypnosis condition
Duration: 2007-02 - 2009-01
Researcher(s):
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Sérgio Matteucci
Institution(s): Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C., Matteucci, S.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Clairvoyance / Personality factors

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-049.13
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2006
Title:
The boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-15700-002
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Personality differences between those reporting psi experiences and those reporting psi abilities have been insufficiently explored, although a number of studies have noted ‘sensitivity’ and ‘flexibility’ as characterizing psychic claimants. The present study aims to investigate differences between psychic claimants and non-psychics on their experience of hallucinations and abnormal perceptions and the ‘boundary’ construct. Participants were split between psychic and non-psychic groups, with the former having reported psychic abilities such as paranormal/anomalous feelings or impressions of being at unknown places and aura vision. Psychics (n = 87) and non-psychic (n = 112) completed the Cardiff Anomalous Perception Scale, the Revised Transliminality Scale and the Boundary Questionnaire (in addition, a scale to evaluate their psychic abilities). The psychics group scored higher on Anomalous Perception (measured by CAPS) and ‘thin’ boundary than non-psychics, but lower on Transliminality. In addition, Anomalous Experiences was the best predictor for psychic group membership (ß = .073; p = .031) and secondly ‘thin’ boundaries. Psychic claimants would be likely candidates with whom to test Hartmann’s ‘continuity hypothesis’ because of their familiarity with their own alterations in consciousness and their functioning toward the thin-boundaried end of the continuum.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Parra, A.
Secondary author(s):
Argibay, J. C.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Parra, A., & Argibay, J. C. (2016). The boundary construct and anomalous experiences in psychics. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 80(1), 13–23.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Personality traits / Psychic / Hallucinations