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File023 - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test2009-012010-09

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
023 - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test
Duration: 2009-01 - 2010-09
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach, Ursula Mochty
Institution(s): University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences (UK)
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mochty, U.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention

DocumentFinal report - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test2010

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
023 - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test
Duration: 2009-01 - 2010-09
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach, Ursula Mochty
Institution(s): University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences (UK)
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mochty, U.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
Final report - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa2308_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
We used the bistable Necker cube as a potential test for mindfulness. In a cross
sectional study participants with a long meditation practice perceived significantly fewer
reversals than control persons, when asked to hold on to one perception. This was correlated
with meditation time per week. This finding documents that perceptual processes might
indeed be altered by meditation practice. Meditators also were more mindful, less anxious and
depressed than the control group, but were not different in attention control under time
pressure (d2-test). Meditators also had a significantly shorter reaction time, and this might
even be a better measure of mindfulness to be studied in the future. These results support the
assumption that meditation practice enhances perceptual control and mindfulness. Without
instruction to hold on to one percept, there was no difference between the groups. The results
of a longitudinal study with meditation novices clearly demonstrated a significant improvement
over 8 weeks in all variables. Selective attention and mindfulness increased significantly with
participants becoming significantly less anxious and depressed. Participants were able to
successfully increase the average time in between perceived reversals under both conditions.
A decrease in the amount of perceived reversals was significant for the passive condition and
almost reached significance under the active condition.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mochty, U.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Meditation / Mindfulness / Bistable images test

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DocumentA Test for Mindfulness - The Bistable Images Test2010

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
023 - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test
Duration: 2009-01 - 2010-09
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach, Ursula Mochty
Institution(s): University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences (UK)
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mochty, U.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
A Test for Mindfulness - The Bistable Images Test
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objective: This study aims to follow up results obtained from a previous pilot experiment
on the empirical investigation of mindfulness. Currently self-rating questionnaires are in
use, but, to date, no objective assessment for mindfulness is available to quantify this
construct. Recent studies point towards improvement in attention by means of systematic
meditation training. The aim of this study is to overcome some of the weaknesses of selfratings
and develop a quick and simple objective test for the assessment of mindfulness
and attention. The bi-stable images test presents the Necker Cube illusion, where two
shapes can be perceived in the same image. As mental training of attention is a core
ingredient of meditation, it should be possible to influence the amount of image reversals,
and indicate changes in mindfulness and attention.
Method: We measured average reaction time and amount of image reversals during 2 4-
min presentations of the Necker Cube illusion (with/without instruction to hold each
reversal), and individual average reaction time to a 2-min alternating images reaction task
(3x) for both experienced meditation and non-meditation group. Two mindfulness
questionnaires, a short attention test, and an anxiety and depression scale were
conducted for correlation with and control of side effects for obtained test data.
Participants: 38 meditators (min. meditation experience of 5 years) and matched 38 nonmeditators
(N=76) were tested.
Results: We report significantly negative correlations between meditation hours/week
and anxiety, depression, sex, and total amount of reversals. The higher meditative practice
was per week, the higher mindfulness and the longer an image could be held with
instruction. Meditation hours/week and concentration were determined as possible
predictors for mindfulness.
Conclusion: The relationship of significantly lesser image reversals with higher meditative
practice is encouraging evidence that the bi-stable images test could be an objective test
tool for assessment of meditation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mochty, U.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Walach, H., & Mochty, U. (2010). A Test for Mindfulness - The Bistable Images Test. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 249). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Binocular rivalry / Attention / Mindfulness

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DocumentHow long is now for mindfulness meditators?2012

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
023 - A Test for Mindfulness – The Bistable Images Test
Duration: 2009-01 - 2010-09
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach, Ursula Mochty
Institution(s): University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences (UK)
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Mochty, U.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-023.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008
Title:
How long is now for mindfulness meditators?
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886911005939
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The experience of the present moment is characterized by an integrative mechanism that fuses successive events into a unitary phenomenological experience with a temporal limit of about 3 s. We hypothesized that proficiency of mindfulness expands the ability to stabilize an ambiguous percept in a bistable image paradigm using the Necker Cube, and that this effect is associated with individual differences in the level of mindfulness. Expanded duration of nowness as indicated by the ability to stabilize a bistable image stimulus for a longer period of time may improve cognitive resources and thus be of practical interest. In a sample of n = 38 meditators and n = 38 non-meditators, meditators showed longer duration of subjective nowness. This effect was associated with individual mindfulness levels. It is concluded that the subjective now can be longer for meditators than for non-meditators, and individual levels of mindfulness may convey this effect.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Sauer, S.
Secondary author(s):
Lemkec, J., Wittmann, M., Kohls, N., Mochty, U., Walach, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Sauer, S., Lemkec, J., Wittmann, M., Kohls, N., Mochty, U., & Walach, H. (2012). How long is now for mindfulness meditators? Personality and Individual Differences, 52(6), 750-754. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.12.026
2-year Impact Factor: 1.807|2012
Times cited: 43|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Mindfulness / Temporal perception / Time / Subjective now / Meditation

How long is now for mindfulness meditators?

How long is now for mindfulness meditators?