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File045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood2009-022012-04

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

DocumentFinal report - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood2012

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-045.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
Final report - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa4508_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
EEG biofeedback did not result in any clear changes in EEG, either within or across training sessions for three of the four locations. There was also no clear difference in behavioural performance of the EEG training group compared to those receiving mock feedback.
However, for the Russian group the results showed that alpha biofeedback training enhanced the alpha peak frequency, width and power in the individual upper alpha range, but only for participants with a low baseline alpha peak frequency (<10 Hz). In contrast, the mock biofeedback increased resting alpha power only in participants with high baseline resting alpha frequency. With regards to changes in cognitive performance those given real EEG biofeedback training showed evidence of improving their response times and accuracy when completing a mental rotation task. Though this was only seen for those with lower individual alpha peak frequencies (<10Hz). Similarly, those receiving real feedback that had low peak alpha also showed improved performance on a conceptual span memory task. There was also a reduction in anxiety levels for those given real feedback with high peak alpha.
The findings are less clear and robust than we had originally anticipated. The various reward thresholds seemed to have little impact on the effectiveness of the training. However, given the overall lack of effects this may be due to other aspects of the methodology. With regards to effects of EEG biofeedback on cognition there were only main effects of Time suggesting that improvements over time were the result of practice rather than the intervention. The differences found for the Russian cohort may be the result of specific cultural influences which we hope to explore further.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Cognition / Electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback

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DocumentIndividual alpha peak frequency variability and reproducibility in dependence on the experimental conditions2011

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-045.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
Individual alpha peak frequency variability and reproducibility in dependence on the experimental conditions
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21469333
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The test-retest study of the individual alpha peak frequency (IAPF) variability was provided in eyes closed and eyes open conditions in standard (8-12 Hz) and individual alpha band range in different brain areas in 96 healthy male subjects (aged 25-40). The pairwise comparisons showed that IAPF means are not different in the left and right hemisphere sites, in eyes closed and eyes open conditions, in standard and individual alpha range. Computed in the first 5 s after opening eyes fronto-central area IAPF mean was lower than in eyes closed condition. IAPF computed in individual alpha range in posterior area in eyes closed condition had the minimal variability and was the most reproducible in test retest investigation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
rus
Author:
Bazanova, O.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Bazanova, O. M. (2011). Individual alpha peak frequency variability and reproducibility in dependence on the experimental conditions. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deyatelnosti Imeni I P Pavlova, 61(1), 102-111.
2-year Impact Factor: 0.327|2011
Times cited: 12|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Individual alpha peak frequency (IAPF) / Individual alpha band range / Standard (8-12 Hz) alpha band range / Test-retest study / Eyes open and eyes closed / Anterior and posterior scalp area

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DocumentAlpha neurofeedback training for perfomance enhancement: reviewing the methodology2009

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-045.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
Alpha neurofeedback training for perfomance enhancement: reviewing the methodology
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10874200903334397#.UjF9KF9dYdU
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Introduction. Considerable interest has been, and still is, generated by the potential performance enhancing benefits of alpha neurofeedback training (NFT) for healthy participants. A plausible rationale for such training, with an aim to improve mood and/or enhance cognition, can be made based upon what is already known of the links between alpha EEG activity and behavior. However, designing an optimal NFT paradigm remains difficult because a number of methodological factors that may influence the outcome of such training remain largely unexplored.
Method. This article focuses on these methodological factors in an attempt to highlight some of the unanswered questions and stimulate future research.
Results. Specifically, this article examines the NFT training schedule; the variety, basis, and setting of reward thresholds; the nature and modality of the feedback signal provided; unidirectional as compared to bidirectional NFT; the establishment of a target frequency range for alpha; whether NFT should be conducted with eyes open or closed; and the identification of a clear index of learning.
Conclusions. Throughout, the article provides a number of suggestions and possible directions for future research.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Dempster, T., Bazanova, O., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Andersen, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Vernon, D., Dempster, T., Bazanova, O., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Andersen, S. (2009). Alpha neurofeedback training for performance enhancement: reviewing the methodology. Journal of Neurotherapy, 13(4), 214-227. doi: 10.1080/10874200903334397
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Alpha / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Methodology / Neurofeedback / Peak performance

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DocumentInterpreting EEG alpha activity2013

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-045.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
Interpreting EEG alpha activity
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23701947
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Exploring EEG alpha oscillations has generated considerable interest, in particular with regards to the role they play in cognitive, psychomotor, psycho-emotional and physiological aspects of human life. However, there is no clearly agreed upon definition of what constitutes 'alpha activity' or which of the many indices should be used to characterize it. To address these issues this review attempts to delineate EEG alpha-activity, its physical, molecular and morphological nature, and examine the following indices: (1) the individual alpha peak frequency; (2) activation magnitude, as measured by alpha amplitude suppression across the individual alpha bandwidth in response to eyes opening, and (3) alpha "auto-rhythmicity" indices: which include intra-spindle amplitude variability, spindle length and steepness. Throughout, the article offers a number of suggestions regarding the mechanism(s) of alpha activity related to inter and intra-individual variability. In addition, it provides some insights into the various psychophysiological indices of alpha activity and highlights their role in optimal functioning and behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Bazanova, O.
Secondary author(s):
Vernon, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
3|2022-03-19
Reference:
Bazanova, O., & Vernon, D. (2013). Interpreting EEG alpha activity. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 44, 94-110. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.05.007
2-year Impact Factor: 10.284|2013
Times cited: 202|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Individual alpha peak frequency (IAPF) / Individual alpha bandwith / Alpha amplitude suppression / Spindle-form segments length / Intra-spindle amplitude variability

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DocumentRefining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood2012

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-045.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: EEG biofeedback has been used to help train individuals to learn to consciously control
certain aspects of their brainwave activity. However, a number of methodological questions
remain concerning the nature of such training which limits our understanding of the process and
the possible effectiveness of the technique. Hence the aim of this project was to examine more
closely the nature of such training by using distinct reward thresholds, incorporating an equal
contact mock feedback control group and performing follow-up measures to examine the possible
long-term effects.
Methods: Using a standard pre/post intervention design we recruited 96 participants from four
institutions (CCCU, RAMS, UEA and AU). Participants initially completed a range of cognitive
(Conceptual Span Task; Mental Rotation Task, Alternative Uses Task) and mood measures (Profile
Of Mood States, STAI, BIS/BAS). They were then randomly allocated to either a real or mock
feedback condition utilising either a fixed low, medium, high or non-fixed variable reward
threshold. All participants then completed 10 training sessions, approximately twice per week,
with the aim to increase the amplitude of their alpha (8-12Hz) EEG rhythm. On completion of the
training participants again completed the cognitive and mood measures, and again at follow-up
after a delay of approx 4 wks.
Results: Initial analyses showed no evidence of a clear change in the EEG for those completing the
biofeedback training. In addition, the differential reward thresholds had no effect on changes in
EEG. A more fine tuned analysis, focusing on the effects of each institution, found that the
biofeedback training enhanced the peak frequency, width and power in the individual upper alpha
range (10-12Hz) but only for those with a low resting baseline frequency (<10Hz) and only in the
Russian (RAMS) sample.
Conclusions: It would seem clear that the training paradigm adopted here was not effective in
eliciting clear changes in the EEG.
Discussion: The project was less successful than anticipated in identifying potential methodological
factors that could positively influence learning. Nevertheless, the pattern of findings not only
provides a reasonable indication of what does not work but also highlights possible avenues for
further exploration. For instance, the motivation level of the individual, identifying a possible
distinction between responders and learners and using resting peak alpha levels as a marker for
change.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Vernon, D., Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., & Bazanova, O. (2012). Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 22-23/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
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Keywords: Alpha / Electroencephalography / Biofeedback / Neurofeedback

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DocumentAlpha EEG activity depends on the individual dominant rhythm frequency2012

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-2008-045
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
045 - Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood
Duration: 2009-02 - 2012-04
Researcher(s):
David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova
Institution(s): Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Vernon, D.
Secondary author(s):
Andersen, S., Rutterford, N., Pasqualini, M., Bazanova, O.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-045.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2008
Title:
Alpha EEG activity depends on the individual dominant rhythm frequency
Publication year: 2012
URL:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10874208.2012.730786
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Exploring the role of the electroencephalographic (EEG) alpha oscillations in the processes of central and autonomic regulation of the cognitive and psychomotor performance generates considerable interest. However, until now there was no accurate definition of what alpha activity is, and which indices characterize it. This is a theoretical article that attempts to define EEG alpha-activity phenomena; define their physical, molecular, and morphological nature; and highlight the difference in its indices connected with different individual alpha frequencies and their role in optimal functioning. Specifically, this article examines individual alpha activity indices: (a) the individual alpha peak frequency; (b) activation magnitude measured by estimating the amount of alpha amplitude suppression in response to eyes-open and individual alpha band width; and (c) three alpha “autorhythmicity” indices: intraspindle amplitude variability, spindle length, and steepness. Throughout, the article provides a number of suggestions on how alpha activity indices are connected with the individual spectral distribution of the alpha frequency and why these individual alpha activity peculiarities are important for neurofeedback training effectiveness.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Author:
Bazanova, O. M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Bazanova, O. M. (2012). Alpha EEG activity depends on the individual dominant rhythm frequency. Journal of Neurotherapy, 16(4), 270-284. doi: 10.1080/10874208.2012.730786
Impact factor notes: N/A
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: EEG alpha-activity