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File149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures2010-042011-09

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

DocumentFinal report - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures2011

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2008
Title:
Final report - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa149-08_03012014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
Meditation can be described as a special way to pay attention on a continuous moment to moment basis. Research has shown that meditation techniques are able to enhance attentional capacities. In this study we took a closer look at this relationship between meditation and attention. At first we developed three different assessment tools for the description of a medition practice without referring to any esoteric or religious aspects. A scale assessing the motivation of meditators was developed by the psychometric assessment of 550 meditators. Here a psychometric valid, highly reliable scale with a stable four factor structure could be developed. Regarding meditation practice it was necessary to differentiate between different types of attention cultivated in different meditation styles. The main dimension here was the difference between a narrow focused attention and a wide and open form of attention. This difference was assessed with several visual analog scales.
Regarding the human attentional network three distinct systems of attention (alerting, orienting and executive control) are known. We recruited 25 long-term meditators and 25 sex and age matched controls. They were tested for their performance in each of the three networks by the attention network test (ANT) while EEG was measured to assess event related potentials (ERP) in relation to the ANT stimuli.
We could demonstrate that meditators had a significant better performance on the executive component of the ANT (p<.05). There was no difference for the two other networks. Meditators practicing meditation with a narrow focus of attention showed a better performance in the executive control function of the ANT (r = .34) but the correlation failed to reach significance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng / ger
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hinterberger, T., Inacker, E., Markowiak, M., Naranjo, J. R., Adrian, C., Simshäuser, K., Netz, B., Walach, H.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Meditation / Mindfulness / Attention / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Event-related potential (ERP) / Motivation

Final report - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures

Final report - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures

DocumentA closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures2012

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objectives: Meditation can be described as a special way to pay attention on a continuous
moment to moment basis. Research has shown that meditation techniques are able to enhance
attentional capacities. We took a closer look at this relationship between meditation and
attention. Regarding the human attentional network three distinct and different systems of
attention (alerting, orienting and executive control) are described. We focused on developing
assessment tools for the description of a meditation practice focusing on motivation and
attentional focus. Further, we to assess whether meditators practicing predominately mindfulnessbased
meditation techniques perform better on the orienting-component of the attentional
network compared to meditators practicing predominately concentration-based techniques, while
the concentration-based group should perform better in the executive control system.
Methods: For assessing attentional strategies a new questionnaire was developed. In order to
assess whether we can distinguish between different meditation approaches 24 different
meditators performed the Attention Network Test (ANT) assessing the alerting, orienting and
executive network simultanously by measuring reaction time and event related potentials (ERP) of
the EEG. A matched group of 24 non-meditators served as controls.
Results: Based on the analysis of a sample of more than 500 meditators a 31-item scale with
excellent psychometric properties and four distinctive scales could be developed. In the ANT part
of the study meditators showed better performance in the executive network (p=.01). No
correlation could be found between self-report of attention strategy and performance in the ANT.
ERP analyses revealed shorter latency to N1 in meditators compared to controls (alerting
network). For the executive network the N2 difference in meditators was much smaller than in
controls indicating reduced executive processing.
Discussion: We were able to operationalize meditation strategies, context and motivation with
three different questionnaires. The ERPs were only indicative on
the executive component of the ANT while there was no difference for the two other networks.
Conclusions: We could conclude that obviously the hypothesized attentional effect could not be
uncovered with this type of test. This supports to think more detailed about the specific quality of
presence and the associated attentional benefits which are cultivated by meditation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Schmidt, S., Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J., & Simshäuser, K. (2012). A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 48/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Attention network / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Event-related potential (ERP)

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DocumentMeditation im Fokus. Wie beeinflussen verschiedene Meditationstechniken das Aufmerksamkeitssystem?2011

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Meditation im Fokus. Wie beeinflussen verschiedene Meditationstechniken das Aufmerksamkeitssystem?
Publication year: 2011
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
ger
Author:
Markowiak, M.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Markowiak, M. (2011). Meditation im Fokus. Wie beeinflussen verschiedene Meditationstechniken das Aufmerksamkeitssystem? (Unpublished master´s thesis). Institut für Psychologie. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Meditation techniques / Attention

DocumentMeditation und Motivation- Konstruktion eines Fragebogens zur Motivation von Meditierenden2012

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Meditation und Motivation- Konstruktion eines Fragebogens zur Motivation von Meditierenden
Publication year: 2012
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
ger
Author:
Netz, B.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Netz, B. (2012). Meditation und Motivation- Konstruktion eines Fragebogens zur Motivation von Meditierenden (Unpublished master´s thesis). Universität Freiburg, Psychologisches Institut.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Motivation / Assessment

DocumentWhy are people meditating? The Meditation Motivation Scale2011

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Why are people meditating? The Meditation Motivation Scale
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.ecim-congress.org/tl_files/content/2011/ECIM%202011_Abstracts.PDF
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
Meditation origins from religious traditions in the ancient East. In our modern western society the practice of meditation grew very popular in recent years. This may be due to secular or non-secular reasons. The motivation to practice meditation may range from intentions like well-being and health related issues up to the concept of self-transformation by following a spiritual path. Since it can be assumed that the motivation for a meditation practice is strongly related to the outcome we decided to construct a questionnaire assessing motives for meditation.
METHODS:
A large range of meditators was asked for their motivations to meditate. Based on their answers we constructed a 58 item scale in German offering a large range of motivations. All items had to be rated on 5 point scale. 549 meditators filled in the scale online. We performed a psychometric assessment. 27 items were discarded because of low variance, low discriminatory power, skewed distributions or loadings on multiple factors. We performed an exploratory factor analysis (Varimax) with orthogonal scale rotation.
RESULTS:
The final scale has 31 items and explains a total of 55.3 % of variance with a internal consistency of Cronbach’s a = .90. Motivations could be grouped into four distinct factors: 1. Wellbeing and Relaxation (9 Items, a=.90, 17.6% variance), 2. Regulation of Emotions (9 Items, a = .89, 14.3 % variance), 3. Self-exploration (7 Items, a = .85, 12.5 % variance), 4. Self-transformation (6 Items, a = .81, 11.0 % variance).
CONCLUSION:
The newly constructed Meditation Motivation Scale is suitable to assess motivations for the practice of meditation with high reliability. A clear-cut four factor structure emerged from the data of our sample demonstrating that secular and various non-secular motivations can be clearly separated.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Netz, B.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Schmidt, S., & Netz, B. (2011). Why are people meditating? The Meditation Motivation Scale. In M. Cree (Ed.), Abstract book of the 4th European Conference on Integrative Medicine (p. 51).
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Motivation / Psychometric study

DocumentWhy are people meditating? – The Meditation Motivation Scale2012

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Why are people meditating? – The Meditation Motivation Scale
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.contemplativeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/gdocs/ISCS%20Accepted%20Posters%202012-4-25.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The motivation to practice meditation may range from intentions like well-being and health related issues up to the concept of self-transformation by following a spiritual path. We constructed a questionnaire assessing motives for meditation. At first a 58-item scale was constructed. 549 meditators filled in the scale online. Psychometric assessment was performed and 27 items were discarded because of low variance, low discriminatory power, skewed distributions or loadings on multiple factors. The final scale has 31 items and explains a total of 55.3 % of variance with an internal consistency of 61=.90. An exploratory factor analysis with orthogonal scale rotation yielded four distinct factors: Wellbeing and Relaxation, Regulation of Emotions, Self-exploration, Self-transformation. We conclude that the Meditation Motivation Scale is suitable to assess motivations for the practice of meditation with high reliability. A clear-cut four factor structure emerged demonstrating that secular and various non-secular motivations can be clearly separated.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Netz, B., Trautwein, F. -M.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Schmidt, S., Netz, B., & Trautwein, F. -M. (2012, April). Why are people meditating? – The Meditation Motivation Scale. Poster presented at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Denver, Colorado. Abstract retrieved from: http://www.contemplativeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/gdocs/ISCS%20Accepted%20Posters%202012-4-25.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Motivation / Psychometric study

Why are people meditating? – The Meditation Motivation Scale

Why are people meditating? – The Meditation Motivation Scale

DocumentOpening up meditation for science: The development of a meditation classification system2014

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Opening up meditation for science: The development of a meditation classification system
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-01634-4_8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Defining meditation in order to conduct meditation research turns out to be close to impossible. This is, amongst others, related to the fact that the Western term “meditation” entails a wide range of different practices. From this perspective it does not make sense to use the term meditation or to perform research on such a generic concept without any further descriptions. So far contemplative science has taken a pragmatic approach towards this problem, mainly by referencing to certain spiritual traditions. More detailed descriptions of meditation practices are difficult to obtain since meditation is mainly about first person experiences and these experiences cannot be shared adequately. We try to overcome this problem here by developing a four dimensional modular descriptive system of meditation which draws only on behavioral and mental concepts of western psychology with the four dimensions (i) attention regulation, (ii) motivation (iii) attitude and (iv) practical context.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Schmidt, S. (2014). Opening up meditation for science: The development of a meditation classification system. In S. Schmidt & H. Walach (Eds.), Meditation - Neuroscientific approaches and philosophical implications (Vol.2, pp. 137–152). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01634-4_8
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation / Meditation practices / Classification system

DocumentChallenging the attentional network on different types of meditation2012

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditation
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.contemplativeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/gdocs/ISCS%20Accepted%20Posters%202012-4-25.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Different meditation techniques draw on different attentional ressources. In order to assess whether we can distinguish between different meditation approaches 24 different meditators performed the Attention Network Test (ANT) assessing the alerting, orienting and executive network simultanously by measuring reaction time and event related potentials (ERP). Attentional strategies were assessed by a newly developed questionnaire. A matched group of 24 non-meditators served as controls. Meditators showed better performance in the executive network (p=.01). No correlation could be found between self-report of attention strategy and performance in the ANT. ERP analyses revealed shorter latency to Ni in meditators compared to controls (alerting network). For the executive network the N2 difference in meditators was much smaller than in controls indicating reduced executive processing.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Hinterberger, T., Inacker, E., Markowiak, M., Trautwein, F. -M.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Schmidt, S., Hinterberger, T., Inacker, E., Markowiak, M., & Trautwein, F. -M. (2012, April). Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditation. Poster presented at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Denver, Colorado. Abstract retrieved from: http://www.contemplativeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/gdocs/ISCS%20Accepted%20Posters%202012-4-25.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Meditation practices / Attention network

Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditation

Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditation

DocumentMeditation and attention: A controlled study on long-termmeditators in behavioral performance and event-related potentials of attentional control2015

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Meditation and attention: A controlled study on long-termmeditators in behavioral performance and event-related potentials of attentional control
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167876015300519
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Meditation practice involves attention regulation, and thus is thought to facilitate attention control mechanisms. Studies on meditation techniques using a behavioral measurement of the Attention Network Test (ANT) have shown enhanced attention control, but neural features remain unknown. In the present study, event-related potentials (ERPs) and behavioral data from twenty long-term meditators were examined, compared to data obtained from twenty matched controls. Results showed that meditators made fewer error responses than controls, especially during the incongruent target condition, suggesting higher accuracy in executive attention control among meditators. The P3 amplitude in the parietal area remained constant in the congruent and incongruent target conditions among meditators, indicating a higher parietal P3 amplitude during the incongruent target condition relative to matched controls. The findings that meditators exhibited fewer error responses on the ANT and a lack of parietal P3 modulation irrespective of reaction time are discussed in the context of attentional resource allocation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Jo, H. -G.
Secondary author(s):
Schmidt, S., Inacker, E., Markowiak, M., Hinterberger, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Jo, H. -G., Schmidt, S., Inacker, E., Markowiak, M., & Hinterberger, T. (2015). Meditation and attention: A controlled study on long-termmeditators in behavioral performance and event-related potentials of attentional control. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 99, 33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.11.016
2-year Impact Factor: 2.596|2015
Times cited: 22|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Attention Network Test / Electroencephalogram / Event-related potential / P3 / Meditation

DocumentFrontal theta dynamics during response conflict in long-term mindfulness meditators2017

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Frontal theta dynamics during response conflict in long-term mindfulness meditators
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5461248/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mindfulness meditators often show greater efficiency in resolving response conflicts than non-meditators. However, the neural mechanisms underlying the improved behavioral efficiency are unclear. Here, we investigated frontal theta dynamics-a neural mechanism involved in cognitive control processes-in long-term mindfulness meditators. The dynamics of EEG theta oscillations (4-8 Hz) recorded over the medial frontal cortex (MFC) were examined in terms of their power (MFC theta power) and their functional connectivity with other brain areas (the MFC-centered theta network). Using a flanker-type paradigm, EEG data were obtained from 22 long-term mindfulness meditators and compared to those from 23 matched controls without meditation experience. Meditators showed more efficient cognitive control after conflicts, evidenced by fewer error responses irrespective of response timing. Furthermore, meditators exhibited enhanced conflict modulations of the MFC-centered theta network shortly before the response, in particular for the functional connection between the MFC and the motor cortex. In contrast, MFC theta power was comparable between groups. These results suggest that the higher behavioral efficiency after conflicts in mindfulness meditators could be a function of increased engagement to control the motor system in association with the MFC-centered theta network.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Jo, H. -G.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Jo, H. -G, Malinowski, P., & Schmidt, S. (2017). Frontal theta dynamics during response conflict in long-term mindfulness meditators. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11: 299. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00299
2-year Impact Factor: 2.871|2017
Times cited: 14|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Theta activity / Phase synchrony / Cognitive control / Response conflict / Meditation

Frontal theta dynamics during response conflict in long-term mindfulness meditators

Frontal theta dynamics during response conflict in long-term mindfulness meditators

DocumentPsychophysiological classification and staging of mental states during meditative practice2011

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-2008-149
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
149 - A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures
Duration: 2010-04 - 2011-09
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser
Institution(s): Center for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Instit. of Environmental Health Sciences, Univ. Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Walach, H., Hinterberger, T., Braeunig, M., Naranjo, J. R., Simshäuser, K.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Assessment tools / Cognitive processes / Attention / Brain structure and function / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-149.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2008
Title:
Psychophysiological classification and staging of mental states during meditative practice
Publication year: 2011
URL:
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/BMT.2011.021/html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The study of meditation offers a perfect setting for the study of a large variety of states of consciousness. Here, we present a classification paradigm that can be used for staging of individual meditation sessions into a variety of predefined mental states. We have measured 64 channels of the electroencephalogram (EEG) plus peripheral physiological measures in 49 participants with varying experiences in meditation practice. The data recorded in a meditation session of seven meditative tasks were analyzed with respect to EEG power spectral density measures plus peripheral measures. A multiclass linear discriminant analysis classifier was trained for classification of data epochs of the seven standard tasks. The classification results were verified using random partitions of the data. As an overall result, about 83% (+/- 7%) of the epochs could be correctly classified to their originating task. The best classification method was then applied to individual meditation sessions, which allowed for staging of meditation states similarly to the staging possibility of sleep states. This study exemplarily demonstrates the possibility of developing an automatized staging tool that can be used for monitoring changes in the states of consciousness offline or online for training or therapeutic purpose.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Kamei, T., Walach, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Hinterberger, T., Kamei, T., & Walach, H. (2011). Psychophysiological classification and staging of mental states during meditative practice. Biomed Tech (Berl), 56(6), 341-50. doi: 10.1515/BMT.2011.021
2-year Impact Factor: 1.227|2013
Impact factor notes: Impact factor computed since 2013
Times cited: 8|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Classification / Electroencephalography / Meditation / States of consciousness