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File001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’ 2011-032013-05

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

DocumentFinal report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Final report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa0110_21022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
New findings from this project have shown that specific neurocognitive biases do appear to underlie certain anomalous bodily experiences (e.g., the out-of-body experience: OBE). The OBE groups showed distinct profiles on measures of; (i) embodied and disembodied perspective-taking; (ii) measures of cortical hyperexcitability; (iii) measures of the rubber-hand illusion, and its psychophysical correlates; and (iv) instability in temporal-lobe processing. In addition, the current evidence suggests that previous tasks have not been sensitive enough to reveal such important differences. As a consequence, the tasks which have been developed as part of this project for measuring concepts like cortical hyperexcitabiity, perspective-taking, and the rubber-hand illusion have led to a significant contribution that will have a large impact on the field of research. As well as making important contributions to scientific theory, the present project will also lead to important methodological improvements in the assessment of the neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and guide future research in the field. Findings from the project have been published in major international peer-reviewed neuroscience journals and more publications are currently being reviewed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Cortical hyperexcitability / Embodiment / Rubber hand illusion / Temporal lobe dysfunction / Perspective-taking / Dissociation

Final report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’

Final report - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’

DocumentEvidence for elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: new findings from a pattern-glare task2013

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Evidence for elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: new findings from a pattern-glare task
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22209090
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Individuals with no history of neurological or psychiatric illness can report hallucinatory Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) and display elevated scores on measures of temporal-lobe dysfunction (Braithwaite et al., 2011). However, all previous investigations of such biases in non-clinical populations are based on indirect questionnaire measures. Here we present the first empirical investigation that a non-clinical OBE group is subject to pattern-glare, possibly as a result of cortical hyperexcitability (Wilkins et al., 1984). Fifty-nine students at the University of Birmingham viewed a series of square-wave gratings with spatial frequencies of approximately .7, 3 and 11 cycles-per-degree, both black/white and of contrasting colours. The illusions and discomfort reported when viewing gratings with mid-range spatial frequency have been hypothesized to reflect cortical hyperexcitability (Wilkins, 1995; Huang et al., 2003). Participants also completed the Cardiff Anomalous Perception Scale (CAPS: Bell et al., 2006) which included experiential measures of disruptions in 'Temporal-lobe Experience'. Participants who reported OBEs also reported significantly more visual illusions/distortions and significantly greater discomfort as a result of viewing the mid-frequency gratings. There were no such differences with respect to gratings with relatively lower or higher spatial frequency. The OBE group also produced significantly elevated scores on the CAPS measures of Temporal-lobe Experience, relative to controls. Collectively, the results are consistent with there being a neural 'vulnerability' in the cortices of individuals pre-disposed to some hallucinations, even in the non-clinical population.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E., Bagshaw, A. P., Wilkins, A. J.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., Broglia, E., Bagshaw, A. P., & Wilkins, A. J. (2013). Evidence for elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: new findings from a pattern-glare task. Cortex, 49(3), 793-805. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2011.11.013
2-year Impact Factor: 6.042|2013
Times cited: 17|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Hallucinations / Cortical hyperexcitability / Temporal lobe dysfunction / Pattern-glare / Embodiment

DocumentAutonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report anomalous bodily experiences. Evidence for specific psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations2014

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report anomalous bodily experiences. Evidence for specific psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xhp/40/3/1131/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We present the first study to examine indicators of autonomic arousal associated with shifts in body image and as a function of predisposition to report spontaneous anomalous bodily experiences (ABEs) from nonclinical samples. Participants completed the Temporal-Lobe Experience subscale of the Cardiff Anomalous Perception scale-a measure associated with anomalous experiences resulting from temporal lobe dysfunction (Bell, Halligan, & Ellis, 2006) followed by a rubber-hand illusion experiment. We examined: (a) the time taken to induce the illusion, (b) effects on the tonic skin conductance level, and (c) phasic skin conductance responses in the form of nonspecific skin conductance responses (NS-SCRs) in the period leading up to the declaration of the illusion. The illusion took significantly longer to induce in those reporting high levels of ABEs, relative to those reporting low levels of such experiences. A significant increase in the tonic skin conductance level and the frequency of NS-SCRs occurred in the period leading directly up to the declaration of the illusion. Both measures were significantly increased for those reporting higher-levels of ABEs. The data question generic notions of "weak" body representations subserving increasing malleability in body image. Instead, they lend general support for a "dysconnection" account of anomalous bodily experiences-at least for some nonclinical hallucinators. Theoretical considerations are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E., Watson, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., Broglia, E., & Watson, D. (2014). Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report anomalous bodily experiences. Evidence for specific psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(3), 1131-1145. doi: 10.1037/a0036077
2-year Impact Factor: 3.358|2014
Times cited: 20|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Anomalous bodily experiences / Rubber arm illusion / Hallucinations / Embodiment / Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Skin conductance response (SCR)

Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report anomalous bodily experiences. Evidence for specific psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations

Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report anomalous bodily experiences. Evidence for specific psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations

DocumentA psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.theassc.org/files/assc/ASSC16_Handbook.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
An out-of-body experience (OBE) can be defined as “an experience in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body”. Previously, research has indicated that these experiences reflect a temporary breakdown in typically stable egocentric body-based processing and multi-sensory integration (Blanke et al., 2005). The consequence of this is a disintegration of the bodily ‘self’ in space. In addition to OBEs, kindred hallucinations like “sensed-presence experiences” (SPE) – are also very common in non-clinical samples. Both are thought to reflect temporary disorders in body processing. Here we present preliminary findings from the first investigation of electrodermal activity from hallucinating OBEers and those who report SPEs (relative to controls) during the induction of a rubber-arm illusion. This task has been shown to be a useful and reliable measure of embodiment and multi-sensory integration. We present evidence for a new psychophysiological component of the electrodermal response underlying the induction of the rubber-hand illusion – that appears to occur principally with the existence and strength of the illusion. Specifically, we show that a DC shift emerges and precedes the report of the rubber-arm illusion in those that experience the illusion and that this component is stronger for those who report stronger illusions and those who are prone to body-based hallucinations (OBEs / SPEs). This component is severely attenuated or absent in those who do not report the illusion. In addition, there was some evidence that electrodermal responses to a threat to the rubber-arm were heightened for those reporting OBE experiences.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Notes:
Abstract and respective poster in attachment
Author: Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (2012). A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’. In A. Seth & Z. Dienes (Eds.), Conference handbook of the 16th Annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (p. 59). Brighton, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Hallucinations / Sensed-presence experiences (SPE) / Rubber hand illusion / Electrodermal activity (EDA)

A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’

A psychophysiological investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and ‘self’

DocumentAn investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'n.d.

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'
Publication year: n.d.
Accessibility:
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Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
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Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (n.d.). An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self' [poster].
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Sensed-presence experiences (SPE) / Anomalous bodily experiences / Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Rubber hand illusion / Body representation

An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'

An investigation into the electrodermal components underlying the rubber-hand illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the body and 'self'

DocumentNeurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience in the non-clinical population2012

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience in the non-clinical population
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers-archive/abstracts-1112/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recent evidence suggests that the complex neurocognitive processes underlying stable self-awareness and embodiment are not error-proof and can breakdown, leading to striking distortions in body-image and body-based hallucinations. One such hallucination is the Out-of-Body Experience (OBE). The current dominant view is that perspective-taking processes in the temporo-parietal junction regions may sub-serve the shift in perspective underlying the experiential content of the OBE. In this presentation, Dr Braithwaite will review the prior neurological evidence for these assertions and question some of the assumptions surrounding the behavioural tasks employed to investigate these claims. In addition, he will present the latest and most recent findings from his own laboratory showing that (i) previous tasks employed to assess spatial aspects of the OBE are unlikely to be perspective-taking tasks; (ii) non-clinical OBEers display elevated scores on measures of temporal-lobe dysfunction; (iii) OBEers do show specific biases in body-transformation processing – when methodological limitations are addressed; (iv) OBEers display an advantage for elevated perspective-taking tasks relative to controls; and (v) he will present evidence from a new task which has revealed increased levels of cortical hyperexcitabililiy in the OBE population.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Document type:
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Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J. (2012, February). Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience in the non-clinical population. Paper presented at Seminar of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths University college, London, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers-archive/abstracts-1112/
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Perspective-taking / Temporal lobe dysfunction / Cortical hyperexcitability

Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience in the non-clinical population

Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience in the non-clinical population

DocumentAutonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations2012

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/Programme2012-Hull-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
An out-of-body experience (OBE) can be defined as “an experience in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body”. Previously, research has indicated that these experiences reflect a temporary breakdown in typically stable egocentric body-based processing, embodiment, and multi-sensory integration (Blanke et al., 2005) and can be associated with increased degrees of cortical hyperexcitability and temporal lobe dysfunction (Braithwaite et al., 2011; in press / 2012). Kindred hallucinations of self-reduplication, like “sensed-presence experiences” (SPE), are also thought to reflect a breakdown in self-processing, but in the absence of any compromise to the perceiving self and embodiment. We present preliminary findings from the first investigation of Electrodermal activity from hallucinating OBEers and those who report SPEs (and controls) during the induction of a rubber-hand illusion – a task which provides a useful and reliable measure of embodiment and multi-sensory integration. Preliminary evidence suggests a previously unreported psychophysiological component of the Electrodermal response underlying the induction of the rubber-hand illusion. Specifically, we show that (i) significant DC shifts emerge in the electrodermal activity that precedes the rubber-arm illusion; and (ii) this component is strongest for the OBE groups and those who report stronger and more convincing illusions.
Blanke, O., Mohr, C., Michel, C. M., Pascual-leone, A., Brugger, P., Seeck, M., et al. (2005). Linking out-of-body experience and self-processing to mental own-body imagery at the temporoparietal junction. . The Journal of Neuroscience, 19, 550-557.
Braithwaite, J.J., Broglia, E., Bagshaw, A.P, Wilkins, A.J. (in press / 2012) Evidence of elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: New findings from a Pattern-Glare Task. Cortex.
Braithwaite, J.J., Hulleman, J., Samson, D. & Apperly, I. (2011) Cognitive correlates of the spontaneous out-of-body experience in the psychologically normal population: Evidence for a role of temporal-lobe disturbance, body-distortion processing, and impairments in own-body transformations. Cortex, 47, 839-853.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (2012). Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations. In D. George & C. Longmore (Eds.), Scientific meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Hull meeting (pp. 42-43). Hull, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Electrodermal activity (EDA) / Hallucinations / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Sensed-presence experiences (SPE) / Rubber hand illusion

Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations

Autonomic emotional responses to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion in those that report out-of-body experiences and kindred hallucinations of the "self?. Evidence for psychophysiological components associated with illusory body representations

DocumentFractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking2013

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.frontiersin.org/journal/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00719/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
It has been argued that hallucinations which appear to involve shifts in egocentric perspective (e.g., the out-of-body experience, OBE) reflect specific biases in exocentric perspective-taking processes. Via a newly devised perspective-taking task, we examined whether such biases in perspective-taking were present in relation to specific dissociative anomalous body experiences (ABE) – namely the OBE. Participants also completed the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale (CDS; Sierra and Berrios, 2000) which provided measures of additional embodied ABE (unreality of self) and measures of derealization (unreality of surroundings). There were no reliable differences in the level of ABE, emotional numbing, and anomalies in sensory recall reported between the OBE and control group as measured by the corresponding CDS subscales. In contrast, the OBE group did provide significantly elevated measures of derealization (“alienation from surroundings” CDS subscale) relative to the control group. At the same time we also found that the OBE group was significantly more efficient at completing all aspects of the perspective-taking task relative to controls. Collectively, the current findings support fractionating the typically unitary notion of dissociation by proposing a distinction between embodied dissociative experiences and disembodied dissociative experiences – with only the latter being associated with exocentric perspective-taking mechanisms. Our findings – obtained with an ecologically valid task and a homogeneous OBE group – also call for a re-evaluation of the relationship between OBEs and perspective-taking in terms of facilitated disembodied experiences.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
James, K., Dewe, H., Medford, N., Takahashi, C., Kessler, K.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., James, K., Dewe, H., Medford, N., Takahashi, C., & Kessler, K. (2013). Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 719, 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00719
2-year Impact Factor: 2.895|2013
Times cited: 10|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Perspective-taking / Anomalous bodily experiences / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Dissociation / Depersonalization

Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking

Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking

DocumentExploring embodiment and perspective-taking in reports of out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population2012

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
Exploring embodiment and perspective-taking in reports of out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population
Publication year: 2012
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Broglia, E.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Broglia, E. (2012). Exploring embodiment and perspective-taking in reports of out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population. Cognitive Processing, 13(Suppl. 1), S21-S21. doi: 10.1007/s10339-012-0510-8
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Hallucinations / Embodiment / Perspective-taking / Self

Exploring embodiment and perspective-taking in reports of out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population

Exploring embodiment and perspective-taking in reports of out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population

DocumentThe dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences2014

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2010 Grants
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-001
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
001 - Neurocognitive correlates of the out-of-body experience and kindred hallucinations of embodiment and the ‘self’
Duration: 2011-03 - 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jason John Braithwaite
Institution(s): Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) Behavioural Brain Sciences centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted or published)
2 Posters
1 Conference paper
Language: eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Number of reproductions:
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Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Self / Body awareness

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Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2010
Title:
The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/index.cfm?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=10971&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
The disintegration of typically stable multi-sensory integrative processes is known to underlie disorders in self-consciousness. The present study examined whether individuals predisposed to out-of-body experiences (OBEs) would be more/less susceptible to inductions of the rubber-hand illusion, thus revealing important biases in representations sub-serving a coherent sense of ‘self’.
DESIGN:
A within-subjects design was used. Participants completed questionnaire measures indexing their predisposition to specific anomalous perceptions (and the existence of OBEs) and then took part in a rubber-hand illusion experiment.
METHODS:
70 university undergraduates took part in a rubber-hand illusion experiment involving the synchronous and asynchronous brushing of their real and fake rubber hands. Phenomenological (exit questionnaires) and objective psychophysiological measures (skin conductance responses (SCRs) and body-temperature) of the illusion were taken. In contrast to previous studies, SCR data were standardised via Z-score transformations to facilitate an individual-differences analysis.
RESULTS:
Successful illusions were induced for all groups. For control groups, the illusion and threat responses (SCRs) were stronger for the synchronous condition relative to the asynchronous condition. However, the OBE group displayed the mirror opposite pattern for psychophysiological responses.
CONCLUSIONS:
The rubber-hand illusion revealed new and important differences in multi-sensory integration between those who were predisposed to out-of-body experiences and control participants. It is suggested that this might reflect a ‘disconnection’ between lower and higher cortical representations of the body-image which in turn generates a lag between the temporal integration of multi-sensory information for those prone to OBEs – reducing the impact of synchronous-brushing inductions of the illusion.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Braithwaite, J. J.
Secondary author(s):
Dewe, H.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Braithwaite, J. J., & Dewe, H. (2014, May). The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the British Psychological Society, Birmingham, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/index.cfm?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=10971&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Rubber hand illusion

The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences

The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences