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File053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators2013-052015-03

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

DocumentThe readiness potential reflects intentional binding2014

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
The readiness potential reflects intentional binding
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00421/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
When a voluntary action is causally linked with a sensory outcome, the action and its consequent effect are perceived as being closer together in time. This effect is called intentional binding. Although many experiments were conducted on this phenomenon, the underlying neural mechanisms are not well understood. While intentional binding is specific to voluntary action, we presumed that preconscious brain activity (the readiness potential, RP), which occurs before an action is made, might play an important role in this binding effect. In this study, the brain dynamics were recorded with electroencephalography (EEG) and analyzed in single-trials in order to estimate whether intentional binding is correlated with the early neural processes. Moreover, we were interested in different behavioral performance between meditators and non-meditators since meditators are expected to be able to keep attention more consistently on a task. Thus, we performed the intentional binding paradigm with 20 mindfulness meditators and compared them to matched controls. Although, we did not observe a group effect on either behavioral data or EEG recordings, we found that self-initiated movements following ongoing negative deflections of slow cortical potentials (SCPs) result in a stronger binding effect compared to positive potentials, especially regarding the perceived time of the consequent effect. Our results provide the first direct evidence that the early neural activity within the range of SCPs affects perceived time of a sensory outcome that is caused by intentional action.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2012-052.02
Author: Jo, H. -G.
Secondary author(s):
Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., Schmidt, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., & Schmidt, S. (2014). The readiness potential reflects intentional binding. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 421. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00421
2-year Impact Factor: 3.626|2014
Times cited: 32|2021-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Sense of agency / Intentional binding / Readiness potential / Slow cortical potential / Meditation

The readiness potential reflects intentional binding

The readiness potential reflects intentional binding

DocumentThe readiness potential is associated with temporal attraction in intentional binding2014

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
The readiness potential is associated with temporal attraction in intentional binding
Publication year: 2014
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2012-052.03
Author: Jo, H. -G.
Secondary author(s):
Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., Schmidt, S.
Document type:
Unpublished document-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., & Schmidt, S. (2014, April). The readiness potential is associated with temporal attraction in intentional binding. Poster presented at the International Conference on Timing and Time Perception, Corfu, Greece.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Intentional binding / Readiness potential / Meditation

The readiness potential is associated with temporal attraction in intentional binding

The readiness potential is associated with temporal attraction in intentional binding

DocumentDo meditators have higher awareness of their intentions to act?2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
Do meditators have higher awareness of their intentions to act?
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945215000179
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Intuitively, being aware of one's inner processes to move should be crucial for the control of voluntary movements. However, research findings suggest that we are not always aware of the processes leading to movement execution. The present study investigated induced first-person access to inner processes of movement initiation and the underlying brain activities which contribute to the emergence of voluntary movement. Moreover, we investigated differences in task performance between mindfulness meditators and non-meditators while assuming that meditators are more experienced in attending to their inner processes. Two Libet-type tasks were performed; one in which participants were asked to press a button at a moment of their own decision, and the other one in which participants' attention was directed towards their inner processes of decision making regarding the intended movement which lead them to press the button. Meditators revealed a consistent readiness potential (RP) between the two tasks with correlations between the subjective intention time to act and the slope of the early RP. However, non-meditators did not show this consistency. Instead, elicited introspection of inner processes of movement initiation changed early brain activity that is related to voluntary movement processes. Our findings suggest that compared to non-meditators, meditators are more able to access the emergence of negative deflections of slow cortical potentials (SCPs), which could have fundamental effects on initiating a voluntary movement with awareness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Jo, H. -G.
Secondary author(s):
Hinterberger, T., Wittmann, M., Schmidt, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jo, H. -G., Hinterberger, T., Wittmann, M., & Schmidt, S. (2015). Do meditators have higher awareness of their intentions to act? Cortex, 65, 149-158. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.12.015
2-year Impact Factor: 4.314|2015
Times cited: 26|2021-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Intention / Volition / Libet experiment / Readiness potential / Meditation

DocumentFinal report - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
Final report - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa5312_24042015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Intuitively, being aware of one’s inner processes to move should be crucial for the control of voluntary movements. However, research findings suggest that we are not always aware of the processes leading to movement execution. The present project investigated first-person experience to the processes of movement initiation and the underlying brain activities which contribute to the emergence of voluntary movement. Moreover, we investigated differences in Libet-type task performance between mindfulness meditators and non-meditators while assuming that meditators are more experienced in attending to their inner processes. Meditators revealed a consistent readiness potential (RP) with correlations between the subjective intention time to act and the slope of the early RP. However, non-meditators did not show this consistency. This result suggests that compared to non-meditators, meditators are more able to access the emergence of negative deflections of slow cortical potentials (SCPs), which could have fundamental effects on initiating a voluntary movement with awareness. Furthermore, we found that self-initiated movements following ongoing negative deflections of SCPs result in a stronger intentional binding effect compared to positive potentials, especially regarding the perceived time of the consequent effect, but no group effect between meditators and non-meditators was found. Our results provide the first direct evidence that the early neural activity within the range of SCPs affects not only the perceived time of one’s inner experience to act but also the perceived time of a sensory outcome that is caused by intentional action.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Intention / Sense of agency / Libet experiment / Slow cortical potential / Meditation

DocumentBrain correlates of intentional binding: An EEG study in mindfulness meditators2014

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
Brain correlates of intentional binding: An EEG study in mindfulness meditators
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019429
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
When a voluntary action causes a sensory outcome, actions and their subsequent effects are perceived as being closer together in time, this effect being called intentional binding. Since studies on perceived time are highly dependent on subjective reports, an avenue to gain more reliable subjective reports regarding the precise moment of a temporal event is to work with experienced meditators. It has been shown in many studies that experienced meditators are able to keep attention more consistently on a task and they have increased attentional control and report more accurately their body sensations. In this study, we performed an intentional binding paradigm with twenty experienced meditators and compared the results with matched controls. Moreover, the pre-supplementary area (SMA) is regarded as key structure for voluntary movement and contributing to the sense of agency. For example, it has been shown that disrupting neural activity in the SMA leads to less intentional binding. Therefore, brain dynamic (EEG) was recorded and a single-trial analysis technique of the task was performed to estimate whether intentional binding is correlated with spontaneous slow cortical potentials (SCP). We observed that self-initiated movements following positive and negative potential shifts of SCPs in meditators, which are related to SMA activation, have different effects on intentional binding, especially the error regarding timing of sensory outcome rises. The difference between groups in timing accuracy and its correlate of brain dynamics will be discussed in detail.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Jo, H. -G.
Secondary author(s):
Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., Schmidt, S.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., & Schmidt, S. (2014). Brain correlates of intentional binding: An EEG study in mindfulness meditators. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 126, 240. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.394
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Intentional binding / Time perception / EEG / Slow cortical potential / Mindfulness

DocumentRolandic beta-band activity correlates with decision time to move2016

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
053 - Libet revisited - The effects of mindfulness meditation training on voluntary action and on time perception: a controlled study with experienced meditators
Duration: 2013-05 - 2015-03
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-Gue Jo, Marc Christoph Wittmann
Institution(s): Dep. of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-053.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 5/2012
Title:
Rolandic beta-band activity correlates with decision time to move
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394016300507
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Research findings link rolandic beta-band activity to voluntary movements, but a linkage with the decision time to move remains unknown. We found that beta-band (16–28 Hz) activity shortly before the movement onset is relevant for the decision time to move: the more pronounced the decrease in betaband synchronization, the earlier the subjective experience of the decision to move. The linkage was relevant regarding ‘decision’, but not regarding ‘intention’ timing that has been often applied in the study of free will. Our findings suggest that oscillatory neural activity in the beta-band is an important neural signature pertaining to the subjective experience of making a decision to move.
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Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Jo, H. -G.
Secondary author(s):
Hinterberger, T., Wittmann, M., Schmidt, S.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Jo, H.-G., Hinterberger, T., Wittmann, M., & Schmidt, S. (2016). Rolandic beta-band activity correlates with decision time to move. Neuroscience Letters, 616, 119-124. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.01.051
2-year Impact Factor: 2.180|2016
Times cited: 3|2021-05-19
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Beta oscillation / Event-related desynchronization / Decision / Volition