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File124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance2013-032016-04

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

DocumentBrain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study2014

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-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423852
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The hypothesis to detect a sequence of events by analyzing the EEG activity of two human partners spatially separated and connected only mentally, was explored sending to a member of the couple a sequence of silence-signal events and analyzing the EEG activity of the second member of the couple. By using a special classification algorithm and five couples of participants characterized by a long friendship and a capacity in maintaining a focused mental concentration, we observed an overall percentage of correct coincidences of 78%, ranging from one-hundred percent for the first two segments, to approximately forty-three percent of the last two. The percentages of coincidences of the first five segments of the protocol were above eighty percent.
Furthermore a robust statistically significant correlation was observed in the alpha band in twelve out fifteen pairs of recordings.
The observed results seem supporting the possibility to connect two brains at distance excluding conventional means, paving the way to devise a sort of mental telecommunication at distance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Caini, P., Fedele, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., Accardo, A.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Tressoldi, P., Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Caini, P., Fedele, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., & Accardo, A. (2014). Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423852
Indexed document: No
Keywords: BCI / Brain-to-brain interaction / Entanglement / Classification algorithm / Supervisor learning machines

Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study

Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study

DocumentBrain-to-Brain (mind-to-mind) interaction at distance: a confirmatory study2014

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-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
Brain-to-Brain (mind-to-mind) interaction at distance: a confirmatory study
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://f1000research.com/articles/3-182/v3#reflist
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This study reports the results of a confirmatory experiment testing the hypothesis that it is possible to detect coincidences of a sequence of events (silence-signal) of different length, by analyzing the EEG activity of two human partners spatially separated when one member of the pair receives the stimulation and the second one is connected only mentally with the first.
Seven selected participants with a long friendship and a capacity to maintain focused mental concentration, were divided into two groups located in two different laboratories approximately 190 km apart. Each participant acted both as a “stimulated” and as a “mentally connected” member of the pair for a total of twenty sessions overall.
The offline analysis of EEG activity using a special classification algorithm based on a support vector machine, detected the coincidences in the sequence of events of the stimulation protocol between the EEG activity of the “stimulated” and the “mentally connected” pairs.
Furthermore the correlation of the power spectra of the five EEG frequency bands between each of the twenty pairs of data was analyzed using a bootstrap procedure.
The overall percentage of coincidences out of 88 events was 78.4% and the statistically significant average correlations between the EEG alpha and gamma bands among the pairs of participants, confirmed the results observed in a pilot study. The examination of potential internal, external and statistical artifacts which might have caused these results, ruled out external and internal artifacts. However, the examination of potential statistical artifacts revealed a good level of coincidences in only four pairs using a new procedure to detect the sequences of silence and signal between the EEG activity of the pairs of participants, giving a mild support to the hypothesis that two brains and hence two minds can be connected at distance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Caini, P., Fedele, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., Richeldi, D., Richeldi, F., Accardo, A.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Tressoldi, P., Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Caini, P., Fedele, P. ... Accardo, A. (2014). Brain-to-Brain (mind-to-mind) interaction at distance: a confirmatory study [v3; ref status: approved 1, not approved 1, http://f1000r.es/4ka] F1000Research, 3: 182. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4336.3
Indexed document: No
Keywords: BCI / Brain-to-brain interaction / Entanglement / Classification algorithm / Supervisor learning machines

Brain-to-Brain (mind-to-mind) interaction at distance: a confirmatory study

Brain-to-Brain (mind-to-mind) interaction at distance: a confirmatory study

DocumentEEG correlates of social interaction at distance 2016

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-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
EEG correlates of social interaction at distance
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://f1000research.com/articles/4-457/v5
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This study investigated EEG correlates of social interaction at distance between twenty-five pairs of participants who were not connected by any traditional channels of communication.
Each session involved the application of 128 stimulations separated by intervals of random duration ranging from 4 to 6 seconds. One of the pair received a one-second stimulation from a light signal produced by an arrangement of red LEDs, and a simultaneous 500 Hz sinusoidal audio signal of the same length. The other member of the pair sat in an isolated sound-proof room, such that any sensory interaction between the pair was impossible.
An analysis of the Event-Related Potentials associated with sensory stimulation using traditional averaging methods showed a distinct peak at approximately 300 ms, but only in the EEG activity of subjects who were directly stimulated. However, when a new algorithm was applied to the EEG activity based on the correlation between signals from all active electrodes, a weak but robust response was also detected in the EEG activity of the passive member of the pair, particularly within 9 – 10 Hz in the Alpha range. Using the Bootstrap method and the Monte Carlo emulation, this signal was found to be statistically significant.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Giroldini, W.
Secondary author(s):
Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Caini, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., Prati, E., Tressoldi, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Giroldini, W., Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Caini, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., Prati, E., & Tressoldi, P. (2016). EEG correlates of social interaction at distance. F1000Research, 4:457. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6755.1
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Mental entanglement / Interaction at distance / EEG

EEG correlates of social interaction at distance

EEG correlates of social interaction at distance

DocumentA new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation2015

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-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4894923/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) are widely used in Brain-Computer Interface applications and in neuroscience.
Normal EEG activity is rich in background noise and therefore, in order to detect ERPs, it is usually necessary to take the average from multiple trials to reduce the effects of this noise.
The noise produced by EEG activity itself is not correlated with the ERP waveform and so, by calculating the average, the noise is decreased by a factor inversely proportional to the square root of N, where N is the number of averaged epochs.
This is the easiest strategy currently used to detect ERPs, which is based on calculating the average of each ERP’s waveform, these waveforms being time-and phase-locked.
In this paper a new method called GW6 is proposed, which calculates the ERP using a mathematical method based only on Pearson's Correlation.
This results in a graph with the same time resolution as the classical ERP and which contains only positive peaks representing the increase – in consonance to the stimuli – in EEG signal correlation over all channels.
This new method is also useful for selectively identifying and highlighting any hidden components of the ERP response that are not phase-locked, and that are usually hidden in the standard and simple method based on the averaging of all the epochs.
These hidden components seem to be caused by variations (between each successive stimulus) of the ERP's inherent phase latency period (jitter), although the same stimulus across all EEG channels produces a reasonably constant phase.
For this reason, this new method could be very helpful to investigate these hidden components of the ERP response and to develop applications for scientific and medical purposes.
Moreover, this new method is more resistant to EEG artifacts than the standard calculations of the average.
The method we are proposing can be directly used in the form of a process written in the well known Matlab programming language and can be easily and quickly written in any other software language.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Giroldini, W.
Secondary author(s):
Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Melloni, S., Tressoldi, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Giroldini, W., Pederzoli, L., Bilucaglia, M., Melloni, S., & Tressoldi, P. (2016). A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation. EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 11. doi: 10.1186/s13637-016-0043-z
Times cited: 8|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Event-Related Potentials / Brain-Computer-Interfaces / Pearson’s correlation

A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation

A new method to detect event-related potentials based on Pearson's correlation

DocumentFinal report - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance2016

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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.
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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.
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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).
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
124 - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizio Tressoldi, Francesco Salvadori, Patrizio Caini, Simone Melloni, Giorgio Gagliardi, Mirko de Vita, Alessandro Ferrini
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova and Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Ricerca Biopsicocibernetica, Bologna (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Salvadori, F., Melloni, S., Gagliardi, G., De Vita, M., Ferrini, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Telepathy / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-124.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2012
Title:
Final report - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa12412.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
This project was based on the main hypothesis that the human mind possesses non-local characteristics. This means that some of its functions are not bounded by spatial and temporal constraints showing some phenomena similar to those observed in quantum physics between entangled physical objects. If the human mind has non-local characteristics, a connection between two human minds is expected showing an entanglement-like condition with the consequence that they can share information without the use of conventional communication channels. This entanglement-like condition is considered to be the mechanism at the base of telepathic phenomena.
AIM:
This project aimed at identifying the shared information of two entangled minds at distance by analyzing their EEG correlates using multivariate analysis methods (MAMs).
METHOD:
The basic protocol consisted of the following phases:
- To create a coherent EEG activity of two participants spatially separated and without any possibility of communicating by using conventional means to simulate an entangled-like correlation between the two minds;
- To identify the information perceived by one participant (sender), analyzing the EEG activity using the MAMs of the second participant (receiver), who cannot predict and see the information perceived by the sender.
RESULTS:
The results of one pilot study and two formal ones, show a clear evidence of an entanglement-like phenomenon between pairs of minds even when at great distance. Specifically the offline analysis of EEG activity using a special classification algorithm based on a support vector machine, detected the coincidences in the sequence of events of the stimulation protocol between the EEG activity of the “stimulated” and the “mentally connected” pairs. The overall percentage of coincidences out of 88 events was 78.4%
CONCLUSIONS:
The initial aims of this project were partially fulfilled, giving further insights on how to better explore the entanglement-like properties of human mind. Are these results sufficient to support the hypothesis that human minds and their brains, can be connected at distance? Only multiple independent replications and further controls on further potential methodological and statistical artifacts can support this hypothesis both using our data and different participants.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tressoldi, P.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Mental entanglement / EEG coherence / Nonlocal mind / Multivariate analysis methods

Final report - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance

Final report - EEG correlates of mental entanglement at distance