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File222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia2013-042016-04

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-2012-222
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Marios Kittenis, Graham Jamieson
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK) and Neuropsychology Lab, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, The University of New England, Armindale (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Submitted paper
Language: eng
Author:
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function

DocumentTowards a profile of the hypnotic state: Continuing the search for a state marker2014

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-2012-222
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Marios Kittenis, Graham Jamieson
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK) and Neuropsychology Lab, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, The University of New England, Armindale (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Submitted paper
Language: eng
Author:
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-222.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
Towards a profile of the hypnotic state: Continuing the search for a state marker
Publication year: 2014
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
It is widely disputed whether or not hypnosis, as distinct from responses to specific hypnotic suggestions, constitutes a discrete change in the operating state of the mind-brain system. If hypnotic responses require the on-set of such a background state, characteristic differences in the organization of neuronal activity should be visible between hypnotic and non-hypnotic conditions. This study sought to delineate a neuronal state ‘marker’ of hypnosis, thereby aiming to extend recent EEG findings of topographically specific increases in theta band functional connectivity and decreases in beta1 band connectivity in high compared to lows susceptible subjects following a hypnotic induction (Jamieson & Burgess, 2014). Specifically, this study extends the findings from sensor space (electrodes) to source space (cortical voxels). For this, resting EEG with eyes closed was recorded before, during and after hypnosis in 8 low susceptible and 11 high susceptible participants. Spectral band power analysis was conducted on the data, yielding, as expected, no significant results. Current source density estimations and connectivity analyses were done using the Key Institute eLORETA software. Cortical source activity did not show any significant hypnosis-related differences. However, as expected, hypnosis-related increases in functional connectivity in the theta band were found within nodes of the executive control network, in the salience network and in the default mode network. Moreover, also as expected, hypnosis-related decreases in beta1 band functional connectivity was found, specifically within nodes of the dorsal attention network and the executive control network. There were also two unexpected hypnosis-related increases in beta1 connectivity within nodes of the dorsal attention network and the salience network. These results indicate that reported changes in the theta and beta1 band functional connectivity in hypnosis are linked with a reorganization within the operations of the major networks regulating the flow of conscious experience, thereby supporting an altered state account of the hypnotic condition
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Tivadar, R.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Tivadar, R. (2014). Towards a profile of the hypnotic state: Continuing the search for a state marker (Unpublished master´s thesis), School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Post-hypnotic amnesia / Functional connectivity / EEG

Towards a profile of the hypnotic state: Continuing the search for a state marker

Towards a profile of the hypnotic state: Continuing the search for a state marker

DocumentInhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation2015

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-2012-222
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Marios Kittenis, Graham Jamieson
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK) and Neuropsychology Lab, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, The University of New England, Armindale (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Submitted paper
Language: eng
Author:
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-222.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation
Publication year: 2015
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Hypnotic amnesia suggestions are amongst the most difficult standard scale items and are not passed by many high susceptible. They have been linked with a dissociative subtype amongst those who are highly susceptible to hypnosis. Dissociation has been proposed as a core process in hypnosis and dissociative theories remain a major alternative to socio-cognitive accounts. Apparent distortions of perceived personal identity are found in many psychological conditions and are functionally tied to selective changes in memory retrieval. Hypnotic amnesia presents an opportunity to uncover the mechanisms of hypnotic dissociation and perhaps a wide range of similar phenomena. Dissociation considered as the temporary unavailability of information from one neuropsychological process to another may arise from many mechanisms, including response expectancies. Here we test the proposal that dynamic changes in topographic patterns of cortical oscillations in the upper-alpha (10-12Hz) band selectively inhibit the recall of specific memories during hypnotic amnesia by blocking the availability of locally processed information at specific points in the retrieval process.
Participants were high (10-12, including amnesia) or low (0-2) scorers, doubly screened, on the HGSHS:A and SHSS:C. Following hypnotic induction participants were presented with a series of 60 face stimuli and required to identify the affective expression. Later participants received a suggestion for amnesia for earlier events within hypnosis. They were then presented with a mixed set of 30 old and 30 new faces and identified each as new or old. Amnesia suggested (but not hypnosis) was lifted and participants recall tested using the remaining 30 old faces and another 30 new faced. Throughout this process 64 channel EEG was recorded on a Biosemi system at the University of Edinburgh. eLORETA source analysis is reported on highs showing reversible amnesia response to old faces.
Principle findings for participants demonstrating amnesia response is that old faces wrongly identified compared to new faces correctly identified as new are that (late) evoked upper alpha (908 msec post stimulus) is significantly higher in ‘old wrong’ in right BA7 in a region independently implicated in top down executive control to assist recall of visual information. Analysis of lagged nonlinear connectivity between cortical sources in upper alpha in the same condition shows significantly increased connectivity in upper-alpha between right BA34 (parahippocampal gyrus) and right BAs 7, 20 and 22 respectively. The integration of information between these functional regions is essential for successful recall of recent faces. In the context of positive amnesia response spatial and temporal coordination of upper-alpha band appears to suppress the integrated functioning of these regions (and hence recall). These patterns were not found after reversal of the amnesia suggestion. Replication is essential and these methods should be extended to other specific hypnotic suggestion responses. Identification of gene, neurotransmitter and neurophysiological mechanisms which enable and coordinate suggestion specific
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Jamieson, G.
Secondary author(s):
Kittenis, M., Tivadar, R., Evans, I.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Jamieson, G., Kittenis, M., Tivadar, R., & Evans, I. (2015, August). Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation. Paper presented at the Hypnosis and Neuroscience Symposium, Internacional Society for Hypnosis, Paris, France.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Hypnosis / Amnesia

Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation

Inhibition of retrieval by travelling upper alpha waves during hypnotic amnesia : a neural mechanism for hypnotic dissociation

DocumentFinal report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia2015

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-2012-222
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Marios Kittenis, Graham Jamieson
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK) and Neuropsychology Lab, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, The University of New England, Armindale (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Submitted paper
Language: eng
Author:
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-222.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant22212.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
Hypnotic amnesia (HA) presents an opportunity to uncover the mechanisms of dissociation and similar phenomena found in many psychological conditions. Dissociation, considered as the temporary unavailability of information from one neuropsychological process to another, may arise from many mechanisms. Here we test the proposal that dynamic changes in topographic patterns of cortical oscillations in the upper-alpha band (Ua: 10-12Hz) may underlie the selective inhibition of recall during HA, by blocking the availability of processed information at specific points in the retrieval process.
METHOD
Participants were nine high (>9) and seven low (<3) susceptibles, doubly screened with the HGSHS:A and SHSS:C scales. Following hypnotic induction participants were presented with a series of 60 face stimuli and identified their affective expression. Later participants received a HA suggestion for these faces. They were then presented with a mixed set of 30 old and 30 new faces and identified each as new or old. HA suggestion was lifted and participants tested again using the remaining 30 old faces and another 30 new faces. 64 channel EEG was recorded on a Biosemi system at the University of Edinburgh. eLORETA source analysis is reported on highs showing reversible amnesia response to old faces.
RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS
For old faces wrongly identified (OW) compared to new faces correctly identified, late evoked Ua is significantly higher in OW in right (R) BA7, a region independently implicated in top down executive control to assist recall of visual information. Lagged nonlinear connectivity analysis of Ua in the same condition shows significantly increased connectivity in Ua between R BA34 (parahippocampal gyrus) and R BAs 7, 20 and 22 respectively. The integration of information between these functional regions is essential for successful recall of recent faces. In HA response spatial and temporal coordination of Ua appears to suppress the integrated functioning of these regions (and hence recall). These patterns were not found after reversal of HA suggestion.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Hypnotic amnesia / Upper alpha / Dissociation

Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia

Final report - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia

DocumentInhibition of retrieval in hypnotic amnesia: Dissociation by upper-alpha gating2017

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-2012-222
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
222 - EEG functional connectivity in post-hypnotic amnesia
Duration: 2013-04 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Marios Kittenis, Graham Jamieson
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK) and Neuropsychology Lab, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences, The University of New England, Armindale (Australia)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Submitted paper
Language: eng
Author:
Kittenis, M.
Secondary author(s):
Jamieson, G.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Altered states of consciousness / Hypnosis / Personality factors / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-222.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
Inhibition of retrieval in hypnotic amnesia: Dissociation by upper-alpha gating
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://academic.oup.com/nc/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/nc/nix005
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Hypnotic amnesia is a functional dissociation from awareness during which information from specific neural processes is unavailable to consciousness. We test the proposal that changes in topographic patterns of cortical oscillations in upper-alpha (10–12?Hz) band selectively inhibit the recall of memories during hypnotic amnesia by blocking availability of locally processed information at specific points in retrieval. Participants were prescreened for high or low hypnotic susceptibility. Following hypnotic induction, participants were presented with a series of 60 face stimuli and were required to identify affective expressions. Participants received a suggestion for amnesia for these faces. They were then presented with a set of 30 old and 30 new faces and identified each as old or new. Amnesia suggestion was lifted and recall tested using the remaining 30 old faces and another 30 new faces. Exact Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography source analyses are reported for 64 channel event-related electroencephalogram recorded from highs showing reversible amnesia to old faces. For high-susceptible participants, the amnesia suggestion significantly increased old faces wrongly identified while for low-susceptible participants amnesia suggestion increased the new faces wrongly identified. There were no differences between high- and low-susceptible participants following reversal of the suggestion. For previously seen faces which were wrongly identified, compared to new faces correctly identified, (late) evoked upper-alpha is significantly higher in right BA7 in a region implicated in top-down executive control to assist recall of visual information. Lagged nonlinear connectivity between cortical sources in upper-alpha in the same condition showed significantly increased connectivity between right BA34 (parahippocampal gyrus) and right BAs 7, 20 and 22. Integration between these regions is essential for recall of recent faces. During amnesia, spatial and temporal coordination of upper-alpha appears to suppress integrated functioning of these regions (hence recall). These patterns were absent after reversal of amnesia suggestion.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Jamieson, G.
Secondary author(s):
Kittenis, M., Tivadar, R., Evans, I.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Jamieson, G., Kittenis, M., Tivadar, R., & Evans, I. (2017). Inhibition of retrieval in hypnotic amnesia: Dissociation by upper-alpha gating. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 3(1): 1-15. doi: 10.1093/nc/nix005
Times cited: 1|2022-03-08
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Keywords: Alpha inhibition / Functional connectivity / Face recognition / Hypnosis / Amnesia / Dissociation

Inhibition of retrieval in hypnotic amnesia: Dissociation by upper-alpha gating

Inhibition of retrieval in hypnotic amnesia: Dissociation by upper-alpha gating