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File304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study2015-102019-09

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

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

DocumentRhythm perception in children: The roles of age, sex and prematurity2015

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Rhythm perception in children: The roles of age, sex and prematurity
Publication year: 2015
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Rhythm and melody are at the basis of music organization. They enable acoustic patterns to be organized in highly structured auditory phrases that can effortlessly be perceived, recognized and comprehended in our mind/brain. Scientific evidence suggests that musical rhythm perception is a complex process that involves more than the auditory cortex, and raises the possibility that rhythm processing is part of a wider mechanism that may also be involved in language production and perception. As such, rhythm perception is more than a component of musicality, and the failure to perceive rhythm might be relevant in domains other than music. In order to better understand the development of rhythm perception, the present study examined agerelated changes in the perception of rhythm while exploring the impact of sex and prematurity. Musical excerpts varying in rhythm only (same note percussion phrases) or in melody and rhythm (rhythmic and rhythmicmelodic sets respectively) were presented to children aged 6 to 13 years (N = 177, of which 21 with gestational age less than 37 weeks; 103 female) and young adults aged 18/19 years (N = 29, 4 with < 37 weeks’ gestational age; 27 female). Participants listened to pairs of musical excerpts (20 stimuli pairs in each set), and indicated whether they sounded the same or different using a grid in a pencil-paper response. In each set, eight pairs were identical and twelve were different (the difference was always in rhythm). The pairs of rhythmic patterns were the same in both sets. The results revealed an age-related progression in accuracy that differed in rhythmic and rhythmic-melodic excerpts: there was a small advantage of rhythm-only pairs that reached adult-like level at 11
years, whereas performance gains in the rhythmic-melodic pairs continued till adulthood. There was no main effect of sex. Prematurity was associated with a performance disadvantage that appeared to decrease with age; however, the small number of subjects precludes drawing firm conclusions on the role of prematurity. We compare our results with findings from earlier studies and discuss how both contribute to elucidate rhythm perception and factors that impact on its development.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, M.
Document type:
Conference paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Castro, S. L., & Martins, M. (2015). Rhythm perception in children: The roles of age, sex and prematurity. Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (pp. 151-156). Bologna, Italy: Medimond Publishing Company.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Perception / Rhythm / Sex / Age / Prematurity

DocumentFrom music to reading through working memory?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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
From music to reading through working memory?
Publication year: 2016
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Neves, L. , Cordeiro, C., Branco, P., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Neves, L., Cordeiro, C., Branco, P., & Castro, S. L. (2016, July). From music to reading through working memory? Poster presented at Encontro Ciência 2016, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Portugal.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Working memory

From music to reading through working memory?

From music to reading through working memory?

DocumentAcknowledging the elephant in the room: Empirical insights into the relation between arithmetics and reading fluency2016

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Acknowledging the elephant in the room: Empirical insights into the relation between arithmetics and reading fluency
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://osf.io/rqyc8/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
How are arithmetic abilities and reading fluency related during childhood? Over a decade after the earliest neurocognitive evidence of a link between language and arithmetics, the relation between both has not yet been fully understood. Recent evidence suggests that mathematics and reading may have similar underlying processes and that some mathematical impairments are more related to a linguistic deficit than to a quantitative one. The current study examined the relation between arithmetic fluency and reading fluency, number sense and working memory in school-aged children (N = 66; 8.3 ± 0.32 years; IQ = 80; 38 female). Arithmetic and reading fluency were measured as the number of arithmetic problems/words correctly solved/read per minute. An approximate number comparison task was used to assess number sense, in which half of the trials were area-controlled to assess whether responses were affected by total dot area instead of by number proper (Panamath test). Working memory was assessed with one visual and two auditory tasks. We found correlations between arithmetic and reading fluency that differed according to this aspect. Arithmetic fluency positively correlated with non-area-related number sense and visual working memory, whereas reading fluency correlated with area-related number sense and auditory working memory. These findings contribute to elucidate the relation between arithmetics and language by disentangling aspects of number sense and working memory that may specifically contribute to arithmetic abilities and reading fluency.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., & Castro, S. L. (2016, June). Acknowledging the elephant in the room: Empirical insights into the relation between arithmetics and reading fluency. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Porto Palace Congress Hotel & Spa, Porto, Portugal.
Indexed document: No

Acknowledging the elephant in the room: Empirical insights into the relation between arithmetics and reading fluency

Acknowledging the elephant in the room: Empirical insights into the relation between arithmetics and reading fluency

DocumentMusic aptitude and reading acquisition: New empirical insights to an inferred relation2016

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Music aptitude and reading acquisition: New empirical insights to an inferred relation
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.appe.pt/encontro/programa.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Music and language are outstanding examples of the human ability to make sense out of sound. During the last decades, several studies have suggested a relation of music abilities with early language and reading skills in children. Nevertheless, it remains unclear which aspects of musical abilities might indeed be involved in this presumed relationship. Here we investigated the relation between reading fluency and music processing in school-age children. Our goal was to contrast rhythm and melody aspects in music processing. Our results revealed a positive association between different measures of reading skill (fluency, word identification, and sentence comprehension) with rhythm discrimination, but not with melody discrimination. Though preliminary, these findings are consistent with the notion that rhythm and timing are key mechanisms in music as well as in language.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., & Castro, S. L. (2016, April). Music aptitude and reading acquisition: New empirical insights to an inferred relation. Poster presented at the 11st National Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Experimental Psychology, ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, Portugal.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Reading skills / Music / Rhythm / Melody

Music aptitude and reading acquisition: New empirical insights to an inferred relation

Music aptitude and reading acquisition: New empirical insights to an inferred relation

DocumentThe impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: A behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study2015

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: A behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Publication year: 2015
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Gaser, C., Castro, S. L. (2015, August). The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: A behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience - Helsinki Summer School, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Music training / Reading skills / Mathematical skills

The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: A behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study

The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: A behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study

DocumentResting-state functional connectivity indexes individual differences in emotional prosody recognition in children2017

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Resting-state functional connectivity indexes individual differences in emotional prosody recognition in children
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.appe.pt/encontro/files/APPE17_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Resting-state fMRI was used to examine whether functional connectivity patterns predict emotional prosody recognition in children. Fifty-three children (M = 8.30 years; 23 female) completed a resting-state fMRI sequence, and an offline forced-choice recognition task comprising four emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, fear) and neutrality in prosody. Resting-state data were analysed using independent component analysis. A dual regression approach showed that connectivity between left executive network and left superior temporal sulcus predict better emotion recognition performance. Furthermore, the connectivity between these regions and emotion recognition performance were correlated with a behavioural measure of executive functions: the backward digit span (WISC-III). This provides converging network-level and behavioural evidence for a role of executive processes in predicting vocal emotional processing abilities in children.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Correia, A.
Secondary author(s):
Branco, P., Martins, M., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Castro, S. L., Lima, C. F.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Correia, A. I., Branco, P., Martins, M., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Castro, S. L., & Lima, C. F. (2017, May). Resting-state functional connectivity indexes individual differences in emotional prosody recognition in children. Poster presented at the 12th National Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Experimental Psychology, Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Abstract retrieved at http://www.appe.pt/encontro/files/APPE17_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Emotion recognition

DocumentCan musical abilities predict phonological awareness and reading in young children? 2017

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Can musical abilities predict phonological awareness and reading in young children?
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.appe.pt/encontro/files/APPE17_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Evidence indicates that musical abilities may impact early language and reading acquisition, but the nature of this relationship remains unclear. We examined the contribution of musical aptitude to phonological awareness (PA) in Grade 1 (n = 72), after controlling working memory (WM) and reasoning; and the contribution of musical aptitude to reading fluency and accuracy in Grade 4 (n = 64), after controlling WM and PA. In Grade 1, musical aptitude contributed to implicit and explicit PA (respectively, R2 change= .13 and .38). In Grade 4, musical aptitude did not contribute to reading fluency and accuracy above and beyond WM and PA. These findings indicate that musical aptitude impacts differentially reading-related skills as reading acquisition proceeds.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Cordeiro, C.
Secondary author(s):
Neves, L., Martins, M., Limpo, T., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Cordeiro, C., Neves, L., Martins, M., Limpo, T., & Castro, S. L. (2017, May). Can musical abilities predict phonological awareness and reading in young children? Poster presented at the 12th National Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Experimental Psychology, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.Abstract retrieved at http://www.appe.pt/encontro/files/APPE17_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Music / Reading skills

DocumentRhythm and sychronization skills in 5- to 6-year old children: The role of cognitive functions2017

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.09
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Rhythm and sychronization skills in 5- to 6-year old children: The role of cognitive functions
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.appe.pt/encontro/files/APPE17_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recent studies indicate that the rhythmic skills of adults are not unitary: rhythm sequencing dissociates from synchronization with a beat, suggesting that different cognitive functions subtend these two skills. We examined the performance of 72 children (6.32 +/- 0.35 years) in rhythm sequencing (discrimination and reproduction) vs. synchronization tasks, as well as in global cognition and auditory working memory tests. Although rhythm sequencing correlated with synchronization, the underlying cognitive functions dissociated: rhythmic sequencing correlated with auditory working memory, while synchronization did not. Our results suggest that working memory demands may subtend the dissociation between rhythmic skills that becomes visible in adulthood.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Neves, L.
Secondary author(s):
Cordeiro, C., Martins, M., Silva, S., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Neves, L., Cordeiro, C., Martins, M., Silva, S., & Castro, S. L. (2017, May). Rhythm and sychronization skills in 5- to 6-year old children: The role of cognitive functions. Poster presented at the 12th National Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Experimental Psychology, Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Abstract retrieved at http://www.appe.pt/encontro/files/APPE17_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Rhythm / Working memory

DocumentA comparative study of rhythm perception in preterm and term children2018

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.10
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
A comparative study of rhythm perception in preterm and term children
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marta_Martins8/publication/327283032_A_comparative_study_of_rhythm_perception_in_preterm_and_term_children/links/5b8681a64585151fd1397d10/A-comparative-study-of-rhythm-perception-in-preterm-and-term-children.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sensitivity to rhythm is an important aspect of human development. However, despite growing research on developmental aspects of rhythm, the potential impact of gestational age on rhythm processing remains unexplored. We compared preterm and term children on rhythm perception in music under three conditions of stimulus complexity: rhythmical sequences in unpitched timbres (unpitched), in fixed pitch tones (constant pitch), or in tones of variable pitch (variable pitch contour). Twenty-one preterm children (9.89 ± 2.30 years; 10 girls) were individually matched in age and sex to term children (9.89 ± 2.34; 10 girls) and asked to judge whether the rhythm of a pair of sequences sounded same or different. In the unpitched condition, there were no between-group differences. However, term children performed significantly better than preterm children in the sequences with variable pitch contour (results on fixed pitch were intermediate). These results suggest that prematurity may impact on rhythm processing under more demanding conditions of stimulus complexity.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Neves, L., Rodrigues, P., Vasconcelos, O., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Neves, L., Rodrigues, P., Vasconcelos, O., & Castro, S. L. (2018). A comparative study of rhythm perception in preterm and term children. In L. P. Rodrigues, F. M. & Clemente, R. Lima (Eds.), 10 Estudos em Desenvolvimento Motor da Criança (pp. 53-63). Melgaço, Portugal: Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer - Instituto Poltécnico de Viana do Castelo
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Rhythm / Perception / Preterm / Children / Development

DocumentThe impact of musical training on music-unrelated cognitive skills of first-graders2018

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.11
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The impact of musical training on music-unrelated cognitive skills of first-graders
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://www.appe.pt/past/2018/files/APPE18_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Using a longitudinal approach, we examined the effects of musical training on reading-related skills, fluid intelligence, executive functioning and numerical cognition of first-grade 6-to-7-year-olds. Children were pre-tested at the onset of the school year, assigned to either musical training, basketball training or control groups, and they were post-tested after 9 months. Compared to the control group, the music group showed stronger enhancements in verbal working memory, phonological awareness, fluid intelligence and executive functioning, while the basketball group only did so for fluid intelligence. Numerical cognition showed no effects of music or basketball training. Our findings highlight the privileged potential of musical training to foster music-unrelated skills in early school-years.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Dias, S.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, A. R., Gouveia, J., Martins, M., Silva, S. , Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Dias, S., Oliveira, A. R., Gouveia, J., Martins, M., Silva, S., & Castro, S. L. (2018). The impact of musical training on music-unrelated cognitive skills of first-graders. Paper presented at the 13th National Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Experimental Psychology, Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Abstract retrieved from http://www.appe.pt/past/2018/files/APPE18_ProgramaPosters.pdf
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Music training / Reading skills

The impact of musical training on music-unrelated cognitive skills of first-graders

The impact of musical training on music-unrelated cognitive skills of first-graders

DocumentPerceiving rhythmic repetition and change across development: Effects of concurrent pitch2019

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.12
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Perceiving rhythmic repetition and change across development: Effects of concurrent pitch
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0276237418822895?journalCode=arta
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
The ability to perceive repetition and change in rhythm is fundamental to music understanding. How is this ability affected by other musical dimensions, such as pitch? We compared the perception of rhythmic repetition and change in rhythm-only stimuli versus rhythm-and-pitch stimuli. A sample of 357 participants, aged from 6 to 22 years, performed Same (repetition) versus Different (change) judgments on rhythmic stimuli with and without concurrent pitch variation. Rhythm-and-pitch stimuli impaired the perception of rhythmic repetition but not the perception of change, and this was independent from participants’ age. Our findings are consistent with two concurrent effects of pitch on rhythmic perception: a change-highlighting effect, acting only in rhythmic change, and a working-memory-overload effect that acts in both repetition and change. We discuss the implications regarding composer–listener communication across development.
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Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, S., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Silva, S., & Castro, S. L. (2019). Perceiving rhythmic repetition and change across development: Effects of concurrent pitch. Empirical Studies of the Arts. doi: 10.1177/0276237418822895
2-year Impact Factor: 0.773|2019
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2019
Times cited: 0|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Musical understanding / Repetition / Rhythm / Pitch / Development

DocumentResting-state connectivity reveals a role for sensorimotor systems in vocal emotional processing in children2019

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.13
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Resting-state connectivity reveals a role for sensorimotor systems in vocal emotional processing in children
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1053811919306330
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Voices are a primary source of emotional information in everyday interactions. Being able to process non-verbal vocal emotional cues, namely those embedded in speech prosody, impacts on our behaviour and communication. Extant research has delineated the role of temporal and inferior frontal brain regions for vocal emotional processing. A growing number of studies also suggest the involvement of the motor system, but little is known about such potential involvement. Using resting-state fMRI, we ask if the patterns of motor system intrinsic connectivity play a role in emotional prosody recognition in children. Fifty-five 8-year-old children completed an emotional prosody recognition task and a resting-state scan. Better performance in emotion recognition was predicted by a stronger connectivity between the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and motor regions including primary motor, lateral premotor and supplementary motor sites. This is mostly driven by the IFG pars triangularis and cannot be explained by differences in domain-general cognitive abilities. These findings indicate that individual differences in the engagement of sensorimotor systems, and in its coupling with inferior frontal regions, underpin variation in children’s emotional speech perception skills. They suggest that sensorimotor and higher-order evaluative processes interact to aid emotion recognition, and have implications for models of vocal emotional communication.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Correia, A. I.
Secondary author(s):
Branco, P., Martins, M., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Castro, S. L., Lima, C. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Correia, A. I., Branco, P., Martins, M., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Castro, S. L., & Lima, C. F. (2019). Resting-state connectivity reveals a role for sensorimotor systems in vocal emotional processing in children. NeuroImage, 201: 116052. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116052
2-year Impact Factor: 5.902|2019
Times cited: 7|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Emotion recognition / Individual differences / Resting-state functional connectivity / Sensorimotor system / Speech prosody

DocumentFinal report - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study2019

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Publication year: 2019
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Music training is a well-established model of brain plasticity. Most studies compare professional musicians with non-musicians or examine effects of individual instrumental training in childhood. Effects of collective music training conducted in regular schools remain poorly understood.
AIM:
To determine near and far transfer effects in behaviour and neural correlates of a relatively short collective Orff-based music training program in school-age children, as compared to an analogous program in sports and to a passive control group.
METHOD
Longitudinal training study with pre-test (T1), training, post-test (T2) and follow-up (T3), in three groups of 8-year-old children: music, basketball and no specific training. Children were matched on major cognitive and demographic variables and pseudorandomly assigned to one of the groups. Behavioral measures on musical and other cognitive abilities, and on brain structural MRI and resting-state fMRI, were collected at T1, T2 and T3.
RESULTS
Learning effects were found for all groups. Specific behavioural benefits driven by music training were mostly near transfer effects in the music domain and fine motor abilities, but far transfer effects in simple arithmetics and phonological decoding were also found. Music training induced plasticity on gray-matter volume of the left cerebellum that related to rhythm discrimination at T1 and correlated with gains in motor performance; it also lead to higher connectivity between the auditory and sensorimotor networks suggesting enhanced audio-motor coordination.
CONCLUSION
A resource-lean music training program was sufficient to induce specific behavioural benefits associated in part with plastic changes in gray matter volume and functional neural connectivity.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Castro, S. L., Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., & Martins, M. (2019). Final report - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Brain plasticity / Cognition / Children / Longitudinal / Music training / Sports training / MRI

Final report - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study

Final report - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study

DocumentOrff-based music training enhances children’s manual dexterity and bimanual coordination2018

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.14
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Orff-based music training enhances children’s manual dexterity and bimanual coordination
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02616/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
How music training and expertise influence non-musical abilities is a widely researched topic. Most studies focus on the differences between adult professional musicians and non-musicians, or examine the effects of intensive instrumental training in childhood. However, the impact of music programs developed in regular school contexts for children from low-income communities is poorly explored. We conducted a longitudinal training study in such communities to examine if collective (Orff-based) music training enhances fine motor abilities, when compared to a homologous training program in sports (basketball), and to no specific training. The training programs in music and sports had the same duration, 24 weeks, and were homologous in structure. A pre-test, training, post-test and follow-up design was adopted. Children attending the 3rd grade (n = 74, 40 girls; mean age 8.31 years) were pseudorandomly divided into three groups, music, sports and control that were matched on demographic and intellectual characteristics. Fine motor abilities were assessed with the Purdue pegboard test (eye-hand coordination and motor speed, both subsumed under manual dexterity, and bimanual coordination) and with the Grooved pegboard (manipulative dexterity) test. All groups improved in manipulative dexterity that was not affected by type of training. On bimanual coordination and manual dexterity, however, a robust and stable advantage of music training emerged. At the end of training (post-test), children from the music group significantly outperformed children from the sports and control groups, an advantage that persisted at follow-up 4 months after training at the start of the following school year. Also, at follow-up none of the children from the music group were performing below the 20th percentile in the Purdue pegboard subtests and more than half were performing at the high end level (>80th percentile). Children from the sports group also improved significantly from pre- to post-test but their performance was not significantly different from that of the control group. These results show that an affordable, collective-based music practice impacts positively on fine-motor abilities, a finding that is relevant for a better understanding of the impact of music in childhood development, and that may have implications for education at the primary grade.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Neves, L., Rodrigues, P., Vasconcelos, O., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Neves, L., Rodrigues, P., Vasconcelos, O., & Castro, S. L. (2018). Orff-based music training enhances children’s manual dexterity and bimanual coordination. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2616. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02616
2-year Impact Factor: 2.129|2018
Times cited: 8|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Music training / Sports training / Fine motor abilities / Manual dexterity / Bimanual coordination / Children

Orff-based music training enhances children’s manual dexterity and bimanual coordination

Orff-based music training enhances children’s manual dexterity and bimanual coordination

DocumentMusic vs. sports training: Impact on children’s fine motor abilities2019

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.15
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Music vs. sports training: Impact on children’s fine motor abilities
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-neuropsychological-society/article/final-program-forty-seventh-annual-meeting-international-neuropsychological-society/5A16EBB663EFF54B9EBEC371AAADDA7D
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE
The possibility of near and far transfer effects of music training in childhood has been typically examined in studies involving middle-class children who learned how to play an instrument in individual lessons. Here our goal was to investigate the impact of less resource-demanding music training programs—collective Orff-type music instruction —on fine motor abilities of elementary school children from low-income communities. We conducted a longitudinal training study consisting of pre-test, training for 24 weeks, post-test and follow-up four months later at the start of the following school year, and compared the effects of music training with that of sports/ basketball training or no training, respectivelly the target, active control and passive control groups.
PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS
Participants were 74 children (40 girls; M age 8.31 years, SD 0.35) attending the 3rd grade in public elementary schools from low-income communities. They were pseudorandomly distributed into three groups matched on demographic and intellectual characteristics, the music (n = 25), sports (n= 25) and control (n = 24) groups. Fine motor abilities were assessed with the Purdue pegboard (manual dexterity and bimanual coordination) and the Grooved pegboard (manipulative dexterity) tests.
RESULTS
Music-trained children significantly outperformed those from the sports and control groups on bimanual coordination and manual dexterity at post-test, and this advantage was stable at follow-up. Remarkably, at follow-up none of the children from the music group were performing at the lower end (< 20th percentile), while that happened in the other groups. Manipulative dexterity improved in all groups from pre-test to follow-up, and was not affected by type of training.
CONCLUSIONS
Collective Orff-like music training was more effective than sports/basketball training in enhancing children’s bimanual coordination and manual dexterity, but neither training affected manipulative dexterity, both reflecting a possible instance of near transfer.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, M., Neves, L., Rodrigues, P., Vasconcelos, O.
Document type:
Abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Castro, S. L., Martins, M., Neves, L., Rodrigues, P., & Vasconcelos, O. (2019). Music vs. sports training: Impact on children’s fine motor abilities [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 25 (Suppl. s1), 175. doi:10.1017/S1355617719000663.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Music training / Sport training / Motor abilities

Music vs. sports training: Impact on children’s fine motor abilities

Music vs. sports training: Impact on children’s fine motor abilities

DocumentResting-state functional connectivity within the dorsal pathway predicts auditory emotion recognition in children2018

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.16
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Resting-state functional connectivity within the dorsal pathway predicts auditory emotion recognition in children
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://ijup.up.pt/2019/wp-content/uploads/sites/269/2018/10/LivroResumos2018.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Understanding others´ emotional states from variations in the `tone of voice´ - emotional prosody - is crucial for personal and social adjustment. Recognizing emotions in prosody relies on an interplay between several brain regions along the ventral and dorsal auditory pathways (Sammler et al., 2015). While the role of temporal and inferior frontal cortices in vocal emotional recognition is well established (e.g., Fruehholz & Grandjean, 2013), an emerging body of work also suggests a potential involvement of the motor system (e.g., Lima et al., 2015; Sammler et al., 2015). The aim of our study was to examine if the motor system plays a role in emotional prosody processing. Specifically, we examined if functional connectivity between the motor system and well-established brain regions implicated in vocal emotional processing indexes behavioural differences in emotion recognition performance. Fifty-five children (aged 8.31 ± 0.32 years; 23 male) completed a resting-state fMRI protocol, and an offline behavioural emotional recognition task including four emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, fear) plus neutrality. Resting-state data were analysed using a hypothesis-driven seed-based correlation approach: the auditory cortex, superior temporal cortex (STC) and inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) were considered as seeds, and the motor cortex as target. We found that a stronger connectivity between IFG and motor regions predicts a better ability to recognise prosodic emotions. Furthermore, follow-up analyses within IFG subregions indicate that this result is mostly driven by the IFG triangularis (BA45). Taken together, these findings suggest that the motor system plays a role in predicting vocal emotional recognition abilities in children, adding to the emerging evidence on the role of the dorsal pathway regions in prosodic processing. At a broader level, this study contributes to delineating the neural mechanisms supporting vocal emotional processing during development.
Language: eng
Author:
Correia, A. I.
Secondary author(s):
Branco, P., Martins, M., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Castro, S. L., Lima, C.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Correia, A. I., Branco, P., Martins, M., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Castro, S. L., & Lima, C. (2018). Resting-state functional connectivity within the dorsal pathway predicts auditory emotion recognition in children. Book of Abstract of the 11th Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto, 14095, 188.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Emotion recognition / Individual differences / Resting-state functional connectivity / Sensorimotor system

Resting-state functional connectivity within the dorsal pathway predicts auditory emotion recognition in children

Resting-state functional connectivity within the dorsal pathway predicts auditory emotion recognition in children

DocumentAnatomical brain correlates of reading ability in 8- to 9-year-old Portuguese children2016

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.17
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Anatomical brain correlates of reading ability in 8- to 9-year-old Portuguese children
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.cadin.net/images/CongressoInternacional2016/IIICongressoInternacionalCADIn_ResumosComunicacoesOrais.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
AIMS
Reading is a major asset towards successful personal and societal development that has been investigated under various perspectives. Recently, a growing number of studies have focused on the neuroanatomical and functional correlates of reading. In functional studies, the involvement of several brain areas has been consistently reported: the left occipitotemporal cortex, bilateral regions within the cerebellum, the superior and middle temporal cortex, and primary and supplementary motor cortex. Gray matter abnormalities related with impaired reading have been found in the right occipitotemporal cortex, cerebellum and temporoparietal cortex. In studies of dyslexia, both functional and structural abnormalities have been found before reading onset in left occipitotemporal regions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the structural neural correlates of reading ability. Specifically, we examined the relation between gray matter volume and single-word reading in right-handed Portuguese-speaking children (N = 63; 8.3 ± 0.36 years; IQ = 74; 34 female) using the voxel-based morphometry (VBM) technique.
METHODS
Children were divided in two groups (50th percentile; typical readers vs. struggling readers) according to the performance on a single-word reading task (Portuguese adaptation of the Differential Diagnosis Dyslexia, 3DM; Reis, Castro et al., 2015) and a two-sample t-test was performed with IQ and total intracranial volume as covariates.
RESULTS
The results confirmed differences in gray matter volume between the two groups. Less right hemispheric volume in the middle and inferior temporal gyrus was found in struggling readers when compared to typical readers.
CONCLUSIONS
The results from this study provide further information about the structural neural correlates of single-word reading in Portuguese-speaking children. Potential implications regarding educational practice and remediation tools are considered.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Neves, L., Cordeiro, C., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Gaser, C., Castro, S. L
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Neves, L., Cordeiro, C., Reis, A. M., Martins, N., Gaser, C., & Castro, S. L. (2016). Anatomical brain correlates of reading ability in 8- to 9-year-old Portuguese children. Resumos de comunicações Orais do III Congresso Internacional CADin [III International Congress CADin], C.O.15, 4.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Reading ability / Anatomical brian

Anatomical brain correlates of reading ability in 8- to 9-year-old Portuguese children

Anatomical brain correlates of reading ability in 8- to 9-year-old Portuguese children

DocumentA prática instrumental Orff como potenciadora de competências musicais e não-musicais em crianças em idade escolar: Resultados de um estudo longitudinal no 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico2018

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.18
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
A prática instrumental Orff como potenciadora de competências musicais e não-musicais em crianças em idade escolar: Resultados de um estudo longitudinal no 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://cipem.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/livro-resumos-cipem-final.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
O treino musical tem sido usado como um modelo para o estudo da expertise e da plasticidade cerebral. Apesar dos avanços sobre o contributo do treino musical para a cognição, a maioria dos estudos versa o treino formal e individual da música desenvolvido em conservatórios e/ou escolas da especialidade. Pouco se sabe sobre o impacto do treino musical quando realizado coletivamente no contexto regular do ensino básico, durante as aulas de Educação/Expressão Musical. Neste estudo longitudinal pretendeu-se estudar o impacto do treino musical, concretamente da prática instrumental Orff, em competências musicais e não-musicais de crianças do 3.º ano de escolaridade (N = 76; média = 8.32 anos, intervalo: 7.75 – 9.50, DP = 0.35; 35 rapazes), quando comparado com um treino desportivo em basquetebol e com um grupo controlo sem treino. As crianças envolvidas no estudo foram distribuídas de forma pseudoaleatória pelos três grupos (i.e., música, desporto e controlo), sendo estes emparelhados quanto às caraterísticas demográficas e intelectuais (WISC-III). Os programas de treino, homólogos em duração e estrutura, foram levados a cabo durante um ano letivo na componente das expressões artísticas e físico-motoras (90 min) e nas atividades de enriquecimento curricular (90 min). Quando comparado com o grupo controlo, o grupo com treino musical revelou vantagem em competências diretamente relevantes para a música, leitura, matemática e destreza manual, enquanto no grupo com treino desportivo tal apenas se verificou para a componente motora. Os resultados deste estudo são discutidos à luz das suas implicações para a investigação sobre expertise e também para o ensino da música com enfoque nas práticas desenvolvidas no âmbito das atividades de enriquecimento curricular e sua articulação com a vivência no contexto escolar.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
por
Author:
Martins, M.
Secondary author(s):
Coimbra, D., Castro, S. L.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martins, M., Coimbra, D., & Castro, S. L. (2018). A prática instrumental Orff como potenciadora de competências musicais e não-musicais em crianças em idade escolar: Resultados de um estudo longitudinal no 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico [Resumo]. Livro de resumos CIPEM, 24.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Prática instrumental Orff / Estudo longitudinal / Competências musicais e não-musicais / Ensino de música / Atividades de enriquecimento curricular (AEC)

A prática instrumental Orff como potenciadora de competências musicais e não-musicais em crianças em idade escolar: Resultados de um estudo longitudinal no 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico

A prática instrumental Orff como potenciadora de competências musicais e não-musicais em crianças em idade escolar: Resultados de um estudo longitudinal no 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico

DocumentExamining potential sources of gender differences in writing: The role of handwriting fluency and self-efficacy beliefs2018

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
304 - The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study
Duration: 2015-10 - 2019-09
Researcher(s):
Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Papers
Language: eng
Author:
Castro, S. L.
Secondary author(s):
Gaser, C., Coimbra, D., Martins, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Longitudinal study / Music training / Reading and mathematical abilities / Brain morphometry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-304.19
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Examining potential sources of gender differences in writing: The role of handwriting fluency and self-efficacy beliefs
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0741088318788843?journalCode=wcxa
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A growing body of scholarship in the field of writing research from a cognitive perspective suggests that girls tend to outperform boys in particular writing tasks. Still, our understanding about gender differences continues to evolve. The present study specifically focused on gender differences in writing between students from Grade 4 to Grade 9. We examined differences in handwriting and self-efficacy, as well as in three measures of written composition across two genres (viz., spelling, text length, and text quality in stories and opinion essays). Moreover, we tested whether there were differences in written composition above and beyond handwriting and self-efficacy. Findings suggest that girls consistently outperformed boys in handwriting, self-efficacy, spelling, text length, and text quality. These effects were moderated by neither students' grade nor text genre. In addition, after accounting for handwriting and self-efficacy, females still performed better than males in the three measures of written composition. Overall, findings confirmed the gender difference typically found in writing and indicated that potential explanatory variables for it may be handwriting and self-efficacy.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cordeiro, C.
Secondary author(s):
Castro, S. L., Limpo, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Cordeiro, C., Castro, S. L., & Limpo, T. (2018). Examining potential sources of gender differences in writing: The role of handwriting fluency and self-efficacy beliefs. Written Communication, 35(4), 448–473. doi: 10.1177/0741088318788843
2-year Impact Factor: 1.219|2018
Times cited: 15|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Written composition / Gender differences / Handwriting fluency / Self-efficacy / School-aged children