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File385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density2015-032019-06

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-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

DocumentPower spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training: A preliminary 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-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training: A preliminary study
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/2019/7647204/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Neurofeedback is a form of neuromodulation based on learning to modify some aspects of cortical activity. Sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) oscillation is one of the most used frequency bands in neurofeedback. Several studies have shown that subjects can learn to modulate SMR power to control output devices, but little is known about possible related changes in brain networks. The aim of this study was to investigate the enhanced performance and changes in EEG power spectral density at somatosensory cerebral areas due to a bidirectional modulation-based SMR neurofeedback training. Furthermore, we also analyzed the functional changes in somatosensory areas during resting state induced by the training as exploratory procedure. A six-session neurofeedback protocol based on learning to synchronize and desynchronize (modulate) the SMR was implemented. Moreover, half of the participants were enrolled in two functional magnetic resonance imaging resting-state sessions (before and after the training). At the end of the training, participants showed a successful performance enhancement, an increase in SMR power specific to somatosensory locations, and higher functional connectivity between areas associated with somatosensory activity in resting state. Our research increases the better understanding of the relation between EEG neuromodulation and functional changes and the use of SMR training in clinical practice.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Terrasa, J. L.
Secondary author(s):
Alba, G., Cifre. I., Rey, B., Montoya, P., Muñoz, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Terrasa, J. L., Alba, G., Cifre. I., Rey, B., Montoya, P., & Muñoz, M. (2019). Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training: A preliminary study. Neural Plasticity, Article ID 7647204. doi: 10.1155/2019/7647204
2-year Impact Factor: 3.093|2019
Times cited: 2|2021-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Neurofeedback / Sensorimotor rhythm

Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training: A preliminary study

Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training: A preliminary study

DocumentInhibitory control impairment on somatosensory gating due to aging: An event-related potential study2018

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-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Inhibitory control impairment on somatosensory gating due to aging: An event-related potential study
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052091/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The capacity to suppress irrelevant incoming input, termed sensory gating, is one of the most investigated inhibitory processes associated with cognitive impairments due to aging. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of aging on sensory gating by using somatosensory event-related potentials (ERPs) elicited by repetitive non-painful tactile stimulation (paired-pulsed task). Somatosensory ERPs were recorded in 20 healthy young adults and 20 healthy older adults while they received two identical pneumatic stimuli (S1 and S2) of 100 ms duration with an inter-stimulus interval of 550 ± 50 ms on both forefingers. The difference between the somatosensory ERPs amplitude elicited by S1 and S2 was computed as a sensory gating measure. The amplitude and the latency of P50, N100 and late positive complex (LPC) were analyzed as well as the source generators of the gating effect. Reduced sensory gating was found in older individuals for N100 at frontal and centro-parietal electrodes and for LPC at fronto-central electrodes. Source localization analyses also revealed a reduced current density during gating effect in the older group in frontal areas in N100 and LPC. Moreover, older individuals showed delayed latencies in N100. No significant gating effect differences were found between groups in P50. These findings suggest an age-related slowing of processing speed and a reduced efficiency of inhibitory mechanisms in response to repetitive somatosensory information during stimulus evaluation, and a preservation of processing speed and inhibitory control during early stimulus coding in aging.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Terrasa, J. L.
Secondary author(s):
Montoya, P., González-Roldán, A. M., Sitges, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Terrasa, J. L., Montoya, P., González-Roldán, A. M., & Sitges, C. (2018). Inhibitory control impairment on somatosensory gating due to aging: An event-related potential study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12: 280. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00280
2-year Impact Factor: 2.870|2018
Times cited: 5|2021-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Aging / Event-related potential / Inhibitory deficit hypothesis / Paired-pulse task / Somatosensory gating / Source localization

Inhibitory control impairment on somatosensory gating due to aging: An event-related potential study

Inhibitory control impairment on somatosensory gating due to aging: An event-related potential study

DocumentFinal report - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density2019

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-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Publication year: 2019
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Given that neurofeedback can be used to vary the activity of the neural substrates of a region of interest in order to provoke behavioural changes, the present study tried to modify brain activity of different regions of the pain matrix through neurofeedback to induce changes in pain perception. Four experiments were carried out. Experiment I was designed to test the feasibility of real-time fMRI neurofeedback to train subjects to self-regulate the functional connectivity of insula and ACC. Preliminary data revealed significant changes in brain connectivity and reductions in pain ratings from pre- to post-training sessions. The protocol could not be applied in further subjects due to technical problems with the MR scanner. Experiment II revealed that neurofeedback training to self-regulate sensoriomotor EEG (mu) rhythm was able to elicit differentially enhancements of desynchronization and synchronization of the mu rhythm, as well as to enhance functional connectivity of somatosensory cortices with different regions involved in pain processing. Experiment III demonstrated that chronic pain patients were able to learn to sel-regulate the mu rhythm, but also that the neurofeedback training led to significant reduction of pain thresholds in these patients. Experiment IV showed that only good responders to the neurofeedback training of the EEG mu rhythm displayed significant differences in the power density difference between synchronization and desynchronization over somatosensory electrodes, and reduced pain ratings after the training. These findings suggested that self-regulation of neural activity within brain regions involved in pain processing can significantly modify functional connectivity of these regions and alter pain perception in chronic pain patients.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Rey Solaz, B., Munoz Garcia, M. A., Riquelme, I., Birbaumer, N.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Montoya, P., Rey Solaz, B., Munoz Garcia, M. A., Riquelme, I., & Birbaumer, N. (2019). Final report - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Neurofeedback / Somatosensory cortex / Pain / Functional connectivity / Power spectral density

Final report - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density

Final report - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density

DocumentPower spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training in fibromyalgia patients2018

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-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training in fibromyalgia patients
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1395c9_a0fc7dd4fe684660b021264bc6c24a4d.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Neurofeedback is a form of neuromodulation based on learning to modify some aspect of cortical activity. Sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) oscillations are one of the most used frequency bands in neurofeedback. Several studies have shown that subjects can learn to modulate SMR power to control output devices but little is known about possible related changes in brain networks.
Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a chronic, painful disorder often associated with somatosensory alterations. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the changes in EEG power on somatosensory brain areas due to a SMR neurofeedback training and its impact on functional connectivity in FMS patients. A six-session EEG neurofeedback protocol based on learning to synchronize and desynchronize (modulate) the SMR was implemented. Moreover, participants performed the first and last sessions inside the magnetic resonance imaging scanner. At the end of the training, participants showed a successful performance enhancement, an
increase of SMR power specific to somatosensory locations and higher functional connectivity between areas associated with somatosensory activity. Our research increases the better understanding of the relation between EEG neuromodulation and metabolic changes and the use of SMR training in FMS.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Terrasa, J. L.
Secondary author(s):
Montoya, P., Muñoz, M. A.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Terrasa, J. L., Montoya, P., & Muñoz, M. A. (2018). Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training in fibromyalgia patients. Abstract book of the First Joint Congress of the SEPEX, SEPNECA and AIP experimental (p. 12). Madrid, Spain: UNED
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Neurofeedback / Sensorimotor rhythm

Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training in fibromyalgia patients

Power spectral density and functional connectivity changes due to a sensorimotor neurofeedback training in fibromyalgia patients

DocumentAbnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders2016

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.
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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-2014-385
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
385 - Effects of neurofeedback on functional connectivity and EEG power density
Duration: 2015-03 - 2019-06
Researcher(s):
Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez, Beatriz Rey Solaz, Inmaculada Riquelme, Miguel Angel Munoz Garcia, Niels Birbaumer
Institution(s): University of Balearic Islands - Research Institute on Health Sciences, Palma (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
2 Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Montoya, P.
Secondary author(s):
Solaz, B., Riquelme, I., Garcia, M., Birbaumer, N.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback / Pain / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-385.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/2016/1723401/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often display an abnormal reactivity to tactile stimuli, altered pain perception, and lower motor skills than healthy children. Nevertheless, these motor and sensory deficits have been mostly assessed by using clinical observation and self-report questionnaires. The present study aims to explore somatosensory and motor function in children with ASD by using standardized and objective testing procedures. Methods. Tactile and pressure pain thresholds in hands and lips, stereognosis, proprioception, and fine motor performance of the upper limbs were assessed in high-functioning children with ASD (n = 27) and compared with typically developing peers (n = 30). Results. Children with ASD showed increased pain sensitivity, increased touch sensitivity in C-tactile afferents innervated areas, and diminished fine motor performance and proprioception compared to healthy children. No group differences were observed for stereognosis. Conclusion. Increased pain sensitivity and increased touch sensitivity in areas classically related to affective touch (C-tactile afferents innervated areas) may explain typical avoiding behaviors associated with hypersensitivity. Both sensory and motor impairments should be assessed and treated in children with ASD.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Riquelme, I.
Secondary author(s):
Hatem, S. M., Montoy, P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Riquelme, I., Hatem, S. M., & Montoy, P. (2016). Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders. Neural Plasticity, 1723401. doi 10.1155/2016/1723401
2-year Impact Factor: 3.054|2016
Times cited: 47|2021-05-03
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Motor control / Proprioception / Tactile sensitivuty / Autism spectrum disorders

Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders

Abnormal pressure pain, touch sensitivity, proprioception, and manual dexterity in children with autism spectrum disorders