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File117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method2017-012018-10

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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Duration: 2017-01 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Keywords:
Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK correlation / Parapsychology

DocumentReplication and extension of a new paradigm for psychokinesis: Mind-matter interaction through non-local entangled correlations?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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Duration: 2017-01 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Keywords:
Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK correlation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Replication and extension of a new paradigm for psychokinesis: Mind-matter interaction through non-local entangled correlations?
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/replication-and-extension-of-a-new-paradigm-for-psychokinesis(c062e0b1-d6ef-4dc8-90c6-1fc71bb18f11).html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Introduction Based on the Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI) proposed by Walter von Lucadou (1994) and Generalised Quantum Theory (GQT) proposed by Atmanspacher, Römer and Walach (2002) a new paradigm for testing the psi hypothesis has been developed. Both the MPI and GQT approaches arise from a new theoretical model that defines parapsychological phenomena as non-local entanglement correlations. The new paradigm is called the Correlation Matrix Method (CMM). Lucadou & Walach have conducted several CMM studies claiming the results strongly support the psi hypothesis. After introducing the CMM method, we will present the results of two independent experiments that seek to replicate the previous CMM studies and to apply improved statistical methodology. CMM Method The CMM experiment has been developed by Walter von Lucadou with three positive experimental studies that have now been replicated independently three times. It uses a random number generator that drives a fractal display on a computer screen. Participants are seated in front of the computer with the instruction to influence the direction of the fractal to grow or shrink, using their intention or will only. An experiment consists of 9 runs with 3 different instructions to shrink or grow the fractal, or keep it stable. The experiment is moved forward by key-presses. Out of this set-up 5*9 (45) physical variables and 5*9 (45) psychological variables are created. For example, one psychological variable used is the number of right shift keyboard presses and the example of one physical variable is the mean voltage output of one channel from the random number generator. These 45*45 variables are correlated across all experiments, yielding a correlation matrix with 2025 cells. A control matrix is also constructed after each trial where the computer run a new session without participants to simulate the behaviour of the system during the experiment. The psychological variables from the participant are used together in the empty run to construct the control session. The theoretical prediction is that in the experimental matrix there will be more correlations than in the control matrix. The statistical evaluation follows a classical approach using the differences in the number of correlations in both matrices and calculating a Z-score. However, statistician Jessica Utts has noted the Z-score method is inappropriate because the psychological variables used are not truly independent, inflating the Z-score. A monte-carlo method was suggested. As part of her PhD project, the first author has conducted two experiments replicating exactly the CMM study conducted by Walach (2014). Experiment 1 tested the CMM method with 44 participants yielding a total of 213 sessions. Experiment 2 tested the CMM method with 105 participants, yielding a total of 200 sessions. Results: Both experiments obtained significant Z-scores. Further details of these results and the Monte-Carlo analyses will be presented at the conference. These experiments independently confirm the hypothesis that in the experimental matrix there are more correlations than in the control matrix. Different analyses are still being carried out such as using Monte Carlo method, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and others. Conclusion: As hypothesised, more significant correlations were found for the experimental matrix than control matrix. This supports the theory that psi resembles an effect of quantum non-local entanglement correlations. More studies and a deeper analysis is required before drawing final conclusions. This endeavor will be helped by a large multi-center experiment which is under way for new independent replications. References: Atmanspacher, H., Römer, H., & Walach, H. (2002). Weak quantum theory: Complementarity and entanglement in physics and beyond. Foundations of physics, 32(3), 379-406.? Lucadou, W. von (1994). The Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI). European Journal of Parapsychology, 5, 261-283. Walach, H. (2014). Mind-matter interactions – on the rollercoaster from data to theory and back again. In Proceedings of the 10th BIAL Foundation Symposium “Behind and Beyond the Brain" (pp. 85-114).? 1We are grateful to the Bial Foundation for supporting the second study with grant number 117/16
Author: Flores, A.
Secondary author(s):
Watt, C., Tierney, I.
Document type:
Online abstract
Reference:
Flores, A., Watt, C., & Tierney, I. (2017). Replication and extension of a new paradigm for psychokinesis: Mind-matter interaction through non-local entangled correlations? Abstract from 41st International convention of the Society for Psychical Research, United Kingdom. Abstract retrieved at
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mind-matter interaction

DocumentFinal report - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method2018

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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Duration: 2017-01 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Keywords:
Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK correlation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Theorists have suggested that decline effects and the apparent elusiveness of psi may be overcome by employing an experimental method that permits anomalous correlations to emerge. The Correlation Matrix Method (CMM) has been developed to test these ideas using a micro-PK task. Previous CMM studies have reported positive findings, though employing an analysis method that has some weaknesses.
AIM
We aimed to validate and replicate CMM studies, including more robust analysis and assessing a new method of generating control data (using permutated experimental data), which was compared with the previous studies’ method of using control sessions.
METHOD
The work consisted of one software validation study, and three CMM replication studies. All studies were completed as planned, with variations on some exploratory study hypotheses as agreed with the wider CMM Consortium project to which this work contributes (PI Walach; Bial ref 400/14).
RESULTS
The first CMM replication study (105 participants, 200 sessions) obtained significant results supporting the CMM hypothesis. This study also demonstrated that it was statistically valid to employ the permutated experimental data as control data, implying that control sessions are not needed. CMM Replication Studies 2 and 3 (each with 100 participants and 205 sessions) therefore used the permutation method without control sessions. Contrary to expectation, both studies obtained overall results that did not support the primary CMM hypothesis and therefore did not replicate earlier positive findings. However, in both studies effects were observed in the direction opposite to that predicted. It seems unlikely that this consistent reversal is simply due to chance, however as this was a post hoc finding and there are other uncontrolled procedural variations between the studies, any explanation can only be suggestive at this stage.
CONCLUSIONS
Our first replication study validates the original CMM claims using improved analytical methods. However, CMM is still a young and developing paradigm and we recommend that future studies systematically evaluate the role of the control data and of other theoretically relevant experimental variables.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Document type:
Final report
Reference:
Watt, C., & Flores, A. (2018). Final report - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK Correlation

Final report - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method

Final report - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method

DocumentWhere mind connects with matter: Replicating the correlation matrix method2018

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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Duration: 2017-01 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Keywords:
Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK correlation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Where mind connects with matter: Replicating the correlation matrix method
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
This article describes two experimental replications of a new methodological paradigm called Correlation Matrix Method (CMM) (Lucadou, 1987). The CMM was developed by Walter von Lucadou in an effort to offer a solution to the problems of replicability and decline effect in parapsychological experiments, namely in ‘psychokinesis’. Supported by von Lucadou's Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI) and von Lucadou, Walach and Romer's (2007) Generalised Quantum Theory (GQT), the model correlates physical variables produced by a Markov-chain random number generator with psychological variables measured from the participant before the PK task. The method claims that correlations produced between psychological and physical variables during the experimental session considered as statistically significant should be interpreted as nonlocal entanglement correlations. The two experiments used the same method and were preregistered at the KPU registry at the University of Edinburgh. Each experimental session took on average 20 to 30 minutes depending on the rhythm of the participant. Forty-four participants completed 213 sessions in the first experiment, and 105 participants contributed 200 sessions in the second experiment. In both experiments, participants were asked to influence solely by intention, a physical target shown on a computer screen which was controlled by the output of the random number generator. The psychological data was derived from button presses to reflect the subject’s intention as well to fulfill the CMM requirement of organizational closure, i.e. to maintain the participant interacting with the physical process so the experimental session is a whole structure. As a control analysis, a permutation method was used to generate new correlations using data from each experimental variable separately. The permutation also cleanses dependencies between the existing variables. A non-parametric correlation coefficient, Spearman’s Rho, was calculated across all subjects and sessions to calculate the number of significant correlations at p<0.05. In both experiments, the number of significant correlations produced between participant influence and the values produced by random number generator were very significantly more than the ones produced by the control method. Limitations in the method, and in the analyses are discussed, also suggestions for further experiments are explored.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Flores, A.
Secondary author(s):
Tierney, I., Watt, C.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Flores, A., Tierney, I., & Watt, C. (2018). Where mind connects with matter: Replicating the correlation matrix method. Abstract of Presented Papers of the 61st Annual International Convention of the Parapsychological Association (p. 15). Peataluma, California, United States.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK Correlation

Where mind connects with matter: Replicating the correlation matrix method

Where mind connects with matter: Replicating the correlation matrix method

DocumentMeasuring organisational closure in the MPI/GQT/CMM context2018

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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Duration: 2017-01 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Keywords:
Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK correlation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Measuring organisational closure in the MPI/GQT/CMM context
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.parapsych.org/articles/17/466/journal_of_parapsychology_volume.aspx
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Organizational closure (OC) is a theoretical state within Walter von Lucadou’s Correlation Matrix Method (CMM) for producing evidence of mind/matter interactions or psi. In practical terms, OC is affected by attentional, emotional/ affective, contextual, and motivational elements in the experimental system. Because maximal OC is considered desirable in obtaining non-local entanglement correlations, a user-friendly measurement of OC in the CMM experiments would be useful. Based on studies that have found a positive association between the participants' under-estimation of session duration and psi task performance, the method suggested here involves the participants' retrospective estimate of duration. This research note concludes with advice on how this measure may be implemented.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Tierney, I.
Secondary author(s):
Watt, C., Flores, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Tierney, I., Watt, C., & Flores, A. (2018). Measuring organisational closure in the MPI/GQT/CMM context. Journal of Parapsychology, 82(2), 198-202.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Correlation Matrix Method / Organizational Closure / time contraction

DocumentEdinburgh software validation test for researchers in psychology2018

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/
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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-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
117 - Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method
Duration: 2017-01 - 2018-10
Researcher(s):
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores
Institution(s): Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Watt, C.
Secondary author(s):
Flores, A.
Keywords:
Theory / Replication / Correlation Matrix Method / Micro-PK correlation / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-117.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Edinburgh software validation test for researchers in psychology
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://www.openscienceonline.com/journal/archive2?journalId=740&paperId=4824
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Software validation test is recognised essential by international organisations responsible for their supervision and validation.
The academic field, namely Psychology, does not use a validation test as an obligation. Psychology researchers are often
required to develop their own software. However, it is not expected its validation. Also, personal software testing is often an
unknown procedure. Moreover, Psychology researchers are not familiar with the protocols and reports part of the process.
There is a gap between research personal software and their validation. The advantages of the validation procedures are
various. Validation test contribute to produce high quality research in a consistent way, to help to adhere to the predicted costs
and the schedule of the project. The present article aims to call the attention for the lack of validation in the software used in
Psychology research. Furthermore, describe the validation process and provide exemplificative tools. The importance of
developing protocols during the research process, prepare a manual, a plan research detailed, a description of requirements and
writing installation notes, have been demonstrated to be essential for successful research projects. The present article reveals
what the test of validation consists of, how it can be implemented and its benefits.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Flores, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Flores, A. (2018). Edinburgh software validation test for researchers in psychology. Open Science Journal of Psychology, 5(5), 68-72.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Validation / Test / Software / Protocol / Psychology

Edinburgh software validation test for researchers in psychology

Edinburgh software validation test for researchers in psychology