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File157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring2017-052021-09

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

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

DocumentThe detached self: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-bias in the visual remapping of touch2020

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The detached self: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-bias in the visual remapping of touch
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://brill.com/view/journals/msr/34/4/article-p365_2.xml
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
There is a growing consensus that our most fundamental sense of self is structured by the ongoing integration of sensory and motor information related to our own body. Depersonalisation (DP) is an intriguing form of altered subjective experience in which people report feelings of unreality and detachment from their sense of self. The current study used the visual remapping of touch (VRT) paradigm to explore self-bias in visual–tactile integration in non-clinical participants reporting high and low levels of depersonalisation experiences. We found that the high-DP group showed an increased overall VRT effect but a no-self-face bias, instead showing a greater VRT effect when observing the face of another person. In addition, across all participants, self-bias was negatively predicted by the occurrence of anomalous body experiences. These results indicate disrupted integration of tactile and visual representations of the bodily self in those experiencing high levels of DP and provide greater understanding of how disruptions in multisensory perception of the self may underlie the phenomenology of depersonalisation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Farmer, H.
Secondary author(s):
Cataldo, A., Adel, N., Wignall, E., Gallese, V., Deroy, O., Hamilton, A., Ciaunica, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Farmer, H., Cataldo, A., Adel, N., Wignall, E., Gallese, V., Deroy, O., Hamilton, A., & Ciaunica, A. (2020). The detached self: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-bias in the visual remapping of touch. Multisensory Research, 34(4), 365-386. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-bja10038
2-year Impact Factor: 2.286|2020
Times cited: 9|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Depersonalisation / Self / Visual remapping of touch / Touch / Social cognition

The detached self: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-bias in the visual remapping of touch

The detached self: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-bias in the visual remapping of touch

DocumentWhen the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation2021

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11097-020-09677-z#citeas
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
There has recently been a resurgence of philosophical and scientific interest in the foundations of self-consciousness, with particular focus on its altered, anomalous forms. This paper looks at the altered forms of self-awareness in Depersonalization Disorder (DPD), a condition in which people feel detached from their self, their body and the world (Derealisation). Building upon the phenomenological distinction between reflective and pre-reflective self-consciousness, we argue that DPD may alter the transparency of basic embodied forms of pre-reflective self-consciousness, as well as the capacity to flexibly modulate and switch between the reflective and pre-reflective facets of self-awareness. Empirical evidence will be invoked in support of the idea that impaired processing of bodily signals is characteristic of the condition. We provide first-hand subjective reports describing the experience of self-detachment or fracture between an observing and an observed self. This split is compared with similar self-detachment phenomena reported in certain Buddhist-derived meditative practices. We suggest that these alterations and changes may reveal the underlying and tacit transparency that characterises the embodied and basic pre-reflective forms of self-consciousness, in the same way that a crack in a transparent glass may indicate the presence of an unnoticed window.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Charlton, J., Farmer, H.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Charlton, J., & Farmer, H. (2021). When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 20(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-020-09677-z
2-year Impact Factor: 2.3|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor only available since 2022
Times cited: 17|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Self-consciousness / Sense of self / Depersonalisation / Embodiment / Meditation

When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation

When the window cracks: Transparency and the fractured self in depersonalisation

DocumentFinal report - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring2021

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3757/estranged-from-oneself-estranged-from-the-others.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Depersonalisation is a very common dissociative experience, typically characterised by a feeling of being detached from one’s self, body and the world and ‘watching’ oneself from a distant viewpoint. Despite its high prevalence in the general population and the significant distress it triggers, little is known about its underlying mechanisms and phenomenological markers. It is crucial thus to address the experience of depersonalisation because, as one person with DP strikingly puts it, a disorder that makes you feel invisible, is invisible in society (Perkins 2021).
AIMS
The overarching goal of our project was to explore the relationship between the experience of depersonalisation (DP henceforth) and sensorimotor processing of self and other.
METHOD
We used a combination of behavioral, psychophysiological and phenomenological qualitative measures to look at how the subjective feeling of being estranged of oneself affects and is affected by the experience of being estranged from others in depersonalisation.
RESULTS
Our studies provided further evidence for impaired bodily self-processing in depersonalization. Specifically, perceiving self-related stimuli in depersonalisation seems to impair rather than enhance self-related information processing.
CONCLUSIONS
The scientific outputs from our project provide us with a rich, comprehensive and coherent first view of how the experience of depersonalisation affect self and other sensorimotor processing. Our project’s results lay the ground for future progress in developing potential body-based therapeutic interventions aiming at alleviating the distressful experiences of depersonalisation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Farmer, H., Deroy, O., & Gallese, V. (2021). Final report - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry

Final report - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring

Final report - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring

DocumentWhatever next and close to my self – The transparent senses and the ‘Second Skin’: Implications for the case of depersonalisation2021

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Whatever next and close to my self – The transparent senses and the ‘Second Skin’: Implications for the case of depersonalisation
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.613587/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In his paper “Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science,” Andy Clark seminally proposed that the brain's job is to predict whatever information is coming “next” on the basis of prior inputs and experiences. Perception fundamentally subserves survival and self-preservation in biological agents, such as humans. Survival however crucially depends on rapid and accurate information processing of what is happening in the here and now. Hence, the term “next” in Clark's seminal formulation must include not only the temporal dimension (i.e., what is perceived now) but also the spatial dimension (i.e., what is perceived here or next-to-my-body). In this paper, we propose to focus on perceptual experiences that happen “next,” i.e., close-to-my-body. This is because perceptual processing of proximal sensory inputs has a key impact on the organism's survival. Specifically, we focus on tactile experiences mediated by the skin and what we will call the “extended skin” or “second skin,” that is, immediate objects/materials that envelop closely to our skin, namely, clothes. We propose that the skin and tactile experiences are not a mere border separating the self and world. Rather, they simultaneously and inherently distinguish and connect the bodily self to its environment. Hence, these proximal and pervasive tactile experiences can be viewed as a “transparent bridge” intrinsically relating and facilitating exchanges between the self and the physical and social world. We conclude with potential implications of this observation for the case of Depersonalization Disorder, a condition that makes people feel estranged and detached from their self, body, and the world.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Roepstorff, A., Fotopoulou, A., Petreca, B.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Roepstorff, A., Fotopoulou, A., & Petreca, B. (2021). Whatever next and close to my self – The transparent senses and the ‘Second Skin’: Implications for the case of depersonalisation. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 613587. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.613587
2-year Impact Factor: 4.232|2021
Times cited: 13|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Self-awareness / Touch / Altered states of consciousness / Depersonalization / Body schema / Body image / Predictive processing

Whatever next and close to my self – The transparent senses and the ‘Second Skin’: Implications for the case of depersonalisation

Whatever next and close to my self – The transparent senses and the ‘Second Skin’: Implications for the case of depersonalisation

DocumentI overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder2021

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://psyarxiv.com/k9d2n/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This paper considers the phenomenology of depersonalisation disorder, in relation to predictive processing and its associated pathophysiology. To do this, we first establish a few mechanistic tenets of predictive processing that are necessary to talk aboutphenomenal transparency, mental action, and self as subject. We briefly review the important role of ‘predicting precision’ and how this affords mental action and the loss of phenomenal transparency. We then turn to sensory attenuation and the phenomenal consequences of (pathophysiological) failures to attenuate or modulate sensory precision. We then consider this failure in the context of depersonalisation disorder. The key idea here is that depersonalisation disorder reflects the remarkable capacity to explain perceptual engagement with the worldvia the hypothesis that “I am an embodied perceiver, but I am not in control of my perception”. We suggest thatindividuals with depersonalisation may believe that ‘another agent’ is controlling their thoughts, perceptions or actions, while maintaining full insight that the ‘other agent’ is‘me’ (the self). Finally, we rehearse the predictions of this formal analysis, with a special focus on the psychophysical and physiological abnormalities that may underwrite the phenomenology of depersonalisation
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Hesp, C., Seth, A., Limanowski, J., Friston, K.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Hesp, C., Seth, A., Limanowski, J., & Friston, K. (2021). I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/k9d2n
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Sense of self / Agency / Sensory attenuation / Predictive processing / Depersonalisation

I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

I overthink - therefore I am not: Altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

DocumentAnomalous self- and world experiences in depersonalization traits: A qualitative study2021

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Anomalous self- and world experiences in depersonalization traits: A qualitative study
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://psyarxiv.com/vn4yz/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This paper proposes a qualitative study exploring anomalous self and world-experiences in individuals with high levels of depersonalization traits. Depersonalization (DP) is a condition characterized by distressing feelings of being a detached, neutral anddisembodied onlooker of one’s mental and bodily processes or even of reality itself (‘derealization’).Feelings of depersonalization are extremely common in the general population, yet under-acknowledged and under-examined. Our findings indicate the presence of a wide range of anomalous experiences traditionally understood to be core features of depersonalization, such as disembodiment and disrupted self-awareness. However, our results also indicate experiential features that are less highlighted in previous work, such as fastertime perception and blurriness of the self/other boundaries which may play a key role in altering one’s sense of self and sense of presence in the world. Our qualitative study provides an in-depth examination of self-reporteddisturbances of one’s relatedness to one’s self and the world, thereby shedding further light on the nature of altered subjective experiences in DP.In doing so, this paper drawsattention to key aspects yet overlooked that may prove valuable for potential diagnosisand therapy. We conclude by highlighting limitations of this study and a number of open questions that further work needs to address in the future, in order to better understand this conditionand to improve the quality of life of those experiencing depersonalization.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Pienkos, E., Nakul, E., Madeira, L., Farmer, H.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Pienkos, E., Nakul, E., Madeira, L., & Farmer, H. (2021, March 26). Anomalous self- and world experiences in depersonalization traits: A qualitative study. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/vn4yz
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Qualitative study / Depersonalization / Anomalous experiences

Anomalous self- and world experiences in depersonalization traits: A qualitative study

Anomalous self- and world experiences in depersonalization traits: A qualitative study

DocumentZoomed out? Depersonalization is related to increased digital media use during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown2022

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Zoomed out? Depersonalization is related to increased digital media use during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-07657-8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Depersonalisation is a common dissociative experience characterised by distressing feelings of being detached or ‘estranged’ from one’s self and body and/or the world. The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people to socially distance from others and to change life habits. We have conducted an online study on 622 participants worldwide to investigate the relationship between digital media-based activities and distal social interactions in influencing peoples’ sense of self during the lockdown as opposed to before the pandemic. We found that increased use of digital media-based activities and online social e-meetings correlated with higher feelings of depersonalisation. We also found that people reporting higher experiences of depersonalisation also reported enhanced vividness of negative emotions (as opposed to positive emotions). Our study also reveals a weak negative correlation between the frequency of physical exercise during the lockdown and the occurrence of depersonalisation experiences. Finally, participants who reported that lockdown influenced their life to greater extent had higher occurrences of depersonalisation experiences. Our findings may help address key questions regarding well-being during a lockdown, in the general population. Our study points to potential risks related to an overly sedentary and hyper-digitalized life habits that may induce feelings of living in one’s ‘head’ (mind), disconnected from one’s body, self and the world.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
McEllin, L., Kiverstein, J., Gallese, V., Hohwy, J., Wozniak, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., McEllin, L., Kiverstein, J., Gallese, V., Hohwy, J., & Wozniak, M. (2022). Zoomed out: digital media use and depersonalization experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 3888. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-07657-8
2-year Impact Factor: 4.600|2022
Times cited: 5|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Depersonalization / Digital media / COVID-19 lockdown / Pandemic / Bodily self / Social interactions

Zoomed out? Depersonalization is related to increased digital media use during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

Zoomed out? Depersonalization is related to increased digital media use during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

DocumentGetting in touch with the lost self: Vicarious and affective touch in depersonalisation2021

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.09
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Getting in touch with the lost self: Vicarious and affective touch in depersonalisation
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://psyarxiv.com/4pnyq/
Abstract/Results: We conducted an online study featuring two experiments in order to examine the relationship between depersonalization experiences (DP) (i.e. feelings of being detached from one’s self and body) and vicarious affective touch and self-touch. Experiment 1 examined to what extent DP traits modulate the perceived pleasantness and/or vividness of tactile experiences as imagined being received by the self and other. In experiment 2 we designed a new affective self-touch intervention in order to explore the effect of CT-optimal self-touch stroking on one’s dorsal forearm on the perceived pleasantness and vividness of tactile experiences as being received by the self and other. We found that low DP individuals reported higher perceived pleasantness and vividness rating for touch. By contrast, the high DP cohort rated all touch experiences as significantly less pleasant. No significant interaction effects for vividness ratings of touch experiences across low and high DP. In addition, our results suggest that people with low DP rate the perceived pleasantness of the imagined social touch experiences as received by the self higher than if received by the other. Interestingly, in high DP individuals, there is no difference in the perceived pleasantness of affective touch imagined as being received by the self vs the other. Finally, we found that both low and high DP participants, following our tailored CT-optimal affective self-touch intervention on one’s own body, report significantly higher ratings of vividness of tactile perception.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Mathew, J., Deroy, O., Fairhurst, M.
Document type:
Online paper
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Mathew, J. M., Deroy, O., & Fairhurst, M. T. (2021). Getting in touch with the lost self: Vicarious and affective touch in depersonalisation. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/4pnyq
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Affective touch / Vicarious touch / Self-touch / Sense of self / Depersonalization

DocumentI overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder2022

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.10
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810022000526
Abstract/Results: This paper considers the phenomenology of depersonalisation disorder, in relation to predictive processing and its associated pathophysiology. To do this, we first establish a few mechanistic tenets of predictive processing that are necessary to talk about phenomenal transparency, mental action, and self as subject. We briefly review the important role of ‘predicting precision’ and how this affords mental action and the loss of phenomenal transparency. We then turn to sensory attenuation and the phenomenal consequences of (pathophysiological) failures to attenuate or modulate sensory precision. We then consider this failure in the context of depersonalisation disorder. The key idea here is that depersonalisation disorder reflects the remarkable capacity to explain perceptual engagement with the world via the hypothesis that “I am an embodied perceiver, but I am not in control of my perception”. We suggest that individuals with depersonalisation may believe that ‘another agent’ is controlling their thoughts, perceptions or actions, while maintaining full insight that the ‘other agent’ is ‘me’ (the self). Finally, we rehearse the predictions of this formal analysis, with a special focus on the psychophysical and physiological abnormalities that may underwrite the phenomenology of depersonalisation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Seth, A., Limanoswski, K., Hesp, C., Friston, K.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Ciaunica, A., Seth, A., Limanowski, J., Hesp, C., & Friston, K. (2022). I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder. Consciousness and Cognition, 101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2022.103320
2-year Impact Factor: 2.400|2022
Times cited: 16|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Sense of self / Agency / Sensory attenuation / Active inference / Predictive processing / Depersonalisation

I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

I overthink - Therefore I am not: An active inference account of altered sense of self and agency in depersonalisation disorder

DocumentDepersonalization affects self-prioritization of bodily, but not abstract self-related information2023

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-2016-157
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
157 - Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring
Duration: 2017-05 - 2021-09
Researcher(s):
Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese
Institution(s): Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Ciaunica, A.
Secondary author(s):
Farmer, H., Deroy, O., Gallese, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Bodily self / Depersonalisation / Touch / Facial mimicry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-157.11
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Depersonalization affects self-prioritization of bodily, but not abstract self-related information
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2024-18963-006
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Depersonalization is a common and distressing experience characterized by a feeling of estrangement from one’s self, body, and the world. In order to examine the relationship between depersonalization and selfhood we conducted an experimental study comparing processing of three types of self-related information between nonclinical groups of people experiencing high and low levels of depersonalization. Using a sequential matching task, we compared three types of biases for processing of self-related information: prioritization of one’s name, of self-associated abstract stimuli (geometrical shapes), and of self-associated bodily stimuli (avatar faces). We found that both groups demonstrated the standard pattern of results for self-prioritization of one’s name and geometrical shapes, but they differed with regard to avatar faces. While people with low depersonalization showed the standard prioritization of avatar faces, people with high depersonalization showed overall better response accuracy with avatar faces, and faster response times for stranger-associated avatar faces. These results were complemented by the additional finding that people with high depersonalization reported being more likely to use avatars of a different gender to their own outside of the experimental context. Finally, in this large sample (N = 180) we investigated the relationships between different measures of self-related processing and self-identification, finding no correlation between explicit reports of self-identification with self-associated avatar faces and geometrical shapes, self-prioritization of these stimuli, and prioritization of one’s name.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
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By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Wozniak, M.
Secondary author(s):
McEllin, L., Hohwy, J., Ciaunica, A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Wozniak, M., McEllin, L., Hohwy, J., & Ciaunica, A. (2023). Depersonalization affects self-prioritization of bodily, but not abstract self-related information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49(11), 1447–1459. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0001153
2-year Impact Factor: 2.1|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 0|2024-02-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Depersonalization / Self / Self-prioritization / Bodily self / Avatar