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File286 - Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach

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-2016-286
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
286 - Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach
Researcher(s): Adriana Sampaio, Ana Teixeira Santos, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Raquel, Felipe Fregni
Institution(s): Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Spaulding-Labuschange Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Sampaio, A.
Secondary author(s):
Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Carvalho, S., Leite, J., Mesquita, A. R., Fregni, F.
Keywords:
Working memory training / Aging / Brain plasticity / Cognitive plasticity / Psychophysiology

DocumentReviewing working memory training gains in healthy older adults: A meta-analytic review of transfer for cognitive outcomes2019

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-2016-286
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
286 - Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach
Researcher(s): Adriana Sampaio, Ana Teixeira Santos, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Raquel, Felipe Fregni
Institution(s): Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Spaulding-Labuschange Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Sampaio, A.
Secondary author(s):
Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Carvalho, S., Leite, J., Mesquita, A. R., Fregni, F.
Keywords:
Working memory training / Aging / Brain plasticity / Cognitive plasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-286.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Reviewing working memory training gains in healthy older adults: A meta-analytic review of transfer for cognitive outcomes
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763418308509?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
The objective of this meta-analytic review was to systematically assess the effects of working memory training on healthy older adults. We identified 552 entries, of which 27 experiments met our inclusion criteria. The final database included 1130 participants. Near- and far-transfer effects were analysed with measures of short-term memory, working memory, and reasoning. Small significant and long-lasting transfer gains were observed in working memory tasks. Effects on reasoning was very small and only marginally significant. The effects of working memory training on both near and far transfer in older adults were moderated by the type of training tasks; the adopted outcome measures; the training duration; and the total number of training hours. In this review we provide an updated review of the literature in the field by carrying out a robust multi-level meta-analysis focused exclusively on WMT in healthy older adults. Recommendations for future research are suggested.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Teixeira-Santos, A. C.
Secondary author(s):
Moreira, C. S., Magalhães, R., Magalhães, C., Pereira, D. R., Leite, J., Carvalho, S., Sampaio, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Moreira, C. S., Magalhães, R., Magalhães, C., Pereira, D. R., Leite, J., Carvalho, S., & Sampaio, A. (2019). Reviewing working memory training gains in healthy older adults: A meta-analytic review of transfer for cognitive outcomes. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 103, 163-177. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.05.009
2-year Impact Factor: 8.330|2019
Times cited: 6|2020-07-30
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Meta-analysis / Working memory training / Cognitive plasticity / Training transfer / Healthy older adults / Healthy ageing

DocumentProbing the relationship between late endogenous ERP components with fluid intelligence in healthy older adults2020

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-2016-286
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
286 - Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach
Researcher(s): Adriana Sampaio, Ana Teixeira Santos, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Raquel, Felipe Fregni
Institution(s): Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Spaulding-Labuschange Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Sampaio, A.
Secondary author(s):
Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Carvalho, S., Leite, J., Mesquita, A. R., Fregni, F.
Keywords:
Working memory training / Aging / Brain plasticity / Cognitive plasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-286.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Probing the relationship between late endogenous ERP components with fluid intelligence in healthy older adults
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-67924-4
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The world population is rapidly aging, bringing together the necessity to better understand the advancing age. This characterization may be used to aid early diagnosis and to guide individually-tailored interventions. While some event-related potential (ERP) components, such as the P300 and late positive complex (LPC), have been associated with fluid intelligence (Gf) in young population; little is known whether these associations hold for older people. Therefore, the main goal of this study was to assess whether these ERP components are associated with Gf in the elderly. Fifty-seven older adults performed a continuous performance task (CPT) and a visual oddball paradigm while EEG was recorded. Participants were divided into two groups, according to their performance in the Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices test: high-performance (HP) and low-performance (LP). Results showed that the HP group, compared to the LP group, had higher LPC amplitudes in the CPT and shorter P300 latencies in the oddball task, highlighting the role of ERP components as a potential electrophysiological proxy of Gf abilities in the elderly.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Teixeira-Santos, A. C.
Secondary author(s):
Pinal, D., Pereira, D. R., Leite, J., Carvalho, S., Sampaio, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Pinal, D., Pereira, D. R., Leite, J., Carvalho, S., & Sampaio, A. (2020). Probing the relationship between late endogenous ERP components with fluid intelligence in healthy older adults. Scientific Reports, 10: 11167. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-67924-4
Keywords: Aging / Fluid intelligence / Event-related potential (ERP)

Probing the relationship between late endogenous ERP components with fluid intelligence in healthy older adults

Probing the relationship between late endogenous ERP components with fluid intelligence in healthy older adults

DocumentCognitive and physical effects of a multicomponent training in elderly adults: A pilot study2020

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-2016-286
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
286 - Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach
Researcher(s): Adriana Sampaio, Ana Teixeira Santos, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Raquel, Felipe Fregni
Institution(s): Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Spaulding-Labuschange Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Sampaio, A.
Secondary author(s):
Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Carvalho, S., Leite, J., Mesquita, A. R., Fregni, F.
Keywords:
Working memory training / Aging / Brain plasticity / Cognitive plasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-286.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Cognitive and physical effects of a multicomponent training in elderly adults: A pilot study
Publication year: 2020
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/1822/68589
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
World's population is aging. Successful aging proposes that physical activity and physical exercise may be protective for cognition and the brain. The intensity of physical activity and the characteristics of physical exercise (duration, modality…) that are optimal to maximize cognitive effects are yet to be discovered. Current investigation aims at (1) clarifying cognitive, emotional and physical fitness effects of a multicomponent training intervention in community-dwelling elderly and compare them with an active control group; (2) exploring the association between cognitive function and physical fitness. A double-blind quasi-experimental intervention was conducted with 19 participants aged>60year from the North of Portugal, distributed by order of registration. Multicomponent intervention included aerobic, strength, stretching and balance exercises thrice a week for 50min for 33-weeks. Control intervention occurred once a week with less intensity. Participants were assessed at baseline and after-intervention in physical activity levels (actigraphy), neurocognitive function, emotional status, cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2peak) and anthropometry (DEXA). Multicomponent training was effective in improving moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and diminishing sedentary-time, compared to control group. It presented no significant effects for anthropometry or emotional status. Multicomponent group significantly decreased VO2peak, hence multicomponent training was not effective in improving cardiorespiratory fitness. Both groups significantly decreased performance in semantic fluency and multicomponent group significantly decreased performance in working memory. Thereby, multicomponent training was not effective at improving or maintaining neurocognitive functions. In a secondary-personalized analysis, variations in VO2peak were associated with variations in short-term and long-term memory. Contrarily, variations in body composition were not. Cardiorespiratory fitness hypothesis may contribute to our results. With learning from the pilot study, guidelines for future randomized-controlled trials are suggested.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferreira, M. M.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Reference:
Ferreira, M. M. (2020). Cognitive and physical effects of a multicomponent training in elderly adults: A pilot study (Master's thesis, Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Portugal). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1822/68589
Keywords: Cognition / Elderly / Physical exercise / Physical fitness / Multicomponent training

Cognitive and physical effects of a multicomponent training in elderly adults: A pilot study

Cognitive and physical effects of a multicomponent training in elderly adults: A pilot study