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File292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation2017-102023-11

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

DocumentComparing SPM12 and CAT12 segmentation pipelines: a brain tissue volume-based age and Alzheimer's disease 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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Comparing SPM12 and CAT12 segmentation pipelines: a brain tissue volume-based age and Alzheimer's disease study
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165027019304224?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Brain volumes have been used as research biomarkers both in health and in Alzheimer's disease(AD). In order to improve the comparability between studies and aid future analytical software platform choice in the research setting, here we compare two segmentation pipelines of structural brain magnetic resonance imaging(sMRI): the SPM12 toolbox, and a SPM12 add-on, the CAT12 toolbox.
METHODS:
We segmented 1.5T and 3T T1-weighted sMRI images (from the OASIS-brain database) using both pipelines and compared them in terms of their impact on: 1)the effect of age on the total grey matter(GM) and white matter(WM), and on the hippocampi GM volumes in a healthy sample(n?=?238); 2)the effect of AD diagnosis on the same volume measures; and 3)the accuracy of each volume measure detecting diagnosis (100 patients with AD and 78 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects).
RESULTS AND COMPARISON BETWEEN METHODS:
Our results demonstrated that: 1)volume estimates from SPM12 were highly correlated with the ones from CAT12, albeit absolute differences between pipelines were tissue specific; 2)the choice of pipeline modulated the effect of age on all volume measures and of diagnosis on hippocampi GM volumes computed from 3?T data; and 3)pipeline had no impact on the accuracy of any brain volume measure detecting AD diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS:
Our findings indicate that other studies should take these pipeline effects on age and AD diagnosis, into account, for improved comparability in previous literature. Additionally, we encourage future studies to use CAT12 as this is a more advanced and computationally efficient brain segmentation tool.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Tavares, V.
Secondary author(s):
Prata, D., Ferreira, H. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5
Reference:
Tavares, V., Prata, D., & Ferreira, H. A. (2020). Comparing SPM12 and CAT12 segmentation pipelines: a brain tissue volume-based age and Alzheimer's disease study. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 334: 108565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2019.108565
2-year Impact Factor: 2.390|2020
Times cited: 22|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Brain tissue segmentation / SPM12 / CAT12 / Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis / Biomarker / Aging

DocumentOxytocin and vasopressin modulation of prisoner’s dilemma strategies2020

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Oxytocin and vasopressin modulation of prisoner’s dilemma strategies
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881120913145?rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=jopa
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
The neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin have been repeatedly implicated in social decision making by enhancing social salience and, generally, cooperation. The iterated and sequential version of the prisoner's dilemma (PD) game is a social dilemma paradigm eliciting strategies of cooperation versus competition.
AIMS:
We aimed to characterise the role of PD players' sex, game partner type (computer vs. human) and oxytocin or vasopressin inhalation on the player's strategy preference.
METHODS:
Participants (153 men; 151 women) were randomised to intranasal 24?IU oxytocin, 20?IU vasopressin or placebo, double-blind, and played the PD. We examined main and interactive effects of sex, drug and partner type on strategy preference.
RESULTS:
We found a pervasive preference for a tit-for-tat strategy (i.e. general sensitivity to the partner's choices) over unconditional cooperation, particularly when against a human rather than a computer partner. Oxytocin doubled this sensitivity in women (i.e. the preference for tit-for-tat over unconditional cooperation strategies) when playing against computers, which suggests a tendency to anthropomorphise them, and doubled women's unconditional cooperation preference when playing against humans. Vasopressin doubled sensitivity to the partner's previous choices (i.e. for tit-for-tat over unconditional cooperation) across sexes and partner types.
CONCLUSIONS:
These findings suggest that women may be more sensitive to oxytocin's social effects of anthropomorphism of non-humans and of unconditional cooperation with humans, which may be consistent with evolutionary pressures for maternal care, and that vasopressin, irrespective of sex and partner type, may be generally sensitising humans to others' behaviour.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Neto, M. L.
Secondary author(s):
Antunes, M., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D., Rilling, J., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Neto, M. L., Antunes, M., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D., Rilling, J., & Prata, D. (2020). Oxytocin and vasopressin modulation of prisoner’s dilemma strategies. Journal of Psychopharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881120913145
2-year Impact Factor: 4.153|2020
Times cited: 7|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Neuropeptides / Cognitive empathy / Competition / Cooperation / Game theory / Mentalising / Prisoner’s dilemma / Theory of mind

DocumentPupil dilation reflects the authenticity of received nonverbal vocalizations2021

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Pupil dilation reflects the authenticity of received nonverbal vocalizations
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/151165/1/Pupil_dilation_reflects_the_authenticity_of_received_nonverbal_vocalizations_ScientificReports_accepted27_Jan_2021_.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to infer the authenticity of other’s emotional expressions is a social cognitive process taking place in all human interactions. Although the neurocognitive correlates of authenticity recognition have been probed, its potential recruitment of the peripheral autonomic nervous system is not known. In this work, we asked participants to rate the authenticity of authentic and acted laughs and cries, while simultaneously recording their pupil size, taken as proxy of cognitive effort and arousal. We report, for the first time, that acted laughs elicited higher pupil dilation than authentic ones and, reversely, authentic cries elicited higher pupil dilation than acted ones. We tentatively suggest the lack of authenticity in others’ laughs elicits increased pupil dilation through demanding higher cognitive effort; and that, reversely, authenticity in cries increases pupil dilation, through eliciting higher emotional arousal. We also show authentic vocalizations and laughs (i.e. main effects of authenticity and emotion) to be perceived as more authentic, arousing and contagious than acted vocalizations and cries, respectively. In conclusion, we show new evidence that the recognition of emotional authenticity can be manifested at the level of the autonomic nervous system in humans. Notwithstanding, given its novelty, further independent research is warranted to ascertain its psychological meaning.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cosme, G.
Secondary author(s):
Rosa, P., Lima, C. F., Tavares, V., Scott, S., Chen, S., Wilcockson, T., Crawford, T., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Cosme, G., Rosa, P., Lima, C. F., Tavares, V., Scott, S., Chen, S., Wilcockson, T., Crawford, T., & Prata, D. (2021). Pupil dilation reflects the authenticity of received nonverbal vocalizations. Scientific Reports, 11: 3733. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83070-x
2-year Impact Factor: 4.997|2021
Times cited: 8|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Empathy / Theory of mind / Mentalization / Emotion recognition / Authenticity recognition / Nonverbal vocalizations / Pupillometry / Autonomic nervous system

Pupil dilation reflects the authenticity of received nonverbal vocalizations

Pupil dilation reflects the authenticity of received nonverbal vocalizations

DocumentCultural differences in vocal emotion recognition: A behavioural and skin conductance study in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau2021

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Cultural differences in vocal emotion recognition: A behavioural and skin conductance study in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00426-021-01498-2#citeas
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Cross-cultural studies of emotion recognition in nonverbal vocalizations not only support the universality hypothesis for its innate features, but also an in-group advantage for culture-dependent features. Nevertheless, in such studies, differences in socio-economic-educational status have not always been accounted for, with idiomatic translation of emotional concepts being a limitation, and the underlying psychophysiological mechanisms still un-researched. We set out to investigate whether native residents from Guinea-Bissau (West African culture) and Portugal (Western European culture)—matched for socio-economic-educational status, sex and language—varied in behavioural and autonomic system response during emotion recognition of nonverbal vocalizations from Portuguese individuals. Overall, Guinea–Bissauans (as out-group) responded significantly less accurately (corrected p <.05), slower, and showed a trend for higher concomitant skin conductance, compared to Portuguese (as in-group)—findings which may indicate a higher cognitive effort stemming from higher difficulty in discerning emotions from another culture. Specifically, accuracy differences were particularly found for pleasure, amusement, and anger, rather than for sadness, relief or fear. Nevertheless, both cultures recognized all emotions above-chance level. The perceived authenticity, measured for the first time in nonverbal cross-cultural research, in the same vocalizations, retrieved no difference between cultures in accuracy, but still a slower response from the out-group. Lastly, we provide—to our knowledge—a first account of how skin conductance response varies between nonverbally vocalized emotions, with significant differences (p<.05). In sum, we provide behavioural and psychophysiological data, demographically and language-matched, that supports cultural and emotion effects on vocal emotion recognition and perceived authenticity, as well as the universality hypothesis.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cosme, G.
Secondary author(s):
Tavares, V., Nobre, G., Lima, C., Sá, R., Rosa, P., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Cosme, G., Tavares, V., Nobre, G., Lima, C., Sá, R., Rosa, P., & Prata, D. (2021). Cultural differences in vocal emotion recognition: A behavioural and skin conductance study in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau. Psychological Research-Psychologishe Forschung. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-021-01498-2
2-year Impact Factor: 2.424|2021
Times cited: 4|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Emotion recognition / Nonverbal vocalizations / Culture

Cultural differences in vocal emotion recognition: a behavioural and skin conductance study in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau

Cultural differences in vocal emotion recognition: a behavioural and skin conductance study in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau

DocumentSchizophrenia polygenic risk score influence on white matter microstructure2020

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Schizophrenia polygenic risk score influence on white matter microstructure
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022395619307137
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are highly heritable, share symptomatology, and have a polygenic architecture. The impact of recent polygenic risk scores (PRS) for psychosis, which combine multiple genome-wide associated risk variations, should be assessed on heritable brain phenotypes also previously associated with the illnesses, for a better understanding of the pathways to disease. We have recently reported on the current SZ PRS's ability to predict 1st episode of psychosis case-control status and general cognition. Herein, we test its penetrance on white matter microstructure, which is known to be impaired in SZ, in BD and their relatives, using 141 participants (including SZ, BP, relatives of SZ or BP patients, and healthy volunteers), and two white matter integrity indexes: fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD). No significant correlation between the SZ PRS and FA or MD was found, thus it remains unclear whether white matter changes are primarily associated with SZ genetic risk profiles.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simões, B.
Secondary author(s):
Vassos, E., Shergill, S., McDonald, C., Toulopoulou, T., Kalidindi, S., Kane, F., Murray, R, Bramon, E., Ferreira, H., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Simões, B., Vassos, E., Shergill, S., McDonald, C., Toulopoulou, T., Kalidindi, S., Kane, F., Murray, R., Bramon, E., Ferreira, H., & Prata, D. (2020). Schizophrenia polygenic risk score influence on white matter microstructure. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 121, 62-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.11.011
2-year Impact Factor: 4.791|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2020
Times cited: 9|2024-02-13
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Polygenic risk score / PRS / Schizophrenia / Bipolar disorder / White matter / Diffusion tensor imaging / Psychosi / Fractional anisotropy / Mean diffusivity / GWA / Genome-wide association

DocmentSex differences in functional connectivity between resting state brain networks in autism spectrum 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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Sex differences in functional connectivity between resting state brain networks in autism spectrum disorder
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-021-05191-6
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Functional brain connectivity (FBC) has previously been examined in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between-resting-state networks (RSNs) using a highly sensitive and reproducible hypothesis-free approach. However, results have been inconsistent and sex differences have only recently been taken into consideration using this approach. We estimated main effects of diagnosis and sex and a diagnosis by sex interaction on between-RSNs FBC in 83 ASD (40 females/43 males) and 85 typically developing controls (TC; 43 females/42 males). We found increased connectivity between the default mode (DM) and (a) the executive control networks in ASD (vs. TC); (b) the cerebellum networks in males (vs. females); and (c) female-specific altered connectivity involving visual, language and basal ganglia (BG) networks in ASD—in suggestive compatibility with ASD cognitive and neuroscientific theories.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tavares, V.
Secondary author(s):
Fernandes, L. A., Antunes, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Tavares, V., Fernandes, L. A., Antunes, M., Ferreira, H., & Prata, D. (2021). Sex differences in functional connectivity between resting state brain networks in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05191-6
2-year Impact Factor: 4.435|2021
Times cited: 7|2024-02-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Functional connectivity / Resting-state networks / Autism spectrum disorder / Independent component analysis / Functional magnetic resonance imaging

Sex differences in functional connectivity between resting state brain networks in autism spectrum disorder

Sex differences in functional connectivity between resting state brain networks in autism spectrum disorder

DocumentEpigenetic mediation of AKT1 rs1130233's effect on delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced medial temporal function during fear processing2021

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Epigenetic mediation of AKT1 rs1130233's effect on delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced medial temporal function during fear processing
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/9/1240
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
High doses of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of cannabis, have been shown to have anxiogenic effects. Additionally, THC effects have been shown to be modulated by genotype, including the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1130233 at the protein kinase AKT1 gene, a key component of the dopamine signalling cascade. As such, it is likely that epigenetic methylation around this SNP may affect AKT gene expression, which may in turn impact on the acute effects of THC on brain function. We investigated the genetic (AKT1 rs1130233) and epigenetic modulation of brain function during fear processing in a 2-session, double-blind, cross-over, randomized placebo-controlled THC administration, in 36 healthy males. Fear processing was assessed using an emotion (fear processing) paradigm, under functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Complete genetic and fMRI data were available for 34 participants. THC caused an increase in anxiety and transient psychotomimetic symptoms and para-hippocampal gyrus/amygdala activation. Number of A alleles at the AKT1 rs1130233 SNP, and percentage methylation at the CpG(11-12) site, were independently associated with a greater effect of THC on activation in a network of brain regions including left and right parahippocampal gyri, respectively. AKT1 rs1130233 moderation of the THC effect on left parahippocampal activation persisted after covarying for methylation percentage, and was partially mediated in sections of the left parahippocampal gyrus/hippocampus by methylation percentage. These results may offer an example of how genetic and epigenetic variations influence the psychotomimetic and neurofunctional effects of THC.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Blest-Hopley, G.
Secondary author(s):
Colizzi, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Blest-Hopley, G., Colizzi, M., Prata, D., Giampietro, V., Brammer, M., McGuire, P., & Bhattacharyya, S. (2021). Epigenetic mediation of AKT1 rs1130233's effect on delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced medial temporal function during fear processing. Brain Sciences, 11(9):1240. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11091240
2-year Impact Factor: 3.333|2021
Times cited: 5|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: THC / Cannabis / Marijuana / AKT1 / Epigenetics / fMRI

Epigenetic mediation of AKT1 rs1130233's effect on delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced medial temporal function during fear processing

Epigenetic mediation of AKT1 rs1130233's effect on delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced medial temporal function during fear processing

DocumentEvaluation of Genotype-Based Gene Expression Model Performance: A Cross-Framework and Cross-Dataset 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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.09
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Evaluation of Genotype-Based Gene Expression Model Performance: A Cross-Framework and Cross-Dataset Study
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/12/10/1531
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Predicting gene expression from genotyped data is valuable for studying inaccessible tissues such as the brain. Herein we present eGenScore, a polygenic/poly-variation method, and compare it with PrediXcan, a method based on regularized linear regression using elastic nets. While both methods have the same purpose of predicting gene expression based on genotype, they carry important methodological differences. We compared the performance of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) models to predict gene expression in the frontal cortex, comparing across these frameworks (eGenScore vs. PrediXcan) and training datasets (BrainEAC, which is brain-specific, vs. GTEx, which has data across multiple tissues). In addition to internal five-fold cross-validation, we externally validated the gene expression models using the CommonMind Consortium database. Our results showed that (1) PrediXcan outperforms eGenScore regardless of the training database used; and (2) when using PrediXcan, the performance of the eQTL models in frontal cortex is higher when trained with GTEx than with BrainEAC.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tavares, V.
Secondary author(s):
Monteiro, J., Vassos, E., Coleman, J., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Tavares, V., Monteiro, J., Vassos, E., Coleman, J., & Prata, D. (2021). Evaluation of Genotype-Based Gene Expression Model Performance: A Cross-Framework and Cross-Dataset Study. Genes, 12(10), 1531. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12101531
2-year Impact Factor: 4.141|2021
Times cited: 1|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Expression quantitative trait loci / Gene expression / Genome wide association study / Polygenic score / Transcriptome

Evaluation of Genotype-Based Gene Expression Model Performance: A Cross-Framework and Cross-Dataset Study

Evaluation of Genotype-Based Gene Expression Model Performance: A Cross-Framework and Cross-Dataset Study

DocumentThe neural basis of authenticity recognition in laughter and crying2021

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.10
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The neural basis of authenticity recognition in laughter and crying
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03131-z#
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Deciding whether others’ emotions are genuine is essential for successful communication and social relationships. While previous fMRI studies suggested that differentiation between authentic and acted emotional expressions involves higher-order brain areas, the time course of authenticity discrimination is still unknown. To address this gap, we tested the impact of authenticity discrimination on event-related potentials (ERPs) related to emotion, motivational salience, and higher-order cognitive processing (N100, P200 and late positive complex, the LPC), using vocalised non-verbal expressions of sadness (crying) and happiness (laughter) in a 32-participant, within-subject study. Using a repeated measures 2-factor (authenticity, emotion) ANOVA, we show that N100’s amplitude was larger in response to authentic than acted vocalisations, particularly in cries, while P200’s was larger in response to acted vocalisations, particularly in laughs. We suggest these results point to two different mechanisms: (1) a larger N100 in response to authentic vocalisations is consistent with its link to emotional content and arousal (putatively larger amplitude for genuine emotional expressions); (2) a larger P200 in response to acted ones is in line with evidence relating it to motivational salience (putatively larger for ambiguous emotional expressions). Complementarily, a significant main effect of emotion was found on P200 and LPC amplitudes, in that the two were larger for laughs than cries, regardless of authenticity. Overall, we provide the first electroencephalographic examination of authenticity discrimination and propose that authenticity processing of others’ vocalisations is initiated early, along that of their emotional content or category, attesting for its evolutionary relevance for trust and bond formation.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Kosilo, M.
Secondary author(s):
Costa, M., Nuttall, H. E., Ferreira, H., Scott, S., Menéres, S., Pestana, J., Jerónimo, R., Prata, D.
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Article
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Reference:
Kosilo, M., Costa, M., Nuttall, H. E., Ferreira, H., Scott, S., Menéres, S., Pestana, J., Jerónimo, R., & Prata, D. (2021). The neural basis of authenticity recognition in laughter and crying. Scientific Reports, 11: 23750. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-03131-z
2-year Impact Factor: 4.997|2021
Times cited: 1|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Emotional expressions / Authenticity discrimination / Event-related potential (ERP)

The neural basis of authenticity recognition in laughter and crying

The neural basis of authenticity recognition in laughter and crying

DocumentTemporal dynamics of intranasal oxytocin in human brain electrophysiology2022

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.11
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Temporal dynamics of intranasal oxytocin in human brain electrophysiology
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://academic.oup.com/cercor/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cercor/bhab404/6494709
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Oxytocin (OT) is a key modulator of human social cognition, popular in behavioral neuroscience. To adequately design and interpret intranasal OT (IN-OT) research, it is crucial to know for how long it affects human brain function once administered. However, this has been mostly deduced from peripheral body fluids studies, or uncommonly used dosages. We aimed to characterize IN-OT’s effects on human brain function using resting-state EEG microstates across a typical experimental session duration. Nineteen healthy males participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject, cross-over design of 24 IU of IN-OT in 12-min windows 15 min-to-1 h 42min after administration. We observed IN-OT effects on all microstates, across the observation span. During eyes-closed, IN-OT increased duration and contribution of A and contribution and occurrence of D, decreased duration and contribution of B and C; and increased transition probability C-to-B and C-to-D. In eyes-open, it increased A-to-C and A-to-D. As microstates A and D have been related to phonological auditory and attentional networks, respectively, we posit IN-OT may tune the brain for reception of external stimuli, particularly of social nature—tentatively supporting current neurocognitive hypotheses of OT. Moreover, we contrast our overall results against a comprehensive literature review of IN-OT time-course effects in the brain, highlighting comparability issues.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Zelenina, M.
Secondary author(s):
Kosilo, M., da Cruz, J., Antunes, M., Figueiredo, P., Mehta, M. A., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Zelenina, M., Kosilo, M., da Cruz, J., Antunes, M., Figueiredo, P., Mehta, M. A., & Prata, D. (2022). Temporal dynamics of intranasal oxytocin in human brain electrophysiology. Cerebral Cortex, 32(14), 3110-3126. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab404
2-year Impact Factor: 3.700|2022
Times cited: 3|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Electroencephalography / Microstates / Oxytocin / Pharmacodynamics / Resting-state

Temporal dynamics of intranasal oxytocin in human brain electrophysiology

Temporal dynamics of intranasal oxytocin in human brain electrophysiology

DocumentEffects of psychosis-associated genetic markers on brain volumetry: A systematic review of replicated findings and an independent validation2022

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.12
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Effects of psychosis-associated genetic markers on brain volumetry: A systematic review of replicated findings and an independent validation
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/effects-of-psychosisassociated-genetic-markers-on-brain-volumetry-a-systematic-review-of-replicated-findings-and-an-independent-validation/062219FD88C5F145006CD9658C361C60
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Background
Given psychotic illnesses' high heritability and associations with brain structure, numerous neuroimaging-genetics findings have been reported in the last two decades. However, few findings have been replicated. In the present independent sample we aimed to replicate any psychosis-implicated SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), which had previously shown at least two main effects on brain volume.
Methods
A systematic review for SNPs showing a replicated effect on brain volume yielded 25 studies implicating seven SNPs in five genes. Their effect was then tested in 113 subjects with either schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ‘at risk mental state’ or healthy state, for whole-brain and region-of-interest (ROI) associations with grey and white matter volume changes, using voxel-based morphometry.
Results
We found FWER-corrected (Family-wise error rate) (i.e. statistically significant) associations of: (1) CACNA1C-rs769087-A with larger bilateral hippocampus and thalamus white matter, across the whole brain; and (2) CACNA1C-rs769087-A with larger superior frontal gyrus, as ROI. Higher replication concordance with existing literature was found, in decreasing order, for: (1) CACNA1C-rs769087-A, with larger dorsolateral-prefrontal/superior frontal gyrus and hippocampi (both with anatomical and directional concordance); (2) ZNF804A-rs11681373-A, with smaller angular gyrus grey matter and rectus gyri white matter (both with anatomical and directional concordance); and (3) BDNF-rs6265-T with superior frontal and middle cingulate gyri volume change (with anatomical and allelic concordance).
Conclusions
Most literature findings were not herein replicated. Nevertheless, high degree/likelihood of replication was found for two genome-wide association studies- and one candidate-implicated SNPs, supporting their involvement in psychosis and brain structure.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Vouga Ribeiro, N.
Secondary author(s):
Tavares, V., Bramon, E., Toulopoulou, T., Valli, I., Shergill, S., Murray, R., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Vouga Ribeiro, N., Tavares, V., Bramon, E., Toulopoulou, T., Valli, I., Shergill, S., Murray, R., & Prata, D. (2022). Effects of psychosis-associated genetic markers on brain volumetry: A systematic review of replicated findings and an independent validation. Psychological Medicine, 52(16), 3753-3768. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291722002896
2-year Impact Factor: 6.900|2022
Times cited: 0|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Brain structure / Candidate genes / GWAS / Imaging genetics / MRI

Effects of psychosis-associated genetic markers on brain volumetry: A systematic review of replicated findings and an independent validation

Effects of psychosis-associated genetic markers on brain volumetry: A systematic review of replicated findings and an independent validation

DocumentEarly diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using machine learning: A multi-diagnostic, generalizable approach2022

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.13
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using machine learning: A multi-diagnostic, generalizable approach
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://alzres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13195-022-01047-y
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Background
Early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is essential for disease management and therapeutic choices that can delay disease progression. Machine learning (ML) approaches have been extensively used in attempts to develop algorithms for reliable early diagnosis of AD, although clinical usefulness, interpretability, and generalizability of the classifiers across datasets and MRI protocols remain limited.
Methods
We report a multi-diagnostic and generalizable approach for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD diagnosis using structural MRI and ML. Classifiers were trained and tested using subjects from the AD Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) database (n = 570) and the Open Access Series of Imaging Studies (OASIS) project database (n = 531). Several classifiers are compared and combined using voting for a decision. Additionally, we report tests of generalizability across datasets and protocols (IR-SPGR and MPRAGE), the impact of using graph theory measures on diagnostic classification performance, the relative importance of different brain regions on classification for better interpretability, and an evaluation of the potential for clinical applicability of the classifier.
Results
Our “healthy controls (HC) vs. AD” classifier trained and tested on the combination of ADNI and OASIS datasets obtained a balanced accuracy (BAC) of 90.6% and a Matthew’s correlation coefficient (MCC) of 0.811. Our “HC vs. MCI vs. AD” classifier trained and tested on the ADNI dataset obtained a 62.1% BAC (33.3% being the by-chance cut-off) and 0.438 MCC. Hippocampal features were the strongest contributors to the classification decisions (approx. 25–45%), followed by temporal (approx. 13%), cingulate, and frontal regions (approx. 8–13% each), which is consistent with our current understanding of AD and its progression. Classifiers generalized well across both datasets and protocols. Finally, using graph theory measures did not improve classification performance.
Conclusions
In sum, we present a diagnostic tool for MCI and AD trained using baseline scans and a follow-up diagnosis regardless of progression, which is multi-diagnostic, generalizable across independent data sources and acquisition protocols, and with transparently reported performance. Rated as potentially clinically applicable, our tool may be clinically useful to inform diagnostic decisions in dementia, if successful in real-world prospective clinical trials.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Diogo, V. S.
Secondary author(s):
Ferreira, H. A., Prata, D., Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4
Reference:
Diogo, V. S., Ferreira, H. A., Prata, D., & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2022). Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using machine learning: A multi-diagnostic, generalizable approach. Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, 14, 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13195-022-01047-y
2-year Impact Factor: 9.000|2022
Times cited: 8|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease / Mild cognitive impairment / Dementia / Early diagnosis / Prognosis / Classification / Machine learning / Graph theory

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using machine learning: A multi-diagnostic, generalizable approach

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using machine learning: A multi-diagnostic, generalizable approach

DocumentNeuroimaging genetics of oxytocin: A transcriptomics-informed systematic review2022

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.14
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Neuroimaging genetics of oxytocin: A transcriptomics-informed systematic review
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763422004018
Abstract/Results: Abstract
The last couple of decades have witnessed a rapid accumulation of studies implicating oxytocin (OT) in several neurobiological underpinnings of human behaviour and their impairment in psychiatric illness. Specifically, a neuroimaging genetics approach is helping elucidate the impact of variations in OT pathway genes on the human brain. In this review, we provide the first systematic account and discussion of all previous findings arising from human neuroimaging (epi)genetic studies of OT-related genes. To improve our mechanistic interpretation of such findings, we used data from the Genotype-Tissue Expression project to explore the functional impact the genetic variations may have on the human transcriptome. As a result, we provide an up-to-date summary of brain circuits found to be impacted by OT-relevant (epi)genetic variability, map brain pathways linking OT genes to disease, and highlight several (epi)genetic factors that modulate brain responses to intranasal OT. Finally, we provide some suggestions we believe might improve future research in the field.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
by permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Prata, D., & Silva, M. (2022). Neuroimaging genetics of oxytocin: A transcriptomics-informed systematic review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 142, 104912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104912
2-year Impact Factor: 8.200|2022
Times cited: 0|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Oxytocin / CD38 / Neuroimaging / Genetics / Methylation / Pharmacogenetics / Social cognition / Neuropsychiatry

Neuroimaging genetics of oxytocin: A transcriptomics-informed systematic review

Neuroimaging genetics of oxytocin: A transcriptomics-informed systematic review

DocumentComputer anthropomorphisation in a socio-economic dilemma2024

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.15
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Computer anthropomorphisation in a socio-economic dilemma
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13428-023-02071-y#citeas
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In the study of human behaviour, non-social targets are often used as a control for human-to-human interactions. However, the concept of anthropomorphisation suggests that human-like qualities can be attributed to non-human objects. This can prove problematic in psychological experiments, as computers are often used as non-social targets. Here, we assessed the degree of computer anthropomorphisation in a sequential and iterated prisoner’s dilemma. Participants (N = 41) faced three opponents in the prisoner’s dilemma paradigm—a human, a computer, and a roulette—all represented by images presented at the commencement of each round. Cooperation choice frequencies and transition probabilities were estimated within subjects, in rounds against each opponent. We found that participants anthropomorphised the computer opponent to a high degree, while the same was not found for the roulette (i.e. no cooperation choice difference vs human opponents; p = .99). The difference in participants’ behaviour towards the computer vs the roulette was further potentiated by the precedent roulette round, in terms of both cooperation choice (61%, p = .007) and cooperation probability after reciprocated defection (79%, p = .007). This suggests that there could be a considerable anthropomorphisation bias towards computer opponents in social games, even for those without a human-like appearance. Conversely, a roulette may be a preferable non-social control when the opponent’s abilities are not explicit or familiar.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cogoni, C.
Secondary author(s):
Fiuza, A., Hassanein, L., Antunes, M., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Cogoni, C., Fiuza, A., Hassanein, L., Antunes, M., & Prata, D. (2024). Computer anthropomorphisation in a socio-economic dilemma. Behavior Research Methods, 56(2), 667–679. doi:10.3758/s13428-023-02071-y
2-year Impact Factor: 5.400|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Prisoner’s dilemma / Social dilemma / Anthropomorphisation / Roulette / Computer / Cooperation / Competition / Social behaviour

Computer anthropomorphisation in a socio-economic dilemma

Computer anthropomorphisation in a socio-economic dilemma

DocumentTemporal profile of intranasal oxytocin in the human autonomic nervous system at rest: An electrocardiography and pupillometry study2023

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.16
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Temporal profile of intranasal oxytocin in the human autonomic nervous system at rest: An electrocardiography and pupillometry study
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/02698811231158233?rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Background:
Human social behavior is modulated by oxytocin (OT). Intranasal administration of OT (IN-OT) is a noninvasive route shown to elicit changes in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity; however, IN-OT’s effect on the temporal profile of ANS activity at rest is yet to be described.
Aims:
We aimed to describe the temporal profile of IN-OT at six 10-min time windows from 15- to 100-min post-administration in 20 male participants at rest while continuously recording their pupillary in an eyes-open condition and cardiac activity in eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions.
Methods:
We used a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subjects design study where we extracted two proxies of parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) activity: high-frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV) and pupillary unrest index (PUI); and a proxy of sympathetic nervous system activity: sample entropy of the pupillary unrest.
Results:
In the eyes-open condition, we found an effect of IN-OT on the proxies of PNS activity: decreased PUI in the three-time windows post-administration spanning 65–100 min, and as an exploratory finding, an increased HF-HRV in the 80–85 min time window.
Conclusions:
We suggest there is a role of OT in PNS regulation that may be consistent with OT’s currently theorized role in the facilitation of alertness and approach behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cosme, G.
Secondary author(s):
Arriaga, P., Rosa, P. J., Mehta, M. A., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Cosme, G., Arriaga, P., Rosa, P. J., Mehta, M. A., & Prata, D. (2023). Temporal profile of intranasal oxytocin in the human autonomic nervous system at rest: An electrocardiography and pupillometry study. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 37(6), 566-576. https://doi.org/10.1177/02698811231158233
2-year Impact Factor: 4.100|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 0|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Electrocardiography / Neuropeptide / Pharmacodynamics / Pupil unrest / Resting state

Temporal profile of intranasal oxytocin in the human autonomic nervous system at rest: An electrocardiography and pupillometry study

Temporal profile of intranasal oxytocin in the human autonomic nervous system at rest: An electrocardiography and pupillometry study

DocumentThe European Portuguese Version of the Brief Negative Symptom Scale2024

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.17
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The European Portuguese Version of the Brief Negative Symptom Scale
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://karger.com/psp/article/doi/10.1159/000530705/844596/The-European-Portuguese-Version-of-the-Brief
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Negative symptoms reflect a currently much-untreated loss of normal functioning and are frequently found in psychotic disorders. We present the first translation of the Brief Negative Symptom Scale (BNSS) to European Portuguese and evaluate its validity in a sample of Portuguese male patients with a psychotic spectrum disorder. The Portuguese BNSS showed excellent internal consistency, high convergent validity (i.e., strong correlation with the PANSS negative factor), and high discriminant validity (i.e., a lack of association with the PANSS positive factor). In sum, the present European Portuguese BNSS has shown to be reliable, thus extending this instrument's clinical availability worldwide.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Santos, H. C.
Secondary author(s):
Rodrigues, A., Ferreira, S., Martins, J. M., Baptista, T., Gama Marques, J., Kirkpatrick, B., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Santos, H. C., Rodrigues, A., Ferreira, S., Martins, J. M., Baptista, T., Gama Marques, J., Kirkpatrick, B., & Prata, D. (2024). The European Portuguese Version of the Brief Negative Symptom Scale. Psychopathology, 57(1), 76–80. doi:10.1159/000530705
2-year Impact Factor: 3.6|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Negative symptoms / Psychosis / Positive and Begative Syndrome Scale / Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective disorder

The European Portuguese Version of the Brief Negative Symptom Scale

The European Portuguese Version of the Brief Negative Symptom Scale

DocumentFinal report - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation2023

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Publication year: 2023
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Background
Trust is a mentalizing process which makes human relationships, social organizations and political and economical systems, possible. Oxytocin (OT) is a neuromodulator well known to facilitate maternal and pair bonding as we reviewed. Consistently, in humans, exogenous intranasal OT enhances mentalizing that facilitates trusting behaviours: from the affective-perceptual, e.g. facial emotion recognition, eye-to-eye gaze, to a higher-order cognitive-evaluative dimension, e.g., social learning, generosity, cooperation and particularly, trust. However, the underlying psychophysiology of OT’s effects is unknown.
Aims
We aimed to understand how oxytocin affect the psychophysiology pf cognitive processes behind trust, such as empathy, cooperation and social salience. This research is key to advance social psychology and neuroscience and to rationally improve our etiological models of psychiatric social symptoms.
Method
For this, we have conducted a series of studies involving placebo-controlled double-blind administration of intranasal oxytocin during tasks of social salience and social dilemma (with sexual objectification targets), with brain imaging, pupillometry, eye-gaze tracking and/or electroencephalography recording in humans.
Results
This project has allowed us to show that:
1) OT’s effects on neural activity may exist irrespective of fear-related social- or reward-contexts;
2) Sexualization impairs cooperative behavior towards women opponents and that this pattern – as well as the associated P300 ERP latency - is counteracted by intranasal oxytocin;
3) Oxytocin’s effect on central and autonomic neurocorrelates of salience attribution (as measured via pupillometry and eye-gaze) depend on both socialness and reward value of stimuli;
4) Oxytocin increases the spatio-temporal salience of social interactions measured via eye-gaze during free-viewing;
5) Oxytocin normalizes the synchronization of brain activity across individuals with psychotic disorders during emotional video watching;
Conclusions
We have thus furthered the: 1) characterization of both autonomous and central neurocorrelates of trust-relevant processes such as cognitive and emotional empathy and social salience attribution; 2) knowledge of OT’s effects on resting state brain networks, and 3) OT’s role in trust-dependent cooperation choices in social dilemmas, including in objectification contexts.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Prata, D.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Prata, D. (2023). Final report - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Empathy / Trust / Cooperation / Oxytocin / Salience / Social dilemmas / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) / Pupillometry / Eye-gaze

Final report - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation

Final report - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation

DocumentOxytocin modulates neural activity during early perceptual salience attribution2024

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-2016-292
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
292 - Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation
Duration: 2017-10 - 2023-11
Researcher(s):
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Author: Prata, D.
Secondary author(s):
Rilling, J., Lopes, M., Ferreira, D. , Martins, D., Levy, P.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Oxytocin / Mentalizing / Theory of mind / Dopamine / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-292.18
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Oxytocin modulates neural activity during early perceptual salience attribution
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2023.106950
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Leading hypotheses of oxytocin’s (OT) role in human cognition posit that it enhances salience attribution. However, whether OT exerts its effects predominantly in social (vs non-social) contexts remains debatable, and the time-course of intranasal OT’s effects’ on salience attribution processing is still unknown. We used the social Salience Attribution Task modified (sSAT) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled intranasal OT (inOT) administration, between-subjects design, with 54 male participants, to test existing theories of OT’s role in cognition. Namely, we aimed to test whether inOT would differently affect salience attribution processing of social stimuli (expressing fearfulness) and non-social stimuli (fruits) made relevant via monetary reinforcement, and its neural processing time-course. During electroencephalography (EEG) recording, participants made speeded responses to emotional social (fearful faces) and non-emotional non-social (fruits) stimuli - which were matched for task-relevant motivational salience through their (color-dependent) probability of monetary reinforcement. InOT affected early (rather than late, P3b and LPP) EEG components, increasing N170 amplitude (p = .041) and P2b latency (p .001; albeit not of P1), regardless of stimuli’s (emotional) socialness or reinforcement probability. Fear-related socialness affected salience attribution processing EEG (p .05) across time (N170, P2b and P3b), being later modulated by reinforcement probability (LPP). Our data suggest that OT’s effects on neural activity during early perception, may exist irrespective of fear-related social- or reward-contexts. This partially supports the tri-phasic model of OT (which posits OT enhances salience attribution in an early perception stage regardless of socialness), and not the social salience nor the general approach-withdrawal hypotheses of OT, for early salience processing event-related potentials.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Santiago, A. F.
Secondary author(s):
Kosilo, M., Cogoni, C., Diogo, V., Jerónimo, R., Prata, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Santiago, A. F., Kosilo, M., Cogoni, C., Diogo, V., Jerónimo, R., & Prata, D. (2024). Oxytocin modulates neural activity during early perceptual salience attribution. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 161, 106950. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2023.106950
2-year Impact Factor: 3.7|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Oxytocin / Motivation / Emotion / Social salience / Reinforcement learning / Event-related potential (ERP)

Oxytocin modulates neural activity during early perceptual salience attribution

Oxytocin modulates neural activity during early perceptual salience attribution