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File148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights2020-022023-07

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

DocumentEmotional authenticity modulates affective and social trait inferences from voices2021

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Emotional authenticity modulates affective and social trait inferences from voices
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstb.2020.0402?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The human voice is a primary tool for verbal and nonverbal communication. Studies on laughter emphasize a distinction between spontaneous laughter, which reflects a genuinely felt emotion, and volitional laughter, associated with more intentional communicative acts. Listeners can reliably differentiate the two. It remains unclear, however, if they can detect authenticity in other vocalizations, and whether authenticity determines the affective and social impressions that we form about others. Here, 137 participants listened to laughs and cries that could be spontaneous or volitional and rated them on authenticity, valence, arousal, trustworthiness and dominance. Bayesian mixed models indicated that listeners detect authenticity similarly well in laughter and crying. Speakers were also perceived to be more trustworthy, and in a higher arousal state, when their laughs and cries were spontaneous. Moreover, spontaneous laughs were evaluated as more positive than volitional ones, and we found that the same acoustic features predicted perceived authenticity and trustworthiness in laughter: high pitch, spectral variability and less voicing. For crying, associations between acoustic features and ratings were less reliable. These findings indicate that emotional authenticity shapes affective and social trait inferences from voices, and that the ability to detect authenticity in vocalizations is not limited to laughter. This article is part of the theme issue 'Voice modulation: from origin and mechanism to social impact (Part I)'.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Pinheiro, A. P.
Secondary author(s):
Anikin, A., Conde, T., Sarzedas, J., Chen, S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Pinheiro, A. P., Anikin, A., Conde, T., Sarzedas, J., Chen, S., Scott, S. K., & Lima, C. F. (2021). Emotional authenticity modulates affective and social trait inferences from voices. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 376(1840), 20200402. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0402
2-year Impact Factor: 6.671|2021
Times cited: 4|2024-02-14
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Acoustics / Authenticity / Emotion / Social traits / Voice

DocumentThe time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations2022

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945222000715
Abstract/Results: Abstract
Previous research has documented perceptual and brain differences between spontaneous and volitional emotional vocalizations. However, the time course of emotional authenticity processing remains unclear. We used event-related potentials (ERPs) to address this question, and we focused on the processing of laughter and crying. We additionally tested whether the neural encoding of authenticity is influenced by attention, by manipulating task focus (authenticity versus emotional category) and visual condition (with versus without visual deprivation). ERPs were recorded from 43 participants while they listened to vocalizations and evaluated their authenticity (volitional versus spontaneous) or emotional meaning (sad versus amused). Twenty-two of the participants were blindfolded and tested in a dark room, and 21 were tested in standard visual conditions. As compared to volitional vocalizations, spontaneous ones were associated with reduced N1 amplitude in the case of laughter, and increased P2 in the case of crying. At later cognitive processing stages, more positive amplitudes were observed for spontaneous (versus volitional) laughs and cries (1000–1400 msec), with earlier effects for laughs (700–1000 msec). Visual condition affected brain responses to emotional authenticity at early (P2 range) and late processing stages (middle and late LPP ranges). Task focus did not influence neural responses to authenticity. Our findings suggest that authenticity information is encoded early and automatically during vocal emotional processing. They also point to a potentially faster encoding of authenticity in laughter compared to crying.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
by permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, A. I., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F., Pinheiro, A. P.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Conde, T., Correia, A. I., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Lima, C. F., & Pinheiro, A. P. (2022). The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations. Cortex, 151, 116-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.02.016
2-year Impact Factor: 3.600|2022
Times cited: 2|2024-02-15
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Authenticity / Emotion / Voice / Event-related potentials

The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations

The time course of emotional authenticity detection in nonverbal vocalizations

DocumentEmotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence2022

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence
Publication year: 2022
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10451/58414
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In blind individuals, the loss of vision and the subsequent need to rely more heavily on the remaining senses results in important neuroplastic alterations. Current evidence suggests that these alterations lead to the enhancement of specific auditory abilities but can also lead to no alterations or even impaired auditory perception. Regarding vocal emotional perception, the impact of blindness on the behavioral and neural mechanisms underpinning emotional authenticity perception is still unexplored. Therefore, in the current study, we used behavioral and event-related potentials (ERP) measures to study whether and how blindness influences the perception of emotional authenticity in nonverbal vocalizations. Furthermore, we also aimed to understand whether and how the age of blindness onset (early vs. late) and task focus manipulation (attention directed to authenticity vs. emotional properties of the voice) affected these mechanisms. Fifty-one individuals with different visual conditions (17 early blind, 17 late blind, 17 sighted controls) completed two experimental tasks while electrophysiological data was continuously recorded. In these tasks, participants heard laughs and cries varying in authenticity (spontaneous vs. volitional) and emotional quality (sadness vs. amusement). The N1, P2, and late positive potential (LPP) ERP components were analyzed. Our results demonstrated authenticity effects in early sensory (N1) and late cognitive evaluative stages (LPP) of vocal emotion processing in early blind listeners. They additionally showed that both early and late blindness modulated a processing stage associated with the detection of emotional salience (P2). At a behavioral level, blindness did not affect the recognition and evaluation of vocal emotion. However, the late blind group was generally less accurate at detecting the authenticity of vocalizations than the sighted group. Overall, our findings suggest that blindness modulates the temporal course of emotional authenticity perception, particularly in early blind listeners. They additionally suggest that late-, but not early-onset blindness, deteriorates emotional authenticity perception.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Sarzedas, J.
Document type:
Master's thesis
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Sarzedas, J. (2022). Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence [Master’s dissertation, Universidade de Lisboa]. http://hdl.handle.net/10451/58414
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Blindness / Vocal emotion perception / Emotional authenticity / Event-related potentials / Neuroplasticity

Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence

Emotional authenticity perception in blind individuals: Behavioral and ERP evidence

DocumentFinal report - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights2023

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-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Publication year: 2023
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Background
The ability to infer emotion and identity information from the voice is a relevant social skill. Although blind listeners need to rely more strongly on vocal cues alone to successfully interact with their social environment, the mechanisms of voice perception and its neural underpinnings remain poorly understood.
Aims
This Project investigated: 1) whether blindness modulated the perception of vocal emotion and identity information; 2) whether the age of blindness onset affected vocal emotion and identity perception mechanisms.
Method
Behavioral and event-related potentials (ERP) measures of voice emotion and identity perception were collected in the context of 8 distinct experiments.
Results
The findings of Study 1 revealed how affective and social traits of laughter and crying are inferred by a typical sample of sighted college students. Study 2 showed that temporary visual deprivation (through blindfolding) impacted the neural responses to emotional authenticity at early and late processing stages. Study 3 revealed facilitated neural processing of emotional authenticity at early sensory and late cognitive stages in early-blind listeners. Study 4 showed that affective and social information of vocal emotions is inferred in a similar way by early-, late-blind, and sighted listeners. Study 5 provided evidence for similar effects of stimulus type and late recall on voice identity recognition in early-, late-blind and sighted participants. The findings of Studies 6, 7, and 8 demonstrated facilitated neural processing of identity and emotion information in early-blind listeners at early sensory and late cognitive stages.
Conclusions
Together, these studies suggest that neural mechanisms of voice perception develop differently in cases of early blindness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Conde, T. (2023). Final report - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Voice emotion / Emotional authenticity / Voice identity / Blindness / Neuroplasticity

Final report - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights

Final report - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights

DocumentBlindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence2024

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
148 - Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights
Duration: 2020-02 - 2023-07
Researcher(s):
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima
Institution(s): Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Conde, T.
Secondary author(s):
Pinheiro, A. P., Lima, C.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Voice identity / Voice emotion / Blind / Neuroplasticity / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-148.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence
Publication year: 2024
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945223002915
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The ability to distinguish spontaneous from volitional emotional expressions is an important social skill. How do blind individuals perceive emotional authenticity? Unlike sighted individuals, they cannot rely on facial and body language cues, relying instead on vocal cues alone. Here, we combined behavioral and ERP measures to investigate authenticity perception in laughter and crying in individuals with early- or late-blindness onset. Early-blind, late-blind, and sighted control participants (n = 17 per group, N = 51) completed authenticity and emotion discrimination tasks while EEG data were recorded. The stimuli consisted of laughs and cries that were either spontaneous or volitional. The ERP analysis focused on the N1, P2, and late positive potential (LPP). Behaviorally, early-blind participants had intact authenticity perception, but late-blind participants performed worse than controls. There were no group differences in the emotion discrimination task. In brain responses, all groups were sensitive to laughter authenticity at the P2 stage, and to crying authenticity at the early LPP stage. Nevertheless, only early-blind participants were sensitive to crying authenticity at the N1 and middle LPP stages, and to laughter authenticity at the early LPP stage. Furthermore, early-blind and sighted participants were more sensitive than late-blind ones to crying authenticity at the P2 and late LPP stages.
Altogether, these findings suggest that early blindness relates to facilitated brain processing of authenticity in voices, both at early sensory and late cognitive-evaluative stages. Late-onset blindness, in contrast, relates to decreased sensitivity to authenticity at behavioral and brain levels.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Sarzedas, J.
Secondary author(s):
Lima, C. F., Roberto, M. S., Pinheiro, A. P., Conde, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Sarzedas, J., Lima, C. F., Roberto, M. S., Scott, S. K., Pinheiro, A. P., & Conde, T. (2024). Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence. Cortex, 172, 254–270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.11.005
2-year Impact Factor: 3.6|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2024
Times cited: 0|2024-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Blindness / Voice / Authenticity / Event-related potentials

Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence

Blindness influences emotional authenticity perception in voices: Behavioral and ERP evidence