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DocumentTraumatic memories: bridging the gap between functional neuroimaging and psychotherapy2008

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-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-117
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2002
Title:
117 - Psiconeurofisiologia comparativa entre as memórias traumáticas de vida actual e as memórias traumáticas de supostas vidas passadas: SPECT cerebral em 20 pacientes submetidos à Terapia Regressiva Vivencial Peres
Duration: 2003-01 - 2008-03
Researcher(s):
Maria Júlia Prieto Peres, Júlio Prieto Peres, Regis Cavini Ferreira, Vivian Pires de Albuquerque
Institution(s): Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa e Terapia Regressiva Vivencial Peres, São Paulo (Brazil)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-1996-09
Author: Peres, M.
Secondary author(s):
Peres, J. F., Ferreira, R., Albuquerque, V.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Survival after bodily death / Past-life regression / Brain structure and function / Cognitive processes / Memory / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Anxiety disorders / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-117.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 19/2002
Title:
Traumatic memories: bridging the gap between functional neuroimaging and psychotherapy
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18465374
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Objective - Neuroimaging studies have highlighted important issues related to structural and functional brain changes found in sufferers of psychological trauma that may influence their ability to synthesize, categorize, and integrate traumatic memories.
Methods - Literature review and critical analysis and synthesis.
Results - Traumatic memories are diagnostic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the dual representation theory posits separate memory systems subserving vivid re-experiencing (non-hippocampally dependent) versus declarative autobiographical memories of trauma (hippocampally dependent). But the psychopathological signs of trauma are not static over time, nor is the expression of traumatic memories. Multiple memory systems are activated simultaneously and in parallel on various occasions. Neural circuitry interaction is a crucial aspect in the development of a psychotherapeutic approach that may favour an integrative translation of the sensory fragments of the traumatic memory into a declarative memory system.
Conclusion - The relationship between neuroimaging findings and psychological approaches is discussed for greater efficacy in the treatment of psychologically traumatized patients.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Peres, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
McFarlane, A., Nasello, A. G., Moores, K.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Peres, J. F., McFarlane, A., Nasello, A. G., & Moores, K. (2008). Traumatic memories: bridging the gap between functional neuroimaging and psychotherapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(6), 478-488. doi: 10.1080/00048670802050561
2-year Impact Factor: 2.418|2010
Times cited: 18|2019-06-06
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Multiple memory systems / Neuroimaging / Neuroscience / Psychotherapy / Traumatic memories

DocumentDifferential Responses to target vs. Non-Target Psi Stimuli: An Event-Related fMRI Study2006

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-2002
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 21/2002
Title:
2002 Grants
Start date: 2003-01 - 2009-11
Dimension/support:
21 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-118
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2002
Title:
118 - Differential Responses to target vs. Non-Target Psi Stimuli: An Event-Related fMRI Study
Duration: 2003-01 - 2007-01
Researcher(s):
Stephen Kosslyn, Sam Moulton
Institution(s): Harvard University Psychology Department and NMR Center (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kosslyn, S. M.
Secondary author(s):
Moulton, S. T.
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2002-118.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2002
Title:
Differential Responses to target vs. Non-Target Psi Stimuli: An Event-Related fMRI Study
Publication year: 2006
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/1178809516livroactas.pdf
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kosslyn, S. M.
Secondary author(s):
Moulton, S. T.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Kosslyn, S. M., & Moulton, S. T. (2006). Differential Responses to target vs. Non-Target Psi Stimuli: An Event-Related fMRI Study. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 257-258). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Neuroimaging / Psi effects / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) / Telepathy / Precognition / Clairvoyance

Novo ficheiro

Novo ficheiro

DocumentMindfulness-based approaches: Are they all the same?2011

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-030
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2008
Title:
030 - Does meditation practice modulate the dynamics of attentional neural networks? An EEG study
Duration: 2009-09 - 2011-04
Researcher(s):
Peter Malinowski, Thomas Gruber, Gernot G. Supp
Institution(s): Liverpool John Moores University, School of Psychology (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Malinowski, P.
Secondary author(s):
Gruber, T., Supp, G.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Cognitive processes / Attention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-030.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 2/2008
Title:
Mindfulness-based approaches: Are they all the same?
Publication year: 2011
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21254062
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Mindfulness-based approaches are increasingly employed as interventions for treating a variety of psychological, psychiatric and physical problems. Such approaches include ancient Buddhist mindfulness meditations such as Vipassana and Zen meditations, modern group-based standardized meditations, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and further psychological interventions, such as dialectical behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. We review commonalities and differences of these interventions regarding philosophical background, main techniques, aims, outcomes, neurobiology and psychological mechanisms. In sum, the currently applied mindfulness-based interventions show large differences in the way mindfulness is conceptualized and practiced. The decision to consider such practices as unitary or as distinct phenomena will probably influence the direction of future research.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Chiesa, A.
Secondary author(s):
Malinowski, P.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Chiesa, A., & Malinowski, P. (2011). Mindfulness-based approaches: Are they all the same? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67(4), 404-424. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20776
2-year Impact Factor: 2.111|2013
Times cited: 144|2019-06-06
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Mindfulness / Zen / Vipassana / Neuroimaging / Physical illness / Mental illness

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DocumentFinal report - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement2008

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
064 - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Duration: 2007-02 - 2008-12
Researcher(s):
Nicholas Shackel, Katja Wiech, Guy Kahane, Miguel Farias
Institution(s): Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Wiech, K., Kahane, G., Farias, M.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Affective and social behavior / Social interaction/norms / Cognitive processes / Decision-making

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
Final report - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/64-06-20131212.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in healthy volunteers, we investigated the neural bases of counterintuitive moral judgements, while controlling for the content of these judgments (utilitarian versus non-utilitarian). More specifically, we investigated the relationship between the effort required to arrive at a moral judgement, as reflected by behavioural and neural responses during moral decision-making, and two personality traits, each potentially reflecting one of the two postulated pathways to counterintuitive moral judgment (cognitive effort or emotional deficit).
Counterintuitive judgements were perceived as more difficult than intuitive judgements, whereas there was no significant difference in perceived difficulty between utilitarian and deontological judgments. At the neural level, the fMRI data suggest that previously reported differences in moral judgment are in fact largely due to their intuitiveness and not to their content. Furthermore, we show that the difficulty of making counterintuitive moral judgments is reflected in activation in the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC). Importantly, rACC activation during counterintuitive judgments of a specifically utilitarian character was negatively correlated with ‘psychoticism’, a trait associated with diminished affect and social awareness, but not with ‘need for cognition’, a trait reflecting preference for complex cognition.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Kahane, G., Wiech, K., Farias, M.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Neuroimaging / Moral judgment / Decision-making / Cognition / Emotion

Final report - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement

Final report - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement

DocumentThe neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment2012

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
064 - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Duration: 2007-02 - 2008-12
Researcher(s):
Nicholas Shackel, Katja Wiech, Guy Kahane, Miguel Farias
Institution(s): Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Wiech, K., Kahane, G., Farias, M.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Affective and social behavior / Social interaction/norms / Cognitive processes / Decision-making

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/03/18/scan.nsr005.full.pdf+html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Neuroimaging studies on moral decision-making have thus far largely focused on differences between moral judgments with opposing utilitarian (well-being maximizing) and deontological (duty-based) content. However, these studies have investigated moral dilemmas involving extreme situations, and did not control for two distinct dimensions of moral judgment: whether or not it is intuitive (immediately compelling to most people) and whether it is utilitarian or deontological in content. By contrasting dilemmas where utilitarian judgments are counterintuitive with dilemmas in which they are intuitive, we were able to use functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify the neural correlates of intuitive and counterintuitive judgments across a range of moral situations. Irrespective of content (utilitarian/deontological), counterintuitive moral judgments were associated with greater difficulty and with activation in the rostral anterior cingulate cortex, suggesting that such judgments may involve emotional conflict; intuitive judgments were linked to activation in the visual and premotor cortex. In addition, we obtained evidence that neural differences in moral judgment in such dilemmas are largely due to whether they are intuitive and not, as previously assumed, to differences between utilitarian and deontological judgments. Our findings therefore do not support theories that have generally associated utilitarian and deontological judgments with distinct neural systems.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kahane, G.
Secondary author(s):
Wiech, K., Shackel, N., Farias, M., Savulescu, J., Tracey, I.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kahane, G., Wiech, K., Shackel, N., Farias, M., Savulescu, J., & Tracey, I. (2012). The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(4), 393-402. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsr005
2-year Impact Factor: 7.372|2014
Times cited: 67|2019-06-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Neuroimaging / Moral judgment / Decision-making / functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment

The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment

DocumentFinal report - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables2012

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-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
089 - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine, autonomic and central nervous system variables
Duration: 2009-01 - 2012-03
Researcher(s):
Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Patrícia Silva, Ana Pinheiro
Institution(s): Cipsi – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
Articles
Language: eng, por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Emotion / Empathy / Assessment tools / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-089.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2008
Title:
Final report - The Neuropsychophysiological Basis of Empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables
Publication year: 2012
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa8908_24042015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The defined objectives for this project were: (i) to develop and validate a scale of empathy to assess empathy skills, (ii) assess the psychophysiological, neuroendocrine and neuroimagiological correlates related to different empathic responses, and (iii) evaluate different category of stimuli and psychophysiological measures related to emotional modulation. Initially, a large dataset of empathy-eliciting vignettes were developed and validated in order to allow the assessment of the empathy responding ability. This database for research and clinical application is based on three level of empathic response, ranging from less to more empathic. At the peripheral level, we showed that the highest level of empathic response were accompanied by changes in the heart rate, suggesting that the cardiac response is a good candidate for a biomarker of complex human process, such as the empathic response. At the neuroimagiological level, we found that more empathic responses were associated with sustained activation of the default mode network, which has been associated with emotional and cognitive domains of empathy. Additionally, our results also suggest that the medial prefrontal cortex seems to execute a reciprocal modulation of cognitive and emotional regulating functions during an empathic experience. In order to address others of our objectives, results showed that the cognitive component of the event-related potential could not function as a psychophysiological measure of emotional modulation, while the skin conductance and cardiac measures reflect similar processes of sustained attention, representing a good predictor of the attentional resources allocated to demanding tasks.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng / por
Author:
Gonçalves, O.
Secondary author(s):
Silva, P., Pinheiro, A.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Empathy / Neuropsychophysiology / Neuroimaging / Endocrinology / Neuroendocrinology / Empathy scale

DocumentThe effects of single dose aripiprazole and haloperidol on resting blood flow in healthy volunteers2009

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-036
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
036 - The psychophysiology of neurological abnormalities in first episode psychosis and in healthy individuals - A study using multimodal brain imaging
Duration: 2007-03 - 2010-09
Researcher(s):
Paola Dazzan, Philip McGuire, Carmine Pariante, Marta Di Forti, Julia Lappin, Valeria Mondelli
Institution(s): Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Dazzan, P.
Secondary author(s):
McGuire, P., Pariante, C., Di Forti, M., Lappin, J., Mondelli, V.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Mental health / Psychotic disorders / Body structure and function / Audition / Movement / Vision

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-036.17
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 18/2006
Title:
The effects of single dose aripiprazole and haloperidol on resting blood flow in healthy volunteers
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://conferenceservices.elsevier.nl/09ecnp/index.cfm?fuseaction=CIS2002&hoofdnav=Search&content=zk.results_all&topicselected=*&searchtext=Handley&what=AUTHOR&selection=ALL&abstrnbr=P.3.d.012
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The direct effects of typical and atypical antipsychotics on blood flow remain unclear. PET, SPECT and cerebrography have been used to indirectly explore the effects of antipsychotic drugs on blood flow by studying metabolism. These studies suggest that typical and atypical antipsychotics may have differential effects in the striatal and frontal cortices but more similar effects on temporal cortex metabolism. Unfortunately, most studies have evaluated individuals with psychosis in which the pathology of the disorder and previous antipsychotic treatment history play a role in the findings. Furthermore, most studies have not directly compared the effects of typical and atypical antipsychotics. In this study we directly compare the differential effects of typical and atypical antipsychotics on resting blood flow in healthy individuals. Studying healthy individuals, in whom perfusion alterations are not confounded by pathophysiological factors, allows us to better estimate the direct effects of these drugs on brain physiology.
Single doses of haloperidol (3 mg) and aripiprazole (10 mg) were administered to 17 healthy Caucasian, right handed males (mean age 23yrs, SD3) in a repeated measures, randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled design. Volunteers had no current or past psychiatric history themselves or in their first degree relatives. Volunteers abstained from substance use and smoking for at least 3 months prior to the study. Four hours post treatment, a continuous arterial spin labeling sequence was used to obtain a direct measure of blood flow using a 1.5 Tesla scanner. Sixty-four volumes were acquired with a slice thickness of 3.3 mm (including inter-slice gap) over 6 minutes. A perfusion-weighted image was produced via the subtraction of the image in which blood had been labeled from that in which it had not and co-registered with a high resolution structural image. Between-subject analysis was performed on global perfusion using a random effects model at the second level.
Compared with placebo, haloperidol significantly increased perfusion in the putamen bilaterally, in the right parahippocampal gyrus and in the medial frontal cortex bilaterally (p < 0.001, corrected; effect size=0.8). Compared with placebo, aripiprazole increased perfusion in the left putamen only (p < 0.001, corrected; effect size=0.6).
Similar to the findings for metabolism in patients, striatal blood flow increased with both typical and atypical antipsychotics. This change was more widespread following haloperidol. Unexpectedly, haloperidol was also associated with increased blood flow in the frontal and temporal regions, whereas no such changes were found following aripiprazole.
This study provides the first evidence that regional, antipsychotic-specific alterations in rCBF occur within 4 hours of administration of a single antipsychotic dose in healthy volunteers. Furthermore, these alterations in perfusion are independent from pathophysiological processes, and provide important insight into basal brain function in populations receiving different antipsychotic medications.
The findings have important implications for the interpretation of functional and structural imaging findings in schizophrenia and for understanding the different side effect profiles for these drugs.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Handley, R.
Secondary author(s):
Zelaya, F., Reinders, S., Marques, T. R., Kapur, S., Murray, R., McGuire, P., Williams, S., Pariante, C., Dazzan, P.
Document type:
Abstract
Reference:
Handley, R., Zelaya, F., Reinders, S., Marques, T. R., Kapur, S., Murray, R., McGuire, P., Williams, S., Pariante, C., & Dazzan, P. (2009). The effects of single dose aripiprazole and haloperidol on resting blood flow in healthy volunteers. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 19(Suppl. 3), S560-S561.
2-year Impact Factor: 4.046|2011
Times cited: 0|2019-06-07
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Neuroimaging / Neuroleptics / Antipsychotics / Schizophrenia / Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

DocumentBrain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement2010

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
064 - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Duration: 2007-02 - 2008-12
Researcher(s):
Nicholas Shackel, Katja Wiech, Guy Kahane, Miguel Farias
Institution(s): Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Wiech, K., Kahane, G., Farias, M.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Affective and social behavior / Social interaction/norms / Cognitive processes / Decision-making

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
Previous neuroimaging studies of moral dilemmas have suggested that different modes of moral deliberation have distinct neurobiological correlates: deontological, rule-based judgments have been associated with automatic, affect-laden moral intuitions; and utilitarian, utility-maximizing judgments with controlled cognitive processing. However, the respective contribution of content (deontological or utilitarian)
and intuitiveness to moral judgement is still unclear, and the neural bases of moral intuitions remain obscure.
METHODS:
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in healthy volunteers, we investigated the neural bases of counterintuitive moral judgements, while controlling for the content of these judgments (utilitarian versus non-utilitarian). More specifically, we investigated the relationship between the effort required to arrive at a moral judgement, as reflected by behavioural and neural responses during moral decision-making, and two personality traits, each potentially reflecting one of the two postulated pathways to counterintuitive moral judgment (cognitive effort or emotional deficit).
RESULTS:
Counterintuitive judgements were perceived as more difficult than intuitive judgements, whereas there was no significant difference in perceived difficulty between utilitarian and deontological judgments. At the neural level, the fMRI data suggest that previously reported differences in moral judgment are in fact largely due to their intuitiveness and not to their content. Furthermore, we show that the difficulty of making counterintuitive moral judgments is reflected in activation in the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC). Importantly, rACC activation during counterintuitive judgments of a specifically utilitarian character was negatively correlated with ‘psychoticism’, a trait associated with diminished affect and social awareness, but not with ‘need for cognition’, a trait reflecting preference for complex cognition.
CONCLUSIONS:
Our data thus suggest that recent attempts to draw support for utilitarian ethics on the basis of research on the neuroscience of moral cognition are premature. More importantly, our findings provide evidence that counterintuitive moral judgment in healthy individuals can be based in two distinct neural mechanisms, and that the rACC is a key structure in moral cognition which can serve as a biomarker for these two pathways to
moral judgment.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Kahane, G., Farias, M.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Shackel, N., Kahane, G., & Farias, M. (2010). Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 215). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Neuroimaging / Moral judgment / Decision-making / Cognition / Emotion

Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement

Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement

DocumentBrain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement2012

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-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
064 - Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Duration: 2007-02 - 2008-12
Researcher(s):
Nicholas Shackel, Katja Wiech, Guy Kahane, Miguel Farias
Institution(s): Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Wiech, K., Kahane, G., Farias, M.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Affective and social behavior / Social interaction/norms / Cognitive processes / Decision-making

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-064.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 4/2006
Title:
Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
AIMS:
Previous neuroimaging studies of moral dilemmas have suggested that different modes of moral deliberation have distinct neurobiological correlates: deontological, rule-based judgments have been associated with automatic, affect-laden moral intuitions; and utilitarian, utility-maximizing judgments with controlled cognitive processing. However, the respective contribution of content (deontological or utilitarian) and intuitiveness to moral judgement is still unclear, and the neural bases of moral intuitions remain obscure.
METHODS:
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in healthy volunteers, we investigated the neural bases of counterintuitive moral judgements, while controlling for the content of these judgments (utilitarian versus non-utilitarian). More specifically, we investigated the relationship between the effort required to arrive at a moral judgement, as reflected by behavioural and neural responses during moral decision-making, and two personality traits, each potentially reflecting one of the two postulated pathways to counterintuitive moral judgment (cognitive effort or emotional deficit).
RESULTS:
Counterintuitive judgements were perceived as more difficult than intuitive judgements, whereas there was no significant difference in perceived difficulty between utilitarian and deontological judgments. Further, we show that the difficulty of making counterintuitive moral judgments is reflected in activation in the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC). Importantly, rACC activation during counterintuitive judgments of a specifically utilitarian character was negatively correlated with ‘psychoticism’, a trait associated with diminished affect and social awareness, but not with ‘need for cognition’, a trait reflecting preference for complex cognition.
CONCLUSIONS:
At the neural level, the fMRI data suggest that previously reported differences in moral judgment are in fact largely due to their intuitiveness and not to their content.
DISCUSSION:
Our data thus suggest that recent attempts to draw support for utilitarian ethics on the basis of research on the neuroscience of moral cognition are premature. More importantly, our findings provide evidence that counterintuitive moral judgment in healthy individuals can be based in two distinct neural mechanisms, and that the rACC is a key structure in moral cognition which can serve as a biomarker for these two pathways to moral judgment.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Shackel, N.
Secondary author(s):
Wiech, K., Kahane, G., Farias, M.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Shackel, N., Wiech, K., Kahane, G., & Farias, M. (2012). Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 4/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Neuroimaging / Moral judgment / Decision-making / Cognition / Emotion

Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement

Brain imaging study of the psychological antecedents and neural correlates of moral judgement

File244 - Induced brain plasticity after perinatal stroke: structural and functional connectivity2015-022017-09

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-244
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
244 - Induced brain plasticity after perinatal stroke: structural and functional connectivity
Duration: 2015-02 - 2017-09
Researcher(s):
Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Alfredo García-Alix, Carme Fons, Clément François, Jordi Muchart, Laura Bosch, Mónica Rebollo, Pablo Ripollés
Institution(s): Department of Basic Psychology, University of Barcelona (Spain); Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Esplugues de Llobregat (Spain)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Rodriguez-Fornells, A.
Secondary author(s):
García-Alix, A., Fons, C., François, C., Muchart, J., Bosch, L., Rebollo, M., Ripollés, P.
Keywords:
Perinatal stroke / Brain plasticity / Language development / NeuroImaging / Psychophysiology

DocumentNeural bases of prospective memory: A meta-analysis and the “Attention to Delayed Intention” (AtoDI) model2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-084
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
084 - Neural bases of time processing: combining neuroimaging techniques and clinical evidence
Duration: 2013-03 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Patrizia Bisiacchi, Gianna Maria Toffolo, Vincenza Tarantino, Elias Casula, Giovanni Mento, Demis Basso
Institution(s): Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Bisiacchi, P.
Secondary author(s):
Toffolo, G., Tarantino, V., Casula, E., Mento, G., Basso, D.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Childhood and adolescent disorders / Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) / Neurodegenerative disorders / Parkinson's disease

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-084.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 13/2012
Title:
Neural bases of prospective memory: A meta-analysis and the “Attention to Delayed Intention” (AtoDI) model
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763415000524
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Remembering to realize delayed intentions is a multi-phase process, labelled as prospective memory (PM), and involves a plurality of neural networks. The present study utilized the activation likelihood estimation method of meta-analysis to provide a complete overview of the brain regions that are consistently activated in each PM phase. We formulated the ‘Attention to Delayed Intention’ (AtoDI) model to explain the neural dissociation found between intention maintenance and retrieval phases. The dorsal frontoparietal network is involved mainly in the maintenance phase and seems to mediate the strategic monitoring processes, such as the allocation of top-down attention both towards external stimuli, to monitor for the occurrence of the PM cues, and to internal memory contents, to maintain the intention active in memory. The ventral frontoparietal network is recruited in the retrieval phase and might subserve the bottom-up attention captured externally by the PM cues and, internally, by the intention stored in memory. Together with other brain regions (i.e., insula and posterior cingulate cortex), the ventral frontoparietal network would support the spontaneous retrieval processes. The functional contribution of the anterior prefrontal cortex is discussed extensively for each PM phase.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cona, G.
Secondary author(s):
Scarpazza, C., Sartori, G., Moskovitch, M., Bisiacchi, P.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Cona, G., Scarpazza, C., Sartori, G., Moskovitch, M., & Bisiacchi P. S. (2015). Neural bases of prospective memory: A meta-analysis and the “Attention to Delayed Intention” (AtoDI) model. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 52, 21-37.doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.02.007
2-year Impact Factor: 8.037|2017
Times cited: 59|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Prospective memory / Delayed intention / Activation likelihood estimation / Meta-analysis / Neuroimaging / Gateway Hypothesis / Frontoparietal network / Anterior prefrontal cortex / BA10 / Insula / Anterior cingulate cortex / Posterior cingulate cortex / Parietal cortex / DLPFC / Top-down attention / Bottom-up attention / AtoM / AtoDI / Attention to Delayed Intention model / Multiprocess framework / Spontaneous retrieval / Strategic monitoring

DocumentVisual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-132
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2012
Title:
132 - A direct test of the binding by synchrony hypothesis in humans: the neural correlates of coherent object perception
Duration: 2013-11 - 2016-01
Researcher(s):
Miguel Castelo-Branco, Maria Ribeiro, João Duarte, Gabriel Costa
Institution(s): IBILI, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Castelo-Branco, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ribeiro, M., Duarte, J., Costa, G.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-132.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 11/2012
Title:
Visual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1741-2560/12/6/066003/meta;jsessionid=70B66F2636B081C46CE4D224E866797D.c2.iopscience.cld.iop.org
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE:
Current approaches in neurofeedback/brain-computer interface research often focus on identifying, on a subject-by-subject basis, the neural regions that are best suited for self-driven modulation. It is known that the hMT+/V5 complex, an early visual cortical region, is recruited during explicit and implicit motion imagery, in addition to real motion perception. This study tests the feasibility of training healthy volunteers to regulate the level of activation in their hMT+/V5 complex using real-time fMRI neurofeedback and visual motion imagery strategies.
APPROACH:
We functionally localized the hMT+/V5 complex to further use as a target region for neurofeedback. An uniform strategy based on motion imagery was used to guide subjects to neuromodulate hMT+/V5.
MAIN RESULTS:
We found that 15/20 participants achieved successful neurofeedback. This modulation led to the recruitment of a specific network as further assessed by psychophysiological interaction analysis. This specific circuit, including hMT+/V5, putative V6 and medial cerebellum was activated for successful neurofeedback runs. The putamen and anterior insula were recruited for both successful and non-successful runs.
SIGNIFICANCE:
Our findings indicate that hMT+/V5 is a region that can be modulated by focused imagery and that a specific cortico-cerebellar circuit is recruited during visual motion imagery leading to successful neurofeedback. These findings contribute to the debate on the relative potential of extrinsic (sensory) versus intrinsic (default-mode) brain regions in the clinical application of neurofeedback paradigms. This novel circuit might be a good target for future neurofeedback approaches that aim, for example, the training of focused attention in disorders such as ADHD.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Banca, P.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, T., Catarina Duarte, I., Castelo-Branco, M.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Banca, P., Sousa, T., Catarina Duarte, I., & Castelo-Branco, M. (2015). Visual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions. Journal of Neural Engineering, 12(6):066003. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/6/066003
2-year Impact Factor: 3.465|2016
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2017
Times cited: 5|2018-03-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Neurofeedback / Neuroimaging / fMRI

DocumentVisual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions2015

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-133
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2012
Title:
133 - The role of the core and extended face networks in visual perception and high level social cognition
Duration: 2013-11 - 2016-01
Researcher(s):
Miguel Castelo-Branco, Marco Simões, Carlos Amaral, Gregor Philipiak, José Rebola, João Castelhano
Institution(s): IBILI, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Author:
Castelo-Branco, M.
Secondary author(s):
Simões, M., Amaral, C., Philipiak, G., Rebola, J., Castelhano, J.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Perception / Attention / Affective and social behavior / Social cognition / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-133.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 9/2012
Title:
Visual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1741-2560/12/6/066003/meta;jsessionid=70B66F2636B081C46CE4D224E866797D.c2.iopscience.cld.iop.org
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE:
Current approaches in neurofeedback/brain-computer interface research often focus on identifying, on a subject-by-subject basis, the neural regions that are best suited for self-driven modulation. It is known that the hMT+/V5 complex, an early visual cortical region, is recruited during explicit and implicit motion imagery, in addition to real motion perception. This study tests the feasibility of training healthy volunteers to regulate the level of activation in their hMT+/V5 complex using real-time fMRI neurofeedback and visual motion imagery strategies.
APPROACH:
We functionally localized the hMT+/V5 complex to further use as a target region for neurofeedback. An uniform strategy based on motion imagery was used to guide subjects to neuromodulate hMT+/V5.
MAIN RESULTS:
We found that 15/20 participants achieved successful neurofeedback. This modulation led to the recruitment of a specific network as further assessed by psychophysiological interaction analysis. This specific circuit, including hMT+/V5, putative V6 and medial cerebellum was activated for successful neurofeedback runs. The putamen and anterior insula were recruited for both successful and non-successful runs.
SIGNIFICANCE:
Our findings indicate that hMT+/V5 is a region that can be modulated by focused imagery and that a specific cortico-cerebellar circuit is recruited during visual motion imagery leading to successful neurofeedback. These findings contribute to the debate on the relative potential of extrinsic (sensory) versus intrinsic (default-mode) brain regions in the clinical application of neurofeedback paradigms. This novel circuit might be a good target for future neurofeedback approaches that aim, for example, the training of focused attention in disorders such as ADHD.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2012-132.11
Author: Banca, P.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, T., Catarina Duarte, I., Castelo-Branco, M.
Document type:
Article-d
Reference:
Banca, P., Sousa, T., Catarina Duarte, I., & Castelo-Branco, M. (2015). Visual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions. Journal of Neural Engineering, 12(6):066003. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/6/066003
2-year Impact Factor: 3.920|2017
Times cited: 8|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Neurofeedback / Neuroimaging / fMRI

DocumentLocalizing and comparing weight maps generated from linear kernel machine learning models2013

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-226
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2010
Title:
226 - Brain decoding of spontaneous memory processes
Duration: 2011-10 - 2016-01
Researcher(s):
Pierre Maquet, Christophe Phillips, Jessica Schrouff, Caroline Kussé
Institution(s): Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liège (Belgium)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Maquet, P.
Secondary author(s):
Phillips, C., Schrouffs, J., Kussé, C.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-226.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2010
Title:
Localizing and comparing weight maps generated from linear kernel machine learning models
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/157714
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recently, machine learning models have been applied to neuroimaging data, allowing to make predictions about a variable of interest based on the pattern of activation or anatomy over a set of voxels. These pattern recognition based methods present undeniable assets over classical (univariate) techniques, by providing predictions for unseen data, as well as the weights of each voxel in the model. However, the obtained weight map cannot be thresholded to perform regionally specific inference, leading to a difficult localization of the variable of interest. In this work, we provide local averages of the weights according to regions defined by anatomical or functional atlases (e.g. Brodmann atlas). These averages can then be ranked, thereby providing a sorted list of regions that can be (to a certain extent) compared with univariate results. Furthermore, we defined a “ranking distance”, allowing for the quantitative comparison between localized patterns. These concepts are illustrated with two datasets.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Schrouff, J.
Secondary author(s):
Cremers, J., Garraux, G., Baldassare, L., Mourão-Miranda, C., Phillips, C.
Document type:
Conference paper
Reference:
Schrouff, J., Cremers, J., Garraux, G., Baldassare, L., Mourão-Miranda, C., & Phillips, C. (2013). Localizing and comparing weight maps generated from linear kernel machine learning models. In Proceedings 2013 International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (pp. 124-127). IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. doi: 10.1109/PRNI.2013.40
Times cited: 13|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Machine learning / Neuroimaging / Model interpretation

Localizing and comparing weight maps generated from linear kernel machine learning models

Localizing and comparing weight maps generated from linear kernel machine learning models

DocumentThe self-regulating brain and neurofeedback: Experimental science and clinical promise2016

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-118
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
118 - Recursive consciousness training: Using neurofeedback to induce altered states
Duration: 2015-09 - 2017-11
Researcher(s):
Amir Raz, Niels Birbaumer, Robert T Thibault
Institution(s): Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University (Canada); Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Raz, A.
Secondary author(s):
Birmaumer, N., Thibault, R. T.
Keywords:
Brain Self-Regulation / Altered States of Consciousness / Neurofeedback / Meditation / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-118.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The self-regulating brain and neurofeedback: Experimental science and clinical promise
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945215003767
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Neurofeedback, one of the primary examples of self-regulation, designates a collection of techniques that train the brain and help to improve its function. Since coming on the scene in the 1960s, electroencephalography-neurofeedback has become a treatment vehicle for a host of mental disorders; however, its clinical effectiveness remains controversial. Modern imaging technologies of the living human brain (e.g., real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging) and increasingly rigorous research protocols that utilize such methodologies begin to shed light on the underlying mechanisms that may facilitate more effective clinical applications. In this paper we focus on recent technological advances in the field of human brain imaging and discuss how these modern methods may influence the field of neurofeedback. Toward this end, we outline the state of the evidence and sketch out future directions to further explore the potential merits of this contentious therapeutic prospect.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Thibault, R. T.
Secondary author(s):
Lifshitz, M., Raz, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Thibault, R. T., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2016). The self-regulating brain and neurofeedback: Experimental science and clinical promise. Cortex, 74, 247-261. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2015.10.024
2-year Impact Factor: 4.275|2018
Times cited: 65|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Self-regulation / Neuroimaging / rtfMRI / Psychiatry / Neurofeedback

DocumentBody position alters human resting-state: Findings from multi-postural magnetoencephalography2016

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-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-118
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
118 - Recursive consciousness training: Using neurofeedback to induce altered states
Duration: 2015-09 - 2017-11
Researcher(s):
Amir Raz, Niels Birbaumer, Robert T Thibault
Institution(s): Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University (Canada); Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Raz, A.
Secondary author(s):
Birmaumer, N., Thibault, R. T.
Keywords:
Brain Self-Regulation / Altered States of Consciousness / Neurofeedback / Meditation / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-118.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Body position alters human resting-state: Findings from multi-postural magnetoencephalography
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11682-015-9447-8
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Neuroimaging researchers tacitly assume that body-position scantily affects neural activity. However, whereas participants in most psychological experiments sit upright, many modern neuroimaging techniques (e.g., fMRI) require participants to lie supine. Sparse findings from electroencephalography and positron emission tomography suggest that body position influences cognitive processes and neural activity. Here we leverage multi-postural magnetoencephalography (MEG) to further unravel how physical stance alters baseline brain activity. We present resting-state MEG data from 12 healthy participants in three orthostatic conditions (i.e., lying supine, reclined at 45°, and sitting upright). Our findings demonstrate that upright, compared to reclined or supine, posture increases left-hemisphere high-frequency oscillatory activity over common speech areas. This proof-of-concept experiment establishes the feasibility of using MEG to examine the influence of posture on brain dynamics. We highlight the advantages and methodological challenges inherent to this approach and lay the foundation for future studies to further investigate this important, albeit little-acknowledged, procedural caveat.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Thibault, R. T.
Secondary author(s):
Lifshitz, M., Raz, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Thibault, R.T., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2016). Body position alters human resting-state: Findings from multi-postural magnetoencephalography. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 10(3), 772-780. doi: 10.1007/s11682-015-9447-8
2-year Impact Factor: 3.418|2018
Times cited: 5|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: MEG / Neuroimaging / Posture / Supine position / Upright position

DocumentCan we interpret linear kernel machine learning models using anatomically labelled regions?2014

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-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-226
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2010
Title:
226 - Brain decoding of spontaneous memory processes
Duration: 2011-10 - 2016-01
Researcher(s):
Pierre Maquet, Christophe Phillips, Jessica Schrouff, Caroline Kussé
Institution(s): Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liège (Belgium)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Maquet, P.
Secondary author(s):
Phillips, C., Schrouffs, J., Kussé, C.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Memory / Brain structure and function / Assessment tools

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-226.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 23/2010
Title:
Can we interpret linear kernel machine learning models using anatomically labelled regions?
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/170848
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schrouff, J.
Secondary author(s):
Monteiro, J., João Rosa, M. , Portugal, L., Phillips, C., Mourão-Miranda, C.
Document type:
Online abstract
Reference:
Schrouff, J., Monteiro, J., João Rosa, M., Portugal, L., Phillips, C., & Mourão-Miranda, C. (2014, June). Can we interpret linear kernel machine learning models using anatomically labelled regions? Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Neuroimaging / Machine learning / Multi-kernel

Can we interpret linear kernel machine learning models using anatomically labelled regions?

Can we interpret linear kernel machine learning models using anatomically labelled regions?

DocumentHemispheric asymmetries in subcortical visual and auditory relay structures in congenital deafness2016

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-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-112
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2012
Title:
112 - Retinotopic reorganization of the auditory cortex of congenitally deaf individuals due to neuroplascticity
Duration: 2013-05
Researcher(s):
Jorge Manuel Castelo Branco de Albuquerque Almeida, Bradford Zack Mahon, Dr. Yanchao Bi, Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves
Institution(s): Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Author:
Almeida, J.
Secondary author(s):
Mahon, B., Bi, Y., Gonçalves, O.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Body structure and function / Audition / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-112.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 10/2012
Title:
Hemispheric asymmetries in subcortical visual and auditory relay structures in congenital deafness
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejn.13340/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Neuroplasticity – the capacity of the brain to change as a response to internal and external pressures – has been studied from a number of different perspectives. Perhaps one of the most powerful models is the study of populations that have been congenitally deprived of a sense. It has been shown that the right Auditory Cortex (AC) of congenitally deaf humans is neuroplastically modified in order to represent visual properties of a stimulus. One unresolved question is how this visual information is routed to the AC of congenitally deaf individuals. Here, we performed volumetric analysis of subcortical auditory and visual brains regions – namely the thalamus (along with three thalamic nuclei: the pulvinar, the lateral geniculate nucleus and the medial geniculate nucleus), and the inferior and superior colliculi – in deaf and hearing participants in order to identify which structures may be responsible for relaying visual information toward the altered AC. Because there is a hemispheric asymmetry in the neuroplastic changes observed in the AC of the congenitally deaf, we reasoned that subcortical structures that also showed a similar asymmetry in their total volume could have been enlisted in the effort of relaying visual information to the neuroplastically altered right AC. We show that for deaf, but not for hearing individuals, the right thalamus, right lateral geniculate nucleus and right inferior colliculus are larger than their left counterparts. These results suggest that these subcortical structures may be responsible for rerouting visual information to the AC in congenital deafness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Amaral, L.
Secondary author(s):
Ganho, A., Osório, A., He, D., Chen, Q., Mahon, B., Gonçalves, O., Sampaio, A., Fang, F., Bi, Y., Almeida, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Amaral, L., Ganho, A., Osório, A., He, D., Chen, Q., Mahon, B.Z., Gonçalves, O.F., Sampaio, A., Fang, F., Bi, Y. & Almeida, J. (2016). Hemispheric asymmetries in subcortical visual and auditory relay structures in congenital deafness. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(6), 2334-2339. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13340
2-year Impact Factor: 2.784|2018
Times cited: 1|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Auditory cortex / Neuroimaging / Neuronal plasticity / Ocular vision / Thalamus

File174 - Learning to sense God: How cognitive absorption and mental training shape religious experience

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-2016-174
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
174 - Learning to sense God: How cognitive absorption and mental training shape religious experience
Researcher(s): Michael Lifshitz, Tanya Luhrmann, Amir Raz
Institution(s): McGill University & Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada); Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, California (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project hasn't started yet
Author: Lifshitz, M.
Secondary author(s):
Luhrmann, T., Raz, A.
Keywords:
God / Neuroimaging / Prayer / Neuroplasticity / Parapsychology and Psychophysiology

File195 - The sense of self: A neuroimaging study of interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic self networks2017-04

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-2016-195
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
195 - The sense of self: A neuroimaging study of interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic self networks
Duration: 2017-04
Researcher(s):
Sjoerd Ebisch, Mauro Gianni Perrucci
Institution(s): Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Ebisch, S.
Secondary author(s):
Perrucci, M. G.
Keywords:
Intrinsic self / Extrinsic self / Brain network interactions / Neuroimaging / Psychophysiology