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File269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness2015-10

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

DocumentThe vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02643294.2016.1168390
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Vestibular signals are integrated with signals from other sensory modalities. This convergence could reflect an important mechanism for maintaining the perception of the body. Here we review the current literature in order to develop a framework for understanding how the vestibular system contributes to body representation. According to recent models, we distinguish between three processes for body representation, and we look at whether vestibular signals might influence each process. These are (i) somatosensation, the primary sensory processing of somatic stimuli, (ii) somatoperception, the processes of constructing percepts and experiences of somatic objects and events and (iii) somatorepresentation, the knowledge about the body as a physical object in the world. Vestibular signals appear to contribute to all three levels in this model of body processing. Thus, the traditional view of the vestibular system as a low-level, dedicated orienting module tends to underestimate the pervasive role of vestibular input in bodily self-awareness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., & Haggard, P. (2016). The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 33(1-2), 67-81. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2016.1168390
2-year Impact Factor: 2.125|2018
Times cited: 4|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Vestibular system / Body representation / Multisensory integration

DocumentFinal report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations2017

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations
Publication year: 2017
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
The sense of self is a sensory construct that remains constant as an organism moves through and explores their environment. One function of the vestibular input might be bridging the self to the world.
Vestibular contribution to egocentric representation.
Egocentric representations describe the external world as experienced from an individual’s location. We aimed to clarify whether and how vestibular inputs contribute to egocentric representation. Participants were asked to judge whether visual stimuli were located to the left or to the right of their body midline. Artificial vestibular stimulation (GVS) was applied to stimulate the vestibular organs. We found that GVS biased body midline perception. Our data suggest that vestibular information contributes to computation of egocentric representations by affecting the internal representation of the body midline.
Vestibular contribution to spatial perception.
Whether a visual stimulus seems near or far away depends partly on its vertical elevation. The vestibular system provides a fundamental signal for the downward direction of gravity. We asked participants to judge the absolute distance of an object presented on a plane at different elevations during GVS. Relative to distance estimates collected with the object at the level of horizon, participants overestimated distances when the object was presented above the level of horizon and the head was tilted upward and underestimated them when the object was presented below the level of horizon. Adding GVS strengthened these biases, showing that online multisensory signals contribute to distance perception.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Document type:
Final report
Keywords:
Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations

Final report - The vestibular body: Vestibular contributions to bodily representations

DocumentUp, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement2017

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169990
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Whether a visual stimulus seems near or far away depends partly on its vertical elevation. Contrasting theories suggest either that perception of distance could vary with elevation, because of memory of previous upwards efforts in climbing to overcome gravity, or because of fear of falling associated with the downwards direction. The vestibular system provides a fundamental signal for the downward direction of gravity, but the relation between this signal and depth perception remains unexplored. Here we report an experiment on vestibular contributions to depth perception, using Virtual Reality. We asked participants to judge the absolute distance of an object presented on a plane at different elevations during brief artificial vestibular inputs. Relative to distance estimates collected with the object at the level of horizon, participants tended to overestimate distances when the object was presented above the level of horizon and the head was tilted upward and underestimate them when the object was presented below the level of horizon. Interestingly, adding artificial vestibular inputs strengthened these distance biases, showing that online multisensory signals, and not only stored information, contribute to such distance illusions. Our results support the gravity theory of depth perception, and show that vestibular signals make an on-line contribution to the perception of effort, and thus of distance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Török, Á.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R., Kokkinara, E., Csépe, V., Swapp, D., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Török, Á., Ferrè, E. R., Kokkinara, E., Csépe, V., Swapp, D., & Haggard, P. (2017). Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement. PLoS one, 12(1), e0169990. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169990
2-year Impact Factor: 2.776|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2019
Times cited: 1|2019-07-10
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Vestibular system / Body awareness

Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement

Up, down, near, far: An online vestibular contribution to distance judgement

DocumentTwo signals for verticality2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Two signals for verticality
Publication year: 2016
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Humans possess an internal model of gravity, which allows the accurate perception of what is up and what is down, or, in other words, what is vertical. The integration of vestibular-gravitational information with other somatic signals is essential for sensing
verticality. Vestibular cues are known to influence verticality representation in visual domain. However, it remains unclear how we perceive verticality for stimuli applied to the skin surface. Theoretically, as bipedal animals, the neuraxis, as well as vestibular signals, might represent a proxy for verticality. To address this question, a psychophysical subjective tactile vertical task has been combined with galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) in healthy participants. Brief left anodal and right cathodal GVS, or right anodal and left cathodal GVS, or sham stimulation were delivered at random while participants judged the orientation of lines drawn on their forehead. Online vestibular signals induced by GVS did not produce misperceptions of tactile verticality. Conversely, asking participant to tilt the head induced a clear bias in verticality judgements toward the neuraxis. This bias was present also for stimuli not aligned with the body midline. Taking together, these results support the idea of two distinct representations of verticality: a vestibular representation, based on the direction of gravity, which is adopted as reference for visual verticality judgements, and a somatosensory representation which is not based on any online vestibular-gravitational signal, nor on the midline. The neuraxis is a critical reference for this representation.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R, Gallagher, M., & Haggard, P. (2016, June). Two signals for verticality. Paper presented at the Barany Society, Seoul, Korea.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

DocumentTwo signals for verticality2016

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-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Two signals for verticality
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/2016/programme_jul_16_amend.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The sense of straight up, or verticality, in the outside world depends on the integration between vestibular-gravitational inputs with visual and somatic signals. However, it remains unclear how verticality is perceived for stimuli applied to the body. To address this question, a psychophysical tactile vertical task has been combined with galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). Brief right-anodal and left-cathodal GVS or left-anodal and right-cathodal GVS were delivered at random to induce a pure vestibular sensation of left/right tilting. A sham stimulation condition was included. Participants judged the orientation of clockwise and counterclockwise lines drawn on their forehead. Surprisingly, pure artificial vestibular signals did not alter tactile verticality. Conversely, verticality was reliably biased towards the neuraxis when participants were asked to physically tilt their head. Such bias was present also for stimuli not aligned with the body midline. Our results support two distinct representations of verticality: a vestibular representation, based on the direction of gravity, which is a reference for visual vertical, and a somatosensory representation, based on the neuroaxis, which is a reference for tactile vertical.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Ferrè, E. R.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, M., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Ferrè, E. R., Gallagher, M., & Haggard, P. (2016). Two signals for verticality. Abstract book of the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting (pp. 37-38). Oxford, UK.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Vestibular system / Multisensory integration / Gravity / Body awareness

Two signals for verticality

Two signals for verticality

DocumentDisentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input2018

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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.
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Title: BIAL Grants
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Location: BF-GMS
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Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
269 - Vestibular updating and the continuity of awareness
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Patrick Haggard, Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Maria Gallagher
Institution(s): Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Haggard, P.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E. R.
Keywords:
Bodily Awareness / Vestibular System / Depersonalisation / Derealisation / Brain Stimulation / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-269.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001094521830128X
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The body midline provides a basic reference for egocentric representation of external space. Clinical observations have suggested that vestibular information underpins egocentric representations. Here we aimed to clarify whether and how vestibular inputs contribute to egocentric representation in healthy volunteers. In a psychophysical task, participants were asked to judge whether visual stimuli were located to the left or to the right of their body midline. Artificial vestibular stimulation was applied to stimulate the vestibular organs. We found that artificial stimulation of the vestibular system biased body midline perception. Importantly, no effect was found on motor effector selection. We also ruled out additional explanations based on allocentric visual representations and on potential indirect effects caused by vestibular-driven movements of the eyes, head and body. Taken together our data suggest that vestibular information contributes to computation of egocentric representations by affecting the internal representation of the body midline.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Abekawa, N.
Secondary author(s):
Ferrè, E., Gallagher, M., Gomi, H., Haggard, P.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Abekawa, N., Ferrè, E., Gallagher, M., Gomi, H., & Haggard, P. (2018). Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input. Cortex, 104, 46-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.04.003
2-year Impact Factor: 4.275|2018
Times cited: 0|2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Vestibular system / Egocentric representation / Multisensory integration