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File386 - Remote Meditation Support - A Multimodal Distant Intention Experiment2015-052019-01

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-2014-386
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
386 - Remote Meditation Support - A Multimodal Distant Intention Experiment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-gue Jo, Marc Wittmann, Thilo Hinterberger, Wolfgang Ambach
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Freiburg (Germany); Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Distant Intention / Meditation / Remote Helping / DMILS / Parapsychology

DocumentFinal report - Remote meditation support - A multimodal distant intention experiment2017

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-2014-386
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
386 - Remote Meditation Support - A Multimodal Distant Intention Experiment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-gue Jo, Marc Wittmann, Thilo Hinterberger, Wolfgang Ambach
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Freiburg (Germany); Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Distant Intention / Meditation / Remote Helping / DMILS / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-386.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Remote meditation support - A multimodal distant intention experiment
Publication year: 2017
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Distant intention research refers to an experimental paradigm in which a distant interaction between two persons is assessed that precludes conventional communication. In these experiments the intention of one person (agent) is varied systematically while the effect of this variation is assessed in the other person, who is in a remote location.
Aims: Our study aimed at improving effect sizes by participant selection, based on success in a screening test and by the use of experienced meditators.
METHOD
Participants with meditation experience participated in a forced choice test on psi abilities as a screening test. Participants with similar performance were invited as pairs for a distant intention experiment. The task of the receiver (helpee) was to focus her/his attention on a candle and to indicate lapses in attention by pressing a button. The task of the remote agent (helper) was either to assist the helpee in his/her effort or a distraction task. We recorded electrodermal activity and button presses from the helpee as dependent variables.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION
The results of 66 participants in the screening was not significant. In the distant intention experiment with 30 sessions and 38 participants no distant intention effect could be found in the prespecified analyses. The results in the screening test were not correlated with performance in the distant intention experiment. However, we found a large negative correlation between a distant intention performance in EDA variables and the presence of prior lifetime exceptional experiences of the helper. This correlation can hardly be explained without the assumption of a distant interaction.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T., Ambach, W., Kübel , S.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Distant Intention / Remote helping / Meditation / DMILS

Final report - Remote meditation support - A multimodal distant intention experiment

Final report - Remote meditation support - A multimodal distant intention experiment

DocumentRemote meditation support – A multimodal distant intention experiment2019

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-2014-386
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
386 - Remote Meditation Support - A Multimodal Distant Intention Experiment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-gue Jo, Marc Wittmann, Thilo Hinterberger, Wolfgang Ambach
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Freiburg (Germany); Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Distant Intention / Meditation / Remote Helping / DMILS / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-386.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Remote meditation support – A multimodal distant intention experiment
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550830718304099
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND
Distant intention research refers to experiments in which a distant interaction between two persons is assessed that precludes conventional communication. In these experiments the intention of one person is varied systematically while the effect of this variation is assessed in the remote other person.
AIMS
Our study aimed at improving effect sizes by participant selection based on a screening test and by including experienced meditators.
METHOD
66 participants with meditation experience participated in a forced-choice psi-test as a screening test. Participants with similar performance were invited as pairs for a distant intention experiment. The task of the helpee was to focus attention on a candle and to indicate lapses in attention by pressing a button. In a within-subject design the task of the remote helper was either to assist the helpee in this effort or to engage in a distraction task. Electrodermal activity (EDA) and button presses from the helpee served as dependent variables.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION
Participants’ performance in the psi-screening test did not exceed chance expectations. In the distant intention experiment with 30 sessions no distant intention effect could be found in the prespecified analyses. The results in the psi-screening test were not correlated with performance in the main experiment. However, we found a large negative correlation between self-reported exceptional experiences of the helper and two EDA variables, namely skin conductance level and number of non-specific skin conductance responses. This correlation, if replicated, can hardly be explained without the assumption of a distant interaction.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. G., Wittmann, M., Ambach, W., Kübel, S.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Schmidt, S., Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Ambach, W., & Kübel , S. (2019). Remote meditation support – A multimodal distant intention experiment. Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2018.12.002
2-year Impact Factor: 1.037|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Distant intention / Meditation / Ball drawing test / Distant healing

DocumentMeditation experience and mindfulness are associated with reduced self-reported mind-wandering in meditators — A German version of the daydreaming frequency scale2019

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-2014-386
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
386 - Remote Meditation Support - A Multimodal Distant Intention Experiment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Stefan Schmidt, Han-gue Jo, Marc Wittmann, Thilo Hinterberger, Wolfgang Ambach
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Freiburg (Germany); Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
1 Article
Language: eng
Author:
Schmidt, S.
Secondary author(s):
Jo, H. -G., Wittmann, M., Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Distant Intention / Meditation / Remote Helping / DMILS / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-386.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Meditation experience and mindfulness are associated with reduced self-reported mind-wandering in meditators — A German version of the daydreaming frequency scale
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.mdpi.com/2624-8611/1/1/14
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Mind-wandering or daydreaming can be described as spontaneous thoughts that are independent of the task at hand and the current sensory information. Mindfulness, defined as the ability to focus on the present moment with an accepting attitude towards the present experience, is considered to be the opposite of mind-wandering. We aimed at assessing how long-term meditation practice influences mind-wandering in everyday life and to which extent mind-wandering and self-reported aspects of mindfulness are conceptually linked. We first investigated the factorial structure of a German version of the Daydreaming Frequency Scale (DDFS) in a student population. Then we applied this version in meditators to a) investigate the relationship between meditation experience and reported levels of mind-wandering in daily life and b) explore how different facets of mindfulness, assessed with the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI), relate to mind-wandering. Using a correlational design, we show that, among meditators, more meditation practice in years accounts for less self-reported mind-wandering in daily life. There was a negative association between mindfulness (FMI) and mind-wandering (DDFS). Our results provide evidence for clarifying the relationship between, meditation experience, mindfulness and mind-wandering and further validate the use of the FMI as a sensitive tool for assessing a two-factor structure of mindfulness.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-366.06
Author: Linares Gutiérrez, D.
Secondary author(s):
Pfeifer, E., Schmidt, S., Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Linares Gutiérrez, D., Pfeifer, E., Schmidt, S., & Wittmann, M. (2019). Meditation experience and mindfulness are associated with reduced self-reported mind-wandering in meditators — A German version of the daydreaming frequency scale. Psych, 1(1), 193–206. doi: 10.3390/psych1010014
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Daydreaming / Mind-wandering / Mindfulness / Meditation / Parallel analysis / Confirmatory analysis

Meditation experience and mindfulness are associated with reduced self-reported mind-wandering in meditators — A German version of the daydreaming frequency scale

Meditation experience and mindfulness are associated with reduced self-reported mind-wandering in meditators — A German version of the daydreaming frequency scale