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File402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice2016-03

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-2014-402
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Duration: 2016-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic of the University of Regensburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Meditation / Mindfulness / Skin Conductance / Feedback / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

DocumentSkin conductance feedback meditation: Evaluation of a novel physiology-assisted meditation style2018

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-2014-402
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Duration: 2016-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic of the University of Regensburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Meditation / Mindfulness / Skin Conductance / Feedback / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-402.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Skin conductance feedback meditation: Evaluation of a novel physiology-assisted meditation style
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/489342
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:
Mindfulness meditation (MM) can be regarded as a practice for calming the mind while the focus on their breathing can help meditators maintain a state of mindful presence. We have developed and evaluated an alternative method for reaching conscious states of pure being without the aid of a focus of attention.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Skin conductance feedback was provided in real-time during meditation sessions (SCFM) and the practicability of this novel approach was evaluated. Thirty participants, 15 meditation experts and 15 non-meditators, attended six sessions of meditation in three days. Four SCFM and two ordinary MM sessions were conducted. Each session was evaluated with physiological measures and a feedback questionnaire assessing subjective changes in body-related, emotional, and mental self-perception.
RESULTS:
On average, 78.3% of the participants felt more integrated and connected, 84.2% perceived themselves as more calm and balanced, and 50% felt vitalized after SCFM sessions, while only 5% or less felt more agitated or depressed after the sessions. SCFM was not significantly different from MM. The positive effect of SCFM correlated positively with mindfulness self-ratings.
CONCLUSIONS:
The study demonstrates that SCFM is a viable method for performing a satisfying and consciousness-expanding meditation session.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Baierlein, F., Breitenbach, N.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Hinterberger, T., Baierlein, F., & Breitenbach, N. (2018). Skin conductance feedback meditation: Evaluation of a novel physiology-assisted meditation style. Complementary Medicine Research, 25(5), 313-320. doi: 10.1159/000489342
2-year Impact Factor: 0.805|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2020
Times cited: 0| 2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Biofeedback / Mindfulness / Meditation / Skin conductance

DocumentFinal report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice2018

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-2014-402
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
402 - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Duration: 2016-03
Researcher(s):
Thilo Hinterberger
Institution(s): Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic of the University of Regensburg (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Hinterberger, T.
Keywords:
Meditation / Mindfulness / Skin Conductance / Feedback / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-402.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant_40214.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In ordinary mindfulness meditation (MM) the focus on the breathing should help meditators maintaining a state of mindful presence. A pure state of open monitoring should not have such a focus of attention. In order to bring meditators back to the state of presence in open monitoring an externally triggered reminder would be helpful. Feedback of skin conductance (SC) related to mental distractions with emotional content could serve as such a reminder. We provided SC in real-time during meditation sessions and evaluated the practicability of this novel approach.
Thirty participants, 15 meditators and 15 non-meditators, attended six sessions of meditation in three days. Four sessions were conducted as SC feedback meditation (SCFM) sessions and two sessions as ordinary MM. Each was evaluated with physiological measures and a feedback questionnaire assessing subjective changes in body sensation, emotional condition, and mental state.
The 14 feedback items could be merged into the dimensions expansiveness and contentedness. At average, 68.3% of the participants felt more expanded and over 80% were more contented after SCFM sessions while only 3.3% felt more limited and discontented after the sessions. This result was not significantly different from MM. SCFM sessions were tested to be non-inferior to mindfulness meditations. There were no significant differences in the number of SC reactions between meditators and non-meditators and also not between MM and SCFM.
Despite finding only few significant differences in psychological and physiological measures between MM and SCFM, both methods seem to be comparably good in their effects on meditators with the advantage of SCFM that no focus of attention is required during meditation.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Hinterberger, T.
Secondary author(s):
Tamm, T., Baierlein, F., Lederer-Lug, I., Breitenbach, N.
Document type:
Final report
Reference:
Hinterberger, T., Tamm, T., Baierlein, F., Lederer-Lug, I., & Breitenbach, N. (2018). Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Mindfulness / Meditation / Skin Conductance / Biofeedback

Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice

Final report - Skin Conductance Feedback Meditation (SCFM) - Exploring the role of skin conductance in meditative practice