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O mistério do tempo | The mystery of time

Einstein escreveu: «A distinção entre o passado, o presente e o futuro não passa de uma obstinada e persistente ilusão.» Atualmente, a compreensão da natureza do tempo constitui-se como um dos mais importantes desafios científicos e filosóficos. Em conjunto com o espaço, o tempo é uma dimensão fundamental da física. A maioria dos organismos possui mecanismos biológicos sintonizados com a passagem do tempo. Também a existência humana é profundamente influenciada pelo seu inexorável progresso. Sob o tema «Mistério do Tempo», o 13.º Simpósio da Fundação BIAL «Aquém e Além do Cérebro» reúne alguns dos mais importantes cientistas e filósofos da atualidade no que se pretende que seja um diálogo interdisciplinar frutuoso em volta dos muitos aspetos relacionados com o tempo: a sua natureza, que continua a ser debatida pelos físicos; os sentimentos subjetivos que a sua passagem evoca nos seres humanos e noutros animais; e as questões fundamentais a que se encontra associado, tal como o complexo problema da causalidade.

Abertura

O Simpósio inaugura na noite do dia 6 de abril com uma comunicação do orador TED Anil Seth (Sussex, Reino Unido), que irá falar do que se sabe atualmente sobre a perceção que os seres humanos, os cérebros e as máquinas têm do tempo, destacando a ideia de que o cérebro é uma «máquina de realizar predições».

Primeira Sessão

A primeira sessão terá lugar na manhã de 7 de abril. Com moderação de Etzel Cardeña (Lund, Suécia), a sessão será dedicada à física do tempo. Orfeu Bertolami (Porto, Portugal), Jimena Canales (Urbana-Champaign, EUA), Daniel Sheehan (San Diego, EUA) e Patricia Cyrus (Orlando, EUA) irão explorar como os físicos concebem o tempo na atualidade e como as suas teorias são moldadas por aquilo que sabemos sobre a perceção do tempo. Questões fundamentais e ainda não resolvidas, tais como a possibilidade de precognição ou a natureza da causalidade, serão abordadas durante estes diálogos, que encerrarão com uma conferência de Bernard Carr (Londres, Reino Unido).

Segunda Sessão

A segunda sessão, que terá lugar na manhã de 8 de abril, destina-se a abordar a biologia do tempo. Moderada por Miguel Castelo-Branco (Coimbra, Portugal), conta com comunicações de Julia Mossbridge (San Diego e Petaluma, EUA), Michael Brecht (Berlim, Alemanha) e Joseph S. Takahashi (Dallas, EUA), que irão explorar o modo como os organismos se adaptaram à passagem do tempo: dos relógios biológicos aos mecanismos da memória, dos «pressentimentos» aos ritmos circadianos, os oradores debruçar-se-ão sobre as muitas formas como os sistemas neuronais respondem ao tempo na ausência de sistemas recetores específicos dedicados à sua perceção. A manhã termina com uma conferência de Wolf Singer (Frankfurt, Alemanha), que irá apresentar uma visão global sobre os tipos de mecanismos que evoluíram para permitir aos organismos vivos “interpretar” o tempo.

Terceira Sessão

A terceira sessão, na manhã de 9 de abril, focar-se-á na experiência do tempo. Caroline Watt (Edimburgo, Reino Unido) será a moderadora das comunicações de Dean Buonomano (Los Angeles, EUA), Chris Roe (Northampton, UK) e Jennifer Coull (Marselha, França), que irão abordar em que consiste sentir a passagem do tempo, o modo como os cérebros e os corpos influenciam a nossa perceção do mesmo e como os eventos futuros nos podem afetar. A terminar a manhã haverá uma conferência de Marc Wittmann (Friburgo, Alemanha), dedicada às ligações entre o Eu e o tempo.

Não haverá tempo livre durante o simpósio, pois as tardes serão preenchidas por diversas atividades: apresentações orais de posters pelos investigadores apoiados pela Fundação BIAL (tarde de 7 de abril, com moderação de Mário Simões); quatro workshops paralelos dedicados a (1) física e metafísica do tempo, (2) precognição e experiências anómalas, (3) experiência do tempo em estados alterados da consciência e (4) perceção e memória do tempo pela memória (tarde de 8 de abril); e, a encerrar, uma conversa sobre o tempo, com Jimena Canales (Urbana-Champaign, EUA), Dean Buonomano (Los Angeles, EUA), Wolf Singer (Frankfurt, Alemanha) e Joseph S. Takahashi (Dallas, EUA), moderada pela jornalista de ciência Teresa Firmino, na tarde de 9 de abril.

13º Simpósio “Aquém e Além do Cérebro”
Reveja a conversa sobre o tempo



Com o seu 13.º Simpósio, a Fundação BIAL pretende envolver os oradores e o público numa reflexão aprofundada e interdisciplinar sobre um dos aspetos mais enigmáticos da existência: a dimensão elusiva e inexorável do tempo, cuja verdadeira natureza ainda está longe de ser compreendida.

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Comissão Organizadora, Participantes, Programa & Inscrições

Comissão Organizadora

President
Axel Cleeremans
Bruxelas
Etzel Cardeña
Lund
Miguel Castelo-Branco
Coimbra
Rui Costa
Nova Iorque e Lisboa
Rainer Goebel
Maastricht
Stefan Schmidt
Friburgo
Caroline Watt
Edimburgo

Participantes

Orfeu Bertolami
Porto
Michael Brecht
Berlim
Dean Buonomano
Los Angeles
Jimena Canales
Urbana-Champaign
Etzel Cardeña
Lund
Bernard Carr
Londres
Miguel Castelo-Branco
Coimbra
Axel Cleeremans
Bruxelas
Rui Costa
Nova Iorque e Lisboa
Jennifer Coull
Marselha
Patricia Cyrus
Orlando
Teresa Firmino
Lisboa
Rainer Goebel
Maastricht
Julia Mossbridge
San Diego and Petaluma
Chris Roe
Northampton
Stefan Schmidt
Friburgo
Anil Seth
Sussex
Daniel Sheehan
San Diego
Mário Simões
Lisboa
Wolf Singer
Frankfurt
Joseph S. Takahashi
Dallas
Caroline Watt
Edimburgo
Marc Wittmann
Friburgo

6 de abril
20:00 - 21:15
Entrega de documentação
21:15 - 22:00
Sessão de Abertura e Tributo a Fernando Lopes da Silva 
22:00 - 22:45
Conferência Inaugural

Chairman | Axel Cleeremans

Research Director, Consciousness, Cognition & Computation Group, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Scientific interests: consciousness and implicit learning, models of conscious and unconscious cognition, neural network of cognitive processes.

The perception of time in humans, brains and machines

Anil Seth

Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex, and Founding Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, UK. Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness. Editor-in-Chief of the Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press) and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow. Scientific interests: the understanding of the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together research across neuroscience, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry.

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Abstract

We have eyes to see, ears to hear, and noses to smell - but how do we perceive the flow of time? I will explore the perception of time from the perspective of the brain as a “prediction machine”, presenting a series of studies from our laboratory that have been led by Warrick Roseboom. In our view, brains do not mark off time by the ticking of an ‘internal clock’. Our perception of time is instead generated by brain mechanisms involved in perception of things other than time itself. I will illustrate this view with a combination of experiments, computational models, and brain imaging data - setting these studies in the broader context of predictive perception and the Bayesian brain. We will see how to build machines that perceive time in a human-like way, and how time itself is not just one thing but many things.

7 de abril
1st session - The arrow of time
09:00 - 09:15
Abertura

Moderator - Etzel Cardeña

Thorsen Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP), Department of Psychology, Lund University, Sweden. Scientific interests: the psychology of anomalous experiences/non-ordinary mental expressions, including parapsychological phenomena; neurophenomenology of hypnosis, meditation and dissociation; stream of consciousness.

09:15 - 09:45
Time, the hidden dimension

Orfeu Bertolami

Professor of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal. Scientific interests: astroparticle physics, cosmology, classical and quantum gravity, applied and fundamental physics in space, earth system physics.

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Abstract

In contemporary physics space and time are intertwined entities so that kinematic and dynamical quantities can be expressed in the four-dimensional space-time. This formulation seems to contradict our every-day experience and perception, according to which space and time are distinct entities. In our lecture, we shall discuss these contradictory views and analyse the fundamental property of time, namely that it evolves from the past to the present, from the present to the future.

09:50 - 10:20
The trouble with Einstein’s time

Jimena Canales

Writer and Professor at the Graduate College, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Author of “A Tenth of a Second” and “The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time”. Scientific interests: history of science.

Abstract

Debates about time have left “a hole at the heart of physics” (Scientific American, Sept 2002) from which the discipline has yet to recover. The main problem is usually traced to Einstein’s theory of relativity, to the notion of a “block universe,” and to his famous claim that “the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” While some scientists have tried to incorporate elements of our experience of time into our explanations of the universe, others continue to claim that our sense of time is simply illusory. Can these debates be solved by science alone or are they inescapably philosophical, historical and cultural? My talk will explore the origins of this persistent quandary by focusing on the relation of physics to philosophy, history and the humanities.

10:25 - 10:55
Retrocausation and precognition: Taking time seriously

Daniel Sheehan

Professor of Physics, University of San Diego, USA. Scientific interests: plasma physics, the foundations of thermodynamics, energy technology, nanotechnology, consciousness, and the physics of time and retrocausation.


Patricia Cyrus

Siemens Energy, Orlando, USA. Has participated in multiple experimental studies over the last 20 years in the field of remote viewing (RV), often collaborating with Dale Graff, most recently in demonstrations of precognitive RV.

Abstract

The fundamental equations of physics are time-symmetric, that is, they equally admit time-forward (retarded) and time-reversed (advanced) solutions. Our personal experience of time and its unfolding in natural processes, however, suggest a unidirectional `arrow of time.’ This unidirectionality is usually attributed to the second law of thermodynamics, although other processes are probably at play also. The best documented potential exceptions to time’s unidirectionality is human precognition (e.g., presentiment and premonition) in which information about the future is acquired in the present. In this talk, we will attempt to explain precognition via retrocausation within the current paradigm of physics, starting from the following three assumptions: a) fundamental physical process are time symmetric such that both retarded and advanced potentials are present; b) the second law of thermodynamics operates in both temporal directions (if (a) is true, then (b) should follow); and c) individual conscious experiences have unique quantum correlates (e.g., wavefunctions). While these premises may appear controversial, in fact, they honor physical theory as it formally appears in its equations, taking them more seriously than is typical of the scientific community. Our analysis indicates it may be possible to construct non-sentient devices that demonstrate precognitive effects, thereby opening the phenomenon to more systematic study.

11:00 - 11:30
Café, sessão de posters e contactos
11:30 - 12:15
Conferência "The many-faceted enigma of time: A physicist’s perspective"

Bernard Carr

Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. For his PhD he studied the first second of the Universe, working under Stephen Hawking. Former President of the Society for Psychical Research and current President of the Scientific and Medical Network. Scientific interests: cosmology and astrophysics - early universe, dark matter, black holes and the anthropic principle; the role of consciousness in physics - he is developing a new psycho-physical paradigm, linking matter and mind, which accommodates both normal and anomalous mental experiences.

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Abstract

The problem of time involves an overlap between physics, philosophy, psychology and neuroscience. My talk will discuss the role of time in physics but also emphasize that physics may need to expand to address issues usually regarded as being in the other domains. I will first review the mainstream physics view of time, as it arises in Newtonian theory, relativity theory and quantum theory. I will then discuss the various arrows of time, the most fundamental of which is the passage of time associated with consciousness. I will argue that this goes beyond both relativity theory and quantum theory, so that one needs some new physical paradigm to accommodate it. A new paradigm is required anyway to describe quantum gravity and this may elucidate the nature of both time and consciousness.

12:30 - 13:00
Discussão
13:00-14:30
Almoço
14:30 - 15:30
Apresentações orais posters - Investigadores apoiados

Moderator | Mário Simões

Retired Professor of Psychiatry and Consciousness Sciences and Director of LIMMIT - Laboratory of interaction Mind-Matter with Therapeutic Intention, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, Portugal. Scientific interests: psychology and psychophysiology of altered states of consciousness, ethnomedicine, human exceptional experiences and psychology and spirituality.

15:30 - 16:00
Café, sessão de posters e contactos
16:00 - 17:00
Apresentações orais posters - Investigadores apoiados (cont.)

8 de abril
2nd session - The biology of time
09:00 - 09:15
Abertura

Moderador | Miguel Castelo-Branco

Professor of Biostatistics and Visual Sciences and Director of CIBIT at ICNAS, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Scientific interests: sensory and perceptual neuroscience, and neurobiology of decision-making, social cognition and reward in health and disease.

09:15 - 09:45
Predictive anticipatory activity: How do biological systems pre-spond to future events?

Julia Mossbridge

Affiliate Professor, Department of Physics and Biophysics, University of San Diego, CA, and Fellow, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, USA. 2014 recipient of the Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award from the Parapsychology Association. Scientific interests: the relationship between psychological and physical time, unconscious access to future events, training people to improve their future orientation.

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Abstract

Physical systems are generally time symmetric and retrocausal effects have been demonstrated in quantum systems. However, we normally assume that at least for biological and psychological systems, events in what we call the future cannot produce influences in what we call the past. This assumption seems ripe for questioning, given data showing the biological systems - so far, humans and birds - seem to pre-spond reliably to events produced by random number generators. This talk will be nearly evenly divided between an overview of the evidence and a discussion of potential mechanisms.

09:50 - 10:20
Kinship: Life time memories

Michael Brecht

Professor of Systems Neuroscience, Humboldt University Berlin. Coordinator of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany. Scientific interests: memory formation, social touch, social neuroscience and biological approaches to brain function.

Abstract

According to Hamilton’s inclusive fitness hypothesis, kinship is an organizing principle of social behavior. There is abundant behavioral evidence supporting this hypothesis, including the ability to recognize kin and the adjustment of behavior based on kin preference with respect to altruism, attachment and care for offspring in insect societies. Despite the fundamental importance of kinship behavior, the underlying neural mechanisms are poorly understood. We repeated behavioral experiments originally performed by Hepper on behavioral preference of rats for their kin. Consistent with Hepper’s work, we find a developmental time course for kinship behavior, where rats prefer interactions with their siblings at young ages and express non-sibling preferences at older ages. In probing the brain areas responsible for this behavior, we find that aspiration lesions of the lateral septum but not control lesions of cingulate cortices eliminate the behavioral preference in young animals for their siblings and in older rats for non-siblings. We then presented awake and anaesthetized rats with odors and calls of age- and status-matched kin (siblings and mothers) and non-kin (non-siblings and non-mothers) conspecifics, while performing in vivo juxta-cellular and whole-cell patch-clamp recordings in the lateral septum. We find multisensory (olfactory and auditory) neuronal responses, whereby neurons typically responded preferentially but not exclusively to individual social stimuli. Non-kin-odor responsive neurons were found dorsally, while kin-odor responsive neurons were located in ventrally in the lateral septum. To our knowledge such an ordered representation of response preferences according to kinship has not been previously observed and we refer this organization as nepotopy. Nepotopy could be instrumental in reading out kinship from broadly tuned responses and in the generation of differential behavior according to kinship. Thus, our results are consistent with a role of the lateral septum in organizing mammalian kinship behavior.

10:25 - 10:55
Circadian clocks and their impact on metabolism, aging and longevity

Joseph S. Takahashi

Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA. Scientific interests: genetics and molecular neuroscience of circadian clocks in mammals, genetic basis of behaviour, healthy aging and longevity.

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Abstract

Genetic analysis of circadian behavior in mice has revealed that the molecular basis of circadian clocks involves an autoregulatory transcriptional network that oscillates with a 24-hour periodicity. In mammals, the discovery of “clock genes” led to the realization that circadian clocks are cell autonomous and are expressed in the majority of cells and tissues in the body. The master circadian pacemaker located in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus sits at the top of a hierarchy of oscillators in the body, but peripheral oscillators can and do respond to more proximal signals such as nutrients and metabolites. Thus, the “circadian system” in mammals is a multi-oscillatory hierarchy. The lecture will discuss recent discoveries on the neuronal network in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. In addition to controlling the timing of behavior and physiology, the clock gene network interacts directly with many other pathways in the cell. These include metabolism, immune function, cardiovascular function and cell growth to name a few. With respect to metabolism, the timing of nutrient consumption is critical, and we and others have shown that restricting the timing of feeding has many health benefits. The lecture will also discuss the role of time-restricted feeding as a critical factor for aging, health span and longevity.

11:00 - 11:30
Café, sessão de posters e contactos
11:30 - 12:15
Conferência "Time as construct and implicit coding space. A neurobiological perspective"

Wolf Singer

Professor, studied Medicine in Munich and Paris, obtained his MD and PhD in Munich. Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany. Founding Director both of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience (ESI) and Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Forum. Scientific interests: the neuronal substrate of higher cognitive functions.

Abstract

Curiously, organisms lack specialized receptor systems for the perception of the fundamental dimensions in which they evolve, for space and time. These categories, considered by many as constitutive properties of reality, are constructs generated by cognitive processes in the brain. These constructs are inferred from the evaluation of spatial relations among objects in case of space and of temporal relations among events in the case of time. The evaluation of temporal relations is of immense importance for organisms as it allows them to derive predictions for future conditions by discovering statistical contingencies in the outer world and causal dependencies. Similarly important is the ability to measure the duration of elapsing time in order to structure behavior. This in turn does require parsing of the continuous flow of time into units amenable to some counting process. The first part of the presentation will be devoted to neuronal mechanisms underlying the detection, encoding and storage of relations. It is suggested, that ultimately all relations - spatial, temporal and semantic - have to be encoded in the brain as temporal relations. The second part will focus on mechanisms allowing for the parsing of time. The emphasis will be on the crucial role that oscillations play in providing the time frame for the definition of relations, for the coordination of distributed processes in the brain and for the organization of complex behavior. Finally, and this part is bound to remain speculative at the present stage of knowledge, the apparent paradox will be discussed that the perception of elapsed and remembered time is strongly dependent on context while the reproduction of temporally structured sequences can be extremely precise.

12:30 - 13:00
Discussão
13:00-14:30
Almoço
14:30 - 15:30
Parallel Workshops (W)

W1 - The physics and metaphysics of time | Room Auditorium (there will be simultaneous translation)

Moderator | Axel Cleeremans

Research Director, Consciousness, Cognition & Computation Group, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Scientific interests: consciousness and implicit learning, models of conscious and unconscious cognition, neural network of cognitive processes.

Invited presenters | Orfeu Bertolami, Bernard Carr, Daniel Sheehan & Patricia Cyrus

Abstract

How should we think about time? Does contemporary physics provide the correct conceptual framework to understand this fundamental dimension of our existence? Or should we reinvent physics to account for our experience of time? Exploring the boundaries of our knowledge about this most elusive phenomenon, this workshop will provide an opportunity for the audience to take part in the discussion with four prominent scientists who have approached the physics and metaphysics of time from different directions. 

W2 - Precognition and anomalous experiences | Room Conferências (without translation)


Moderator | Miguel Castelo-Branco

Professor of Biostatistics and Visual Sciences and Director of CIBIT at ICNAS, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Scientific interests: sensory and perceptual neuroscience, and neurobiology of decision-making, social cognition and reward in health and disease.

Invited presenter | Julia Mossbridge

Abstract

Controlled precognition is a subset of remote viewing in which the target is known by no one until after the viewing session is complete. Therefore, it is precognitive (knowing information ahead of time that cannot be deduced by existing facts) and controlled (the information is not available to anyone else and therefore cannot be unconsciously communicated). In this workshop, you will learn how to practice controlled precognition. You will be led through 3-5 exercises to help start off your new practice or enhance your existing practice, learn how to use random number generators to select targets after their controlled precognition session has completed, and discover how to strengthen the relationship between the unconscious and conscious minds.

W3 - The experience of time in altered states of consciousness | Room Medicoteca (without translation)


Moderators | Etzel Cardeña & Marc Wittmann


Moderator | Etzel Cardeña

Thorsen Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP), Department of Psychology, Lund University, Sweden. Scientific interests: the psychology of anomalous experiences/non-ordinary mental expressions, including parapsychological phenomena; neurophenomenology of hypnosis, meditation and dissociation; stream of consciousness.

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Moderator | Marc Wittmann

Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany. Scientific interests: the perception of time in everyday fluctuations of consciousness as well as during altered states of consciousness such as induced through meditation, ganzfeld, floating tank and hallucinogens; neurophysiological and psychological explorations of how subjective time is related to cognition, emotion and body states.

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Invited presenters | Etzel Cardeña, Damisela Linares Gutiérrez & Marc Wittmann

W4 - Perception and memory of time | Room Braga (without translation)


Moderator | Rui Costa

Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Columbia University, and Director and CEO of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, New York, USA. Investigator at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Neuroscience Programme, Lisbon, Portugal. Scientific interests: molecular, cellular and systems mechanisms of action generation, sequence and skill learning, goal-directed actions versus habits, across-level approach to study cognitive and sensorimotor disorders (PD, OCD, and autism).


Moderator | Rainer Goebel

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Founding director of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC). Scientific interests: neuronal representations in the brain and how they are processed to enable specific perceptual and cognitive functions, neural correlates of visual awareness, clinical applications in brain computer interfaces (BCIs) and neurofeedback studies.

Invited presenter | Dean Buonomano

Abstract

Humans are capable of telling time over a wide range of scales, ranging from a few milliseconds to days and beyond. In this workshop we will provide demonstrations of how scientists estimate the precision of the brain’s clocks, and examples of temporal illusions. Demonstrations will include: 1) estimating the interval discrimination threshold, that is, how precise the brain’s clocks are; 2) illusions of time estimation; and 3) examples of how the interaction between language and the representation of time.

17:00 - 18:00
Get-together Cheese & Wine

April 9th
3rd session - The experience of time
09:00 - 09:15
Abertura

Moderator | Rainer Goebel

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Founding director of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC). Scientific interests: neuronal representations in the brain and how they are processed to enable specific perceptual and cognitive functions, neural correlates of visual awareness, clinical applications in brain computer interfaces (BCls) and neurofeedback studies.

09:15 - 09:45
The brain is a time machine: The neuroscience of time

Dean Buonomano

Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Author of “Your Brain is a Time Machine”. Scientific interests: neural basis of timing, neurocomputation, neural dynamics, and learning and memory.

Abstract

Time lies at the center of a perfect storm of unsolved scientific mysteries: consciousness, free will, relativity, and quantum gravity. The problem of time is particularly fundamental in neuroscience because the brain is in a sense a time machine: it tells time, attempts to predict the future, allows us to engage in mental time travel, and creates the subjective conscious feeling of temporal flow - an experience seemingly at odds with an interpretation of the laws of physics. Because of the fundamental importance of time, the brain can tell time across a broad temporal range: from milliseconds to days. But in contrast to the clocks on our wrists, which rely on the same mechanisms to tell time across this scale, the brain uses different mechanisms to tell time across scales. My talk will describe how the brain tells time and explore the interaction between the neuroscience and physics of time.

09:50 - 10:20
Remembering the future: Facilitating the recall of future events

Chris Roe

Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Centre for Psychology & Sociology, University of Northampton, UK. Past-President of the Society for Psychical Research and Parapsychological Association, and past chair of the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section. Scientific interests: understanding the nature of anomalous experiences, including experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors.

Abstract

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the White Queen advises Alice to practice believing in impossible things. In a landmark 2011 paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Daryl Bem, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Cornell University, reported 9 tests of precognition including two tests of the White Queen’s claim that the future can be “remembered”. These studies examined whether rehearsing a set of words makes them easier to recall - even if the rehearsal takes place after the recall test is administered. The paper reported results supporting the hypothesis of precognition – that performance on a current experimental task was seemingly influenced by experience of a future task. This presentation will discuss Bem’s landmark studies, including critical reactions to his work, subsequent systematic replication efforts, and the impact of this area of research on our understanding of anomalous experiences.

10:25 - 10:55
Visualising time in the brain: Perceiving the present and predicting the future

Jennifer Coull

Senior CNRS Research Scientist, Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France. Scientific interests: functional neuroimaging & psychopharmacology of timing (temporal expectations and duration judgements), development of the “sense” of time in childhood, timing in schizophrenia, functional neuroimaging & psychopharmacology of attention and arousal.

Abstract

The perception that time is elapsing depends upon memory as well as incoming sensory evidence. As JJ Gibson eloquently observed “time is a ghost of the events of the world”. Put more prosaically, this means we can simply conceive of time as a mental construct. So if time is a mental construct, we should try and identify where it is represented in the brain. Functional neuroimaging techniques have consistently identified a network of regions, including Supplementary Motor Area, basal ganglia, and prefrontal cortex, that are activated when participants make judgements about the duration of currently unfolding events. In parallel, left parietal cortex and cerebellum are activated when participants predict when future events are likely to occur. But why should time be represented in regions of the brain that have more traditionally been implicated in motor function? One possibility is that we learn about time through action. In other words, action could provide the functional scaffolding for learning about time in childhood, explaining why it has come to be represented in motor circuits of the adult brain.

11:00 - 11:30
Café, sessão de posters e contactos
11:30 - 12:15
Keynote lecture “How we experience the passage of time: The body, feelings, and the self”

Marc Wittmann

Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany. Scientific interests: the perception of time in everyday fluctuations of consciousness as well as during altered states of consciousness such as induced through meditation, ganzfeld, floating tank and hallucinogens; neurophysiological and psychological explorations of how subjective time is related to cognition, emotion and body states.

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We are aware of the passage of time and we perceive the duration of events. The neural basis for the processing of time, however, is still debated. Based on recent conceptual and empirical findings a framework is presented suggesting that physiological changes of the body, the basis of our feeling states, form an internal signal to encode the duration of external events. Neuroimaging studies have shown how increasing neural activity in the posterior insular cortex is related to the processing of temporal intervals in the multiple-seconds range. Given the close connection between the insula and ascending body signals, it is possible that the accumulation of physiological changes over time constitutes our experience of duration. On a basic level, the bodily self, as created by the continuous input from the body, is the functional anchor of phenomenal self-awareness – and of subjective time. The entanglement of self-reflective consciousness, emotion and body awareness with the experience of time is prominently disclosed in the variations of everyday states of consciousness such as in experiences of flow and of boredom. The experience of time and of the self is more strongly modulated in altered states of consciousness (ASC) induced with different psychological or psychopharmacological induction techniques, but also as felt in certain neurological and psychiatric conditions. In meditative states, as experience in the floating tank, or under the influence of psychedelic drugs a peak experience can occur which later is described as culminating in the oceanic feeling of ‘selflessness’ and ‘timelessness’. Related to psychopathological conditions, many individuals with depression, anxiety, and drug dependence show a hyper-awareness of the self and of time. The core features of ASC are thus antithetical to these psychiatric symptoms. Research is accumulating on positive effects of meditation, floating tank exposure, and the medically controlled use of psychedelic substances on psychopathological symptoms. In my talk, the body of work on the intricate relationship between the bodily self and subjective time will be discussed. Research on subjective time will eventually resolve the still open question of how time consciousness is related to the physiology of the body and brain. My conceptualization allows for an understanding of everyday time experience as well as of peak experiences in ASC. It may even help elucidate the mechanisms of successful treatment of psychiatric patients as witnessed over recent years.

12:30 - 13:00
Discussão
13:00-14:30
Almoço
14:30 - 16:30
A conversation about time

Moderator | Teresa Firmino

Graduated in Social Communication, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. Science journalist at the Portuguese newspaper “Público”, since 1992. In 2008/2009, she has studied science journalism with a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Since 2012, she has been the science editor of “Público”. She published three books of scientific dissemination. In 2008 she was awarded an honorary mention for “Scientific Journalism” by the Ilídio Pinho Foundation. In 2012, she received the “Journalism Award” of the Portuguese League Against Cancer and in 2017 the “Ciência Viva Montepio Media Award”.

Participants: Dean Buonomano, Jimena Canales, Wolf Singer, Joseph S. Takahashi

Informações diversas

A tradução simultânea será assegurada em inglês/português e português/inglês, excluindo os workshops.

Inscrições e informações no Secretariado

Fundação BIAL

À Avenida da Siderurgia Nacional
4745-457 Coronado (S. Romão e S. Mamede)
Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 986 6150
fundacao@bial.com

Local de realização do Simpósio

Casa do Médico

Rua Delfim Maia, 405
4200-256 Porto
Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 507 0100

Espaços da Casa do Médico - Mapa das salas onde decorrem as sessões e os workshops.

Onde almoçar - Várias opções perto da Casa do Médico.

 

Hotéis



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Rua do Campo Alegre, 156/172
4150-169 Porto, Portugal
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Fax.: +351 226 063 339
E-mail: hfipanemaporto@hfhotels.com

Efetuar reserva diretamente com o Hotel,
indicando a Fundação Bial e o Simpósio.
Tel: +351 22 619 4100
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Rua Gonçalo Sampaio, 282
4150 - 365 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 226 071 800
Fax.: +351 226 071 810
E-mail: hffenixporto@hfhotels.com

Transferes/Metro

Será providenciado transporte de autocarro dos hotéis oficiais do Simpósio para a Casa do Médico, e vice-versa.

Horário Transfer HF Ipanema Porto 

Horário Transfer HF Fenix Porto 

Acesso de Metro - Do Hotel Ipanema Porto/Fénix Porto para a Casa do Médico.

Inscrição online

O Simpósio será um evento híbrido, organizado de forma presencial e virtual.

Inscrições disponíveis aqui.

Preço das inscrições

Presencial

€200
€80 - para estudantes universitários até aos 25 anos e estudantes de doutoramento (anexar, por favor, fotocópia do cartão de estudante
e/ou declaração da universidade/orientador).

Estes valores incluem o acesso a todas as sessões do Simpósio, coffee breaks e certificado de participação. Não inclui refeições. Haverá tradução simultânea de inglês para português e vice-versa, com exclusão dos workshops. Inscrições limitadas.

Virtual

€100 
€50  -para estudantes universitários até aos 25 anos e estudantes de doutoramento (anexar, por favor, fotocópia do cartão de estudante
e/ou declaração da universidade/orientador).

Estes valores incluem certificado de participação, a pedido. Não incluem acesso às sessões de posters durante os coffee breaks, nem aos workshops paralelos. Haverá tradução simultânea de inglês para português e vice-versa.

Publicações, Projetos & Formulário de Avaliação

Publicações revistas por pares – Apoios à Investigação Científica   

A Fundação BIAL apoiou, desde 1994 até à data, o desenvolvimento de 775 projetos de investigação científica. Dos projetos apoiados resultaram até agora 1606 artigos em revistas indexadas, dos quais 1361 em revistas com um fator de impacto médio de 4.016 e 282 em revistas com um fator de impacto superior a 5. Em março de 2022 foi contabilizado um número substancial de citações (35.146), sendo que 493 publicações foram citadas mais de 20 vezes.

A listagem com as referências das publicações peer-reviewed que resultaram dos vários projetos apoiados pode ser encontrada aqui. As publicações podem ainda ser pesquisadas na base de dados da Fundação BIAL, que agrega e disponibiliza, ao público em geral, informação sobre os projetos e a sua produção científica.

  Posters com resultados finais apresentados pelos investigadores apoiados pela Fundação BIAL e/ou disponíveis em www.fundacaobial.com

2014

85/14 – “The clinical gut: Examining the cognitive processes and neural underpinnings of judgments, feelings of rightness and its impact on information seeking” - only abstract available

Researchers: Ana Sofia Bilreiro Jacinto Braga, Anne Krendl, Cara Charissa Lewis, Cilia Witteman, Elizabeth Collins, João Braga

Institution: Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social (CIS-IUL), ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal); Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences - Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

Duration: 2015/05 – 2021/02

Abstract

178/14 – “A study of the relationship between mindfulness, distraction and brain stimulation” - only abstract available

Researchers: Fabrice Parmentier, Javier Garcia-Campayo, Margalida Gili-Planas, Mauro García-Toro, Pilar Andrés

Institution: University of the Balearic Islands, Palma (Spain); Hospital Universitario Miguelñ Servet, Zaragoza (Spain)

Duration: 2015/06 – 2019/07

Abstract

207/14 – “The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing”

Researchers: João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos

Institution: Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)

Duration: 2015/10 – 2019/11

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

211/14 – “Mind to mind: Brain dynamics of distant focused intention for consciousness expansion”

Researchers: Anabela Ventura Carraça, Carlos Miguel Loureiro Siopa, Hugo A. Ferreira, Carlos Moreira

Institution: LIMMIT - Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)

Duration: 2015/04 – 2019/04

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

242/14 – “The role of affective dimensions in the perception of facial expressions of emotion: Neuropsychophysiological, developmental, and neuroimaging examination of an affective predictive coding framework”

Researchers: Fernando Ricardo Ferreira Santos, Eva Inês Costa Martins, Francisco Sá Ferreira Loureiro Pipa, Manuel Fernando Santos Barbosa, Michelle de Haan, Pedro Manuel Rocha Almeida, Tiago de Oliveira Paiva, Torsten Baldeweg

Institution: Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal)

Duration: 2015/10 – 2021/03

Abstract 

251/14 – “Signal or noise? Using a psychophysical approach to investigate the effects of attention and neurofeedback training on electrocortical predictive anticipatory activity (PAA) to true random stimuli”

Researchers: Michael Franklin, Jonathn Schooler, Stephen Baumgart

Institution: Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara (USA)

Estimated duration: 2015/04 – 2019/07

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

268/14 – “EEG localization and individual variability in response to emotional stimuli” - only abstract available

Researchers: William E. Bunney, Blynn G. Bunney, James Fallon, Joseph C. Wu, Julie Patterson, Richard Alan Stein

Institution: The Regents of the University of California, Irvine (USA)

Duration: 2017/03 – 2021/05

Abstract

299/14 – “Neurofeedback-based adaptive audiovisual tutorial for enhancing multi-modal learning” - only abstract available

Researchers: Rainer Wilhelm Goebel, Gal Raz, Talma Hendler, Rick van Hoof

Institutions: Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre, Maastricht University (The Netherlands); The Medical Research Infrastructure and health services fund at the Tel Aviv Medical center (Israel)

Estimated duration: 2015/12 – 2020/01

Abstract

304/14 – “The impact of music training on reading and mathematical abilities of normal and reading disabled children: a behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal study”

Researchers: Maria de São Luís Vasconcelos da Fonseca e Castro Schöner, Christian Gaser, Daniela da Costa Coimbra, Marta Sofia Pinto Martins

Institutions: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at University of Porto, FPCEUP / Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal); Structural Brain Mapping Group/ Department of Psychiatry - Jena University Hospital (Germany)

Duration: 2015/10 – 2019/09

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

339/14 – “Neural mechanisms of social cognition in zebrafish” - only abstract available

Researcher: Ana Rita Silva Martins Nunes - only abstract available

Institution: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras (Portugal)

Duration: 2015/05 – 2019/11

Abstract  

376/14 – “Lateralisation of cognitive functions in the brain: Typical vs. atypical patterns” - only abstract available

Researcher: Deborah J Serrien

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Nottingham (UK)

Duration: 2015/10 – 2018/11

Abstract

427/14 – “Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function”

Researchers: Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto

Institution: Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Duration: 2015/09 – 2019/10

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

442/14 – “Neurochemical substrates of neurofeedback” - only abstract available

Researchers: Tomas Ros, Nathalie Ginovart

Institution: Interfacultary Center for Neuroscience, University of Geneva (Switzerland); Division of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospitals Geneva (Switzerland)

Duration: 2016/04 – 2020/09

Abstract

528/14 – “Psi performance in attenuated electromagnetic fields” - only abstract available

Researchers: Michelle Fauver, Glenn Hartelius, Richard Knowles

Institution: California Institute of Integral Studies, Embodied Consciousness Research Group, San Francisco (USA)

Estimated duration: 2015/01 – 2018/07

Abstract

2016

30/16 - “Exploring the neural basis of motivation”

Researchers: Ana João Rodrigues, Nivaldo Vasconcelos, Carina Cunha, Bárbara Coimbra, Laura Silva, Patrícia Monteiro, Sónia Borges, Pedro Morgado

Institution: Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)

Duration: 2017/01 – 2020/03

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

32/16 – “Neural mechanisms of dream recall: Electrophysiological differences between young and older adults” - only abstract available

Researchers: Serena Scarpelli, Luigi De Gennaro, Anastasia Mangiaruga, Chiara Bartolacci

Institution: Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)

Duration: 2017/04 – 2019/09

Abstract

39/16 – “Considering voice hearing by psychic practitioners: A qualitative pluralistic investigation of mental health and well-being” - only abstract available

Researcher: Craig Murray

Institution: Division of Health Research, Lancaster University (UK)

Duration: 2017/05 – 2020/06

Abstract

44/16 – “Inducing and measuring plasticity in response control mechanisms in the human brain”

Researchers: Alejandra Sel de Felipe, Matthew Rushworth

Institution: Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (UK)

Duration: 2017/10 – 2021/09

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

51/16 – “Cognitive plasticity: Modulation and monitoring through a neurophysiological approach” - only abstract available

Researchers: Carlo Miniussi, Romina Esposito

Institution: Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC, University of Trento, Rovereto (Italy)

Duration: 2017/03 – 2020/03

Abstract

58/16 – “Psi, nonlocality and entangled photons” - only abstract available

Researchers: Dean Radin, Peter Bancel, Arnaud Delorme

Institution: Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA); Institute Metapsychique Internationale, Paris (France)

Duration: 2019/09 – 2021/11

Abstract

62/16 – “Imagination and reactance in a psi task using the imagery cultivation model and a fuzzy set encoded target pool” - only abstract available

Researcher: Lance Storm

Institution: Brain and Cognition Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Duration: 2017/11 – 2019/04

Abstract

66/16 – “Mindfulness meditation shapes synchronization of brain networks for effective perceptual decision making”

Researcher: Laura Marzetti

Institution: Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)

Duration: 2017/09 – 2019/09

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

69/16 – “Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies”

Researchers: Mário Simões, Sofia Machado Ferreira, Ana Paula Farinha

Institution: Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention – LIMMIT, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa (Portugal)

Duration: 2018/05 – 2020/11

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

70/16 – “Understanding atypical metacognition and time perception in high hypnotic suggestibility”

Researcher: Devin Terhune

Institution: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/11 – 2018/12

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

72/16 – “A physiological examination of full-trance channeling”

Researchers: Helané Wahbeh, Arnaud Delorme

Institution: Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)

Duration: 2017/09 – 2019/03

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

75/16 – “The painful awareness of death: Influence of thoughts of death on behavioural and cerebral activity associated with painful nociceptive stimuli” - only abstract available

Researchers: Elia Valentini, Istvan Gyimes

Institution: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Health, University of Essex, Colchester (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/10 – 2020/09

Abstract

88/16 – “The interoceptive self: Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation as a new tool to investigate heart-brain interactions”

Researchers: Ruben Azevedo, Emmanouil Tsakiris, Valerio Vallani

Institution: Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)

Duration: 2017/10 – 2019/10

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

93/16 – “Synchonizing brain and heart through decelerated respiration − An EEG-ECG study investigating the effects of paced breathing”

Researchers: Thilo Hinterberger, Teele Tamm

Institution: Research Section of Applied Consciousness Sciences, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Regensburg (Germany)

Duration: 2018/08 – 2020/06

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

95/16 – “Reward modulation of tactile stimulus processing”

Researchers: Miguel Pais-Vieira, Marlene Barros, Nuno Rosa, Nivaldo Vasconcelos, Carla Pais-Vieira

Institution: Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto (Portugal); Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2017/10 – 2020/10

100/16 – “Arousal effects on time perception and timed behaviour” - only abstract available

Researchers: Ruth Ogden, Michael Richter, Francis McGlone

Institution: School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University (UK)

Duration: 2017/09 – 2019/05

Abstract

101/16 – “Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship” - only abstract available

Researchers: Bruce Greyson, Surbhi Khanna, Lauren Moore, Lori Derr, Sue Ruddock

Institution: Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)

Duration: 2017/07 – 2018/11

Abstract

102/16 – “Using suggestion to influence attitudes and behaviour” - only abstract available

Researchers: Jeremy Olson, Thomas Strandberg, Amir Raz, Petter Johansson

Institutions: Raz Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, McGill University & Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada); Choice Blindness Laboratory, Lund University Cognitive Science (Sweden)

Duration: 2018/01 – 2020/01

Abstract

111/16 – “A psychophysiological perspective of the transformative experience of pregnancy” - only abstract available

Researchers: Helena Rutherford, Linda Mayes, Catherine Monk, Elizabeth Meins, Brianna Francis

Institution: Child Study Center – CSC, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven (USA)

Duration: 2017/03 – 2020/02

Abstract

114/16 – “Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention for teachers: A study on teacher and student outcomes” - only abstract available

Researchers: Alexandra Marques-Pinto, Ana Pinheiro, Patricia Jennings, Mark Greenberg, Joana Sampaio de Carvalho

Institution: Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)

Duration: 2017/01 – 2020/03

Abstract

117/16 – “Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method” - only abstract available

Researchers: Caroline Watt, Ana Flores

Institution: Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Duration: 2017/01 – 2018/11

Abstract

118/16 – “The experiences of participants in religious healing rituals in Lourdes: The role of noetic meaning and identity shift” - only abstract available

Researchers: Paul Dieppe, Sarah Goldingay, Sarah Warber, Emmylou Rahtz

Institution: Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School (UK); Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, University of Coventry (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/07 – 2021/10

Abstract

122/16 – “A fully transparent pre-registered replication study of precognitive detection of reinforcement using an expert consensus design” - only abstract available

Researchers: Zoltan Kekecs, Balazs Aczel, Bence Palfi, Aba Szollosi, Barnabas Szaszi

Institution: Decision Making Laboratory, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest (Hungary)

Estimated duration: 2017/05 – 2022/04

Abstract

147/16 – “Metarepresentations of supernatural belief and the effect of context on physiological responses and cognitions”

Researchers: Malcolm Schofield, Ian Baker, David Sheffield, Paul Staples

Institution: Department of Psychology, College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby (UK)

Estimated duration: 2018/02 – 2020/02

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

150/16 - “An investigation into the causal role of alpha oscillations in attention” - only abstract available

Researchers: Alexander Jones, Jonathan Silas, Lars Wicke

Institution: The Behavioural, Affective, and Cognitive Neuroscience research group - BACneuro, Middlesex University London (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/03 – 2019/02

Abstract

152/16 – “The role of the lateral occipital area in the visual processing of object size, shape, and orientation within and outside conscious awareness” - only abstract available

Researchers: Philippe Chouinard, Irene Sperandio, Robin Laycock

Institutions: La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia); School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)

Duration: 2017/03 – 2019/09

Abstract

157/16 – “Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring”

Researchers: Anna Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese

Institutions: Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)

Duration: 2017/05 – 2021/05

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

169/16 – “The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)” - only abstract available

Researchers: Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth

Institutions: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary); Department of Animal Physiology and Behaviour "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi (Romania)

Duration: 2017/01 – 2021/11

Abstract

176/16 – “Dissociating working memory and inhibition deficits as a result of healthy and unhealthy ageing” - only abstract available

Researchers: Stephen Badham, Mark Crook-Rumsey, David Connelly, Trevor Crawford, Christina Howard

Institutions: Division of Psychology, Nottingham Tent Univeristy (UK); Department of Psychology, Lancaster University (UK)

Duration: 2017/12 – 2021/05

Abstract

183/16 – “Decoding the language of 'now': EEG microstates in experienced meditators, from letters to grammar”

Researchers: Elena Antonova, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Martin Holding

Institutions: Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London (UK); University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/09 – 2021/04

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

188/16 – “Accuracy and neural correlates of blinded mediumship compared to controls”

Researchers: Arnaud Delorme, Helane Wahbeh

Institution: Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)

Duration: 2017/10 – 2020/10

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

189/16 – “Implicit beliefs in the study of experimenter effects in the replication of psi experiments: A global initiative”

Researchers: Marilyn Schlitz, Arnaud Delorme, Daryl Bem

Institution: Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)

Duration: 2017/10 – 2021/04

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

190/16 – “Sleeping body, sentient mind? Searching for the neural bases of conscious experiences during sleep” - only abstract available

Researchers: Eus Van Someren, Yishul Wei

Institution: Department of Sleep and Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Duration: 2017/10 – 2019/05

Abstract

191/16 – “Mind-matter entanglement correlation” - only abstract available

Researcher: Hartmut Grote

Institutions: Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hannover (Germany)

Duration: 2017/03 – 2021/03

Abstract

195/16 – “The sense of self: A neuroimaging study of interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic self networks” - only abstract available

Researchers: Sjoerd Ebisch, Mauro Gianni Perrucci

Institution: Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)

Duration: 2017/04 – 2019/10

Abstract

203/16 – “Extraordinary experiences and performance on psi tasks during and after meditation classes and retreats” - only abstract available

Researchers: Jennifer Kim Penberthy, Cassandra Vieten, Lori Derr, Arnaud Delorme, Jenny Matthews, Loraine Walter

Institutions: Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA); Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)

Duration: 2018/01 – 2020/01

Abstract  

207/16 – “The role of motion adaptation in bottom-up mechanisms of perceptual decision-making”

Researchers: Miguel Castelo-Branco, João Duarte, Ricardo Martins, Teresa Sousa, Gabriel Costa

Institution: Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health - ICNAS, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Duration: 2017/11 – 2019/10

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

217/16 – “Physiological indices of the deleterious effects of unrealistic media images on body satisfaction: A cross-cultural investigation”

Researchers: Clédna Patrícia de Oliveira-Silva, Rachel Rodgers, Óscar Gonçalves, Pedro Dias, Rosana Magalhães, Eugénia Fernandes, Bárbara Machado, Joana Coutinho, Mike Marriott

Institutions: Centre for Studies in Human Development, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto (Portugal); Department of Applied Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston (USA); Nottingham Trent University (UK)

Estimated duration: 2018/06 – 2021/12

Abstract

218/16 – “Virtual bodies, real empathy: Behavioural, bodily, and neural reactivity to the observation of pain and pleasure on self and others in immersive virtual reality”

Researchers: Gaetano Tieri, Martina Fusaro, Valentina Nicolardi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti

Institution: Unitelma Sapienza, Rome (Italy); Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)

Duration: 2017/05 – 2020/01

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

238/16 – “When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception”

Researchers: Ana P. Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze, Maria Amorim

Institutions: Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)

Duration: 2017/03 – 2020/01

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

264/16 – “The influence of maternal bonding in neuroimmune synaptic sculpting”

Researchers: Ana Luísa Cardoso, João Peça, Joana Guedes, Ana Silvestre Cardoso, Ana Viegas, Elisabete Ferreiro

Institution: Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Duration: 2017/01 – 2020/09

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

266/16 – “Early life stress and social hierarchies: The role of cortico-striatal circuits”

Researchers: João Peça, Joana Guedes, Ana Luísa Cardoso, Mohammed Hussien, Lara Franco, Mário Carvalho

Institution: Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Duration: 2017/01 – 2021/01

Abstract

281/16 – “Motor Imagery in speech processing”

Researchers: Patricia Martine Adank, Helen Nuttall, Gwijde Maegherman

Institution: Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language, UCL, London (UK); Department of Psychology, University of Lancaster (UK)

Duration: 2018/01 – 2020/04

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

286/16 – “Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach”

Researchers: Adriana Sampaio, Ana C. Teixeira Santos, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Raquel Mesquita, Felipe Fregni

Institutions: Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Spaulding-Labuschange Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown (USA)

Estimated duration: 2017/06 – 2022/05

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

298/16 – “Empowering feedback connections in temporo-occipital network to boost visual perception of emotions” - only abstract available

Researchers: Sara Borgomaneri, Marco Zanon, Alessio Avenanti, Caterina Bertini

Institution: Center for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Cesena (Italy)

Duration: 2017/09 – 2019/10

Abstract

312/16 – “Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing”

Researchers: Rui Alves, Teresa Limpo, Sara Costa, Ana Sousa, Mónica Moreira, José Leal, Teresa Jacques

Institution: Neurocognition and Language Research Group, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal); Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, (Portugal)

Duration: 2017/04 – 2020/09

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

329/16 – “Exploring the correlates and nature of subjective apparitional experiences”

Researchers: Christine Simmonds-Moore, Donadrian Rice, Chase O'Gwin

Institution: Psychology Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton (USA)

Duration: 2018/04 – 2020/06

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

346/16 – “The mind possessed project: Mapping the varieties of possession experiences”

Researchers: Miguel Farias, Romara Delmonte

Institution: Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/12 – 2021/04

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

2018

02/18 – “Neurobiological effects of Lourdes water: An fMRI study” - only abstract available

Researchers: Anne Schienle, Albert Wabnegger

Institution: Clinical Psychology, University of Graz (Austria)

Duration: 2019/01 – 2021/09

Abstract

13/18 – “Biological bases of music cognition” - only abstract available

Researchers: Juan Manuel Toro, Paola Crespo-Bojorque, Alexandre Celma-Miralles, Carlota Pagés

Institution: Center for Brain and Cogntion, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)

Duration: 2019/03 – 2021/10

Abstract

16/18 – “The psychology and parapsychology of spiritual emergency” - only abstract available

Researchers: Lance Storm, Monika Goretzki

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Duration: 2019/06 – 2021/09

Abstract

29/18 – “Mind-matter practical applications” - only abstract available

Researchers: Patrizio Tressoldi, Luciano Pederzoli, Marco Bilucaglia

Institution: EvanLab, Firenze (Italy); Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova (Italy)

Duration: 2019/01 – 2021/05

Abstract

50/18 – “Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation”

Researchers: Marc Wittmann, Stefan Schmidt, Karin Meissner, Damisela Linares Gutiérrez

Institutions: Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg (Germany); University Clinic Freiburg (Germany); Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Estimated duration: 2019/07 – 2021/08

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

72/18 – “Temperamental influences on social cognition under stress” - only abstract available

Researchers: Frederike Beyer, Ulrike Krämer

Institution: Psychology Department, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (UK); Department of Neurology, University of Lubeck (Germany)

Duration: 2019/02 – 2021/09

Abstract

82/18 – “Neuropsychological and cognitive-perceptual characteristics of mediums and psychics”

Researcher: Ken Drinkwater

Institution: Health, Psychology and Communities, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/09 – 2021/09

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

93/18 – “Meditation-induced neuroplasticity of the embodied-self and its role in social processing” - only abstract available

Researcher: Aviva Berkovich-Ohana

Institution: The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center, University of Haifa (Israel); Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

Duration: 2019/02 – 2021/09

Abstract

101/18 – “Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness” - only abstract available

Researcher: Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco

Institution: Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Nueroscience o Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)

Duration: 2019/03 – 2021/09

Abstract

106/18 – “How does consciousness work in real life?” - only abstract available

Researchers: Adrià Tauste Campo, Rodrigo Quian-Quiroga

Institution: Center for Brain and Cognition, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) 

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2021/05

Abstract

113/18 – “Psi in everyday social interaction”

Researcher: Robin Wooffitt, Alicia Fuentes-Calle

Institution: Anomalous Experiences Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of York (UK)

Duration: 2019/03 – 2021/04

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

117/18 – “The neuronal basis of biases” - only abstract available

Researchers: Rubén Moreno-Bote, Roozbeh Kiani

Institution: Center for Brain and Cognition, Department of Technologies of Information and Communications, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain); Center for Neural Science, New York University (USA)

Duration: 2019/01 – 2021/04

Abstract

138/18 – “The neural signatures of leadership: Two-brain directed synchronization during eye contact”

Researchers: Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Isabelle Mareschal

Institution: School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/07 – 2020/06

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

163/18 – “Effects of a short-term mindfulness intervention on hypnotisability and mental health” - only abstract available

Researchers: Zoltan Dienes, Peter Lush

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)

Duration: 2019/04 – 2020/04

Abstract

180/18 – “Exploring the effects of linguistic versus non-linguistic mentation in a remote viewing protocol, with coincident micropsychokinesis detection using a novel matrix REG” - only abstract available

Researchers: Paul Stevens, Ben Roberts

Institution: University of Derby (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/05 – 2020/06

Abstract

211/18 – “Correlating accurate intuition with learning styles and sensory modality preferences” - only abstract available

Researchers: Julie Beischel, Lisa Conboy

Institution: Windbridge Research Center, Tucson, Arizona (USA); Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA)

Duration: 2019/01 – 2021/10

Abstract

228/18 – “Blurring the line between human and robot? Mapping and manipulating the socialness gradient in the brain” - only abstract available

Researchers: Ruud Hortensius, Emily Cross

Institution: Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience - cSCAN, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow (UK)

Duration: 2019/05 – 2021/09

Abstract

230/18 – “Unraveling the mechanisms behind automatic and emotional control: Psychophysiological, cortical excitability and functional connectivity measures”

Researchers: Ignacio Obeso, Jose Ángel Pineda Pardo, Claudia Ammann, Lina Guida, Úrsula Alcañas, David Mata Marín

Institution: Centro Integral en Neurociencias A. C. – CINAC, Fundación Investigación HM Hospitales, Madrid (Spain)

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2021/12

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

261/18 – “Phenomenological experience and neurophysiological correlates of shamanic trance in healthy individuals”

Researchers: Olivia Gosseries, Marie Nolwenn

Institution: GIGA research center, GIGA-Consciousness, University of Liège (Belgium)

Duration: 2019/07 – 2021/11

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

284/18 – “Testing a neurophysiological model of inner speech processing”

Researcher: Bo Yao

Institution: Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester (UK)

Duration: 2019/09 – 2022/01

Abstract   Oral presentation - slide

339/18 – “Analysis of brain activity in adolescents with different levels of emotional regulation” - only abstract available

Researchers: Jordi Solbes Matarredona, María Ángeles Gómez Climent, Samuel Hernández González, Carlos Caurín Alonso, Albert Clemente Soriano, Jose Luis Alba Robles, Rodrigo Zequeira Cotes

Institutions: Faculty of Education, University of Valencia (Spain); Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia (Spain); Faculty of Psychology and Education, International University of Rioja, Logroño (Spain)

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2020/10

Abstract

356/18 – “Neural mechanisms underlying unconscious working memory” - only abstract available

Researchers: Albert Compte, João Barbosa, Josep Valls-Sole

Institution: Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer - IDIBAPS, Barcelona (Spain)

Duration: 2019/05 – 2021/09

Abstract

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2014

430/14 – “Psychophysiological detection of feigned memory complaints”

Researchers: Sara Cavaco, Filomena Maria Correia Gomes

Institution: Centro Hospitalar do Porto - Hospital Santo António (Portugal); Faculdade de Medicina do Porto (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2016/05 – 2020/06

Abstract

526/14 – “Hypnosis unfolds: Hypnotic suggestion and patterns of whole-brain dynamics”

Researchers: Marios Kittenis

Institution: Department of Psychology - School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Estimated duration: 2016/06 – 2020/08

Abstract

2016

142/16 – “Gender differences in physiological correlates of multitasking”

Researcher: Andre Szameitat

Institution: Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge (UK)

Estimated duration: 2017/09 – 2021/04

Abstract

174/16 – “Learning to sense God: How cognitive absorption and mental training shape religious experience”

Researchers: Tanya Luhrmann, Michael Lifshitz, Amir Raz

Institution: Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, California (USA); McGill University & Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada)

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2021/04

Abstract

249/16 – “Healthy aging and economic decision-making: neuropsychophysiological examination of the affect-integration-motivation framework of decision-making in aging brain”

Researchers: João Marques-Teixeira, Rui Mata, Isabel Martins, Giuseppe Danese, Carina Fernandes, Rita Pasion, Tiago Oliveira Paiva

Institution: Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2018/02 – 2021/02

Abstract

250/16 – “Brain-wide functional connectivity of oxytocin neurons”

Researchers: Cristina Marquez, Santiago Canals, Aroa Sanz

Institution: Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Universidad Miguel Hernández, San Juan de Alicante (Spain)

Estimated duration: 2017/11 – 2020/08

Abstract

255/16 – “Predictive coding of observed action in the brain − a 7T study”

Researchers: Valeria Gazzola, Christian Keysers, Ritu Bhandari

Institution: Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Estimated duration: 2017/02 – 2021/02

Abstract

260/16 – “The neural correlates of the "self" in altered states of consciousness”

Researchers: Antoine Lutz, Prisca Bauer

Institution: Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM, Bron (France)

Estimated duration: 2018/01 – 2020/12

Abstract

280/16 – “Probing the unconscious mind with instrumental hypnosis”

Researchers: Mathieu Landry, Jérôme Sackur, Amir Raz

Institution: Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France); Raz Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, McGill University, Montreal (Canada)

Estimated duration: 2018/06 – 2019/09

Abstract

2018

68/18 – “Investigating biochemical mechanisms underlying mind-matter interactions: Effect of intention on human stem cell properties via cryptochrome”

Researchers: Yung-Jong Shiah, George T.-J. Huang, Liang Shan

Institution: Graduate Institute of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (USA)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2020/08

Abstract

71/18 – “Explaining autonomous sensory meridian response”

Researchers: Michael Banissy, Thomas Swart

Institution: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/01 – 2022/01

Abstract

85/18 – “Role of NT3/TrkC in the regulation of fear”

Researcher: Mónica Santos

Institution: Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2022/02

Abstract

89/18 – “National survey of "Cases of Reincarnation Type" in Brazil”

Researchers: Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Jim Tucker, Lucam Moraes, Sandra Carvalho

Institution: Research Center in Spirituality and Health - NUPES, School of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora – UFJF (Brazil); Division of Perceptual Studies - DOPS, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)

Estimated duration: 2020/01 – 2022/04

Abstract

92/18 – “Attending mindfully: A psychophysiology study of sensory processing in meditators”

Researchers: Veena Kumari, Rakesh Pandey

Institution: Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge (UK); Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India)

Estimated duration: 2019/04 – 2021/04

Abstract

104/18 – “Effect of mindfulness on EEG brain activity for cognitive and psychological well-being in the elderly”

Researchers: Samantha Galluzzi, Davide Moretti, Mariangela Lanfredi, Laura Pedrini, Roberta Rossi

Institution: IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2021/12

Abstract

111/18 – “Does rhythm enhance recognition memory? Evidence from behaviour and electroencephalogy”

Researchers: Emma Ward, Alexander Jones, Jon Silas, Wayne Anderson

Institution: The Behavioural, Affective, and Cognitive Neuroscience research group - BACneuro, Psychology Department, Middlesex University, London (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/09 – 2021/08

Abstract

121/18 – “Effects of subconscious, nonlocal, and retroactive information on participants’ choice/decision and neural activities”

Researcher: Liang Shan

Institution: School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China)

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2021/09

Abstract

125/18 – “Distinct psychophysiological profiles associated with experiencing the pain of others”

Researchers: Jamie Ward, Mengze Li

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2020/09

Abstract

127/18 – “Can the conscious observer affect the collapse of the wavefunction?”

Researchers: Yaïr Pinto, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Institution: Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Estimated duration: 2019/01 – 2021/12

Abstract

135/18 – “The physiological role of circadian rhythms in memory”

Researchers: Luísa Lopes, Miguel Remondes, Ana Morgado, Joana Coelho

Institution: Instituto de Medicina Molecular - João Lobo Antunes, Lisboa (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2019/01 – 2021/12

Abstract

144/18 – “The motor roots of acting together: A psychophysiological investigation”

Researchers: Marta Bortoletto, Corrado Sinigaglia

Institution: IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia (Italy); Centre for the Study of Social Action, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2021/01

Abstract

150/18 – “A neuroscience approach to investigating how hierarchy influences moral behaviour”

Researchers: Axel Cleeremans, Emilie Caspar

Institution: Center for Research in Cognition and Neuroscience, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); Department of Behavioural Sciences, Royal Military Academy, Brussels (Belgium)

Estimated duration: 2019/10 – 2023/09

Abstract

156/18 – “Mind and matter correlated in a matrix”

Researcher: Ana Flores

Institution: Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)

Estimated duration: 2019/07 – 2020/12

Abstract

169/18 – “Temporal decoding of selective recollection with psychophysiology”

Researchers: Alexa Morcom, Arjen Alink

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/06 – 2021/03

Abstract

188/18 – “COping with PAin through Hypnosis, mindfulness and Spirituality (COPAHS)”

Researchers: Maria Alexandra Ferreira Valente, José Luís Pais Ribeiro, Mak Philip Jensen, Ana Filipa Pimenta, Rui Miguel Costa, Melissa Day

Institution: William James Center for Research, ISPA – Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle (USA)

Estimated duration: 2019/10 – 2022/09

Abstract

198/18 – “Sense of agency in the Ouija board experience”

Researchers: Gethin Hughes, Peter Gooding

Institution: Department of Psychology, University of Essex (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/04 – 2020/09

Abstract

204/18 – “Boosting WM capacity by strengthening the oscillatory functional fronto-parietal pathway”

Researchers: Vincenzo Romei, Claudia Poch

Institution: Centre for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience – CsrNC, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2020/08

Abstract

210/18 – “Mind-matter interactions and the frontal lobes of the brain”

Researchers: Morris Freedman, Robert Chen, Malcolm Binns

Institution: Division of Neurology, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto (Canada); Division of Neurology, University Health Network - UHN, Toronto (Canada)

Estimated duration: 2019/07 – 2022/07

Abstract

220/18 – “Mind-shaped body: A new conceptual framework beyond the placebo effect connecting expectations to disease outcome”

Researchers: Francesco Pagnini, Paolo Banfi, Cesare Cavalera, Eleonora Volpato

Institution: Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy); Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/02 – 2021/01

Abstract

269/18 – “Electrophysiological and genetic factors associated with hypnosis, suggestibility and hypnotic phenomenology”

Researchers: William McGeown, Irving Kirsch, Giuliana Mazzoni, Rothwelle Tate, Annalena Venneri

Institution: School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/06 – 2020/11

Abstract

281/18 – “A replication project to acquire pragmatically useful information from the future”

Researchers: Stephan Schwartz, Randall DeMattei, Debra Katz

Institution: Atlantic University, Virginia Beach (USA)

Estimated duration: 2019/01 – 2020/12

Abstract

287/18 – “More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress”

Researchers: Brenda O'Connell, Stephen Gallagher, Brian Leavy

Institution: Centre for Mental Health & Community Research, Department of Psychology, Maynooth University (Ireland); Study of Stress, Anxiety and Health Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick (Ireland)

Estimated duration: 2019/09 – 2022/09

Abstract

293/18 – “The middle-age brain”

Researchers: Marinella Cappelletti, Maria Herrojo Ruiz

Institution: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2021/03

Abstract

296/18 – “The power of mind: Altering cutaneous sensations by autosuggestion”

Researchers: Elena Azanon, Esther Kuehn

Institution: Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Otto-von University, Magdeburg (Germany)

Estimated duration: 2019/07 – 2022/07

Abstract

306/18 – “The neural circuitry underlying error monitoring during social cognition”

Researchers: Teresa Sousa, Miguel Castelo-Branco, João Castelhano, Verónica Figueiredo, Andreia Pereira

Institution: Institute for Nuclear Sciences Appplied to Health – ICNAS, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2019/10 – 2022/04

Abstract

312/18 – “Mapping the neurophenomenology of the wake-sleep transition”

Researchers: Tristan Bekinschtein, Alejandro Ezquerro-Nassar, Jon Simons, Valdas Noreika

Institution: Consciousness and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/05 – 2020/10

Abstract

318/18 – “Changing human time perception in virtual reality emotional priming: A transcranial direct current stimulation study”

Researchers: André Silva, Ana Costa, Luke Jones, Ana Gomes

Institution: Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental, University of Coimbra (Portugal); Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester (UK)

Estimated duration: 2019/04 – 2023/01

Abstract

334/18 – “Inducing lucid dreams with optimized sensory cues”

Researchers: Benjamin Baird, Giulio Tononi, Stephen LaBerge

Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA)

Estimated duration: 2019/03 – 2021/03

Abstract

336/18 – “Research-inspired cognitive empowerment: Modulating Episodic Memory through Egocentric Navigational Training (MEMENT)”

Researchers: Giorgia Committeri, Carlo Sestieri, Matteo Frisoni, Agustina Fragueiro, Annalisa Tosoni

Institution: Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical sciences, Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies, University G. d' Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/09 – 2021/08

Abstract

 344/18 – “Encoding of the kinematics of observed actions in the responses of mirror neurons”

Researcher: Antonino Casile

Institution: Center for Translational Neurophysiology - CTNSC, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/04 – 2021/03

Abstract

355/18 – “The implicit cognition of interpersonal attraction”

Researchers: Joana Arantes, John Wearden, Mavilde Arantes, Emanuel Albuquerque

Institution: Psychology Research Center - CIPsi, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2019/06 – 2022/05

Abstract

360/18 – “Dissecting dynamical components of complex decision-making using a computer game-based task”

Researchers: Gautam Agarwal, Zachary Mainen, Alfonso Renart, Mattia Bergomi

Institution: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2019/01 – 2020/12

Abstract

361/18 – “When style matters: Do oculomotor fingerprint and brain dynamics explain visual exploration and memory strategies?”

Researchers: Maurizio Corbetta, Andrea Zangrossi

Institutions: Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine - VIMM, Fondazione per la Ricerca Biomedica Avanzata, Padova (Italy); Padova Neuroscience Center – PNC, Università di Padova (Italy)

Estimated duration: 2019/04 – 2020/09

Abstract

2020

30/20 – “Exploring the role of “enchantment” in psi phenomena”

Researchers: Rense Lange, James Houran

Institutions: Integrated Knowledge Systems – IKS, Chatham (USA); ISLA – Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia, Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal)

Estimated duration: 2021/06 – 2022/04

Abstract

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Com periodicidade bianual, estes encontros reúnem os investigadores apoiados pela Fundação BIAL e conceituados investigadores nas áreas das Neurociências e da Parapsicologia.

“Efeitos de placebo, Curas e Meditação”, "Interações mente-matéria", “Sono e Sonho”, “Intuição e Decisão”, “Memória”, “Vivências excepcionais”, “Emoções” ou o mais recente "Potenciar a mente" foram alguns dos temas já analisados nos Simpósios Aquém e Além do Cérebro por conferencistas de renome como: Miguel Castelo-Branco (Coimbra), Axel Cleeremans (Bruxelas), António Damásio (Los Angeles), Hoyt Edge (Flórida), Peter Fenwick (Londres), Eberhard Fetz (Washington), Fernando Gil (Sorbonne), Allan Hobson (Harvard), Jerome Kagan (Harvard), Irving Kirsch (Boston), Stephen Kosslyn (São Francisco), Stephen Laberge (Stanford), Dietrich Lehmann (Zurique), Fernando Lopes da Silva (Amesterdão), Edwin May (Palo Alto), Robert Morris (Edimburgo), Dean Radin (Nevada), Alcino Silva (Los Angeles), Ian Stevenson (Virgínia), e Robert Stickgold (Harvard).

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