Grants 2016

Title
Researchers
Institution
Duration
Database
Results

How do brains encode the distinctive movements of facial expressions?

 
Nicholas Furl  
Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham (UK)  
2017/06 – 2018/11  
 

Exploring the neural basis of motivation

 
Ana João Rodrigues, Nivaldo Vasconcelos, Carina Cunha, Bárbara Coimbra, Laura Silva, Patrícia Monteiro, Sónia Borges, Pedro Morgado  
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
2017/01 – 2019/07  
 

Neural mechanisms of dream recall: Electrophysiological differences between young and older adults

 
Serena Scarpelli, Luigi De Gennaro, Anastasia Mangiaruga, Chiara Bartolacci  
Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)  
2017/04 – 2019/04  

Considering voice hearing by psychic practitioners: A qualitative pluralistic investigation of mental health and well-being

 
Craig Murray  
Division of Health Research, Lancaster University (UK)  
2017/03 – 2020/02  
 

Inducing and measuring plasticity in response control mechanisms in the human brain

 
Alejandra Sel de Felipe, Matthew Rushworth  
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (UK)  
2017/10 – 2018/10  
 

Cognitive plasticity: Modulation and monitoring through a neurophysiological approach

 
Carlo Miniussi, Romina Esposito  
Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC, University of Trento, Rovereto (Italy)  
2017/03 – 2019/02  
 

Psi, nonlocality and entangled photons

 
Dean Radin, Peter Bancel, Arnaud Delorme  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA); Institute Metapsychique Internationale, Paris (France)  
 

Imagination and reactance in a psi task using the imagery cultivation model and a fuzzy set encoded target pool

 
Lance Storm  
Brain and Cognition Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia)  
2017/11 - 2019/04  

Mindfulness meditation shapes synchronization of brain networks for effective perceptual decision making

 
Laura Marzetti  
Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)  
2017/09 – 2019/08  

Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects

 
Mário Simões, Sofia Machado Ferreira, Ana Paula Farinha  
Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention - LIMMIT, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa (Portugal)  
 

Understanding atypical metacognition and time perception in high hypnotic suggestibility

 
Devin Terhune  
Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)  
 

A physiological examination of full-trance channeling

 
Helané Wahbeh, Arnaud Delorme  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
2017/09 - 2019/03  

The painful awareness of death: Influence of thoughts of death on behavioural and cerebral activity associated with painful nociceptive stimuli

 
Elia Valentini  
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Health, University of Essex, Colchester (UK)  
2017/10 – 2019/10  
 

Unleashing the hidden powers of the mind through manipulating belief in cognitive enhancement devices

 
Michiel van Elk, Uffe Schjoedt, Marcel Brass  
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands); School of Culture and Society - Department of the Study of Religion, University of Arhus (Denmark)  
2017/03 – 2020/03  
 

Does cortical excitability predict out of body experience and anomalous perception in the non-clinical population

 
Elizabeth Milne  
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield (UK)  
2017/09 – 2018/11  

The interoceptive self: Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation as a new tool to investigate heart-brain interactions

 
Ruben Azevedo, Emmanouil Tsakiris, Valerio Vallani  
Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)  
2017/10 – 2019/10  

Synchonizing brain and heart through decelerated respiration − An EEG-ECG study investigating the effects of paced breathing

 
Thilo Hinterberger, Teele Tamm  
Research Section of Applied Consciousness Sciences, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Regensburg (Germany)  
SEM DURAÇÃO DEFINIDA  
 

Reward modulation of tactile stimulus processing

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

Reproductive hormonal status as a predictor of precognition

 
Julia Mossbridge, Daryl Bem  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA); Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca (USA)  
2017/02 – 2018/06  

Arousal effects on time perception and timed behaviour

 
Ruth Ogden, Michael Richter, Francis McGlone  
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University (UK)  
2017/07 - 2019/05  

Implications of near-death experiences for the mind-brain relationship

 
Bruce Greyson, Surbhi Khanna, Lauren Moore, Lori Derr, Sue Ruddock  
Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)  
2017/07 – 2018/11  

Using suggestion to influence attitudes and behaviour

 
Jeremy Olson, Thomas Strandberg, Amir Raz, Petter Johansson  
Raz Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, McGill University & Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada); Choice Blindness Laboratory, Lund University Cognitive Science (Sweden)  
2018/01 - 2019/05  
 

Mental imagery in the human brain: In space and time

 
Leila Reddy  
Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition - CerCo, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse (France)  
2017/06 – 2019/03  
 

Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention for teachers: A study on teacher and student outcomes

 
Alexandra Marques-Pinto, Ana Pinheiro, Patricia Jennings, Mark Greenberg  
Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)  
2017/01 – 2018/12  
 

Replication in parapsychology: The correlation matrix method

 
Caroline Watt, Ana Flores  
Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)  
2017/01 – 2019/01  

The experiences of participants in religious healing rituals in Lourdes: The role of noetic meaning and identity shift

 
Paul Dieppe, Sarah Goldingay, Sarah Warber, Emmylou Rahtz  
Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School (UK); Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, University of Coventry (UK)  
2017/07 – 2019/05  
 

A fully transparent pre-registered replication study of precognitive detection of reinforcement using an expert consensus design

 
Zoltan Kekecs, Balazs Aczel, Bence Palfi, Aba Szollosi, Barnabas Szaszi  
Decision Making Laboratory, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest (Hungary)  
2017/05 – 2017/07  
 

The missing photon experiment: Does focused attention employ matter as an agent for interacting with light?

 
Loren Carpenter  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
2017/02 – 2018/01  
 

Gender differences in physiological correlates of multitasking

 
Andre Szameitat  
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge (UK)  
2017/09 – 2020/08  
 

Metarepresentations of supernatural belief and the effect of context on physiological responses and cognitions

 
Malcolm Schofield, Ian Baker, David Sheffield, Paul Staples  
Department of Psychology, College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby (UK)  
 

An investigation into the causal role of alpha oscillations in attention

 
Alexander Jones, Jonathan Silas, Lars Wicke  
The Behavioural, Affective, and Cognitive Neuroscience research group - BACneuro, Middlesex University London (UK)  
2017/03 – 2019/02  
 

The role of the lateral occipital area in the visual processing of object size, shape, and orientation within and outside conscious awareness

 
Philippe Chouinard, Irene Sperandio, Robin Laycock  
La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia); School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)  
2017/03 – 2019/02  

Estranged from oneself, estranged from the others: Investigating the effect of depersonalisation on self-other mirroring

 
Ana Ciaunica, Harry Farmer, Ophelia Deroy, Vittorio Gallese  
Institute of Philosophy Porto, University of Porto (Portugal); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UK)  
 

Unraveling the neural mechanisms of human memory decisions with magnetoencephalography

 
Carlo Sestieri, Stefania Della Penna  
Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)  
2017/05 – 2018/10  
 

The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release)

 
Anna Kis, József Topál, Alin Ciobica, Radu Lefter, Katinka Tóth  
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)  
2017/01 – 2019/12  
 

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

 
Michael Lifshitz, Tanya Luhrmann, Amir Raz  
McGill University & Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada); Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, California (USA)  
 

Dissociating working memory and inhibition deficits as a result of healthy and unhealthy ageing

 
Stephen Badham, Mark Crook-Rumsey, David Connelly, Trevor Crawford, Christina Howard  
Division of Psychology, Nottingham Tent Univeristy (UK); Department of Psychology, Lancaster University (UK)  
 

Decoding the language of 'now': EEG microstates in experienced meditators, from letters to grammar

 
Elena Antonova, Chrystopher Nehaniv  
Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London (UK); University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (UK)  
2017/09 – 2019/09  
 

Accuracy and neural correlates of blinded mediumship compared to controls

 
Arnaud Delorme, Helane Wahbeh  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
Sem duração prevista  
 

Implicit beliefs in the study of experimenter effects in the replication of psi experiments: A global initiative

 
Marilyn Schlitz, Arnaud Delorme, Daryl Bem  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
Sem duração prevista  
 

Sleeping body, sentient mind? Searching for the neural bases of conscious experiences during sleep

 
Eus Van Someren, Yishul Wei  
Department of Sleep and Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)  
2017/10 - 2019/06  

How do dopamine neurons and striatal populations interact during decision-making?

 
Joseph Paton, Sofia Soares, Asma Motiwala  
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa (Portugal)  
Sem duração prevista  
 

The sense of self: A neuroimaging study of interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic self networks

 
Sjoerd Ebisch, Mauro Gianni Perrucci  
Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)  
2017/04 – 2019/10  

The effects of verbal suggestion on body perception

 
Eamonn Walsh, Quinton Deeley, Mitul Mehta, Matthew Longo  
Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London (UK); Body Representation Laboratory, Birkbeck, University of London (UK)  
2017/04 – 2019/03  
 

Extraordinary experiences and performance on psi tasks: With or without exposure to meditation or mindfulness classes and retreats

 
Jennifer Penberthy, Cassandra Vieten, Lori Derr, Arnaud Delorme, Jenny Matthews, Loraine Walter  
Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA); Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
2018/01 - 2019/10  
 

Developing a neurofunctional intervention for emotion regulation under stress

 
Pedro Morgado, Carles Soriano Mas, Paulo Marques, Pedro Moreira, Ricardo Magalhães  
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute - IDIBELL, Barcelona (Spain)  
2017/01 – 2020/12  
 

The role of motion adaptation in bottom-up mechanisms of perceptual decision-making

 
Miguel Castelo-Branco, João Duarte, Ricardo Martins, Teresa Sousa, Gabriel Costa  
Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health - ICNAS, University of Coimbra (Portugal)  
2017/11 - 2019/10  

Waking conscious states and offline memory processing

 
Erin Wamsley, Theodore Summer  
Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville (USA)  
2017/08 – 2020/07  
 

The psychophysiological bases of morality and political orientation

 
Simon Laham, Stefan Bode  
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville (Australia)  
 

Physiological indices of the deleterious effects of unrealistic media images on body satisfaction: A cross-cultural investigation

 
Clédna Patrícia de Oliveira-Silva, Rachel Rodgers, Óscar Gonçalves, Pedro Dias, Rosana Magalhães, Eugénia Fernandes, Bárbara Machado, Joana Coutinho, Mike Marriott  
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)  
2018/06 - 2021/05  
 

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

 
Gaetano Tieri, Martina Fusaro, Valentina Nicolardi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti  
Unitelma Sapienza, Rome (Italy); Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)  
2017/04 – 2019/03  
 

Linking strawberries and politicians: The electrophysiology of the bimodal bilingual brain

 
Cristina Baus, Albert Costa, Marc Gimeno  
Center for Brain and Cognition – CBC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)  
2017/09 – 2019/08  
 

When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception

 
Ana Pinheiro, Sonja Kotz, Michael Schwartze  
Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)  
2017/03 – 2018/08  
 

Healthy aging and economic decision-making: neuropsychophysiological examination of the affect-integration-motivation framework of decision-making in aging brain

 
João Marques-Teixeira, Rui Mata, Isabel Martins, Giuseppe Danese, Carina Fernandes, Pasion Rita, Tiago Oliveira Paiva  
Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Portugal)  
2018/02 - 20121/02  
 

Brain-wide functional connectivity of oxytocin neurons

 
Cristina Marquez, Santiago Canals, Aroa Sanz  
Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Universidad Miguel Hernández, San Juan de Alicante (Spain)  
 

An empirical test of the effect of brain damage in mind-over-matter experiments

 
Jacob Jolij, Dick Bierman, Morris Freedman  
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)  
 

Predictive coding of observed action in the brain − a 7T study

 
Valeria Gazzola, Christian Keysers, Ritu Bhandari  
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)  
2017/02 – 2020/01  
 

The neural correlates of the "self" in altered states of consciousness

 
Antoine Lutz, Prisca Bauer  
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM, Bron (France)  
 

The influence of maternal bonding in neuroimmune synaptic sculpting

 
Ana Luísa Cardoso, João Peça, Joana Guedes, Ana Silvestre Cardoso, Ana Viegas, Elisabete Ferreiro  
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)  
2017/01 – 2019/12  
 

Early life stress and social hierarchies: The role of cortico-striatal circuits

 
João Peça, Joana Guedes, Ana Luísa Cardoso, Mohammed Hussien, Lara Franco, Mário Carvalho  
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)  
2017/01 – 2019/12  
 

Does Ganzfeld stimulation elicit a shift away from normal waking consciousness, and is this associated with ESP task success

 
Chris Roe  
Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, The University of Northampton (UK)  
 

Harnessing the power of closed-loop neuronal control to identify the circuit basis of decision making

 
Carlos Ribeiro, Pavel Itskov, Ana Paula Elias, Samuel Walker, José Moreira  
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa (Portugal)  
 

Probing the unconscious mind with instrumental hypnosis

 
Mathieu Landry, Jérôme Sackur, Amir Raz  
Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France); Raz Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, McGill University, Montreal (Canada)  
 

Motor Imagery in speech processing

 
Patricia Martine Adank, Helen Nuttall  
Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language, UCL, London (UK); Department of Psychology, University of Lancaster (UK)  
 

Getting the aging brain to train: A working memory and neurostimulation approach

 
Adriana Sampaio, Ana Teixeira Santos, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Raquel Mesquita, Felipe Fregni  
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)  
 

Oxytocin: On the psychophysiology of trust and cooperation

 
Diana Prata, James Rilling, Manuel Lopes, Duarte Ferreira, Daniel Martins, Pedro Levy  
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisboa (Portugal); Emory University, Atlanta (USA)  
2017/10 – 2020/10  
 

Synaptic competition and cooperation in reward learning: The role of hippocampal and prefrontal inputs to the nucleus accumbens

 
Stephen Martin, Rosalina Fonseca  
Division of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Dundee (UK); Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal)  
2017/02 – 2020/01  
 

Empowering feedback connections in temporo-occipital network to boost visual perception of emotions

 
Sara Borgomaneri, Marco Zanon, Alessio Avenanti, Caterina Bertini  
Center for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Cesena (Italy)  
2017/09 – 2019/07  

Mind-body interactions in writing (M-BW): Psychophysiological and linguistic synchronous correlates of expressive writing

 
Rui Alves, Teresa Limpo, Sara Costa, Ana Sousa, Mónica Moreira, José Leal  
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)  
2017/04 – 2020/04  
 

Evaluating both precognition and presentiment among children in different age groups

 
Tyler Stevens, James Lane  
Rhine Research Center, Durham (USA)  
2017/04 – 2018/06  
 

Exploring the correlates and nature of subjective apparitional experiences

 
Christine Simmonds-Moore, Donadrian Rice, Chase O'Gwin  
Psychology Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton (USA)  
 

The mind possessed project: Mapping the varieties of possession experiences

 
Miguel Farias, Romara Delmonte  
Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University (UK)  
 

Consciousness beyond thought: Neural correlates of thoughtless awareness in long term meditators

 
Baruch Cahn, Jonas Kaplan  
Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA)  
 

Characterization of “Near-Death Experiences” through the comparison of experiencers and non-experiencers’ particularities: inter-individual differences in cognitive characteristics and susceptibility to false memories

 
Steven Laureys, Charlotte Martial, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Héléna Cassol  
Coma Science Group, University of Liège (Belgium)  
2016/03 - 2019/03  

Exceptional human experiences: Family background and early maladaptive schemas

 
José Virgílio Gouveia Baltasar, Carlos Manuel Lopes Pires  
Instituição/Institution: Research Centre of Local and Regional Studies (RCLRS/UMa), University of Madeira (Portugal)  
2017/11 - 2020/09