2018 Grants

Title
Researchers
Institution
Duration
Database
Results

Neurobiological effects of Lourdes water: An fMRI study

 
Anne Schienle, Albert Wabnegger  
Clinical Psychology, University of Graz (Austria)  
2019/01 - 2021/01  
 

Varieties of voice-hearing and Auditive Paranormal Experiences (APE): Examining "White Christmas" task and hallucinatory experiences in voice-hearers and non-voice-hearers with and without DPD

 
Alejandro Parra, Juan Carlos Argibay, Jorge Fernando Villanueva  
Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Buenos Aires (Argentina)  
2019/01 – 2021/01  
 

Biological bases of music cognition

 
Juan Manuel Toro, Paola Crespo-Bojorque, Alexandre Celma-Miralles, Carlota Pagés  
Center for Brain and Cogntion, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)  
2019/03 – 2021/03  
 

The psychology and parapsychology of spiritual emergency

 
Lance Storm, Monika Goretzki  
School of Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia)  
 

Perceptual-personality variables associated with anomalous experiences vs paranormal attributions

 
Rense Lange, James Houran  
Integrated Knowledge Systems - IKS, Chatham (USA); ISLA - Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia, Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal)  
2019/02 – 2020/06  
 

Mind-matter practical applications

 
Patrizio Tressoldi, Luciano Pederzoli, Marco Bilucaglia  
EvanLab, Firenze (Italy); Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova (Italy)  
2019/01 – 2021/01  
 

Decoding the neuron-astrocyte dialogue that supports cognitive processing

 
João Filipe Oliveira, Luísa Pinto, Diana Nascimento, Sónia Gomes, Inês Caetano, João Viana  
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
 

Mental programming: Exploring the role of parallel and serial processing in human cognition

 
Sebastien Marti, Moti Salti  
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Renouvelables - CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva (Israel)  
 

Changes in the temporal width of the present moment after meditation

 
Marc Wittmann, Stefan Schmidt, Karin Meissner  
Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg (Germany); University Clinic Freiburg (Germany); Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)  
 

Can EEG neurofeedback of theta during consolidation enhance episodic memory?

 
Lisa Evans  
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre - CUBRIC, School of Psychology, Cardiff University (UK)  
2019/10 – 2020/09  
 

Electrophysiological correlates of size-distance integration

 
Irene Sperandio, Louis Renoult  
School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)  
 

Investigating biochemical mechanisms underlying mind-matter interactions: Effect of intention on human stem cell properties via cryptochrome

 
Yung-Jong Shiah, George T.-J. Huang  
Graduate Institute of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (USA)  
2019/03 – 2020/08  
 

Explaining autonomous sensory meridian response

 
Michael Banissy, Thomas Swart  
Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)  
2019/01 – 2022/01  
 

Temperamental influences on social cognition under stress

 
Frederike Beyer, Ulrike Krämer  
Psychology Department, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (UK); Department of Neurology, University of Lubeck (Germany)  
2019/02 – 2021/01  
 

Meditation as a first-person method in the neuroscience of consciousness: A comparison of the informativeness and reliability of first person data collected from meditators and non-meditators in a novel Libet paradigm

 
Stefan Schmidt, Sebastian Kübel, Marc Wittmann, Han-Gue Jo  
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)  
 

Neuropsychological and cognitive-perceptual characteristics of mediums and psychics

 
Ken Drinkwater  
Health Psychology and Communities, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)  
2019/04 – 2021/04  
 

Role of NT3/TrkC in the regulation of fear

 
Mónica Santos  
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)  
2019/03 – 2022/02  
 

National survey of "Cases of Reincarnation Type" in Brazil

 
Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Jim Tucker, Lucam Moraes, Sandra Carvalho  
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)  
2019/04 – 2022/04  
 

Attending mindfully: A psychophysiology study of sensory processing in meditators

 
Veena Kumari, Rakesh Pandey  
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge (UK); Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India)  
2019/04 – 2021/04  
 

Meditation-induced neuroplasticity of the embodied-self and its role in social processing

 
Aviva Berkovich-Ohana  
The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center, University of Haifa (Israel); Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)  
2019/02 – 2022/01  
 

Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness

 
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco  
Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Neuroscience of Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)  
2019/03 – 2020/07  
 

Effect of mindfulness on EEG brain activity for cognitive and psychological well-being in the elderly

 
Samantha Galluzzi, Davide Moretti, Mariangela Lanfredi, Laura Pedrini, Roberta Rossi  
IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia (Italy)  
2019/02 – 2021/12  
 

How does consciousness work in real life?

 
Adrià Tauste Campo, Rodrigo Quian-Quiroga  
Memory Program, Barcelonabeta Brain Research Center, Barcelona (Spain)  
2019/02 – 2021/12  
 

A randomized trial: Extraordinary experiences and performance on psi tasks related to meditation

 
Jennifer Penberthy, Marieta Pehlivanova, Ashley Carroll, Leslie Hubbard  
Division of Perceptual Studies - DOPS, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)  
 

Does rhythm enhance recognition memory? Evidence from behaviour and electroencephalogy

 
Emma Ward, Alexander Jones, Jon Silas, Wayne Anderson  
The Behavioural, Affective, and Cognitive Neuroscience research group - BACneuro, Psychology Department, Middlesex University, London (UK)  
 

Psi in everyday social interaction

 
Robin Wooffitt  
Anomalous Experiences Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of York (UK)  
2019/03 – 2020/02  
 

The neuronal basis of biases

 
Rubén Moreno-Bote, Roozbeh Kiani  
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)  
2019/01 – 2020/12  
 

Effects of subconscious, nonlocal, and retroactive information on participants’ choice/decision and neural activities

 
Liang Shan  
School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China)  
2019/02 – 2020/09  
 

Distinct psychophysiological profiles associated with experiencing the pain of others

 
Jamie Ward, Mengze Li  
School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)  
2019/03 – 2020/09  
 

Can the conscious observer affect the collapse of the wavefunction?

 
Yaïr Pinto, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers  
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)  
2019/01 – 2021/12  
 

The physiological role of circadian rhythms in memory

 
Luísa Lopes, Miguel Remondes, Ana Morgado, Joana Coelho  
Instituto de Medicina Molecular - João Lobo Antunes, Lisboa (Portugal)  
2019/01 – 2021/12  
 

The neural signatures of leadership: Two-brain directed synchronization during eye contact
Investigadores/Researchers: Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Isabelle Mareschal

 
Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Isabelle Mareschal  
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (UK)  
2019/07 – 2020/06  
 

The motor roots of acting together: A psychophysiological investigation

 
Marta Bortoletto, Corrado Sinigaglia  
IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia (Italy); Centre for the Study of Social Action, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)  
2019/03 – 2021/01  
 

Neurophysiological correlates of shared attention

 
Andrew Bayliss, Louise Ewing, Lisa Stephenson  
School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)  
2019/10 – 2022/10  
 

Voice perception in the visually deprived brain: Behavioral and electrophysiological insights

 
Tatiana Conde e Magro, Ana Pinheiro, César Lima  
Centro de Investigação em Ciência Psicológica- CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)  
 

A neuroscience approach to investigating how hierarchy influences moral behaviour

 
Axel Cleeremans, Emilie Caspar  
Center for Research in Cognition and Neuroscience, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); Department of behavioural sciences, Royal Military Academy, Brussels (Belgium)  
2019/10 – 2022/10  
 

Mind and matter correlated in a matrix

 
Ana Flores  
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)  
 

Exploring the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation during sleep on fear extinction learning

 
Carmelo Vicario, Michael A Nitsche, Vuk Markovic  
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund (Germany); Department of Cognitive Science, University of Messina (Italy)  
2019/04 – 2022/02  
 

Effects of a short-term mindfulness intervention on hypnotisability and mental health

 
Zoltan Dienes, Peter Lush  
School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)  
2019/04 – 2019/11  
 

Temporal decoding of selective recollection with psychophysiology

 
Alexa Morcom, Arjen Alink  
School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)  
2019/06 – 2020/12  
 

Exploring the effects of linguistic versus non-linguistic mentation in a remote viewing protocol, with coincident micropsychokinesis detection using a novel matrix REG

 
Paul Stevens, Ben Roberts  
University of Derby (UK)  
2019/03 – 2019/10  
 

COping with PAin through Hypnosis, mindfulness and Spirituality (COPAHS)

 
Maria Alexandra Ferreira Valente, José Luís Pais Ribeiro, Mak Philip Jensen, Ana Filipa Pimenta, Rui Miguel Costa, Melissa Day  
William James Center for Research, ISPA – Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle (USA)  
2019/10 – 2021/10  
 

Ganzfeld ESP research: Building on lessons learned

 
Caroline Watt  
Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh (UK)  
2019/10 – 2021/05  
 

Sense of agency in the Ouija board experience

 
Gethin Hughes, Peter Gooding  
Department of Psychology, University of Essex (UK)  
2019/04 – 2020/09  
 

Boosting WM capacity by strengthening the oscillatory functional fronto-parietal pathway

 
Vincenzo Romei  
Centre for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience - CsrNC, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna (Italy)  
2019/03 – 2021/02  
 

Mind-matter interactions and the frontal lobes of the brain

 
Morris Freedman, Robert Chen, Malcolm Binns  
Division of Neurology, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto (Canada); Division of Neurology, University Health Network - UHN, Toronto (Canada)  
 

Correlating accurate intuition with learning styles and sensory modality preferences

 
Julie Beischel, Lisa Conboy  
Windbridge Research Center, Tucson, Arizona (USA); Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA)  
2019/01 – 2021/01  
 

Mind-shaped body: A new conceptual framework beyond the placebo effect connecting expectations to disease outcome

 
Francesco Pagnini, Paolo Banfi, Cesare Cavalera, Eleonora Volpato  
Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy); Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan (Italy)  
2019/02 – 2021/01  
 

The effects of DLPFC repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on states of consciousness and psyckokinesis performance

 
Etzel Cardeña, Rainer Goebel  
Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology, Lund University (Sweden); Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)  
 

Blurring the line between human and robot? Mapping and manipulating the socialness gradient in the brain

 
Ruud Hortensius, Emily Cross  
Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience - cSCAN, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow (UK)  
2019/05 – 2021/04  
 

Unraveling the mechanisms behind automatic and emotional control: Psychophysiological, cortical excitability and functional connectivity measures

 
Ignacio Obeso, Jose Ángel Pineda Pardo, Claudia Ammann, Lina Guida, Úrsula Alcañas, David Mata Marín  
Centro Integral en Neurociencias A.C. - CINAC, Fundación Investigación HM Hospitales, Madrid (Spain)  
2019/02 – 2021/12  
 

Spiritual states induced by ayahuasca, and the involvement of the reward system

 
Miguel Castelo-Branco, Gisela Lima, Miguel Raimundo, Pedro Fonseca, Carla Cavaleiro, Lorena Petrella, Célia Cabral, Antero Abrunhosa  
Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health - ICNAS, University of Coimbra (Portugal)  
 

Phenomenological experience and neurophysiological correlates of shamanic trance in healthy individuals

 
Olivia Gosseries  
GIGA research center, GIGA-Consciousness, University of Liège (Belgium)  
 

Electrophysiological and genetic factors associated with hypnosis, suggestibility and hypnotic phenomenology

 
Giorgia Ponsi, Maria Serena Panasiti, Cristiano Crescentini, Salvatore Maria Aglioti  
Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)  
 

A replication project to acquire pragmatically useful information from the future

 
Stephan Schwartz, Randall DeMattei  
Atlantic University, Virginia Beach (USA)  
2019/01 – 2020/12  
 

Testing a neurophysiological model of inner speech processing

 
Bo Yao  
Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester (UK)  
2019/09 – 2020/08  
 

More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress

 
Brenda O'Connell, Stephen Gallagher  
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)  
 

The middle-age brain

 
Marinella Cappelletti, Maria Herrojo Ruiz  
Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)  
2019/03 – 2021/03  
 

The power of mind: Altering cutaneous sensations by autosuggestion

 
Elena Azanon, Esther Kuehn  
Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg (Germany)  
2019/07 – 2022/07  
 

The neural circuitry underlying error monitoring during social cognition

 
Teresa Sousa, Miguel Castelo-Branco, João Castelhano, Verónica Figueiredo, Andreia Pereira  
Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health - ICNAS, University of Coimbra (Portugal)  
 

Neuroimaging of lucid dreaming

 
Martin Dresler, Florian Krause  
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)  
 

Mapping the neurophenomenology of the wake-sleep transition

 
Tristan Bekinschtein, Alejandro Ezquerro-Nassar, Jon Simons, Valdas Noreika  
Consciousness and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (UK)  
2019/01 – 2020/10  
 

Changing human time perception in virtual reality emotional priming: A transcranial direct current stimulation study

 
André Silva, Ana Costa, Luke Jones, Ana Gomes  
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)  
2019/04 – 2022/03  
 

The role of interneurons in spatial memory

 
Tiago G. Oliveira, Patrícia Monteiro, Vítor Pinto, André Miranda, Ricardo Silvestre, Luísa Marinha  
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
 

Frontostriatal neurophysiological underpins of decision-making

 
Hugo Leite-Almeida, Madalena Esteves, Marco Rafael Guimarães, Ana Margarida Cunha, Joana Mendes, Armando Almeida  
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
 

Inducing lucid dreams with optimized sensory cues

 
Benjamin Baird, Giulio Tononi, Stephen LaBerge  
Department of Psychiatry, Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA)  
2019/03 – 2021/03  
 

Research-inspired cognitive empowerment: Modulating Episodic Memory through Egocentric Navigational Training (MEMENT)

 
Giorgia Committeri, Carlo Sestieri, Matteo Frisoni, Agustina Fragueiro, Annalisa Tosoni  
Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical sciences, Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies, University G. d' Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara (Italy)  
 

Analysis of brain activity in adolescents with different levels of emotional regulation

 
Jordi Solbes Matarredona, María Ángeles Gómez Climent, Samuel Hernández González, Carlos Caurín Alonso, Albert Clemente Soriano, Jose Luis Alba Robles, Rodrigo Zequeira Cotes  
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)  
2019/02 – 2020/07  
 

Encoding of the kinematics of observed actions in the responses of mirror neurons

 
Antonino Casile  
Center for Translational Neurophysiology - CTNSC, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova (Italy)  
2019/04 – 2021/03  
 

Driving synaptic plasticity in motor-to-visual neural pathways to enhance action prediction

 
Alessio Avenanti, Emmanuele Tidoni, Marco Zanon  
Department of Psychology, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (Italy)  
 

The implicit cognition of interpersonal attraction

 
Joana Arantes, John Wearden, Mavilde Arantes, Emanuel Albuquerque  
Psychology Research Center - CIPsi, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
2019/05 – 2022/05  
 

Neural mechanisms underlying unconscious working memory

 
Albert Compte, João Barbosa, Josep Valls-Sole  
Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer - IDIBAPS, Barcelona (Spain)  
2019/05 – 2021/04  
 

DMT and Epileptiform activity as an integrative model of the Near-Death Experience: A phenomenological, psychometric and psychophysiological study

 
Pascal Michael, David Luke  
Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, Greenwich University, London (UK); Psychedelic Research Group, Imperial College London (UK)  
 

Dissecting dynamical components of complex decision-making using a computer game-based task

 
Gautam Agarwal, Zachary Mainen, Alfonso Renart, Mattia Bergomi  
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa (Portugal)  
2019/01 – 2020/12  
 

When style matters: Do oculomotor fingerprint and brain dynamics explain visual exploration and memory strategies?

 
Maurizio Corbetta, Andrea Zangrossi  
Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine - VIMM, Fondazione per la Ricerca Biomedica Avanzata, Padova (Italy); Padova Neuroscience Center – PNC, Università di Padova (Italy)  
2019/04 – 2020/09  
 

Transpersonal imagery and bereavement: The psychomanteum and virtual reality

 
Marilyn Schlitz, Dorote Lucci, Donna Dulo, Kelly Yi, Lincoln Nguyen  
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Foundation, Palo Alto, California (USA); Sofia University, Palo Alto, California (USA)