Grants 2008


Psi information system software design for parapsychological research: SIPSI v.3.0: References, bibliometry research and video-DVD collection database

Alejandro Parra, Alejandro Jarandilla, Teresa Porcel, Bernardo Olivares Torres, Jorge Villanueva  
Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)  
2009/02 - 2011/01  

Enhancing psychokinesis task performance: Volition another attempts to study PK performance through the practice of imagery strategies

Alejandro Parra, Juan Manuel Corbetta, Irma Juana Caputo  
Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)  
2009/02 - 2011/02  

Beyond anthropocentric empathy: ERP dynamics of empathy for non-human beings and ecosystems

José Raúl Naranjo Muradás, Verónica Sevillano Triguero, Juan I. Aragonés, Prof. Shihui Han  
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Freiburg (Germany)  
2009/11 - 2014/11  

A test for mindfulness – The bistable images test

Harald Walach, Ursula Mochty  
University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences (UK)  
2009/01 - 2010/09  

Emotional processing from language and music: Comparative neurocognitive and functional neuroimaging studies

Maria São Luís Castro, Armando César Ferreira Lima, António José de Bastos Leite, Maria Carolina Lobo Almeida Garrett  
Centro de Psicologia da Universidade do Porto, Grupo de Investigação em Linguagem (Portugal)  
2009/01 - 2015/09  

Does meditation practice modulate the dynamics of attentional neural networks? An EEG study

Peter Malinowski, Thomas Gruber, Gernot G. Supp  
Liverpool John Moores University, School of Psychology (UK)  
2009/09 - 2011/04  

Conscious will and voluntary actions: is there a last ventriloquist in the brain?

Jose Luis Perez Velazquez, Richard Wennberg, Luis Garcia Dominguez  
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (Canada)  
2009/04 - 2012/02  

Hypnosis facilitation in a Ganzfeld ESP task with phenomenological and physiological correlates

Carl Williams, Diane Dutton
Liverpool Hope University (UK)

Process- and proof-focused investigation of anomalous information reception by mediums: A two-part quantitative study

Julie Beischel, Adam Rock, Mark E. Boccuzzi, Michael Biuso  
The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Tucson (USA)  
2009/01 - 2011/02  

Neural correlates of sympathetic magical belief

Bruce Hood, Nathalia Gjersoe, Richard Wise  
Cardiff University Brain & Repair Imaging Centre (UK)  
2009/02 - 2012/02  

Creative psi functioning

Suitbert Ertel, Ulrich Timm  
University of Göttingen (Germany)  
2009/09 - 2012/07 Inconclusive Project  

Anomalous communication: The transmission of subjective significance

Wolfgang Ambach, Tim Schönwetter  
Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP), Freiburg (Germany)  
2009/02 - 2011/09  

Marcadores fisiológicos de processamento sensorial do recém-nascido

Adriana Sampaio, Maria de Góis Vicente Ramalho Eanes, Clédna Patrícia de Oliveira Silva, Hugo Miguel Braga de Almeida Tavares  
CIPsi - Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
2009/02 - 2013/02  

A test of the Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI) using european cases of anomalous experiences

Caroline Watt, Ian Tierney  
Koestler Parapsychology Unit, The University of Edinburgh (UK)  
2009/04 - 2012/02  

Refining the methodology of alpha electroencephalographic biofeedback and exploring its effect on cognition and mood

David Vernon, Soren Andersen, Neil Rutterford, Marcia Pasqualini, Olga Bazanova  
Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), University of East Anglia Norwich (UK), Dept. of Psychology, Avila University, Kansas City (USA), Siberian Branch of the Russian Medical Academy, State Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Nonvosibirsk (Russia)  
2009/02 - 2012/04  

ERP correlates of relational learning II: Testing a visual-visual and auditory-visual priming

Simon Dymond, Sara Tepaeru Minster  
Department of Psychology, Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Swansea University, Wales (UK)  
2009/09 - 2011/03  

Retroactive/precognitive priming: The role of attention allocation on time-reversed affective processing

Alexander Batthyany, Ivan Spajic, Georg Kranz  
Austrian Society for Parapsychology and Border Areas of Science Experimental Working Group, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria)  
2009/01 - 2011/07  

Brain activity during remote information access

Jérôme Daltrozzo, Boris Kotchoubey, Ahmed A. Karim  
Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen (Germany)  
2009/10 - 2011/06  

The sheep-goat effect as a matter of compliance vs. noncompliance: The effect of reactance in a forced-choice ball selection test

Lance Storm, Suitbert Ertel, Adam Rock  
Anomalistic and Transpersonal Psychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Deakin University, Burwood (Australia)  
2009/03 - 2010/09  

Generating psi with optimal levels of transliminality - A critical replication and extension

James Houran  
Integrated Knowledge Systems, Springfield (USA)  
2009/02 - 2010/02  

Experimental tests of the role of consciousness in the physical world

Dean Radin, Paul Wendland, Robert Rickenbach, Cassandra Vieten  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
2009/02 - 2011/02  

Spirituality, religious coping and paranormal beliefs and their relation to OCD and anxiety disorders' symptomatology and treatment outcome

Agorastos Agorastos, Steffen Moritz, Michael Kellner, Christoph Muhtz  
University Medical Centre UKE – Hamburg Eppendorf, Centre of Psychosocial Medicine, University Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Department for Anxiety Disorders, Hamburg (Germany)  
2009/01 -2010/06  

Emergent information in the visual environment: the role of fractal dimension in anomalous information acquisition

Paul Stevens  
Bournemouth University, Poole (UK)  
2009/02 - 2011/04  

Learning and generalization on psi perceptual tasks

Julia Mossbridge  
Visual Perception, Cognition, and Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston (USA)  
2009/01 - 2011/04  

Cortical oscillations and altered states of consciousness: The study of meditative states and functional brain connectivity

Jose Luis Perez Velazquez, William Gaetz  
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (Canada)  
2009/08 - 2011/10  

How do you know what others feel? A psychophysiological study of social cognition and aging

Sarah MacPherson, Edyta Monika Hunter, Louise H. Phillips  
Human Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh (UK)  
2009/01 - 2011/02  

Absorption experiences and their relationships to dreams, imaginary companions and parapsychological experiences

Nancy Zingrone, Carlos S. Alvarado  
Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia Health System (USA)  
2009/10 - 2011/09  

Subjective experiences associated with seizures

Bruce Greyson, Nathan B. Fountain, Donna K. Broshek, Lori L. Derr  
Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia Health System (USA)  
2009/10 - 2012/10  

Measurement and analysis of interindividual psychophysiological differences in experienced meditators

Thilo Hinterberger, Niko Kohls  
Institut für Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)  
2009/10 - 2011/03  

Embodied emotions. The impact of expertise in mindfulness on the automaticity in emotion regulation strategies detected by psychophysiological parameters and self-report in a laboratory setting

Susanne Müller, Ulrike Halsband  
Department of Psychology/Neuropsychology, University of Freiburg (Germany)  
2009/09 - 2015/07  

How psychophysiological anticipatory information can be used to solve intuitive tasks with random events

Patrizio Tressoldi, Stefano Massaccesi, Massimiliano Martinelli  
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Padova (Italy)  
2009/01 - 2011/03  

The neuropsychophysiological basis of empathy: The role of neuroendocrine; autonomic and central nervous system variables

Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves, Patrícia Silva, Ana Pinheiro  
Cipsi – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
2009/01 - 2012/03  

Manipulação da emoção em ambientes de realidade virtual imersiva: Validação metodológica

Luís Manuel Coelho Monteiro, João Eduardo Marques Teixeira, Manuel Fernando Santos Barbosa, Jorge Silvério  
UnIPSa – Unidade de Investigação em Psicologia e Saúde: Laboratório de Psicofisiologia / Grupo de Psicobiologia / Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde – Norte, Paredes (Portugal)  
2009/01 - 2011/10  

Brain activity during PK and facial recognition tasks – Research with near infrared spectroscopy

Mikio Yamamoto, Hideyuki Kokubo  
Bio-Emission Laboratory, International Research Institute (IRI), Chiba (Japan)  
2009/03 - 2011/01  

Susceptibility to affect-based framing effects as a predictor of psychic experience

Richard Broughton  
Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes, School of Social Science, The University of Northampton (UK)  
2009/01 - 2012/10  

Lability and PK performance: Identifying the optimal conditions for PK-RNG effects in the laboratory using an I Ching task

Chris Roe  
Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes [CSAPP], University of Northampton (UK)  
2009/01 -2013/09  

Testing the psi-mediated instrumental response theory using an implicit psi task

Chris A. Roe  
Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes [CSAPP], University of Northampton (UK)  
2009/01 -2013/09  

An interpretative phenomenological analysis of anomalous experience at the end-of-live

Craig Murray, Joanne Murray  
Division of Health Research, Lancaster University (UK)  
2009/11 - 2015/09  

Comparação entre falsas memórias e estimulação subliminar no paradigma DRM

Maria de Fátima de Jesus Simões, Isabel Maria Barbas dos Santos, Paulo Joaquim Fonseca da Silva Farinha Rodrigues  
Centro de Investigação em Educação e Ciências do Comportamento, Departamento de Ciências da Educação, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)  
2009/02 - 2015/09  

Mindfulness and emotional factors contributing to intuitive decision-making in the medical settings

Henk Barendregt, Stephen Whitmarsh, Eva Lobach, Dick J. Bierman, Fabio Giommi  
Mind Brain Mindfulness research group (MBM) of the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS), Nijmegen (The Netherlands)  
2009/10 - 2012/11  

A experiência da dor: Alterações funcionais induzidas por dor Crónica nos circuitos neuronais de recompensa e aversão

Vasco Miguel Clara Lopes Galhardo, Deolinda Maria Valente Alves de Lima Teixeira, Clara Maria Pires Costa Bastos Monteiro, Hélder Cardoso Cruz, Maria Leonor Godinho, Daniela Seixas, Sónia Margarida Dourado  
IBMC – Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Porto (Portugal)  
2009/03 - 2013/10  

Prefrontal control of impulsive action

Masayoshi Murakami, Zachary F. Mainen  
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras (Portugal)  
2009/02 - 2011/03  

As experiências óptimas na vida diária e padrões fisiológicos associados: Para um conhecimento da personalidade autotélica

Teresa Freire, Mário João Pereira Sequeira Santos, Marta Bassi, Gabriela Matias  
Centro de Investigação em Psicologia (CIPsi), Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
2009/01 - 2011/09  

How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?

João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa  
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)  
2010/05 - 2014/11  

Electrophysiological correlates of learning new faces: A study with event-related potentials and skin-conductance responses

Isabel Maria Barbas dos Santos, Christopher Alexander Longmore, Jorge Manuel Costa Oliveira  
Laboratório de Psicologia Experimental e Aplicada (PsyLab) do Centro de Investigação em Educação e Ciências do Comportamento (CIECC), Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Ciências da Educação (Portugal)  
2009/05 -2014/05  

Psychophysiological markers of externalizing personality in non-clinical and criminal populations

Isabel Maria Barbas dos Santos, Jorge Manuel Costa Oliveira, Paula Emanuel Rocha Martins Vagos, Nick Anthony DeFilippis  
Laboratório de Psicologia Experimental e Aplicada (PsyLab) do Centro de Investigação em Educação e Ciências do Comportamento (CIECC), Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Ciências da Educação (Portugal)  
2009/01 -2014/02  

Neural and computational mechanisms of conscious and unconscious decisions under uncertainty

Edward Vul, Nancy Kanwisher, Joshua Tenenbaum  
Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, CA (USA)  
2010/11 - 2014/02  

Multi-centre study into the relationship of memories, consciousness and near death experiences during cardiac arrest

Sam Parnia, Fritz Sterz, Roland Beisteiner, Harry Walmsley, Peter Doyle, Ken Spearpoint, Stephen Holgate, Susan Jones, Sue Hampshire, Celia Warlow, Russell Metcalf Smith, Leanne Smyth, Hayley Killingback, Salli Lovett, Paul Wills, Penny Sartori, Iain Mcleod, Jon Taylor  
University of Southampton Department of Medical Specialities, Southampton General Hospital (UK)  
2010/01 - 2017/01  

Life-span changes in electrophysiological patterns associated with temporal discrimination

Patrizia Bisiacchi, Giovanni Sparacino, Vincenza Tarantino, Sami Schiff  
Department of General Psychology, University of Padua (Italy)  
2009/01 - 2012/02  

Design and testing of a wearable device for neurofeedback of physiological correlates to states of consciousness

Thilo Hinterberger  
Institut für Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)  
2009/04 - 2011/03  

A closer look at meditation: Challenging the attentional network on different types of meditative procedures

Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Thilo Hinterberger, Matthias Braeunig, Dr. Jose Raul Naranjo, Kathrin Simshäuser  
for Mindfulness, Meditation and Neuroscience Research, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)  
2010/04 - 2011/09  

Developing a “Recipe” for success in ESP experimental research (Phase III)

José M. Pérez Navarro  
University of Greenwich, Eltham, London (UK)  
2009/01 - 2011/01  

Meditation at the core: Neuroscientific comparison of attentional resource allocation in different meditation practices

Arnaud Delorme, Claire Braboszcz, Romain Granchamps, Rael Cahn, Emmauel Fernandez  
CERCO, Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition, Toulouse (France)  
2009/02 - 2012/07  

Testing the ontological status of the experience of meditation-induced timeless states

Cassandra Vieten, Dean Radin, Marilyn Schlitz  
Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California (USA)  
2009/02 - 2010/07  

When rejection hurts: Probing the neural basis of childhood social exclusion with a dense-array EEG

Michael J. Crowley, Linda C. Mayes, Christopher A. Bailey  
Yale Child Study Center, New Haven (USA)  
2009/02 - 2011/09  

Exploring empathy and social cognitive ability as predictors of the nonlocal perception of pain in others

Christine Simmonds-Moore, Ginette Nachman
Liverpool Hope University (UK)

How do we choose a partner? Neural circuits involved in inbreeding avoidance and mate selection

Susana Quelhas Lima, Léa Zinck  
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras (Portugal)  
2009/02 - 2011/03  

Percepção extra-sensorial: Um estudo acerca da possibilidade de visão heteroscópica

Álvaro Luiz Tronconi, Moema da Silva Borges, Joel Paulo Russomano Veiga, Cleunice de Arruda Castro, Eloina Terezinha Domanski, Walkyria Eyre  
HUB – Hospital Universitário de Brasília e NEFP – Núcleo de Estudos dos Fenômenos Paranormais, Brasília (Brazil)  
2009/02 -2012/06  

Emotional influences on psychophysiological indices of focused attention and response anticipation in social anxiety: A combined neuroimaging and electroencephalographic study

Yoko Nagai, Hugo Critchley, Marcus Gray  
Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex (UK)  
2009/10 - 2014/07  

Communication in shared altered states using the hypnotic and Ganzfeld induction of lucid dreams

Adrian Parker, Annekatrin Puhle, Amanda Sondefors, Andreas Lantz, Timo Paulson  
University of Gothenburg, Psychology Department: Consciousness Studies Unit (Sweden)  
2009/03 - 2012/05  

Paranormal beliefs and experiences: Indicators of mental health or mental disorder?

Anneli Goulding  
Psychology Department, Gothenburg University (Sweden)  
2009/01 - 2011/11  

Exploration of the effect of local geomagnetic activity and Tibetan Buddhist meditation on psychic awareness

Serena M. Roney-Dougal, Adrian Ryan  
Psi Research Centre, Glastonbury, Somerset (UK)  
2009/10 - 2013/07  

Brain dynamics underlying motor awareness in language

Francesca Carota, Angela Sirigu, Claude Delpuech, Andres Posada, Sylvain Harquel  
Centre de Neuroscience Cognitive, Bron (France)  
2009/10 -2014/09  

The effect of paranormal belief and cognitive-perceptual factors on mnemonic performance: An experimental investigation

Neil Andrew Dagnall, Andrew Parker, Gary Munley  
The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Research Institute of Health and Social Change, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, Division of Psychology and Social Change, Manchester (UK)  
2009/08 - 2011/09  

Posterior parietal cortex involvement in skill learning

Sara Cavaco, Steven Wayne Anderson, Pedro Soares Pinto, Ricardo Taipa  
Laboratory of Neurobiology of Human Behavior of Hospital de Santo António, Porto (Portugal) e Division of Behavioral Neurology and College of Medicine of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine (USA)  
2010/02 - 2014/07