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DocumentMental spatial transformations of objects and bodies: Different developmental trajectories in children from 7 to 11 years of age2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-066
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
066 - The spiritual brain: Neuropsychological and neurophysiologic investigations of self-transcendence and spirituality
Duration: 2011-04 - 2013/02
Researcher(s):
Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Cosimo Urgesi, Franco Fabbro, Matteo Candidi, Fabio Campanella
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Roma (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted for publication)
Language: eng
Author:
Aglioti, S.
Secondary author(s):
Urgesi, C., Fabbro, F., Candidi, M., Campanella, F.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Parapsychology and Psychophysiology / Spiritualism / Brain structure and function / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries / Self / Developmental psychology / Altered states of consciousness / Meditation / Body awareness

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-066.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 3/2010
Title:
Mental spatial transformations of objects and bodies: Different developmental trajectories in children from 7 to 11 years of age
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2013-23502-001/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Despite the large body of knowledge on adults suggesting that 2 basic types of mental spatial transformation-namely, object-based and egocentric perspective transformations-are dissociable and specialized for different situations, there is much less research investigating the developmental aspects of such spatial transformation systems. Here, an "own body transformation" paradigm and a letter transformation task were employed in a group of children ranging from 7 to 11 years of age to respectively investigate the development of egocentric perspective transformations and object-related transformations. A group of 30 young adults was also administered the 2 experimental tasks. Moreover, the Temperament and Character Inventory (Cloninger, Przybeck, Svrakic, & Wetzel, 1994) was also administered to children and adults with the goal of testing for possible influences of personality traits on imagined perspective transformation abilities. We found that egocentric perspective transformations develop later than object-based transformations-namely, from 8 rather than 7 years of age. We also found that high scores on temperament and character scales reflecting the acceptance of others (i.e., cooperativeness) were positively related to the ability to engage in imagined perspective transformations, especially when such ability first appears (i.e., at 8 years of age). These findings were held to support the view that the 2 mental spatial transformation systems are separated in that they follow 2 different developmental trajectories and are differentially influenced by personality traits in children.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Crescentini, C.
Secondary author(s):
Fabbro, F., Urgesi, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Crescentini, C., Fabbro, F., & Urgesi, C. (2014). Mental spatial transformations of objects and bodies: Different developmental trajectories in children from 7 to 11 years of age. Developmental Psychology, 50(2), 370-383. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033627
2-year Impact Factor: 4.141|2014
Times cited: 22|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Mental rotation / Egocentric perspective transformation / Temperament and character inventory / Child development / Left-right judgment

Mental spatial transformations of objects and bodies: Different developmental trajectories in children from 7 to 11 years of age

Mental spatial transformations of objects and bodies: Different developmental trajectories in children from 7 to 11 years of age

DocumentGenetic and environmental bases of the interplay between magical ideation and personality2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-262
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 29/2012
Title:
262 - The neural basis of Magical Ideation: A multimodal imaging study in twin subjects
Duration: 2013-08 - 2019-07
Researcher(s):
Paolo Brambilla, Gioia Negri, Sara Piccin, Giuseppe Cabras, Corrado Fagnani
Institution(s): Universitá delgi Studi di Milano and Unit of Epidemiology of the Italian Institute of Health, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Brambilla, P.
Secondary author(s):
Negri, G., Piccin, S., Cabras, G., Fagnani, C.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Paranormal belief / Brain structure and function / Personality

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-262.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 29/2012
Title:
Genetic and environmental bases of the interplay between magical ideation and personality
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.psy-journal.com/article/S0165-1781(13)00753-1/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Sub-threshold psychotic symptoms are quite commonly present in general population. Among these, Magical Ideation (MI) has been proved to be a valid predictor of psychosis. However, the genetic and environmental influences on the interplay between MI and personality have not fully been explored. A total of 534 adult twins from the population-based Italian Twin Register were assessed for MI using the MI Scale (MIS) and for personality with the temperament and character inventory (TCI). A Multivariate Cholesky model was applied with Mx statistical program. The best-fitting model showed that additive genetic and unshared environmental factors explain approximately the same proportion of variance in MI, whereas a less strong genetic influence on personality traits emerged. Relevant correlations between MI and specific personality traits (novelty seeking, cooperativeness, self-directedness, self-transcendence) were found, suggesting shared influences for MI and these traits. Both genetic and environmental factors explained these correlations, with genetic factors playing a predominant role. Moderate-to-substantial genetic effects on MI and personality were found. Shared genetic and environmental effects underlie the phenotypic correlation between MI (psychosis-proneness) and personality traits, i.e. self-directedness (negative association) and self-transcendence (positive association), potentially representing predictive markers of psychosis liability related to schizotypy and personality.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Brambilla, P.
Secondary author(s):
Fagnani, C., Cecchetto, F., Medda, E., Bellani, M., Salemi, M., Picardi, A., Stazi, M. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Brambilla, P., Fagnani, C., Cecchetto, F., Medda, E., Bellani, M., Salemi, M., Picardi, A., & Stazi, M. A. (2014). Genetic and environmental bases of the interplay between magical ideation and personality. Psychiatry Research, 215(2), 453-459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2013.11.021
2-year Impact Factor: 2.467|2014
Times cited: 14|2024-02-02
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Magical ideation / Twins / Temperament and character inventory / Schizotypy / Psychosis / Self-directedness / Self-transcendence

Genetic and environmental bases of the interplay between magical ideation and personality

Genetic and environmental bases of the interplay between magical ideation and personality