Grants 2022

Title
Researchers
Institution
Duration
Database
Results

The power of imagination: Neural effects of imagined placebo intake

Anne Schienle
Clinical Psychology, University of Graz (Austria)
2023/03 - 2025/02

Generating psi with enchanted spaces: A confirmatory study

James Houran
Integrated Knowledge Systems - IKS, Chatham (USA)
2023/02 - 2024/03

Psychological flexibility and cardiovascular stress-response adaptation to recurrent and changing stress demands: A psychosomatic pathway to good health

Siobhan Howard, Stephen Gallagher
Department of Psychology, University of Limerick (Ireland)
2024/02 - 2027/02

The relationship between temporal lobe lability and anomalous cognition

Lance Storm, Vladimir Dubaj, Alexander De Foe
School of Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia); School of Health Sciences, Swinburne University (Australia)

RE-thinking the role of the spatial memory system in cognitive MAPs (acronym: REMAP)

Luca Rinaldi, Marco Marelli
Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy); Department of Psychology, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
2023/10 - 2026/10

From psychiatric disorder to spiritual gift: Phenomenology and cerebral correlates of hearing voices

Giulia Prete
Department of Psychological, Health and Territorial Sciences, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti - Pescara (Italy)
2023/06 - 2025/05

Investigating biochemical mechanisms underlying mind-matter interactions: Effect of intention on human cervical cancer cells properties via cryptochrome

Yung-Jong Shiah, Chang-Tze Ricky Yu, Dean Radin
Graduate Institute of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan (China); Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan (China)
2023/05 - 2024/10

EEG and behavioral correlates of forward and backward priming

Marc Wittmann, Jürgen Kornmeier, Mareike Wilson, Azadeh Mozhdefarahbakhsh
Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg (Germany)
2023/04 - 2026/04

The influence of emotions on actions: Boosting brain network plasticity to ameliorate action control

Sara Borgomaneri, Vincenzo Romei
Department of Psychology, University of Bologna (Italy)
2023/05 - 2025/05

Investigating the relationship between differences in sensory processing and paranormal experiences

Roger Newport, Danielle Ropar
School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University (UK); School of Psychology, University of Nottingham (UK)
2023/10 - 2026/09

The steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) tool as a marker of subjective visibility

Adélaïde de Heering, Axel Cleeremans
Center for Research in Cognition and Neuroscience, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
2023/11 - 2025/02

Enhanced well-being and psychological adjustment: The psychological benefits of paranormal endorsement

Neil Dagnall, Kenneth Drinkwater
Health, Psychology and Communities, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
2023/06 - 2025/02

How reward shapes volition: Neural correlates of motivated intentional actions

Laura Zapparoli, Francantonio Devoto
Department of Psychology, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
2023/07 - 2026/05

Unintended returns of awareness during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Charlotte Martial, Pauline Fritz, Alice Clerget
Coma Science Group, University of Liège (Belgium)
2023/02 - 2025/01

Can a silent mind know thyself? The role of inner speech in self-awareness

Bo Yao
Department of Psychology, Lancaster University (UK)
2023/03 - 2025/02

Psychometric validation of a questionnaire for assessing paranormal health beliefs and statistically modelling the effects of the construct on health outcomes longitudinally

Andrew Denovan
Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience, University of Huddersfield (UK)
2023/06 - 2025/06

An investigation into the nature of children's extra sensory experiences across various cultural contexts

Donna Thomas, Chris Roe, Callum Cooper, Kirsty Allan, Kate Adams
School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire (UK); Centre for Psychology and Sociological Sciences, University of Northampton (UK)
2023/03 - 2025/02

COMP-S: Cultivating Compassionate Schools: The effects of an evidence-based compassionate mind training program for teachers on psychophysiological and epigenetic correlates of wellbeing, prosociality and stress

Marcela Matos, José Pinto-Gouveia, Marina Cunha, Margarida Pedroso de Lima, Ana Galhardo, Sérgio Carvalho, Inês Trindade, Isabel Albuquerque, Lara Palmeira, Helena Sá, Ana Raquel Santiago, Frederico Regateiro, Paulo Rodrigues dos Santos
Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention - CINEICC, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
2023/02 - 2026/01

Static and dynamic cognitive control abilities and their relationship to hypnotic suggestibility

Benjamin Parris
Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University (UK)
2023/07 - 2025/07

An integrative biopsychological model to explain associations between trauma history, paranormal experience and belief

Alexander Sumich, Nadja Heym, Stephanie McArdle
NTU - Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
2023/07 - 2025/05

Shyness and unsociability: Subtypes of social withdrawal or two faces of the same risk?

António Santos, Kenneth Rubin, Manuela Verissimo, Maryse Guedes, Carla Fernandes, Marilia Fernandes
William James Center for Research, ISPA – Instituto Universitário, Lisbon (Portugal)
2023/09 - 2026/08

Neural correlates of open-label placebo effects in emotional distress

Michael Schaefer
Medical School Berlin (Germany)
2023/09 – 2026/08  

I am where I believe my body is

Giorgia Tosi
Department of Psychology, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
2023/05 - 2024/04

Identifying altered resting state connectivity dynamics as predictors of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH)

Sonja Kotz, Hanna Honcamp, Michael Schwartze, David Linden, Federico de Martino, Ana Pinheiro
Department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
2023/09 - 2025/08

Gaze-centered decision making

Rubén Moreno Bote, Benjamin Hayden, Demetrio Ferro
Center for Brain and Cognition, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain); Neuroscience Department, University of Minnesota (USA)
2023/02 - 2025/01

Efficacy of targeted memory reactivation in modulating attentional bias

Aurora D'Atri, Giulia Amicucci
Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
2023/11 - 2026/02

In search of experienced time: How does the heart-brain coupling support the perception of time?

Manos Tsakiris, Irena Arslanova
Psychology Department, Royal Holloway University of London (UK)
2023/10 - 2024/09

The empathic heart: An interoceptive predictive processing framework of empathy

Carlos Campos, Simone Schütz-Bosbach, Rita Pasion, Tiago Paiva, Nuno Rocha, Carina Fernandes, Mariana Pereira, Fernando Barbosa, Fernando Ferreira-Santos
COFAC, Cooperativa de Formação e Animação Cultural, Lisbon (Portugal); Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab, Lusófona University, Lisbon (Portugal); Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany); School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal)
2023/10 – 2025/09  

Mapping the characteristics and impacts of terminal lucidity in children

Natasha Tassell-Matamua, Karalee Kothe, Marjorie Woollacott, Michael Nahm, Sara Gunnoe, Philip Roehrs, Allan Kellehear
School of Psychology, Massey University (New Zealand)
2023/10 - 2025/10 

Mapping the psychophysiology of commitment

John Michael, Martina Fanghella, Stephen Butterfill, Corrado Sinigaglia
Cognition in Action Lab, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
2023/03 - 2025/02

Neurocognitive basis of misinformation sharing across the political spectrum

Clara Pretus, Salvador Soto-Faraco, Mireia Torralba
Fundació Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona (Spain); Center for Brain and Cognition, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)
2023/10 - 2026/09

Transformative power of monastic debate and analytical meditation on cognition, emotion and brain

Marieke van Vugt, Narayanan Srinivasan
Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen (The Netherlands); Department of Cognitive Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)
2023/04 - 2026/04

Pavlovian conditioning of perceptual neural responses

Andrea Caria, Christoph Braun
Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento (Italy); University of Tübingen (Germany)
2023/10 - 2025/10

The eternal movement of a still mind: Exploring the properties of dynamic brain networks in meditation practices

Roberto Guidotti
Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti - Pescara (Italy)
2023/11 - 2025/11

Environmental awareness of personally meaningful information: Capturing unconscious physiological responses to subtle signals

Chris Roe
Centre for Psychology and Sociological Sciences, Faculty of Health, Education & Society, University of Northampton (UK)

After-death communication with cell phones

Imants Baruss
Department of Psychology, King's University College at Western University, London (Canada)
2023/05 - 2025/04

Blinded by our thoughts? Testing the universality of perceptual decoupling

Sophie Forster
School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)
2023/10 - 2024/09

Investigating physician barriers to acceptance of near-death experiences

Marieta Pehlivanova, Bruce Greyson
Division of Perceptual Studies - DOPS, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)

Manipulating consciousness: The role of arousal and attention on conscious perception

Pietro Avanzini, Maria Del Vecchio, Enrico Salemi, Annalisa Cassisi, Alice Giorgi
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR, Institute of Neuroscience, Parma (Italy)
2023/03 - 2025/02

Probing body and soul stress-related reactivity through Ingestible capsules

Giuseppina Porciello, Vanessa Era, Maria Serena Panasiti
Department of Psychology, “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy)
2023/07 - 2025/06

Exploring aphantasia and exceptional experiences

Christine Simmonds-Moore, John Kruth
Department of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton (USA); Rhine Research Center, Durham (USA)
2023/08 - 2024/07

How does affective touch cause analgesia? Unraveling spinal and supraspinal factors

Alberto Gonzalez-Villar, Adriana Sampaio, Joana Coutinho
Psychology Research Center - CIPsi, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
2023/10 – 2026/09  

Psychophysical interactions in an optical diffraction system

Dean Radin
Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
2023/03 - 2026/03

Gut brain telepathy: A pilot study with food cues

Garret Yount
Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
2023/06 - 2025/05

Accuracy and neural correlates of blinded mediumship: A large-scale replication

Arnaud Delorme
Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)

The moon as dream weaver. Exploring the spiritual interplay between Indigenous Mäori lunar phases, sleep, and dreaming

Rangi Matamua, Rosie Gibson, Natasha Tassell-Matamua
School of Māori Knowledge & School of Psychology, Massey University (New Zealand)
Canceled

Trait x state predictors of performance in Ganzfeld: An international multisite study

David Marcusson-Clavertz, Christine Simmonds-Moore, Etzel Cardeña, Chris Roe, Marc Wittmann, Mortiz C. Dechamps, Helané Wahbeh
Department of Psychology, Linnaeus University, Växjö (Sweden); University of Northampton (UK); University of West Georgia, Carrollton (USA)
2023/10 - 2026/06 

Sensitive bio-behavioral connections: The role of sensory processing sensitivity and mindfulness in parenting

Francesca Lionetti, Mauro Gianni Perrucci, Michael Pluess
Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti - Pescara (Italy); Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
2023/11 - 2026/10

RegularMente - Randomized controlled trial of the effects of a guided imagery based Intervention on the well-being, socioemotional and cognitive development, physiologic activity, and academic success of children in school

Iolanda Galinha, Joana Carvalho, Margarida Matos, Augusta Gaspar, António Palmeira, Gina Lemos, Joaquim Melro, Hélder Fernandes, Cátia Reis, Vitória Cardoso, Patrícia Arriaga, Hugo Plácido da Silva, Diego Pinal, Susana Martins
Psychology Research Centre, Autonomous University of Lisbon (Portugal); Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon (Portugal); Lisbon School of Medicine (Portugal)
2023/07 - 2026/05

Understanding how humans perceive high-frequency vibrations

Nélson Costa, Isabel Lisboa, Emanuel Silva, Paulo Cardoso
Centro ALGORITMI, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães (Portugal)
2023/03 - 2026/02

Assessing cardiac activity as a predictor of freezing behaviour in humans

Jaime Grácio, Natalia Barrios, Marta Moita, Diego Carrasco, Carolina Ferreira, Pedro Ferreira, Joaquim Alves da Silva, Albino Oliveira-Maia
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon (Portugal)
2023/03 - 2026/02

SPARKS: Driving associative plasticity in the cortically blind brain to promote recovery of visual awareness

Simone Battaglia, Matteo Diano, Marco Tamietto
Department of Psychology, University of Turin (Italy)
2023/10 - 2026/09

From the body to visual awareness: Interoceptive influences on the processing of consciously and non-consciously perceived emotional visual stimuli

Ruben Azevedo, Marco Tamietto
School of Psychology, University of Kent (UK); Department of Psychology, University of Turin (Italy)
2023/09 - 2025/06

Autonomic signatures of mind wandering and its consequences on attention and positive emotions in individuals with different levels of expertise in mindfulness meditation

Cristiano Crescentini, Susanna Feruglio, Alessio Matiz
Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication, Education and Society, University of Udine (Italy)
2023/09 - 2026/09

Implicit generalization of experience in the human brain: Keep Information for Navigation and Memory IN a Distance map (Keep IN MIND)

Giorgia Committeri, Federica Santacroce, Agustina Fragueiro
Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti - Pescara (Italy)
2023/11 - 2026/09

Uncovering the dynamics of hyperarousal and restless sleep

Lara Rösler, Roy Cox, Eus Van Someren
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
2023/10 – 2025/04  

TrustyCobots: Human-like or machine-like? Tracking psychophysiological components of trust in human-robot collaboration

Artur Pilacinski, Sergi Bermudez I Badia, Ioannis Iossifidis, Ana Luisa Pinto, Paula Alexandra Silva, Christian Klaes
Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention - CINEICC, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal); University of Madeira (Portugal); Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
2023/03 - 2026/02

Existential neuroscience investigations with long-term meditation practitioners

Elisa Puvia, Antonino Raffone, Luca Simione
Department of Psychology, “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy); Italian National Research Council - CNR (Italy)

Predicting the future to make sense of the present: Predictive brain mechanisms for speech perception

Ediz Sohoglu
School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK)
2023/09 - 2024/08

System for measuring and manipulating language-based social interactions using EEG hyperscanning, neurofeedback and closed-loop brain stimulation

Alejandro Perez, Ander Ramos-Murguialday, Carmen Vidaurre
School of Psychology, University of Surrey (UK); Tecnalia, Health Unit (Spain)
2023/11 - 2025/10 

Event segmentation and time perception: Understanding why time feels like flying

Lucia Melloni, Darinka Trübutschek
Department of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
2023/03 - 2025/02

Modulating the brain rhythm of religious and political conflicts: theta-transcranial alternating current stimulation (theta-tACS) studies

Gabriele Fusco, Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Valentina Nicolardi, Azzurra Cristiano
Department of Psychology, “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy)
2023/10 - 2025/09 

Anger in the mind and body: From unconscious cognitive mechanisms to psychophysiological and neural substrates

Liliana Capitão, Catherine Harmer, Stefan Van Duijvenboden, Marlene Nogueira, Anna Pelliet, Marieke Martens, Adriana Sampaio, Joana Coutinho, Susana Capela, Catarina Fagundes, Fátima Saraiva
Psychology Research Center - CIPsi, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal); Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory, University of Oxford (UK)
2023/04 - 2026/04

Slow wave sleep reduces emotion: A multilevel approach combining the monitoring of brain, neurovegetative and dream activities

Pascal Hot, Jean Baptiste Eichenlaub, Sophie Schwartz, Jessica Bourgin, Sonia Pellissier, Sylvain Delplanque
Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition, Université Savoie Mont Blanc (France); Sleep and Cognition Neuroimaging Laboratory, Geneva University NeuroCenter (Switzerland)
2023/06 - 2025/01

Extended recalled death experiences: "Becoming alive after you are cold and long dead"

Adrian Parker, Annekatrin Puhle
Scandinavian International University, Örebro (Sweden); Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
2023/09 – 2025/08  

Psi at home 2 - An experimental paradigm for replicating psi research with selected cohorts

Peter Bancel, Mario Varvoglis, Jocelyne Boban
Institut Métapsychique International, Paris (France)

Training in the oneiric life: A psychophysiological and humanistic study of Tibetan Buddhist lucid dreaming practices

Michael Sheehy, David Germano, Katarina Turpeinen, Ken Paller, Susan Florczak
Contemplative Sciences Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA); Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Northwestern University (USA)

Feeling good and feeling in control: A longitudinal study of mood and sense of agency

Alexandre Hyafil, María da Fonseca
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra (Spain)
2023/06 - 2026/05

Boosting and hindering action imitation by modulating spike-timing dependent plasticity

Alessio Avenanti, Chiara Spaccasassi, Sonia Turrini, Antonio Cataneo
Department of Psychology, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (Italy)
2023/10 - 2025/10 

Altered states of viscereality: Augmenting breathwork with bio-responsive virtual reality

Oliver Deussen, Bigna Lenggenhager, George Fejer, Isabella Pasqualini
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz (Germany)
2023/10 - 2026/04

Switching on and off the insula by means of non-invasive brain stimulation changes the spiritual self

Francesca Strappini, Francesco Di Russo, Sabrina Pitzalis
Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, University of “Foro Italico” (Italy)
2024/01 - 2026/01

Expanding the study of presentiment using multimodal biosignals, a large sample, and immersive virtual reality

Cedric Cannard
Institute of Noetic Sciences, California (USA)
2023/03 - 2026/03

Decoding of LSD-induced perceptual changes in visual and auditory modalities

Sidarta Ribeiro, Luiza Mugnol-Ugarte, Dráulio Araújo, Daniel Brandão, Stanislas Dehaene, Ghislaine Lambertz, Lucie Berkovitch, Fosca Al Loumi, Dayane Lima, Marina Reis, Fernanda Fontes, Sérgio Arthuro Rolim
Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology - 2Bio, Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil); Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFJF (Brazil)
2023/05 - 2025/05

Psychophysiology of the blind mind: Shedding light on memories without imagery

Elena Azañón, Max-Philipp Stenner
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg (Germany)
2024/01 - 2026/12

Mapping experiences of invisible others: Talent and training in a virtual reality psychomanteum

Marilyn Schlitz, James Thompson, Jennifer Crane, Lincoln Nguyen
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Sofia University, California (USA)