Dr. Alan Fisher provides a review of Dr. Rex Cannon’s new book, Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA): Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications (released February 2012).
For the past seven years, Widener’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology has provided coursework leading to Board Certification from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). The program, taught by Celeste De Bease, PhD, BCB-Fellow, BCN-Fellow and by Pam Calvert-Hirt, PsyD, MBA, BCB, has led many of its graduate students to their dissertations on biofeedback, particularly Haya Al-Joudi.
As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback. The results are published the current issue of NeuroImage journal.
Migraines cost American taxpayers $13 billion in missed work or reduced productivity annually. In a time of job insecurity and financial vulnerability when stress levels are high and incomes are low, crippling migraines are an ever increasing epidemic. For the 28 million Americans who suffer from recurrent migraines, the accepted treatment is pharmacological therapy. Now a alternative treatment known as neurofeedback has been shown to be a viable treatment option with few side effects for those with recurrent migraine headaches.
Most professionals and researchers in the field of neurofeedback are familiar with the now classic neurofeedback study by Barry Sterman entitled, “Electroencephalographic and Behavioral Studies of Monomethyl Hydrazine Toxicity in the Cat.” This is perhaps one of, or the most, important studies to be conducted in neurofeedback. The Journal of Neurotherapy has made this important study available for all. Check the end of this report for a free download link for full-text access.
A recent investigation published by the British Medical Journal BMJ concluded that Dr. Andrew Wakefield misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of a 1998 study linking Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to childhood vaccines. Regardless of the cause, in the past decade there has been a huge increase in the incidence of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), formerly the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, has filed applications to trademark terms that refer to Board certification in biofeedback. BCIA certifies professionals in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Included in this report are links to several full-text articles for those who want to learn more about BCIA.
Author, neurologist, and neuropsychiatrist Werner Van den Bergh, M.D. recently talked with Christopher Fisher, PhD (CEO of this website’s sister company, BMED Press) about his newly released book, “Neurofeedback and State Regulation in ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication” (published by BMED Press).