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Biofeedback For Your Brain? FMRI Evidence Suggests ‘Yes’

There is new evidence that people can learn to control the activity of some brain regions when they get feedback signals provided by functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (fMRI). Dr. Andrea Caria and colleagues used this specialized imaging technique during training sessions in three groups of healthy participants who were asked to assess visual emotional stimuli (negative or neutral pictures).

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American Academy Of Pediatrics Level 2 Treatment Recommendations For ADHD Do Not Apply to Neurofeedback

There has been much excitement surrounding the recent positive developments for neurofeedback (EEG-biofeedback) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the past week, news circulated that American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed neurofeedback for ADHD. Although I was also excited about this potentially important development for the field of neurofeedback and children with attentional disorders and posted an article to this effect, I found no evidence in AAP’s original announcement that Level 2 (“good evidence”) recommendations applied to neurofeedback.

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American Academy Of Pediatrics Lists Biofeedback As A Level 2 Psychosocial Intervention For ADHD Symptoms

The American Academy Of Pediatrics recently published the summer edition of “Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Interventions” – a guide to help clinicians and parents select treatments based on available research. Biofeedback received a “Level 2″ classification as a psychosocial intervention for the core behavioral symptoms commonly associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Check the end of this report for a link to download the original psychosocial intervention guide.

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Army Looks To Biofeedback, Yoga, And Acupuncture To Treat Pain

The Army’s health-care system may soon see changes in how Soldiers are treated for pain, according to a report released by the Army’s surgeon general Wednesday which recommends 109 changes. The Pain Management Task Force’s final report, which was initiated by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker in August of 2009, addresses the lack of a comprehensive pain-management strategy across the Army, and suggests alternative treatments to medication such as acupuncture, meditation, biofeedback, and yoga.

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Research Continues To Support The Benefits Of Self-Hypnosis In Chronic Pain Management

Readers interested in pain management, hypnosis, or neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) may want to take the time to read the brief, well written article, “Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: A New Hope.” The author (Mark P. Jensen, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine) speaks to three trends in hypnosis’ role in pain […]

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Whole-Head Normalization Using Live Z-Scores For Connectivity Training (Part 2)

This article is a second in a 2-part series that further explains the practicalities of using Z-score [neurofeedback] training with multiple sites. For an explanation of the theory this is based upon, please refer to Part 1 of this series. Additionally, readers not familiar with Z-score neurofeedback may want to first read the article “Z-Score […]

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ISNR Calls For Research Papers On PTSD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Combat Operational Stress, and Terrorism Trauma Syndrome

The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) called for researchers to submit papers on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), combat operational stress (COS), and terrorism trauma syndrome (TTS) for possible inclusion in the Journal of Neurotherapy. The target research population is soldiers and veterans. Check the end of this review […]

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Whole-Head Normalization Using Live Z-Scores For Connectivity Training (Part 1)

This article relates some of our last 2 years of work with Live Z-score [neurofeedback] Training (LZT), and how the methods and clinical experience have evolved.  Starting with the simple use of live Z-scores to view EEG parameters and do simple training, we have evolved the practice into a comprehensive multichannel whole-head approach with an […]

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