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Behavioral Treatments For Migraine Headache, Such As Biofeedback And Hypnosis, Are Cost-Effective Alternatives To Medications

Treating chronic migraines with behavioral approaches – such as biofeedback, relaxation training, and hypnosis – can make financial sense compared to prescription-drug treatment, especially after a year or more, a new study found. Longtime behavioral therapy researcher and practitioner Dr. Donald Penzien, University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of psychiatry, coauthored the study.

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Lack Of Empathy Following Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Reduced Responsiveness To Angry Faces

Egocentric, self-centred, and insensitive to the needs of others: these social problems often arise in people with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have been attributed in part to a loss of emotional empathy, the capacity to recognise and understand the emotions of other people. Given that traumatic brain injuries are becoming more common, and […]

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International Society For Neurofeedback And Research (ISNR) 2011 Annual Conference

The International Society For Neurofeedback And Research (ISNR) will hold its 2011 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. ISNR conferences are the premier international meetings for healthcare professionals, students, teachers, and researchers who are interested in psychophysiology, particularly peripheral biofeedback, neurofeedback, and quantitative EEG (QEEG).

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U.S. Army Offers Stress Reduction Classes, Including Biofeedback Training, To Military Personnel

The Fort Jackson Army Substance Abuse Program, which traditionally addresses issues of alcohol and drug abuse, will expand its programs by offering a six-week stress and anxiety reduction class, scheduled to begin Wednesday. Pierre Wilkins, a social worker with ASAP, explained that the goal is for people to identify stressors and stress symptoms and to […]

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The Six Bridges, Body I/O, and Conscious Influence Over Autonomic Function

In 2004, I introduced the concept of the “bridge.” Since that time, this author and others have been working with bridges to understand their significance in facilitating conscious influence of the body/mind. Humans, in fact vertebrate life in general, interact with the environment via fifteen bodily functions or “interfaces”. These input/output functions include the eyes, […]

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Researchers Meet To Discuss Neurofeedback Treatment Of Aspergers And Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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 […]

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The Neuroscience Of Musical Chills

Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards, such as food, drugs, and sex. The new study from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University also reveals that even the anticipation of […]

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