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(In)Accurate Intuition Is Related To Physiological Changes In The Body

When faced with decisions, we often follow our intuition – our self-described “gut feelings” – without understanding why. Our ability to make hunch decisions varies considerably: Intuition can either be a useful ally or it can lead to costly and dangerous mistakes. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for […]

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Canadian Diplomats Learn More About Biofeedback

Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Peter Boehm, and the Canadian High Commissioner to Dusseldorf, Leslie Reissner, paid a visit to the Thought Technology Ltd. booth at Medica, where 137,000 visited for 4 days. Included in this announcement is a video interview with Olivier Jean (short track speed skating gold medalist) and Dr. Pierre Beauchamp (sports psychologist) who […]

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New Breathing Therapy Reduces Panic And Anxiety By Reversing Hyperventilation

A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing. The method has proved better than traditional cognitive therapy at reducing both symptoms of panic and hyperventilation, according to a new study. A video demonstration is included in this report whereby the researcher explains […]

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Controlling Individual Cortical Nerve Cells By Human Thought

Five years ago, neuroscientist Christof Koch of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), neurosurgeon Itzhak Fried of UCLA, and their colleagues discovered that a single neuron in the human brain can function much like a sophisticated computer and recognize people, landmarks, and objects, suggesting that a consistent and explicit code may help transform complex visual […]

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Violent TV Or Video Games Desensitizes Teenagers And May Promote Aggressive Behavior

Watching violent films, TV programs, or video games desensitizes teenagers, blunts their emotional responses to aggression and potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and behavior, according to new research published online today in the Oxford Journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Tuesday 19 October). Although previous research has suggested that people can become more aggressive and desensitized […]

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Prior Stress Could Worsen Premenstrual Symptoms

Women who report feeling stressed early in their monthly cycle were more likely than those who were less stressed to report more pronounced symptoms before and during menstruation, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The association raises the possibility that feeling stressed in the weeks before […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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