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University BCIA Certification Program Brings Neurofeedback To Saudi Arabia

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 […]

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Researcher Kate Harkness

Biological Links Found Between Childhood Abuse And Adolescent Depression

Queen’s University professor Kate Harkness has found that a history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in childhood substantially increases the risk of depression in adolescence by altering a person’s neuroendocrine response to stress. Adolescents with a history of maltreatment and a mild level of depression were found to release much more of the stress […]

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Figure 1: The "Eye Bridge"

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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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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Scientists Discover A Chemical Signal In Human Tears

Emotional crying is a universal, uniquely human behavior. When we cry, we clearly send all sorts of emotional signals. In a paper published online today in Science Express, scientists at the Weizmann Institute have demonstrated that some of these signals are chemically encoded in the tears themselves. Specifically, they found that merely sniffing a woman’s […]

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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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