By W. Alex Edmonds
A radical, readable primer for the practitioner and pupil, detailing case reviews at the artwork and technological know-how of biofeedback and neurofeedback in practice.Includes case-study examples focusing at once on bettering human functionality in non-clinical populations using biofeedback and neurofeedback techniquesLinks concept and perform for students and practitioners within the fieldAcknowledges either the artwork and technological know-how of using those instruments for performance-related earnings in activities and creative fields, providing particular case stories detailing the range of techniques usedOffers finished insurance of key themes and methods in an rising box
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3 for some 1351 subjects in a narrow age range. 5 seconds. 2 Reaction time data for 1351 subjects. 3). This indicates a power–law relationship, which is characteristic of “scale-free,” fractal, or chaotic behavior. The most reasonable explanation for the occasional long response times is that the brain switched states and eventually returned to the task at hand. The task, meanwhile, was held in working memory. These data make the case that delayed responses in a Go/NoGo paradigm can be described as the long tail of normal, scale-free temporal organization of states.
The Reduction to Practice Our own clinical work has focused mainly on clinical conditions. However, we have seen a number of clients over the years whose objective was purely the enhancement of their competences. This was particularly true of golfers. Encouraged by an early report of Dan Chartier that he was succeeding in reducing golf handicaps rather substantially with neurofeedback, we took on a local golfer who aspired to the international tour. We got excellent reporting from him on how he saw various aspects of his game impacted by the training.
The predominant thrust in neurofeedback has been to address a variety of clinical conditions. This was not always so. Ironically, it was EEG biofeedback that provided the first impetus for the formation of a biofeedback organization in the United States in 1969. Joe Kamiya’s work with alpha training was the inspiration, and the interest was mainly around the question of EEG correlates of psychological states rather than the remediation of functional pathology. Kamiya himself never worked with clinical populations, and the groups that Kamiya inspired early on were not primarily oriented toward expunging functional deficits either.