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Symptoms, Disorders, Functions, and the NIH Research Domain Criteria

Symptoms, Disorders, Functions, and the NIH Research Domain Criteria There are historically two basic approaches to evaluation and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, and although they are in some conflict, it is possible to combine them to ensure best practices.  These are the disorder-oriented symptom-based approach, epitomized by the DSM-V and its associated practice …

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The Cycle of Addiction and the Path of Neurofeedback

THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION AND THE PATH OF NEUROFEEDBACK   Addiction is one of the most pervasive and difficult conditions that are faced in the mental health field.  Addiction is a behavioral disorder that includes physical and emotional factors, producing a repetitive and maladaptive pattern of use, repercussions, and fallout.  Addiction affects not only the …

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What is Neurofeedback? The Big Picture

What is Neurofeedback? The Big Picture What is neurofeedback, exactly? Neurofeedback has and continues to experience an identity crisis.  Is it medical, is it education, is it self-improvement, what is it? Looking at an industry accepted formal definition (International Society for Neuromodulation Research) Neurofeedback is a non-invasive method of direct brain function training. It is …

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Independent Components Analysis (ICA) – A Perspective

Independent Components Analysis (ICA) – A Perspective Comments on Independent Components Analysis (ICA) We have heard dialog and arguments related to the subject of ICA for several years.  I am sure most if not all readers are familiar with some of the statements, publications, and opinions expressed.  I have historically stayed out of this matter, …

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Motivation, Novelty, and Effective Neurofeedback

Motivation, Novelty, and Effective Neurofeedback In neurofeedback and biofeedback, it is always a challenge to keep the client engaged. You need to have their interest and attention for the training to work, but what are the scientific reasons to choose one type of feedback or the other. Bar graphs, games, videos, and other displays are …

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Remote Therapy and Neurofeedback amid Social Distancing

Remote Therapy and Neurofeedback amid Social Distancing Tom and Terri Collura BrainMaster Technologies Stress Therapy Solutions   In this discussion we will address some of the clinical, technical, and medicolegal aspects of remote training.  Fundamentally, remote training consists of sending EEG neurofeedback equipment into the home, school, or office, where it is used in the …

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Information, Entropy, and Freedom of Choice – How the Brain Decides

Information, Entropy, and Freedom of Choice – How the Brain Decides When we work with the brain and neurofeedback, we enter a unique realm of intervention, compared with conventional modalities. Our culture has been built upon an emphasis on the physical and chemical reality within which we live. Our healers tend to be surgeons who …

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Brain and Mind in a Comprehensive View of Mental Health

Brain and Mind in a Comprehensive View of Mental Health The science of mental health is converging on a brain-based model of emotional responses and decision-making into a readily accessible format. There is a need for models which can be used by counselors and other mental health professionals with or without the use of extra …

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