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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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EEG Imaging and Biofeedback in the Traumatized Brain

EEG Imaging and Biofeedback in the Traumatized Brain The attached talk was presented at the 27th Annual Psychological Trauma Conference in Boston on June 2, 2016.  These results show brain activation patterns that found in individuals experiencing traumatic and emotionally charged stimulation and experiences.  We find that the responses of the frontal lobes demonstrate specific …

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Toward ecologically valid studies of innovative therapies

Toward ecologically valid studies of innovative therapies A key concern in the development and deployment of innovative therapeutic technologies is the availability of validation studies that support clinical practice. Specifically, the fields of biofeedback and neuromodulation have undergone significant evolution in the past 20 years, with emerging methods including advanced analysis of signals from the …

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