Collura, T.F. (2014) Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback. New York: Routledge / Taylor & Francis
Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback provides, for the first time, an authoritative and complete, yet accessible account of the scientific and technical basis of EEG biofeedback. Beginning with the physiological origins of EEG rhythms, Dr. Collura describes the basis of measuring brain activity from the scalp, and how brain rhythms reflect key brain regulatory processes. He then develops the theory as well as the practice of measuring, processing, and feeding back brain activity information for biofeedback training. This new approach takes advantage of the brain’s natural plasticity and ability to learn, to address a wide range of clinical concerns in a natural, drug-free approach to mental health care. Combining a solid physical understanding with an intuitive and informative style, this book will leave the reader with clarity and confidence in working with neurofeedback systems as well as with clients.
Whether the reader has a technical need to understand neurofeedback, is a current or future neurofeedback practitioner, or only wants to understand the scientific basis of this important new field, this book is a key source of information. Combining both a “top down” and a “bottom up” approach, Collura describes the core scientific principles, as well as current clinical experience and practical aspects of neurofeedback assessment and treatment therapy. This book removes the mystery and confusion about how this innovative treatment approach works, and how it so effectively addresses a wide range of clinical concerns. Based upon over 20 years of teaching and writing, this treatment provides the information most relevant to neurofeedback, and puts it into a practical and understandable context. Concise and authoritative, this book can be read through as a tutorial or technical introduction to this exciting new field, or used as a reference to clarify key points.
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