Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and by W. Alex Edmonds

By W. Alex Edmonds

An intensive, readable primer for the practitioner and pupil, detailing case reports at the paintings and technological know-how of biofeedback and neurofeedback in practice.Includes case-study examples focusing without delay on bettering human functionality in non-clinical populations using biofeedback and neurofeedback techniquesLinks thought and perform for students and practitioners within the fieldAcknowledges either the paintings and technology of using those instruments for performance-related earnings in activities and creative fields, providing targeted case reviews detailing the range of approaches usedOffers finished insurance of key subject matters and approaches in an rising box

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Cases in point would include nervous systems that are quite functional in terms of state regulation and overall stability, but still exhibit diminished working memory or specific sensory processing issues. 3 Log-log plot of reaction-time data for 1351 subjects. 24 Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology during testing under challenge. The deficits in these cases typically show up at higher EEG frequencies, in the gamma domain of 40 Hz and up (Thornton and Carmody, 2005). There is an obvious path forward here through the study of evoked potentials for the primary sensory pathways (auditory, visual, and somatosensory).

J. (1984) The effects of indoor versus outdoor thermal biofeedback training in cold weather sports. Journal of Sports Psychology, 6, 305–311. Kroll, W. and Lewis, G. (2007) America’s first sport psychologist, in Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology (eds D. Smith and M. Bar-Eli), Human Kinetics, Champagne, IL, pp. 29–31. I. C. A. H. Black, J. V. DiCara), Aldine, Chicago, pp. 538–564. , and Pandina, R. (2008) Heart rate variability biofeedback as a strategy for dealing with competitive anxiety: A case study.

Temperature Peripheral skin temperature is a useful tool in psychophysiological assessment and in relaxation training. Skin temperature mainly reflects arteriole diameter. Hand-warming and hand-cooling are produced by separate mechanisms and their regulation involves different skills. Increased sympathetic activation associated with anxiety and hypervigilance can produce vasoconstriction and handcooling. In athletics, the psychophysiologist must become familiar with what is optimal and normal for various sport events and in each stage in a competition (Wilson, Sime, and Harkness, in press).

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