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Spontaneous Brain Activity Relates to Autonomic Arousal

by Jin Fan et al Abstract Although possible sources and functions of the resting-state networks (RSNs) of the brain have been proposed, most evidence relies on circular logic and reverse inference. We propose that autonomic arousal provides an objective index of psychophysiological states during rest that may also function as a driving source of the [...]

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Resting state functional connectivity in addiction: Lessons learned and a road ahead

by Sutherland et al Abstract Despite intensive scientific investigation and public health imperatives, drug addiction treatment outcomes have not significantly improved in more than 50 years. Non-invasive brain imaging has, over the past several decades, contributed important new insights into the neuroplastic adaptations that result from chronic drug intake, but additional experimental approaches and neurobiological [...]

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Psychophysics of EEG alpha state discrimination

By Jon A. Frederick Nearly all research in neurofeedback since the 1960s has focused on training voluntary control over EEG constructs. By contrast, EEG state discrimination training focuses on awareness of subjective correlates of EEG states. This study presents the first successful replication of EEG alpha state discrimination first reported by Kamiya (1962). A 150-s [...]

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Articles on brain activity, fear, love

Here are some interesting articles on brain activity and empathy.  It does not take a lot of imagination to  see how these findings could help to usher live EEG imaging into the world of psychology and psychotherapy.  The second one is interesting, particularly if the idea of shocking your spouse appeals to you… Light, S. N., Coan, [...]

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Rorschach – Reliability and Validity

The Rorschach – Reliability and Validity Thomas F. Collura The Rorschach is a psychometric tool that uses a series of inkblots shown to a subject, and elicits verbal responses as to what the individual sees in the images.  It is administered by an examiner who asks questions and records answers.  Based upon the subject responses, [...]

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What is BEAM?

BEAM or Brain Electrical Activity Mapping is a term for an older, original "QEEG" system developed by Frank Duffy at Harvard.  All current QEEG systems can be thought of as successors to this early system.  It predated the existence of normative databases and emphasized topgraphic mapping, which was new in the early 1980′s.  It included [...]

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Crystals in time

The two attached articles described crystals in time.  They are authored by Frank Wilczek, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on anyons, which are 2-dimensional particles (!). There is a human-readable article about these at the link below.  The text is also pasted into this article, in case the original goes off line. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338500/title/Crystals_may_be_possible_in_time_as_well_as_space [...]

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Biofeedback Now a Level 1 Best Support Intervention for Attention Hyperactivity Behaviors

http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2012/10/05/biofeedback-now-a-level-1-best-support-intervention-for-attention-hyperactivity-behaviors/

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Myers and Young article – Journal of Counseling and Development

The attached pdf is of an excellent article by Myers and Young: Myers, J.E. & Young, J.S. (2012) Brain Wave Biofeedback: Benefits of integrating neurofeedback into counseling.  Journal of Counseling and Development (90) 20-29. EEG_BF_MHC.pdf

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Jon Frederick article & abstracts on mind/body medicine and introspective EEG alpha state discrimination

The attached articles are relevant to internal state discrimination and EEG research FrederickMindBodyMedicine2007.pdf

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