Month: June 2017

Neurofeedback Increases Affection, Build Empathy

Originally found on http://www.brainsinternational.com/index.cfm/blog/neurofeedback-increases-affection-builds-empathy/ Could neurofeedback improve “tenderness” or empathy? Researchers from the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro investigated the impact of fMRI neurofeedback on affiliative emotion. They found that, compared to a control group, participants who underwent fMRI neurofeedback showed significantly greater brain activity related…

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7 Ways to Manage Stress

Originally found on http://www.consumerreports.org/mental-health/ways-to-manage-stress/ Last summer an American Psychological Association survey found that our overall stress levels were going down—part of an encour­ag­ing nation­wide trend. But a follow-­­up survey in early January showed a troubling change, according to psychologist Vaile Wright, Ph.D., director of research and special projects at the APA. “We saw the first…

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Originally found on https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/uoc-rtb111816.php Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. Their technique, published in the inaugural edition of Nature Human Behaviour, could lead to a new way of treating patients with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and…

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Promising anxiety treatment awaiting acceptance

Originally found on http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Promising-anxiety-treatment-awaiting-acceptance-8325136.php At his private clinic near Greenway Plaza, Steve Cochran practices one of the most promising therapies you’ve likely never heard of. He specializes in neurofeedback, a technique designed to make a person calmer and more focused. Clients, who fly in from as far as California, come to the Neurotherapy Center of…

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How Researchers Tapped into Brain Activity to Boost People’s Confidence

Originally found on https://www.livescience.com/57230-brain-activity-confidence.html There may be a way to tap into people’s brain activity to boost their confidence, a new study suggests. In the study, the researchers used a technique called decoded neurofeedback, which involves scanning people’s brains to monitor their brain activity, and using artificial intelligence to detect activity patterns that are linked…

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Combined neurofeedback and HRV training can improve anxiety, depression symptoms

Originally found on http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170316/Study-Combined-neurofeedback-and-HRV-training-can-improve-anxiety-depression-symptoms.aspx The official journal of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), NeuroRegulation, this week published the results of a scientific paper demonstrating for the first time that combined neurofeedback and heart rate variability (HRV) training may have a “robust effect” on improving symptoms of anxiety and depression. According to the…

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5 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety

Originally found on https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/5-ways-to-beat-social-anxiety.html Does being around large groups of people make you want to curl up and die? Is your go-to move at parties hiding in the bathroom? Do you worry people think you’re standoffish when the truth is you’re just too nervous to talk to them? If so, and if this is a reoccurring…

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Could “Awaken” Comatose People

Originally found on https://futurism.com/new-electrical-brain-stimulation-could-awaken-comatose-people/ WAKING THE BRAIN After experiencing a severe brain injury, people can slip into a coma. Some of these people begin to show signs of intermittent awareness, but are still not able to communicate. This state is called “minimal consciousness,” and it can leave friends and loved ones of those who are trapped…

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