Research on neurofeedback training proves to improve attention, working memory performance

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20131217/Research-on-neurofeedback-training-proves-to-improve-attention-working-memory-performance.aspx The Distinguished Professor Shu-Lan Hsieh’s research on neurofeedback training has proven to improve attention and working memory performance, National Cheng Kung University revealed recently. Hsieh’s training method had significantly improved brainwave and brain function and slowed down aging of the brain. Her research titled “Neurofeedback training improves attention and working memory performance”…

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3 Mindfulness Tips to Reduce Anxiety

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/11/25/3-mindfulness-tips-to-reduce-anxiety/ Have you ever had your heart race, palms become sweaty, or have difficulty focusing because you’re so nervous? These are some of the signs of anxiety. Anxiety can be debilitating for some people, and for others it might just amount to a few minutes of feeling nervous. Unfortunately, for some people when anxiety does hit,…

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Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170729/Scientists-discover-ways-to-increase-efficiency-in-neurofeedback-training-paradigm.aspx Researchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own…

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Suggests

Originally found on https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2017/07/21/fibromyalgia-pain-could-be-helped-with-targeted-electrical-brain-stimulation-clinical-trial-suggests/ Ten sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a technique that stimulates certain areas of the brain with electrical impulses, could provide pain relief for patients with fibromyalgia, according to the results of a small clinical trial. The study, “Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on pain, mood and serum endorphin level in…

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Insomnia linked to stress, anxiety, and depression

Originally found on http://www.belmarrahealth.com/important-get-good-nights-sleep/ Sleep is a fundamental act we partake in each and every night that keeps us healthy. When we sleep, all of our organs and systems get much-needed rest so that they can continue to function each day. So, when we don’t sleep, this can have detrimental effects both physically and mentally….

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15 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Anxiety Symptoms

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/lib/15-small-steps-you-can-take-today-to-improve-anxiety-symptoms/ “Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life,” said Tom Corboy, MFT, the founder and executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and co-author of the upcoming book The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great…

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How Sleep Helps Clean Your Brain

Originally found on http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-sleep-helps-clean-your-brain.html In addition to the many other health benefits of sleep, it’s been shown sleep plays a role in detoxifying your brain. Researchers believe this may be one of the primary reasons why we need to sleep. Read on to find out why this is important for your health and how you can improve…

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More Evidence Aerobic Exercise Improves Brain Functioning

Originally found on http://www.brainsinternational.com/index.cfm/blog/more-evidence-aerobic-exercise-improves-brain-functioning/ Research suggesting that aerobic exercise improves mood and brain functioning continues to mount. One recent study found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill for 10 consecutive days could lead to a clinically significant improvement in mood. This study was among many that were reviewed in a recent article in Science…

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Analyzing brain patterns may help scientists increase people’s confidence, reduce fear

Originally found on http://www.brainsinternational.com/index.cfm/blog/fmri-neurofeedback-used-to-increase-confidence-and-decrease-fear/ What does confidence look like in the brain? Is it possible to directly train confidence? Researchers at UCLA investigated the use of fMRI neurofeedback to increase confidence and decrease fear. Researchers decoded intricate patterns of brain activity associated with confidence and fear. Neurofeedback was then used to reward the brain activity patterns,…

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Brain-imaging technique helps people control emotions using amygdala feedback

Originally found on http://newatlas.com/brain-imaging-amygdala-neurofeedback/45373/ Although stress-related disorders can be treated with medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and benzodiazepines, unwanted side effects and the risk of dependency make them more ideal for patients that don’t respond to other available treatments. One such treatment is neurofeedback, a process that uses an auditory or visual…

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