Handbook of Neurofeedback: Dynamics and Clinical Applications

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-08-08
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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A practical primer on this rapidly growing field Handbook of Neurofeedback is a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field, offering practical information on the history of neurofeedback, theoretical concerns, and applications for a variety of disorders encountered by clinicians, including ADHD, depression, autism, aging, and traumatic brain injury. Using case studies and a minimum of technical language, the field's pioneers and most experienced practitioners discuss emerging topics, general and specific treatment procedures, training approaches, and theories on the efficacy of neurofeedback. Handbook of Neurofeedback includes historical notes and speculation of the future of neurofeedback from a neurotherapist who's also an inventor/producer of neurofeedback equipment. There's also a very detailed theory on neurofeedback, including speculation on how and why neurofeedback training results in the alleviation of symptoms in a wide range of disorders; a review of procedures, including the ROSHI approach and other means of modifying the EEG; and a look at emerging approaches, including coherence/phase training, inter-hemispheric training, and the combination of neurofeedback and computerized cognitive training. Topics discussed in Handbook of Neurofeedback include: implications of network models for neurofeedback the transition from structural to functional models client and therapist variables treatment-specific variables tomographic neurofeedback applying audio-visual entrainment to neurofeedback common patterns of coherence deviation EEG patterns and the elderly nutrition and cognitive health ADHD definitions and treatment attention disorders autism disorders the neurobiology of depression QEEG-guided neurofeedback and much more Handbook of Neurofeedback is an essential professional resource for anyone practicing, or interested in practicing neurofeedback, including neurotherapists, neuropsychologists, professional counselors, neurologists, neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Historical Background
Infinite Potential: A Neurofeedback Pioneer Looks Back and Aheadp. 3
What Has Beenp. 3
What Is Nowp. 11
The Futurep. 14
Theoretical Concerns
Implications of Network Models for Neurofeedbackp. 25
Introductionp. 25
The Transition from Structural to Functional Modelsp. 30
On the Ubiquity of State Managementp. 34
Brain Organization in the Timing and Frequency Domainsp. 38
The Network Modelp. 46
The Construction and Maintenance of Neuronal Assembliesp. 51
Thalamocortical Dysrhythmiap. 53
Summary and Conclusionp. 58
Ours Is to Reason Why and Howp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Nonspecific Variablesp. 62
Treatment-Specific Variablesp. 67
Underlying Neurophysiological and Psychological Mechanismsp. 70
Commonalities Between Neurofeedback and Various Alternative/Complementary Medicine Approachesp. 74
Summary and Conclusionsp. 79
General Clinical Applications
Multichannel Tomographic Feedback: Wave of the Future?p. 85
Introductionp. 85
The Physiology of EEG and the EEG Inverse Problemp. 88
Tomographic Neurofeedback: An Experimental Researchp. 93
Blind Source Separation for Tomographic Neurofeedbackp. 97
Beamforming for Tomographic Neurofeedbackp. 101
Summary and Conclusionsp. 102
Interhemispheric EEG Training: Clinical Experience and Conceptual Modelsp. 109
Introductionp. 109
Historical Developmentp. 110
Exploring Interhemispheric Trainingp. 116
Summary and Conclusionsp. 133
The Combination of Cognitive Training Exercises and Neurofeedbackp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Implementation of Treatment Methodp. 141
Outcome Datap. 148
Summary and Conclusionsp. 149
Audio-Visual Entrainment: History, Physiology, and Clinical Studiesp. 155
Historyp. 155
Clinical Outcomesp. 157
Applying AVE with Neurofeedbackp. 166
Psychophysiology of Audio-Visual Entrainmentp. 167
Neurotransmitter Changesp. 173
Side Effects of AVEp. 176
Summary and Conclusionsp. 177
The ROSHI in Neurofeedbackp. 185
Introductionp. 185
Theoretical Viewpointp. 186
Historical Developmentsp. 186
Miscellaneous Information on ROSHIp. 190
Longitudinal Studiesp. 202
Summary and Conclusionsp. 208
Coherence and the Quirks of Coherence/Phase Training: A Clinical Perspectivep. 213
Introductionp. 213
Definitions of Coherencep. 214
Coherence Trainingp. 215
Common Patterns of Coherence Deviationp. 217
Various Random Treatment Principlesp. 220
Summary and Conclusionsp. 226
Specific Clinical Applications
Brain Brightening: Restoring the Aging Mindp. 231
Overview: An Orientation to Agingp. 231
Memory and Cognitive Processes in Agingp. 235
Cognitive Decline and Physical Factorsp. 240
EEG Patterns and the Elderlyp. 242
Summary thus Far on EEG and Agingp. 246
Potential Protocols for Neurofeedback with Elderlyp. 246
The Ponce de Leon Projectp. 247
The Effects of Stimulation on Cognitive Functioningp. 250
Nutrition and Cognitive Healthp. 256
A Brain Brightening Program for Optimal Agingp. 258
Neurofeedback Protocols for Subtypes of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 267
Introductionp. 267
ADHD: The Disorderp. 268
The Importance of Early Treatmentp. 269
Behaviorally Identified Subtypes of ADHDp. 270
A Brief History of ADHD Definitions and Treatmentp. 274
The Case for Neurofeedbackp. 276
Summary and Conclusionsp. 296
Multichannel EEG Phase Synchrony Training and Verbally Guided Attention Training for Disorders of Attentionp. 301
Introductionp. 301
Evolution of the EEG Synchrony/Attention Connectionp. 307
Practical Applications of Phase Synchrony Trainingp. 310
Instrumentation for Individual and Multiperson Synchrony Trainingp. 312
Behavioral Performance, Attention, and Brain Activityp. 314
Use of Neurofeedback with Autistic Spectrum Disordersp. 321
Introductionp. 321
Definitions of Autism Disordersp. 322
Research on Neurofeedback and Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 325
Assessmentp. 327
Treatmentp. 328
Examples of Successp. 334
Conclusions and Future Considerationsp. 337
Current Status of QEEG and Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Clinical Depressionp. 341
Introductionp. 341
The Neurobiology of Depressionp. 343
QEEG and Depressionp. 344
Treatment of Depression with Neurotherapyp. 347
Case Historiesp. 349
Conclusionsp. 350
A Neurologist's Experience with QEEG Guided Neurofeedback Following Brain Injuryp. 353
Introductionp. 353
Review of Literaturep. 354
Personal Experiencesp. 355
Recent Advancesp. 356
Current Practice of QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback As Used in Our Clinicp. 357
Failures Using This Approachp. 357
Approaches to Gaining Acceptance in the Medical/Neurological Communityp. 358
Future Directionsp. 359
Summaryp. 360
Indexp. 363
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