A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brainwave Biofeedback

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Grove Press, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 260 pages
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Imagine a procedure versatile enough to treat epilepsy, autism, attention deficit disorder, addictions, and depression with no drugs or side effects; to bring patients out of vegetative states; and to improve everything from golf scores to opera singers' voices. These are only some of the claims made for neurofeedback, a controversial but effective treatment that is revolutionizing the way an incredibly diverse range of medical and psychological conditions are treated.

In A Symphony in the Brain, Jim Robbins traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of neurofeedback, from its discovery by a small corps of research psychologists, to its growing application across the country and around the world, to present battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world. Offering a wealth of powerful case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and dramatic personal accounts, Robbins journeys through a remarkable field, which he brings to the public eye for the first time.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Symphony
5
That Special Rhythm
32
The Birth of Biofeedback
53
Lazarus?
72
Brians Brain
92
EEC Spectrum Takes Flight
105
Paying Attention
130
A Return to Deep States
158
The Far Shores of Neurofeedback
193
Web Sites
243
Select Bibliography
245
Index
247
Copyright

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A pioneer in the field neurofeedback, Les Fehmi, PhD, BCIA-EEG, is director of the Princeton Biofeedback Centre in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds an MA and PhD in psychology from UCLA and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA's Brain Research Institute. An affiliate member of the Department of Medicine at Princeton University Medical Center, over the past four decades Dr. Fehmi has been active as a psychologist in private practice, a speaker, and an author in peer-reviewed journals. A certified "speed-and-explosion specialist," Dr. Fehmi has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, the New Jersey Nets, and the Olympic Development Committee. He has also served as a consultant for Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, the Johnson & Johnson corporation, and the Veterans Administration.
Jim Robbins is an award-winning journalist and science writer, with frequent contributions to the New York Times, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Discover, and Psychology Today. In connection with his reporting, he has appeared on ABC's Nightline and on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

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