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

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Grove Press, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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A Newly Revised and Expanded Edition

In the decade since Jim Robbins’sA Symphony in the Brain was first published, the control of our bodies, brains, and minds has taken remarkable leaps. From neurofeedback with functional magnetic resonance imaging equipment, to the use of radio waves, to biofeedback of the heart and breath, and coverage of biofeedback by health insurance plans, the numerous advances have driven the need for a revised edition to this groundbreaking book that traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of biofeedback.

Discovered by a small corps of research scientists, this alternative treatment allows a patient to see real-time measurements of their bodily processes. Its advocates claim biofeedback can treat epilepsy, autism, attention deficit disorder, addictions, and depression with no drugs or side effects; bring patients out of vegetative states, even improve golf scores or an opera singer’s voice. But biofeedback has faced battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world despite positive signs that it could revolutionize the way an incredibly diverse range of medical and psychological problems are treated. Offering a wealth of powerful case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and dramatic personal accounts, Robbins remarkable history develops our understanding of this important field.
 

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Training brain waves to treat autism, seizures, speech, etc. Reviewing this 12 years later, I see I have this starred as an good book, but I never figured out how to put this into practice for my son. Read full review

Contents

The Symphony
5
That Special Rhythm
32
The Birth of Biofeedback
53
Lazarus?
72
Brians Brain
92
EEG Spectrum Takes Flight
105
Paying Attention
128
A Return to Deep States
156
The Far Shores of Neurofeedback
193
Weird Stuff
247
A Decade of Change
258
FOR MORE INFORMATION
273
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