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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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

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Jim Robbins uses an easy-to-read approach to identifying some of the key aspects of biobeedback. Some history of biofeedback as a treatment and case studies were included. This book was interesting and useful.

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