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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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This is the book that I recommend to all clients and interested parties in neurofeedback. It's an engaging read, that helps explain all the history, practitioners, types of practice, benefits and criticisms of this form of therapy. Read full review

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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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