How to Reduce Stress & Perform Better Under Pressure

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The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science is world renown. The faculty and alumni of Columbia Engineering have won 10 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, and economics. So when they publish a study, people take notice.

Recently, they completed a study on the effects of neurofeedback based on the idea that humans make better decisions and perform better at demanding sensory motor tasks when they have control over the arousal state of their sympathetic nervous system. As an ...

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Don’t Ignore Your Brain!

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The brain is the control center for your entire body. Everything from cognitive thinking to breathing, regeneration and pain management run through the brain. If you’re taking steps to take care of your body, then you definitely need to take care of the brain. The key to keeping the brain healthy is understanding how it works.

There are 4 primary brainwaves, which control everything from sleep and regeneration to critical thinking and the subconscious. Delta waves are responsible for proper sleep ...

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Neurofeedback For Drug Resistant Depression

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A small pilot study has indicated that neurofeedback – where patients concentrate on modifying their own brainwave patterns – has potential to treat many of the 100m people worldwide who suffer from Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD). This is the first time that neurofeedback has been shown to improve both individual symptoms and overall recovery in TRD.

According to the World Health Organization*, “Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide”, with over 300 million people suffering globally. There are treatments for depression, ...

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Neurofeedback Relief For Fibromyalgia Pain

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Fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue, and can severely affect sleep, memory and mood. It is more common in women as they age, but can affect anyone.

The origins of fibromyalgia have in recent years been traced back to the brain and how it processes and transfers neural signals. If this research proves accurate (studies so far show it has), then effective treatment of fibromyalgia should include brain-based therapies like neurofeedback.

A new study ...

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What Is Neuroplasticity?

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Historical thinking in the field of neuroscience was that the brain you were born with is the brain you were stuck with for life. However, with decades of brain study the emergence of neuroplasticity has challenged this thinking. So just what is neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is defined as the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, plasticity referring to the brain’s capacity to reorganize itself. The idea is that the brain is malleable in terms of structure, allowing ...

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Using Neurofeedback to Help Neuropathy

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Neuropathy is a debilitating condition in which nerves function improperly due to injury or disease. The most common symptoms are numbness tingling and pain ranging from mild to severe. There are also many different types of neuropathy affecting the brain, nervous system, extremities, optical nerves and more

Neuropathy has a variety of causes including diseases, injuries, infections, and even vitamin deficiency. The most common cause in America today is diabetes, but can also be caused by autoimmune disease, tumors/cancer, infections, alcoholism, ...

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The Importance Of Vision & Learning

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In the United States alone, 1 in 5 children are diagnosed with learning and attention issues each year.

That’s an astonishing statistic, and one that causes frustration and distress for children who end up feeling shame, fear and anxiety related to school and schoolwork as a result. Their parents, too, become desperate for answers and help as they try to understand why their smart, curious student withdraws from schoolwork or acts up in the classroom.

What’s more astonishing, however, is how ...

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Neurofeedback For Anxiety Treatment

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Here is a fact that may surprise you: Anxiety related disorders are the most prevalent type of mental health disorders in America. This includes general anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety and more. It is far more common in younger aged adults and lower in those over 50. With today’s societal pressures, such as making money, raising a family and having enough for retirement, this should come as no surprise.

The good news is that there are more ...

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Neurofeedback Can Boost Performance Abilities

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Whether you perform live on a regular basis or are practicing your craft at home, studies have shown that neurofeedback can significantly improve your ability to perform at your best. Why? Neurofeedback can improve creativity, reduce performance anxiety and improve overall focus. It allows your body to relax and be present in the moment, qualities highly valued by performing artists.

There are literally hundreds of studies that show
neurofeedback can improve focus, memory, emotional stability and motor ...

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AUTISM: An Alternative Approach

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Autism is a condition that effects 1 in 88 children, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. Until recently, treatments for autism have been limited to changes in diet, supplements, or other interventions. But since Autism is a brain based problem, it would make sense that the best way to address it would be one that targets the brain directly. This is precisely what neurofeedback is designed to do, and it may offer hope to those who are ...

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