Articles about Neuro-Training, Neurofeedback and other Related Topics

An Alternate 12 Steps - From a Neurophysiological Perspective

By By John S. Anderson, MA, LADC, BCB, BCN, QEEG-D
Date Posted: 02-08-2014

1. I admit that I am powerless over my drug(s) or behavior(s) of choice - that my life has become unmanageable. I understand that my brain/nervous system has changed from the effects of my drug use or behaviors and I am now subtly controlled by non-conscious, internal, self-regulating mechanisms that are highly effective at maintaining the patterns I have created and that elicit experiences of craving and compulsion... [Read Full Article]

Neurofeedback: Alternative Health Care for Robots?

By John S. Anderson
Date Posted: 11-08-2013

Many people interested in alternative health react to the word "EEG biofeedback" with hesitation. It doesn't sound very organic. It doesn't even sound holistic. Talk about bodywork, herbal medicine, homeopathy, spiritual healing or any of the other approaches usually associated with alternative health care, and most people have some sort of feeling level response. That response is probably positive. These... [Read Full Article]

How Will I Know If I'm Really Meditating?

By John S. Anderson
Date Posted: 10-16-2013

I spent more than 20 years studying various forms of meditation. Sometimes I studied from books, but mostly I studied directly with reputable teachers. I recited mantras, I practiced breathing techniques, I paid attention to my breathing, and I observed the thoughts in my mind. I practiced yoga asanas. I stood on my head! I practiced meditating once a day, twice a day, three times a day. I repeated the gayatri... [Read Full Article]

Neurofeedback and Other Brain Based Change Technologies

By John S. Anderson
Date Posted: 09-08-2013

Technology* is often portrayed as the antithesis of new age goals and values. Technology is often seen as contributing to our separation from all things natural and good. The list of negative effects from technology is long indeed and we are well advised to be wary of advances in the hardware and software we use in our everyday lives to make phone calls (radiation from cell phones), type a newspaper article... [Read Full Article]

Findings of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Combat Veterans With PTSD and a History of Blast Concussion

By David L. Trudeau, M.D., John Anderson, M.A., Lisa M. Hansen, M.A., Diana N. Shagalov, B.A., Joseph Schmoller, M.M.E., Sean Nugent, M.A., Stephen Barton, M.D., Ph.D.
Date Posted: 07-22-2013

Veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder were evaluated for a history of blast concussion, controlling for confounding conditions. Electroencephalograms were analyzed by discriminant function for traumatic brain injury. A difference was found in discriminant scores between veterans with and without blast concussion. More members of the blast group had attentional symptoms and attentional... [Read Full Article]

A Brief History of Neurofeedback

By John S. Anderson
Date Posted: 06-30-2013

Imagine a method of personal growth and change that helps correct problems as diverse as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in children and drug addiction in adults. This same technique helps people with depression, migraine headaches, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, PMS, seizure disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorders, and many other difficult conditions.

Sound too good... [Read Full Article]