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Millennials feel more stress than older generations, study says - With decades ahead of them in the job market, more than half of millennials stay awake at night chewing over all manner of worries, according to a study. Those 18- to 33-yeas-olds actually stress out more than older generations, the American Psychological Assn. concluded in its new study. Slightly more than 50% said that overwhelming worries disrupted their sleep in the past month. A dour economy is top of mind for young...
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100s of EEG Brain Games Exploding Onto Market Behind much of the technology is San Jose-based NeuroSky Inc., which first made a splash in 2009 when toy maker Uncle Milton Inc. used its headset for the Star Wars Force Trainer toy that let youngsters suspend a ball inside a tube. As the child concentrated, a fan would spin and blow the ping-pong ball upward. Now, about 1,700 software developers are working with NeuroSky's technology, the majority of them making mind-cont...
Americans Cut Back on Doctor Visits and Drug Prescriptions Patients cut back on prescription drugs and doctor visits last year, a sign that many Americans are still struggling to pay for health care, according to a study released Wednesday by a health industry research group. The number of prescriptions issued to patients declined by 1.1 percent compared with 2010, and visits to the doctor fell by 4.7 percent, the report said. Visits to the emergency room, by contrast, increased by...
Study: Link Between Cell Phone Radiation and ADHD-like Behavior Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that exposing pregnant mice to radiation from a cell phone affected the behavior of their offspring later. They found that the mice exposed to radiation as fetuses were more hyperactive, had more anxiety and poorer memory -- symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- than mice who were not exposed to radiation. Neurological tests revealed th...
The Power of Feedback Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement... Its power is frequently mentioned in articles about learning and teaching, but surprisingly few recent studies have systematically investigated its meaning. This article provides a conceptual analysis offeedback and reviews the evidence related to its impact on learning and achievement. This evidence shows that although feedback is among the maj...
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New York Times: Neurofeedback Gains Popularity and Lab Attention The NY Times reports that EEG Biofeedback is gaining greater acceptance, applied to ADD/ADHD, autism, increasing attention, focusing the aging brain...
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Stress card as seen on Dr. Oz Show Easy to read Stress Check Magic Word super biosquares with words which "light up" depending on the temperature with 4 different ranges and 1.25 degree Fahrenheit resolution. They read calm (90-95) normal (85-90) tense (80-85,) stressed (75-80). 30-mil plastic white card with metallic foil/ink in either blue, red, green, silver or gold.
What's your idea to BodyShock the Future? With obesity, diabetes, and chronic disease rampaging populations around the world, Institute for the Future (IFTF) is turning up the volume on global well-being. Launching today, IFTF's BodyShock is the first annual competition with an urgent challenge to recruit crowdsourced designs and solutions for better health--to remake the future by rebooting the present.
Under pressure: What big games do to players and how they cope - Ball Don't Lie Bruno Demichelis, has made headway into the use of psychophysiology, biofeedback & neurofeedback in professional sports. Through his company MindRoom Sports Science Inc., Demichelis has had major success in Europe, working first with Italian soccer powerhouse A.C. Milan before bringing his methods to the English Premier League as the director of sport science for Chelsea F.C. Thus far, no North American sports franchise has
17 Years Later, Stage 4 Survivor Is Savoring a Life Well Lived Doctors told Katherine Russell Rich 17 years ago that because of her Stage 4 breast cancer, she had a year or two left to live. Today, she’s still proving them wrong. Ends up, 2-3% of stage four cancer patients live for years longer than predicted. Often Hormonal, estrogen related therapy is involved.

$229 Biofeedback Computer Biofeedback System CAB2 A complete biofeedback EMG and Thermal computer system including the computer. All you need to add is the monitor. These are sturdy, reliable, used workhorses with color graphics, smart thresholding, audio feedback, session stats and more

Moral judgments can be altered: Neuroscientists influence people's moral judgments by disrupting specific brain region Previous studies have shown that a brain region known as the right temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) is highly active when we think about other people's intentions, thoughts and beliefs. In the new study, the researchers disrupted activity in the right TPJ by inducing a current in the brain using a magnetic field applied to the scalp. They found that the subjects' ability to make moral judgments that require an understanding
Bioethical Devils and Neuroscientific Details; Video In the late 1990s, treatments like Prozac and research on the human genome project appeared to usher in a new human reality with associated bioethical dilemmas. Are bioethicists as likely to be co-opted into the marketing of the new neuroscience and its treatments as they were into the marketing of the SSRIs? Contrasting current neuroimaging with quantitative electroencephalography, recent deep brain stimulation treatments...
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Music and lyrics: How the brain splits songs Are music and lyrics processed by different parts of the brain? Subjects listened to either same tune, with different lyrics or same lyrics, different tune. fMRI determined that:– the superior temporal sulcus (STS) – was responding to the songs. In the middle of the STS, the lyrics and tune were being processed as a single signal. But in the anterior STS, only the lyrics seemed to be processed.
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Researchers turn to neurofeedback to clear the fog of chemo brain | Jean Alvarez is doing a study, at the Cleveland Clinic, on the effectiveness of neurofeedback with "chemo-brain." "I did very well with treatment," said Alvarez, a 10-year breast cancer survivor. "But I never felt like I got my brain back." The symptoms she described -- gaps in memory, low-level depression, fatigue -- are typical of those who complain about having chemo brain. "My mind was working much more slowly,"
OpEdNews - Article: What do I ask or say to about two dozen Democratic US Senators? Tomorrow, I'll be attending an invitation only progressive media summit meeting where I'll have face time with a few dozen US senators, many of whom I've met before and know me. Any suggestions for what I should say to them or ask them?
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Depression's Upside Is there an evolutionary purpose to feeling really sad?
Brain music: Turn on, tune in, feel better To make brain music, a doctor records the electrical activity in a person's brain with EEG equipment. An EEG, in essence, represents the brain's main musical score, and its rhythm and tempo deviate from this depending on a person's waking state, mood and other factors. A complex computer algorithm then translates the recorded EEG patterns into a music CD with two tracks: one for relaxation and one for stimulation
Ski Gold Medal Winner Bilodeau's sports psychologist shares some advice, Including Biofeedback "...if the heart is beating too fast or an athlete is sweating from feeling anxious, they must use biofeedback or other things they've been taught to regulate or self-manage themselves." "They also can't control the officiating, the delays or their opponent's performances. They have the choice to be either a thermometer or a thermostat. They must use self regulation to control their breathing and their thoughts."
Encountering and Embracing Beauty A man played a violin in the subway for an hour. Seven people stopped to listen. 27 gave him money. Days before he played to a sold out crowd at a Boston Theatre, with tickets averaging $100. What does this teach us? (image from flickr of moscow metro, not US.)
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Olympic Gold Winner Says Neurofeedback Helped Alexandre Bilodeau won the Men's Mogul event in Vancouver with the help of neurofeedback. Biofeedback, simplified, is learning yourself," Bilodeau says. "How you can put yourself into a state where you can perform the max." "The hardest thing for an athlete in any sport is to stay in the right now," he explained. Bioneurofeedback taught Bilodeau how to relax between runs. His trainer was psychiatrist Dr. Penny Werthner

Obituary Pernell Roberts Starred as Adam in Bonanza and Trapper John MD Roberts, who starred as Adam in the TV show Bonanza, passed at age 81, from pancreatic cancer on January 24. He was the husband of longtime biofeedback educator Eleanor Criswell of Sonoma State University Further obituary info here
Pushing neurofeedback for epilepsy into the mainstream Documents Bernard's efforts to promote neurofeedback as a mainstream treatment option for epilepsy.
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Head Chaise: Couching One's Thoughts into a Brain Wave Sofa [Slide Show] what happens when you take the plot of a few seconds of alpha brain waves and turn it into a sofa? A slide show shows the process.
Psychotherapy Via Skype, texting and On-line therapies Depressed patients got better WITH texting. ..."It's harder to detect nuances, and distractions can be a problem, but all these are problems that are solvable. The most serious problem is that it is definitely easier to control things inside the therapy room. Part of what happens with online therapy is that the therapist loses some of his or her control.
'My Second Birth - 'Discovering Life in Vegetative Patients For over 20 years, doctors thought Rom Houben was brain dead. But then, neurologist Steven Laureys discovered that the Belgian was very much awake. Experts say that up to 40 percent of those thought to be in a persistent vegetative state are, in fact, quite conscious.
EEG Neurofeedback for Epilepsy Documents the author's exploration into the data supporting EEG neurofeedback as a treatment option for epilepsy.
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Watching The Body's Metabolism Using Ultra Low Field MRI One of the many astounding things that magnetic resonance imaging can do is track the changing presence of carbon-13 in the body. That's important because it shows the body's metabolism in action so researchers can see how diseases such as cancer and diabetes change the way it functions. Researchers have come up with a new, better way to this imaging.
Processed food link to depression: research A diet heavy in processed and fatty foods increases the risk of depression, according to a new study. Researchers found that a diet including plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish could help prevent the onset of depression. Taking into account other indicators of a healthy lifestyle such as not smoking and taking physical exercise, those who ate the whole foods had a 26 percent lower risk of depression than those...
No Pain, No Gain: Mastering A Skill Makes Us Stressed In The Moment, Happy Long Term No pain, no gain applies to happiness, too, according to new research published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies. People who work hard at improving a skill or ability, such as mastering a math problem or learning to drive, may experience stress in the moment, but experience greater happiness on a daily basis and longer term, the study suggests.

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