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Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance

ISBN: 978-1-119-95449-1
256 pages
November 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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A thorough, readable primer for the practitioner and student, detailing case studies on the art and science of biofeedback and neurofeedback in practice.
  • Includes case-study examples focusing directly on improving human performance in non-clinical populations utilizing biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques
  • Links theory and practice for scholars and practitioners in the field
  • Acknowledges both the art and science of utilizing these tools for performance-related gains in sports and artistic fields, presenting unique case studies detailing the variety of procedures used
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of key topics and procedures in an emerging field
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
W. Alex Edmonds and Gershon Tenenbaum

About the Editors and Contributing Authors xvii

Part I General Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Forwards 1

1 The Use of General Biofeedback in the Pursuit of Optimal Performance 3
Donald Moss and "Sue" Vietta Wilson

2 Performance Enhancement Applications of Neurofeedback 17
Siegfried Othmer and Susan F. Othmer

Part II Case Presentations 31

3 Case 1 – Bad Shot, Good Shot: Neurofeedback for World Champion or Developing Athlete 33
"Sue" Vietta E. Wilson and Lindsay Shaw

4 Case 2 – Imagery Assessment and Training with QEEG: What You See Is Not All There Is 47
"Sue" Vietta E. Wilson and Lindsay Shaw

5 Case 3 – Simultaneous Alpha EEG Enhancing and Frontal's Muscle EMG Decreasing: Biofeedback Training for Musical Peak Performance 71
Olga M. Bazanova

6 Case 4 – The Golfer Who Couldn't Pass the Anxiety Test! 94
D. Jane Arave

7 Case 5 – Biofeedback for Relaxation 110
Ronald Rosenthal

8 Case 6 – The Road to Olympic Medal 120
Boris Blumenstein and Iris Orbach

9 Case 7 – Biofeedback Training at Sea 134
Boris Blumenstein and Iris Orbach

10 Case 8 – I Thought I Was Relaxed: The Use of SEMG Biofeedback for Training Awareness and Control 144
Richard Harvey and Erik Peper

11 Case 9 – Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback during Official Baseball Games: Procedures, Methodologies, Findings and Critical Issues in Applied Sport Psychology 160
Roland A. Carlstedt

12 Case 10 – Performance Anxiety, Biofeedback and the Pianist: Wind Instrument Players are not the only Musicians Affected by Breathing 201
Tom D. Kennedy and W. Alex Edmonds

13 Case 11 – The 400-meter Sprinter Who Ran Too Fast! 218
W. Alex Edmonds

14 Case 12 – Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: A Neurofeedback-integrative Approach 232
Diane Roberts Stoler

Part III Certification, Equipment, and Future Directions 247

15 Certification and Ethics in Applied Psychophysiology (90876) 249
Phillip A. Hughes and Fred Shaffer

16 Psychophysiology: Equipment in Research and Practice 257
Derek T.Y. Mann and Chris M. Janelle

17 Future Directions in Applied Psychophysiology: Skills Not Pills 275
Richard Harvey and Erik Peper

Index 293

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Author Information

W. Alex Edmonds is Professor of Applied Research at Nova Southeastern University.

Gershon Tenenbaum is Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational Psychology at Florida State University. He has published several books on sports psychology and biofeedback.

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Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (A)
Biofeedback Magazine (A)
American Journal of Psychology
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
American Psychologist
International Journal of Psychology
Contemporary Psychology

Journal of Sport and exercise Psychology (Author request)
Research Quarterly of Sport and Exercise (Author request)

*See websites of AASP, NASPSPA, ISSP and send a message to the President and MC of these organizations

What is it that separates those who are able to achieve greatness from those who are not? The secret is flexibility of focus and the consistent activation of a high performance state. Experienced coaches using Biofeedback and Neurofeedback who have developed the tools to facilitate the achievement of this state reveal their unique methods. The book is scholarly and accessible, providing the tools to guiding outstanding performance.

If you are searching for proven methods in achieving performance excellence, read Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology!
Rae Tattenbaum, Performance Coach at Inner Act, Guest Editor, Special Editions of “Biofeedback” devoted to peak performance, AAPB former chair optimal performance

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