Additional Reading

Articles

The following are articles gathered from various sources describing Neurofeedback in practice.

Neurofeedback In General

ADD/ADHD

  • Training the ADHD Brain
    Robert J. Davis, The Wall Street Journal, Jan 18, 2005
  • Reading, Writing and Ritalin
    Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS Evening News, May 9, 2000
  • Biofeedback Enhances ADHD Treatments: Therapy Helps Some Patients Reduce or Eliminate Medication
    Sid Kirchheimer, WebMD Medical News, December 20, 2002
  • Biofeedback Offers Help To Hyperactive Children
    Jim Robbins, The New York Times, November 11, 1997

Other Topics

Recommended Books

  • Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves
    Newsweek science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to reveal that, contrary to popular belief, we have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. Recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity–the ability of the brain to change in response to experience–reveal that the brain is capable of altering its structure and function, and even of generating new neurons, a power we retain well into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, compensate for disabilities, rewire itself to overcome dyslexia, and break cycles of depression and OCD.
  • A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback
    Can you fix your own neurologic problems without resorting to drugs? Science writer Jim Robbins suggests that some such conditions--like epilepsy, autism, and depression--could yield to a recently developed technique called neurofeedback. His book A Symphony in the Brain describes the process, its evolution from the 1970s fad of biofeedback, its practitioners, and some of its success stories.
  • The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind
    "It is only now...that we are beginning to get the full measure of complexity [of the living body], to see how nature and culture interact, and how brain and mind produce each other. There are a handful, a small handful, of remarkable books which address these central problems with great force--those of Gerald Edelman and Antonio Damasio at once come to mind--and to this select number, Elkhonon Goldberg's book The Executive Brain should surely be added."--Oliver Sacks in The New York Review of Books
  • The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body
    This highly readable and empowering book offers straightforward explanations and simple exercises on how to shift into a more calm, open style of attention that reduces stress, improves health, and enhances performance. The Open-Focus Brain features eight essential attention exercises for improving health, along with an audio CD in which the author guides the reader through fundamental Open-Focus exercises that can be used on a regular basis to enhance our health and well-being.
  • The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
    Joseph LeDoux, a professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, has written the most comprehensive examination to date of how systems in the brain work in response to emotions, particularly fear. Among his fascinating findings is the work of amygdala structure within the brain. The amygdala mediates fear and other responses and actually processes information more quickly than other parts of the brain, allowing a rapid response that can save our lives before other parts of the brain have had a chance to react.
  • Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs
  • ADD: The 20-Hour Solution
    If you're frustrated by Attention Deficit Disorder and you want a better, longer-lasting solution than drugs, this is the book for you! ADD: The 20-Hour Solution explains how EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) addresses the underlying problem and characteristics of ADD and ADHD, so that symptoms resolve and tangible improvement results. This book describes the method by which we can improve the brain's ability to pay attention and regulate its behavior.