Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback
Routledge – 2013 – 290 pages
Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback provides, for the first time, an authoritative and complete account of the scientific and technical basis of EEG biofeedback. Beginning with the physiological origins of EEG rhythms, Collura describes the basis of measuring brain activity from the scalp and how brain rhythms reflect key brain regulatory processes. He then develops the theory as well as the practice of measuring, processing, and feeding back brain activity information for biofeedback training. Combining both a "top down" and a "bottom up" approach, Collura describes the core scientific principles, as well as current clinical experience and practical aspects of neurofeedback assessment and treatment therapy. Whether the reader has a technical need to understand neurofeedback, is a current or future neurofeedback practitioner, or only wants to understand the scientific basis of this important new field, this concise and authoritative book will be a key source of information..
Introduction. Overview. Neurophysiological Origins of EEG Signals and Rhythms. EEG Instrumentation and Measurement. EEG Digitization and Processing. EEG Components and Their Properties. Connectivity-Based EEG Biofeedback. Neurofeedback Protocols. Use of Live Z-Scores. LORETA Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback in Practice. Session Management and Control. MINI-Q Assessment and Training Methods. Photic Stimulation and Nonvolitional Neurofeedback.
Thomas F. Collura, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN, LPC, is the founder and president of BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., and director at the Brain Enrichment Center, Bedford, OH. He has held staff and teaching positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories, the Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, and Picker X-Ray (now Siemens Medical Systems). He has conducted research and development in the areas of brain evoked potentials, silicon integrated circuits, EEG brain mapping for epilepsy, quantitative EEG (QEEG), and neurofeedback. He has collaborated in the field of EEG with universities including the University of Illinois, Memphis State University, and Brown University. He is a past president of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), and a past president of the EEG division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).