HEALING THE BRAIN WITH NEUROFEEDBACK. Cindy Perlin, LCSW. Biofeedback. Uses sensitive electronic instruments to detect physiological changes with far greater sensitivity than a person can alone. This information is used to teach the individual to control their physiology.
Cindy Perlin, LCSW
Training the electrical activity and timing of the brain to improve brain functioning
Avg 2 hours+ for seizures with EEG trained cats vs. 1 hour for untrained cats
Traumatic brain injury
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Reactive attachment disorder
Age related memory loss
SchizophreniaCurrent Clinical Uses
(Grein-Yatsenko et al., 2001; Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood & O’Donnell, 1995; Thompson & Thompson, 1998)
Alhambra, Fowler and Alhambra (1995):
Monastra, Monastra and George (2002)
The most recent study, in China (Xiong, Shi and Xu, 2005):
Cory Hammond, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,University of Utah School of Medicine:
Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., at the Pisgah Institute in Asheville, North Carolina:
Frank H. Duffy, M.D., Professor and Pediatric Neurologist, Harvard Medical School, wrote about neurofeedback:
"In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used…It is a field to be taken seriously by all."
(Editorial, Clinical Electroencephalography, January 2000)
www.isnr.org : International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. This site contains a comprehensive bibliography of outcome research in neurofeedback, organized by disorder, as well as journal articles, provider list and other information.
www.eegspectrum.com: EEG Spectrum provides training, information, equipment and an affiliate network for information sharing, consultation and referral.
www.aapb.org: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is the national biofeedback organization.
Cindy Perlin, L.C.S.W.
Phone: (518) 439-6431