A Buddhist Perspective on Neurofeedback “Treatment”

I came across this post on a neurofeedback list-serve this week and asked the author, Natalie Baker, LMHC, if I could reproduce it on my blog.  Natalie, whom I otherwise do not know, is making the point that transformation (meditation) and treatment are different even when they overlap.  I am pleased she has allowed me […]

A Buddhist Perspective on Neurofeedback "Treatment"

I came across this post on a neurofeedback list-serve this week and asked the author, Natalie Baker, LMHC, if I could reproduce it on my blog.  Natalie, whom I otherwise do not know, is making the point that transformation (meditation) and treatment are different even when they overlap.  I am pleased she has allowed me […]

Direct Stimulation Validated for Major Depression

Direct electrical stimulation of the brain is not biofeedback or neurofeedback, but there is a safe  and minimal form we have been using at EEGym® for a couple of years: direct transcranial stimulation, tDCS.  A study out this week in the Archives of General Psychiatry Online reported by the American Psychiatric Association seems to point […]

4 new studies: EFAs May Protect Against Dementia Too

The American Psychiatric Association has called attention to two very recently published articles that extend the growing literature on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.  One article, to be published in the prestigious journal Neurology (presently on-line), is a well-controlled comparison of various nutritional supplements as protection against the accumulation of dementia-associated complex proteins. Another, […]

Fish Oils:The Skinny on Fatty Acids and Brain Health

In this communication, I will focus mainly on the all-important Essential Fatty Acids, and particularly on Fish Oil, an Omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acid, known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). EFAs are well-established contributors to cardio-vascular health and protectors against sudden cardiac death. Here, I will focus on EFAs and brain health. And mental health.

Can EEG Tell If Telekinesis Is A Magician’s Trick?

Can objects be moved by thought alone?  A dubious notion, eh?  So when the History Channel asked me to look at the brain waves of “a mentalist” I didn’t have much interest.  Back when I was in psychiatric training Uri Geller was at the Stanford Research Institute demonstrating New Physics and mind-over-matter with mental spoon-bending. […]

Can EEG Tell If Telekinesis Is A Magician's Trick?

Can objects be moved by thought alone?  A dubious notion, eh?  So when the History Channel asked me to look at the brain waves of “a mentalist” I didn’t have much interest.  Back when I was in psychiatric training Uri Geller was at the Stanford Research Institute demonstrating New Physics and mind-over-matter with mental spoon-bending. […]