Neurofeedback

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sun Mar 21 22:51:30 EST 1999


This is a little troubling.  I respect Chuck's honesty, but what are
the implications? That he has been marketing some kind of neurofeedback
protocol without reference to prior research and critical reviews of
this treatment approach?  It is possible to reinvent the wheel, of
course, but science and medicine advance more surely and safely with a
continuous tradition of communication and public scrutiny.

I will be interested in seeing what Sterman's review says of the
current status of these procedures (consensus on objective measures of
efficacy, percent of cases for which they are appropriate, etc.). 
Another question of interest would be the extent to which the Roshi
procedures emulate those found to be useful.

F. LeFever


In <922035464mnewsroshicorp at xROSHI.com> roshicorp at xROSHI.com (Chuck
Davis) writes: 
>
>Thanx, David, I appreciate that. Well done :^) I will study and
>add these to my archives.
>
>> 
>> I think this is what Frank asked for:
>> 
>> Neurofeedback's impact on Epilepsy (a selected list of citations)
>> 
>> Sterman, MB (1996). Physiological origins and functional correlates
of
>> EEG rhythmic activities: Implications for self-regulation.
Biofeedback &
>> Self Regulation, 21, 3-33.  (Sterman reviews 82 articles, published
>> 1927-1995, on the neurophysiological  and functional bases of EEG
>> characteristics and the clinical use of EEG in  self-regulation.)
>> 
>> Finley, William W. Operant conditioning of the EEG in two patients
>> with epilepsy: Methodologic and clinical considerations. Pavlovian
>> Journal of Biological Science, 1977 Apr-Jun, v12 (n2):93-111.
>> 
>> Kuhlman, William N. EEG feedback training of epileptic patients:
>> Clinical and electroencephalographic analysis.
>> Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology, 1978 Dec, v45
>> (n6):699-710.
>> 
>> Kuhlman, William N. EEG feedback training: Enhancement of
>> somatosensory cortical activity. Electroencephalography & Clinical
>> Neurophysiology, 1978 Aug, v45 (n2):290-294.
>> 
>> Lantz DL, Sterman MB (1988). Neuropsychological assessment of
>> subjects with uncontrolled epilepsy: effects of EEG feedback
>> training. Epilepsia 1988 Mar;29(2):163-171.
>> 
>> Lantz, Delee; Sterman, M. B. Neuropsychological prediction and
>> outcome measures in relation to EEG feedback training for the
>> treatment of epilepsy. IN: The neuropsychology of epilepsy.
>> Critical issues in neuropsychology.; Thomas L. Bennett, Ed. Plenum
>> Press, New York, NY, US, 1992. 213-231 of xx, 316 pp.
>> 
>> Lubar, Joel F. Electroencephalographic biofeedback methodology and
>> the management of epilepsy. Pavlovian Journal of Biological
>> Science, 1977 Jul-Sep, v12 (n3):147-185.
>> 
>> Lubar JF, Bahler WW. (1976). Behavioral management of epileptic
>> seizures following EEG biofeedback training of the sensorimotor
>> rhythm. Biofeedback Self Regul 1976 Mar;1(1):77-104.
>> 
>> Lubar JF, Shabsin HS, Natelson SE, Holder GS, Whitsett SF, Pamplin
>> WE, Krulikowski DI. EEG operant conditioning in intractable
>> epileptics. Arch Neurol 1981 Nov;38(11):700-704.
>> 
>> Sterman MB (1989). Future perspectives for applied psychophysiology
>> and biofeedback. Biofeedback Self Regul 1989 Jun;14(2):83-88.
>> 
>> Sterman, M. B. Sensorimotor EEG feedback training in the study and
>> treatment of epilepsy. IN: The neurobehavioral treatment of
>> epilepsy.; David I. Mostofsky, Yngve Loyning, Eds. Lawrence Erlbaum
>> Associates, Inc, Hillsdale, NJ, US, 1993. 1-17 of ix, 350 pp.
>> 
>> Sterman, MB; Goodman, S. J.; Kovalesky, R. A. Effects of
>> sensorimotor EEG feedback training on seizure susceptibility in the
>> rhesus monkey. Experimental Neurology, 1978 Dec, v62 (n3):735-747.
>> 
>> Sterman, MB; Friar, L. Suppression of seizures in an epileptic
>> following sensorimotor EEG feedback training.
>> Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology, 1972 Jul, v33
>> (n1):89-95.
>> 
>> Sterman, MB; Macdonald, L. R.; Stone, R. K. Biofeedback training of
>> the sensorimotor electroencephalogram rhythm in man: Effects on
>> epilepsy. Epilepsia, 1974 Sep, v15 (n3):395-416.
>> 
>> Sterman MB, 1981. EEG biofeedback: physiological behavior
>> modification. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 5(3), 405-412.
>> 
>> Sterman, M. B. Sensorimotor EEG operant conditioning: Experimental
>> and clinical effects. Pavlovian Journal of Biological Science, 1977
>> Apr-Jun, v12 (n2):63-92.
>> 
>> Tansey, Michael A. The response of a case of petit mal epilepsy to
>> EEG sensorimotor rhythm biofeedback training. International Journal
>> of Psychophysiology, 1985 Nov, v3 (n2):81-84.
>> 
>> Tozzo, Carmen A.; Elfner, Lloyd F.; May, Jack G. EEG biofeedback
>> and relaxation training in the control of epileptic seizures.
>> International Journal of Psychophysiology, 1988 Aug, v6
>> (n3):185-194.
>> 
>> Walker, J. (1995). Remediation of Nocturnal Seizures by EEG
Biofeedback.
>> Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation.
>> 
>> Whitsett SF, Lubar JF, Holder GS, Pamplin WE, Shabsin HS. A
>> double-blind investigation of the relationship between seizure
>> activity and the sleep EEG following EEG biofeedback training.
>> Biofeedback & Self Regulation, 1982 Jun, v7 (n2):193-209.
>> 
>> In article  flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank LeFever) wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > There should  be an email equivalent of a rubber stamp for this
>> > perennial question:  "Reported by whom, where?  Please give proper
>> > citation.  (n.b.: reference to someone's webpage is NOT a proper
>> > citation)"
>> >
>> > One especially must resort to this question when somewhat
controversial
>> > claims are being made.
>> >
>> > F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
>> > New York Neuropsychology Group
>> >
>> > In <921707243mnewsroshicorp at xROSHI.com> roshicorp at xROSHI.com
(Chuck
>> > Davis) writes:
>> > >
>> > >>
>> > >> Could you help me please
>> > >> I would like information on using neurofeedback in the
treatment of
>> > >> epileptic fits
>> > >> Thanks
>> > >> Bob
>> > >>
>> > > There are couple of new reports indicating a possible reduction
>> > > in brain blood flow as an antagonizer.
>> > >
>> > > The use of my EEG coupled AVS system, w/ neurofeedback, has
>> > > reports of increased meantime between auras.
>
>Take care,
>
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