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Give Me Five? Examining the Psychophysiological Effects of High-Fives in Athletes.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, Am Sportpark Muengersdorf 6, 50933, Cologne, Germany.

High-fives are a phenomenon that is frequently observed in sports. However, investigations on effects of high-fives are missing. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine psychophysiological effects of high-fives. Read More

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Item Roles Explored in a Modified P300-Based CTP Concealed Information Test.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, A-1010, Vienna, Austria.

In this study, we introduced familiarity-related inducer items (expressions referring to the participant's self-related, familiar details: "mine," "familiar"; and expressions referring to other, unfamiliar details, e.g., "other," "irrelevant") to the Complex Trial Protocol version of the P300-based Concealed Information Test (CIT), at the same time using different item categories with various levels of personal importance to the participants (forenames, birthdays, favorite animals). Read More

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Is It Possible to Determine the Level of Spiritual Well-Being by Measuring Heart Rate Variability During the Reading of Heavenly Books?

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Institude for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

A previous study stated that reading holy books can make a meaningful change in heart rate variability (HRV). The purpose of this study was to test the effect of reading the Quran, the heavenly religious book of the Muslim people in the Arabic language, on the Farsi (Persian)-speaking Muslims with various levels of spiritual well-being (SWB). In addition, novel to this study was the assessment of whether or not it is possible to use HRV features to distinguish individuals with high SWB from those with medium SWB. Read More

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April 2019
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The Analysis of Electroencephalography Changes Before and After a Single Neurofeedback Alpha/Theta Training Session in University Students.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Psychiatry, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, 317-1, Daemyeong 5-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

The underlying mechanisms of alpha/theta neurofeedback training have not been fully determined. Therefore, this study aimed to test the changes in the brain state feedback during the alpha/theta training. Twenty-seven healthy participants were trained during a single session of the alpha/theta protocol, and the resting quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) was assessed before and after training. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of a Lifestyle Medicine Elective on Self-Care Behaviors in Preclinical Medical Students.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar 2. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Toledo Medical Center, Mail Stop 1190 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH, 43614, USA.

The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a lifestyle medicine elective on medical students' self-care behaviors. From fall, 2015, through spring, 2017, a lifestyle medicine elective was offered to first and second year medical students. Acquisition of data was approved by the IRB. Read More

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Examining the Relation Between Physiological and Psychological Components of Stress Reactivity and Recovery in Cigarette Smokers.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Psychology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Cigarette smokers exhibit reduced physiological stress reactivity, yet it is unclear whether blunted reactivity predicts differences in subjective recovery and vice versa. The study examined whether basal heart rate and heart rate reactivity were related to recovery in anxiety following stress, and conversely, whether initial self-reported anxiety and anxiety reactivity were related to heart rate recovery. Fifty-six smokers completed a 10-min baseline period, a 4-min stressor, and a 10-min recovery period during which heart rate and anxiety were continuously assessed. Read More

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January 2019
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The EEG Theta/Beta Ratio: A marker of Arousal or Cognitive Processing Capacity?

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

School of Psychology and Brain & Behaviour Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 2522, Australia.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood and has been extensively researched using EEG technology. Within this literature, one of the most widely examined measures has been the theta/beta ratio. The theta/beta ratio was initially hypothesised to represent the arousal mechanism. Read More

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January 2019
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Combining Biofeedback with Stress Management Interventions: A Systematic Review of Physiological and Psychological Effects.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology & Society, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Molenstraat 8, 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.

Current mental healthcare systems experience difficulties meeting the challenges of a growing population with elevated stress symptoms. Outpatient stress management interventions have already proven to be effective in routine care and recent technological advances now allow to expand such interventions, for example by adding a physiological component like biofeedback. Adding biofeedback to stress management interventions appears promising, but there is a lack of insight into the general conceptualization and evaluation of the resulting interventions, both in relation to psychological and physiological stress indicators. Read More

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January 2019
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Acoustic Neurofeedback Increases Beta ERD During Mental Rotation Task.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Neuroinformatics, Institute of Computer Science, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Akademicka 9/509, 20-033, Lublin, Poland.

The purpose of the present study was to identify the effect of acoustic neurofeedback on brain activity during consecutive stages of mental rotation of 3D objects. Given the fact that the process of mental rotation of objects is associated with desynchronisation of beta rhythm (beta ERD), it was expected that suppression in this band would be greater in the experimental group than in the controls. Thirty-three participants were randomly allocated to two groups performing the classic Shepard-Metzler mental rotation task (1971). Read More

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December 2018
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Heart Rate Variability is Associated with Memory in Females.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, North Dist., Tainan, 70403, Taiwan.

Research into the association between heart rate variability (HRV) and cognitive function is scarce, particularly with regard to gender differences. HRV in 182 healthy volunteers was assessed by the root mean square of the successive difference (RMSSD) and spectrum analysis, while the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised (WMS-R) was used to determine memory function. Robust and significant associations were found to exist between HRV (RMSSD and high-frequency HRV) and domains of the WMS-R in females. Read More

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December 2018
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Mediators of Change in Capnometry Guided Respiratory Intervention for Panic Disorder.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06106, USA.

Capnometry guided respiratory interventions have shown promising results in the treatment of panic disorder, but mechanisms of change are not yet well-understood. The current study examined changes in end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO), anxiety sensitivity, and perceived control as mediators of panic symptom change. Sixty-nine adults with panic disorder received 4 weeks of respiratory training, and panic symptom severity and potential mediators were assessed at Pre-treatment, Mid-treatment, Post-treatment, 2-month follow-up, and 12-month follow-up. Read More

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December 2018
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Exploring a 1-Minute Paced Deep-Breathing Measurement of Heart Rate Variability as Part of a Workers' Health Assessment.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Low heart rate variability (HRV) is related to health problems that are known reasons for sick-leave or early retirement. A 1-minute-protocol could allow large scale HRV measurement for screening of health problems and, potentially, sustained employability. Our objectives were to explore the association of HRV with measures of health. Read More

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December 2018
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Preliminary Findings on the Optimization of Visual Performance in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Biofeedback Training.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):61-70

Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University, Mária u. 39, Budapest, 1085, Hungary.

Biofeedback training has been used to improve fixation stability in subjects with central vision loss, but the psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the functional improvements resulted was not reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of microperimetric biofeedback training on different visual functions and self-reported quality of vision in subjects with age-related macular degeneration. This case-control study included six subjects (72. Read More

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March 2019
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Respiratory Biofeedback Does Not Facilitate Lowering Arousal in Meditation Through Virtual Reality.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):51-59

Department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University, Dante Building, Room D 330, Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

The current study examined the effectiveness of respiratory biofeedback in lowering subjective and objective arousal after stress. Participants were presented with a meditation session in virtual reality while subjective and objective arousal were measured, the latter measured through ECG and EEG. Three conditions were used: (a) a respiratory biofeedback condition, in which visual feedback was paired to breathing; (b) a control feedback placebo condition, in which visual feedback was not paired to breathing; and (c) a control no-feedback condition, in which no visual feedback was used. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373281PMC
March 2019
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Neurofeedback Improves Memory and Peak Alpha Frequency in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):41-49

Beer-Sheva Mental Health Center, Ministry of Health, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a syndrome characterized by a decrease in cognitive abilities, while daily function is maintained. This condition, which is associated with an increased risk for the development of Alzheimer's disease, has no known definitive treatment at present. In this open-label pilot study we explored the possible benefits of neurofeedback for subjects with MCI. Read More

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March 2019
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Neurofeedback Treatment of Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: Two Case Reports.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):31-39

University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Negative symptoms of schizophrenia, like diminished emotional expression and a dearth of self-initiated behavior do not respond reliably to anti-psychotic medication or to conventional psychotherapeutic approaches. Starting from evidence on the probable neural basis of such symptoms and on the effectiveness of neurofeedback with other psychological disorders, the present case study applied 20 sessions of EEG neurofeedback to a 45-year-old female and a 30-year-old male, both diagnosed with severe negative symptoms of schizophrenia. In both cases GAF scores were improved significantly and at the end of treatment, both patients did not meet the diagnostic criteria of negative symptomatology any longer. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373527PMC
March 2019
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19 Channel Z-Score and LORETA Neurofeedback: Does the Evidence Support the Hype?

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):1-8

Department of Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Neurofeedback is a well-investigated treatment for ADHD and epilepsy, especially when restricted to standard protocols such as theta/beta, slow cortical potentials and sensori-motor rhythm neurofeedback. Advances in any field are welcome and other techniques are being pursued. Manufacturers and clinicians are marketing 'superior' neurofeedback approaches including 19 channel Z-score neurofeedback (ZNFB) and 3-D LORETA neurofeedback (with or without Z-scores; LNFB). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373269PMC
March 2019
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Shift Work and Heart Rate Variability Coherence: Pilot Study Among Nurses.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):21-30

WJB Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, SC, USA.

This study used ambient heart rate monitoring among health care workers to determine whether a novel measure of heart rate variability (HRV), as well as sleep disturbances, fatigue, or cognitive performance differed among non-rotating night shift nurses relative to those working permanent day shifts. Continuous ambulatory HRV monitoring was performed among night nurses (n = 11), and a comparison group of permanent day nurses (n = 7), over a 36-h period coinciding with the last two 12-h shifts of each participant's work week. Symptoms and psychomotor vigilance were assessed at the end of the ambient HRV monitoring period, and no differences between shifts were observed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373270PMC
March 2019
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Pilot Study of a Single Session Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Intervention on Veterans' Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2019 Mar;44(1):9-20

College of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, USA.

Veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms exhibit reduced heart rate variability characteristic of autonomic nervous system dysregulation. Studies show heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) is effective in reducing posttraumatic stress symptoms by improving autonomic functioning. Participants in this pilot study were veterans of different war eras with military-related posttraumatic stress symptoms. Read More

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March 2019
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The Effects of Hand Massage on Stress and Agitation Among People with Dementia in a Hospital Setting: A Pilot Study.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):319-332

Department of Psychiatry, Lausanne University Hospital (SUPAA, CHUV, FBM), Route du Mont, 1008, Prilly, Switzerland.

Agitation in people with dementia is a growing concern as it causes distress for both patients and their nurses and may contribute to relational disorders. Previous studies involving patients with dementia living in long-term care facilities have reported decreased agitation following massage. The objective of this pilot study was to investigate the effect of hand massage on agitation and biological markers of stress in patients with dementia hospitalized in an acute geriatric psychiatry service. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223738PMC
December 2018
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Using a Polygraph System for Evaluation of the Social Desirability Response Bias in Self-Report Measures of Aggression.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):309-318

Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA.

Empirical evidence suggests that respondents systematically overreport socially desirable behaviors and systematically underreport socially undesirable behaviors. This "social desirability response bias (SDRB)" presents significant challenges for research that relies on self-report measures to assess behaviors that adhere to or violate social norms. The present study used a state-of-the-art polygraph system to examine SDRB in widely used aggression questionnaires, including the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire-Short Form, the Indirect Aggression subscale of the Aggression Questionnaire by Western Psychological Services, and the Reactive-Proactive Questionnaire. Read More

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December 2018
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A Critical Review of the "Undoing Hypothesis": Do Positive Emotions Undo the Effects of Stress?

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):259-273

Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, 1124 Life Sciences Building, P.O. Box 6040, Morgantown, WV, 26505, USA.

Research in affective science has shown that trait positive affect reduces the risk of developing disease and is protective against the progression of certain diseases. Research also suggests that trait positive affect predisposes individuals to more frequent experiences of positive emotional states. The undoing effect has been proposed as a potential mechanism explaining how positive emotions influence health outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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Electromyographic Biofeedback in Motor Function Recovery After Peripheral Nerve Injury: An Integrative Review of the Literature.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):247-257

Graduate Program in Medicine and Human Health, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil.

Electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-BF) has been applied to treat different types of peripheral nerve injuries (PNI). However, despite the clinical practice widespread use its evidence is controversial. With the objective of summarize the available evidence on the electromyographic biofeedback effectiveness and efficacy to help motor function recovery after PNI an integrative review was performed. Read More

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December 2018
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The "How and Why" of Group Biofeedback for Chronic Disease Management.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):333-340

Office of Healthcare Innovation and Transformation, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Biofeedback has been shown to have some level of efficacy for the treatment of a number of chronic medical conditions; however, individualized biofeedback treatment is not always feasible. While group- based interventions are growing in practice due to numerous advantages, the dearth of research examining the efficacy of Group Biofeedback (GBF) suggests that this treatment modality may not be commonly utilized. Thus, the current paper highlights some advantages and constructively addresses potential challenges of utilizing GBF. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of the Effect of Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neurofeedback on Sustained Attention Among Elementary School Students with Specific Learning Disorder: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):301-307

Department of Psychology, Lorestan University, Khoram Abad, Iran.

Specific learning disorder (SLD) can occur along with the problems of attention performance and be complicated by them. Recent studies have reported the positive effects of cognitive rehabilitation (CR) and neurofeedback (NFB) on sustained attention (SA) in SLD. Nevertheless, it has not yet been determinedwhat kind of treatment may be the most appropriate option for this disorder in terms of the different functions of cognitive status, especially SA. Read More

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December 2018
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Correction to: Cortisol Predicts Performance During Competition: Preliminary Results of a Field Study with Elite Adolescent Taekwondo Athletes.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):281

Department of Performance Psychology, Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in text under "Subject" section. The text portions masked for peer review were erroneously overlooked during the later stage "[country deleted to maintain the integrity of the review process]" and "[organization deleted to maintain the integrity of the review process]" should be replaced with "German" and "Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft" respectively. Read More

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December 2018
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EEG Neurofeedback Is Under Strong Control of Psychosocial Factors.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):293-300

Institute of Psychology, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Universitaetsplatz 2, 8010, Graz, Austria.

Recently, a deep impact of psychosocial effects on the outcomes of neurofeedback training was suggested. Previous findings point out an association between locus of control in dealing with technology and the individual ability to up-regulate the sensorimotor rhythm (12-15 Hz) in the EEG. Since the antecedents of locus of control in dealing with technology differ between males and females, we have investigated the effect of sex of participant and experimenter on the outcomes of neurofeedback training. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223724PMC
December 2018
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Effects of Neurofeedback Training on Performing Bimanual Coordination In-phase and Anti-phase Patterns in Children with ADHD.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):283-292

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Azerbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran.

It is generally accepted that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have poor motor control, especially in bimanual coordination tasks. Such children characteristically have impaired fine motor ability, problems with force control, and poor motor coordination. They are at particular risk of loss of motor control and reduced bimanual coordination. Read More

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December 2018
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Cortisol Predicts Performance During Competition: Preliminary Results of a Field Study with Elite Adolescent Taekwondo Athletes.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Dec;43(4):275-280

Department of Performance Psychology, Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Competitive taekwondo composes a high stress situation leading to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. Little is known about cortisol's relation to outcome (winning vs. losing) and performance in taekwondo. Read More

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December 2018
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Autonomic Adaption to Clinical Simulation in Psychology Students: Teaching Applications.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):239-245

Department of Psychology, European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Simulation is used to facilitate new learning in a variety of situations. One application of simulation could be to help therapists gain therapeutic skills prior to seeing clients. This particular study was interested in measuring changes in stress response by looking at subjective and objective measures of distress (as measured by SUDS, HR, and HRV) over three sessions of simulated therapy. Read More

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September 2018
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May the Best Joint-Actions Win: Physiological Linkage During Competition.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):227-237

Research Unit in Affective and Social Neuroscience, Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Previous work showed that, when we interact with other people, an alignment of psychophysiological measures occur as a clue about the intensity of the social interaction. Available evidence highlighted increase autonomic synchrony, known as physiological linkage, during intense dyadic situations, like conflictual conversations within romantic couples, friends, or therapeutic settings. Starting from the idea that higher physiological linkage could support better performance and be correlated with approach attitudes (Behavioral Activation System, BAS), in the present study a conflictual situation was proposed by making subjects compete during an attentional task and stressing the importance to win as a measure of future professional success. Read More

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September 2018
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Pre-service Teachers and Stress During Microteaching: An Experimental Investigation of the Effectiveness of Relaxation Training with Biofeedback on Psychological and Physiological Indices of Stress.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):217-225

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Pre-service teacher stress is an understudied research area, with the majority of research focusing on subjective reports of stress. The present study sought to examine the influence of stress-reduction techniques on both subjective and objective indicators of stress during microteaching in preservice teachers. A sample of 44 preservice teachers were randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups; biofeedback, relaxation, or control. Read More

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September 2018
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Utilizing the Quantitative Electroencephalograph (qEEG) to Objectively Document the Nature and Severity of Concussions in Junior Hockey Players: A Pilot Investigation.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):211-216

Myosymmetries, 101 1011 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2V 4R6, Canada.

Concussions represent a major concern for hockey teams. During one winter season, all players on two Junior Hockey Teams were assessed in order to establish an incidence baseline for concussions. The qEEG was utilized as it measures the probability of concussion and its severity. Read More

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September 2018
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Systematic Review of Biofeedback Interventions for Addressing Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents with Long-Term Physical Conditions.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):179-192

North Carolina Central University, 1801, Fayetteville St., Durham, NC, 27707, USA.

Children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions are at increased risk of psychological problems, particularly anxiety and depression, and they have limited access to evidence-based treatment for these issues. Biofeedback interventions may be useful for treating symptoms of both psychological and physical conditions. A systematic review of studies of biofeedback interventions that addressed anxiety or depression in this population was undertaken via MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. Read More

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September 2018
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Psychophysiological Adjustment to Ovarian Cancer: Preliminary Study on Italian Women Condition.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):161-168

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Via Gramsci, 14, 43125, Parma, Italy.

This study aimed to evaluate the psychological and physiological adjustment in a sample of Ovarian Cancer survivors. For all we know, this is the first time that such analysis has been performed in Italy. We assessed psychological adjustment along with physiological adjustment, measured through the basal Heart Rate Variability at rest. Read More

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June 2018
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Neuroimaging Study of Alpha and Beta EEG Biofeedback Effects on Neural Networks.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):169-178

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine-Greenville, Greenville, SC, 29605, USA.

Neural networks interaction was studied in healthy men (20-35 years old) who underwent 20 sessions of EEG biofeedback training outside the MRI scanner, with concurrent fMRI-EEG scans at the beginning, middle, and end of the course. The study recruited 35 subjects for EEG biofeedback, but only 18 of them were considered as "successful" in self-regulation of target EEG bands during the whole course of training. Results of fMRI analysis during EEG biofeedback are reported only for these "successful" trainees. Read More

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June 2018
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Does the Electrodermal System "Take Sides" When It Comes to Emotions?

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):203-210

Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, 46 Izabella Street, Budapest, Hungary.

Traditionally, electrodermal research measurements were taken from the non-dominant hand. This was considered a valid measurement of arousal for the whole body. Some, however argue for a complex and asynchronous electrodermal system in terms of lateral and dermatome differences in emotional responding. Read More

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September 2018
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Cognitive Bias of Interpretation in Type D Personality: Associations with Physiological Indices of Arousal.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Sep;43(3):193-201

Department of Psychology, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

It is argued that the Type D person experiences increased distress when encountering social situations, which results in altered stress responding. However, little is known about how Type D individuals behave or feel during social interactions. Using a within-subjects design, the present study examined the physiological arousal of Type D and non-Type D individuals when rating how they would deal with a number of hypothetical social situations. Read More

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September 2018
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Reliability of the Flash Visual Evoked Potential P2: Double-Stimulation Study.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):153-159

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, USA.

The flash visual evoked potential P2 (FVEP-P2) has been identified as a potentially useful clinical, diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's dementia (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCIa) due to its association with cholinergic functioning in the brain. The FVEP-P2 is the second positive component of the VEP waveform elicited by a single strobe flash. Despite finding a selective delay in the latency of the FVEP-P2 in AD and MCIa groups, adequate levels of sensitivity and specificity have not been achieved due to natural group differences and inter-individual variability. Read More

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June 2018
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The Relation Between Trait Anger and Impulse Control in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: An EEG Study.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):131-142

Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P. O. Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Inhibitory control is considered to be one of the key factors in explaining individual differences in trait anger and reactive aggression. Yet, only a few studies have assessed electroencephalographic (EEG) activity with respect to response inhibition in high trait anger individuals. The main goal of this study was therefore to investigate whether individual differences in trait anger in forensic psychiatric patients are associated with individual differences in anger-primed inhibitory control using behavioral and electrophysiological measures of response inhibition. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6010500PMC
June 2018
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Neuromodulating Attention and Mind-Wandering Processes with a Single Session Real Time EEG.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):143-151

Psychological Neuroscience Lab - CIPsi, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057, Braga, Portugal.

Our minds are continuously alternating between external attention (EA) and mind wandering (MW). An appropriate balance between EA and MW is important for promoting efficient perceptual processing, executive functioning, decision-making, auto-biographical memory, and creativity. There is evidence that EA processes are associated with increased activity in high-frequency EEG bands (e. Read More

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June 2018
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EEG Spectral Analysis on OM Mantra Meditation: A Pilot Study.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):123-129

Department of Electronics, MIT College of Engineering, Pune, 411038, India.

Mantra meditation is easy to practice. "OM" Mantra is the highest sacred symbol in Hinduism. The present study investigated the temporal dynamics of oscillatory changes after OM mantra meditation. Read More

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June 2018
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Abstracts of Posters Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

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Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Mar 6:109-111. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

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March 2018
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Resting Heart Rate Variability and the Effects of Biofeedback Intervention in Women with Low-Risk Pregnancy and Prenatal Childbirth Fear.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 Jun;43(2):113-121

Department of Maternity Child Nursing, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Science, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita-shi, 010-8543, Japan.

Anxiety about labor in women at the end of pregnancy sometimes reaches levels that are clinically concerning. We investigated whether low-risk pregnant women with childbirth fear during the last trimester demonstrate specific findings with regard to resting heart rate variability (HRV) and examined whether HRV biofeedback can reduce this fear and alter resting HRV. We measured the levels of childbirth fear (Wijma delivery expectancy/experience questionnaire, W-DEQ) and resting HRV indexes in 97 low-risk pregnant women in their 32nd-34th week of gestation and advised women with W-DEQ scores of ≥ 66 (n = 40) to practice HRV biofeedback (StressEraser) at home. Read More

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June 2018
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Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics During the Practice of Bhramari Pranayama, Kapalbhati and Bahir-Kumbhaka: An Exploratory Study.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 03;43(1):87-92

Division of Neurology, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.

Various pranayama techniques are known to produce different physiological effects. We evaluated the effect of three-different pranayama techniques on cerebrovascular hemodynamics. Eighteen healthy volunteers with the mean ± standard deviation age of 23. Read More

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March 2018
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Pre-performance Physiological State: Heart Rate Variability as a Predictor of Shooting Performance.

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E Ortega C J K Wang

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 03;43(1):75-85

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.

Heart rate variability (HRV) is commonly used in sport science for monitoring the physiology of athletes but not as an indicator of physiological state from a psychological perspective. Since HRV is established to be an indicator of emotional responding, it could be an objective means of quantifying an athlete's subjective physiological state before competition. A total of 61 sport shooters participated in this study, of which 21 were novice shooters, 19 were intermediate shooters, and 21 were advanced level shooters. Read More

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March 2018
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Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Does Not Substitute for Asthma Steroid Controller Medication.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 03;43(1):57-73

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Despite previous findings of therapeutic effects for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) on asthma, it is not known whether HRVB can substitute either for controller or rescue medication, or whether it affects airway inflammation. Sixty-eight paid volunteer steroid naïve study participants with mild or moderate asthma were given 3 months of HRVB or a comparison condition consisting of EEG alpha biofeedback with relaxing music and relaxed paced breathing (EEG+), in a two-center trial. All participants received a month of intensive asthma education prior to randomization. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871536PMC
March 2018
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Could White Coat Ocular Hypertension Affect to the Accuracy of the Diagnosis of Glaucoma? Relationships Between Anxiety and Intraocular Pressure in a Simulated Clinical Setting.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 03;43(1):49-56

Research Group on Stress and Health, Department of Basic, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Sixty-one healthy subjects participated in a laboratory study carried out in a simulated clinical setting. Anticipatory anxiety-state was assessed at the arrival and immediately after, with no brief phase of adaptation, measurements of intraocular pressure, heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure were collected. At the end of the procedure, anxiety-trait was also assessed. Read More

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March 2018
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No Effects of Successful Bidirectional SMR Feedback Training on Objective and Subjective Sleep in Healthy Subjects.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 03;43(1):37-47

Ministry of Defense, Central Military Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

There is a growing interest in the application of psychophysiological signals in more applied settings. Unidirectional sensory motor rhythm-training (SMR) has demonstrated consistent effects on sleep. In this study the main aim was to analyze to what extent participants could gain voluntary control over sleep-related parameters and secondarily to assess possible influences of this training on sleep metrics. Read More

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March 2018
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Feeling the Insight: Uncovering Somatic Markers of the "aha" Experience.

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2018 03;43(1):13-21

School of Psychology and Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience, Nanjing Normal University, No. 122, Ninghai Road, Nanjing, 210097, China.

Whether internal insight can be recognized by experiencing (somatic feeling) remains an unexplored problem. This study investigated the issue by examining potential somatic markers of the "aha" experience occurring at the moment of sudden insight. Participants were required to solve a set of compound remote associates (CRA) problems and were simultaneously monitored via electrodermal and cardiovascular recordings. Read More

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March 2018
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