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How does biofeedback work?

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Dr. Bob Stewart
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Biofeedback

Works by feeding back information to you about your own internal biological activity.
You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn any skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of normally unconscious functions -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing you to regulate them.

In brief: Biofeedback

Works by feeding back information to you about your own internal biological activity.
You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn any skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of normally unconscious functions -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing you to regulate them.
Dr. Bob Stewart
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Dr. Cecilia Alailima
General Practice

In brief: Operant Conditioning

And learning occurs when the client is rewarded with positive audiovisual cues every time s/he changes and trends the biological measure closer to normal functioning and away from dysfunctional habits.
Humans can learn to normalize blood pressure, heart rate, muscle activity (emg), stress response, and even brain wave activity (eeg) with profound effects on a wide range of common medical problems.

In brief: Operant Conditioning

And learning occurs when the client is rewarded with positive audiovisual cues every time s/he changes and trends the biological measure closer to normal functioning and away from dysfunctional habits.
Humans can learn to normalize blood pressure, heart rate, muscle activity (emg), stress response, and even brain wave activity (eeg) with profound effects on a wide range of common medical problems.
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
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