What is biofeedback?

  • (noun): A training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions primarily using instruments that provide information on the activity of those same systems, with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will. Some of the processes that can be controlled include brainwaves, muscle tone, skin conductance, heart rate and pain perception.

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Some articles on biofeedback:

Synkinesis - Treatment - Biofeedback
... Biofeedback therapy for facial synkinesis aims to increase the patient’s awareness of the facial muscle posture and movement ... Thus, biofeedback allows the patient to actively sense the motion of their muscles ... The two common forms of biofeedback used are electromyographic feedback and mirror feedback ...
Management Of Chronic Headaches - Treatments - Non-medicinal Treatments - Biofeedback
... Biofeedback is often used to evaluate the effectiveness of relaxation training, because it feeds back information to the chronic headache sufferer about the "body's (biological) current state" ... One of the most common biofeedback tests is the Electromyograph (EMG), which evaluates the “electrical activity” produced by muscles ... Biofeedback also can measure electrical brain activity through a test called the Electroencephalograph (EEG) ...
Biofeedback - In Popular Culture
... Biofeedback data and biofeedback technology are used by Massimiliano Peretti in a contemporary art environment, the Amigdalae project ... During the performance, biofeedback medical technology, such as the EEG, body temperature variations, heart rate, and galvanic responses, are used to analyze an audience's ... In 2001, the company Journey to Wild Divine began producing biofeedback hardware and software for the Macintosh and Windows operating systems ...
Association For Applied Psychophysiology And Biofeedback
... The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) was founded in 1969 as the Biofeedback Research Society (BRS) ... aims to promote a new understanding of biofeedback and advance the methods used in this practice ...
Association For Applied Psychophysiology And Biofeedback - AAPB Bookstore - Biofeedback Mastery: An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual
... Biofeedback Mastery An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual, by Erik Peper, Hana Tylova, Katherine H ... is a laboratory manual for training students and staff in all the major biofeedback modalities ...