Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Comments on neurofeedback self-regulation

Continuing the last post, the last study cited that the neurofeedback training was 'active,' meaning subjects were "trained to control the differential feedback between a target region of interest in early visual cortex" and "had to maintain fixation on a central point." Whether this sort of enduring effect happens with 'passive' neurofeedback was not in this study. Also the study shows that "learned self-regulation is an acquired skill" initiated by the neurofeedback training, but they continued to practice the skill to maintain the desired effect. Like any learned skill, it first takes conscious practice but once ingrained it is then continually practiced nonconsciously.

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