Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback

Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback

by John N. Demos

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The long-awaited update to Demos’s classic book for the practitioner looking to add neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback training combines the principles of complementary medicine with the power of electronics. This book provides lucid explanations of the mechanisms underlying neurofeedback as well as the research history that led to its implementation. Essential for all clinicians in this field, this book will guide clinicians through the process of diagnosis and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393712537
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 484,718
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John N. Demos, MA, LCMHC, BCIA-EEG, is the Clinical Director of Neurofeedback of Southern Vermont, a complementary therapies clinic located in Brattleboro, VT. He is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and is certified in the field of EEG-biofeedback. He is also a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback as well as of the International Society for Neuronal Regulation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

Illustrations xi

Abbreviations xvii

Introduction 1

Part I Getting Started With the Basics

1 What Is EEG Neurofeedback? 11

2 The EEG: The Brain's Electrical Signals 15

3 Bandwidths Measured by Frequency and Amplitude 22

4 Electrode Placements 27

5 Introduction to 2-D Brain Maps 32

6 Introduction to Power and Z-Score Training 38

Part II Amplifying and Filtering to Match EEG Signatures to Common Symptoms

7 Amplifying the EEG 53

8 Filtering the EEG Into Bins 62

9 Common Filtered Bandwidths 67

10 Filtered EEG Components: Asymmetry, Power Ratio, Coherence, and Phase 84

11 Matching EEG Signatures to Common Symptoms and Disorders 99

Part III Editing the Raw EEG

12 The Importance of Examining the Raw EEG 111

13 Editing Examples and EEG Signatures 115

Part IV The Dynamic Brain: Regions of Interest

14 The Nervous System 137

15 Brain Structures and Functions 146

16 Regions of Interest: Cortical and Subcortical 174

17 Brain Networks 187

Part V Advanced Training and Protocol Generation

18 Thresholds: Advanced Theory of Protocol Operation 197

19 Z-Score Training Concepts and Concerns 206

50 Automated Site or Network Selection and Training Symptom With Jewel 210

21 Deep States Training and Protocol Suggestions for PTSD and Addictions 215

22 Photic Stimulation: Gamma and Gross-Frequency Coupling 238

23 Hemoencephalography Neurofeedback 247

Part VI EEG Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice

24 Treating the Whole Person 259

25 Evaluation: Contraindications, Readministering Baseline Tests, and Termination 273

26 Objective Treatment Plans and Comparison Reports 286

27 Maintaining Professionalism 292

Appendix 1 Relative Power 301

Appendix 2 Infra-slow Oscillation Training 303

Appendix 3 The EEG and Phase 311

References 315

Index 327

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