EEG predictors of neuropathic pain

A recent study looked at treating Central Neuropathic Pain using neurofeedback. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) affects a person's ability to move and feel sensation in the body. SCI is also an indirect cause of Central Neuropathic Pain (CNP). This pain typically develops several months after the injury. In 30-40% of SCI patients, severe CNP affects their everyday living including sleep and mood. Many patients give up work, not because of the injury, but because of pain. Medical treatment of CNP is moderately effective and costly, both to the patient and to the health care system.

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EEG, PainDerek Jones
HRV training with Biotrace+

Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the natural variability of the intervals between consecutive heart beats.  High HRV is a good thing and associated with overall health. Applications include high performance sport training and HRV biofeedback tools are embedded in the Biotrace+ software for the NeXus systems.

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Biofeedback, BVP, HRVDerek Jones
Depression and HRV Biofeedback

Can biofeedback help severe depression? If there is a causative link between autonomic nervous system dysfunction and depression then various forms of biofeedback and neurofeedback might well be helpful. We look at some research showing positive effects of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback training in severe depression.

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HRV, DepressionDerek Jones
Why the heart talks to the brain

It’s the way we were made. Science is still learning about the neurophysiology of stress and trauma.  Along that journey of discovery science discovered that it's "not all about the brain".  In fact the heart, for example, communicates with and influences the brain via the nervous system, hormonal system and other pathways.

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Biofeedback software you need

The biofeedback software you choose as a professional needs to complement great hardware. In the bad-old-days you needed a degree in engineering to make everything work. The NeXus biofeeback approach sets you free to focus on your application

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MethodsDerek Jones