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Clinical Applied Psychophysiology : Sponsored by Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback - John G. Carlson

Clinical Applied Psychophysiology

Sponsored by Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

By: John G. Carlson (Editor), A. Ronald Seifert (Editor), Niels Birbaumer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1994
ISBN: 9780306445552
Number Of Pages: 268

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Although the injunction "Know thyself" was inscribed over the site of the Delphic Oracle, the concept is of much more ancient lineage. Thousands of years ago, the wise men of the East had learned to exert authority over a broad range of bodily experiences and functions using techniques that are still taught today. But it is only in the past few decades that the West has become aware once again of the range of control that the central nervous system can maintain over sensation and body function. Medicine has moved slowly in integrating these concepts into the classic medical model of disease despite a growing body of evidence that links emotional state, thought, and imagery to immunocompetence, tissue healing, and bodily vigor. It is precisely the role of a volume such as this, reflecting a fascinating conference in Munich, to emphasize and reemphasize these ideas. We are fortunately well beyond the sterile behaviorism of Watson with its com­ plete negation of the significance of mental operations. But many still consider suspect those forces and mechanisms, however powerful, that seem to originate from brain-mind activity. The chapters in this book, with their emphases on the mind-body continuum as a bridge to self­ regulation and health, provide a modern "School of Athens" in bringing these concepts to wider acquaintance.

Overview: Clinical Applied Psychophysiology
Schopenhauer's Ethics and the Concept of Behavioral SelfRegulation
Disorders of the Central Nervous System: Biofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials in Epilepsy
The P300 Event-Related Brain Potential in Psychiatric and Neurological Diagnosis
Disorders of the Cardiovascular System: Type A and Cardiovascular Responsiveness in Italian Blue Collar Workers
Applied Psychophysiology and Respiration: Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Neuromuscular Disorders: Psychophysiological Methods in the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
LongTerm Stress: Quartets in Antarctic Isolation
7 additional articles
Index
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ISBN: 9780306445552
ISBN-10: 0306445557
Series: The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.31