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Feedback: Tuning Into Neurofeedback

Some people like to sing in the shower. I like to sing in the my car. And in L.A., you spend three-quarters of your life in your 4 wheeled tree killer. So the way I see it, you might as well settle in and enjoy the toxic fumes and aroma of burnt rubber over some cool tunes. I prefer to sing solo (but not acappella). I blanche at the thought of bursting into a chorus of [...]

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[Neurofeedback] should be more available: Doctor

This article originally appeared in TheWhig.com and features NeurOptimal® trainer Dr. Janet McCulloch superb work with veterans suffering from PTSD. KINGSTON - Advocates of a new way of treating post traumatic stress disorder are calling for it to be made available to veterans across Canada. Called neurofeedback, the treatment has proven successful with a small group of patients at the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback. In the past three years, Dr. Janet McCulloch, a psychiatrist at the institute, [...]

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Neurofeedback Trainer Focus: Dr. Lise DeLong

Dr. Lise DeLong is a Neuroptimal® trainer and Cognitive Rehabilitation specialist. She has pioneered an innovative treatment model known as NeuroCognitive Processing in which she combines neurofeedback with rehabilitation brain training. When used in tandem, these two methodologies address both cognitive and physiological problems.  With a Ph.D. in neuropsychology and a sub-specialty in neurocognitive processing, Dr. DeLong oversees clinics in Greenwood, Indiana and Walnut Creek, California, where she currently resides. Language disorders (primarily with Autistic children) have [...]

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Research Shows Promising Results From Neurofeedback Training

PALM SPRINGS, CA –  Zengar Institute Inc., developer of the NeurOptimal® professional and home neurofeedback systems, held its inaugural Research Conference at the Miramonte Resort in Palm Springs, California on February 20-22.  It was the largest professional gathering in the company’s history. Eighty-five NeurOptimal® trainers, researchers and staff traveled from all over the world to attend – some from as far away as Australia and Lithuania. Over the course of three days, key presentations [...]

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Rapping It Up: NeurOptimal®‘s Palm Springs Conference

When you think of the desert, compassion isn't the first descriptive noun that springs to mind. Instead, you begin to think in superlative adjectival phrases - things like: harsh conditions, glaring sun, chilling winds, and lost wages (if you're in Vegas). Yet, no such phrases need apply when describing the NeurOptimal inaugural Research Conference in the heart of the Mojave. History will record how, in late February of 2012, compassion came into fashion in [...]

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What Madonna Can Teach Us about Dynamical Neurofeedback®

We here at NeurOptimal® like music. A lot. Music is an integral part of our neurofeedback system. Some of our employees have serious music creds. So when we set out to explain a simple way to describe what distinguishes our neurofeedback system from the competition, our collective, optimized minds naturally gravitated towards music. Even Plato turned to music when seeking a metaphor for the mind. "Philosophy", he said, "is the highest form of music". [...]

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Feedback: My First NeurOptimal Experience

Entry 1:  Neuro-what?! I'm not a born cynic; I'm more of a converted skeptic. It's a natural evolutionary adaptation necessary for survival in Los Angeles. Ah yes, The City of Angels: where the climate is unnaturally temperate, but the people are volatile and dogged by doubt. Somewhere in West Hollywood, a rehab turnstile awaits the next sweaty-palmed celebrity to pass through on their way to a People Magazine cover. L.A. is  a place where people [...]

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The Persistence Of Brain Myths

In the recent movie blockbuster Limitless, the hero (played by Bradley Cooper), stumbles across a seedy character who introduces him to a super neuro-drug with a dubious provenance called NZT. Never mind that the tiny clear pills resemble flattened bubble bath beads from Victoria’s Secret – these little elixirs supposedly hold the secret to unleashing the human brain’s “limitless” (get it?) potential. Without such psychotropic intervention, claims the dope(amine) pusher, normal humans will be [...]

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Love Thy Trainer

INTRODUCING NEUROPTIMAL®’S NEW, AFFORDABLE PERSONAL TRAINER Most folks have a love/hate relationship with their personal trainer. S/he makes them do things you don’t necessarily want to do. Like Cardio Barre at 6AM before that wake up shot of Nespresso. Like that extra rep when biceps are screaming with lactic acid. That personal trainer is probably the only person outside of their immediate family who keeps bringing the pain, but still gets an invite to the [...]

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