Functional Neuroanatomy Basics for Nerofeedback and Biofeedback

Course Description

Knowledge of functional neuroanatomy is necessary to understand how NFB can influence brain functions. This workshop gives an overview of the brain’s structure, first, with an emphasis on Brodmann Areas (BAs). The primary functions of different BAs will be reviewed and dysfunction in particular areas will be linked to clinical findings in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, depression, anxiety, attention disorders, concussion. and memory deficiencies. A short discussion of connectivity will focus on commissures and fasciculi which leads to the foundations of Neural Networks: Default, Executive (memory and attention), Salience, Affect (depression and anxiety/panic), Placebo. This leads to accurate targeting of sites and connectivity using either single and two channel NFB training or LORETA NFB. The neuroanatomical rational for combining NFB training with Heart Rate Variability training will be noted. This is not a detailed course in Neuroanatomy. It only provides an overview of functional neuroanatomy that relates directly to the clinical work that we do every day.

Objectives

Intermediate; participants will be able to;

  • Be able to explain a major function for a minimum of 12 Brodmann Areas
  • Be able to compare a minimum of 6 Brodmann Areas to a neural network
  • Be able to List names of 4 fasciculi
  • Be able to list principle brain areas connected to the Cingulum
  • Be able to list principle brain areas connecting to the Uncinate fasciculus
  • Name one nucleus that has both afferent and efferent connections for parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system

Lynda Thompson, Ph.D

Lynda Thompson is a Psychologist who has done teaching, clinical psychology, school psychology and owned learning centers. She became Executive Director of The ADD Centre in Toronto in 1993 and has specialized in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback for the last quarter century. Her doctoral dissertation (1979) dealt with hyperactive children treated with methylphenidate. She is co-author with William Sears of The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child (1998) and with Michael Thompson of The Neurofeedback Book (2003, 2015), has authored and co-authored numerous chapters and papers, and presented on a range of topics including ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, stress management, postconcussion syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, and epilepsy. She is co-recipient with Michael Thompson of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (2010) and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2016). She was awarded Fellow status by the ISNR in 2005 and by the AAPB in 2019.

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Michael Thompson, M.D

When formerly practicing medicine, he was Associate Professor and head of post-graduate education in Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, examiner for the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) and chairman of their examinations committee in psychiatry. Numerous professional publications include A Resident’s Guide to Psychiatric Education. While Associate Professor, University of Toronto, he was psychiatric consultant to The Hospital for Sick Children’s neurology department. His publications and presentations concerning neurofeedback and biofeedback parallel those of Lynda Thompson, including The Neurofeedback Book: An Introduction to Basic Concepts in Applied Psychophysiology (2003, 2015), 48 journal articles, 14 book chapters, and more than 180 presentations in 24 countries on neurofeedback and biofeedback. He is co-recipient Lifetime Achievement Award from the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (2010) and of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2016). Michael was awarded Fellow status by the ISNR in 2005 and by the AAPB in 2019.

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Who this course is for

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject

This course is offered at the introductory level.

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