2009 AAPB Webinar 1: Brain Anatomy and Physiology for the BF-NF Therapists
Presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD
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This recording reviews the anatomy and physiology of the major divisions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This course examines the functions of the basal ganglia, hypothalamus, limbic system, thalamus, neocortex, and neurotransmitter pathways, and their importance in biofeedback and neurofeedback practice. Important topics for biofeedback/neurofeedback professionals include addiction, autism, emotion, generators of slow and fast EEG potentials, and pain.
Professionals who complete this teleseminar will be able to:
(1) Describe the location and functions of major central nervous system structures.
(2) Identify the generators of slow and fast EEG potentials.
(3) Explain the role of the major neurotransmitter pathways in human behaviors, especially addictive disorders, autism, emotion, and pain.
Fred Shaffer, PhD, is a professor of Psychology and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975. He has served as Director of Truman's Applied Psychophysiology research program since 1977. He is a Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) Senior Fellow and Chair-Elect of its Board. He has served on the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Board and as its Education Chair and Program Chair. He is a consulting editor for Biofeedback and contributing editor for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He authored Biofeedback Tutor (2008), a multimedia tutorial in biofeedback and co-authored with Donald Moss, PhD, a chapter on biofeedback in the Textbook of complementary and alternative medicine (2nd ed.) and the Heart rate variability training suite for the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe.