2011 AAPB Webinar 4: Brain Anatomy and Physiology
Presented by Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB
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This webinar examines current findings in four disorders treated by biofeedback and neurofeedback. Attendees will explore the effect of depression on the creation of new neurons, the role of mirror neurons in autism, the involvement of the cingulate cortex and insula in addiction, and how injury can result in neuropathic pain.
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:
- explain the significance of neurogenesis and how depression impacts this process.
- identify the mirror neuron system's location, possible function, and hypothesized malfunction in autism.
- describe the cingulate cortex and insula's location and hypothesized roles in addiction.
- explain how injury can result in neuropathic pain.
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975 and has served as Director of Truman's Applied Psychophysiology Research Lab since 1977. In 2008, he received the Doris and Walker Allen Fellowship for Academic Excellence. He also serves on the Saybrook Graduate School faculty in their Mind-Body Medicine and PsyD programs. He co-authored with Donald Moss, PhD, A Biofeedback Primer, to be published in Lublin, Poland, and a chapter on biofeedback in the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2nd ed.). He co-authored with Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, BCB, a chapter on entering the field and assuring competence in Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide (4th ed.). He is a consulting editor for Biofeedback Clinical Journal and contributing editor for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. His current research focuses on techniques to increase heart rate variability biofeedback. Dr. Shaffer is a Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and is the Chair of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).