A small pilot study of neurofeedback as a tool for self-regulation of emotion networks in the brain found that eight patients with depression learned to upregulate brain areas involved in the generation of positive emotions. A control group employing similar cognitive strategies but without neurofeedback did not improve clinically. Results of the study by researchers from Cardiff, Bangor, Maastricht, Brunel and Betsi Cadwaladr Universities and King’s College in the U.K were published in PloS One.
Linden, D. Habes, I. et el; “Real-Time Self-Regulation of Emotion Networks in Patients with Depression.” PloS One, 7(6): e38115
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