Heather Hargraves- Altered States Of Consciousness: Investigation Of Neuro- feedback
Therapeutic Induction Of Altered States Of Consciousness: Investigation Of 1-20Hz De-Synchronization Neuro- feedback
Positive outcomes connected to experiences of altered states of consciousness (ASC) have been linked to various brain wave patterns. Innovative neurofeedback (NFB) technologies, which serve to alter brain wave patterns, are being developed in an attempt to create adjunctive therapeutic treatments for psychotherapy. The current study investigated a reduction in 1-20 Hz NFB training of the default mode network, a protocol based on Muthukumaraswamy et al., (2013) MEG findings with psilocybin. The goal of this study was to induce ASC via neurofeedback and examine associations between NFB, ASC, mood changes, and trait predictors. This presentation will outline the findings of this study, while also highlighting the potential for neurofeedback to support psychedelic therapies.
Filmed at Breaking Convention 2017.