[esnr] Re: an interesting week for neurofeedback

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  • To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 10:06:41 +0200 (CEST)




> Hello to  All,
> a full page article on Neurofeedback was published yesterday in one of the 
> biggest
> newspapers! Very informative for the general public. So, yes, the word is 
> spreading!
> Met vriendelijke groet/All the best/Ciao,
> Berrie Gerrits
> Psychologenpraktijk Gerrits
> Sloetstraat 14
> 6524 AS  Nijmegen
> Nederland/Netherlands
> Tel: 024-3235053
> praktijkgerrits@xxxxxxxxx
> Psychotherapie/eerstelijnspsychologie/Supervisie
> Neurofeedback en QEEG gecertificeerd (AAPB CR)
> BIG geregistreerd (GZ en psychotherapie)
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Foksfam@xxxxxxx
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>   Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 11:51 PM
>   Subject: [esnr] Re: an interesting week for neurofeedback
>   In a message dated 06/10/2004 17:34:23 GMT Daylight Time, 
> a.frick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> writes:
>     Dear All,
>     Last week was an interesting week for neurofeedback in the US.  Dr Phil, a
> psychologist and associate of Oprah Winfrey who now has his own very widely
> viewed chat show, did a program on neurofeedback.  He was educated at the
> University of North Texas, one of the few universities in the US to have a
> program dedicated to research into neurofeedback.  On the show last week, he 
> had
> one of his professors from the university talking about neurofeedback for
> children with ADHD.
>     Also, Newsweek, one of the largest weekly news magazines in the country, 
> had an
> article on neurofeedback based on technology that was developed by NASA, the
> American space agency.  I've attached the article to this email.  Note that it
> mentions that a peer-reviewed study is expected by year-end.  The study was 
> done
> with this technology by Roger DeBeus, who was also educated at the University 
> of
> N Texas and is president-elect of iSNR.  Business Week, another weekly news
> magazine, also recently ran an article on Roger's study.
>     If this can happen in the US, where the drug companies are extremely
> powerful--2nd only to the oil industry, this sort of exposure is surely 
> possible
> here in Europe.
>     Regards,
>     ann
>   I'm sure that such exposure is not only possible, but probable if we all 
> just keep
> writing press releases!  There have been a few radio broadcasts and a few 
> press
> features - the last big one that springs to mind was in the New Scientist 3 
> March
> 2001 (featuring both Americans and Europeans - Sterman, Rosenfeld, Birbaumer,
> Gruzelier & Egner) written by Laura Spinney from LONDON. Time to remind her 
> about
> on-going developments, perhaps..?
>   Even writing for small local newspapers and magazines can be fruitful as 
> these
> stories may fire the imagination of more influential writers on  more 
> widely-read
> publications. So, yes, Ann - let's all just keep making a little noise.  The 
> 'drip
> drip' effect is powerful. And I don't believe it is an exclusive province of
> America, Jorge!
>   Just to encourage one another - if members are aware of, or indeed, have 
> written,
> articles for the media, perhaps these could be shared on the esnr site 
> (although,
> of course, unlike the USA, we don't have the advantage of a common 
> language...)
> What do you think?
>   Melissa

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