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Biofeedback

Biofeedback therapy is a treatment technique that enables people to use signals emitted from their own body to monitor and improve their health. It is the "use of instrumentation to mirror psychophysiological processes of which the individual is not normally aware and which may be brought u ....

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.... used to alter their conscious and emotional state (O'Hair). The principles of operant conditioning have often been used by people to explain biofeedback. In operant conditioning, any activity that approximates the desired behavior or response is reinforced or rewarded. By using these types of conditioning, feedback is received. In 1969, Neal Miller demonstrated that animals could learn to change levels of their autonomic functions on the basis of contingent reinforcement. Miller gave rats feedback on its behavior when the were rewarded for movin ....

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