Proceedings of the 2016 ISNR Conference: Keynotes, Invited, and Student Award Presentations

  • International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)
Keywords: neurofeedback, neuromodulation, EEG, qEEG, neurotherapy


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Closed-Loop Control of Corticothalamic Circuits to Prevent Seizures with Light

Paz, J. T., Bryant, A. S., Peng, K., Fenno, L. E., Yizhar, O., Frankel, W. N., … Huguenard, J. R. (2011). A new mode of corticothalamic transmission revealed in the Gria4(-/-) model of absence epilepsy. Nature Neuroscience, 14(9), 1167–1173.

Paz, J. T., Davidson, T. J., Frechette, E. S., Delord, B., Parada, I., Peng, K., … Huguenard, J. R. (2013). Closed-loop optogenetic control of thalamus as a tool for interrupting seizures after cortical injury. Nature Neuroscience, 16(1), 64–70.

Paz, J. T., & Huguenard, J. R. (2015). Microcircuits and their interactions in epilepsy: is the focus out of focus? Nature Neuroscience, 18(3), 351–359. /nn.3950

Paz, J. T., & Huguenard, J. R. (2015). Optogenetics and epilepsy: Past, present and future. Epilepsy Currents, 15(1), 34–38.

Yizhar, O., Fenno, L. E., Prigge, M., Schneider, F., Davidson, T. J., O'Shea, D. J., … Deisseroth, K. (2011). Neocortical excitation/inhibition balance in information processing and social dysfunction. Nature, 477(7363), 171–178.


Self-Organized Criticality as a Theoretical Framework for Neurofeedback

Kluetsch, R. C., Ros, T., Théberge, J., Frewen, P. A., Calhoun, V. D., Schmahl, C., … Lanius, R. A. (2014). Plastic modulation of PTSD resting-state networks and subjective wellbeing by EEG neurofeedback. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 130(2), 123–136.

Ros, T., Baars, B. J., Lanius, R. A., & Vuilleumier, P. (2014). Tuning pathological brain oscillations with neurofeedback: a systems neuroscience framework. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1008. /fnhum.2014.01008

Ros, T., Frewen, P., Theberge, J., Kluetsch, R., Mueller, A., Candrian, G., … Lanius, R. (2015). Neurofeedback tunes long-range temporal correlations in spontaneous brain activity. Arxiv Papers, 15120.9133, 1–19. /arxiv/papers/1512/1512.09133.pdf


Genes, Brains, and Neuroplasticity in Developmental Dyslexia

Moreau, D., Kirk, I. J., & Waldie, K. E. (2016). Seven pervasive statistical flaws in cognitive training interventions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 153. /fnhum.2016.00153

Moreau, D., & Waldie, K. E. (2016). Developmental learning disorders: From generic interventions to individualized remediation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 2053.

Waldie, K. E., Haigh, C. E., Badzakova-Trajkov, G., Buckley, J., & Kirk, I. J. (2013). Reading the wrong way with the right hemisphere. Brain Sciences, 3(3), 1060–1075.

Wilson, A. J., Andrewes, S. G., Struthers, H., Rowe, V. M., Bogdanovic, R., & Waldie, K. E. (2015). Dyscalculia and dyslexia in adults: Cognitive bases of comorbidity. Learning and Individual Differences, 37, 118–132. /10.1016/j.lindif.2014.11.017


Reward Deficiency Solution System: Neurogenetic and Neuroimaging Translational Neural Regulation Having Clinical Relevance

Blum, K., Febo, M., Badgaiyan, R. D., Demetrovics, Z., Simpatico, T., Fahlke, C., … Gold, M. S. (2016). Common neurogenetic diagnosis and meso-limbic manipulation of hypodopaminergic function in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Changing the recovery landscape. Current Neuropharmacology. Advanced online publication. /1570159X13666160512150918

Blum, K., Febo, M., McLaughlin, T., Cronjé, F. J., Han, D., Gold, M. S. (2014). Hatching the behavioral addiction egg: Reward Deficiency Solution System (RDSS)™ as a function of dopaminergic neurogenetics and brain functional connectivity linking all addictions under a common rubric. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 3(3), 149–156. /10.1556/JBA.3.2014.019

Blum, K., Febo, M., Smith, D. E., Roy, A. K., Demetrovics, Z., Cronjé, F. J., … Gold, M. S. (2015). Neurogenetic and epigenetic correlates of adolescent predisposition to and risk for addictive behaviors as a function of prefrontal cortex dysregulation. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 25(4), 286–292. /10.1089/cap.2014.0146

Blum, K., Liu, Y., Wang, W., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Oscar-Berman, M., … Gold, M. S. (2015). rsfMRI effects of KB220Z™ on neural pathways in reward circuitry of abstinent genotyped heroin addicts. Postgraduate Medicine, 127(2), 232–241.

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R. D., Palomo, T., & Gold, M. S. (2014). Hypothesizing dopaminergic genetic antecedents in schizophrenia and substance seeking behavior. Medical Hypotheses, 82(5), 606–614.

Blum, K., Thanos, P. K., & Gold, M. S. (2014). Dopamine and glucose, obesity, and reward deficiency syndrome. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 919. /fpsyg.2014.00919

Downs, B. W., Oscar-Berman, M., Waite, R. L., Madigan, M. A., Giordano, J., Beley, T., … Blum, K. (2013). Have we hatched the addiction egg: Reward Deficiency Syndrome Solution System™. Journal of Genetic Syndromes and Gene Therapy, 4(136), 14318.

Miller, D. K., Bowirrat, A., Manka, M., Miller, M., Stokes, S., Manka, D., … Blum, K. (2010). Acute intravenous synaptamine complex variant KB220™ "normalizes" neurological dysregulation in patients during protracted abstinence from alcohol and opiates as observed using quantitative electroencephalographic and genetic analysis for reward polymorphisms: part 1, pilot study with 2 case reports. Postgraduate Medicine, 122(6), 188–213. /10.3810/pgm.2010.11.2236


Brain Connectivity and Neural Dynamics –Principles and Applications

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Coben, R., Mohammad-Rezazadeh, I., & Cannon, R. L. (2014). Using quantitative and analytic EEG methods in the understanding of connectivity in autism spectrum disorders: A theory of mixed over- and under-connectivity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8, 45. /fnhum.2014.00045

Mohammad-Rezazadeh, I., Frohlich, J., Loo, S. K. & Jeste, S. S. (2016). Brain connectivity in autism spectrum disorder. Current Opinion in Neurology, 29(2), 137–147.


Eating and the Brain: Using EEG to Understand Eating Behavior and Weight Gain Proneness

Ely, A. V., Winter, S. R., & Lowe, M. R. (2013). The generation and inhibition of hedonically-driven food intake: Behavioral and neurophysiological determinants in healthy weight individuals. Physiology & Behavior, 121, 25–34.

Lowe, M. R., Feig, E. H., Winter, S. R., & Stice, E. (2015). Short-term variability in body weight predicts long-term weight gain. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(5), 995–999.

Winter, S. R., Feig, E. H., Erickson, B., Berkowitz, S., Kounios, J., Lowe, M. R. (2016). The relation of hedonic hunger and restrained eating to lateralized frontal activation. Physiology & Behavior, 163, 64–69. /j.physbeh.2016.04.050


Riding the Wave to Recovery: sLORETA qEEG in Sport-Related Concussion

McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W. H., Aubry, M., Cantu, B., Dvořák, J., Echemendia, R. J., … Turner, M. (2013). Consensus statement on concussion in sport: The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(5), 250–258.

Rapp, P. E., Keyser, D. O., Albano, A., Hernandez, R., Gibson, D. B., Zambon, R. A., … Nichols, A. S. (2015). Traumatic brain injury detection using electrophysiological methods. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 11. /fnhum.2015.00011

Tator, C. H. (2013). Concussions and their consequences: Current diagnosis, management and prevention. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 185(11), 975–979.


Finding the Beat: Simultaneously-Recorded Cortical and Subcortical Steady-State Responses to Missing Pulse Rhythms

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Differences in Theta Power Between Experts and Novices in the Preparation Phase of Golf Putting

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Kao, S.-C., Huang, C.-J., & Hung, T.-M. (2013). Frontal midline theta is a specific indicator of optimal attentional engagement during skilled putting performance. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35(5) 470–478.


Hemispheric Difference on EEG 8–13 Hz Between Skilled Golfers and Novices During the Aiming Period of Golf Putting

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Changes in Neural Resting State Cortical Activity During Putting Skill Learning

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Neurofeedback Treatment in Response to Veterans Arrested for Domestic Violence with History of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study

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