Proceedings of the 2023 ISNR Annual Conference: Keynote and Plenary Presentations


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Selected Abstracts of Conference Keynote and Plenary Presentations at the 2023 International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR) 31st Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA


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---Unlocking Understanding: Helping Novice Practitioners Explain Neurofeedback in Clear and Simple Ways

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---Stop the Madness! Towards a Sane Approach to Independent Components Analysis With EEG

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---Abnormal Pediatric EEGs and Neuroanatomy: Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Developmental Trauma

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---Psychoneurobiological Correlates of Beta Activity

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---Literary Review on the Effectiveness of Neurotherapies in the Treatment of Complex Trauma

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---Fueling the Fire of Fight-or-Flight: Addressing the Psycho-Neuroimmunological Effects of Chronic and Traumatic Stress

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---Special Weapons and Tactics: Examining Collected qEEGs for the Assessment and Mental Health Implications of SWAT Personnel

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---LORETA Neurofeedback in the Educational Setting: A Standard Protocol to Improve Learning and Self-Regulation as a Method for Student Success in Post-Covid Recovery

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---A Useable Guide to Medication and the EEG

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---LORETA Neurofeedback at Precuneus: Self-Regulation as a Tool for Reducing Recidivism in a Population of Inmates With Substance Use Problems

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---Neurotypical Pediatric EEGs and Developmental Neuroanatomy

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