Neurofeedback

Neuronale Grundlagen der erfolgreichen Selbstkontrolle hirnelektrischer neuronaler Prozesse der Verarbeitung schmerzhafter somatosensorischer Reize.

Leiter: Professor Dr. Wolfgang Miltner, Dr. Sandra Preissler, Dipl. Ing. Holger Hecht,  Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Psychologie, Lehrstuhl für Biologische und Klinische Psychologie

Beteiligte: Bachelorstudierende: Sebastian Becher, Miriam Eifler

Masterstudierende: Victoria Gundlach, Kilian Knauth, Leonie Wirth

Zeitdauer: 2015 - 2016

 

This study relates to an earlier study  (Miltner et al, 1988, 1989, s.u.) and investigates the effects of neurofeedback of event-related brain potentials evoked by nociceptive electrical stimuli. In a visual and monetary feedback paradigm, subjects will receive positive feedback within a series of training sessions whenever they successfully manage to either decrease (down-training) and increase (up-training) the peak-to-peak size of a late somatosensory event-related potential response to a painful stimulus. Before and after this training procedure, subjects’ cortical blood oxygen level dependent brain (BOLD) responses will be recorded in response to single painful stimuli while requested to control the ERP-responses to these stimuli using functional magnetic resonange imaging methods (fMRI). The overall purpose of this study is to in investigate the neural basis of neurofeedback and what brain structures and process might underly such neurofeedback-based acquired self-control of stimulus processing.

 

Miltner, W. H., Larbig, W. & Braun, C. (1988). BIOFEEDBACK OF SOMATOSENSORY EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS - CAN INDIVIDUAL PAIN SENSATIONS BE MODIFIED BY BIOFEEDBACK-INDUCED SELF-CONTROL OF EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS. Pain, 35(2), 205-213.

Miltner, W. H., Johnson, R. J., Braun, C. & Larbig, W. (1989). SOMATOSENSORY EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS TO PAINFUL AND NON-PAINFUL STIMULI - EFFECTS OF ATTENTION. Pain, 38(3), 303-312.

Waschulewski-Floruss, H., Miltner, W. H. & Haag, G. (2015). Biofeedback. In M. Linden, Hautzinger M. (Ed.), Verhaltenstherapie. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.