Contributions of Biofeedback Methods to the Understanding of Visceral and Central Nervous System Functions
In this final chapter I would like to explore some of the scientific issues that have emerged from experimental investigations employing biofeedback procedures as they have emerged in this symposium. Some perspective may be gained by considering the types of experimental questions that have been posed here and the general issues to which they are addressed. It is my belief that the nature of these questions has changed somewhat in the past decade, and that the field of “biofeedback research” is now more diverse and complex than it was at its inception. This results from the fact that the field is unified only at the level of method or procedure and that these methods have been used by different investigators to pursue a variety of substantive questions.
KeywordsCentral Nervous System Event Instrumental Conditioning Central Nervous System Function Visceral Response Visceral Afferents
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