Participants In This Study Successfully Down-regulated Their Amygdala Activity With The Help Of Neurofeedback

This study supports existing research showing promise for the application of rt-fMRI neurofeedback in the treatment of problems like PTSD, addiction and depression that are associated with heightened amygdala activation. The clinical potential of this technique, bridging the worlds of neurobiology and psychotherapy, is clear. That said, fMRI scanning is an expensive business, so it may be a while before a new world of personalised mental health interventions reveals itself. —Training emotion regulation through real-time fMRI neurofeedback of amygdala activity Post written by Eleanor Morgan (@eleanormorgan) for BPS Research Digest. Eleanor is a writer and trainee psychologist. Her work has been published in the Guardian, the Times, Independent, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New York Times, and others. Her first book, Anxiety for Beginners: A Personal Investigation was published by Bluebird (PanMacmillan). Her second book, Hormonal: A Journey into How Our Bodies Affect Our Minds and Why it’s Difficult to Talk About It, will be published by Virago in July 2019.
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