W W Finley

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Sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) biofeedback training was attempted in a 13-year-old male with frequent epileptic seizures. Prior to training the subject was averaging almost eight clinical seizures an hour. The SMR filter was tuned sharply to 12 plus or minus 1 Hz. Feedback was conducted over approximately six months and continues to the present. In that time the(More)
The endogenous auditory P300 event-related potential (P3) has been used to differentiate functional and organic cognitive disorders in adults. We found that children with organic cognitive impairments (as determined by the Halstead-Reitan [HR] test) had greater P3 latencies than children with normal HR evaluations. The P3 and HR showed 85% agreement in(More)
An automated reward system to be used with standard electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback instrumentation is described. The on-line reward system, when coupled with standard biofeedback instrumentation and procedures, constitutes instrumental conditioning. In addition to describing the EMG--reward interface circuitry, a study demonstrating the efficacy of the(More)
Four cerebral-palsied children participated in the following ABAB design: speech and motor pre-electrophysiologic behavior modification (EMB) evaluation; frontal EMG EMB, six weeks; speech and motor post-EBM evaluation; six weeks no training; speech and motor reevaluation; EMG EBM, four weeks; speech and motor evaluation. Auditory and visual feedback of(More)
Six athetoid cerebral palsy patients participated in the following: speech and motor prebiofeedback training evaluation; frontal EMG biofeedback training, 6 wk; speech and motor postbiofeedback training evaluation. Frontal pretraining levels for the subjects averaged 28.9 muV p-p. Subjects' feedback consisted of an auditory signal (clicks) varying(More)
Two studies are described which demonstrate operant conditioning of brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) component V. Our results show that reinforcement of the cumulative summation of the wave V P8N11 component (20 dB HL stimulus clicks) hastens its summation leading to increased wave V amplitude not associated with trivial mediation factors. The(More)
Operant conditioning of short-latency cervical somatosensory evoked potentials (CSEP) was demonstrated in five cervical cord injury subjects. Subjects were conditioned to augment the N14 potential, thought to originate from the dorsal column nucleus. Increased N14 potential was associated with an increase in N19 and P22 potentials, and either a decrease(More)
Methodologic and clinical considerations are discussed in sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) biofeedback research on two dissimilar but severe epileptic males. The first case, an akinetic epileptic who prior to feedback training experienced 80-100 clinical seizures every 10 hours, showed considerable seizure reduction after 6 months of SMR and epileptiform training.(More)
After 1 year of SMR biofeedback training of a severe epileptic teenage male, incidence of atonic seizures decreased from 8/hr to less than 1/3 hr. SMR increased from 10% to 70%. Epileptiform discharges decreased from 45% to 15%. Unknown to the patient, his family, or certain members of our research staff, noncontingent feedback was introduced on 7/22/74,(More)
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