William H Rickles

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Forty-two migraine headache patients participated in an appraisal of biofeedback for differential finger warming--forehead cooling, frontalis EMG relaxation, alpha enhancement and vasoconstriction of the temporal scalp arteries. All patients provided 8 weeks of baseline charting of headache and then received 24 training sessions in one of the above(More)
Electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback, for the relaxation of specific throat and facial muscles, was given to a woodwind musician. The patient had a nineteen-year history of tics and high levels of tension in his throat and facial muscles. Eventurally these problems progressed to a point that interfered with his ability to perform as a professional woodwind(More)
A model of the mind, utilizing constructs from object relations theory, is developed that bridges the conceptual gap between brain functions, influenced by the chemical milieu interior, and the psychodynamic construction of states of mind. A theory of self-regulation and regulation of the self is derived from the archaic mutual psychophysiological(More)
Several biological theories of psychosomatic disorders predict that susceptible individuals will have stereotypic physiological responses to stress. This hypothesis was tested in a sample of 13 migraine headache subjects by observing their head and hand temperature, frontal electromyography (EMG), heart rate, skin conductance level, and finger pulse(More)
Activation Peaking (AP) refers to a patterned physiological response occurring during learning. Marijuana has been found to interfere with both paired-associate learning and phasic GSR activity. Therefore, a study was performed to assess the effects of marijuana intoxication on paired-associate learning and concomitant GSR AP. Two marijuana usage categories(More)
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