The Aim and Activity of the Japanese Society of Biofeedback Research Based on Synergy of Medicine, Psychology and Engineering
Chiaki NISHIMURA*1 , Ichiro FUKUMOTO*2 , Koji TSUBOI*1,
Yoshio INAMORI*3 , and Mieko OHSUGA*4
*1Toho University School of Medicine, 5-21-16 Omorinishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
*2Department of BioEngineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomiokamachi, Nagaoka City, Japan
*3Faculty of Human Life Sciences, Notre Dame Seishin University, 2-16-9 Ifukucho, Okayama City, Japan
*4Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University of Technology, 5-16-1, Omiya, Asahi-ku, Osaka City, Japan
Biofeedback is a method or phenomenon that the ability to control the inner state of body consciously by oneself can be acquired after some training period using added external feedback pathways. The changes in the physiological indices are detected by appropriate biological measuring instruments, and then the internal state is assessed by them, converted into the recognizable information and presented to the person him/herself. Biofeedback is attractive and fruitful not only as a therapy for patients but also a research tool for brain, mind-body interactions, consciousness, learning, and so on. The Japanese Society of Biofeedback Research is a community where the researchers and practitioners in various fields can meet, discuss and work together. The synergy of medicine, psychology and engineering is expected to spread the benefit of biofeedback for the welfare of human being.
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