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EEG-neurofeedback for optimising performance. II: Creativity, the performing arts and ecological validity

Gruzelier, John. 2014. EEG-neurofeedback for optimising performance. II: Creativity, the performing arts and ecological validity. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 44, pp. 142-158. ISSN 0149-7634 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

As a continuation of a review of evidence of the validity of cognitive/affective gains following neurofeedback in healthy participants, including correlations in support of the gains being mediated by feedback learning (Gruzelier, 2014a), the focus here is on the impact on creativity, especially in the performing arts including music, dance and acting. The majority of research involves alpha/theta (A/T), sensory-motor rhythm (SMR) and heart rate variability (HRV) protocols. There is evidence of reliable benefits from A/T training with advanced musicians especially for creative performance, and reliable benefits from both A/T and SMR training for novice music performance in adults and in a school study with children with impact on creativity, communication/presentation and technique. Making the SMR ratio training context ecologically relevant for actors enhanced creativity in stage performance, with added benefits from the more immersive training context. A/T and HRV training have benefitted dancers. The neurofeedback evidence adds to the rapidly accumulating validation of neurofeedback, while performing arts studies offer an opportunity for ecological validity in creativity research for both creative process and product.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.11.004

Additional Information:

Essential support was received from the Leverhulme Trust, NESTA, the European PRESENCCIA project (IST-027731), ARK, and Brainhealth London.

Keywords:

Neurofeedback; EEG; Creativity:music:dance:acting:validity; Optimal performance

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
July 2014Published

Item ID:

11295

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2015 11:50

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11295

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