Research Online

Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

Biofeedback and Dance Performance: A Preliminary Investigation

Raymond, Joshua; Sajid, Imran; Parkinson, Lesley A. and Gruzelier, John. 2005. Biofeedback and Dance Performance: A Preliminary Investigation. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 30(1), pp. 65-73. ISSN 1090-0586 [Article]

No full text available

Abstract or Description

Alpha-theta neurofeedback has been shown to produce professionally significant performance improvements in music students. The present study aimed to extend this work to a different performing art and compare alpha-theta neurofeedback with another form of biofeedback: heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback. Twenty-four ballroom and Latin dancers were randomly allocated to three groups, one receiving neurofeedback, one HRV biofeedback and one no intervention. Dance was assessed before and after training. Performance improvements were found in the biofeedback groups but not in the control group. Neurofeedback and HRV biofeedback benefited performance in different ways. A replication with larger sample sizes is required.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-005-2175-x

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2005Published

Item ID:

5229

Date Deposited:

16 Mar 2011 09:02

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5229

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)