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Keyword: Cognitive function

Emotion Regulation After Acquired Brain Injury: A Study of Heart Rate Variability, Attentional Control, and Psychophysiology

Published on: 23-03-2019

Primary Objective: To examine the efficacy of heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) to treat emotional dysregulation in persons with acquired brain injury.
Design: A secondary analysis of a quasi-experimental study which enrolled 13 individuals with severe chronic acquired brain injury participating in a community-based programme. Response-to-treatment was measured with two HRV resonance indices (low frequency


Coherence training in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: cognitive functions and behavioral changes

Published on: 15-08-2010

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent behavioral diagnosis in children, with an estimated 500000 children affected in the United Kingdom alone. The need for an appropriate and effective intervention for children with ADHD is a growing concern for educators and child-care  agencies.  This  randomized  controlled  clinical  trial evaluated the impact of the HeartMath self-regulation skills and  coherence  training  program  (Institute  of  HeartMath, Boulder Creek, California) on a population of 38 children with ADHD in


Cardiac Coherence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans

Published on: 01-06-2010

Background  • The  need  for  treatment  of  posttraumatic stress  disorder  (PTSD)  among  combat  veterans  returning from Afghanistan and Iraq is a growing concern. PTSD has been associated with reduced cardiac coherence (an indicator of heart rate variability [HRV]) and deficits in early stage information  processing  (attention  and  immediate  memory) in different studies. However, the co-occurrence of reduced coherence and cognition in combat veterans with PTSD has not been studied before. Primary Study Objective • A  pilot  study  was