Cardiff University addiction brain 'retraining' study

A THERMOMETER DISPLAY SHOWS PARTICIPANTS THEIR LEVEL OF BRAIN ACTIVATION IN A TARGET AREA.

Brain research scientists at Cardiff University are investigating whether people with alcohol addiction, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress can retrain the way their brains work.

They will look at whether neurofeedback – a technique showing people positive imagery – can help combat mental and behavioural disorders.   People with depression and Parkinson’s disease have already improved their symptoms in this way.   Cardiff University is leading the four-year study.   The university has previously carried out research in the area using MRI scanners to show eight people how their brains reacted to positive imagery. Researchers are currently evaluating the results.   Continue reading the main story.