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Taking care of oneself is more and more interpreted as caring for one’s mind. except capsules, books, meals, and video games for a greater mind, humans may also use neurotechnologies for self-improvement. This e-book explores how using mind units to appreciate or enhance the self adjustments people’s subjectivity.
This e-book describes how the consequences of a number of mind units have been and are tested; how brains and selves engage within the paintings of early brainwave scientists and modern practitioners; how clients of neurofeedback (brainwave education) represent a brand new mode of self that's prolonged with a mind and numerous different (physiological, mental, fabric, and infrequently religious) entities, and; how consumers, practitioners and different actors (computers, mind maps, brainwaves) practice a dance of supplier in the course of the neurofeedback approach. via those subject matters, Jonna Brenninkmeijer presents a historic, ethnographical, and theoretical exploration of the mode of being that's constituted whilst humans use a mind machine to enhance themselves.

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Hence, some expert practitioners 2 Brain Devices and the Marvel 39 try to reenact their therapeutic results in experimental settings. They do this by offering their assistance (and technologies) to universities, and starting their own (PhD) studies, and they present these results to a public scientific domain by publishing books and articles, and organizing conferences. In spite of all efforts, and all claimed clinical successes, neurofeedback is not a therapy with high scientific credibility. What is lacking is perhaps the representative spokespersons—aversive to spiritual and self-help practices—who defend these therapies in the polemic scientific domain.

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