Study published: Neurofeedback improves impulsive and aggressive behavior in psychopathic offenders

Neurofeedback enables psychopathic individuals to learn to self-regulate the activity of particular fronto-central brain areas involved in emotional evaluation and behavioral control.

30 March 2015

Ilmenau, Germany

This is the result of a first study conducted by researchers of the University of Tübingen, Germany, investigating the effects of Neurofeedback training on disinhibition, aggression, and antisocial behavior in severe criminal psychopaths.

The researches recruited 14 male psychopathic offenders serving long term sentences in forensic psychiatric institutions, who underwent 25 sessions of training of the slow cortical potentials. The participants of the study showed improved behavioral control and behavioral regulation as well as improved inhibition of impulsive and aggressive behavior. Further studies with larger samples and more adequate control conditions are recommended.

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