2014 AAPB Webinar: Feelings, Judgments, and Decisions: Towards a Neurosci...

Feelings, Judgments, and Decisions: Towards a Neuroscience-based Model of Cognitive-Emotional Regulation

Presented by:
Thomas Collura, PhD, MSMHC, Brain Enrichment Center

October 28, 2014 at 1:00pm Eastern time

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Course Description:
This talk will describe the author's integration of recent research that provides an updated brain-based view of cognitive and emotional processing. Based on findings related to brain activation during different emotional states, it is possible to identify different roles of the left and right hemispheres in producing and regulating emotional responses. Whereas rapid, parallel processing leads to judgments related to whether situations are "bad" or "dangerous," more time-consuming sequential processing is required in order to arrive at judgments of "good" or "safe." As a result, the relative time and effort required to achieve and maintain positive versus negative affect can be analyzed in a dynamic model. It is shown that emotional states can be understood in terms of being either reactions to stimuli, or as the results of sustained intrinsic mechanisms. Implications for interventions such as counseling, medication, and bio/neurofeedback, are discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Professionals who complete this webinar will gain:

  • Recognize EEG patterns associated with specific emotional responses and states.
  • Explain how the frontal cortex participates in the creation of emotional responses to stimuli.
  • Describe the brain locations involved in positive and negative emotional responses in normal processes.
  • Describe aberrations in normal brain processing, that can lead to abnormal emotional responses or states.
  • Explain how different interventions have differing effects on the dynamic control of emotion.

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Delivery Method: Interactive webinar using telephone and Internet technology.
CE Credits: 1.5 credits

Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 1.5 hours.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Collura is currently president of BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., and clinical director of the Brain Enrichment Center, in Bedford, Ohio. He received the Ph.D. in 1978 from Case Western Reserve University in Biomedical Engineering for research on visual and auditory evoked potentials and attention. He received the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2013. He served for 8 years on the staff of the Department of Neurology, Cleveland, Clinic, developing computerized EEG monitoring and mapping systems. He is the founder of BrainMaster Technologies, Bedford, OH, a developer of EEG and neurofeedback systems. He has over 20 peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the areas of EEG, evoked potentials, and neurofeedback. He is a past president of the ISNR, and a past president of the neurofeedback division of the AAPB. He recently chaired the IEEE standards effort on Recommended Practice for Neurofeedback Systems, whose standard was approved in 2012.


October 28, 2014through October 28, 2014
Your Office/Home
1.5 CE Credits, per Seminar.

Conference Packages

Registration Option Description
Main Registration You may have multiple people participate in the webinar, but if someone needs a continuing education certificate they must register as an additional person for the event.

Additional Registrant If you need a continuing education certificate for your records, you will need to register as an additional person.


Events for Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Date Time
2014 AAPB Webinar: Feelings, Judgments, and Decisions: Towards a Neuros... Oct 28, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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