biofeedback

noun
bio·​feed·​back | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈfēd-ˌbak How to pronounce biofeedback (audio) \

Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes (such as heartbeats or brain waves) perceptible to the senses (as by the use of an oscilloscope) in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control

Examples of biofeedback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s the underlying concept behind Mightier, a start-up dedicated to providing families with tools to help their children develop coping mechanisms through the use of a blend of video games and biofeedback. Heather Wishart-smith, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 That would make the learning process into something more akin to seeing a cursor move in the right direction and figuring out—through biofeedback processes that no one really understands yet—how to do it better and more reliably. Adam Rogers, Wired, 9 Nov. 2021 The device is free because all that biofeedback comes via a smartphone app and a monthly membership fee that starts as low as $18 a month. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Technological advances in biofeedback sensors means that physiological parameters like heartbeats and heart rate variability can be harnessed to guide music interventions in cardiac therapy. Grace Leslie, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2021 There are biofeedback apps and devices that can assess your performance during these exercises, which experts say can be helpful for some people but are not always necessary. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 Martha Sottosanti, president of Las Patronas, said the organization distributed the biofeedback therapy equipment and cold laser to the clinic in late 2019. Alejandra Luna, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Aug. 2021 Things like stress reduction therapy, altering your sleep position, medication therapy, and biofeedback therapy can help. Courtney Schmidt, Health.com, 3 June 2021 Restore self-regulating vagal function through grounding and mindfulness as well self biofeedback such as breathwork. Womensmedia, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of biofeedback

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Biofeedback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biofeedback. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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biofeedback

noun

English Language Learners Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of controlling things in your body (such as heartbeats or brain waves) with your conscious mind

biofeedback

noun
bio·​feed·​back | \ -ˈfēd-ˌbak How to pronounce biofeedback (audio) \

Medical Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes (as heartbeat or brain waves) perceptible to the senses (as by the use of an oscilloscope) in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control

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