biofeedback

noun bio·feed·back \ -ˈfēd-ˌbak \

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

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First Known Use of biofeedback

1969


BIOFEEDBACK Defined for English Language Learners

biofeedback

noun

Definition of biofeedback for English Language Learners

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


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biofeedback

noun bio·feed·back \ -ˈfēd-ˌbak \

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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