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How to Reduce Stress & Perform Better Under Pressure

Written By Restoring Health Holistic Wellness Center on December 5, 2019

The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science is world renown. The faculty and alumni of Columbia Engineering have won 10 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, and economics. So when they publish a study, people take notice.

Recently, they completed a study on the effects of neurofeedback based on the idea that humans make better decisions and perform better at demanding sensory motor tasks when they have control over the arousal state of their sympathetic nervous system. As an example, why does act of walking across a balance beam less stressful if the beam sits six inches off the ground compared with when it is 60 feet up.

Researcher's used real-time fMRI feedback to help participants in the study to regulate their arousal state during virtual reality aerial navigation tasks using a flight simulator. Using neurofeedback to stimulate the arousal state allowed the subjects to fly their virtual plane further and more precisely. In all, participants' task performance was increased by around 20 percent.

This explains why some people can be so cool under pressure: They are in control of their arousal state and are able to manage stress better. Neurofeedback is a tool that can help people regulate their arousal state better, which can reduce stress and allow one to keep calm under pressure. Best of all, neurofeedback is safe, non-invasive and readily available for anyone to use.


If you live near Orlando or Altamonte Springs and are having some of the problems listed above, come in for a non-invasive brain scan. This revolutionary tool can identify most problems in the brain in less than 30 minutes.

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