The cover of this Spring 2012 issue of Biofeedback shows a cellist doing an Open Focus™ exercise, while being monitored with electroencephalography (EEG). My thanks to William (the cellist), Rae Tattenbaum (William‘s optimal performance coach who conducted the EEG monitoring), and Douglas I. Fishman (the photographer).

This is the third in a series of special issues on the use of biofeedback, neurofeedback, and related interventions in optimal performance (spring 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012). (AAPB members will find the previous issues available online through the AAPB Web site.) Earlier issues focused to a great extent on sports, including Olympic winners, and artists, with a few extensions to everyday life. In this issue, the emphasis is that optimal performance is a paradigm and an approach applicable in almost any setting. Biofeedback is an effective tool to help humans discover unrealized potential. Every time an individual discovers that he or she...

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