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EEG Biofeedback as an Operant Training Technique to Ameliorate Some Symptoms in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The goal of this project was to test whether biofeedback of electroencephalographic (EEG) measurements could improve the ability of children with autism, ages 8 to 16 years, to control their behavior. The experiment involved a subject group of 20 individuals who were exposed to their continuous EEG profiles while engaged in playing computer games. Each subject and aged matched controls participated in 40 one-hour sessions over a 20 week period. The hope was to investigate whether EEG biofeedback could be a useful operant training technique to ameliorate some symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders.