Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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The Effect of Beta and Alpha Neurofeedback on Memory: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Clinical Trial

Samaneh Farnia 1 , 2 , Saleh Abedi-Darzi 3 , Samineh Fattahi 1 , * , Jamshid Yazdani Charati 4 , 5 , Mohammad Reza Motamedi 6 , Fresheteh Bakhshian 7 and Parisa Mansoori 1
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1 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
3 Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
4 Health Sciences Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
5 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
6 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
7 Kermanshah-Razi University, Faculty of Social Science of Psychology, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: June 2017, 11 (2); e7431
  • Published Online: March 4, 2017
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: June 5, 2016
  • Revised: December 13, 2016
  • Accepted: February 16, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.7431

To Cite: Farnia S, Abedi-Darzi S, Fattahi S, Yazdani Charati J, Motamedi M R, et al. The Effect of Beta and Alpha Neurofeedback on Memory: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Clinical Trial, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2017 ; 11(2):e7431. doi: 10.5812/ijpbs.7431.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objective
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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