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Fred Shaffer on Recent Advances in What We Know About the Brain
Episode 17th November 2022 • Healthy Brain Happy Body • Northeast Region Biofeedback Society
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Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975 and has served as Director of Truman’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology since 1977. He is the recipient of many awards for his teaching and research.

Dr. Shaffer is a BCIA Senior Diplomate in Biofeedback. Dr. Shaffer is the Past-Chair and current Treasurer of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), director of its Biofeedback and HRV Biofeedback Task Forces, and a member of its Neurofeedback Task Force. He is the President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He also frequently teaches courses for certification in heart rate variability (HRV), as well as Biofeedback and HRV Bootcamps with Drs. Inna Z. Khazan and Donald Moss.



Dr. Shaffer was the principal co-editor of Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (3rd ed.) and the second co-editor of the 4th edition, which is due out in the next few months. He wrote the Primer of Biofeedback and edited the Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings with Donald Moss. These books are available in the AAPB store. He is a contributing editor for the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

He is also the owner of BioSource, which publishes training and review resources for biofeedback, neurofeedback, and qEEG practitioners, as well as a weekly blog about neurofeedback and heart rate variability.



In this episode, Dr. Shaffer discusses the failures of the “serotonin” theory of depression. A recent review provides evidence that serotonin levels do not relate to depression.


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