Psychophysiology is the field
that studies the relationship between mental activity and physical
functions — in other words, investigates the mind-body connection in a
scientific way. Psychophysiologists are interested in how mental
characteristics affect the body, how we experience information from
our body, exactly what changes happen when people experience
particular emotions, etc.
Applied psychophysiology is the
discipline that uses this information for practical purposes. For
example, psychophysiologists do research to find how to teach people
better ways to learn to control body functions that may be causing
health problems. They also study ways to predict and prevent
stress-related health problems of individuals.
Biofeedback is one method of
self-regulation that is constantly studied and refined by