What is Neurofeedback?


Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment by monitoring the brain waves. We show that information back to the person, and we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation that helps establish healthier brainwave pattern. Self-regulation training allows the central nervous system to function better and it is a necessary part of good brain function.


How is Neurofeedback done?


Sensors are placed on the scalp with EEG paste which then measures brain electrical activity. A computer processes the brain waves and extracts certain information from them. It displays the ebb and flow of your brain waves, and the specific information we obtain from them is presented to the you in the form of a video game. We instruct you how to play the video game using only your brain waves. The specific brain wave frequencies we reward and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual. It is entirely non-invasive and painless training that does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain.