Neurofeedback, also known as Brainwave Biofeedback, EEG Biofeedback, Neurobiofeedback or Neurotherapy, is an extremely powerful, yet non-invasive means of exercising, strengthening and regulating the central nervous system. It is an exciting innovation in the regulation and mediation of neurological stress.
There is over 30 years of scientifically published research on Neurofeedback including controlled outcome studies demonstrating its effectiveness. Research also suggests that these benefits are durable. Citations can be obtained through the on-line scientific database MEDLINE or through the internet at www.eegresearch.com
In a session, sensors (electrodes) are pasted on the subjects scalp (nothing is sent into the head and the hair is only parted in placing the sensor). Brainwaves are then displayed on one computer which the practitioner monitors; while on a second computer they are displayed in an interactive “game ” format. The child or adult then “plays” the game by controlling their attention. There are several games including a Pac-Man type game and a Space Race. The process serves to ́condition” the brain into a healthier and more relaxed, flexible way of functioning. Between sessions, the child or adult does not have to “practice” or try to do anything different. Rather, the brain seems to take what it has learned in the session and carry it out in other areas. Training is done two or three times weekly with training time lasting 30 minutes. Improvements are generally seen within a few sessions and treatment typically takes close to 40 sessions, though this is somewhat variable.
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