What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, computer-assisted method of monitoring brain activity and training individuals to be more flexible and resilient in their thinking patterns. It involves the measurement of brain waves and provides signals (auditory or visual) that teach self-regulation of brain functioning.
Brain development is dependent on experience. Research suggests the brain plasticity (ability of the brain to change and adapt) is far greater than previously thought. With the rapid changes in technology and computer systems, neurofeedback equipment has become more precise and more affordable. Sixty years of research and development of Neurofeedback points to client improvement in cognitive functioning, mood regulation, and attention. It has also been shown that neurofeedback can result in physiological changes which can improve performance.
Video courtesy of Mike Cohen, from the Center for Brain Training in Florida, USA.
What happens in a Neurofeedback Session?
Video courtesy of NeurOptimal® | NeurOptimal® describes Feedback
Service: Brain Mapping
We also offer QEEG Brain Mapping. The first step is to gather information about the electrical activity in specific locations of the brain. Electrical activity is recorded from across the scalp (using what looks like a swimming cap with sensors in it) and the data is used to generate topographic maps of electrical activity across the brain. Our computer system will then analyze this information and generate a series of images that will identify which areas of the brain may be over-active or under-active. This is called a Brain Map and it provides an overview of what is occurring in the brain and will be used in combination with information provided by the client to develop the neurofeedback training plan.