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) 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?
Our Neuroptimal ® software uses mathematical calculations that translate the brain’s main communication, electrical currents, into brain wave frequencies. The data is collected through EEG sensors placed on the sides of the head and the ears. These sensors only collect information; nothing goes back to the brain through the wires. The neurofeedback software collects 256 data points per second. When, in real time, the brain’s electrical patterns change, feedback is given. Training with NeurOptimal ® allows an individual to observe their brain activity and optimize their mindset. It is a unique tool for catalyzing personal transformation.
Every individual, and every brain is unique. Although specific areas of the brain are responsible for certain functions, research also identifies that different regions of the brain have dynamic interaction with other regions. Neuroptimal ® is also dynamic and trains the entire brain, rather than focusing on specific brainwaves or regions of the brain. Individuals who train with Neuroptimal ® experience improvements in concentration, impulsivity, memory, emotional regulation, sleep quality and overall calmness.
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