What is EEG Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback directly trains brain activity so the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We feed this information back to the person and reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns.
Neurofeedback is a gradual learning process. Any aspect of brain function that we can measure can be trained. Neurofeedback is also called EEG or QEEG biofeedback because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG.
Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
How it works?
Noninvasive sensors or electrodes are connected to specific sites on the surface of the head. The sensors enable the brain wave patterns to be picked up and displayed on a computer screen.
The computer assists the brain in recognizing normal rhythmic patterns and produces proportional auditory and/or visual feedback that reinforces more optimal brain wave generation. This feedback allows the brain to learn to produce balanced, efficient patterns more frequently.
When the brain is injured in any way, normal electrical patterns are disturbed and abnormal rhythms are created. Neurofeedback helps the brain to regulate its normal patterns. It has been our experience that as the EEG dynamics stabilize, many improvements in mood, sleep, concentration and behavior are seen by our clients.