Neurofeedback is a technique in which we train the brain to help improve its ability to regulate and take care of itself. When the brain is not functioning well, evidence of this often shows up in the EEG (Electroencephalogram). Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently.
In a typical session, sensors are placed on the scalp to monitor and train brain wave activity at specific points on the brain while information is shown to the client though video games, animations and auditory cues via the computer. 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 can be used to treat a variety of psychological disorders and conditions such as
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
- Epilepsy and seizures