Although Neurofeedback has been around for over 30 years, it is not taught in medical schools or psychology graduate programs. Many professionals are therefore unaware of the power of this technique.
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Lynn Goya, M.Ed., Psy.D., Psychologist
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Neurofeedback is similar to exercising your brain. It’s like putting your brain on a stair stepper to exercise certain regulatory functions of your brain so it functions better all the time.
We observe your brain in action from moment to moment by monitoring your brain waves and help you change it by rewarding shifts toward a more appropriate and stable brain state. It is a gentle and gradual learning process. It does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain, so it is completely non-invasive.
Neurofeedback is also known as EEG biofeedback. EEG (electroencephalogram) is the brain wave recordings where you see graphs of your brain waves. In the context of neurofeedback, biofeedback refers to the process in which you learn to regulate your brain states (i.e. using feedback about your body, or in this case your brain, to make changes).
Sensors, which pick up brain waves, are attached to your scalp using EEG paste. It’s a painless process. Computer software interprets the brain waves and extracts certain information from them. We show you your brain waves through an EEG reading (much like a heart monitor you've maybe seen on TV) and through video games. We then instruct you on how to play a video game using your brain waves. The process of playing a video game rewards specific areas of your brain for functioning optimally. Don't worry -- EVERYONE CAN DO IT! The specific brain wave frequences we reward and the locations of the sensors on the scalp are individualized for your needs.
Often the trainee is not consciously aware of the mechanisms by which they are able to do well in the video games, although people routinely have a “felt sense” of these positive changes and are often able to access these states outside the session.
Neurofeedback can benefit a range of ages from children to seniors. It can help children with anxiety, attention deficits and other disruptive and worrisome behaviors. Neurofeedback can assist adolescent with depression, anxiety, or alcohol abuse. For adults, neurofeedback can help with long-standing problems such as chronic anxiety or depression, fibromyalgia, or migraines. For seniors, neurofeedback can help maintain good brain function as they age. Neurofeedback can even help attain "Peak Performance", reaching a state of optimal performance or creativity, to enhance abilities in sports, business, or the arts.
Since Neurofeedeback targets specific brain areas to optimize functioning, many people taking medications for these conditions are often able to lower their dosage or stop these medications completely. It is important for patients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding Neurofeedback and medications.