Neurofeedback is a very powerful tool for training the brain’s ability to regulate itself. Neurofeedback sessions are performed under the supervision of a therapist. Some electrodes are placed on two specific points on the scalp to catch the wave signals emitted by the brain in those areas. The electrodes pick up information and are sent to the computer, which is connected to a screen where the patient gets a reward each time the pattern of brain waves in the two zones approaches the target pattern. This treatment is harmless as it is the person who is trying to adapt his/her brain to the screen in order to get the rewards and it is not the electrodes making changes.
Scientific studies have shown that in cases of attention deficit (ADD/ADHD) Neurofeedback therapy may offer similar results as pharmaceutical treatment with methylphenidate (but with no side effects). Neurofeedback can also be effective in the following cases:
- Autism (TEA )
- Bed wetting
- Sleep disturbance (Insomnia, sleepwalking, nightmares, etc … )
People who want to be the best in their field (musicians, athletes, executives) can get better performance by training with Neurofeedback.
For the elderly, regular use of Neurofeedback can reinforce good brain function, independent of the current state of the brain.
Almost any brain can be trained for better performance.