The Bright Brain Centre is a specialised neurotherapy practice located in Central London providing evidence-based, applied neuroscience solutions for brain and PNS health. Founded in 2016 by Nadia Hristova, the centre is currently the only place in London, offering comprehensive psycho-physiological brain (EEG) and autonomic nervous system assessments, and personalised neuro-programmes, designed to match your unique brain and body physiological profile.
Each programme is adapted to your needs, preferences, and learning style, and is delivered with greatest care by qualified, knowledgeable and experienced professionals.
Our work is based on the understanding that our perceptions, our everyday experiences, our mental states and behaviours are represented by distinct neural activation patterns in the brain and the body. These activation patterns vary significantly from individual to individual and throughout life time, and depend on multiple genetic, maturational and environmental factors. For instance, in the brain of a neurotypical person without history of a brain injury or trauma, who reports good levels of well-being, and is able to efficiently regulate their emotions, we would find a stable connection between the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala a flexibly activated Anterior Cingulate Cortex, a healthy vagal tone and increased heart rate variability. In contrast, in the brain and the body of a person with a history of trauma or brain injury, or presenting with genetic vulnerability, who struggle to regulate their emotions and feel frequently overwhelmed or demotivated or fatigued, we would typically detect an over-active limbic system, an under-active prefrontal cortex and disrupted connectivity between both brain structures, along with an over-active sympathetic nervous system, reduced heart rate variability and low vagal tone.
The various physiological activation patterns characterising specific mental states, can be captured and analysed with the help of applied neuro-scientific techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), pupilometry, electrocardiography (ECG) and electro-dermal response recordings. More interestingly, with the help of cutting-edge applied neuroscience software, we are now able to transform the acquired physiological information into a stream of visual or auditory signals, which we can feed back to an individual and help them learn to change it.
In our clinic we assess the physiology underlying human mental states, with the help of EEG (electoencephalography), HRV (heart rate variability), SCL (skin conductance levels) and EMG (electro-myography detecting muscle tension). We analyse the data and design protocols that feed back instantaneously relevant biometric information in the form of visual, auditory and/or tactile sensory signals. This Brain/Body-Computer-Interface loop creates optimal conditions for for reward-based, adaptive learning that allows the brain and body to change towards a healthier and more efficient functioning.
To help the brain learn, obtain more energy and create new connections, we also utilize a range of neuro-modulatory techniques, such as transcranial electric stimulation (tES), pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) stimulation, photo-bio-modulation and audio-visual stimulation.
While neuro-therapy is an approach to brain health with a proven track record of success, it shall not be seen as a panacea for all ailments. In most cases improvement in our cognitive, emotional and body health can be achieved by combining multiple life style changes and various therapeutic interventions. With this in mind, we have established and continue to develop an expanding network of trusted local health professionals specialising in psychotherapy, neurology, neurorehabilitation, nutrition and osteopathy to provide you with access to a high quality overall specialist support, while undergoing neurotherapy sessions with us.
To find out whether we can help, or to book a brain assessment, call us on 075 26968907, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or get in touch via the form below.