Neurofeedback, also referred to as EEG biofeedback, is a brain-computer interface based training method that provides individual’s brain with consistent rapid sensory feedback on its ongoing electrical activity, thus allowing them to learn to predict and modify this activity, following reward-based learning principles. Neurofeedback, in combination with non-invasive brain stimulation, provides a powerful, safe and medication-free clinical tool for improving performance and brain health, and for correcting existing dysfunctional patterns of information processing.
SCIENTIFIC BASIS AND PUBLICATIONS
Neurofeedback is an evidence-based brain training and therapeutic method that enables physiological self-regulation. It is easy to understand why neurofeedback works, if we acknowledge the intimate relationship between mind and brain; modern neuroscience has established that our subjective feelings and thoughts, emotions and intentions are characterised by distinct, objectively measurable, neural activation patterns in the brain. Disruption in these activation patterns is frequently accompanied by a range of emotion and mood regulation problems, and/or by cognitive impairment affecting memory, attention and learning. With the help of neurofeedback, guided by instantaneous, rewarding, sensory feedback, we can learn to successfully modify dysfunctional brain patterns in a direct and natural way. As a result, various affective and cognitive symptoms diminish or disappear, while the brain regains healthy homoeostasis and vitality.
Below you can download a comprehensive list of publications on the use of the neurofeedback method in the treatment of various conditions. Courtesy of Prof. Cynthia Kerson and her team at Saybrook University, USA.