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.
Neurofeedback is an evidence-based brain training and therapeutic method. It is easy to understand neurofeedback if we acknowledge the intimate relationship between mind and brain. All our subjective feelings and thoughts, all our intentions and actions are characterised by distinct objective neural activation patterns in our brain. Disruption in these activation patterns results in a wide range of subjective difficulties, such as emotion regulation problems, depression, anxiety or anger, or cognitive problems related to 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 homoeostasis and vitality.
Based on solid scientific evidence from the fields of neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychology and medicine, neurofeedback is changing the way common brain dysfunctions, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, poor memory or learning difficulties are treated.