How does a neurofeedback session work?

Thursday 12 April 2018

Neurofeedback started as early as the 1960's when researcher Joe Kamiya experimented with the Alpha activity (8-12 Hz) in the human brain. The results, which were very promising, inspired many other new experiments. Nowadays the fact that humans can learn to alter their brain function, by using an EEG, is virtually undisputed. As an example of a neurofeedback session, you can watch the following video:

Neurofeedback, originally called EEG-biofeedback, is a specific application of biofeedback to visualize the electrical activity of the brain. It teaches patients to influence their brainwaves, thus adjusting their state of mind.

Neurofeedback, sometimes referred to as neurotherapy or brain function training, is an effective method to treat a variety of health problems. Like biofeedback it reduces the need of taking medication. Neurofeedback uses the electrical activity (EEG) of the human brain as feedback to the client, according to the principle of operand conditioning, even more so than biofeedback. The main difference is that biofeedback uses various physiological signals, except the EEG.

Mind Media was one of the very first companies in Europe to develop neurofeedback systems. We have more than 20 years of experience with neurofeedback, as we introduced the BrainTracer device to the European market in 1992. Though we are convinced of the potential of neurofeedback, we urge you to remain observant and critically test your results. The field of neurofeedback still needs better standards and regulation and Mind Media takes an active part in the process of achieving this.

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