THE NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING SESSIONS
Individuals are hooked up to a computer using wires and sensors, and the computer records their brainwave activity. These sensors are noninvasive, as no electrical current is put into the brain. The sensors simply record the brainwaves coming from the brain.
The software automatically detects when the brainwaves are properly ordered, and it feeds that information back to the patient. This feedback appears in the form of a game, movie, or sound, which signals that the brainwaves are becoming more ordered. For example, in one of the training sessions the patient performs the training while watching a movie. In this case, the patient may watch a DVD movie that is being controlled by their ability to regulate their brainwaves in a normal pattern. The movie will get brighter as the brainwaves normalize and become darker when they become dysregulated. The brain’s natural desire to watch the movie clearly will drive those neurological circuits that normalize the brainwaves and allow the picture to be visualized. The more those circuits are driven and used – the more neuroplastic changes take hold. The patient learns how to use those new circuits during the demands of everyday life overcoming many different neurological conditions.
The theory of neurofeedback is based on a simple concept – When you have information on what your brainwaves are doing, your brain can use that information to change how it works.
Let your brain do the work to improve your life!