What is Neurofeedback?- Boulder Neurofeedback Blog Post


What is Neurofeedback? Many people call me or come into my office for a consultation want to know more about Neurofeedback.  Neurofeedback has really evolved over the last ten years.  It is very exciting because with its evolution, more studies are taking place that statistically prove the results researchers are finding when using Neurofeedback with clients with ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Post Traumatic Brain Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Anxiety, Depression, and many more issues that can be treated with Neurofeedback.  Here is a great journal article that provides information on Neurofeedback.

What is Neurofeedback?  

“In the late 1960s and 1970s it was learned that it was possible to recondition and retrain brainwave patterns (Kamiya, 2011; Sterman, LoPresti, & Fairchild, 2010). Some of this work began with training to increase alpha brainwave activity for the purpose of increasing relaxation, whereas other work originating at University of California, Los Angeles focused first on animal and then human research on assisting uncon- trolled epilepsy. This brainwave training is called EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback. Prior to a more detailed discussion, the author will review some preliminary information about brainwave activity. Brainwaves occur at various frequencies. Some are fast, and some are quite slow. The classic names of these EEG bands are delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma. They are measured in cycles per second or hertz (Hz). The following definitions, although lacking in scientific rigor, will provide the general reader with some conception of the activity associated with different frequency bands.”   

This is a great article to read if you are just beginning to learn about Neurofeedback and all of its benefits.  To see the full journal article, please click below.

What Is Neurofeedback?

Source: What is Neurofeedback: An Update by D. Corydon Hammond, Journal of Neurotherapy, 15:305–336, 2011

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