Archive for Neurofeedback’ Category

Change your brain, enhance your happiness
Aug

12

2017

Change your brain, enhance your happiness

Neurofeedback and brain modulation has been around for years, and there is a vast body of research that shows that the brains of people with low mood and depression are very different to a happy, well-functioning brain. Neurofeedback provides a means by which individuals can learn to voluntarily control their brain activity, and thereby increase certain types of brain waves associated with a positive mood,…

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Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder
Jan

18

2017

Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder

Bessel Van Der Kolk has just published a paper in December 2016 which describes a wonderful new study he has conducted into the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He examined 52 individuals with chronic PTSD and found a significant drop in traumatic events. Post-treatment with neurofeedback he found a significantly smaller proportion of the participants met criteria for PTSD compared to those in the study that did not…

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Neurofeedback and performance enhancement in elite athletes
Jan

18

2017

Neurofeedback and performance enhancement in elite athletes

A research study by Dr Dupee and colleagues, published in December 2016, explored the perceived outcomes of neurofeedback training intervention with high performance athletes. Five Olympic level athletes preparing for world championships and the 2012 Olympic Games took part in a 20 session intervention over the period of one year. At the completion of the intervention, an interview was conducted with each athlete. The athletes indicated…

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New Study Finds Long Term Effectiveness of Neurofeedback in the Management of Epilepsy!
Jun

3

2015

New Study Finds Long Term Effectiveness of Neurofeedback in the Management of Epilepsy!

Pharmacological treatment is the standard intervention for people with epilepsy. However, a significant number of people with epilepsy are drug resistant, meaning that medication is ineffective in the treatment of their epilepsy.  In order to explore the possibility of non-pharmacological interventions for patients who were told they had intractable epilepsy, Dr. Ute Strehl and colleagues designed a study to examine the long term impact of…

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The Positive Impact of Neurofeedback in the Management and Treatment of Learning Disabilities in Children
Jun

3

2015

The Positive Impact of Neurofeedback in the Management and Treatment of Learning Disabilities in Children

  Research has strongly shown that neurofeedback is helpful in the management of ADHD and symptoms of inattention. Contemporary researchers have been interested in the effectiveness of neurofeedback as a treatment for children with learning disabilities. In 2008 Fernandez and colleagues designed a study to explore the effect of neurofeedback on children with learning disabilities. Children who were classified as experiencing a “learning disorder not otherwise…

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The Benefits of Neurofeedback for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Jun

3

2015

The Benefits of Neurofeedback for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

A significant proportion of the population have acquired some sort of disability or impairment resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers have been interested in investigating the effectiveness of neurofeedback in the management and treatment of symptoms commonly associated with TBI’s. Thornton and colleagues (2005) reviewed the existing research on traumatic brain injuries and showed consistent evidence of the possible benefits of neurofeedback for…

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Neurofeedback: An Effective Treatment for Uncontrolled Epilepsy
Jun

3

2015

Neurofeedback: An Effective Treatment for Uncontrolled Epilepsy

Up to one third of individuals with epilepsy do not benefit from pharmacological treatment. Neurofeedback (NF) provides an effective alternative which may deliver relief from symptoms associated with epilepsy, particularly seizures. NF utilises operant conditioning to regulate the sensorimotor rhythms (SMR) of the brain in an attempt to reduce seizure frequency. A review of the literature on NF by Sterman and Egner (2006), assessed the…

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Neurofeedback Shown to Benefit Mood
May

30

2015

Neurofeedback Shown to Benefit Mood

Neurofeedback provides a means by which individuals can learn to voluntarily control their brain activity. Individuals learnt to regulate and reproduce the desired brain activity with the different feedback configurations. A specific type of neurofeedback, the alpha/theta neurofeedback, allows individuals to gain control over low-frequency brain activity and remain in a state of deep relaxation. Previous research has shown that alpha/theta neurofeedback has a range…

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Neurofeedback Treatment Reduces Migraines
May

30

2015

Neurofeedback Treatment Reduces Migraines

Migraines are debilitating and effect approximately 18% of women and 6% of men. Individuals who frequently experience migraines often find their work and social lives impacted. A high proportion of migraine suffers have reported that the predominantly pharmacological treatments they utilise either, takes too long to reduce the pain, is unreliable or that it does not relieve it at all. Furthermore, approximately 70% find that…

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Neurofeedback and Improved Performance in Cognitive Functioning, Sport and Art
May

30

2015

Neurofeedback and Improved Performance in Cognitive Functioning, Sport and Art

Neurofeedback (NF) is a non-invasive technique that follows the principles of positive reinforcement to attempt to help individuals learn and modify cortical activity. NF is commonly used to aid individuals with below average functioning to improve to a “normal “standard. However the technique is also being implemented to assist individuals with normal functioning to reach optimum level. In particular the effect of NF has been…

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