Scientific evidence on neurofeedback

Here are some recent studies showing the effects of neurofeedback for various conditions:


This 2014 review shows that when children with ADD / ADHD did neurofeedback, their parents and teachers noticed significant improvements not only in attention but also in impulsivity and hyperactivity.

2. Depression: 

This 2017 study found that people with depression had improvements in their symptoms and a reduction in functional deficits after treatment with neurofeedback.

3. Anxiety: 

In this 2011 study of two anxiety patients, both had a significant reduction in anxiety symptoms after treatment with neurofeedback; a year later, they were symptom free.

4. Memory:

Research on Alzheimer’s and dementia found that after a series of neurofeedback sessions, study participants showed significant improvements in executive memory function.

5. Traumatic brain injury (TBI):

This study with people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury shows that they can improve symptoms related to attention and mood and showed motivation for treatment.

6. Post- traumatic Stress Disorder (PTS):

Compared to a control group, 28 people with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder who underwent neurofeedback therapy experienced significant improvements in their symptoms and emotion regulation.

7. Addictions:

A study by UCLA scientists found that neurofeedback improved abstinence rates in people with addictions.