3 reasons why Neurofeedback is an effective treatment
A novel technique from applied neuroscience, in which you learn to understand how your brain works and how to regulate your own brain activity
Neurofeedback is based on “operant conditioning”, a term introduced by psychologist B. F. Skinner. This is a form of teaching, whereby a subject is more likely to repeat forms of behaviour that lead to positive consequences and less likely to repeat those that lead to negative consequences. Through neurofeedback, the therapist trains the patient to learn to voluntarily regulate his or her own electroencephalographic activity.
Neurofeedback is the direct training of the brain in real time, whereby the brain learns to work more efficiently. This is a gradual learning process. This process does not directly target symptoms and conditions, but corrects irregular brain waves by modifying temporal patterns.
Identifies conditions and improves health, using the scientific knowledge about the brain in a holistic way
Neurofeedback training has decades of scientific research studies proving its effectiveness.
At Brain Training Center we have a holistic approach, in which the patient is treated in an integral way, using different disciplines such as functional medicine, clinical psychology, neurophysiology and nutrition together with innovative technologies. We focus on investigating and improving cognitive, emotional and behavioural processes, identifying and measuring problem areas in the brain, guiding the therapy using innovative high-tech bioinformatics systems, such as quantified electroencephalography (qEEG), virtual reality and bio- and neurofeedback training equipment to correct brain waves and treat different conditions. This makes possible our work in new fields, such as neuroeconomics, neuromarketing and neuroeducation.
It is a non-invasive, accurate, safe and fun technique
The basis of our system is the quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG), also known as brain map. It is is a precise technique we use to identify problem areas in the brain. Using a cap with 19 small sensors we measure the electrical activity of brain waves. The process is non-invasive, i.e. NO electrical current is introduced into the brain.
During a neurofeedback session, you are connected to a computer, via a BCI (brain computer interface), which monitors your brain waves measured by the 19 sensors. For 20 minutes you watch a movie, listen to music or play a game. When the computer detects irregular brainwaves, it will fade out the video and sound. This will cause you to refocus your attention on the movie or music until they return to normal. This can happen hundreds of times during a session. After multiple sessions, your brain will learn on its own to stay in the healthy range and you will see a reduction in your symptoms. Best of all: It’s fun and the results are permanent!