WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?
Neurofeedback is biofeedback but biofeedback is not neurofeedback. "Neurofeedback" training of the brain records, responds and reacts to what happens to all our 6 senses and the body in part, or as a whole and guides it back onto the right path. Better know as operant conditioning. This term may be skinnerian but far from animal training. It is the schedule of reinforcement that is important here.
Most people have normal brain function, but normal does not mean perfect and to be perfect is not the norm. However, we can train our brains to come close to perfect. Neurofeedback is the best way directly train/optimise brain network activity. This network in our brain is like the fiber optics to surf the internet, here, we call them brain waves. Brainwaves are recorded with electrodes and amplified with USA FDA approved equipment. During a neurofeedback session, we compare what your brain is actually doing to what you'd like it to be doing. When your brain is continuously rewarded by sounds (which is more effective) or at times electronic visuals that stimulates your brain waves towards optimal levels. Much like physical exercises develop specific muscles, the more your brain is exercised into reaching a more comfortable, more efficient position, the better it gets at it (see neuroplasticity). As with learning any new skill, it simply requires time and repetition.
QEEG LORETA NEUROFEEDBACK (if you cannot see the problem you cannot treat the problem)
3D Neurofeedback expands on the capabilities of surface neurofeedback with a full range of new advances, using the next generation of 3D brain imaging and training tools. In the hands of a skilled clinician, it is the ultimate brain training toolkit. Using a full 19 sensor cap, the clinician is able to train any number of areas together (as opposed to individual surface areas with the more common 2 sensor neurofeedback). By using a medical research database (Z-score) and deep brain source imaging (LoRETA), 3D neurofeedback can directly train entire brain networks; targeting overall electrical activity (amplitude), brain connectivity (coherence), processing speed (phase), and more. This is made possible by more advanced imaging capability – if you can detect it, you can train it. Better imaging equals better results. Better targeting means better reliability. Training multiple areas at once means less sessions. For clinicians, being able to see exactly what is going on over the entire brain at all times is a real advantage, and by integrating research software the clinician can map, track, and keep the training entirely up to date. 3D neurofeedback takes more skill and experience to operate, and the equipment required runs at a good twenty times the cost of basic equipment. Hence, sessions usually cost about a third more than for traditional neurofeedback – however one requires far fewer sessions to see results.