What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, often referred to as EEG Biofeedback or brain wave training, is a type of biofeedback in which individuals are trained to improve their brain functions. Extensive research demonstrates its efficacy for specific conditions, such as ADHD and epilepsy, with scientific studies also showing it to be promising for autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury.
Like other forms of biofeedback, neurofeedback uses sensors to detect physical changes of the body. Neurofeedback therefore involves placing sensors on the scalp to see changes in a person's brainwave activity. Precisely detecting brainwave activity allows it to be immediately analyzed by a computer that then presents sound and video information based on the brain's performance. Using this feedback, the individual learns to regulate or control his or her own brain states. This is helpful because the state of the brain has a strong influence on how the person thinks, acts, and feels, emotionally and physically--International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR-www.isnr.org)