The neurofeedback is a technique that works with quantified electroencephalography. Our neurons communicate with each other by nerve impulses that result in measurable electrical activity.
Neurofeedback involves learning to modify the electrical activity of the brain. With time ( different numbers of sessions according to each case ) and with practice, the person learns to control and maintain the new level of performance until it is permanent and involuntary.
To measure this electrical activity (brain waves ) electrodes placed on the scalp in different brain areas (specific to the particular conditions of each person) and the information is processed by computer programs, extracting key information. The activity is&ldquo brainwave set” eventually searched on performance.
Therapeutic Applications of Neurofeedback
It has been demonstrated to be useful in various pathologies:
& bull; Behavioral Disorders: impulsivity, aggression, addiction…
& bull; Learning Disabilities: developmental delay, dyslexia, delayed speech.
& bull; Pervasive developmental disorders: autism cerebral palsy
& bull; attention deficit disorder / hyperactivity
& bull; sleep disorder: insomnia, bruxism, nightmares somniloquy and
& bull; Mood disorders: Depression, anxiety…
& bull; Migraines, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, epilepsy, fibromyalgia…
& bull; Improves brain function as people age: dementias, memory, improving attention.
& bull; Tics, S. Tourette, parkinson.
& bull; Epilepsy.
Anyone can do since almost all brains regardless of their level of functioning can be trained to work better. The results are satisfactory at 80% of cases. Time is different in each case with a minimum of ten sessions.