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TRAINING THE BRAIN  |  EEG BIOFEEDBACK

Understanding NeuroFeedback

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive method of training brain function, also known as EEG Biofeedback. According to the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), biofeedback is a process that helps individuals learn to change their physiological activity to improve health and performance. This involves using precise instruments to measure physiological activities like brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. The information is then rapidly and accurately “fed back” to the user. This feedback, combined with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior, supports desired physiological changes, which can become lasting over time without the continuous use of the instrument.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

Neurofeedback targets brain activity dysregulation that can cause or worsen clinical symptoms. It promotes brain flexibility, relaxation, and a more stable central nervous system. For example, an over-stimulated or under-aroused brain can lead to mental illnesses manifesting in behavioral, psychological, emotional, or physical symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Training the brain to be more flexible helps it adapt better to life’s challenges.

During a neurofeedback session, clients typically feel relaxed. They sit in a recliner and interact with a game on a computer screen using their brain activity. When the desired brain wave state is achieved, the game continues and points are scored. It’s easy and enjoyable. No external input is given to the brain; sensors simply “listen” to brain wave activity and provide feedback, similar to a doctor listening to your heart with a stethoscope.

Neurofeedback and Real-Time Brain Signal Analysis

Our real-time brain signal analysis platform can be widely used to alleviate symptoms of conditions like ADHD, chronic back pain, and mild cognitive impairment in the elderly. Neurofeedback is a promising non-invasive therapy that can be used alone or with psychotropic drugs, benefiting patients, families, physicians, and insurers.

Beyond ADHD, we are developing reliable brain rehabilitation products for conditions such as chronic back pain, depression, and motor reeducation. Clinical trials for these applications are ongoing.

BrainView and Cognitive Impairment Assessment

Traditionally, Mini-Mental Status Exams (MMSE) were used to evaluate cognitive impairment. However, these subjective tests often leave many questions unanswered. The BrainView system provides an objective tool to identify and assess cognitive impairment, offering a comprehensive measurement of brain and cognitive function using technologies such as:

– Electroencephalography (EEG)
– Electrocardiography (ECG)
– Event-Related Potentials (ERP)
– Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG)
– Brain 3D Mapping (eLoreta Source Analysis)

Early Detection and Treatment

BrainView can detect early signs and symptoms of concussion or head trauma, such as fatigue, nausea, forgetfulness, headache, or blurry vision. This allows providers to clear patients for a return to sports or work safely.

Additionally, neurofeedback treatments offer relief for long-term symptoms of cognitive impairment, benefiting former athletes or patients at high risk of cognitive defects. By providing early detection and intervention, BrainView and neurofeedback can significantly improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

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