What is Neurofeedback Training?
Neurofeedback training, also called neurotherapy, neurobiofeedback or EEG biofeedback, is a therapy technique that presents the user with real-time feedback on the electrical activity “brainwaves” within their brains. This is measured by placing electrodes on the scalp. The feedback is typically in the form of a video display and sound or a multimedia display involving bars, graphs, video games and movies.
The aim of neurofeedback training is to enable conscious control of brainwave activity. If brain activity changes in the direction desired by the therapist, a positive “reward” feedback is given to the individual, and if it regresses, either a negative feedback or no feedback is given (depending on the protocol). Rewards can be as simple as a change in pitch of a tone or as complex as a certain type of movement of a character in a video game.