Neurofeedback and ADHD
Think of Neurofeedback as a personal training
session for the brain. Training the brain to function at its maximum
potential is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned and
maintained. Brain training exercises the neural pathways that allow the
brain to have better function in a variety of areas.
How it Works
billions of cells firing electrical pulses which produce a field of
electricity similar to a radio signal. Neurofeedback uses an
electroencephalograph (EEG) to measure this electrical activity in the brain commonly referred to as brainwaves. Brainwave information is sent
to a computer where the information is displayed as a graph or even a
video game which gives the user feedback about their brain
Through attached sensors, an individual’s brain waves responds to certain stimuli which are measured in real time and the individual is taught to modify their cognitive responses, which translates into altered behavior.