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Neurofeedback

What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a special form of application of biofeedback, the aim of which is to train and improve electrochemical processes in the brain. For this purpose, the electroencephalogram (EEG) is measured and reported back to the trainee via visual / auditory or tactile feedback. The feedback of one's own EEG activity improves the perception of internal conditions. The goal of neurofeedback is to use this self-regulation to break the pattern of dysregulation and to bring the brain back into a better functional state. Various disorders such as ADHD, epilepsy, depression and migraines can be associated with deviating brain wave patterns, which can be positively changed through training.

 

How does neurofeedback work?

Sensors that measure the brain waves are attached to the scalp with EEG paste. This is painless and no current or voltage is introduced into the brain
For feedback, intuitive methods are usually used, such as a video, a video game, music that you automatically want to play. A computer evaluates the brain waves picked up by the highly sensitive amplifier and only lets the video, game or music run if they meet preset criteria. The feedback is based on the principle of so-called operant conditioning.

This means: The feedback given to the patient is a reward if the patient succeeds in activating certain areas of the brain in such a way that they generate the desired brain activity. Specifically, the reward means that, for example, the film running on the patient's screen appears bright and clearly visible.

The "quasi-punishment" shows a dark and poorly visible film. These processes work in the same way with music. It is either loud and easily audible or quiet and almost incomprehensible

 

Who is neurofeedback used with?

Neurofeedback is used for the following disorders, among others:

  • Attention and concentration difficulties - AD (H) S

  • autism

  • epilepsy

  • Migraines and tension headaches

  • Panic and anxiety attacks

  • depressions

  • sleep disorders

  • Tinnitus

  • burnout

  • Peak performance

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Since with neurofeedback training the brain activity - unlike in biofeedback procedures - is not directly noticeable, at least 30-40 training sessions are necessary for a stable improvement in symptoms. There are also 2 to 3 sessions for planning the training and for accompanying it. To transfer it into everyday life, pictures or videos or music for self-training (at home / at work / at school) are passed on. If the training is successful, a clear improvement of symptoms and thus an increase in quality of life and general performance can be expected.

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