Neurofeedback is a technique designed to teach people how to control their brain waves.
Many individuals with attention problems are producing more slow brain waves
(theta) and fewer fast brain waves (beta). Since slower brain waves indicate mental
drifting and faster brain waves are associated with concentration, individuals are trained
through neurofeedback sessions to increase their fast brain waves while reducing their
amount of slow brain waves.
Neurofeedback is a user-friendly procedure by which brain wave activity is detected.
Using a computer and video displays, individuals are able to learn how to control
their brain waves. You are rewarded for producing fast brain waves (concentration
waves) and inhibiting slow brain waves (drifting waves). As you train yourself to
control your brain wave activity you are at the same time strengthening your attention,
concentration, and learning abilities.
Neurofeedback is beneficial for just about anyone wishing to improve their
concentration level. Training sessions can be customized to meet an individual's
Neurofeedback can be used by ADD sufferers to learn how to concentrate. The
technique is also useful for advanced concentration and peak performance.
Neurofeedback also has the potential to improve your learning ability, behavior, school
grades, self-esteem, job performance, and overall interactions with others.
The average length of neurofeedback training is 50 sessions. Although benefits
can be noticed after approximately 10 sessions, you need to continue neurofeedback to
ensure that you have learned the appropriate skills. Two sessions per week are
required until sufficient progress has been made. By the end of the 50 sessions, the
person is weaned off the procedure. The benefits of neurofeedback last beyond the
NO. Neurofeedback, unlike the commonly prescribed stimulants, has no negative
physical side effects.
Moreover, the training appears to produce permanent alterations in learning and