Neurofeedback utilizes a non-invasive technique for monitoring brain activity. Small electrodes are attached to the head while our Neurointegration software records the brain waves and displays the data in real time. During this time the patient is watching a movie or listening to music. The software compares the incoming brainwaves to that of an optimal brainwave in the target range. If the brainwaves deviate from normal ranges, it triggers the audio or video to fade. The brain automatically detects this and refocuses itself back into the proper range. This process is repeated hundreds of times per session. Sessions usually last 30 minutes.
The Brain Is A Learning Machine
Neurofeedback and SynapsesThrough operant conditioning, the brain is rewarded when the audio or video returns to normal. Eventually the brain learns to stay in the healthy ranges without the reward stimulus, and is able to sustain normal activity independent of the computer. This is achieved by reconnecting functional pathways in the brain. Neurofeedback does not target any particular disorder. Its purpose is to change timing and activation patterns in the brain. This improves brain regulation, which can impact a variety of symptoms. Different symptoms will require triggering different areas of the brain. The software is designed to target specific areas of the brain according to a patient’s symptoms.
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Brain Mapping FAQ
Does a neurofeedback session hurt?
No, it doesn’t. The sensors used to measure your brain waves are all noninvasive and external. These sensors don’t transmit any type of electricity, but rather, they read the electrical activity of your brain. All you need to do is focus on the music and visual cues.
How long is a typical neurofeedback session?
An average neurofeedback session only lasts about 30 thirty minutes, and you’ll be able to get back to your regular routine immediately after.
What conditions can neurofeedback help?
Neurofeedback can improve a variety of issues, including:
- Sleep disorders
- OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Bipolar disorder
- and more...
Is neurofeedback therapy safe for everyone?
Neurofeedback is safe for just about everyone, even for children as young as six. During your consultation at Health & Wellness of Carmel, we'll review your medical history and listen to your concerns to ensure that neurofeedback is both right for you and can be beneficial for your issues.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
A Neurofeedback SessionThere is no magic number. Just as every person is unique, the number of sessions will vary according to each person. Noticeable results typically occur between the first and tenth session. In general 20 – 40 sessions are needed for the results to become permanent. Symptoms in some patients will resolve in a shorter time. Some require more training, some less. The goal is to complete enough sessions to ensure consistent and lasting benefits. A brain map can be generated at any time between sessions, so that you can visually see the progress your brain is making.