What is neurofeedback?
Brains have the capacity to learn things through experiences, by practicing, by studying, etc.New connections are created and unused routes can disappear again. This is called neuroplasticity. Our nervous system is therefore able to adapt its organization to changes in the environment. This principle offers us the possibility to train our brain function with Neurofeedback and Computer-Brain Interface techniques.
While the brain activity of a patient is being measured, the computer is instructed to follow the electrical functioning of a specific brain region or network. Through a visual stimulus on a screen, the patient is rewarded when the 'right' brainwaves are measured in the specific brain area.
This targeted training of a brain area is based on the principle of conditioning where the reward provides for the adjustment of the brain function, also called 'trial and error' learning.
Although neurofeedback is still under discussion in the medical world, people with ADHD, epilepsy and sleep disorders have already proven its usefulness.
Thanks to advanced computer technology, we can train deeper brain areas.
Because Neurofeedback is a learning process, it can be used in a variety of conditions.