During a neurofeedback session, sensors on the scalp detect your brainwaves (EEG) to see your brain in action. A computer compares your brain activity to targets or goals for you to reach. Sounds and images tell you immediately when your brain reaches your goal and when not. This “feedback” allows your brain to make changes that when repeated have been shown in research to change brain structure connections and last long after therapy is completed.
As recognized neuroscience and neurotherapy experts, we understand how to integrate the right forms of neurofeedback for each individual case. In many situations, the more standard scalp surface EEG amplitude training leads to clinical success. In other cases, the use of brain region of interest training has medical necessity.
Using the most advanced and capable Evoke eVox system, we provide individualized brain and heart function measures that lead to more patient specific treatment plans. There is more to determining a patient’s neurofeedback plan than a basic qEEG calculated by a single 20-year-old database of normal patients. We look at many labs and compare patient brain function to different reference groups and look at EEG and event related potentials across the entire brain. In addition, we measure the relative function of deep brain structures and not just the surface EEG.
By taking this extra time, we are able to inform our use of not only neurofeedback but transcranial magnetic stimulation and direct current stimulation use within clinical trials.