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EEG Neurofeedback Training for ADHD

Jul 31, 2013 11:45AM

Electroencephalography (EEG) neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that uses a computer-assisted device to measure the central nervous system or brain wave activity. Since the 1970s, EEG neurofeedback has been used to assist with conditions such as seizure disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Using sensors safely placed on the surface of the head, brainwave activity can be monitored by the computer and then visually and auditorily fed back to the individual. Through a simple learning and conditioning process that is achieved via interaction with a computer game and controlled by focused brain activity, an individual learns to change their own physical responses to increase focus and concentration and develop core skills such as ignoring distractions, increasing memory, increasing organization, finishing tasks and following instructions.

SharpBrains, an independent market research firm that tracks health and wellness applications of brain science, reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ publication, Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions, considers biofeedback a Level 1-Best Support intervention for attention and hyperactivity behaviors. EEG neurofeedback naturally empowers the brain to develop increased control and strength, much like the effects of weightlifting to build muscle strength or jogging to improve cardiovascular fitness.

Resource: SharpBrain Attention and Performance Systems, 239-839-1783. Sharp-Brain.com.
 

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