Developed by: Hans Berger, G. Dietsch, Joe Kamiya, Elmer Green, Martin Orne, James Hardt, Barbara Brown, Barry Sterman, Joel Lubar, D.A. Quirk
Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
~Excerpt from EEG Info
Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) is a technique that enables a person to alter their brainwaves. It is used for many conditions and disabilities in which the brain is not working as well as it might. Neurofeedback helps control mood disorders like anxiety and depression, or problems with the central nervous system like conduct disorder, temper tantrums, specific learning disabilities or ADHD, sleep disorders, epilepsy, cognitive dysfunction resulting from head trauma, stroke, or aging. It is also used for patients undergoing cancer treatment, by reducing stress, pain and nausea, and enhancing immunity.
~Excerpt from Neurofeedback Therapy