NEUROFEEDBACKBrain Training through Games
Who would have thought that so much good can come from movies and video games? Neurofeedback is a process used to train the brain based on the principles of Operant conditioning.
Operant conditioning is one of the strongest methods of habit forming. It refers to the human brain’s tendency to repeat behaviours that previously resulted in a positive outcome or a reward. An action like this releases endorphins that lead to a positive feeling in the brain, encouraging the brain to repeat the action that led to the reward.
Quite simply, do something, receive a reward or positive outcome, and you’ll want to do it again.
Neurofeedback is a process used to train the brain using the same principles as operant conditioning. It works to minimise the effects of unhelpful brain patterns, and the results can be breathtaking, especially for younger people.
How NeuroFeedback works
The program is simple to understand and inviting for young people.
With specialised equipment and individualised programs, we apply electrodes to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. We process the signal by computer, and we extract information about certain key brainwave frequencies. We show the ebb and flow of this activity back to the person, who attempts to change the activity level. Some frequencies we wish to promote. Others we wish to diminish
The information is presented in the form of a video game or movie screen. The child is effectively playing the video game or movie with his or her brain. However, if the brain wave profile falls out of sync, the movie or game will change. The child must refocus their energy on their positive thoughts, and once their brain wave patterns match the “positive” profile again, playback resumes.
Eventually the brainwave activity is "shaped" toward more desirable, more regulated performance. The frequencies we target, and the specific locations on the scalp where we listen in on the brain, are specific to the conditions we are trying to address, and specific to the individual.
Each time playback resumes, the brain releases endorphins, encouraging positive thinking matching the desired brain wave profile. This technique allows the brain to learn and self correct extremely quickly, and build new neural path ways.
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