Cognitive Skills

Difficulties encountered which could be enhanced

Whether you’re a student or working for a company, you’re certainly aware of the importance of being efficient, productive and performing. The brain then plays a predominant role in this equation.

What happens at the brain level:

We talk a lot about the use of Neurofeedback in various issues. Let’s not forget that Neurofeedback is above all a training of the brain. Whatever our starting point, we can train it to improve its functioning.

So, even someone with no problems can benefit from Neurofeedback in order to increase their level of attention, concentration, reasoning ability, their ability to make connections between different elements as well as their ability to treat more information simultaneously.

INCREASE IN INTELLECTUAL QUOTIENT (IQ)

Three different studies have shown that individuals increased their IQ by an average of 9 to 12 points, following 30 sessions of Neurofeedback1.

What we train in Neurofeedback

Depending on what we want to improve, several regions or networks can be targeted. Here are some examples of networks often trained to improve cognitive performance.

Dorsal or
Sustained Attention

Training the attention network will improve the ability to stay focused on a task or a job. We also noted that as workouts progress, people can maintain their attention longer before getting tired.

Ventral or
divided attention

Training the attention network will improve the ability to stay focused on a task or a job. We also noted that as workouts progress, people can maintain their attention longer before getting tired.

Work
memory

By training working memory, people report an improvement in memory. They indicate better understanding of written texts without having to re-read twice the same passages. Many will notice a smoother speech and search their words less during discussions.

These results that can be observed
  • Increase in Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • Improved concentration
  • Greater capacity for multi-tasking
  • Memory enhancement
  • Easier problem solving
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS

This training specifically targets the frontal lobes, which are responsible for planning and organizing events. The frontal lobes are also involved in concentration, problem solving ability, and judgment capacity.

1 Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 9(4) 2005
Improvements in IQ Score and Maintenance of Gains Following EEG Biofeedback with Mildly Developmentally Delayed Twins
Matthew J. Fleischman, PhD
Siegfried Othmer, PhD

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