THE NEUROFEEDBACK : A TOOL THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN CAPABILITIES
During the electroencephalographic quantitative evaluation (EEG), the medical electrophysiology technologist affixes a helmet equipped with 19 electrodes on the head. To promote a good conduction of the electrical activity of your brain towards the helmet electrodes, a conductive gel (solution based on water and salt) is applied on each of the electrodes. When recording the EEG, the electrodes placed on your scalp transmit the information to a computer program, which allows to visualize in real time the electric waves generated by the brain.
The EEG evaluation measures the amplitude of the electrical activity of the brain. An analysis is then performed by the technologist to compare the recorded activity with a normative database. This makes it possible to compare the electrical activity of the brain regions and to identify those that have a deviating activity from the norm.
The technique of Neurofeedback would allow the brain to learn how to restore the functioning of underperforming regions. When the brain generates the desired electrical activity, a sound or visual reward is awarded. When viewing the video or listening to music, if the electrical activity emitted by the brain changes and is no longer optimal, the movie or music stops for a few seconds and resumes when the desired activity is again produced unconsciously by the brain. The optimization of the neuro-electrical functioning of the brain by Neurofeedback would, most of the time, make it possible to remedy in part or in total the cognitive difficulties underlying the regions which are altered.
The Neurofeedback could allow you to achieve all the power of your brain
Neurofeedback could help improve:
- Your level of attention and concentration
- Your mood
- Your ability to handle stress and emotions
- Your memory
- Your reaction time
- Your intelligence quotient (IQ).
It may allow you to:
- Reduce symptoms of depression
- Decrease insomnia
- Decrease symptoms of attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity
- Reduce symptoms following head trauma or post-traumatic shock
- Relieve migraines
- Relieve chronic pain.
Neurofeedback can help children, adolescents and adults, either to improve different pathologies or increase sports or cognitive performance.
This brain training method could provide permanent results. With practice and repetition, the brain could continue to use the most effective models it learns during Neurofeedback sessions.
Unlike medications, where symptoms may reoccur when the drug is stopped, the effects of Neurofeedback will usually be permanent.
Neurofeedback is a safe, painless and non-invasive technique. It would have no known side effects, provided it is administered by a qualified professional.
- Evaluation meeting with the neuropsychologist.
- Recording of the electrical activity of the brain
- Delivery of a report with proposal of the training protocols
- Planning of the training sessions