EEG Biofeedback

EEG Biofeedback: What is it and How does it Work

EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback refers to a process whereby through the use of EEG biofeedback equipment, you can become consciously aware in real time of various brain wave patterns, and then through the EEG biofeedback information become able to gain a degree of control over those processes.

With the help of a qualified biofeedback therapist for example you can learn to modify or regulate your brainwave patterns to achieve more functional or desired thought patterns and behaviour(s).

EEG Biofeedback can be useful with quite a broad range of problems including attention deficit disorder, mood disorder, sleep disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia and numerous other problems, but as with all problems whether physical or psychological, it is important to have whatever the problem properly diagnosed by your GP or physician before consulting a biofeedback therapist.

EEG Biofeedback: What Happens During Therapy

During therapy sensors are placed on the scalp and ears, then with the help of your biofeedback therapist and a couple of computers your brainwave patterns are monitored, and as the patterns are monitored and relayed back to you and your therapist you would play a computer game, with the goals of the game set in such a way that they require more beneficial brainwave patterns to be produced.

For more in-depth information you may be interested in the book titled Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback: Advanced Theory and Applications (above left) by Thomas H. Budzynski, Helen Kogan Budzynski, James R. Evans, and Andrew Abarbanel.