As there is a plethora of qEEG and neurofeedback information on the web. I will just give you a flavour of what to expect if you adopt our training strategy.
Neurofeedback is a tool that enables your brain to retrain itself. We attach non invasive sensors at particular locations on your scalp by using pea size electrodes and water soluble conductive gel. There is no need to have a “haircut” as we part the hair at the required location. These sensors pick up your brain activity which is relayed to a device that is connected to a laptop or desktop computer. The device software converts your brain activity in to sounds and visual displays. You see the displays and hear the sounds. Your brain works out what to do as we reward corrective training through the sound and visual displays. Note: depending on your training requirements you can train on just the sound or vision aspect only. Before we embark on a training strategy a full assessment is made. If you do not adopt us PLEASE do not accept any form of neurofeedback training without a clinical and quantitative electro-encephalograph (qEEG) assessment.
Below is an example of a training screen where you listen to reward sounds and watch the screen to provide feedback. As your Brain starts to recognise
what it needs to do the targets and threshold for training will change. That action exercises or relax’s your Brain training requirements. Just like if you were at a gym undertaking muscle exercises you should have targets concerning your fitness level that should be closely monitored and adjusted. Neurofeedback is a dynamic brain training system between your brain and what you see and hear.
Adoption of our training strategy will mean a commitment from you to undertake neurofeedback training at regular intervals to enable clinically monitored progress and effective training. The training program will be discussed and agreed in advance before we work on a 121 basis. At a practical level it will mean a visit to the clinic for a ”session” or if possible equipment can be hired for Home Training.
Part of our training strategy is the clinical belief system that more complex training displays may lead to confusion and less effective training. For example “DVD based training”. However as you gain training experience and you improve then it is possible to migrate to more complex displays. Rest assured we will continue to monitor closely progress always irrespective of the training method in use.
See left for an example of Brainscape in Sum/Difference Channel Mode used for clinical real time analysis.
The degree of synchrony at low frequencies are clearly evident. Note how the artifacts near the top of the displays are reinforced in the sum channel, yet are entirely missing from the right channel. This demonstrates the effectiveness of this technique in separating even very large common-mode signals from differential signals.