Julie Nelligan PhD | What Is Neurofeedback
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What Is Neurofeedback?

Brain Training

Neurofeedback is training your brain to function more efficiently, be more stable, and regulate itself and your body more effectively.

Information

Giving the brain information about it’s processes helps it to get better at self-regulation, a necessary part of good brain functioning.

Electrical Activity

We gather information about brain function through sensors on the scalp that can read the brain’s electrical activity. Through changes in the display on the computer screen and changes in the volume of the audio, we “show” your brain information about how it is functioning.

Self-Regulation

When brains are not good at self-regulation, numerous problems can appear, including the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances.

How Does It Work?

I apply sensors to your scalp to listen in on your brain waves. The signal from the sensors goes to the computer and information is extracted about certain key brain wave frequencies. The ebb and flow of this activity is shown back to you in the form of a video game. Eventually, the brain wave activity is shaped toward more desirable and better regulated performance. The frequencies I target and the locations on the scalp where I place the sensors are specific to the conditions we are trying to address and are unique to each individual.