How does neurofeedback work?
Training the brain - using real-time neurofeedback
In neurofeedback training, measuring electrodes, connected to a pleasant cap, are first attached to the head at fixed points. The EEG measures all relevant brain waves and forwards them to a computer. Then, a computer program divides the brain waves into frequency ranges and subjects them to analysis. All important data are measured in real time (with only 30 milliseconds delay) and 50 times per second.
The data analysis described above is to be conveyed to the patient in the following simple form as feedback, for which there are many different possibilities, like movies, music/sounds, games (often interesting for children to maintain motivation during training) and many other options.
The feedback is based on the principle of so-called operant conditioning. This means that the feedback given to the patient represents a reward if the patient succeeds in activating certain brain areas in such a way that they generate the desired brain activity. In concrete terms, the reward means, for example, that the film appears bright and clearly visible. The “punishment” shows a dark and badly visible film. These processes work also with music, it is either loud and well audible or quiet and almost incomprehensible.
Our brain wants to be rewarded as often as possible. So it constantly tries to recognize and understand the patterns hidden in the feedback in order to receive a reward as often as possible. This process takes place completely unconsciously, without the active intervention of the patient and without medication.
How does a neurofeedback session work?
40 – 60 min. per training
1 – 2 sessions per week
individual training protocols
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Anxiety is a state of agitation, fear and worry. In certain situations it is normal to feel anxiety, for example, in an important meeting or during an exam. But, when anxiety interferes with daily activities it is necessary to take action. In case the anxiety is paralyzing and very frequent, it is necessary to look for help.
Neurofeedback helps decrease anxiety, panic attacks, and ruminating thoughts, at the same time, it improves sleep quality.