Neurofeedback is a computer aided brain training therapy developed in the 1960’s to aid people with epilepsy. Since then, with the advent of super computers and EEG technology, Neurofeedback has become a lot more advanced and can now help a wide range of neurological, emotional, behavioural and emotional conditions.
Our thoughts, actions, sensations and emotions generate electrical impulses called brainwaves and these can be detected through very sensitive electrodes and translated onto the screen for us to visualise. A program is run that will allow us to stimulate the under performing areas or suppress overactive areas of our brain. We are rewarded with audio and visual cues and over time, similar to exercising on a treadmill, the brain develops ‘muscles’ in the form of more neuronal connections and encouraging neuroplasticity, or the ability of the brain to adapt and change.
OUR METHOD OF NEUROFEEDBACK:
At the Philippine Neurofeedback Center we use the Atlantis II, a brain diagnostic and training machine made by the company Brainmaster USA (http://www.brainmaster.com). The Atlantis II uses EEG technology to create a Brain Map for easy diagnosis. This brain map is the diagnostic tool that helps our doctors create the best brain training program to help develop your brain optimally.
Our doctors and neurofeedback technicians are trained and certified by Dr. Joseph Guan, from the Brain Enhancement Center in Singapore (http://www.bec-eeg.com).
WHAT MAKES NEUROFEEDBACK BETTER THAN OR EQUAL TO OTHER FORMS OF BRAIN TRAINING such as crossword puzzles, sudoku or meditation ?
- Can directly choose to focus on specific parts of the brain for improvement.
- Cover all areas of the brain.
- Quick application as it requires minimal active mental effort.