How Does Neurofeedback Work?

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The brain is responsible for our moods, thoughts, and cognitive abilities. Brain activity is measured in electrical pulses, which can tell us a lot about how it's working.

 

When brain activity is measured in real time, the brain can learn to regulate itself and function better.

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To measure the brain's electrical activity, EEG electrodes are placed on the scalp. 

 

These electrodes measure the voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current within the neurons of the brain. They can detect if your brainwaves are firing at optimal speeds.

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As a result of these real-time measurements, different patterns of brainwaves can be seen, which can inform us about the mental state of the person.

 

 

For example, alpha waves (8-12 Hz) usually signify a relaxed state and will increase when you close your eyes and take deep breaths, and decrease when you open your eyes or with mental exertion.

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Seeing brainwave activity in real time can help the brain learn to regulate itself better.

In neurofeedback, the user is given a reward through visual/auditory stimuli based on the changes in the mental state, measured by EEG. 

For example, if training for relaxation, then whenever the mind is relaxed (i.e., alpha brainwaves intensify), a rewarding nature sound emerges, and when the mind loses that state, the rewarding sound disappears, thus notifying the mind in real-time that it needs to regain that state again.

This is based on classical conditioning, and with continued training, the mind can learn to naturally shift to the desired state.

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Research and clinical use have shown neurofeedback to be effective with ADHD, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and more.

 

These conditions often have a neurological cause: the person's brain isn't functioning as well as it should.  Neurofeedback treats these conditions by targeting different brainwaves and training the brain to change these patterns over time.

Myndlift

Neurofeedback has been used in clinics for over 30 years, however, the way it was administered didn't change much, and that's why Myndlift was created.

 

 

The EEG electrodes, amplifier, and out-dated software were replaced with a wearable device and an app that anyone can use to train from home, while a professional clinician supervises the process.

 

The result is the most convenient, reliable home neurofeedback system - Myndlift!

Our Research Projects

 

Efficacy Study in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

presented at the 2019 International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) Conference, Denver, CO, USA

Click below to view poster:

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Background. Neurofeedback is commonly regarded as an adjunctive treatment for ADHD, and randomized controlled trials have shown significant benefit attributable to this intervention (Arns, Ridder, Strehl, Breteler, & Coenen, 2009; Micoulaud-Franchi et al., 2014; Lofthouse, Arnold, Hersch, Hurt, & DeBeus, 2012). The present study is a controlled trial to evaluate the specific benefit of neurofeedback training using Myndlift, a clinician-guided wearable, mobile neurofeedback system. Methods. Nineteen (19) participants (all male, ages 8-15) diagnosed with ADHD were recruited. The intervention group (n=12) engaged in theta/beta neurofeedback training three to four times a week for 9 weeks, totaling an average of 21 sessions per participant.

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Foundational Neurofeedback Research

Over 400 peer-reviewed articles have shown that neurofeedback can help with multiple mental health disorders, including randomized and double-blind studies.

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