Neurofeedback therapy, which is essentially exercise for the brain, has repeatedly been shown to be an effective method for fine tuning brain functions for optimal performance. This procedure has positive and quantifiable medical benefits and is an excellent tool for anyone who wants to improve their cognitive functioning.
Additionally, neurofeedback provides a safe and non-invasive method for improving brain functions. Since there are no side-effects, drugs, or supplements that are needed to realize the full benefits of the training, neurofeedback therapy is becoming a popular training tool for any athlete, student, musician, or business professional who wants to improve their performance and get an edge over their competition.
Whether it is a student hoping to improve their grades or an elderly person hoping to delay the inevitable memory problems that come with age, neurofeedback can provide a safe and non-invasive method for improving cognitive function. The effects of neurofeedback on improving memory are well-documented and have a wide range of uses across a diverse group of people.
This therapy has been used by students to improve their grades, business professionals to improve their recall of information, and senior citizens to improve their basic memory functions in day-to-day life.
One of the keys to performing at an elite level, both athletically and musically, is the ability to tune out distractions and focus concentration on the task at hand. Neurofeedback can help improve the performance of athletes and musicians by training the brain to improve focus.
This improvement occurs subconsciously over time as the process rewards the brain for paying attention, and ‘punishes’ it (by removing audio and visual stimuli) when concentration drifts away from what should be the primary focus. When every advantage counts, neurofeedback therapy helps give many peak performers the edge over their competitors.
The ability to make a quick and accurate decision can often be the difference between success and failure. Whether in athletics, business, or other high-stress situations, neurofeedback can help users negotiate the stress of decision-making, and improve their response times. As a testament to its effectiveness, several groups, in which decision-making can lead to life-and-death consequences, report using neurofeedback therapy regularly. Some of these groups include:
Yes, neurofeedback therapy is clinically proven to improve brain function.
There are many research studies that show positive support for neurofeedback with regards to improving cognitive abilities. Please see a few examples below and don’t hesitate to contact MyBrainDr for additional information and studies.
Feasibility of eyes open alpha power training for mental enhancement in elite gymnasts
“The study was double-blind and placebo-controlled. Twelve elite gymnasts were either given eyes open alpha power training or random beta power training (controls). Results indicate small improvements in sleep quality, mental and physical shape. In our first attempt at getting a grip on mental capacities in athletes, we think this novel training method can be promising. Because gymnastics is one of the most mentally demanding sports, we value even small benefits for the athlete and consider them indicative for future research.”
Working memory training using EEG neurofeedback in normal young adults
“We explored the WM training effect using Electroencephalography (EEG) neurofeedback (NF) in normal young adults. In the first study, we identified the EEG features related to WM in normal young adults. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve showed that the power ratio of the theta-to-alpha rhythms in the anterior-parietal region, accurately classified a high percentage of the EEG trials recorded during WM and fixation control (FC) tasks. Based on these results, a second study aimed to assess the training effects of the theta-to-alpha ratio and tested the hypothesis that up-regulating the power ratio can improve working memory behavior.”
“Our results demonstrated that these normal young adults succeeded in improving their WM performance with EEG NF, and the pre- and post-test evaluations also indicated that WM performance increase in experimental group was significantly greater than control groups. In summary, our findings provided preliminarily evidence that WM performance can be improved through learned regulation of the EEG power ratio using EEG NF.”
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