Is Neurofeedback Therapy clinically proven to improve brain function?
Yes, neurofeedback therapy is clinically proven to improve brain function.
There are many research studies that show positive support for neurofeedback with regard 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 and 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 the experimental group was significantly greater than in control groups. In summary, our findings provided preliminary evidence that WM performance can be improved through learned regulation of the EEG power ratio using EEG NF.”