Neurofeedback, improves attention and concentration in children with autism and ADHD syndrome.

10 facts about neurofeedback

– Neurofeedback is used to treat various conditions, such as: ADHD, insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, chronic migraines, autism, epilepsy, etc.
– This therapeutic method is safe and painless.
– Addictive diseases affect the change in patterns of brain activity. With the help of neurofeedback, we return the patterns to their original state.
– Neurofeedback is an integral part of astronaut training.
– Neurofeedback increases focus and working memory.
– Neurofeedback increases short-term and long-term memory.
– Recent research shows significant improvements in patients with depression.
– Neurofeedback helps faster recovery in brain trauma.
– Neurofeedback improves focus and concentration in children with autism and ADHD syndrome.
– Neurofeedback is the training of the synapses of the brain, like training the muscles of the body by lifting weights.


The beginnings of neurofeedback clinical application:

American scientist Barry Sterman was doing research related to sleep cycles in cats and for that purpose he recorded their EEG. He found that cats in his lab could be trained to increase their brain waves at a certain frequency when rewarded with food.

He came up with the idea of ​​reversing the process, or rather whenever he noticed a specific rhythm of brain waves on the EEG, he would reward them with food.

After that, he noticed that the cats began to produce this rhythm more and more often, making it stronger.

A few years later, Dr. Sterman was doing an experiment for NASA on whether rocket fuel caused seizures and he used the same cats as experiment subjects. During this study he found (to his surprise) that the cats who had undergone SMR training were significantly less likely to experience seizures than other cats.

Frequently asked questions

What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback training allows a person to change their brain waves. In other words….

Can the successful outcome of neurofeedback treatment be predicted?

It is not possible to predict with certainty if training will be successful for a specific individual.

Why does neurofeedback work?

The main role of the brain is learning. It has the ability to improve its own performance when given feedback on what it needs to change.

How long does this therapy last?

EEG training is a learning process, and the results are gradually seen over time. Indications of progress can usually be seen within 10-20 treatments.

How often should sessions be held, how long do they last and what is the minimum interval between them?

In the initial stages, sessions should be more frequent – 3 to 5 times a week.

My doctor is skeptical about neurofeedback. What should I do?

Your doctor may not know about this specific type of treatment. He or she should maintain a healthy skepticism about any new approach, and that’s perfectly fine.

What is neurofeedback treatment like?

The treatment is absolutely painless and safe.

What is a neurofeedback session like?

The session consists of placing the electrodes on the scalp surface.

Neurofeedback treatment does not involve emitting an electrical impulse through the electrodes TO the brain. The electrodes actually CONDUCT the information FROM the surface of the head TO the computer.The computer processes the information. Based on the information, the only stimulus occurs through auditory-visual-tactile information.Auditory - through headphones and better-quality sound.Visually - through the TV and clearer images.Tactile - over the skin with the help of a vibrating bear.